By: Joe Graedon August 9, 2021 121 Comments
    Prednisone Side Effects Can Be Disastrous

    Prednisone is one of the most prescribed drugs in the country. The last time I checked, more than 10 million people filled at least one prescription for this corticosteroid. Some people take it every …

    By: Terry Graedon September 9, 2019 3 Comments
    Will You Breathe Better by Cutting Out Dairy?

    Allergy sufferers know frustration. The difficulties of just trying breathe through the nose during hay fever season are significant. That's without counting other allergy symptoms such as trying to n…

    By: Joe Graedon July 21, 2019 18 Comments
    Can Milk and Other Dairy Products Stuff Up Your …

    Do you ever find yourself completely congested for no apparent reason? You don’t have a cold. It’s not allergy season. You are otherwise in good health, but your nasal passages seem blocked. Is it…

    By: Terry Graedon May 6, 2019 18 Comments
    Will Saline Irrigation Ease Sinus Congestion?

    Sinus congestion can make you miserable. You may have trouble breathing well and you might suffer from headaches. Medications don't always help much. One reader found a simple way to ease sinus conges…

    By: Terry Graedon March 18, 2019 16 Comments
    Can You Ease Sinus Woes by Avoiding Dairy?

    Hay fever and other seasonal allergies can cause a lot of discomfort. The congestion such allergic reactions cause can lead to sinus woes that seem to last a long time. But what if the problem is not&…

    By: Terry Graedon February 25, 2019 4 Comments
    How to Beat Nose Spray Dependence One Nostril at…

    Decongestant nose spray is fabulous when your nasal passages are so congested you can't breathe. Just a spritz can open clogged sinuses. However, such nasal sprays have a big downside: nose spray addi…

    By: Joe Graedon July 12, 2018 52 Comments
    A New FDA Warning About Serious Fluoroquinolone …

    We can hardly believe that once again the Food and Drug Administration is warning about fearsome complications from antibiotics like Cipro and Levaquin. Serious fluoroquinolone side effects have been …

    By: Joe Graedon October 21, 2013 50 Comments
    Flomax (Tamsulosin) Side Effects, Stuffy Nose, S…

    Q. Because of an enlarged prostate gland I have to get up at night to pee. Initially it was once or twice. Now it is three or four times. Getting back to sleep is challenging. My primary care physicia…

    By: Terry Graedon June 27, 2013 13 Comments
    Don’t Rush to Antibiotics for Sinusitis

    Sinusitis can cause a lot of misery for adults and children alike. As tempting as it may be to treat a sinus infection promptly with antibiotics, the American Academy of Pediatrics is telling doctors …

    By: Terry Graedon February 16, 2012 11 Comments
    Antibiotics Disappointing for Sinusitis

    People with sinusitis are frequently prescribed antibiotics in the hope of clearing up the infection behind the inflammation. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association f…

    By: Terry Graedon December 30, 2010 6 Comments
    Old Antibiotic Still Best for Sinusitis

    A sinus infection can make people feel awful. Besides the congestion, inflammation and pain there is a kind of spaciness that accompanies sinusitis. It makes it hard to think or do anything that requi…