Allergic rhinitis is also known as "hay fever." The symptoms can be seasonal, especially in the spring and fall, or year round. In this video, you'll learn what happens when you have allergic rhinitis and what you can do to minimize symptoms.
Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Common causes of anaphylaxis are allergies to penicillin, bee stings, aspirin, eggs, peanuts, and nuts. In this video, you'll find out other possible causes, what preventive steps you can take to avoid anaphylaxis, and why emergency treatment is needed.
Herpes simplex is a virus in the family of viruses that cause chickenpox, shingles, and mononucleosis. One type of the herpes virus causes cold sores around the mouth; another type causes genital herpes. This video looks at the types of herpes simplex and what you can do to prevent their spread.
Labyrinthitis describes an upset in the balance mechanism of the inner ear. It may be caused by a viral or bacterial infection, but most episodes have no known cause. In this video, you'll learn the possible causes of this condition and what you can do about it.
An MDI is the most commonly used inhaler in treating lung diseases such as asthma and COPD. Unfortunately, many people who need an inhaler do not use it correctly, so they don't receive the full benefit of the medication. Watch this video to learn the best way to use your inhaler.
Mononucleosis is an acute infectious disease that affects the respiratory system, the liver, and the lymphatic system. It is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. This video looks at who is at risk for this infection and typical symptoms to watch for.
Otitis externa is an infection or inflammation of the outer ear canal, from the eardrum to the outer opening. Two common causes are swimming in contaminated water and inflammation caused by an allergy to hair spray. This video takes a look at other possible causes, recommended treatment, and what you can do to prevent infection.
Otitis media is an infection involving the middle ear, the area between the eardrum and the eustachian tube. Although the infection can occur at any age, it is most common in infants and children. This video discusses possible causes and recommended treatment.
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses that can be acute or chronic. Common causes are bacteria, allergies, pollution, and nasal polyps. This video explores how sinusitis develops, typical symptoms, and what your doctor may prescribe as treatment.