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By Jonathan Corren

When you are one of the fifty eight percentage of american citizens that suffer from bronchial asthma, or have a pal or relative who does, this ebook deals support. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately bronchial asthma grants authoritative, sensible solutions to the most typical questions requested through sufferers and kinfolk approximately those universal health problems. This easy-to-read ebook is a complete consultant to knowing indicators, analysis, remedy, over the counter remedy, resources of help, and masses extra. together with genuine sufferer observation, this article is a useful source for someone dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil as a result of bronchial asthma.

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Other causes of recurrent sinus infections include structural abnormalities within the nasal passages and sinuses, such as a deviated septum (the structure that divides the nasal passage into two sides) and other bony abnormalities that may prevent the sinuses from draining. These abnormalities are usually found with CT (computed tomography) scans of the sinuses, and they may require surgery. Many patients have acid reflux, which in severe cases may go all the way up to the throat and nose and result in persistent inflammation.

There is no relationship between nasal polyps and polyps in the colon. Small nasal polyps often cause no symptoms and go unnoticed, while larger ones can completely block the nasal passages. Although their origin is not really known, they most often begin in patients who have chronically inflamed sinuses. We do know that somewhere between 30% and 50% of patients with nasal polyps have positive skin tests to allergens, indicating that allergy may be a contributing cause in a large subset of patients.

Occasionally, the above medications do not relieve severe symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis and steroid eyedrops are needed for a short (7 to 10 day) period of treatment. Loteprednol (Alrex) is a topical steroid for the eye which is approved for the short-term treatment of allergic conjunctivitis. It must be kept in mind that steroid eyedrops can lead to severe complications, including eye infections, cataracts, and glaucoma, if not used with caution under the close supervision of a physician.

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