Posts by Kim Meyer:

Is Nasal Irrigation Good or Bad?

Nasal irrigation is the practice of pouring a saline solution into the nasal passages to filter out allergens and mucus. For people with rhinitis, the practice may be quite soothing. However, recent cases of amebic meningoencephalitis have many people second-guessing the value of nasal irrigation. Amebic meningoencephalitis is a very complicated thing to say. It’s […]


Sinusitis / Sinus Infections

Headaches May Be Caused by Something Other than Tension

Headaches are a common complaint among adults of all ages. Often, this troublesome condition is believed to be caused by tension and is treated with over-the-counter medication. Headaches can have other origins, though, including various problems occurring in the ears, nose, or throat. If you experience frequent or persistent headaches and don’t find much relief […]


Causes of Chronic Snoring

Think you don’t snore? You’d probably be wrong. Most of us snore now and then. Studies suggest that nearly half of the population snores on occasion. However, most people aren’t bothered by their slight noise. It’s only about 25% of people who snore regularly and, shall we say, intensely. Loud snoring on a nightly basis […]


Allergies St. Louis, MO

We Have an Innovative Fix for Chronic Rhinitis

Postnasal drip. Sneezing, An itchy nose. Congestion. These common frustrations may be mistaken for allergies. However, allergies are only one reason that these nasal symptoms may develop. Described as chronic rhinitis, excessive mucus secretion, congestion, and other manifestations of inflammation don’t have to disrupt daily activities. If you feel more comfortable having a box of […]


Sinusitis May Not Look Like You Expect

Each year, millions of Americans struggle with the discomfort of sinus inflammation or infection. Some people refer to sinus problems as a cold, sinus infection, or sinusitis. Clinically, there are a few ways that this inflammation is described. Acute sinusitis may last no more than 4 weeks, subacute sinusitis can last up to 8 weeks, […]


Sleep Apnea: How it Affects Health and How to Spot It

Sleep apnea is a relatively common problem that is often described as a sleep disorder. In actuality, sleep apnea is closely tied to the ear, nose, and throat. If you’ve read or heard anything about sleep apnea, you may relate this condition to loud snoring. There’s much more to it than that. Sleep apnea can […]


Seasonal Allergies St. Louis, MO

When Post-Nasal Drip is a Problem

Mucus is a normal part of life that we normally pay no attention to. We may even forget that there is mucus at the right parts of our respiratory tract, keeping us healthy by trapping germs and escorting out of the body. Sometimes, the consistency and volume of mucus changes. Slight changes such as mucus […]


When Bad Breath Comes from Your Throat

Bad breath. It’s a problem most of us wish to avoid whenever possible. If you spend time brushing in the morning and at night and you floss your teeth and drink plenty of water throughout the day, it is only right to expect that your breath would be relatively fresh most of the time. The […]


Nasal Obstruction St. Louis, MO

A Few Things You Should Know Before Your Next Flight

This is a time of year during which more people may find themselves in the air – literally. Flying to another city, state, or country can be a fun adventure. That is unless you get sick after being in close quarters with dozens of other people. Patients who visit our St. Louis sinus center often […]


Sinusitis Treatment St. Louis, MO

Common Causes of Sinus Infection

Sinus infection is a common condition that you know you don’t want to experience again once you’ve had one. The pressure, pain, and fatigue that characterize this infection can make it difficult to get out of bed. To know how to decrease your chances of getting a sinus infection, it helps to know what might […]


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