Dr. James C Li
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Dr. James C Li
What's the difference between vocal cord dysfunction and asthma? In brief: Both asthma and vocal cord dysfunction can make breathing difficultASTHMA VOCAL CORD PARALYSIS
Signs and symptoms of either condition can include coughing, wheezing, throat tightness and hoarseness, but they're two separate disorders.
My 2-year-old son was diagnosed with reactive airway disease. Is this just another term for asthma? In brief: Sometimes the terms "reactive airway disease" and "asthma" are used interchangeably, but they are not the same thingASTHMA SON
Often, the term "reactive airway disease" is used when asthma is suspected, but not yet confirmed.
My daughter has asthma. Would she benefit from an ozone air purifier in her room? In brief: Despite manufacturers' claims, ozone air purifiers don't remove asthma triggers from the airASTHMA FEMALE HEALTH
In fact, inhaled ozone can make asthma worse.
I've heard that oil of oregano is effective in relieving and preventing sinusitis. Is this true? In brief: Proponents of oil of oregano claim it can treat a variety of illnesses, including sinus disordersSINUSITIS
Like many spices, oregano does have some antibacterial and antifungal properties — making it at least plausible that it might help or prevent some sinus problems caused by bacteria and fungi.
I have acute sinusitis, and my doctor doesn't think I need antibiotics. Are there nonprescription medications that can help relieve symptoms? In brief: YesACUTE SINUSITIS ANTIBIOTIC SINUS RINSE SINUSITIS
Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers and decongestants may help relieve facial pain and sinus congestion associated with acute sinusitis.
I frequently develop infections due to my primary immunodeficiency disorder. What steps should I take when I get sick? In brief: Prompt recognition and treatment of infections is crucial when you have a primary immunodeficiency disorderWEAK IMMUNE SYSTEM
If you have a weakened immune system due to a primary immunodeficiency disorder, you won’t recover from infections as quickly as other people.
Are there any hypoallergenic dog breeds? In brief: There's no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog breed, although some individual dogs may cause fewer allergy symptoms than othersDOGS
Many people think that pet allergies are caused by a dog's or cat's fur, but the real source of pet allergies is often a protein that's in the saliva and urine of dogs and cats.
What is a neti pot? And why would you use one? In brief: A neti pot is a container designed to rinse debris or mucus from your nasal cavity
You might use a neti pot to treat symptoms of nasal allergies, sinus problems or colds.