How to Tell the Difference Between Colds and Allergies

While colds and allergies may have some similar symptoms, they have different causes. Colds are caused by viruses and are contagious. There are over 200 different viruses that can cause colds, and many cause different symptoms. When a cold-causing virus enters your body, your immune system attacks it, which causes the symptoms you experience: excessive mucus, cough, sneezing, congestion, stuffy and runny nose, sore throat, etc. While many of these symptoms also occur with allergies, colds tend to cause more mucus in the nose and throat (allergies usually cause a dry, itchy throat). Further, while colds and allergies may both cause the running of clear mucus in the beginning, a cold will ofte

What You Need to Know About Hearing Aids | Hearing Center

According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, “over 35 million children and adults in the United States have some degree of hearing loss.” Thankfully, many people that experience hearing loss benefits from the use of a hearing aid. A hearing aid is a small device that fits inside the ear to amplify sound from the surrounding environment. The Hearing Center at Arkansas Otolaryngology Center takes a look at a few things you should know about hearing aids. Significant hearing loss has a major impact on one’s life. Hearing loss can result from aging, disease, noise damage, or even from taking certain medications. While a hearing aid does not completely restore natural hearing, man

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