Pet Dander and How It Affects Your Allergies

This may not always be the case, but pet dander affects your lungs. You read that correctly. Not only can pet dander cause itchy eyes and a runny nose, but pet dander can potentially be harmful to your respiratory system. According to the American Lung Association, this can “lead to a decline in the ability of the lungs to function.” Make sure that you and your loved ones are safe, especially during this time of year when everyone is indoors more and more susceptible to indoor allergens. What is pet dander? The Mayo Clinic sums it up like this: “pet allergies are triggered by exposure to the dead flakes of skin (dander) a pet sheds. Any animal with fur can be a source of pet allergies. Pet

Interesting Facts About the Ears, Nose & Throat: Part 1

Most of our doctors specialize in the ears, nose and throat. These physicians are called ENTs or otolaryngologists. These doctors at Arkansas Otolaryngology Center in Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Benton are also specialists or sub-specialists of one or two of the sects that make up otolaryngology. Some of these specialties and sub-specialties include allergy, laryngology, pediatrics, nasal reconstruction, sleep parathyroid, thyroid and neck surgery. These doctors serve patients dealing from the earaches, to hearing loss, to more serious problems such as head and neck cancer. The human ear, nose and throat tract is very interesting and sometimes an enigma. There are many cool things th

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