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September 23, 2020

Video of Smell Training for Patients Suffering from Anosmia (Smell Loss)

A new video has been made instructing how smell training works to help recover from smell loss. Although far from a cure, it has been shown to help a significant number of patients who have lost their sense of smell particularly after a viral upper respiratory infection or head trauma where no physical nasal obstruction is present. Smell or olfactory training is analogous to physical therapy used to help restore limb movement after a stroke or ear training for musicians and singers. Much of th…
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September 20, 2020

Video Showing How Rapid Mono Tests Work

A  new video  has been made describing how a rapid mono test is performed to check for mononucleosis or kissing disease caused by the epstein bar virus (EBV). Not only is the procedure explained, but also how the testing itself is carried out to determine whether a patient is mono test positive or not. For those inclined, the science behind rapid mono testing is described at the latter half of the video. Hint! It's called a lateral flow immunoassay incorporating both cow proteins and mouse …
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September 18, 2020

How Do Rapid Strep Tests Work?

A new video has been made describing how a rapid strep test is performed. Not only is the procedure explained, but also how the testing itself is carried out to determine whether a patient is strep test positive or not. For those inclined, the science behind rapid strep testing is described at the latter half of the video. Hint! It's called a lateral flow assay incorporating both rabbit and goat antibodies! Rapid strep test kits  can be purchased by anybody to be done at home which may s…
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September 08, 2020

Black Hairy Tongue Causes and Treatment Video

A new video has been created describing black hairy tongue . Black hairy tongue is a relatively rare acquired condition that can literally turn the tongue's color black. It is considered harmless and self-limited. In the video, we will go over what it is as well as what can trigger this condition and what can be done to potentially resolve this problem. Many of the treatment suggestions mentioned in the video can be purchased on Amazon: First-Line Treatments: • Tongue Scraper: https://…
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August 07, 2020

How to Perform a Sinus Rinse Video Demonstration

Performing a sinus rinse is a safe and simple way to clean the nose and sinuses for patients who suffer from allergies or recurrent sinus infections. There are many different devices available to rinse the nose, but they all essentially work the same way. In this video , we demonstrate using a Neilmed bottle. First, fill the bottle to the line with lukewarm distilled water or previously boiled water. Mix in one premeasured salt packet. Alternatively, you can add 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp o…
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Treatment for Dry Nose or Recurrent Nosebleeds Using Ponaris

Whenever the nose becomes excessively dry, especially during the winter, the nasal lining may become excessively dry leading to irritation and even nosebleeds if the nasal mucosa becomes chapped. This situation can also occur during a humid summer if lots of time is spent indoors with air conditioning. This product is also recommended to use daily for patients prone to nosebleeds due to taking a blood thinner like coumadin or plavix. Analagous to chapped lips, an oil-based nasal emollient shou…
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