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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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Dr. Chang Quoted in SELF Magazine Article About Ear Cleaning

On July 24, 2020, SELF Magazine published an article titled " How to Clean Your Ears Without Injuring Yourself " written by Patia Braithwaite. Dr. Chang was quoted twice briefly in the article (even though I recall talking to the journalist for at least 30 minutes). Check it out here !
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July 18, 2020

Fauquier ENT YouTube Channel Now "Verified" by YouTube for Authenticity

Fauquier ENT's YouTube Channel has been "Verified" by YouTube and joins the select few which YouTube has felt meets their heightened criteria for proof of authenticity. The verification badge is denoted by the grey checkmark next to the name. Having the verification checkmark beside a channel name is a sign of being one of the most prominent members of the YouTube community. The criteria for verification due to prominence essentially looks at whether a YouTube creator or cha…
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July 05, 2020

Home Remedies for Swimmer's Ear (aka Acute Otitis Externa)

Swimmer's ear is an infection of the skin lining the ear canal. Swimmers are prone to this kind of ear infection, though even non-swimmers can get it as well mainly due to sweating. This condition medically called "acute otitis externa" is very painful and once experienced, most people will do whatever it takes in order to avoid experiencing it again. Preventative ear drops have been developed over the years to help prevent or treat swimmer's ears, but most commercial ear …
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June 21, 2020

Smell Training to Help Restore Lost Sense of Smell

It was recently brought to my attention that olfactory training may help restore a lost sense of smell particularly after a viral upper respiratory infection or head trauma where no physical nasal obstruction is present. Olfactory training is analogous to physical therapy used to help restore limb movement after a stroke. Much of the basis found over the possible benefit of olfactory training stems from German research published in 2009 and later supported by a 2020 meta-analysis . One group…
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