By: Terry Graedon May 6, 2019 16 Comments
    Will Saline Irrigation Ease Sinus Congestion?

    Sinus congestion can make you miserable. You may have trouble breathing well and you might suffer from headaches. Medications don't always help much. One reader found a simple way to ease sinus conges…

    By: Terry Graedon February 25, 2019 3 Comments
    How to Beat Nose Spray Dependence One Nostril at…

    Decongestant nose spray is fabulous when your nasal passages are so congested you can't breathe. Just a spritz can open clogged sinuses. However, such nasal sprays have a big downside: nose spray addi…

    By: Joe Graedon April 24, 2017 36 Comments
    Overlooked Antibiotic Side Effects Can Destroy L…

    Antibiotics are amazing. The discovery of penicillin was one of the greatest advances in modern medicine. But Americans love of antibiotics has gotten out of hand. They think of such drugs as magic bu…

    By: Terry Graedon June 27, 2013 13 Comments
    Don’t Rush to Antibiotics for Sinusitis

    Sinusitis can cause a lot of misery for adults and children alike. As tempting as it may be to treat a sinus infection promptly with antibiotics, the American Academy of Pediatrics is telling doctors …

    By: Terry Graedon February 16, 2012 11 Comments
    Antibiotics Disappointing for Sinusitis

    People with sinusitis are frequently prescribed antibiotics in the hope of clearing up the infection behind the inflammation. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association f…

    By: Terry Graedon December 30, 2010 6 Comments
    Old Antibiotic Still Best for Sinusitis

    A sinus infection can make people feel awful. Besides the congestion, inflammation and pain there is a kind of spaciness that accompanies sinusitis. It makes it hard to think or do anything that requi…

    By: Terry Graedon December 11, 2006 1 Comments
    Snorting Saline Saves Sinuses

    Q. You recently had a letter from someone with frequent sinus infections. For many years, I too struggled with sinus infections every few months. I'd feel bad and usually have bad breath. To deal with…