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Allergy to house dust mites is very common and can trigger allergic reactions such as asthma, eczema and rhinitis. Cutting down mite numbers may reduce these reactions.

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Anti throat clearing

If you're looking to reduce or prevent throat clearing, it's important to understand why you might be doing it in the first place. Throat clearing is often a natural response to irritation or discomfort in the throat. Here are some strategies to help you avoid excessive throat clearing.

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Advice for patients with new-onset anosmia during COVID-19 pandemic

Loss of sense of smell, or anosmia, has a significant impact on quality of life. Typically it affects not only our ability to smell (both good and bad odours) but impairs our ability to detect flavours. Our sense of taste is actually pretty basic – not much more that sweet, sour, salty, bitter or ‘meaty’ (called umami) and this will often be unaffected, although some people report this can also be altered.

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Children with leaky nose (Rhinorrhoea)

A child with constant runny nose is not an uncommon scenario in most families. The medical term for runny nose is rhinorrhoea. The causes for runny nose in children are allergic, non-allergic and infective rhinitis. In children, allergic and infective rhinitis are by far the most common. The word ‘Rhinitis’ means inflammation of the nose which is present in all cases of rhinorrhoea in at least a mild form.


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Sore Throat

Having a sore throat is very common and doesn’t normally require any specific treatment. It’s believed that virus infections are responsible for up to 95% of sore throats in adults. Mr Prince Modayil, an expert ENT specialist in London, explains to our readers why a sore throat develops and how you can soothe the pain.

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