Symptoms of common colds and sinus infections can be very similar. For example, both may result in nasal congestion or runny nose, sinus pressure, headaches, fever, cough and fatigue. However, sinus infections also come with a few symptoms of...
According to health officials, flu season is already off to a mild start in Canada in comparison to last year, which saw as many as 5 to 10 times more detections of cases of influenza and as many as...
We’ve all had colds in our lives and we all know how lousy they can make you feel. First, you notice the sore throat. Then the sneezing starts, followed by coughing. Next thing you know, you have a full-fledged...
While flu season typically doesn’t begin until November in British Columbia, family physicians like Dr. Ali Ghahary are already seeing a spike in cold and flu viruses amongst their patients. While most patients diagnosed with the flu will make...
One of the worst things about allergies or the common cold is the nasal congestion that’s often associated with them. When you can’t breathe through your nose properly, you’re eager to find relief. Unfortunately, the relief that you do...
Fall (or “pumpkin spice season”, as some like to call it), is right around the corner. Summer is nearing its end, the days are getting shorter, the weather is changing, and cold and flu and season is about to...
If you’ve ever had strep throat, then you know how painful it can be. In fact, people often liken the pain of strep throat to that of razor blades – it can be that excruciating. Fortunately, there are things...
While this year’s flu season may have finally reached its peak, family physician Dr. Ali Ghahary, along with other healthcare professionals and organizations all across Canada, are still urging patients to take necessary precautions to avoid coming down with...
When you’re fighting a cold or have the flu, it’s not uncommon to hear the phrase “let nature take its course.” While some patients might feel put-off by hearing this and look at it as if their physician is...
According to a recent study, having the flu and other respiratory viruses could increase the risk of heart attack. Toronto scientist, Dr. Jeff Kwong, who works for the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), says that his recent study suggests...