What's the Hydroxychloroquine + Azithromycin + Zinc treatment for Covid-19 coronavirus?

[Written on: 10-Apr-2020] What’s “drug of 2020” if you ask? The answer is likely: Hydroxychloroquine, so far, at least. Hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug that’s been used worldwide for several decades, has been under the spotlight after President Trump’s multiple promotion attempts, both on his tweeter account and at the White House daily press briefings. President […]

Is Ivermectin a therapeutic treatment for Covid-19 Coronavirus?

[Written on: 05-Apr-2020] As everyone should know by now, developing and taking a vaccine to the market for the Covid-19 Coronavirus would take at least 12 months. While this widely known timeframe seems like very long, as this pandemic is already taking tens of thousands of lives and taking the entire world’s economic and social […]

Sanvic was ranked #1 Nasal Irrigator of 2016

We are very proud to announce that Sanvic's Pulsatile Nasal Irrigator has been ranked as the #1 Nasal Irrigator of 2016 by Ezvid Wiki. Founded in 2011, Ezvid Wiki was the world's first video wiki, and is now among the top 4,000 websites in the United States. Our YouTube channel has over 100,000 subscribers, and […]

Cold Prevention and Treatments - 2

From my first hand clinical observations, plenty of rest and having a positive mood can strongly affect a person's immune system. I often recommend my patients to drink lots of water. For an adult, approximately 2000-3000mL of water a day. If a patient says he drinks at least 3000mL a day, but is still thirsty […]

Cold Prevention and Treatments - 1

Cause of Common Cold Common colds are caused by virus invasion of the human body. However, common cold virus is a very generic term, as there are in fact hundreds of different virus that could lead to a cold. Many people presumed they are immune after a cold, but the fact is, there are still […]

Can Young Kids use Nasal Irrigator?

Very often, patients ask me: "How old do my kids need to be to use a nasal irrigator?" I usually suggest that if the kid is able to communicate and is willing to try, kindergarten kids can easily perform nasal irrigation. In our clinic, we have seen regular user as young as 2-3 years old. When […]

Nasal Irrigation can Effectively Reduce or even Prevent the Occurrence of Common Cold

On September 21, 1998 at the 50th American Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Richard Ravizza dn Dr. John Fornadley of Pennsylvania State University noted that nasal irrigation can be effective in preventing the occurrence of common colds. In their research, they divided 294 Students into 3 test groups: the first group of students perform nasal […]

Why does mucus thicken when you have a cold?

During flu season, patients often ask: "Does thickened mucus mean my cold is getting better? I have been taking medication, but why is my mucus thickening and why does it turn into sinusitis?" A common cold usually starts with viruses entering the nasal membrane. At such instance, the body immune system responds by attacking the […]

Sinusitis causing Headache, Nausea, and Panda Eyes

May was a high school student. A week before she came into the clinic, she had seen several doctors for her headache and nausea. Unfortunately none could offer any improvement. At first, She thought it was caused by stress from her exams, but her symptoms remain unchanged after a couple days of rest. Her face […]

Sinusitis can be treated by Antacids

Johnny was treated for Chronic Sinusitis and Otitis Media with Effusion (fluid in middle ear) at a medical center for months. He had been taking the best antibiotics without much improvements. As his mother insisted on not undergoing surgery, they came to our clinic. I asked him to stop taking any previous medications including antibiotics, […]

Choosing Pulsatile Nasal Irrigation over Traditional alternatives

There are many kinds of nasal irrigators in the market. You can use a syringe, a teapot like vessel, a hand squeeze bottle or rubber tube, or a powered pulsatile nasal irrigator. All of these nasal irrigators help to clean and moisturize the nose. Why we recommend and invent the pulsatile nasal irrigator? For example, […]

How to ease throat pain

Very often when our nose gone wild due to flu or common cold, post-nasal drip may induce throat inflammation. Then, the pain just gets worse every time we eat and swallow. So how do we ease such pain without painkillers? Turns out, there is one simple, low cost, and natural way to not only eases […]

Possible Causes of having Strange Feelings in Your Throat

People who often feel discomfort in their throat are generally caused by Chronic Throat Inflammation, Post Nasal Drip, and/or Acid Reflux. Further diagnosis must be made to determine the actual cause, and treated accordingly to resolve one's throat discomfort. "I often feel something is stuck in my throat, but I couldn't swallow or cough it […]

2 Simple Tips to Prevent Ear Discomfort after Swimming or Other Water Sports

When we swim, we usually wear goggles to prevent eye irritation and conjunctivitis. Similarly, to avoid water entering your ears or ear inflammation, wearing waterproof earplugs would be the best solution. People often complain that it would be hard to hear when wearing earplugs, but if this was your excuse, you would have to find […]

What to do during Nose Bleeds

Reasons behind nose bleeds: 1. Injuries: Nose picking Impact to nose due to accidents (car crash, got punched, ran into things) 2. Pathological Changes (body illness): Hematologic disease, liver disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries in the elderly and so on. What to do during nose bleeding? During nose bleeds, […]

Use upper sleeve to cover mouth and nose when sneezing

Every time during season transition, when day and night temperature difference becomes greater, people are more likely to catch a cold; and during these times we often see and hear more sneezing from people around us. We all sneeze, but what’s so special about this small, simple, and natural body reaction that needs our attention?

My Child has a Fever - What should I do?

Definition: If the temperature of your child exceeds the following, they have a fever: Rectal temperature exceeds 38°C (100.4°F) Oral temperature exceeds 37.5°C (99.5°F) Armpit temperature exceeds 37°C (98.6°F) Children’s armpit temperature is usually around 36.5°C, and fluctuates within the day. Exercise, warm clothes, hot shower or a hot day could all raise their armpit […]

Otitis Media with Effusion In Children

Winter has always been the flu’s favourite season, and this year’s no difference. Many young patients visit my clinic with yellow mucus dangling from their nostrils, some with coughing, and some with fevers; but most recovers fast after treatment. However, the few with “otitis media with effusion (OME)” (water clogged in the middle ear region) […]

How To Clean and Maintain My Nasal Irrigator

In order to maintain the life of powered nasal irrigator, it is important to follow these steps to prevent malfunction of the machine. Fill the water container with warm tap water and turn the power on to let the tap water run through the unit and nasal irrigator tip after each nasal irrigation process. This […]

How Can I Stop Clearing My Throat During Sleep

My neighbour Dr. Chang, a paediatric, mentioned to me one weekend during our hike that his mother, who is in her mid 70s, hasn’t been able to sleep well at night for the past 10 years. In the following week, I met Mrs. Chang as she came to visit her son. After I greeted her […]

Pulsatile Nasal Irrigation for Children (Video)

Sanvic's Children Nasal Irrigation Tip is the first nasal irrigator tip designed to allow children age 3 to 10 to also enjoy the benefit of pulsatile nasal irrigation comfortably.

Strong SPA Water Spout Can Be Harmful, Same as High Pressure Nasal Irrigation

Benefit of hydrotherapy has been widely accepted by Physical Therapist for muscle pain relief and treating some illness. Hydrotherapy, aka water message is now seen everywhere, from high end SPA to local swimming pool to some people’s own bathtub. While many enjoys the comfort of water message, there have also been cases where the person’s pain […]

What Happens In Rhino-Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is the inflammation of the nasal and paranasal sinus mucosa, osteitis of the underlying bone can occur. Nowadays we prefer to use the term rhino-sinusitis instead of sinusitis or paranasal sinusitis because the contiguous lining of the nose and sinuses are usually affected at the same time. According to this approved definition, the key […]

Symptoms of Sinusitis

Making an accurate diagnosis is the first and important step to successful therapy. You can use the following symptoms to evaluate if you or your loved one suffers from chronic rhino-sinusitis. If you have at least two major symptoms, or one major symptom with two or more minor symptoms, and these symptoms persist for at […]

Sinusitis Treatment

Traditionally we think sinusitis is caused by bacteria infection or obstruction of sinus ostium, so the treatment of chronic sinusitis is mainly by antibiotics at first. Medical doctors will recommend operation to make patent the obstructed sinus ostia if medical therapy is in vain. Antibiotics-surgery cycle repeats again if the sinus symptoms persist or recur […]

Learn more about Sinusitis

Why is the number of sinusitis patients increasing despite more antibiotics developed and prescribed? more advanced surgical instruments and skills? Do you know the number of sinus operation is one of the top 5 operations performed in US? Is Sinusitis a medical disease or surgical disease?

Muco-Ciliary Movement

You can really understand sinusitis only if you understand muco-ciliary movement! Yes, muco-ciliary movement is the cornerstone of the respiratory tract health, including upper nose, sinuses and lower bronchioles. Muco-ciliary movement includes two parts--mucus and cilia. The lining cells of the respiratory tract secrets mucus continuously onto the surface of the lining cells of the […]

4 Steps To Stop Sinus Infection

We treat our sinusitis patients by our Sanvic way since 2001 with some modifications. We got amazing success and patients satisfaction. You may discuss with your medical doctor to see if it is adequate for you. The key to success is the intimate cooperation between medical doctor and patient. Both should understand what happened, why […]

Treating Otitis Media (Middle Ear Inflammation) with Nasal Irrigation

In the evening of the Lantern Festival, the street outside the clinic was crowded with cheerful people and beutiful lanterns. Winnie, a five-year-old sat quietly on the clinic chair, her dad waited nervously for me to disclose the result. As always, I first checked first Winnie's ears with otoscope, both of her eardrums turn back […]

Do I Have To Use Natural Sea Salt To Wash My Nose?

Many ENTs (Otolaryngologists) encourage their patients to wash their nose with saline for nasal care and treatment for various kinds of rhinitis and sinusitis; it is also recommended for to be used for post surgical recovery. Many medical researches also support the effectiveness of warm saline nasal irrigation for sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, post nasal drip, […]

Can Children Use Nasal Irrigation?

People fear because of the unknown Patients often ask me: "how old should my children be before they can use nasal irrigation?" I usually recommend them that as long as their children can communicate, willing to try, and accept the idea, even kindergarten children can use nasal irrigation. At the annual ENT(Otolaryngology) Conference last year, […]

Do I Need To Use Warm Saline Water To Wash My Nose?

Many people have encountered the unpleasant choking experience during swimming, so whenever an ENT doctor recommends washing their nose with saline water to treat patients with sinusitis, allergic rhinitis or cold, many people are terrified about the idea. Will it feel like choking during swimming lessons? However, patients are generally surprised at the comfort they […]

Get to Know Nasal Irrigation Devices

Using water to wash nose has long been one of the health regimen of the Chinese Taoist and India yoga. The method is done by holding clean water with both hands, head bent, inhaled the water and then spit out the water from the mouth to clear and clean the dirt in the nasal cavity. […]