Q: How can I tell if I have a cold or an allergy?

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How can I tell if I have a cold or an allergy? A: Allergies are more common after exposure to certain environments, such as spring pollens, cats, or dust. You can suffer from sneezing, watery, itchy, runny eyes, or nasal congestion. Colds usually progress and improve over a course of 3-5 days, typically with fever, […]

Q: If You Need Your Tonsils, Why Take Them Out?

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If You Need Your Tonsils, Why Take Them Out? A: Tonsils are part of the immune system, but when they are too large or are prone to frequent infections, then surgical removal is a consideration. One or two infections every year is not too worrisome, but having an infection every month can be debilitating for […]

Q: Severe OSA or UARS?

Hello Dr. Park,
 
I am a 24 year old male and have been suffering from moderate-severe sleep problems for at least 7 years now.  For as long as I can remember, I have had issues waking up in the morning.  No matter how hard I try or what methods are used, I couldn’t get up when desired.  In the past 2 years I have noticed a big decrease in my level of energy.  Oftentimes I feel fatigued to the point where my day is compromised.