Month: December 2016

Symptoms of a Deviated Septum

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The septum is the wall made of bone and cartilage that separates your nose into two equal parts. However, when the septum is bent or misaligned, it is referred to as a deviated septum. If you have a deviated septum, you might not know the exact cause of your condition. While some people are born …

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Ringing Ears could Signal Tinnitus

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Tinnitus is far more common than one might imagine, but is also a symptom of several underlying conditions.  If you find yourself hearing noises similar to ringing, hissing, or clicking, and you are unable to identify the source of the noise, there is a possibility you may have developed tinnitus. Causes of Tinnitus Tinnitus can …

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When to See an ENT Doctor

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Otolaryngology is a field of surgical medicine that deals with ENT (ear, nose, and throat) conditions.  Many different conditions (some as common as snoring) warrant the need to visit an ENT. The following explanation will help describe what exactly an ENT doctor deals with on a day-to-day basis, and when it might be appropriate to …

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What Causes A Sinus Infection?

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A sinus infection is an inflammation of the lining of the sinus passages that can cause cold-like symptoms that get worse over time. As the passage of air becomes blocked, the sinuses can be filled with fluid, bacteria, and germs that can eventually lead to an infection. Most cases of sinusitis are acute, which last …

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What Is A Sinus Infection?

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Every day, thousands of people suffer from mild, acute, or even a more severe form of sinusitis, most commonly referred to as a sinus infection. The medical term not often heard, but mostly associated with a sinus infection, is rhinosinusitis. This is a condition that causes inflammation of the soft tissues that directly align with …

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