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How is Pharyngitis Treated?

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What is Pharyngitis? Pharyngitis is the technical term for one of the most common forms of a sore throat, which is caused by a temporary inflammation of the pharynx. The pharynx is the membrane-lined cavity located behind the mouth and nose. It connects both of these to the esophagus. It is one of the most […]

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When Should You Get a Hearing Test?

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Hearing loss is a common condition, as people get older. This condition can develop gradually, so it’s important to know when to have your hearing checked. A hearing test can determine if you have hearing loss so that you can get treatment and improve your quality of life. When to Have a Hearing Test Adults […]

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Do I Have Voice Nodules?

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Do you feel your voice consistently becoming raspy on a daily basis? Symptoms like hoarseness and a scratchy voice can be short-lived if they’re due to a respiratory illness, but voice nodules can also cause symptoms like these. Without treatment, they can last a lifetime. Many people often think vocal nodules affects entertainers like singers […]

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Am I Able to Have a Sleep Study at Home?

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If you snore loudly, your doctor may recommend a sleep study to help diagnose the source of your sleep issues. In many cases, this type of sleep study can be performed at home. In this blog, the sleep specialists at New York ENT in NYC provide the information you need to help you learn whether […]

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Are There Alternatives to Using the CPAP Machine for Those With Sleep Apnea?

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If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you probably know that using your CPAP machine is very important. Many patients, however, have trouble using CPAP, so they don’t use it every night or stop using it completely. If that’s the case, it’s important to talk to your doctor about a CPAP alternative to ensure you […]

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Can Snoring Go Away On Its Own?

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Snoring is quite common, and it can affect you in many negative ways, from interrupting your sleep to serving as an indication of sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder. What is snoring? Snoring is the sound that’s produced when the flow of air passes through relaxed tissues in the throat, causing them to vibrate. When […]

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How Is Tonsillitis Diagnosed?

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There are two lumps of tissue at the back of your throat called tonsils, and there is one on each side. Tonsils filter and trap germs that could go into your airways and cause infection. Your tonsils also produce antibodies to combat infections. For some people, their tonsils get overwhelmed by bacteria or viruses and […]

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Does Having Throat Nodules Mean I Need Surgery?

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When we speak or sing, we use our vocal cords. Also called vocal folds or voice reeds, these cords are actually folded mucous membranes that stretch across, from back to front, across the larynx (commonly called the voice box). These folds vibrate to modulate the flow of air as it is expelled from the lungs […]

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When Is The Right Time To Have Your Tonsils Out?

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Enlarged or swollen tonsils can be difficult to deal with because they can make it hard to breathe, swallow, or speak. Deciding when the time is right to have your tonsils out depends on the seriousness of your symptoms and your doctor’s recommendations after an examination. What Are Swollen Tonsils? Tonsils are two masses of […]

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Can You Break Your Nose More Than Once?

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A broken nose can be a painful and traumatizing experience, and if you aren’t careful, you can break your nose more than once. What Is a Broken Nose? A broken nose also called a nasal fracture, occurs when you sustain a crack or break in a bone in your nose. The most common bone that’s […]

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