What is Turbinate Dysfunction?
If you have trouble breathing through your nose or feel pressure in your nose or face, you may have a condition called turbinate dysfunction. What Is Turbinate Dysfunction? We have something called nasal turbinates in our noses. Turbinates, also called the nasal conchae, are long, narrow shelves on the side of the nose that warm […]Read More
Are Allergies Genetic?
Every time you have an allergy attack, do you have your ancestors to thank? Seasonal allergies can be due to a genetic disposition you’ve inherited. What Are Allergies? Allergies are your body’s immune system response to things it thinks are foreign attackers. Allergy triggers, like pollen, dust, mold, or animal dander are a few examples […]Read More
Can an Ear Infection Go Away On Its Own?
Ear infections are common in children under the age of three but they normally become less of a problem as you get older. Anyone can experience the pain, redness, and hearing loss that comes from an ear infection. In many instances, an ear infection will clear itself up within 72 hours, but fluid build-up can […]Read More
Can I Prevent Swimmer’s Ear?
Swimmer’s ear is among the hazards of swimming, but you can also get it in other ways. This infection can cause serious complications without proper treatment, so it’s important to take steps to reduce your risk of getting it. Find out more about swimmer’s ear, including what causes it, how to treat it and how […]Read More
How Common Is Hearing Loss In Children?
Hearing loss is a condition that is typically associated with the aging process, but children can also have it. Detecting hearing loss in children is important in order to lower the risk of speech and language delays, as well as problems with social development. Learn more about how often this condition occurs in children and […]Read More
How Can I Treat My Allergies?
Allergies can be a minor nuisance for a few weeks out of the year or a major problem that leaves you red-eyed, sniffling, sneezing and miserable on a regular basis. When allergies combine with other problems like snoring, sleep apnea and eczema, you can add sleep deprivation and chronic itching to the mix. However, all […]Read More
When to See an ENT Doctor
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 […]Read More