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Posts With Category: ‘ENT’

How is Pharyngitis Treated?

Young woman with a sore throat drinking tea
March 12th, 2019

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?

woman getting ears checked; hearing
February 25th, 2019

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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Am I Able to Have a Sleep Study at Home?

Man doing at home sleep study
December 19th, 2018

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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Can Snoring Go Away On Its Own?

Women cant sleep next to her husband who is snoring
December 5th, 2018

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?

Female Doctor Doing Throat Examination On Older Man
November 27th, 2018

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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When Is The Right Time To Have Your Tonsils Out?

Female patient describes symptoms to doctor
November 8th, 2018

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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What is Turbinate Dysfunction?

Asian woman pinches hurt her nose
October 18th, 2018

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 […]

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Are Allergies Genetic?

Women blowing nose into tissue
October 9th, 2018

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 […]

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Can an Ear Infection Go Away On Its Own?

Man With Ear Ache
September 20th, 2018

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 […]

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Can I Prevent Swimmer’s Ear?

Swimmer Draining Water From His Ears
August 28th, 2018

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 […]

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