Am I Able to Have a Sleep Study at Home?
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 […]Read More
Are There Alternatives to Using the CPAP Machine for Those With Sleep Apnea?
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 […]Read More
How Is Tonsillitis Diagnosed?
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 […]Read More
Does Having Throat Nodules Mean I Need Surgery?
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 […]Read More
When Is The Right Time To Have Your Tonsils Out?
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 […]Read More
Can You Break Your Nose More Than Once?
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 […]Read More
What is a Turbinate Reduction?
Your nose has three ridges of tissue on each side called turbinates. When they function normally, they help clean, warm, and moisturize air as it flows from your nose into your lungs. They can sometimes become temporarily enlarged if you have a cold or other illness, and the problem usually resolves itself when you’re well. […]Read More
Surgery Options for a Broken Nose
Your nose is a prominent and unprotected part of your face, and it can break for a variety of reasons – from a sports-related injury, accident, fight, or fall. Also referred to as a nasal fracture, it occurs when there’s a crack or break in a bone of your nose – most often the bone […]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