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Posts With Category: ‘treatments’

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

Man Sleeps with CPAP Machine
December 13th, 2018

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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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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Does Having Throat Nodules Mean I Need Surgery?

Female Doctor checking male patients throat
November 20th, 2018

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?

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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Can You Break Your Nose More Than Once?

Women with bandage on her nose
October 24th, 2018

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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What is a Turbinate Reduction?

woman suffering from sinus pain
February 24th, 2017

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. […]

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Surgery Options for a Broken Nose

doctor examining broken nose
February 3rd, 2017

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 […]

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How Can I Treat My Allergies?

woman sneezing
January 6th, 2017

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 […]

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When to See an ENT Doctor

ENT Doctor Examining Woman
December 13th, 2016

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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