03

Dec

Why Is There Fluid in My Ear?

Fluid in the ear, also known as otitis media with effusion (OME) or serous otitis media (SOM), is an accumulation of liquid behind the eardrum that occurs if the ear cannot properly drain fluid. This can be caused by several factors, such as allergies or infections.  What ca...

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03

Dec

When Should I See a Pediatric ENT?

A pediatric ENT is a specialist in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the ears, nose, or throat in children. While you can rely on your primary care doctor to treat many common children’s illnesses, in some cases, the expertise of a pediatric ENT is necessary. Why...

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03

Dec

When Should I See a Doctor for Acid Reflux?

Most Americans are familiar with the burning sensation of heartburn caused by stomach acid traveling up from the stomach into the esophagus. In fact, between 20 and 30 percent of adult Americans experience acid reflux on a weekly basis. But when it is time to see a doctor for aci...

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03

Dec

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects millions of Americans. The Greek word “apnea” means “without breath,” an accurate description of the condition. Sleep apnea has a negative impact on your health and quality of life. Sleep apnea can be successfully tr...

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03

Dec

Signs of Chronic Sinusitis

Sinusitis is a condition in which the tissues lining the sinuses are inflamed or swollen. The sinuses are not draining normally, leaving you with a stuffy nose, difficulty breathing through the nose, and your upper face may feel tender and painful. This condition could be the res...

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03

Dec

Living With Chronic Sinusitis

If you suffer from chronic sinusitis, you know firsthand the pain and frustration of the condition. When sinusitis lingers for at least 12 weeks, it is considered chronic. Several home remedies can help relieve the symptoms, but treatment from an ENT can help you achieve long-ter...

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03

Dec

How To Treat Vocal Cord Paralysis

Vocal cord paralysis (or “vocal fold paralysis”) is a common disorder that impairs the ability to speak or breathe. It occurs when one or both vocal cords does not open or close properly, causing symptoms such as hoarseness, shortness of breath and trouble swallowing...

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03

Dec

How To Treat Clogged Ears

If you have clogged ears, you know what a nuisance it can be to have to strain to hear. Whether your blockage is causing you pain or discomfort, an ENT can identify the cause and treat the condition correctly.  Why are my ears clogged? If your ears are plugged, it is essenti...

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03

Dec

How To Get Rid of a Stuffy Nose

A constantly stuffy nose affects your daily life and is very frustrating. Usually, a stuffy nose is the result of inflamed blood vessels and tissues in the sinuses. The swelling or inflammation could be caused by sinusitis, a cold, an infection, or allergies. A stuffy nose, when...

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03

Dec

How Long do Hearing Aids Last?

Hearing aids do not last forever, even when properly maintained. The typical lifespan of a hearing aid is between three to seven years. However, these devices are affected by a range of factors, such as how much the device is used, whether it has been damaged, and whether frequen...

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