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If you are reading this, you are probably the parent of a child that has had problems with ear infections that occur over and over again. It seems like one infection gets cleared and in a flash, your child’s ears are infected again. It is not an uncommon problem in children and it is one that an ENT can help

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Have you ever felt a hard lump on the side of your throat? These lumps can appear if you have an infection in the throat or the ears. Even an infected tooth can cause these hard lumps on the side of the throat to appear. The hard knot you feel is a lymph node (also called a gland) that has

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Sound Pharmaceuticals (SPI) has announced that they have received FDA approval to start clinical trials for a new treatment for Meniere’s disease, a form of vertigo that affects almost 600,000 people in the United States. If approved, it would be the only medication for sensorineural disease. Meniere’s disease and vertigo Meniere’s disease causes vertigo: a sensation that the environment is

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Ask the Pediatric ENT – How are Bedwetting and Sleep Apnea Related? Question : My child is over five years old and has problems wetting the bed. The pediatrician says his kidneys and bladder are fine, but he might have problems breathing at night. How is that related to bedwetting? Answer : Bedwetting and sleep apnea can be connected. Treating

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Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is a common but highly annoying form of vertigo . A change in position can cause you to feel as if the environment around you is spinning when it is stationary. Nausea and vomiting can accompany the spinning feeling. This vertigo is episodic. That means it comes on suddenly and is over as quickly as it

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Kids get colds a lot. That’s just part of being a kid. Their immune systems are learning by doing; and doing means practicing germ fighting on every cold virus and bacteria around. Every cold doesn’t mean a trip to the pediatrician, but there may come a time when those colds turn into ear infections. Then the ear infections turn into

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Got a terrible sinus headache ? You know it’s the headache that gets worse when you bend down or over. It starts at the forehead or cheeks and radiates out from there. A stuffy nose, jaw or toothache or an earache, can also accompany sinus headaches. If you’ve got a sinus headache and need relief, here are eight things you

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Most of the studies and research related to vertigo and other vestibular disorders has focused on adults. However, as many as in one in five children have problems with vertigo and dizziness. Children may not be able to clearly describe what they are feeling. Very young children may cling to a parent or caregiver for support and refuse to stand

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About 3 to 5% of all cancer cases diagnosed in the US each year are throat cancer. That account for about 24,000 to 39,000 people who see the ENT or primary doctor and discover they have throat cancer. If you have been referred to the ENT for suspected throat cancer here is what you need to know and how to

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Runny noses, earaches and sinus headaches may not seem like serious health conditions. You may be tempted to ignore these symptoms. Maybe you just notice your runny nose in the morning but by the time lunch rolls around it is gone. Maybe you think those ear infections are because you get water in your ears in the shower. You might

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