Infections within the ear can have a severe impact on one’s overall health and on one’s ability to hear properly. They can affect several different areas of the ear, including the eardrum, the middle ear, and the ear canal. Hence, infections in the ear ultimately lead to pain, hearing loss and other similar forms of discomfort. Treatments, symptoms, and prognosis
Whether it is you, your child or a loved one the idea of having tonsils removed can make you nervous. The best way to address the anxiety you might feel is to have complete information on what to expect. It’s the fear of the unknown that makes us uneasy. Here’s what you need to know about having tonsils removed. Reason
If you’re considering seeing an audiologist for a hearing checkup, there are a few things to keep in mind. You’ll want to bring along your medical history, a list of medications you take and perhaps have a friend with you for moral support. Most of all, you’ll want to consider the questions asked by the audiologist and prepare some answers.
Septoplasty ( septum surgery ) is the medical name for the procedure that corrects and straightens the nasal septum. The nasal septum is the name for the bone and cartilage partition between the two nasal cavities. The septum should be located in the center of the nose. If it is not straight, it deviates into one of the nasal cavities
When you think of treatment for sleep apnea, you might not think of seeing an ENT . However ENTs are uniquely trained and qualified to treat sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when you can’t breathe properly while sleeping. Many times this condition is caused by obstructions from the nose and throat. It only makes sense to see a doctor that
Tonsil surgery is generally performed on an outpatient basis; no overnight stay is required. But that doesn’t mean there is no recovery period. If the ENT has recommended tonsil surgery for your child you should be prepared for a brief recovery period of a week to a week and a half. Here’s what you can expect during that period. Fever
You’ve got questions about adenoids and we’ve got answers. Here’s everything you need to know about adenoids . What are adenoids and what do they do? Adenoids are bits of spongy lymph tissue that play a major role in the immunity system of the upper airways. They are part of a child’s defense against disease. White blood cells circulate through
The tonsils are two clusters of tissue located on both sides of the back of the throat. If your child has recurring infections of the tonsils or adenoids, the ENT may recommend removal. Tonsil surgery for repeated infections Repeated infection is the most common reason for the ENT to recommend tonsil surgery. One case of tonsillitis doesn’t mean your child
It’s a common misconception that your nose continues to grow as you get older. It’s just not true. It is true that as we age our nose can droop down or change shape. This is result of our good friend: gravity. As gravity exerts force on your nose it can pull it out of shape. If this causes the septum
Sleep apnea is a serious condition; many people aren’t even aware they have it. It is a disorder of breathing while sleeping. Breathing may become shallow or stop altogether only to start again noisily. People resort to uncomfortable sleep studies and devices in an effort to get relief. Many times your ENT can treat sleep apnea by restoring proper breathing.