Is It My Allergies or Coronavirus?
It’s that time of year – sneezing, sore throat, cough, itchy eyes, runny nose, and more. It’s allergy season. But as the litany of symptoms for COVID-19 expands, it is easy to believe that every time you cough, it is something worse. And being out in public with allergy symptoms can earn you the ire […]Read More
Is There Something Wrong with My Thyroid?
The thyroid is a large endocrine gland shaped like a butterfly located in your neck in front of your throat. The thyroid has two lobes that are situated on either side of your windpipe and connected by thyroid tissue called the isthmus. The thyroid manufactures the thyroid hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), which interact […]Read More
CPAP and COVID-19
As we learn more about the novel coronavirus that has impacted every community, we are becoming more hopeful about potential treatments that will lessen symptoms as well as entering into the testing phase for vaccines. However, COVID-19 remains a very serious and potentially deadly virus, especially for people who have compromised immune systems, people who […]Read More
Does My Child Need an Adenoidectomy?
Adenoid Removal Surgery (Adenoidectomy) is common surgery to remove the adenoids. The adenoids are glands on the roof of the mouth near the tonsils, where the nose connects to the throat. Properly functioning adenoids produce white blood cells to help fight infection, but in some children, adenoids can become swollen and infected, a condition called […]Read More
Am I a Good Candidate for the Propel Sinus Implant?
If you suffer from chronic sinusitis and other treatments have failed, you may be a good candidate for the propel sinus implant. What Is a Propel Sinus Implant? The Propel sinus implant is a relatively new device used in the treatment of chronic sinusitis. For sufferers of chronic sinusitis, it is a welcome innovation. Many […]Read More
Do I Have a Sinusitis?
Is it a cold? Is it allergies? Or do you have sinusitis? Sinusitis, or a sinus infection, is common this time of year. No matter where you go, you are exposed to people coughing and sneezing, spreading germs. But even if you catch a cold or have a few days of the sniffles, most of […]Read More
How Long Do You Have to Take Allergy Shots?
Allergy shots are an effective way to treat allergies that provides long-term relief, prevents new allergies from developing, and can help you avoid developing asthma. Should I Get Allergy Shots? If you suffer from allergies that are not fully controlled by over the counter or prescription allergy medicines or have side effects from taking allergy […]Read More
What Does It Feel Like When You Have an Ear Infection?
Ear infections are more common in children than adults, but anyone can get an ear infection. Most ear infections do not require antibiotics; in fact, the CDC urges physicians to avoid overprescribing antibiotics for ear infections that will likely clear up without them. The body will fight the infection and most kids will recover within […]Read More
What Are the Signs of Hearing Loss?
Are you having trouble hearing what people are saying during a conversation? Do you find yourself having to ask people to repeat themselves more often than you used to? Do you keep the volume on your television so loud that other family members comment on it? If you said yes to any of the above […]Read More
Am I a Good Candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon sinuplasty is a relatively new procedure that was only approved by the FDA in 2005, but its development was inspired by a longstanding heart procedure, the angioplasty. In an angioplasty, a small balloon is inserted into a blocked artery in the heart. By expanding the balloon, blood flow is restored, preventing further damage to […]Read More