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
Non-Invasive Treatment for Sleep Apnea
What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by pauses in breathing, known as apneas, that take place while the patient sleeps. These pauses are long and frequent enough to disrupt oxygen supply to the body and can have serious health consequences over time. What are the types of sleep apnea? There are […]Read More
Ear Infections in Adults
What Is An Ear Infection? An ear infection refers to a bacterial or viral infection impacting the middle ear, the part of the ear that sits behind the eardrum. Ear infections must be treated promptly. They are generally painful and can cause hearing loss if not addressed. Ear infections are also called otitis. What Causes […]Read More
Acute vs. Chronic Sinusitis
Sinusitis is a common condition that can cause symptoms such as nasal congestion and discharge. In some cases, it can last for months on end if it’s not successfully treated. What is Acute & Chronic Sinusitis? Sinusitis is an inflammation or swelling in the lining of your sinuses. It’s classified as acute when it lasts […]Read More
Best Time to Get a Hearing Test
How Often Should I Get a Hearing Test? Most people will get a hearing test approximately every five to ten years until the age of 45 or 50. Because most hearing loss is age-related, doctors often recommend getting hearing tests more frequently as you get older. About half of Americans 75 years of age or […]Read More
Top Ways to Manage Spring Allergies
Although spring is a wonderful time of year, it can bring misery for allergy sufferers. Trees, grass, and weeds are producing pollen, which can cause a variety of symptoms. What Are Common Symptoms of Spring Allergies? If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms this time of year, you may have spring allergies: Sneezing Stuffy […]Read More