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Many annoying respiratory conditions will go away without medical intervention. The old adage, treat a cold and it will last seven to 10 days; don’t treat a cold and it will last a week to a week and a half is true. But there are respiratory conditions where it makes to sense to seek treatment sooner than later. If you

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While many people think of vertigo as a condition, it is always a symptom of something else, usually in the inner ear. Vertigo is a very common symptom for people experiencing inner ear infections, vestibular migraines and a few other conditions. Vertigo is often described as dizziness, but you may also experience sickness, the sensation that the world is tilting

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Adenoid surgery is a procedure that removes the adenoid glands. These are small lumps of tissue that sit behind the nose above the roof of your mouth and are usually removed when your tonsils are removed. They are a part of your immune system and are designed to help you fight against infections and protect your body from bacteria and

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Children are more likely to undergo tonsil surgery than adults. However, there are still valid reasons for adults to have their tonsils removed. If you’re worried about the procedure or don’t know what to expect from your ear, nose and throat surgeon, also known as an otolaryngologist (or ENT), consider the following guide to help understand the procedure and find

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Nasal polyps are benign growths in the lining of the nose or sinus area. Just because they are benign doesn’t mean that they don’t cause problems. What are nasal polyps? These tissue masses are not cancer. They are growths of tissue in the wrong place. They may be brown or pink. They may grow alone or in bunches, taking on the

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Selecting any doctor is a very personal decision. Picking an otolaryngologist (ENT) is not any different than picking other health care professionals. You want a skilled professional who has the experience and expertise to treat your condition and the bedside manner that makes you comfortable. In addition to the obvious things like the types of insurance accepted; here are some

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Most people will suffer headaches from time to time and there is usually no reason to consult your doctor or an ear, nose and throat (ENT) professional. However, in cases where individuals experience regular pain, medical professionals can provide many different treatment solutions based on the cause of the problem. If you’re unsure about how an ENT might treat headaches

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You’ve had a persistent cough or sore throat or yet another sinus infection . It’s time to stop living with illness. It’s time to get relief. It’s time to see the ENT . So exactly how do you go about finding an ENT in your area? Where to start If you are covered by insurance and you are seeking the

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Sleep apnea is a serious condition. The breathing of a person with sleep apnea stops and starts while they sleep. Sleep apnea falls into 3 major categories: Obstructive Sleep Apnea happens when breathing is obstructed while you sleep. This can be caused by obstruction in the airways such as the nose and throat. Central Sleep Apnea happens when the brain

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An audiologist is there to help you with all your hearing problems. Having said that, it’s crucial that you select the right audiologist to help you out. Selecting the wrong one can be detrimental to your health and wellbeing. What makes someone the ‘right’ audiologist? Well, there are many things to think about when considering how to select one. We’ve

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