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Update on Treatment of Acute Sinusitis

Acute sinusitis is one of the most common things people go the doctor for, and 95% of acute sinusitis infections are caused by viruses (common cold). Antibiotics do not work for viruses. A recent study showed that about 70% of people that go to the doctor for acute sinusitis are treated with an antibiotic.

Opioids and Pain Management After Sinus Surgery

It is well-known that there is a crippling problem with opioid use and addiction that is currently rampant in America. As a result, many types of surgeons are studying how to manage post-operative pain better and with fewer opioids, including ENT’s.

 

What Is the Microbiome? These Facts Will Blow Your Mind

If you have never heard this term, pay attention! This refers to the bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc. that live on and in our body, including our sinuses. They are essential for a normal, healthy body. These “germs” are the good guys!

Help For Chronic Ear Infections

Ear infections are the second most common childhood illness in the United States. These infections (“otitis media”) are caused when fluid behind the eardrum is unable to drain, trapping bacteria and viruses. Most children will have at least one ear infection before they reach three years of age. But chronic ear infections can lead to hearing loss, and in severe cases, damage the tiny bones within the ear, affect balance or even cause swelling near the brain. Discover the causes of symptoms, and find out how you can get relief!

How Does an ENT Doctor Help You?

Otolaryngologist. The word is a mouthful and not one you want to run into during a spelling bee: An otolaryngologist (pronounced: Oh-toe -lair-in -gol-o-gist) is more commonly called an ENT, or ear, nose and throat doctor. So, what’s an ENT and how can one help you? See our list of common services we offer to bring you innovative treatments with compassionate care.

Is It A Migraine Or A Sinus Headache?

It’s one of the most common medical problems we see in our office: Patients describe their headache symptoms, believing that spring and fall allergies are the forces behind their throbbing and aching. What these patients don’t realize is that their sinus headache may not be not a sinus headache, but a migraine, and therefore best managed through the services of a neurologist. But what is the difference between a migraine and a sinus headache? Find out more here.

How to Select the Hearing Aid that is Right for You

More than 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. Among 65-year-old Americans, one out of three has some type of hearing loss. Even so, hearing loss is not a problem that is limited to older Americans: It is estimated that 30 out of 1,000 school-age children have hearing loss. For the majority of those who are hard of hearing, a hearing aid can go a long way toward helping them communicate effectively with others. Read on to discover the best ways to make the choice when shopping one.