Do I Have a Cold or Allergies?

Do I Have a Cold or Allergies? While a cold and allergies share the same symptoms, they are very different conditions that come with different treatments. So, how do you know whether you have a cold or allergies? Keep reading to find out. Allergies vs Cold Allergies are the result of your immune system mistaking […]

Clogged Ears? The Nose Knows

Clogged Ears? Have you ever experienced clogged ears? If so, you likely know that the uncomfortable symptoms like ear pain, dizziness, and muffled hearing they often bring. So, what exactly causes clogged ears? While the exact cause of clogged ears varies from person to person, this condition is often the result of eustachian tube dysfunction. […]

Chronic Snoring and Causes

What is Chronic Snoring? Loud breathing during sleep that sounds unpleasant is known as snoring. If you snore during most nights, even when you’re feeling good and aren’t facing any allergy symptoms, you are likely experiencing chronic snoring. Believe it or not, chronic snoring is a common condition that affects about 45% of adult men […]

Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic condition that causes severe damage to the lungs, digestive system, and other organs in the body. While cystic fibrosis requires daily attention, individuals living with it are usually able to go to school, work, and enjoy a high quality of life. Although there is no cure for […]

9 Non-Surgical Options for Tonsillitis Relief

 9 Non-Surgical Options for Tonsillitis Relief Tonsillitis, which is the medical term for inflammation accompanied by red appearance and painful swelling of the tonsils, can be caused by either viral or bacterial infection. The swelling that comes tonsillitis (the medical term is tonsillar hypertrophy) can cause such symptoms as obstructed breathing, abnormal nasal and […]

Adenoids: What Are They?

 Adenoids: What Are They? Adenoids (also known as the pharyngeal tonsils) are located behind the uvula, the soft palate that dangles in the back of the throat, and near where the nasal passages enter. Like the tonsils, adenoids are part of the immune system. Both help to alert your body’s natural defenses to the […]

What is an Adenoidectomy?

What is an Adenoidectomy? An adenoidectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the adenoids. Adenoidectomies are performed for many reasons, most commonly because the adenoids become swollen or enlarged due to infection or allergies. Removing adenoids can also help curtail recurrent ear infections. Adenoid operations are a relatively quick procedure typically performed by an […]

Saline Irrigation

Saline Irrigation A common condition which occurs when patients experience inflammation in the nose and paranasal sinuses for at least 12 weeks is known as chronic rhinosinusitis. Those with chronic rhinosinusitis may face a blocked nose, discharge from the nose, pain or pressure in the face, and a reduced sense of smell. They may also […]

Balloons Up Your Nose? Learn About Sinuplasty

 Balloons Up Your Nose? Learn About Sinuplasty Commonly referred to as balloon catheter dilation surgery, balloon sinuplasty is a surgery that is performed to clear blocked sinuses. It is often recommended by ENTs to patients who have chronic sinusitis and have not had success with conservative treatments. Below, we’ll dive deeper into what balloon […]