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New Guidelines for Managing Middle Ear Fluid in Children

  In order to remove some of the guessing as to standards of care about certain common diseases, the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery occasionally publishes practice guidelines to help clinicians and their patients.  The guidelines are usually discussed in several committee meetings, and the recommendations from multiple peer-reviewed articles as well […]


Is my vertigo from Ménière’s disease?

First, let’s clarify what vertigo really means. Vertigo refers to the sensation of dizziness that is specifically described as the feeling of the room rotating in a circular manner around you. Vertigo is the name of a symptom, not the name of a disease. For example, vertigo is one of the symptoms of Ménière’s disease, […]



What are the medications for allergic rhinitis?

Allergic rhinitis refers to the nasal manifestation of our allergies. For some people, their allergies are seasonal, and for some their allergies are year around. There are several modalities that go into diagnosis and management of allergy disease. Some of these have to do with avoidance of allergens. Additionally, allergy shots, nasal irrigation, and even […]


What causes tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a condition of a perception of sound, ringing, or any other audiologic sensation in the ear without something in environment actually making that noise.  Therefore, it is thought of as “inner noise” that could be quite bothersome to many patients. Tinnitus could be perceived in one side or both sides, or rarely from […]


What are nasal polyps?

Polyp generally refers to an extra outgrowth of fleshy material from one of the membranes of our body. They occur sometimes in the nasal passages as well as the colon and other internal organs. The polyps in the nasal passages are quite different in the nature than in other locations. Most cases of nasal polyps […]


Moisturize!

As we head into the winter months, the change in temperature and humidity has a significant effect on our overall well-being. Specifically, in the areas of ear, nose, and throat, there are some major consequences that one should be aware of. Colder weather cannot only have effects such as frostbites and chapped lips, as we […]


“I don’t know what medicines I’m on” is not an acceptable answer.

Occasionally, patients come to their doctors office appointments and cannot readily recall all the different medicines they are taking.  If you are seeing your primary care doctor, chances are that list of all those medicines are available on your chart.  However, if you are seeing a specialist, all the other medicines that you are taking […]


What is a Concha Bullosa?

There are many reasons people suffer from nasal obstruction.  Some are due to membrane issues, such as allergies or any other process that makes the lining of the nose more swollen.  Other reasons are more anatomical in nature.  Perhaps the most common cause in this category is a deviated septum.  The inferior turbinates are the […]


Why does my nose run all the time if my doctor said I have no allergies?

Our nasal passages may quite a bit of mucus on a daily basis, which typically helps moisturize the nose, facilitate with sinus drainage, as well as air-condition the air as we breathe it.  Typically, this mucus is slowly delivered to the back at nose, and we end up swallowing it without really paying much attention […]


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