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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 […]



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 […]



“I hear just fine!”

“I hear just fine!”  That is what a lot of times we hear from patients who were politely asked (i.e. forced) by family members to come and get their hearing checked.  Most of us might not necessarily be aware of decreased hearing acuity ourselves, but our loved ones can often point out difficulties in communication […]


Do NOT Whisper!

Sore throats and laryngitis are some of the more common reasons for patients to experience raspy quality of the voice or breathy sounds as they try to speak.  Occasionally, postnasal dripping from sinus infections or allergies can also affect the quality of the voice.  Alternatively, secretions from acid reflux can also affect the vocal cords […]


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