Sinus Infections

One of the most common complaints seen in an ENT office is the reported sinus infection. Symptoms include congestion, headache, runny nose and post nasal drip. Oh, but wait. Those symptoms are also seen with colds and allergies. So, what’s the difference? How can you tell the difference between colds, allergies and sinus infections? The complaints are similar, and many … Read More

In-Office Surgeries

In recent years, there has been a push to perform more surgeries in the office setting. Most of these are modifications of procedures performed in the operating room with IV sedation or general anesthesia. The advantages of in-office surgery are less anesthesia, greater convenience and lower costs. The potential drawback of in-office surgery is diminished results. Better outcomes can be … Read More

Got The Itch?

Few conditions are more annoying than urticaria, better known as hives. Not only can these little welts be uncomfortable and unsightly, they can also be a sign of a more serious medical condition. Fortunately, most cases of urticaria are benign and are usually caused by allergy. The allergens can be inhaled through the nose, ingested as food, grow on the … Read More

Make The Nose Great Again

Some time ago, we discussed the nasal airway and ways to improve air flow. We covered both over the counter and prescription medications to help you breathe better. We presented both allergy shots and surgery to maximize the amount of air passing through your nose. Each of these treatments can have a positive impact on your quality of life. Nasal … Read More

Tonsil Stones – Are They Real?

I’ve often found it interesting when patients complain they have tonsil stones, considering that tonsil stones don’t really exist. Well, they’re not actually stones. The term is a misnomer. Unlike kidney stones or salivary stones, which are calcified and therefore hard, tonsil stones are soft and stinky, white or yellow balls of solid pus, which form in the crypts of … Read More

Persistent Cough

One of the most annoying symptoms to ruin a patient’s day is the persistent cough. It is not limited to any particular time of the year. Some cases are acute and some cases are chronic, but the hallmark is that the symptom doesn’t go away as quickly as the patient hopes. A simple cold should last no more than a … Read More

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Outer Ear

  As summer approaches, it’s a good time to learn about the problems that can affect your outer ear. If you’re going to the beach this summer, your outer ear is at risk for potential problems. These helpful hints can assist you throughout the summer, and the remainder of the year, as well. First off, what is the outer ear? … Read More