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Suspect Seasonal Allergies? Visit an ENT

I never had allergies as a child, but when I was in my mid 20s, I thought I developed seasonal allergies. I felt like I had a severely stuffed up nose one fall that OTC allergies medications only helped a little. However, when the stuffed up nose persisted all winter, I realized I may have a bigger problem and visited an ENT. It turned out that I had been getting repeated sinus infections and never knew it! Thankfully, a round of antibiotics cleared it up and I wish I had sought treatment long ago. I have since become fascinated by disorders affecting the Ears, Nose, and Throat, so I decided to start a blog all about what I have learned about them. I plan to post many tips about sinus health. However, remember never to self-diagnose and visit an ENT when you develop new sinus problems!




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Suspect Seasonal Allergies? Visit an ENT

Jeremiah Shelton

3 Signs You Need To See An ENT Specialist

If you've been wondering whether or not you need to visit an ENT specialist there are a few signs that you should be aware of. These signs will tell you for sure whether you need a specialist or not. Seeing a specialist usually means that things have gotten a little more complicated and you need to move beyond your family doctor.  Here's a closer look at some of the main reasons why people see an ENT doctor.

2 Early Clues That Can Tell You If Your Child Has A Hearing Problem

If your child is still very young, it can be difficult to tell if they have issues with their senses. Unfortunately, many parents do not find out that their child is hard of hearing until they are much older. However, some early clues can tell you if your child has a hearing problem. Here are a few things to look for. Your Child Doesn't Respond to Sounds Normally If your child has a hearing problem, you might notice a few abnormalities in how they respond to sound.

Tips For Managing Your Allergies

Suffering from a serious allergy problem can be extremely disruptive and unpleasant. While it is fairly common for individuals to suffer from serious allergy problems, it can be easy for individuals to be unaware of the steps that they should be taking to combat this health problem. Have Yourself Tested For Allergies Having an awareness of the types of allergies that you have is one of the most important pieces of information that you can have about this problem.

Recognizing Signs Of Sleep Apnea

People often think sleep apnea is something that happens only to those who are super-obese or who have had a lifelong structural issue in their mouth or throat that would block an airway. That's not the case. While obesity and congenital factors can certainly result in apnea, you don't have to have an extreme body to develop this condition. Even just getting older can lead to the condition for various reasons, such as muscle tone in your neck becoming flabbier and more likely to obstruct your airway when you lie down.

Painful Ears: Is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder The Reason For Your Chronic Ear Pain?

If you suffer from chronic ear pain, it could be due to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Although temporomandibular joint disorder is a dental condition, it can still affect tissues outside of the mouth, including your ears. The pain you feel could be an extension of your jaw pain. Here's how TMJ affects your ears and how you can get through it. How TMJ Affects Your Ears Your lower jawbone (mandible) is a large bone that relies on two small temporomandibular joints to connect to the skull.

3 Things To Do Daily If You Have Hearing Aids

If you have hearing aids, then using them every day probably makes a big difference in your life. Taking care of modern hearing aids is generally considered to be pretty easy, but there are a few steps that you should be taking on a regular basis. These are some of the things that you may want to do on a daily basis if you would like to maximize the use of your hearing aids.