Monthly Archives: April 2014

Pediatric Sinusitis

One of the well-known facts about children is that they are often sick. No matter how much you make them wash their hands, no matter how protected you think you are keeping them, kids spread germs like no other. It’s just a fact of life. Yet, how do you know when something is really wrong, and it click isn’t just a typical kid sickness? Continue reading

Constant Sinus Infections? A Deviated Septum Might Be To Blame

The nasal septum is the wall dividing the nasal cavity into two halves. Comprised of a central supporting skeleton covered on each side by mucous membranes, the front portion of the partition is a firm but bendable structure made mostly of cartilage and is covered by skin that has a lot of blood vessels. Ideally, your nasal septum is exactly midline, separating the left and right sides of the nose into passageways of equal size. Continue reading

Acid Reflux

Almost all humans experience acid reflux at some point in their life. Usually the reflux is paired with a burning sensation similar to squirting lemon juice in your eye, but not always. Regardless, acid reflux can be annoying and painful. Why do we get acid reflux? And how can we prevent it? Continue reading

Hearing Loss

There are several different types of hearing loss, all resulting in varying degrees of actual auditory loss. The two main forms of hearing loss, however, are conductive hearing loss and sensorineural hearing loss. Continue reading

Dizziness

It is quite common for people to feel dizzy every once in a while. So common, in fact, that we often ignore it – just stopping for a moment to let the dizziness pass and continue whatever it is we were doing. Usually just waiting for it to pass is all it takes, but sometimes dizziness can last for a long time, and you may need to seek medical attention. How do you know when it’s reached that point? Continue reading

What is Cholesteatoma?

Cholesteatoma is a serious but treatable ear condition which can be diagnosed only by medical examination by a licensed otolaryngologist. A cholesteatoma usually occurs because of poor function of the Eustachian tube – the tube that conveys air from the back of the nose into the middle ear to equalize ear pressure. Continue reading

Bell’s Palsy

Disorders of the facial nerve, which lead to facial paralysis, occur in men, women and children, yet they are most prominent in men and women who are 40 years or older, people with diabetes, upper respiratory ailments, weak immune systems, or pregnant women. One of the most common forms of facial paralysis is called Bell’s Palsy. Continue reading