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Mastoiditis Requires Immediate Treatment


If you or your child have been experiencing pain behind the ear along with a fever, a swollen ear lobe, a drooping ear, or ear drainage, call our office right away. You could have a serious infection called Mastoiditis that needs prompt medical attention.   What Is Mastoiditis? Mastoiditis is a bacterial infection in the…

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Why Do My Ears Hurt When I Swallow?

Ear Pain and ENT Causes

If you have ear pain when swallowing, it can make eating, drinking, and talking very difficult. Often when patients complain that their ears hurt when they swallow, it’s due to a nose, throat or ear infection. Find out what could be causing your discomfort so you can get relief.         How a…

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Common Winter Ear, Nose and Throat Infections

Cold Weather ENT Infections

It seems like every year as soon as cold weather sets in, many of us notice a sore throat, stuffy nose, and cough. Some illnesses are quite common during winter months and just need to run their course, but there are some that require medical attention. Read on to know which symptoms to look for…

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How to Choose the Best ENT Doctor in St. Louis?

ENT St. Louis Missouri

You have a lot of options when looking for the best ENT doctor in St. Louis, but it’s hard to know which doctor will meet your specific needs and expectations. As a result, we’ve compiled some information to help you know how to find exactly the right match!   Find the Best ENT Doctor for…

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Can Surgery Cure Hearing Loss?

Ear Surgery

Hearing loss is frustrating. It can affect our relationships, our ability to communicate, and even our careers. While most hearing loss requires conventional hearing aids, there are certain types of ear surgery that can improve or restore hearing depending on the diagnosis. Ask your ENT doctor if one of these solutions may work for you.…

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Recognize Problems with Your Salivary Glands

Salivary Glands

Saliva keeps our mouths moist, helps with swallowing, aids in digestion, and protects our teeth. The salivary glands are responsible for making saliva, then small tubes called ducts carry the saliva into the mouth. When something is wrong with the salivary glands or ducts, it can cause pain and lead to infection, so if you’re…

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Broken Nose Symptoms and Treatments

broken nose

Whether it’s being hit in the nose by a soccer ball or slamming face-first into a door, most people get struck in the nose at some point. The first thing that usually comes to mind is how painful it is, and the second thing is “Is it broken?” If you’ve recently experienced facial trauma, here…

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Reasons to See an ENT Doctor for Your Constant Cough

Chronic Cough

A persistent cough can be a lot more than just an annoyance. It can be embarrassing when at work or out in public, cause you to lose sleep, and can even cause severe problems such as vomiting and rib fractures. If you can’t stop coughing, find out some potential reasons so you can get the…

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Cholesteatoma: An Abnormal Growth in the Middle Ear

Chronic Ear Infections

Have you or your child suffered from chronic ear infections and are now feeling ear pressure, pain or diminished hearing? If so, you may need to see a doctor. A growth in the ear called a cholesteatoma could be causing your symptoms and can result in permanent hearing loss if not addressed promptly.    …

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Ways to Prevent GERD and Acid Reflux

acid relux foods

People who get indigestion or heartburn often may not always look forward to eating a good meal. It can be miserable to sleep at night or even function during the day when you suffer from GERD and Acid Reflux. Here are some tips to help you prevent reflux episodes so you can live a more…

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