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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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How to Know If Your Eardrum Is Ruptured

Hole in eardrum

Have you recently had ear pain that suddenly stopped, followed by drainage and some dizziness? If so, it’s important to have an ENT examine you right away since you could have a ruptured eardrum. Left untreated, you could experience further infection and even hearing loss.         Ruptured Eardrum Causes Many of us…

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Is a Runny Nose a Reason to See an ENT Doctor?

Reasons for runny nose

With all the viruses bouncing around, it’s common to have a runny nose this time of year. But if you’re constantly reaching for a tissue for longer than two weeks, it’s a good idea to see a doctor to determine what’s going on.   What Causes a Runny Nose? Your nose will run when there…

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