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Back to School Ear, Nose and Throat Sickness

Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Sicknesses

After a nice reprieve from germs, your kids are headed back to the classroom where viruses spread quickly. Students should be encouraged to wash their hands often with soap and warm water and to sneeze into the crook of their elbow to avoid spreading germs, but even with good hygiene your child is bound to…

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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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St. Louis Humidity Breeds Mold Allergies

Mold Allergies

There’s no question that we’re all sweating a lot more this month in St. Louis due to the humidity, but if you’re also having trouble breathing or your asthma has gotten worse, you may be able to blame the same culprit. Humidity creates a breeding ground for mold spores in the home and if 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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Summer’s Here, and So Are Grass Allergies

Grass Allergy

After the chilly spring we had in St. Louis, summer feels amazing – that is, to most of us. If stepping outside is making you sneeze and wheeze, you could be allergic to grass. Find out how to know for sure, and what you can do to get relief.   What Causes Grass Allergies Grass…

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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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Are Spring Allergies Making You Sneeze?

Allergies Cause Sneezing

Now that spring is here, have you been sneezing while walking the dog or working in your yard? If so, you may have a pollen allergy. Trees and grasses release pollen into the air this time of year and can cause sneezing, itchy eyes, a runny nose and other allergy symptoms in people who are…

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Allergies Can Affect Your Ears

Allergies and Hearing Problems

Did you know that in addition to having itchy eyes and a runny nose, some people with allergies can’t hear as well as others? Because the ears are affected by sinus issues, ENT doctors have found that seasonal allergies can cause swelling and fullness in the ear that leads to hearing loss. If you’re experiencing…

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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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