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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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Tree Pollen Allergy Symptoms and Treatment

Tree Pollen Allergies

Spring in St. Louis can be beautiful, but if you’re allergic to trees, being outside this time of year can be miserable. Find out how you can avoid these triggers and what kind of treatment is available to improve your comfort level.   Types of Tree Pollen Allergies Grass and ragweed are likely to cause…

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Is It Time for Sleep Apnea Surgery?

Sleep Apnea Surgery

If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea and can’t use a CPAP, your doctor may recommend surgery. Since sleep apnea is often caused by excess tissue that restricts the airway when lying down, surgery for sleep apnea entails removing that tissue. Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) is the name of this procedure. Why Is Surgery for Sleep Apnea…

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What Are the Most Common Springtime Allergies in St. Louis?

We’ve said goodbye to winter in St. Louis and hello to spring. Although many of us are happy to have longer days, more sunshine, and more color as grass and flowers pop up, others are dreading the misery that springtime allergies bring. Since we’ve been stuck inside long enough, let’s examine what could be triggering…

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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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