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Get Relief from Springtime Eye Allergies

ENT Eye Allergies

Warmer weather in St. Louis is here, and with it comes all the annoying symptoms spring allergies bring. While many allergy sufferers experience sneezing, congestion and a runny nose, some also have red, itchy, watery eyes. If you suffer from eye allergies this time of year, we’ll tell you how to get relief and when…

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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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The Best Ways to Stop Sinus Drainage

Post Nasal Drip Mucus

Mucus has the important job of trapping germs in order to keep us healthy. We don’t really notice it when it’s at a normal volume and consistency. But when mucus becomes thicker or thinner than usual, it causes a post-nasal drip down the back of the throat that leads to irritation. Find out the reasons…

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Dry Sinuses Can Lead to Winter Sinus Infections

Winter Sinus Problems

Have you or your kids been experiencing nosebleeds, headaches, or a sore throat? It may be due to dry sinuses – just one more unpleasant ENT problem brought on by winter. There are many at-home remedies you can try to alleviate your symptoms, but you’ll need to see a doctor if it’s turned into 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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Bad Breath from Tonsil Stones

Bad Breath Treatment

Have you noticed small white or yellow formations in the pockets of your tonsils? When you pick them out, they may have an unpleasant odor. These are most likely tonsil stones, and they can range from rice-sized to grape-sized. They rarely cause health problems, but since they can cause bad breath it’s a good idea…

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The Causes and Symptoms of Swollen Lymph Nodes

Lymph Nodes

Lymph nodes help your body fight off infections by trapping viruses, bacteria and other invaders before they reach other body parts. Swollen lymph nodes sometimes simply indicate that your lymph nodes are hard at work doing their job, but they can also be a sign of more concerning health problems such as strep throat and…

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What Are Ear Tubes and Who Needs Them?

Ear Tube Kids

It’s common for kids to have ear infections, but if your child has them frequently and antibiotics don’t work, his or her doctor may recommend ear tubes. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, ear tube insertion is the most common childhood surgery performed with anesthesia.       Why Is Ear Tube Insertion Necessary?…

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The Facts About Dust Mite Allergies

Dust Mite Allergy

If you have allergy symptoms such as a stuffy nose, sneezing, and watery eyes while inside your home, you could be allergic to dust mites. The tiny creatures live just about everywhere and are hard to get rid of – making millions of allergy sufferers miserable year-round. Learn what you can do to reduce dust…

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