Georgetown Ear, Nose & Throat Blog
Because tonsils were removed so frequently in the past, many people think they serve no purpose. To the contrary, our tonsils are part of the lymphatic system, which helps us to avoid infections and aid in the fight against viruses and bacteria from entering our body. The tonsils themselves can become inflamed, infected, and swollen, and there are at least 10 reasons why.
Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is quite common in many adults today, especially those who have attended loud concerts over the years. And while noise is a common cause, it is certainly not the only one!
There are few things worse than waking up and feeling a throbbing pain in your ear.
Is there a bug in there? Do I have an ear infection? Is my ear falling off?
Some of these questions may be warranted (and some not so much), but here are a few home tips that might help you get rid of that pesky aching feeling.
You’re already dealing with aches, pains, and (most likely) what feels like world’s smallest bladder. Now add in sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose and you’ve got a perfect pregnancy!
…or maybe you sense the sarcasm there. But, is there an actual connection between your pregnancy and allergies?
We all know the problems related to a sore throat. A scratchy, irritated, and burning feeling leads the chorus of symptoms, and swallowing may be nearly impossible.
If it seems ear infections are more common in the summer, it’s because they actually do occur at bit more frequently.
Sleep apnea is a common yet serious sleep disorder where a person’s breathing is interrupted many times during the night as one sleeps. Whether you know you suffer from sleep apnea or you suspect you might, keep reading to find out why and how sleeping on your side can ease sleep apnea symptoms plus its risks and causes.
We often think of Spring as the single worst allergy season, but would it be shocking if we said this is not always true? The Fall season offers a lot of positives, but it also offers its own fair share of allergens, which may make it a particularly difficult time of year for some.
Anytime we see blood, it can be a little scary. With children who participate in sports, nosebleeds may occur if they have an injury to the face. Younger children are also susceptible at play should they take a tumble. When an adult suffers from a nosebleed, we get a bit more worried, but it is usually not a cause for concern.
Most common nosebleeds can be managed at home, so let’s look at why we get them, how to treat them, and when to consult a doctor.
Since our tonsils perform a service by acting as part of our immune system, it can be puzzling to know when your child needs a tonsillectomy. These small, pink lymphatic tissues are located on both side of our throat and help to filter and protect us from bacteria and viruses. As long as our tonsils are healthy and doing their job, all is well. Unfortunately, they often become inflamed and infected.
So, how do you know when your child needs a tonsillectomy?