Georgetown Ear, Nose & Throat Blog
You come down with a nasty cold and before long it develops into an even nastier sinus infection. Your head pounds and feels like it’s going to explode. Your first reaction is “oh, this happens every time.” But for you and the other 37 million Americans who suffer from this problem, there are many other causes of sinusitis you might not be aware of.
Sinusitis, also known as rhinosinusitis, is a condition that causes chronic sinus infections in the affected patient. This infection is due to swelling, infection, and inflammation of the nasal cavities, which can leave individuals feeling an incredible amount of pressure around their head.
Tinnitus comes from Latin meaning to ring or tinkle. 50 million Americans, or 15% of the population, suffer from this audiological and neurological issue. In simple terms it is a sound that no one else hears, like ringing in the ears. There are, in fact, additional sounds like buzzing, whooshing, hissing and clicking that a person with Tinnitus may experience.
For those with Tinnitus it can be just annoying, or it can become debilitating, depending on the severity. To date there is no scientific cure, but treatment options can help to mitigate the symptoms.
Summer is a time for outdoor activities and relaxing vacations, but for many it is also a time for summer allergies to take their toll with severe symptoms. Comparable to horrendous allergies of the spring and fall seasons, these summer allergies can affect anyone, not just those with common allergy conditions.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America declares May to be National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month because it’s the peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers! Read the rest of this entry »
Like most people, we all need and crave sleep in Austin TX. This article was written to remind everyone about the value and purpose of sleep and the consequences of not getting the correct amount. How much do you and your family need? Stay awake and keep reading.
It’s not surprising that listening to loud music and aging can eventually lead to hearing loss. While some hearing loss causes make sense, there are a few surprising reasons you might lose hearing.
Can you believe we’re approaching the end of the year already? In November and December, our office will be closed on a few select days so that our staff can enjoy the holidays with family and friends.
Many people who suffer from allergy issues often believe that more dry climates, such as the desert, will help relieve their symptoms. While it may help some people, a more dry climate may actually make things worse!
Nasal allergies occur when allergens in the air affect the nasal passages. They can be caused by a range of allergens, including pollen, animal dander, mold, feathers and more.
So, how can you win the battle against a runny nose, itchy eyes and nasal congestion?