13

Dec

Could You Have a Food Allergy?

Food allergies can be tricky. Some people know the foods that trigger a reaction because their symptoms happen immediately, while others may not react for hours. This lapse in time can make pinpointing the problematic food difficult. If you suspect that you suffer from a food all...

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03

Dec

Why Is There Fluid in My Ear?

Anyone could experience fluid in the ear. This symptom is the result of some type of dysfunction of the eustachian tube. The tube extends from the middle ear to the upper throat behind the nose. The symptoms of fluid in the ear can range from minor discomfort to very severe pain...

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03

Dec

Woman with CPAP machine

Who Treats Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that can have an enormous impact on your quality of life. The symptoms of the condition can include loud snoring, breathing that stops and starts, and the inability to get healthy, restorative sleep. If you suffer from sleep apnea, you may f...

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03

Dec

When Should I See a Pediatric ENT?

Ear, nose, and throat disorders are among the primary reasons children need to see a doctor. As most parents know, children can get sick fairly often. When does your child need specialist care, beyond a pediatrician? If your child has any of the following symptoms, it could mean...

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03

Dec

When Should I See a Doctor for Acid Reflux?

When acid from the stomach backs up into the esophagus, it causes a condition known as acid reflux. This typically occurs when the sphincter (valve) that keeps stomach acid from entering the esophagus is not working properly. The most common acid reflux symptoms are burning in th...

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03

Dec

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Are you concerned that you may have sleep apnea? Knowing the symptoms can help you decide whether you should be treated for the disorder. Sleep apnea comes with an array of symptoms, and every person is different. The symptoms include:  Snoring Snoring is a common symptom of...

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03

Dec

Living with Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition in which breathing pauses repeatedly while sleeping. When breathing stops, the person wakes up, typically with a loud snort, and then the breathing resumes. Symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring at night and sleepiness during th...

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03

Dec

How to Treat Vocal Cord Paralysis

When nerve impulses to the larynx (voice box) are interrupted, it can cause paralysis of the vocal cord muscle and interfere with your ability to speak and breathe. Treatment for vocal cord paralysis will depend on the cause, and the severity and duration of symptoms. Some people...

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03

Dec

How to Treat Clogged Ears

Factors both inside and outside of the ears can cause them to become clogged. When the ears are clogged, it can cause pain and discomfort and affect hearing and balance. Call your doctor if you experience severe symptoms with clogged ears, or if symptoms persist for more than two...

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03

Dec

How to Get Rid of a Stuffy Nose

If the nasal tissues and blood vessels swell, it results in congestion. A stuffy nose can be a reaction to environmental substances that inflame or irritate the nasal tissues, an infection, virus, or allergies.  When is it time to see a doctor for a stuffy nose? In many case...

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