A physician in his office checks a female patient for salivary gland tumor symptoms.

Salivary Gland Tumors Symptoms and When To Call Your Doctor

"Tumor" is a scary word. We associate tumors with cancer, and then cancer with shortened lifespans. But fortunately, tumors don't always mean cancer. If something unusual is going on with your salivary glands, you may be worried about a salivary…

A man lies in a white bed wearing a sleep apnea machine.

Yes, Sleep Apnea Can Be Cured Permanently — Here’s How

Sleep apnea causes a variety of short- and long-term health problems for an estimated 22 million Americans, and it can be difficult to cure. Many long-term diseases — like asthma and rosacea — can be treated and well controlled, but…

A woman sits on a grey couch, blowing her nose after taking the best antibiotic for a sinus infection.

Is There a “Best” Antibiotic for Sinus Infections?

We all know the frustration of a run-of-the-mill cold virus that turns into a raging sinus infection. The sinus headaches, facial pressure, and facial pain are no joke! So what is the single best antibiotic for a sinus infection? As…

A little girl in a blue shirt against a concrete wall playfully cups her ear after getting tympanostomy tubes.

What Are Tympanostomy Tubes and Do You Need Them?

You've probably heard other parents mention their child getting tubes in their ears. It sounds simple enough when it's someone else's child. But when it's your baby's turn, anxiety can rear its head. We know that any medical procedure on…

A woman holds her hand up to her ear as her ear tubes drain.

Patient Instructions for Ear Tube Drainage: A Complete Guide

Ear tube placement is a very simple, routine office procedure. But many patients have questions after they get home. Is ear tube drainage normal? How much is normal? Is it okay if my ears were draining but then stopped? Let's…

A yellow spine and a pink thyroid gland over a blue background, showing thyroidectomy complications.

5 Thyroidectomy Complications and How To Manage Them

If you've been told that you need a thyroidectomy, you likely have some concerns about the procedure. First, rest assured that thyroidectomies have a very low rate of complications. But as with any procedure, complications do sometimes occur. Today we're…

A female doctor talks with a male patient at a desk with medical models and a pen container.

Tonsillectomy vs. Adenoidectomy: The Differences Explained

Until fairly recently, most people believed that the tonsils and adenoids were useless, unnecessary tissue. But medical researchers now understand that these are important parts of the immune system. Today tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies aren't performed as cavalierly as they were…

A woman with brown hair uses a decongestant nasal spray for her eustachian tube dysfunction.

The 5 Best Decongestants for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

If you experience eustachian tube dysfunction, you know the feeling of fullness and pressure that fills your ears. Naturally, you want to alleviate this feeling however possible. But what is the best way to accomplish this? Let's explore the best…

A collection of surgical instruments for endoscopic sinus surgery sit jumbled on a white tray.

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Everything You Need To Know

If you've been suffering from chronic sinus congestion, it's likely that you've tried a variety of decongestants, steroid sprays, neti pots, and allergy shots. Maybe your healthcare provider has even recommended endoscopic sinus surgery. But you're just not sure. Clearing…

A female doctor examines the ear of a female patient suffering from chronic eustachian tube dysfunction.

How To Manage Chronic Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

We all experience eustachian tube dysfunction at some point in our lives, usually during a respiratory virus. Ear pressure, a sense of fullness in the ears, or muffled hearing can last for a week or so and then vanish when…

The VivAer Nasal Airway Remodeling Procedure Explained

Difficulty sleeping. Snoring. Congestion that never seems to end. Trouble breathing through your nose while working out. If you know these symptoms well, you may have a nasal airway obstruction. Maybe you've had it so long, you didn't even realize…

A little boy wearing a blue shirt and hearing aid with a soccer ball on it

How To Know if a Bone Conduction Hearing Aid Is Right for You

If you're interested in increasing your ability to hear after experiencing hearing loss, you may find yourself considering hearing aids. Bone conduction hearing aids are only one type of assistive hearing device. They can help many people, but not everyone…

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