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Worried Your Allergy Symptoms Are COVID? You’re Not Alone

Everyone knows what it's like to wake up feeling a little run down or with a runny nose, congestion, or cough. A few years ago, you'd just assume you had a cold and move on with your life. If you're…

A doctor palpates for salivary gland tumors under the jaw of a bearded older gentleman.

Salivary Gland Tumors: Everything You Need To Know

Salivary gland tumors are usually diagnosed in one of two ways. Either you notice a strange bump in front of your ear, or a doctor feels that bump during a routine medical appointment. A bump is often the first and…

A woman in white reclines while a doctor uses ultrasound to check her thyroid.

6 Tips for a Quick and Comfortable Thyroidectomy Recovery

Very few people look forward to the possibility of surgery. But beyond fears about the procedure itself, the thyroidectomy recovery process may cause some anxiety as well. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to ensure a thyroidectomy…

A woman with tissue in hand closes her eyes and uses a nasal spray for relief from her nasal polyps.

Nasal Polyps Removal: Your Treatment Options Explained Simply

Let's face the facts: life with nasal polyps is miserable. You're constantly congested. You have frequent sinus headaches and constant facial pressure. You can't breathe properly through your nose (and so your mouth is dry on top of everything else).…

A brunette woman with a deviated septum reclines while a doctor examines her nose from above.

A Surgeon’s Guide to Septoplasty: Before, During and After

Do you find yourself constantly shifting positions at night because you can only breathe through one nostril? Does your partner complain about your snoring or loud breathing while you sleep? Or maybe your mouth is dry because you can't breathe…

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Ask a Doctor: 8 Answers to Your Post-Tonsillectomy FAQs

There's no way around it. Recovering from a tonsillectomy, especially as an adult, is just plain miserable. Children fare slightly better, but the process is hard. Your surgeon will do everything they can to help you stay as comfortable as…

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Can a Balloon Sinuplasty Fix a Deviated Septum?

If you have a deviated septum, or if you suspect you do, you might be wondering what the best way to correct it is. Can a balloon sinuplasty fix a deviated septum? Let's take a look at exactly what a…

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Your Ultimate Thyroidectomy Guide (Written by a Surgeon)

If you're searching for information about a thyroidectomy, you're probably dealing with thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, goiter or compression of your trachea. Or you might be experiencing the unpleasant symptoms that come along with an overactive thyroid. Whatever your reason…

woman with allergies sitting on a couch massaging a headache

Are Your Symptoms Just Allergies, or Do You Need a Doctor?

When you suffer with chronic allergies, you get used to many of the symptoms. Itchy, watery eyes? You know the drill. Sneezing through every West Texas dirt storm? It's old hat to you. But every once in a while, a…

tympanostomy vs myringotomy

Tympanostomy vs. Myringotomy: Differences Explained

Tympanostomy vs. myringotomy. If you're not familiar with medical lingo, those words probably sound like gibberish! But if you or your child suffer from frequent middle ear infections, you may have run across one or both of these terms in…

preventing ear infection

9 Doctor’s Tips To Prevent Your Ear Infection Coming Back

You know the feeling: your ear is completely stopped up. You feel like you're underwater, and you quickly realize your lipreading skills are sorely lacking. You've tried every trick in the book: swallowing, holding your nose and bearing down, clearing…

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3 Types of Sinus Surgery (and Which Is Right for You)

People undergo sinus surgery for a wide variety of reasons, such as to help prevent or treat infection, sleep apnea, or other serious health conditions. In our ENT practice, the number one reason for the sinus surgeries we perform is…

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