Why You Should Avoid At-Home Allergy Testing

If you believe that you have an allergy to something, it can be tempting to try out an allergy testing kit on your own time. They can be affordable and easily accessible, and some are even FDA-approved. However, there are many reasons why you should avoid these for your safety and health — here are

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What Type of Sinusitis Do I Have?

Even if you’ve never heard the term, you’ve most likely experienced sinusitis. That’s because it’s common during a cold, but it can be long-term and occur on its own for some people. It can be difficult to determine, but your Tuscaloosa ENT specialist can help you pin down what might be causing your sinusitis (whether

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When Should I Consider Sinus Surgery?

Sinusitis can be a truly miserable experience for those who suffer from it chronically. The reality is that many people do— and most people will experience even mild sinusitis at some point in their life. There are a handful of treatment options for less-severe sinusitis, including antibiotics, a balloon sinuplasty, and simply letting it run

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How Allergy Testing Works

If you’ve experienced allergies, you know that they can be a burden to treat and avoid. If you’ve never undergone an allergy test, though, you might be at a loss for how to do either. Our ENT specialists in Tuscaloosa offer allergy testing services that are accurate, effective, and can help guide your treatment options.

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What Kind of Hearing Aid Is Right for Me?

It can be difficult to come to terms with needing a hearing aid, and it can be even more difficult to figure out which kind is the best for you. There are many different styles available, but not every one will suit your needs and abilities. The best way to determine which hearing aid is

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Your Guide to Sinusitis

You’ve probably experienced sinusitis at some point in your life, but might not know what it is or how it can be treated. Unfortunately, some people even suffer from it chronically and find little relief. The sinuses are an important part of the body’s various systems, and living with ill or non-functioning sinuses can be

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Why A Balloon Sinusplasty Might Be Your Ultimate Solution

Sinusitis is a very common problem that many people experience at least some point in their lives. However, some people suffer from it chronically, and it can be very difficult to live with, especially when it doesn’t respond to medication. A balloon sinusplasty, despite the odd name and even odder technique, can be highly effective

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The Other Signs of Hearing Loss

For the most part, it’s easy to diagnose hearing loss in other people. You probably have an older loved one who plays the TV too loudly or needs you to repeat yourself many times. However, it’s not so easy to understand that you might be going through hearing loss yourself, especially when there are signs

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Trouble Swallowing? Here Are Some Causes

Problems with swallowing can be painful, frustrating, and a little unnerving. Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to determine the cause. You should still see an ENT specialist to help diagnose the problem and ensure it’s not something more serious. In the meantime, here are some common reasons that it can become difficult to swallow. Laryngitis The

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Know Your Skin Cancer Types

It’s likely that you know someone with developing skin cancer or someone who has undergone treatment for it. That’s because it’s the most common type of cancer in the United States— fortunately, it’s also the most easily treated when it’s discovered early. There are different types to be aware of and watch out for during

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