Seasonal Allergies

Millions of people are affected by seasonal allergies every year, and severe allergies can make life miserable. Symptoms of an allergy can include congestion, runny nose, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, itchy throat and more. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, limiting your exposure to allergens and taking over-the-counter medications might not be enough to

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What You Should Know about Balloon Sinuplasty

The balloon sinuplasty procedure is a relatively new one that was only approved by the Food & Drug Administration in 2005 as safe for use. In some medical facilities, this procedure is known as Smart Sinus Surgery. The use of balloon sinuplasty was born from the angioplasty procedure that uses a balloon to open the

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Top 3 Reasons to Get Hearing Aids Sooner Than Later

Based on research conducted by the World Health Organization, nearly 50 million people in the US suffer from hearing loss-related issues. As a testament to this health menace, more than 4 million people in the U.S. are expected to start relying on hearing aids in 2020. A hearing aid is an electronic device specially designed

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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Sudden Hearing Loss

It’s natural to experience some hearing loss with age, but this type of hearing loss occurs slowly over time. If your hearing declines rapidly and you’re not sure why, it’s important to visit an ear, nose and throat specialist. You could be experiencing sensorineural hearing loss (SHL). SHL is a nerve problem with a very

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Hearing aids: How to choose the right ones

As you get older, you may notice that your hearing begins to get worse. It can’t be helped: ears become weaker as they age. This may mean that you need to get yourself some hearing aids to help you in your old age. If you don’t know where to start, then keep these ideas in

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Is It a Common Cold or Allergies?

You have a cough, and you are sneezing. Your nose is stuffy and you have a hard time breathing. Do you have a cold, or are your symptoms caused by allergies. We seem to experience symptoms most often in the winter, although they can happen any time of the year. We have more colds in

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Truth About Earwax Removal

Digging it out with cotton swabs isn’t the solution. What to do instead. If you’re like many people, you might reach for a cotton swab when you feel as though wax has built up in your ears, even if you’ve heard that these little tools aren’t so helpful. When it comes to removing earwax, cotton

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Introducing ClariFix® Cryotherapy: What to Know

If you live with chronic rhinitis, it’s likely that you’ve spent a lot of time sniffling and blowing your nose without much relief. Although you might experience this during a cold or flu, chronic rhinitis can occur on its own and have causes that aren’t easily treatable with medications. At Alabama ENT, we now offer

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Addressing Hearing Loss With or Without Hearing Aids

Every year, many people are diagnosed with hearing loss. However, on average, those who have received such a diagnosis will put off getting hearing aids for as long as seven years. Unfortunately, when individuals with hearing loss simply sweep their condition under the rug, they face consequences such as their hearing worsening and their ability

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Why the Balloon Sinuplasty is Your Best Sinusitis Treatment Option

If you have severe sinusitis and aren’t finding relief, then it’s important to know that the balloon sinuplasty can help. The balloon sinuplasty is an effective procedure that was FDA-approved in 2005. It’s considered a very effective way to treat sinusitis at the same time as other front line treatment options. For many patients, it’s

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