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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When to Have Your Tonsils Removed

You’ve probably encountered someone or heard the story of having one’s tonsils removed, but don’t know much about why. Like having wisdom teeth removed, it seems like one of those things we all do. But, the truth is that most people go their entire lives without needing to have their tonsils removed, but if you’ve

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Hearing Loss in Children: Signs and Symptoms

If you’re a new parent, you might have a lot to worry about. But, hearing loss in children isn’t something to dismiss— in fact, it’s the number one birth defect in the United States and can be caused by many different things, some of which are unknown. Although there’s no easy way to treat hearing

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What You Should Know About Swimmer’s Ear

With spring and summer approaching, you might be more than ready to hit the lake for a relaxing swim. If you’ve ever had an outer ear infection, commonly called swimmer’s ear, you might be a little more hesitant— and rightly so. They can be painful, uncomfortable, and even require medical treatment. However, if you experience

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What Causes Vertigo?

If you’ve ever experienced the sensation that the world around you is moving while you’re not, you’ve probably experienced vertigo. It’s a fairly common sensation that most people experience at some point in their life, but sometimes vertigo can be a more serious problem that can have dangerous consequences. What Is It? It’s most commonly

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Your Breathing Problems Solved

Difficulty breathing through your nose is a common symptom of many viral infections like the cold or flu. In these cases, your stuffy nose would get better over the course of a week or so. But if you experience chronic breathing problems, another condition might be the cause! Breathing difficulty can greatly affect your quality

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Are Q-Tips Damaging Your Ears?

Despite it directly stating on the package “do not insert into ear canal,” most Americans are still using Q-tips to clean the inside of their ears. If you’re one of these people, you could eventually end up with some bothersome symptoms. ENT specialists in Alabama see this problem all the time, but many individuals are

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Stop Snoring for Better Sleep

Snoring can be an annoyance to both you and your significant other. Determining the root cause of your snoring can help you find the treatment that is right for you. Learning how to manage your snoring and taking preventative measures can lead you to a better night’s sleep! Read on to find out what might

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Find Relief from Constant Ringing in Your Ears

If you’ve ever gone to a loud concert you’ve probably experienced tinnitus or, a ringing in the ears. Tinnitus is often temporary, but for some people it can be chronic and distract them from everyday activities. This ringing, buzzing, or hissing has many causes and, although there isn’t exactly a cure, there are some things

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