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When it comes to ensuring you receive the right medical care, knowing which medical specialist to turn to for assistance will always be very important. In this piece, we have focused on ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors and the conditions they are able to treat. What is an ENT doctor? An ENT doctor is a medical professional that specializes

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Your throat is one area of the body you may not pay enough attention to until a problem pops up. When you are dealing with issues in the throat, you’ll likely power on through and deal with saltwater rinses and crushed ice pops for comfort. The thing is, there will be a time where this is not enough, and you

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Children are constantly mixing with others and sharing germs, so it’s not a shock that they’re magnets for infections. The key for children who are dealing with health conditions is to know when to speak to a pediatric ENT doctor.  Ear, nose and throat conditions in children are not uncommon; which means that you are likely to be seeing your

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Balloon sinus surgery, also known as balloon sinuplasty, is a new technique that has revolutionized treatment for sinus issues in recent years. It was first introduced in the United States around 15 years ago, and since then it has taken off all over the world, becoming an exceptionally popular treatment for sinus conditions. It involves using sophisticated technology with a

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Snoring surgery is typically carried out by an ear, nose and throat specialist. The most common procedure is the somnoplasty, a procedure that uses heat to manipulate tissues in your throat to lessen the effect of snoring. In most cases, it can completely remove the sound of snoring but is typically used as a last resort once all other options

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When you know that you need tonsil surgery , you may not really know what to expect. And there’s nothing scarier than the unknown – especially when it comes to surgery. While all surgeries can be intimidating, tonsil surgery can be particularly worrisome. Due to the area in which the surgery is carried out, you may have queries as to

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An ear, nose and throat specialist (otherwise known as an ENT doctor) can diagnose and treat a range of medical conditions (as well as those of all ages), from tonsillitis to tinnitus and nasal obstruction. They have completed medical school and specialist training (as well as often developing a subspecialty in a related field - such as thyroid treatment and

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Septum surgery is used when people are having problems caused by abnormalities in the septum part of the nose. These problems often relate to breathing , so it makes sense to take action if you’re struggling with those kinds of problems. If it’s something that you might be interested in, read on to learn more about it. It’s sometimes helpful

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An otolaryngologist, also known as an ENT specialist , is an expert at treating any conditions or disorders that are related to your ears, nose and throat. Be it a sore throat, potential hearing loss or a blocked nose; an ENT doctor can help you out. But when do you really need to see an ENT as opposed to a

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Sleep apnea is a health condition that can be very severe in some people. It causes the walls of the thorax to become weak during sleep, which results in them closing in and becoming narrower. This can then lead to breathing problems while individuals are asleep. As a result, they are likely to suffer from very disrupted sleep, which can

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If you are suffering from a headache, then your first point of call will probably be your own medicine cabinet at home. Taking a painkiller will usually do the trick. However, if the headache continues for a long time, or you start to get them a lot more frequently, it could be time to see the doctor. There are various

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There are lots of reasons for wanting to take your child to a pediatric ENT doctor. If they’re having problems relating to their ear, nose or throat and you have been able to get the help you need from a general practitioner, it definitely makes sense to at least consider taking your child to a pediatric ENT doctor. If you’re

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Throat health is important, so if you’re having problems with your throat, you shouldn’t hesitate to seek help from a medical professional who’s able to assist you. In particular, you should be looking for an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist because they can help you in a variety of ways. Here are the various things they can do for

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Do you consistently experience nosebleeds or severe facial pain? If so, it’s possible that you have a condition known as a deviated septum. This condition can cause a range of difficulties that we’re going to discuss below. When you meet with an otolaryngologist , or ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor about these issues, they may advise septum surgery as

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If you’re amongst the millions of people who suffer from sinus issues like chronic sinusitis, but non-invasive treatments haven’t helped you as effectively as you would like, your ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor may recommend surgery. But should you take that option? Here, we’re going to look at some of the most frequently experienced benefits that may help you

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Botox is one of the most misunderstood things in the world today. A lot of people shy away from these injections as they’re not sure if they’re safe or not. Some people claim that they’re dangerous, but is this really the case? To help you understand Botox injections in more detail, we’ve put together this blog post that goes over

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Everyone is born with a set of tonsils, which are basically two little masses of lymphoid tissue that sit towards the back of your throat. For the most part, your tonsils will help fight off infections and keep you nice and healthy. However, there are situations where you may need to think about removing your tonsils. Here at Santa Cruz

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Your pediatric ear, nose and throat doctor can be a critical partner in the care of your child for most of their young life. ENT issues encompass a wider range of issues that many parents might expect, so here are some of the most common conditions they can help with. Sinus infections and inflammation When we are young, our sinuses

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Balloon sinus surgery is one of the most popular methods of dealing with sinusitis without having to undergo invasive surgery. Although there’s a relatively quick recovery period immediately following the procedure, there are still a couple of ways to ensure that you speed up the recovery process so that you can get back on your feet and continue with your

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Tonsil surgery , also known as a tonsillectomy, is a procedure to remove the tonsils. Though it’s most commonly recommended for children, there are plenty of adults who may need it, as well. Here, we’re going to look at some of the most common reasons to seek tonsil surgery and the signs that you might want to talk to your

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Sleep apnea is a breathing condition that causes a person to stop breathing while sleeping. Although the breathing pauses are usually short - less than 10 seconds in most cases - the condition can be extremely difficult to live with and has a number of symptoms that can impact a person’s ability to live life to the full. As a

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Many people develop chronic sinus infections that don’t seem to respond well to non-invasive treatment. If that happens to you; you probably want to know what your ear, nose and throat specialist will recommend next, right? Well, balloon sinus surgery is a popular choice because it helps to open the sinuses safely and effectively. If your ENT tells you that

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A lot of blood vessels are located in the nose, one of the most vulnerable areas of the face. Having blood rushing out of the nose is scary, but is sometimes not as bad as it looks. A one-time nosebleed from trauma doesn’t need an exhaustive visit to the doctor. However, constant nosebleeds are a cause for concern if they

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Vertigo is a feeling that you’re off balance. It’s a strange sensation to many people and it’s often characterized by dizzy spells or a feeling that you’re spinning around. Some people often describe it as not themselves that’s spinning, but the world and environment around them. It can be an unusual feeling to experience, so in this post, we’ll be

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When the body’s immune system has an abnormal reaction to normal things, then allergies may play a role. Many of these normal things are harmless to most people, yet cause allergy sufferers immense discomfort. Allergens are everywhere, so dealing with allergies related to sinuses is slightly more complicated. Instead of depending on a confused body to fight the war, patients

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Children are constantly at risk of developing many medical conditions that require immediate attention from a specialist. In the case of ENT problems, how does a parent know when something is severe enough to see a pediatric ENT doctor ? The problem is that a lot of conditions have symptoms that are common in children anyway - like a sore

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Sleep disorders are associated with bad health, and if left unchecked can lead to severe consequences. Every case is different, so finding out the cause of the disorder requires careful testing by professionals. Santa Cruz E.N.T. studies sleep disorders, finding risks and minimizing their effects. Types of sleep disorders Sleep disorders are high in numbers, so there are categories to

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When patients develop a thyroid condition, it changes the way they approach each day. The thyroid is a gland that is located in the lower neck and is responsible for metabolism growth and development. When the thyroid is compromised, both children and adults face an uphill battle to get well. An ear, nose and throat (ENT) professional is able to

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Tonsil surgery , also known as a tonsillectomy, is a procedure to remove the tonsils. Tonsils are the small glands found at the back of your throat. Their purpose is to help fight infection and they reduce in size around the ages of three. However, your tonsils can occasionally do harm to your body. For instance, if you commonly have

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When you visit any health care provider for the first time, it is perfectly normal to be a little nervous. You may not know what to expect from your visit with the ENT, or otolaryngologist. This guide will help you prepare for your appointment and put you at ease. Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork No first visit to any doctor’s office would

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Anyone can suffer vertigo at any time during their lives. There are many different causes of the condition, and it’s vital that you visit an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist as soon as possible if you notice any of the symptoms. Lots of people have no idea about treatment options when it comes to dealing with vertigo. With that

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Chronic sinusitis is defined as inflammation of the sinuses that lasts for more than 12 weeks. In reality, it is a condition that is extremely painful and frustrating because it doesn’t respond to standard medical treatment. You take antibiotics, decongestants and steroids but the pain and difficulty breathing continues. You start to think you will never feel well again. But

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If tonsils are chronically inflamed and infected, the ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor will recommend removal. Tonsillectomy is a fairly simple procedure that is performed on an outpatient basis. ENTs may perform many tonsil surgery procedures each year, but they don’t always do it the same way. Here are five different types of tonsil surgery . 1. Cold scalpel

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