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Treatment of ENT Disorders

Learn about different medical and surgical treatment options for your specific ENT disorder including chronic ear infections, tonsillitis, chronic sinusitis, sleep apnea and more.

What is Kapidex?
Kapidex is a medication used to treat acid reflux (also called GERD). Kapidex is different than most medications of its kind because, like an extended release type medication, one pill releases two separate doses of the medication.

What Is a Strep Test?
A strep test is method used to treat strep throat. There are two kinds of tests that can be used to detect the streptococcus bacteria in the throat. One is the rapid strep test, the other is a throat culture. If you have a false negative strep test your doctor will not give you an antibiotic until the throat culture comes back...

FluMist by MedImmune
FluMist by MedImmune is an alternative method of administering a flu vaccination. Instead of a shot the mist is inhaled. Unlike a flu shot which contains a killed virus the FluMist contains and attenuated (weakened) virus. Because of this FluMist is not recommended for all patients.

What Is the Epley Maneuver?
The Epley Maneuver is a treatment for vertigo (dizziness) caused by a disorder called BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo). The Epley maneuver must be preformed by a qualified physician in a doctor's office.

Turbinate Reduction
Turbinates are the portion of your nose that work to warm and moisten the air we breathe. The turbinates are filled with warm blood vessels which work to humidify the air, keeping cold air from reaching our lungs. Unfortunately these vessels can also become enlarged and be an obstruction.

What is Tamiflu
Tamiflu is an antiviral medication used for treatment and prevention of the flu.

Overview of Sinus Surgery
Sinus surgery becomes necessary in cases of chronic recurring sinusitis that has failed to resolve through medication or other treatment means. The goal of sinus surgery is to enlarge the sinus opening to allow for better drainage.

Treatment - Treatment of Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
There are hundreds of options for treating disorders of the ear, nose and throat. The treatment your physician recommends should be tailored to your individual symptoms. Learn some of the treatments your doctor holds in his arsenal. This section highlights some of the most basic ENT disorders and treatments.

Cool Mist Humidifiers
Cool mist humidifiers are useful in treating multiple ENT disorders. They can reduce swelling, thin secretions and decrease pain.

Do I Need Antibiotics for Strep Throat?
Strep throat should be treated with an antibiotic to reduce the duration of symptoms, to prevent the complications associated with local spread, to prevent the rare but serious complications of untreated streptococci infections such as rheumatic fever (immune system triggered damage to heart valves) or glomerulonephritis (damaged kidneys), and reduce the spread to close contacts.

Information for Parents About Ear Tubes
If your child has chronic ear infections, placement of ear tubes may be suggested by your doctor. This procedure is called myringotomy. Chronic ear infections are more common in children because their eustachian tubes are shorter.

Treatment of ENT Disorders
Early treatment of disorders of the ears, nose and throat may prevent surgery. Different treatment options may be given when you see an ENT specialist concerning your symptoms.

Cochlear Implants
Information provided by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association defining cochlear implants as well as how they work and who to contact to see if you qualify to have one placed.

Sinus Surgery
The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery provides information about 3 different sinus surgical methods.

Surgical Removal of the Uvula
The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery discusses the problems associated with habitual snoring and a possible procedure to remove the uvula in an attempt to help correct this problem.

Treating Broken Noses
Broken noses are almost always the result of trauma to the face. Symptoms include pain, visible deformity, bleeding and in severe cases difficulty breathing.

Everything You Need to Know About Vicks VapoRub
Vick's VapoRub ointment is a topical cream that is used to relieve cough and cold symptoms.

What You Should Know Before Taking Nasonex
Nasonex is a prescription allergy medication that comes in the form of a nasal spray. According to the manufacturer Nasonex helps to relieve symptoms of allergies like a runny nose, congestion, sneezing, and itchy nose.

What You Should Know Before Taking Allegra
Allegra is a medication used to treat allergies. This article contains information you need to know before taking allegra.

All About Zyrtec (cetirizine hydrochloride)
Zyrtec is an over-the-counter allergy medication. Helpful information you should have before taking Zyrtec.

All About Astelin Nasal Spray
Astelin (azelastine hydrochloride) is a prescription nasal spray that is used to treat rhinitis (runny nose). It is usually prescribed for allergies but can also be used to treat vasomotor rhinitis.

What Is UPPP (Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty)?
UPPP is a medical abbreviation for uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, a surgery that involves removing the soft tissue at the back of the throat.

Frenulotomy: Surgery to Correct Tongue Tie
Frenulotomy is a surgery to correct a congenital condition called ankyloglossia or more commonly "tongue tie".

What is a Uvulectomy?
A uvulectomy is a procedure in which all or part of the uvula, the bell-shaped organ hanging from the top of the throat, is removed.

What is Submucosal Resection of the Nose
Submucosal resection of the nose is used to treat a deviated septum.

What Are the Risks of Having Your Tonsils Removed?
Thousands of people have their tonsils removed safely each year in the United States, but there are risks you should know about before having a tonsillectomy.

Bloody Nose - When is a Bloody Nose an Emergency
Bloody Nose - When is a Bloody Nose an Emergency

What Are the Complications of Sinus Surgery?
If you're considering sinus surgery but want to know what the risks are then this is the article for you.

Surgical Repair of Cleft Lip and Palate
Information on the surgeries required to repair a cleft lip and palate.

Cosmetic Repair of the Cupids Bow
The cupids bow the curvature in the middle of your upper lip. Some medical conditions can cause deformities in the cupids bow and necessitate surgical repair.

How is Otitis Externa Treated?
Otitis externa is another name for swimmer's ear. This article covers the best treatment for otitis externa, including the latest guidelines.

Everything You Need to Know About Esophagectomy
Esophagectomy is the term for complete surgical removal of the esophagus.

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