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Living and Coping with ENT Disorders

Learn how to manage and cope with your ENT disorder on a day to day basis. Control pain, depression, and learn other management techniques specific to your ENT problem.

Why Won't My Ears Pop?
Your ears should "pop" as the pressure in the middle ear space becomes equal to the ambient pressure. At least that's what your ears are supposed to do, if they don't you may have an underlying ear disorder.

How Long Is Strep Throat Contagious?
After exposure to strep throat (caused by the bacteria streptococcus pyogenes, there is a 2 to 5 day period before you start to feel the symptoms of strep throat. . .

What Causes Frequent Bloody Noses?
Some of us are more likely to get frequent bloody noses than others including those of us with allergies, colds, or abnormal growths in our nose or sinuses.

What is Rebound Congestion?
Rebound congestion can be caused by frequent use of certain decongestants (medications that are used to treat a stuffy nose) and can trap you in a vicious cycle of relief and suffering.

Everything You Need to Know About Afrin Nasal Spray (oxymetazoline)
Afrin nasal spray (oxymetazoline) is used as a decongestant for a number of illnesses, including the common cold, allergies, sinus congestion and more.

What Is Rhinostat?
Rhinostat was created to help patients addicted and suffering from rebound congestion. Rebound congestion can also be called rhinitis medicamentosa and is a condition which results when topical nasal decongestants (nasal sprays) are over-used.

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

Potential Problems with an Actor's Voice
The actors voice is one of the cornerstone attributes of their career. Actors are one of the many occupations that rely upon their voice for their occupation. However, the quality of their voice and changes in their voice may affect their career more so than many other occupations might.

How To Use a Neti Pot
A neti pot is a device used for nasal irrigation. Nasal irrigation can be helpful in alleviating some symptoms associated with allergies or colds, chronic sinus problems or sinus headaches.

What to Do About Your Stuffy Nose
There are many underlying causes for a stuffy nose but contrary to popular belief the nostrils are not clogged. A stuffy nose occurs when the blood vessels inside the nose become swollen.

C-PAP - How To Get Used To a C-PAP
Adjusting to a C-PAP can be difficult. Read tips on getting used to your C-PAP machine.

Sore Throat From Acid Reflux - What Do You Do To Prevent Getting a So…
Acid reflux and GERD are common causes of a sore throat. Find out what you can do to prevent getting a sore throat from acid reflux.

What Are Clear Liquids?
Medical professionals use the term clear liquids to prescribe a specific diet intended to reduce nausea and treat other digestive disorders. You may also be instructed to drink only clear liquids before a surgical procedure requiring anesthesia.

Tonsils Removed - What Did You Eat After Having Your Tonsils Removed
Eating after having your tonsils removed can be difficult. Options are limited. We asked readers to tell us their favorite food after having their tonsils removed and hope you'll find some of their suggestions helpful.

Ear, Nose and Throat - Symptoms and Diagnosis of Ear, Nose and Throat…
Information about the symptoms of common ear, nose and throat disorders including breathing problems like snoring, sleep apnea, and deviated septum. Learn how to manage other symptoms such as pain and dizziness as well.

Post Nasal Drip - What Affects Your Post Nasal Drip and How D…
Many people suffer from post nasal drip. Tell us what affects your post nasal drip and what you do to treat it. Read other responses on treating post nasal drip.

Readers Respond: How To Stop Snoring
Readers respond on the best ways to stop snoring.

Home Remedies for Tonsillitis and Sore Throat
Readers respond on the best home remedies for tonsillitis and a sore throat.

Why Can't I Eat Before Surgery?
Have you ever wondered why you can't eat before surgery? It's certainly not convenient or fun. Rest assured that your doctor is not out to torture you, this is why it is so important not to eat before surgery.

What Can I Eat After a Tonsillectomy?
In general foods should be easy to chew and easy to swallow. Your surgeon will give you more specific instructions after surgery which supersede other advice. However, if you're looking to stock the fridge before the big day here's some things you should know.

Should I Clean My Ear Wax?
Has all the hype about ear candling left you wondering whether or not you should clean your ear wax?

Stop a Nosebleed
How To Stop a Nosebleed

How to Cope With a Sinus Headache
Readers respond about how they cope with a sinus headache.

How to Manage Vertigo
Vertigo is the sensation of the world spinning around you while you remain still. While there are many reasons for vertigo, many are related to problems within the inner ear.

Should I Tilt My Head Back to Stop a Nosebleed?
Should I Tilt My Head Back to Stop a Nosebleed?

Travel Tips for the Hearing Impaired
The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery's compilation of common problems that the hearing impaired may experience while traveling. They then focus on possible arrangements and devices that can be of assistance during traveling.

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology
Trusted information about many ENT disorders for patients, professionals and the media.

Aural/Audiologic Habilitation
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association outlines what services are available during aural habilitation and rehabilitation.

What is a Nasal Decongestant?
A nasal decongestant is a medication used to treat runny or stuffy noses. They can be taken orally or as a nasal spray

All About Omnaris (ciclesonide) Nasal Spray
Omnaris (ciclesonide) Nasal Spray is used to treat nasal symptoms of allergies such as: runny nose, itchiness, sneezing, and congestion.

What is Pseudoephedrine
Pseudoephedrine is a medication called a decongestant. It is used to treat runny nose and congestion.

What is Prilosec (omeprazole)
Prilosec is a medication used to help treat gastric ulcers, duodenal ulcers, GERD and erosive esophagitis.

What is EPAP?
EPAP stands for expiratory positive airway pressure. An EPAP device has been studied for the treatment of sleep apnea.

Is Bleeding After a Tonsillectomy an Emergency?
Tonsillectomies are some of the most common surgeries in the world and while rare, bleeding after a tonsillectomy should be taken seriously.

American Sleep Apnea Association
The A.W.A.K.E Network by the American Sleep Apnea Association is an organization made up of dozens of sleep apnea support groups throughout the country.

When Is Ear Drainage a Medical Emergency?
Ear drainage is not uncommon, but in certain cases it can be an emergency medical situation.

About Phenylephrine
Phenylephrine is a decongestant medication used in many over-the-counter cold and allergy products.

Sinus Surgery - Surviving Sinus Surgery
Tips on surviving sinus surgery from real patients.

Using a Neti Pot - Tips For Using a Neti Pot
Tips on the best way to use a neti pot.

How Can I Stop Recurring Strep Throat?
Recurring strep throat can be difficult to treat, find out how to break the cycle of infection.

Tonsils Removed - What is the Worst Part of Having Your Tonsils Removed?
Is it the pain, the food or the nausea? Tell us what the worst part of having your tonsils removed was.

What are Home Remedies For Swimmer's Ear?
Considering a home remedy for swimmer's ear? Find out things you can do at home to relieve your symptoms.

What Are Thickened Liquids?
Thickened liquids are used for individuals who are at an increased risk of choking due to swallowing problems (dysphagia).

Tonsillectomy Risks Versus Benefits: Is It Worth It?
An article outlining the complications of a tonsillectomy versus the benefit of having swollen tonsils removed.

First Aid for a Burned Tongue
How to soothe minor burns of the tongue.

What Is Sinus Barotrauma (Sinus Squeeze)?
Sinus barotrauma is a condition caused by rapid changes in ambient pressure.

How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Tonsillectomy?
Everyone is different but if you're looking to plan time off work or school here are the approximate times to recover from a tonsillectomy.

Hearing Loss - How to Cope With Hearing Loss
Losing your hearing can be difficult to cope with. Share your experience and learn from others who have experienced hearing loss.

Am I Losing My Sense of Smell?
ENT disorders that may affect your ability to smell include sinus infections, nasal polyps, and allergies. Other conditions that may cause this include brain injury, neurological disease, and the normal aging process.

Seven Things You Don't Know About Motion Sickness
Seven things you never knew about motion sickness.

What Causes Swollen Lips?
Several conditions can cause lip swelling. This article covers common causes and gives you more information about these conditions including those which can be serious or life threatening.

Types of Speech Therapy
An overview on several methods used during speech therapy for various speech and language disorders.

What are Health Complications Associated With Swollen Tonsils?
Swollen tonsils can lead to sleep apnea, breathing problems, difficulty swallowing and even peritonsillar abscess.

Bullying in Children with Cleft Lip and Palate

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