Houston ENT and Allergy Clinic understands the disabling effects that ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) and allergy conditions can have on a patient’s overall quality of life. From allergies, sinus and ear infections, hearing disorders, sleeping and balance disorders, ENT conditions can play a major factor in the quality lives of patients.
Adult ENT covers a wide range of conditions affecting the ears, nose, throat, head and neck. At Houston ENT, our doctors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the sensitive ear, nose and throat conditions that commonly affect adults and kids. All of our physicians are board-certified otolaryngologists trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of these conditions, as well as conditions affecting the head and neck.
Otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck. Our ENT specialists in Clear Lake, Downtown Houston, Katy, Kingwood, Medical Center Houston, Pearland, Southeast Houston, Southwest Houston, Sugar Land, and Willowbrook Texas provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of ear, nose, throat and sleep problems in both adult and pediatric patients. Our ear nose and throat doctors can diagnose and manage diseases of the sinuses, larynx (voice box) oral cavity , and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), as well as structures of the neck and face. Otolaryngologists also diagnose, treat, and manage specialty-specific disorders and many advanced primary care problems in both children and adults. If you are looking for a ear, nose and throat doctor in the Houston, TX area, Houston ENT and Allergy has a staff of qualified doctors. You are sure to find the right physician at Houston Ear, Nose, Throat And Allergy Clinic to help diagnose and treat your condition.
Hearing loss affects one in ten Americans. The unique domain of otolaryngologists is the treatment of ear disorders. They are trained in both the medical and surgical treatment of hearing, ear infections, earwax, balance problems, ear noise (tinnitus), ear aches and facial and cranial nerve disorders.
About 35 million adults develop chronic sinusitis each year, making them some of the most common health complaints in the United States. This maybe affecting you or someone in your family.
Sinusitis is a common condition that involves an infection or inflammation of the sinuses, causing aches and pains, tenderness and swelling in several areas of the face. This condition can be chronic or acute, and may develop as a result of a cold, bacterial infection, allergies or for unknown reasons.
While acute sinusitis can often be treated with antibiotics and decongestants, more severe chronic cases may require surgery. Surgery for sinusitis aims to improve sinus drainage and reduce blockage of the nasal passages, which can be achieved by enlarging the opening of the sinuses, removing any polyps or correcting nasal deformities and obstructions. After surgery for sinusitis, most people experience a great relief in their symptoms and are able to enjoy a higher quality of life.
Care of the nosebleeds, nasal cavity, and sinuses is one of the skills of otolaryngologists. Management of the nasal area includes allergies and sense of smell. Breathing through and the appearance of the nose are also part of otolaryngologists expertise. Post Nasal Drip can be treated under the care of an ENT doctor. Headaches can be related to sinus problems.
Communicating (speech and singing) and eating a meal all impact this area. Infections by contagious viruses or bacteria are the source of the majority of Sore Throats. Also specific to otolaryngologists is expertise in managing diseases of the larynx (voice box) and the upper aero-digestive tract or esophagus, including voice and swallowing disorders. It is estimated that more than 3 million Americans stutter. Approximately 7.2 million people in the United States have trouble using their voices. The prevalence of speech sound disorder in young children is 8 to 9 percent.
The Head and Neck
This center of the body includes the important nerves that control sight, smell, hearing and the face. In the head and neck area, otolaryngologists are trained to treat infectious diseases, both benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors, facial trauma, thyroids/parathyroids and deformities of the face. They perform both cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgery.