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Tara Morrison, MD

She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. She moved to North Carolina to attend the Wake Forest University School of Medicine for her medical degree. She then went on to complete her residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center- Houston in 2001.

Recent Posts

Top 9 Reasons Why You Should Treat Nasal Congestion

By:
Tara Morrison, MD
April 30, 2019
September 9, 2019 07:15 PM
nasal congestion

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Nasal Congestion/Blockage and The Vivaer Procedure in Houston Texas

By:
Tara Morrison, MD
April 26, 2019
April 29, 2019 07:31 PM
nasal obstruction, nasal blockage, vivaer procedure

Nasal congestion and blockage affect many people. There can be a number of causes of nasal blockage and it can affect your quality of life causing minor problems like a sore nose and dry mouth to more serious problems like trouble sleeping and problems hearing. If you're struggling with nasal congestion, don't hesitate to find out the cause and receive treatment.… Read More

What is a Cholesteatoma? (Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Options)

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Tara Morrison, MD
April 03, 2019
May 17, 2019 05:20 AM
cholesteatoma

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Parotid (Salivary Gland) Tumors: Types, Symptoms, and Treatments

By:
Tara Morrison, MD
March 14, 2019
March 14, 2019 06:56 PM
parotid tumors, salivary gland

A salivary gland tumor or parotid tumor is cancer beginning in one of your salivary glands. It's not just a single disease. You actually have various salivary glands near and inside your mouth. Many types of-cancerous (benign) tumors and cancer can develop in these salivary glands.… Read More

Ear Wax Removal: Reasons, Risks, and When to See a Doctor

By:
Tara Morrison, MD
October 10, 2018
June 12, 2019 08:36 PM
ear wax removal

View Video   Earwax, also known as cerumen,  plays an important role in your body. It helps eliminate dirt, debris, hair and dead skin cells from your ear canal. Earwax keeps your ear canal from becoming itchy and uncomfortable and it lowers your risk of infection. It also helps decrease the irritation of water when it gets into your ear canal. While earwax does serve some useful purposes, having too much of it can result in buildup and ear canal blockage. Your body can overproduce earwax leading to this blockage, but also, you can cause the blockage as well by cleaning your ears out with a cotton swab or other item that pushes the earwax further into your ear canal.… Read More

ClariFix: The Runny Nose/Chronic Rhinitis Treatment in Houston

By:
Tara Morrison, MD
September 20, 2018
August 23, 2019 03:50 PM
clarifix, runny nose, chronic rhinitis

  Over 24 million individuals in the U.S. struggle with chronic rhinitis. If you suffer from a persistent stuffy or runny nose, there's a good chance you could have chronic rhinitis. Treatments like pills, drops and sprays might not provide you with the desired relief you're looking for.  Fortunately, you have another option now in ClariFix ®. At Houston ENT & Allergy Services, our physicians can help you get relief from your constant runny nose  and breathe better — once and for all. We are dedicated to providing the most technically-advanced treatment options. ClariFix® is the breakthrough, innovative cooling technology to treat frequent stuffy or runny nose, a condition called chronic rhinitis.  Our ENT (ear, nose, and throat) doctors perform this procedure right in our clinic offices. It has little downtime and is extremely effective.… Read More

Runny Nose (Chronic Rhinitis): Definition, Symptoms, and Causes

By:
Tara Morrison, MD
September 18, 2018
August 23, 2019 03:51 PM
runny nose, chronic rhinitis

  Despite all your efforts like blowing your nose or using nostril spray, your nose won't stop dripping and it's becoming red, raw and more tender by the minute. What can you do? The first thing you can do is to learn more about what a runny (dripping) nose is, what some of the common causes of it are and it's symptoms. Then, you can sit down with one of our Houston ENT doctors and discuss treatment options.… Read More

Swollen Ear Canal: Common Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

By:
Tara Morrison, MD
August 23, 2018
September 9, 2019 07:34 PM
swollen ear canal, ear aches

  An ear infection is often a viral or bacterial infection affecting your middle ear. This is the air-filled area behind your eardrum containing the very small vibrating bones of your ear. Kids tend to get ear infections more than adults. Ear infections are also usually painful due to the buildup of fluids and inflammation in the middle ear. The accumulation of fluid inside your ear canal can damage your ear canal's protective layer. This is known as swollen ear canal and is a condition of the ear associated with redness and inflammation inside the canal. Lipid makes up the protective layer.… Read More

Early Signs of Communication Disorders in Children

By:
Tara Morrison, MD
May 10, 2018
August 23, 2019 04:21 PM
communication disorders

  May is "Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM)" in the U.S.  May 1st marked the beginning of  BHSM and those with hearing loss as well as organizations all over the nation hope to raise awareness of communication disorders, treatments, available hearing technology and the outcomes of communication in individuals with hearing loss.… Read More

What is a Frenulectomy or Frenectomy? (Reasons and Indications)

By:
Tara Morrison, MD
May 23, 2017
July 16, 2019 09:05 PM
Frenulectomy

  A frenulectomy (or Frenectomy) is a scary and intimidating sounding word for a common and simple procedure performed to address a number of medical problems, most often in the mouth of children and sometimes adults. Also referred to as a frenectomy or frenotomy, a frenulectomy  is an outpatient surgical procedure where your frenum is clipped or removed.… Read More

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