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Ear Infection (Acute Otitis Media): Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

By:
Chuck Leider
April 24, 2018
April 24, 2018 08:26 PM
ear infections

  Ear infections are a common childhood sickness and they can be painful. A lot of children will develop an ear infection at least once by the time they're one years old, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.… Read More

What Is Hyperacusis? (Definition, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options)

By:
Chuck Leider
April 19, 2018
April 19, 2018 03:48 PM
hearing problems

  If you have hyperacusis, it's important you understand the condition, its symptoms and causes as well as how it's treated.   Hyperacusis Definition So, what is hyperacusis? It’s a condition occuring from an issue with how the central auditory processing center of your brain perceives noise. Hyperacusis usually results in discomfort and pain. Those with the condition find tolerating sounds difficult, while others find these sounds normal. Some examples would be:… Read More

What is Otitis Externa (Swimmers Ear)? (Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options)

By:
Chuck Leider
April 16, 2018
April 16, 2018 09:33 PM

  Otitis externa was commonly known as “swimmer’s ear” is the irritation or inflammation of the ear canal. There have been millions of reported cases of acute otitis externa in the United States which accorded to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has resulted in more than 2.4 million patient health care visits annually.   And, with the hot summers, here in Texas, its common for children and adults alike to develop the condition after taking a swim to cool off.  Below, you can learn about the signs, causes, treatment and prevention of swimmers ear.… Read More

What is Vertigo? (Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments)

By:
Chuck Leider
April 03, 2018
April 3, 2018 08:19 PM

  People who suffer from vertigo may experience sensations that the world is rocking, rotating and spinning around them — even when they are standing perfectly still. It’s like experiencing seasickness on dry land.… Read More

What is Hay Fever? (Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options)

By:
Patricia Leonard, MD
March 28, 2018
March 13, 2019 07:48 AM
allergies, hay fever, sneeze

  Hay fever, technically known as allergic rhinitis, affects between 40 and 60 million Americans, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. While the name “hay fever” is how this condition is typically referred to, it doesn’t necessarily involve hay or fevers. It’s widely believed that the condition got its name because its symptoms would strike during the hay harvesting period, which coincidentally corresponded to the increase in pollen.… Read More

Why Do I Sneeze All the Time? (Causes and Reasons)

By:
Patricia Leonard, MD
March 27, 2018
March 13, 2019 07:59 AM
allergies, sneeze

The sneeze. It’s one of your body’s most powerful methods of defense, but it can leave you feeling more than a little helpless when sneezing seems to take over and you can’t seem to stop. No matter what the cause of your need to sneeze may be, it is an automatic response you can’t stop by force of will. When one is coming on, the only thing you can do it roll with it. But, why do you need to sneeze? If you’re wondering “Why do I sneeze all the time?” or what the causes of frequent sneezing may be, you’ve come to the right place. This article explores what sneezes are, the reasons you sneeze, and what causes them.… Read More

Tympanic Membrane Perforation: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options

By:
Chuck Leider
March 15, 2018
March 21, 2018 07:27 PM
tympanic membrane perforation, perforated eardrum

  Your tympanic membrane (TM) is an important component of your ear and your hearing. You most likely know it better as your eardrum. The tympanic membrane consists of several layers of tissue which are the:… Read More

Most Common Allergens (Allergies) in Houston, Texas

By:
Patricia Leonard, MD
March 09, 2018
March 13, 2019 07:47 AM
allergies

  Allergy season is bad each year in Houston. And, according to Houston Chronicle article, Dr. Joshua Septimus, an internist associated with Weill Cornell Medical School and Houston Methodist Hospital,  hasn't seen a year yet that wasn't severe. It's really about to what degree of severity it is.… Read More

What is a Nasal Endoscopy Procedure? (Indications, Side Effect & Uses)

By:
Chuck Leider
February 27, 2018
February 27, 2018 02:15 PM

  If you've been told by your Houston ENT doctor you require a nasal endoscopy, your first thoughts may be, "what is a nasal endoscopy and what is that thing they'll be putting up my nose?" Not to fear, it's not as scary as it sounds.… Read More

Allergies vs Cold or Flu: Differences and Symptoms

By:
Patricia Leonard, MD
February 16, 2018
March 13, 2019 07:52 AM
allergies

It’s that time of year again. The time of year when Houston temperatures are fluctuating like crazy and germs, viruses, and pollen simultaneously saturate the air. It can be enough to make your head spin – or at least feel like it is spinning.… Read More

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