Most adults know that they need to visit their optometrist to get regular vision tests and the dentist to get cleanings twice a year, but when is the last time you went for a checkup on your hearing? Since your ability to hear can change over time, it can be difficult to notice changes until it’s too late.
It is estimated that approximately 45 million Americans complain of headaches each year, which comes to nearly 17% of the population. While some can be minor and go away quickly, others can become serious, and require daily treatment of some sort. The big question is, how do you know what type of headache you have in order to find the correct relief?
The cold weather has slowed down pollen production and that means a relief for allergy sufferers, right? Not necessarily. The chilly months may force you to stay indoors where several allergens and irritants could be present.
Since allergy symptoms can often match those of the common cold, it is important to recognize the possible causes of allergic reactions.
The main job of ear wax is to help prevent bacteria, germs, dirt and other irritants from entering your inner-ear. This can help prevent infections and possible blockages from forming. But, did you know that your earwax could give you indications of issues regarding your ear’s health?
When people think of hearing loss, they often believe it only affects seniors. But did you know that approximately 26 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 suffer from some form of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss?
Depending on a combination of factors including the intensity, frequency and duration of a noise, sound has the capability to damage our hearing.
When most people think of seasonal allergies, they associate it with Spring. For some allergy sufferers, the Fall can be a troublesome time as well. Runny noses, itchy eyes and scratchy throats can ruin this time of year, but there are steps you can take to prevent allergy symptoms.
Children often suffer from ear infections. As a parent, you’ll see it happen – probably more than once. However, there reaches a certain point where it’s a chronic issue and you might have to call up a otolaryngologist (ear / nose / throat doctor). When your child has a chronic ear infection, there may be a bigger problem at hand.
How to tell if you have Swimmers Ear
If you swim in non-regulatory swimming water (non-chlorinated or non-salted), you could get a diagnosis of swimmers’s ear. It’s nothing to be afraid of — however, it’s important to take care of it immediately if you encounter it, or else you could face internal damage to your ear.
If you have sinus problems, you know the constant struggles of running out of tissues, the pain in your face, and the puffy eyes. Some people that deal with sinus problems don’t even know the cause of their sinus symptoms! Take a few moments to check yourself for any of these common culprits for sinus problems:
Today there are many options when it comes to treating allergies. If over the counter medications aren’t working to treat your allergies, see our otolaryngologist at Madison ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery to find out about the latest allergy treatments.