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New York City Allergy Options

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.

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Spring Allergies

Winter is passing, and you can finally enjoy an outdoor walk around Central Park.

If you’re one of 18 million Americans suffering from spring allergies, the sneezing, coughing and watery eyes you may experience makes it difficult the season.

Reducing your exposure to allergens throughout the day can significantly reduce your symptoms.

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REZA BAND® UES Assist Device

What is the Reza Band?

The REZA BAND® is a ground-breaking, new, wearable acid reflux control device that reduces symptoms such as chronic throat irritation and cough, hoarse voice, difficulty swallowing, and post nasal drip. Worn while you sleep, the clinically proven REZA BAND stops the flow of stomach contents through the upper esophageal sphincter (UES) by putting a small amount of pressure on the UES. The REZA BAND is prescribed by a doctor to ensure it comfortably fits and stops reflux.

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Sinusitis & Winter: 6 Facts You NEED To Know!

The New York Winters Can Wreak Havoc On Your Sinuses.

Suffer from sinusitis? If you do, you already know that the winter can intensify the sinus headaches, runny nose, inflammation, and coughing associated with sinusitis.

Though sinus inflammation most commonly occurs in the spring and summer months due to irritations from allergies, the cold weather can cause your nose to produce extra mucus, which can thicken and irritate your sinuses.

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Turn it down! Volume & Hearing damage

Are you listening to music that is too loud?

A recent poll found that 80% of parents say they are concerned with their children’s use of personal audio technology. Too much exposure to sound sources above 85 decibels can result in hearing loss. Many new technologies such as stereo systems, handheld listening devices and even televisions can produce sound well above the level to be able to cause damage.

What is Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss doesn’t necessarily come happen all at once. It can be either a sudden or a gradual decrease in your ability to hear. Depending on the cause, it can either be mild, severe, temporary or permanent. Many individuals who have hearing loss may not even realize it. It can happen gradually.

How Do I know if I’m Experiencing Hearing Loss?

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms you should contact a doctor. Common symptoms may include

  • Feeling as if your ear is plugged, similar to having water in your ear.
  • Difficulty listening to things in your environment such as individuals speaking, a radio or television.
  • If you notice that you tend to listen to the television or a stereo at a higher volume then you previously used to.

If these symptoms are left unchecked they can lead to more severe symptoms and conditions such as:

  • Ringing of the ears, known as Tinnitus
  • Any uncomfortable feelings from irritation to severe pain
  • Symptoms of vertigo (feeling as if your surroundings are spinning)

How to Prevent Hearing Loss

A lot of things can lead to hearing damage. Fortunately, it’s not too hard to avoid these issues. Here are some measures you can take to reduce hearing loss:

  • Avoid loud noises in your environment such as motorcycles, loud music, or industrial machines.
  • When you cannot avoid loud noises in your environment, make sure to wear hearing protection.
  • Lower the volume of what you listen to.
  • Limit the amount of time that you spend listening to music or television.
  • Wear headphones that go completely around or deep inside the ear in order to limit outside noise. By limiting outside sounds it will reduce the need to increase the volume of what you are listening to.
  • Schedule an appointment with Madison ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery to discuss the effects of hearing loss and find out if you need to take additional steps to take care of your hearing. Call (212) 213-3339 today to schedule an appointment.

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