The inner workings of our bodies often escape us. We can move throughout the day without considering the involuntary actions of the organs that keep our bodies going. Only when we become sick or notice a change in our bodies do we question the inner workings of our body. The challenge of diagnosing symptoms when we feel ill is that the cause of our ailments lies beneath the skin. It can be even more frustrating when trying to help our children who may not be able to communicate their symptoms as clearly as adults can.
While there is a host of reasons people don’t like air travel, a common complaint is the onset of illness after travel. Our sinuses can be sensitive especially in environments we are unaccustomed to. If you know you are about to take a flight there are some steps you can take to prepare your sinuses and protect yourself from illness.
Sometimes what looks like the common cold isn’t just that. If your child is suffering from an ongoing cough and runny nose, there may be more at play. Allergies are a reaction by the immune system to foreign substances that come into contact with the body. Respiratory allergies take time to develop and will show around age 3 or 4.
If your child’s symptoms have stretched past the span of a week, it’s time to consider the signs of allergies.
One night you notice that you can only sleep on one side because your ear is red and in pain. You may also sense a loss of hearing. What could it be? Most people associate ear infections with small children and tend to brush the symptoms off as signs of something else. (If you do have kids, teach them the importance of hand washing to help prevent ear infections.) Not to be overlooked is the fact that adults can get ear infections too. Learn more about symptoms and diagnosis of ear infections.
Children love when they get to skip a day at school. They romanticize the possibility of getting their tonsils out so they can subsist on a diet of ice-cream and pudding. Parents, on the other hand, don’t see tonsillectomy as a blessing in disguise. They would rather not see their child in pain and having difficulty swallowing. To prevent this procedure and the trip to a pediatric otolaryngology office, parents can teach their children the importance of hand washing to prevent illness.
A restorative night of sleep is something everybody wants. If you find yourself unable to figure out why you are tired and feel sleep deprived it may be time to see an ear throat and nose specialist. A specialist will be able to diagnosis you with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is the interruption of breathing during sleep. Symptoms of sleep apnea include fatigue and behavioral affects such as moodiness. While an ear throat nose specialist can diagnosis you, it is helpful to be aware of the factors that lead to sleep apnea. Some risks are caused while others may occur naturally.
Having a child is incredibly exciting while also exhausting, and you practically hold your breath waiting to make sure that everything is okay. Hearing loss in children can become evident at birth or significantly later on, but whatever the case, it is difficult for parents and children alike. Hearing problems in children pose more problems than the assumed reduced hearing abilities, they also have a negative impact on development in young children. That is why a correct diagnosis is so important for children experiencing hearing loss.
We all identify with being tired; maybe you didn't go to sleep early enough, maybe you're stressed, maybe work was especially taxing, but sometimes it isn't just a normal fatigue or sleepiness. So how do you tell if your seemingly constant tiredness is due to your busy schedule, or a sleep problem? Could you have sleep apnea? Sleep is incredibly important, (we know, all doctors say that) but it is true! There is almost nothing else that will wreck your mental and physical health like a lack of quality sleep.
From infancy, children are faced with new bacteria, colds, and flu which they must build immunity to in order to get over sicknesses. Your kids will have many colds as they grow up, but some children will especially suffer from sinus problems. It 's hard, especially with young children, to deal with sinus problems as they make sleeping, eating and communicating more difficult. We would like to address common causes of sinus problems and sinusitis in children to help you better understand how to care for your children.
So many individuals (more than you may think) suffer from daily sinus problems. Do you experience nasal discharge or draining into the back of your throat, persistent headaches behind your eyes, loss of taste or smell, difficulty breathing through your nose or other sinus related complaints? These ailments are commonly heard by ear nose and throat doctors, and so often we find that people think they just have to live with the pain and discomfort. That is why we care about letting you know about some of the minimally invasive options to help with sinus suffering.