When to Seek Professional Help for Dizzy Spells


Sudden dizzy spells can happen to anyone. They occur for a variety of reasons, and most of the time there's nothing to worry about. If you are experiencing them frequently, however, there might be something going on that should be addressed by an ear, nose, and throat doctor.

Why Am I Dizzy?

Dizziness can be a sign of a condition such as vertigo, but it can also be a short-term spell that stems from any number of reasons, such as:

How to Prevent Sickness While Flying

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While there are 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. Not only that, but planes can harbor some pretty deadly germs for up to 7 days. Auburn University researchers James Barbaree and Kiril Vaglenov say that airplane armrests are worse than a toilet flush handle.

Why is My Ear Ringing? Tinnitus Explained

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Most of us have experience tinnitus at one point or another. Tinnitus is a ringing in the ear that only the sufferer can hear. And while it may seem obvious that it is coming from the inner ear, the truth, is in fact, much more complex.

How to Recognize Vertigo in Children

Vertigo in Children

Having a child in pain can be heartbreaking to watch, even more so when they exhibit symptoms we may be unfamiliar with. Complaints of dizziness and nausea for short periods of time can be confusing, and we don’t think of children as having issues with vertigo.


3 Things You Need to Know About Sinus Headaches

Sinus Headaches

There are different causes of headaches that separate them into two categories, primary or secondary. A primary headache affects a pain-sensitive structure in the brain. A secondary headache is something such as inflammation of the sinuses. Here are three things to know about sinus headaches.

Ask ENT Doctors: Your Sinuses and Sinus Headaches

Sinus Headache

We learn a lot of things throughout our lives. Going to school, reading books, watching informational television, and, sometimes, even surfing the Internet are all strong influences in our education. We learn science and history and English and math--but, outside of the classroom, when we don't even know we're learning, we are constantly picking up bits of information about life. One area in which we can all claim moderate expertise, even if we've never picked up a single textbook, is health.

FAQ's on Getting Ear Tubes

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Ears need to be protected, from the day you are born and beyond. We listen with our ears, and they are the center of our balance. So when ears become infected, it can create problems.

But what happens if ears repeatedly get infected? The solution is much more than penicillin. Ear tubes are often the solution for both children and adults, although it's a much more common for kids.

How to Gain Relief from Chronic Sinusitis

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Anyone who has had a sinus infection can attest to its pain and the productivity it delays. Now imagine you were constantly having congestion, headaches, and sinus pain. Chronic sinusitis is when sinus cavities are inflamed for up to 12 weeks with no relief even after treatment attempts. A consultation with an ear, nose, and throat (ent) doctor can help you find a treatment for your symptoms.


5 Tips to Protect Your Child from Germs

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As Fall begins, we are well into the beginning of the school year. As kids come together so does the sharing of germs. Bacteria on common surfaces can lead to coughs and sore throats. It is impossible to avoid being in a condensed area with illness present, but there are ways you can help protect your child. Here are five tips to get you started:

4 Surgical Procedures That Can Treat Sleep Apnea

4 Ways To Treat Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by the continual interruption of breathing during sleep. A person with sleep apnea can stop breathing hundreds of times a night. Repeated interrupted breathing can lead to the brain lacking oxygen.

Sleep apnea can affect anyone, but males, those overweight, and people over 40 are more at risk. Speaking with an ear, nose, throat (ENT) doctor is the best way to diagnosis symptoms that may be due to sleep apnea.