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Everything You Need To Know About Swimmer’s Ear

Summer is for lazy afternoons at the pool and other fun water-related activities to beat the heat. One of the common summer ailments that result from these activities is “Swimmer’s Ear” (oditis externa), an infection of the outer ear canal. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), swimmer’s ear is the cause…

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3 Reasons to See an ENT

At what point is it time to move on from your primary care physician and seek more specialized attention from an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor? Of course, that is something you’ll want to discuss with your primary doctor regarding your individual case, but in general, here are 3 reasons you or your child may…

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Top 3 Causes of Ear Infections in Children

Ear infections are one of the most common childhood illnesses. A middle ear infection (otitis media) is what happens when bacteria get into the space behind the eardrum. Fluid and pus fills the space of the middle ear and can push against the eardrum – causing pain and potentially temporary hearing difficulties. There are many…

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5 Helpful Facts About Adenoids

One of the biggest causes of breathing problems and a potential contributor to recurring ear infections and sinus infections in children is enlarged or infected adenoids. Here are 5 facts you may not have known about adenoids: 1 – Adenoids are glands that produce white blood cells and help trap bacteria and viruses to help…

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Why You Should Never Clean Your Ears With Cotton Swabs

According to reports by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, nasal allergies impact almost 50 million people throughout the country. These allergies can create itchy symptoms in your eyes, ears, nose, and throat. It might be tempting to scratch that itch with a trusty cotton swab. At the very least, it might clean away…

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How To Stay Healthy During Flu Season and Avoid the Flu

Stay Healthy and Avoid the Flu Every year the dreaded flu season looms and everyone tries their best to avoid it. After all, the symptoms – pain, cough, chills, body aches, congestion, etc. – are no fun to experience. Here’s a starting point for getting through the season without getting sick. Get Your Flu Shot…

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Nasal Sprays – How Do They Work?

Most people are familiar with nasal sprays and the relief they can offer for various conditions. The spray is just one way to deliver various medications in a liquid form. It’s sprayed in the nose, or through the nostrils, and then the inside of your nose absorbs the medication. If you have been prescribed a…

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Top Winter ENT Issues

Top Winter ENT Issues at Palm Beach Sinus Doctors Ear, nose, and throat issues happen during all times of the year, but we do see some problems pop up more in the winter. This is because the temperatures get colder and the air gets drier. So as we transition out of daylight savings and prepare…

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What’s Causing my Child’s Ear Infections?

Ear infections, or otitis media, are the most common reason caretakers bring children to the doctor. Lasting from a few days to six weeks, ear infections in children are often painful, and in some cases can cause temporary hearing difficulties. Otitis media occurs when fluid builds up behind the eardrum. Most commonly, bacteria or even…

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