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Allergy Treatment Options
... How Allergies Affect your Ears, Nose and Throat When you suffer from allergies, the symptoms can range from a stuffy nose to an ear infection or sore throat...

The Symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis
...You must be experiencing at least two symptoms in order to be diagnosed with chronic sinusitis: Nasal congestion that makes it difficult to breathe through the nose A decreased sense of taste or smell Facial pain or swelling Drainage is thick and either yellow or green You may also experience these other symptoms: Ear pain Sore throat Bad breath Nausea Cough Toothache The Causes of Chronic Sinusitis There are many infections and conditions that can leave you susceptible to chronic sinus infections including, Allergies Facial trauma (e...

Signs You Have Sleep Apnea
... Other Sleep Apnea Symptoms Even though snoring and daytime exhaustion are the two most common warning signs that you have sleep apnea, here are some other symptoms that you may experience if you suffer from this sleep disorder: Poor concentration Mood swings Dry mouth or sore throat upon waking Headaches in the morning If your child is suffering from sleep apnea you may also notice that they are more irritable or angry, that they are more hyperactive or that their performance in school has gotten worse...

Signs You May Have Developed an Allergy
...Various symptoms might lead you in that direction: a persistent cough or sore throat with no other cold symptoms, itchy and watery eyes, a persistently runny nose with clear discharge or difficulty breathing in the absence of any other diseases...

Sinus Infection
...  The symptoms of sinusitis include: pain and tenderness around the eyes nasal congestion or obstruction difficulty breathing through the nose thick, colored discharge from the nose ear pain cough sore throat fatigue nausea If you feel as though you have sinusitis, you should make an appointment with your doctor at Wake Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists...

Protect Yourself from Allergy Season
...Of course, if replacing the central heat with space heaters just isn’t enough warmth, then you may want to try adding humidifiers to your home to introduce moisture back into the air and prevent bloody noses, dried out sinus passages and sore throats...

What Is Causing My Sore Throat?
While often a condition which resolves itself within a few days, a sore throat can sometimes be the sign of other underlying conditions...

Testing and Treating Allergies
...The release of antibodies triggers common allergy symptoms such as sneezing, wheezing, coughing, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, congestion, itchy or red eyes, headache, or hives...

What are Common Ear, Nose, and Throat Issues?
...While a sore throat may also be the result of a viral infection, if you are faced with a severe sore throat that doesn’t go away, it’s important that you visit an ENT doctor who can provide a proper diagnosis...

Treating Sore Throats
It started as a small itch, but now it’s completely bloomed into a sore throat...

Are You Dealing with Sleep Apnea?
... Other warning signs of sleep apnea include, Extreme daytime fatigue Persistent sore throat Headaches in the morning Restless sleep or insomnia Trouble concentrating Irritability or mood swings Decreased sex drive While a lot of these symptoms can be indicative of other issues, if you are having trouble sleeping as well as experiencing some of these symptoms, then it’s worth a closer look into what’s going on...

Throat
... About Your Voice Common Problems That Can Affect Your Voice Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat Effects of Medications on Voice Gastroesphageal Reflux (GERD) How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat Keeping Your Voice Healthy Laryngeal (Voice Box) Cancer Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children Nodules, Polyps, and Cysts Pediatric GERD Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders Special Care for Occupational and Professional Voice Users Tips for Healthy Voices Tonsillectomy Procedures Tonsillitis Tonsils and Adenoids PostOp Vocal Cord Paralysis GERD and LPR Hoarseness How the Voice Works Secondhand Smoke Sore Throats Swallowing Disorders Tonsils and Adenoids

Gastroesphageal Reflux (GERD)
...In infants and children, GERD can cause repeated vomiting, coughing, and other respiratory problems such as sore throat and ear infections...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
... Sore throats: Allergies may lead to the formation of too much mucus which can make the nose run or drip down the back of the throat, leading to "post-nasal drip...

Laryngeal (Voice Box) Cancer
... Signs and Symptoms of Laryngeal Cancer Signs and symptoms of laryngeal cancer include: progressive or persistent hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, persistent sore throat or pain with swallowing, difficulty breathing, pain in the ear, or a lump in the neck...

Pediatric GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease) and Your Otolaryngologist
...Consequently, other typical symptoms could include crying/irritability, poor appetite/feeding and swallowing difficulties, failure to thrive/weight loss, regurgitation ("wet burps" or outright vomiting), stomach aches (dyspepsia), abdominal/chest pain (heartburn), sore throat, hoarseness, apnea, laryngeal and tracheal stenoses, asthma/wheezing, chronic sinusitis, ear infections/fluid, and dental caries...

Tonsillectomy Procedures
...This procedure is recommended for chronic recurrent tonsillitis, chronic sore throats, severe halitosis, or airway obstruction caused by enlarged tonsils...

Tonsillitis
... Acute tonsillitis: Patients have a fever, sore throat, foul breath, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), odynophagia (painful swallowing), and tender cervical lymph nodes...

GERD and LPR
... Unfortunately, GERD and LPR are often overlooked in infants and children, leading to repeated vomiting, coughing in GERD, and airway and respiratory problems in LPR, such as sore throat and ear infections...

Secondhand Smoke
...It also increases the number of children’s colds and sore throats...

Sore Throats
Insight into relief for a sore throat What causes a sore throat...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...Other symptoms are: Redder than normal tonsils A white or yellow coating on the tonsils A slight voice change due to swelling Sore throat, sometimes accompanied by ear pain...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
... Sore throats: The hay fever allergens may lead to the formation of too much mucus which can make the nose run or drip down the back of the throat, leading to "post-nasal drip...

Injection Snoreplasty
... Possible Side Effects of Injection Snoreplasty A residual sore throat or feeling that something is "stuck" in the back of the mouth may occur...

Laser Assisted Uvula Palatoplasty (LAUP)
...For the majority of those undergoing this procedure there will be swallowing pain similar to a severe sore throat...

Post-Nasal Drip
...Heartburn, indigestion, and sore throat are common symptoms...

Salivary Glands
...These lymph nodes are the structures in the upper neck that often become tender during a common sore throat...

Sinusitis
... The following symptoms may indicate a sinus infection in your child: A "cold" lasting more than 10 to 14 days, sometimes with low-grade fever Thick yellow-green nasal drainage Post-nasal drip, sometimes leading to or exhibited as sore throat, cough, bad breath, nausea and/or vomiting Headache, usually not before age 6 Irritability or fatigue Swelling around the eyes If despite appropriate medical therapy these symptoms persist, care should be taken to seek an underlying cause...

Tonsils and Adenoids
... Tell him/her to expect a sore throat after surgery...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
... Sore throats: The hay fever allergens may lead to the formation of too much mucus which can make the nose run or drip down the back of the throat, leading to "post-nasal drip...

Pediatric GERD
...Consequently, other typical symptoms could include crying/irritability, poor appetite/feeding and swallowing difficulties, failure to thrive/weight loss, regurgitation ("wet burps" or outright vomiting), stomach aches (dyspepsia), abdominal/chest pain (heartburn), sore throat, hoarseness, apnea, laryngeal and tracheal stenoses, asthma/wheezing, chronic sinusitis, ear infections/fluid, and dental caries...

Pediatric Sinusitis
... The following symptoms may indicate a sinus infection in your child: a "cold" lasting more than 10 to 14 days, sometimes with a low-grade fever thick yellow-green nasal drainage post-nasal drip, sometimes leading to or exhibited as sore throat, cough, bad breath, nausea and/or vomiting headache, usually in children age six or older irritability or fatigue swelling around the eyes Young children have immature immune systems and are more prone to infections of the nose, sinus, and ears, especially in the first several years of life...

Secondhand Smoke and Children
...It also increases the number of children's colds and sore throats...

Laryngeal (Voice Box) Cancer
... Signs and Symptoms of Laryngeal Cancer Signs and symptoms of laryngeal cancer include: progressive or persistent hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, persistent sore throat or pain with swallowing, difficulty breathing, pain in the ear, or a lump in the neck...

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