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June 12, 2021

What is that Mass Behind the Palate?

Nasal Polyp When a patient presents with a concern that they see something coming down from behind the palate, there are three possible answers. One is cancer which will not be discussed further. The other two possibilities which are much more common, especially in young adults and children, are either low-lying large adenoids or nasal polyps .  If the mass is smooth surfaced with a somewhat translucent surface, it most likely is a nasal polyp . If it has a lumpy texture, it is probably large …
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What Allergy Medication Should I Take? Can I Take More Than One?

One of the most common reasons patients come to see an ENT doctor are for allergy complaints... Not the fact that allergy symptoms are present... but why symptoms are not getting better after trying one or more different types of allergy medications. An underlying question is what is the best allergy medication to take for their specific symptoms. Another is whether more than one can be taken safely (follow up question would be which combination of allergy medications are OK). In order to answe…
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June 11, 2021

Simple "Sticker" Treatment for Patulous Eustachian Tube?

In a normal human middle ear, there is a tunnel that connects to the back of the nose. When pressure builds up in the middle ear such as going up in an airplane, an individual is able to "pop" the ear thereby releasing the pressure and alleviating the clogging sensation. When this tunnel, called the eustachian tube, becomes swollen shut, an individual is unable to pop the  ear causing a persistent  clogged ear sensation . This particular scenario is called  Eustachian Tube Dysfunction…
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June 10, 2021

What Causes Tinnitus and Treatment Strategies

Chances are you or someone you know suffers from tinnitus , a phantom sound described as a continuous ringing, buzzing or whistling. This sound is perceived within the ears or the head that occurs without any external source of sound. However, it is not the ear that is responsible for tinnitus though it may be one factor. Instead, the cause of a person’s tinnitus can be found in the brain. Check out the video to understand how the brain causes tinnitus and what treatment strategies can be use…
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June 06, 2021

Wristband to Resolve Tinnitus (Neosensory Duo)

A new treatment for tinnitus stems from research into bimodal stimulation. With respect to tinnitus, auditory would be one mode of stimulation which is then paired with a second mode of stimulation, typically sensory. Neuroscience research suggests that pairing two modes together using certain protocols can actually change a brain's neurological activity to a certain desired effect. It's almost like a hack to rewrite a computer program through a previously unknown backdoor. Neosensory …
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May 30, 2021

How Do Reflux Medications Work? (PPI, H2 Blockers, Antacids, Alginates)

There are many different types of reflux medications . However, they all do not work the same way. This animation goes over how the different classes of reflux medications prevent reflux symptoms. For simplicity’s sake, the role of ECL cells, acetylcholine, gastrin, etc has been eliminated/ignored. Check out our online reflux store .
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Allergy Medications Explained - Can You Take More Than One?

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