As health care providers will tell you, the start of the new school year often brings with it some interesting office visits from children. From sore throats to foreign bodies, the specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery shared with us some of the more common, and sometimes surprising, things they see with their pediatric patients.
No matter how healthy we are, we’re bound to get a sore throat occasionally. It can be very uncomfortable but it’s also an important part of our body’s immune response. There could be several reasons for a sore throat, but if the feeling persists for more than a week and is accompanied by a fever or difficulty swallowing, it may be time to get medical treatment. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery talked to us about how they hunt for the cause of a sore throat.
When we think about facelifts we normally associate the surgery with women; but a growing number of men are seeking the procedure to help them put their best face forward. Last month we brought you the story of Lynda Perlow, who sought the expertise of Dr. Dino Madonna at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery to help her counteract the hands of time. Not to be outdone, her husband, Don Perlow, explains why he decided to follow his wife’s example and do the same.
Earwax, otherwise called cerumen, is the yellowish build-up that lines the inside of your ear canal. It can help protect your ear from water, infection, injury, and foreign objects. But when earwax becomes impacted it can cause problems that contribute to hearing loss, ringing in your ears and balance issues. Christine Halvorsen, a physician’s assistant at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery talked to us about cerumen, impacted earwax and how it’s treated.
If you are experiencing weight gain or unexplained fatigue, the butterfly-shaped gland in your neck may be to blame. Thyroid trouble can cause a range of seemingly unrelated problems, including drastic changes to your weight, energy, digestion, or mood. Dr. Judith Milstead of Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery explains how this tiny gland has such a big effect on our health.
Skin cancers that appear on the face or the nose, like basal cell carcinoma, can be removed. However, often the removal leaves some less than desired, visual results, like scarring. Dr. Dino Madonna, Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery talked to us about skin cancer and minimizing facial scarring.
Now that kids across the county have settled back into school, it’s time for parents to brace themselves for the onslaught of sniffles, sore throats and ear aches that are about to follow. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports elementary school children get up to 12 colds during the school year. While most illnesses can be managed at home, there will definitely be times when it is appropriate to seek medical help.
What starts out as a sore throat can often end up becoming something much more serious, especially if it lasts longer than a week and is accompanied by a fever or difficulty swallowing. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery help their patients feel better by hunting for the cause of a sore throat and its additional symptoms.