Anyone who has ever suffered from a sore throat knows just how miserable it can be. But while throat pain along with cold and flu symptoms, are common problems, a persistent sore throat should not be ignored. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery tell us what they look for when hunting for the cause of a sore throat.
Dizziness ranks up there as one of the most common reasons for people to visit the doctor. In fact, the most recent statistics show that Americans spent a head spinning $4 Billion dollars on ER visits in 2011. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery explain how they search for the underlying causes of dizziness using Vestibular Testing.
We all know that you’re not supposed to put “anything smaller than your elbow in your ear,”and yet, people do it all the time. But, your ear canals are self-cleaning. Every time you chew or move your jaw, you’re helping move old earwax out of your ear. Earwax stops dust and dirt from getting into your ear canal. It also protects ears from infection. There are times when earwax can block your ears and affect your hearing. Christine Halvorsen, a Physician’s Assistant with Lake ENT, explains that’s when you will need to visit a professional.
Sore throats are common among children and adults once kids are back in the classroom. If your symptoms are more than just a swollen and sore throat, you might be suffering from tonsillitis. Tracy Vandeveer explains how the specialists at Lake Ear Nose Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery helped her son overcome throat infections and sleep apnea.