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Simple Ways To help With Allergies This Spring Feb 17th, 2021

Before you know it, the bees will buzz, and the flowers will bloom, and our eyes will be as red and scratchy as a blooming rose. Springtime allergies are very annoying, and you must handle them intelligently to mitigate their symptoms. At Cedar Crest ENT, we promote general wellness and...

Why Does My Throat & Ear Hurt? Dec 29th, 2020

In a previous blog, we discussed what may cause your throat and ear to feel itchy. Dealing with that itchy feeling is annoying enough, but being painful is a different matter. Pain in your ears or throat is usually sharp or scratchy. This is commonly paired with allergies or a cold...

ENT vs. Audiologist: What You Need To Know Nov 27th, 2020

Did you know there’s a difference between your Ear, Nose, & Throat doctor and an audiologist? Crazy right? But it’s true. In fact, after you first visit your primary care physician for any hearing loss difficulties, they will refer you to either an ENT specialist or an audiologist. There are...

What Causes An Itchy Throat & Ears Oct 30th, 2020

Have you ever had an itchy throat or itchy ears, and there doesn’t seem to be a reason for it? It doesn’t necessarily hurt, but it’s not the most comfortable feeling either. Some of you might be able to recognize it as the beginning of allergies making their presence known....

Chronic Nosebleed Treatments Sep 30th, 2020

Allergy season is upon us, which means the dry air is going to cause issues. Nosebleeds can happen to anyone at any age. It’s inconvenient, and sometimes messy, but usually can be treated at home. It becomes an issue when your nosebleed doesn’t stop after a while or occurs more...

The Basics of Balance Disorder Aug 28th, 2020

Are there times where you seem to lose your balance for no reason? Does it get worse when your sinus’ are acting up or when you have a cold? It’s natural to get dizzy and lose your balance once in a while because of how your blood moves throughout your...

Earwax vs. Hearing Loss: What You Need To Know Jul 31st, 2020

Earwax is a naturally occurring part of the ear. It’s a mixture of dead skin cells, dirt, oil, and sweat, which all sounds unappealing, but it’s actually all part of a healthy ear canal. The issue is when the earwax builds up. Earwax impactions can cause hearing loss. You might...

5 Signs You Should Visit Your ENT Jul 2nd, 2020

How do you know when it’s time to see your Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor? When it comes to specialized doctors, it’s not easy to know when to go. Do you wait to get referred by your general practitioner? Do you contact your insurance first? It can get very overwhelming...

How Telemedicine Will Make Your Visit Better Jun 3rd, 2020

Doctors and nurses are some of the hardest workers out there, but let’s be honest, the less you see of them, the better because it means you’re healthy. No one really likes going to the doctor. You’re already not feeling well, but because they need to examine you, they’re going...

The Basics of Tinnitus Apr 30th, 2020

Have you been experiencing a persistent ringing in your ears? You’ve tried multiple remedies, but it doesn’t seem to get any better? You may have a form of Tinnitus. The most immediate symptom that you’ll notice is a persistent ringing in your ears. Learn more about this disorder below! Symptoms...

How To Stay Protected Against COVID-19 Mar 30th, 2020

Right now, the world has been thrown for a loop. A good portion of you reading this should be at home practicing social distancing and keeping yourself safe from any exposure from the outside world. Thankfully, we’re knowledgeable enough to know what the symptoms are, who is most at risk,...

Can You Get Swimmer’s Ear Without Swimming? Feb 28th, 2020

“Swimmer’s Ear” is just a common name for an infection in the outer ear canal. The official name for this condition is otitis externa. While it’s mostly common in swimmers because of how often they’re in the water, it can happen to anyone. This infection usually starts in the eardrum...

What Are Tonsil Stones? Jan 30th, 2020

Tonsil Stones may be a term that you’ve heard in passing, but never knew what they were. You may get them yourself, but don’t realize it, or it only happens once in a while. Tonsil stones, or tonsilloliths, are relatively harmless and can easily be treated at home.  What are...

Dysphagia: Everything You Need To Know Dec 30th, 2019

What is Dysphagia? Dysphagia is when you have trouble swallowing either food or liquid, meaning it’ll take much more time for the food to travel down to your stomach. While at times trouble swallowing could be caused by eating too fast or not chewing well enough, dysphagia goes beyond that....

Symptoms of Sinusitis & How To Prevent It Nov 29th, 2019

Sinusitis is a fairly common illness that affects everyone during various seasons of the year. It’s caused by the common cold, where the sinuses become swollen and inflamed. Sinusitis can be accompanied by having trouble breathing through your nose and your face feeling slightly swollen. You might also have a...

Signs Your Hearing Aid Needs To Be Replaced Oct 31st, 2019

Hearing aids are an essential part of day-to-day life for some individuals. These tiny devices allow people who are hard of hearing to enjoy their daily life. With proper care, hearing aids can last quite awhile, however, there are times when they break down or need more than basic maintenance....

Fall Allergies to Look Out For Sep 30th, 2019

It’s that time of year when everyone is stocking up on the tissues, vapor rubs, blankets, and allergy medicine. While allergies can spring up all year round, they are at their worst in the fall. Very few people can get away from having the sniffles at least once during the...

Signs of GERD Aug 18th, 2019

GERD or GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease is easily a very uncomfortable and common disease. It affects many from infancy on up. This is caused by stomach acid entering your esophagus and can be brought on by a variety of foods and drinks. GERD also happens when the valve between the esophagus and the stomach...

Treatments for Sleep Apnea Jul 29th, 2019

The idea of sleep apnea might be intimidating, but the good news is that it’s treatable. There are a number of treatments that can be done depending on your situation, and the severity of your sleep apnea. You’ll be referred to a Sleep Disorder Center where a specialist can determine...

Summer Camp Prep Tips For Children With Allergies Jun 27th, 2019

Considering sending your child to summer camp, but are worried about their seasonal, insect, food/gluten allergies or asthma? Your fears may well be warranted but, with the right preparation, you can send them off with confidence. Camp allergy prep tips Consider one of the plethora of specialized food allergy- friendly camps for...

Women and Hearing Loss May 26th, 2019

Your hearing health is closely related to various health conditions. Hearing devices will enhance your quality of life and benefit cognitive functions. Studies show that men are twice as likely as women to experience hearing loss; however, women are more likely to seek treatment sooner and wear their hearing aids...

14 Tips for Deeper and More Restful Sleep Apr 28th, 2019

A good night of sleep is imperative to our health, safety and well-being. Poor sleep patterns can result in obesity, hypertension, depression, diabetes, stroke, kidney and heart disease, difficulty concentrating, which can increase risk of accidents and make you less productive. Go to bed and wake at consistent times, this...

Relationship Between Hearing Loss and Balance Mar 19th, 2019

Hearing loss in of itself does not cause balance disorders, but an inner ear problem can be responsible for balance issue. A hearing loss may be a sign of an underlying condition which is also impairing your balance. Balance disorders can be caused by certain health conditions, medications, or a...

Seasonal Allergies In Pregnancy Feb 20th, 2019

The best part of knowing the spring season is just around the corner is the knowledge that the winter cold and blustery weather will soon be behind us. There is a wonderful sense of renewal and rejuvenation during spring. Pregnant during spring is normally the ideal time comfort wise; it’s...