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What to Expect from Your First Botox®️ Treatment Oct 1st, 2022

When the passing of years start to catch up with you, fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and across your forehead can start to affect your self-confidence. Fortunately, there’s a way to get rid of these telltale signs of aging.  The ear, nose, and throat specialists at ENT of New Orleans, with...

5 Signs of a Sinus Infection Sep 1st, 2022

Nothing is worse than problems with your sinuses. While many other conditions can cause sinus irritation, sinusitis can be problematic for weeks or even months, and even turn into a chronic illness. The ear, nose, and throat specialists at ENT of New Orleans, with offices in Chalmette, Harvey, New Orleans, and Marrero, Louisiana,...

COVID-19 vs. a Cold or Flu: How to Tell the Differences Aug 1st, 2022

You’ve been felled by a bug, but how do you know if it’s just a cold, the annual flu, or COVID-19? Knowing the main differences between the three conditions can go a long way toward clarifying your condition. The ear, nose, and throat specialists at ENT of New Orleans, with offices in Chalmette,...

How Vestibular Rehabilitation Reduces Your Vertigo Symptoms Jul 1st, 2022

If the room is spinning but you’re standing still, you could have vertigo. For some people, vertigo is an ongoing issue with no clear cure. Fortunately, there’s a workaround that can help you manage your vertigo symptoms.  The ear, nose, and throat specialists at ENT of New Orleans, with offices in Chalmette, Harvey,...

Signs You Need May Need Your Tonsils Out? Jun 1st, 2022

Many children get their tonsils removed to alleviate sore throats and snoring, but just as many people live their entire lives without needing a tonsillectomy. A sore throat alone isn’t grounds for surgery, but if you’re experiencing chronic infections, sleep apnea, or bad breath, a tonsillectomy might be necessary to...

My Child Has Chronic Ear Infections: Can You Help? May 1st, 2022

It’s estimated that five out of six children will have at least one ear infection before the age of three years. In fact, ear infections are the most common reason a parent brings a young child to the doctor. The ear, nose, and throat specialists at ENT of New Orleans, with offices in Chalmette, Harvey,...

The Many Benefits of Immunotherapy Apr 7th, 2022

For some, allergies are a seasonal issue that comes and goes. For others, it’s a chronic condition. If you’re tired of the side effects of antihistamines, now is the time to begin treating your allergies. With immunotherapy, you can start building a tolerance to your allergens, reducing your symptoms over...

Why Do I Have Sleep Apnea? Mar 8th, 2022

Causes of sleep apnea can be elusive, much like the condition itself, hiding in plain sight until symptoms become too difficult to ignore. If your partner finally made you go see a sleep specialist due to your snoring, you may have only recently gotten a diagnosis. If so, you’re probably...

I Can't Breathe Comfortably Through My Nose: Do I Need Sinus Surgery? Feb 1st, 2022

Temporary bouts of congestion are perfectly normal, especially if it’s allergy or flu season. However, if you find it difficult to breathe through one or both sides of your nose more often than not, it might be time to consult an ENT to determine what’s causing the problem and whether...

Understanding the Different Causes of Vertigo Jan 12th, 2022

There are many reasons why you might experience vertigo — the trouble is figuring out which one is responsible for your specific symptoms. If you often find yourself struggling to stay centered in a room that appears to be spinning, or find yourself off balance without warning, it’s likely a...

How to Know if You Should Have Your Tonsils Removed Dec 9th, 2021

Recurring cases of tonsillitis can be a sign that your tonsils are doing more harm than good. Constant strep throat infections, swollen throat tissue, and difficulty swallowing and talking can become debilitating over time. The ear, nose, and throat specialists at ENT of New Orleans, with offices in Chalmette, Harvey,...

I Live Alone: How Do I Know if I Have Sleep Apnea? Nov 11th, 2021

One of the most common stories among patients involves their partners or family members informing them that they snore and snort in their sleep. This intervention is usually what spurs people into seeking a diagnosis for their sleep apnea. So, how do you recognize symptoms of sleep apnea when there’s...

Warning Signs of a Thyroid Problem Oct 10th, 2021

If you’re being plagued by symptoms that don’t seem to have a clear cause, you should have your thyroid checked. Often overlooked, this tiny butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your throat could be the source of your problems. The providers at ENT of New Orleans, with four locations in...

Life After Hearing Aids Sep 8th, 2021

Are you suffering from hearing loss? Hearing aids can be the solution, but far too many people relegate their aids to a drawer in frustration because they didn’t get help learning how to live with them.  The providers at ENT of New Orleans, with four locations in the Greater New...

Tips for Keeping Your Skin Safe in the Sun Aug 12th, 2021

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, and a massive problem worldwide. Everyone is at risk, whether you stay indoors or spend most of your time outside. As more research is done on how UV light affects the skin, more and more dermatologists are...

Who Needs Rhinoplasty? Jul 8th, 2021

Your nose is the center of your face and the focal point of your profile. If it’s out of proportion to your face or otherwise not cosmetically pleasing, you may desire that it be enhanced. Or, if you can’t breathe well through your nose, or if it got broken, it...

Can Vertigo Make You Nauseated? Jun 22nd, 2021

At least 40% of adults will experience vertigo at some point in their life, and women tend to experience episodes more often than men. Not only can this condition leave you feeling dizzy and unbalanced, but it can also cause nausea, which is a feeling of being sick to your...

What to do About a Sinus Headache May 25th, 2021

Almost everyone suffers from headaches every once in a while. Tension, jaw pain, eye fatigue, and allergies can all cause headaches that drain you of energy and enthusiasm for work or hobbies and even make relaxation impossible to enjoy.  Sinus headaches cause a deep pressure that can make your cheeks,...

Bothered by Allergies? Consider Immunotherapy Apr 28th, 2021

Allergies are one of the leading causes of chronic illness in the United States, and more than 50 million Americans experience allergies every year. However, many people react poorly to antihistamines and wish there was a more effective treatment for seasonal allergies. Fortunately, there is. Immunotherapy can desensitize you to...

7 Signs of a Respiratory Infection Mar 17th, 2021

Respiratory infections, such as the common cold, are often viral, so taking antibiotics won’t do anything to help. The best treatment is to stay hydrated, take it easy, and limit your interactions with other people. However, if your symptoms last longer than a week, it might be a sign that...

When to Consider an Allergy Test Feb 17th, 2021

More than 50 million Americans are allergic to one or more things, whether they’re food-related, environmental, or seasonal. Knowing what your allergy triggers are could end up saving your life. Getting tested is the first step. Our providers at ENT of New Orleans, with four locations in the Greater New...

Recovering from Sinus Surgery: What to Expect Jan 21st, 2021

If you’ve been struggling with sinusitis, you know how painful and exhausting the condition can be, with a constant cycle of antibiotics and saline sprays. If your chronic sinusitis is caused by structural issues, sinus surgery can be a great way to prevent further issues. However, the concept of surgery...

5 Common Respiratory Infections Dec 14th, 2020

Respiratory infections make up some of the most common medical ailments. It can be difficult to tell respiratory infections apart, especially in their early stages. This is why it’s important to keep an eye on your sore throat, stuffy head, or congested chest. While it could just be a common...

Why Do I Keep Getting Dizzy? Nov 12th, 2020

If you often experience dizziness, or it seems like your surroundings start spinning, you could have vertigo. This can be dangerous if it happens when you’re standing, moving, or driving, and it can be no less frustrating if you’re sitting or lying down.  Several things can cause vertigo, so it’s...

The Dangers of Sleep Apnea Oct 14th, 2020

Has your partner left for the bedroom down the hall due to your constant snoring at night? You could have obstructive sleep apnea, which affects about 30 million Americans every year. This condition may not only make you a bad bedmate, but it can seriously impact your health. ENT of...

Curious About Botox? Here's What You Should Know Sep 1st, 2020

If you’re thinking about adding Botox® to your beauty routine, you might have some questions about how this treatment works and what to expect. There’s a lot of misinformation surrounding Botox, and getting the right information can help you make the right decisions.  ENT of New Orleans, with locations in...

Get the Jump on Fall Allergies Through Immunotherapy Aug 12th, 2020

An estimated one in four people will experience allergies at some point, but pollen spores can cause more than just a runny nose. Allergies can cause headaches, hay fever, and even temporary hearing loss. Fortunately, taking over-the-counter antihistamines isn’t the only option for dealing with allergies. Immunotherapy may be able...

When Tonsils Are More of a Liability Than an Asset Jul 14th, 2020

Do you have recurring cases of tonsillitis caused by strep throat or other infections? If so, your tonsils may be causing you more trouble than they're worth. It could be time to consider a tonsillectomy as a way to significantly improve your quality of life. The ear, nose, and throat...

Signs of a Troubled Thyroid Jun 22nd, 2020

What does a small gland located at the base of your neck have to do with your overall health? Quite a bit actually. Your thyroid gland is responsible for regulating many of your body’s important metabolic functions, which means that when it’s not functioning properly, the effects can be drastic....

Sinusitis: A Common but Irritating Condition May 27th, 2020

Sinusitis occurs when a bacterial infection causes the tissue in your sinus lining to become inflamed and swell up. Sound familiar? While most healthy people are well-equipped to fight off acute sinusitis, the symptoms can still be irritating and uncomfortable.  That’s why the ENT specialists here at ENT of New...

Why Allergies Strike and How You Can Combat Them Apr 8th, 2020

Your immune system works to protect you against harmful substances. Unfortunately, sometimes your body can identify a harmless substance as a threat. It isn’t fully understood why this happens, but when it does, it can cause allergy symptoms. Allergy symptoms can range from mild to life-threatening, but most people fall...