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The Causes, Prevention, & Treatment of Nosebleeds

PREVENTING AND TREATING NOSEBLEEDS As the weather shifts and the air becomes drier, nosebleeds tend to be a more common occurrence. Although nosebleeds can be alarming, most are minor and easy to control. COMMON CAUSES OF NOSEBLEEDS A nosebleed, medically referred to as epistaxis, is bleeding from the blood vessels that line the inside of […]


OTC hearing aids vs. Prescription Hearing Aids

The FDA-approved hearing aids became available over the counter for the first time in mid-October this year, allowing a more affordable alternative to prescription hearing aids.  Not everyone is a good candidate for these OTC hearing aids though and it’s important to know if they will help your type of hearing loss and lifestyle needs. […]


5 Ways To Reduce Fall Allergies

The fall season can be a hard time for allergies in Central Texas. At this time of year the ragweed, grasses, and mold allergens begin peaking. For allergy sufferers, this can cause increased congestion, drainage, eye itching/redness, and more. How can you prevent and manage these symptoms? Read below for some tips! 1. Daily saline […]


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Are Sinus Issues Triggering your Migraine?

What is a Migraine? Migraine headaches can be quite debilitating.  It is usually a severe headache typically centered more around one eye, worsened by light, lasting for hours, and may be associated with nausea. These are neurological headaches caused by a dilation of the blood vessels in the brain. These headaches are evaluated and treated […]


Does My Child Need Ear Tubes?

Does My Child Need Ear Tubes? If your child has had multiple ear infections or fluid buildup behind the eardrum, your child’s doctor may have recommended ear tubes. Ear tubes, sometimes referred to as pressure equalization (PE) tubes are small tubes made of plastic that are inserted into the child’s eardrum. The tubes allow for […]


Treatments for Nasal Valve Collapse

What are the treatments for Nasal Valve Collapse? Nasal Valve Collapse is a common problem. It is a condition where the ligaments on the outside of the nose are weak or broken and the nostrils collapse when the patient breathes in. The ligaments can break from an injury to the nose or become weaker with […]


WHY IS MY NOSE CONSTANTLY RUNNING?

Do you need to carry tissues with you because your nose is constantly running? Or do you continuously clear your throat, have post-nasal drip or congestion? If so you may suffer from vasomotor rhinitis (VMR).   What is Vasomotor Rhinitis?: Vasomotor rhinitis, sometimes referred to as non-allergic rhinitis is a chronic condition is which the […]


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Mouth taping to fix Snoring?

Mouth taping is all the rage right now. Your partner snores… You heard they should tape their mouth. It’s better to breathe through my nose… I heard I should tape my mouth to make me breathe through my nose. But why? Why do you need to tape your mouth to choose nose breathing? That’s the […]


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Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea

Do you have signs of obstructive sleep apnea? It can be a very serious condition — besides making you feel tired all of the time, it can result in serious health problems. You may be hesitant to get help for your sleep apnea because a very commonly used treatment – the CPAP machine – may seem […]


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What is DIG and why do we prescribe it?

If you have ever been treated for a sinus infection at our office, you may have been prescribed a nasal spray called “DIG”. DIG is a compounded nasal spray made by a specialty pharmacy that contains multiple ingredients to treat sinus infection:   Dexamethasone (a topical steroid) Itraconazole (an anti-fungal medication used to treat fungal […]


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