Here at Plymouth ENT, we’re so excited that it’s finally June and summer is upon us! However, the warm weather and beach days are not always a piece of cake. Summertime allergies can cause severe symptoms for some folks, and can occasionally be just as bad as the spring and fall seasons. Furthermore, the symptoms are not always the run of the mill sniffling and sneezing, and can be a bit more serious if certain factors are in play. It is important to remember that anyone can get allergies and they can appear at anytime, so even if you haven’t had them in the past, be sure to get checked out if you experience and of the following symptoms along with your sniffles.
At last, winter is behind us and the warm weather is on the way! However, the higher temperatures aren’t entirely cause for celebration. For some people, spring brings the worst allergy season of the whole year. In some cases, these allergies can start as early as late February and last until the end of June. In order to be equipped for the months ahead, here are some best practices to effectively cope with your seasonal allergies.
As the temperature drops and the snow starts to fall, you’ll hear lots of people around you start sniffling and sneezing--it may even be you! While colds and allergies have different symptoms, it’s so important to know the difference so you can seek proper treatment. It’s sometimes a tough call to figure out where that coughing and sneezing is coming from, but how long your symptoms last can be indicative of what is ailing you.
Ear gauging – piercing the earlobe and then stretching it out to allow for larger jewelry – is an example of a trend that, like tattoos, can’t be reversed on its own. Once the opening is stretched beyond a half-inch in diameter, it will not close up without medical intervention.
Do you suffer from chronic heartburn? You’re not alone; more than 60 million American adults experience heartburn symptoms at least once a month, and about 25 million American adults suffer from it on a daily basis.
Hearing loss is one of those things we like to joke about – often from embarrassment! The fact is that almost 40 million American adults suffer from some type of hearing loss; yet only 1 in 5 who could benefit from intervention like a hearing aid actually wear one. Why the resistance?
Cancer is never a pleasant topic to consider, that’s for sure. But, when it comes to head and neck cancers, there are two encouraging factors to keep in mind: if caught early, they’re often curable, and they can be preventable with certain lifestyle changes.