Coastal Ear, Nose & Throat - Recent Posts

Understanding a Deviated Septum

05-15-2017

The bone and cartilage that divides your nostrils are called a septum. When the wall of the septum isn’t aligned correctly, it means the septum deviated, a condition that can cause serious symptoms when the septum doesn’t divide the nostrils evenly. Causes and Symptoms of a Deviated Septum There are many things that can cause […] ... more

How to Know When It’s Strep Throat

07-15-2016

A common sore throat is brought on by a virus, which can be very contagious and produce symptoms like drowsiness, congestion, stuffiness, coughing, aching and fever. While the symptoms are miserable, the good thing about a virus is that it will run its course in about a week with no antibiotics needed. On the other […] ... more

Nosebleeds – Cause for Concern?

04-15-2016

A bloody nose can be disconcerting, especially because it comes on without warning. If you’ve had a bloody nose (and most people have), you may ask yourself why it happens. The main causes of nose bleeds are: An injury to your nasal tissue, typically from a cold or allergies Very dry nasal tissue Blowing or […] ... more

What Causes Loss of Smell?

03-15-2016

Your sense of smell is one of your most powerful senses. The scent of cinnamon and pine during the holidays, fresh-cut grass in the spring, and burgers on the grill in the summer can effectively transport you back to happy times and fond memories. But if your sense of smell is impaired, it can be […] ... more

Epistaxis A.K.A. Nose Bleeds

02-07-2014

Are you having frequent nosebleeds? Epistaxis, or bleeding from the nose, can arise from many different causes. Bleeding can result from facial trauma, manual manipulation (putting your finger in your nose), dryness, deviated nasal septum, foreign body, inflammation, high blood pressure, bleeding disorders or other systemic disorders. Even certain medications can predispose you to nosebleeds. […] ... more

Sleep Apnea?

04-18-2013

Snoring and Sleep Apnea? Are they Different? ........YES, They are Different! Although a snoring problem can lead to Sleep Apnea. Sleep Apnea is a condition that occurs when the airway is blocked, and can actually cause you to stop breathing for 10 seconds or even longer. Sleep Apnea is a treatable condition. Below are possible […] ... more

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

04-11-2013

If you or a loved one suffers from allergies or asthma attacks then you know there are “triggers” that can bring on an attack. Some of the most common triggers are: Tobacco Smoke: Do not allow secondhand smoke near you, in your home, your car, or wherever you spend a lot of time Dust Mites: […] ... more