Recent Blog Posts

How To Know If You Have Allergies Or A Cold

06/15/2017

There are many similarities between the onset of a cold and allergies. Here are several factors that can help you determine if your incessant sneezing and coughing are due to hay fever or sickness. Colds are a reaction to a virus: A cold occurs when you catch a virus. There are hundreds of cold strains […] ... more

Everything You Wanted to Know About Ears Wax (But Were Going to Tell You Anyway)

05/24/2017

Dollar Shave Club - by Brian Vanhooker: It’s one of the grossest substances your body produces—but it’s also doing a really important job. Earwax comes in many guises, varying in color from amber to brown to gray to black, its consistency ranging from wet and gooey to dry and flakey. But whatever its form, it’s universally […] ... more

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

Understanding Sleep Apnea

03/15/2017

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when your breathing repeatedly stops and starts. A potentially serious condition, sleep apnea has three main types: Obstructive sleep apnea. This happens when something partially or totally blocks your upper airway as you sleep. It makes your diaphragm and chest muscles work overtime to open the blocked […] ... more

How Dr. Seth McAfee A Otolaryngologist is Helping Locals

02/17/2017

Listen to this. Right now, thousands of surfers are suffering with hearing challenges due to years of passionate all-season wave riding.  On Friday, the day after our latest snowstorm, 10 surfers were swimming in Deal.  Even more were spotted on the Asbury Park coastline.  Some of these diehards have been ignoring their hearing issues because […] ... more

What’s that Ringing in your Ears?

02/15/2017

Buzzing, swishing, clicking or ringing sounds in your ears usually, points to one thing – tinnitus. The most common cause of tinnitus is prolonged exposure to loud sounds, which causes permanent damage to the cells of the cochlea, a small organ in the inner ear. Among those whose jobs put them at risk for tinnitus […] ... more

Tonsillectomy – When Is It Necessary? 

01/15/2017

There was a time when a tonsillectomy was a regularly performed surgery used to remove swollen or infected tonsils. Over the years, the healthcare community has determined that tonsillectomy surgery was often being performed unnecessarily, so nowadays this procedure isn’t done nearly as often as it once was. That being said, there are times when […] ... more

Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat’s Dr. Seth McAfee offers a Minimally Invasive Treatment to cure those suffering with Surfer’s Ear

12/22/2016

NEPTUNE, NEW JERSEY – Surfer’s ear, a disorder of progressive bone growth in the ear canals, affects surfers, divers, and anyone experiencing recurring bouts of cold water and wind exposure. Surgery permanently corrects the consequences of surfer’s ear, resulting in hearing restoration, elimination of water trapping, and elimination of recurring ear infections. Normal ear canals […] ... more

The Tell-Tale Signs of Sleep Apnea

12/15/2016

Sleep apnea is a common sleeping disorder in which patients stop breathing while they sleep. A serious condition, sleep apnea can cause sleep interruptions irregularly or many times throughout the night. This type of irregular sleep can cause your brain to suffer from lack of oxygen. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive […] ... more

Stopping the Buzzsaw with the Pillar Procedure

11/15/2016

Snoring seems harmless enough. When you were a kid you probably felt as if your Dad’s snoring was lifting the roof of the house every breath he took in. Usually, it is harmless (your Mom wouldn’t agree!), annoying to anyone in range, but generally harmless. But sometimes it points to a more serious health issue. […] ... more