Ashford Clinic Blog
Is Balloon Sinuplasty Right for Me?
By now, you might have at least heard of a treatment called Balloon Sinuplasty. In fact, if you're a patient of ours or follow us on social media, you’ve probably seen it mentioned by us on several occasions. Is it right for you though? How familiar are you with how it works?
Swimmer's Ear 101
Swimmer’s ear is typically caused by water that sits in your ear after swimming - hence the name “swimmer’s ear”. This wet, warm environment is the perfect place for bacteria to thrive and multiply, causing an infection. It should be noted though that this same type of infection can occur if the thin layer of skin lining the ear canal is damaged from putting things into the ear canal. This could be a finger or other foreign object such as a cotton swab.
Do I have Allergies, a Sinus Infection, or a Summer Cold?
It could be a stuffy feeling, congestion, or even a sneeze that triggers that first question... “Am I sick, or are these allergies?” It’s certainly not unreasonable to wonder - so many symptoms can overlap when it comes to allergies and illnesses. How can you tell these conditions apart? Most of the time, you can probably go through your symptoms and rule out one or the other.
Adults and Ear Infections
When you think of an ear infection, you probably think of childhood illness. After all, the frequency of ear infections in infants and young children can be high. Once a person enters adulthood it’s less likely for you to experience an ear infection. Less likely, but not impossible.
Tips to keep your Ears, Nose, and Throat Healthy this Summer
Summer is just around the corner and that usually means lots of fun outdoor activities. The last thing that you want to deal with are summer illnesses though, so we’ve put together some tips to help you keep your ears, nose, and throat healthy and happy this summer!
Summer Allergy Survival Guide
Allergies can happen at any time during the year, and summer is no exception. You don’t need to suffer though! Here are some tips to help you through summer allergies. What are some of the culprits? Early summer is a peak time for grass pollen, which many people are allergic to. Molds and dust can also trigger allergies, and those tend to be bigger problems indoors.
When Should You See a Doctor about a Sinus Infection?
If you’ve ever wondered whether you should wait out a sinus infection or see your doctor, you’re not alone. It’s certainly tempting to skip the office visit when you feel terrible and don’t think that you’ll be told to do more than get some rest and take an over-the-counter medication. There are times when skipping that visit to the doctor can actually make things worse.
Tips for Spending Time Outside for People with Allergies
Even if seasonal allergies leave you feeling miserable, you probably still want to be outside enjoying the beautiful weather. Who wants to be shut inside all day? Well, there are some tips that can help you enjoy the outdoors even if you suffer from seasonal allergies.