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Swimmer’s ear is an affliction of the outer ear that causes pain due to infection or inflammation from trapped water. Bacteria or fungal organisms grow and spread causing uncomfortable irritation. While swimmers may get this infection, the name is actually a misnomer as it’s found more often in people who aren’t swimmers. Anybody whose ears…

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You may think cleanliness is something that can be achieved at home, but that is not always the case. The workings of your ears are mostly internal and are best cleaned out by a professional. You might be surprised to find out that your local ENT doctor can perform professional ear wax removal. Here are…

sleep apnea - OOA

Forty-five percent of adults snore, with 25 percent of those people snoring every night. Heavy snoring can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, which, left untreated, can lead to a host of medical issues. If you or your partner think they spot the symptoms of sleep apnea in yourself or your children, it’s important…

heavy snoring causes and treatments - Oklahoma Otolaryngology Associates

Heavy snoring can be caused by a variety of factors, but generally it happens when the muscles of your throat relax and the walls begin to vibrate when you breathe. The vibration increases as the airway becomes narrower, causing your snoring to become louder. If the throat collapses, you could have a cessation of breathing…

professional ear cleaning - Oklahoma Otolaryngology Associates

Ears are naturally self-cleaning, but sometimes ear wax can build up and become uncomfortable. In these cases, you may need professional ear wax removal. How do you know when it’s become bad enough to seek out professional ear care? Here are some symptoms to watch for and some advice on why some DIY methods should…

mouth sores - Oklahoma Otolaryngologist Associates

Something an Otolaryngologist can treat for you are Oral Lesions, or mouth sores, which may make it painful to eat and talk. Two common and recurrent oral lesions you may be familiar with are fever blisters (also known as cold sores) and canker sores. Canker sores and fever blisters are somewhat similarbut there are important…

treat sinusitis - Oklahoma Otolaryngology Associates

Have you ever had a cold that just won’t go away; no matter how hard you try to find a remedy? 10 days may pass without relief. The cold seems to be getting stronger, rather than going away. No matter what you try, your nose just does not get clear. It could be a particularly…

Oklahoma Otolaryngology Associates

The nasal septum is the barrier of bone and cartilage that divides your nose into two separate nasal cavities. The septum becomes deviated when it is moved to one side of the nose and is not centered or is crooked. This can happen at birth or due to an injury.  For those individuals with a…

Oklahoma Otolaryngology Associates

Ear, nose and throat disorders are common among children and are one of the top reasons parents take their child to see a pediatrician, but sometimes primary care just is not enough. Did you know that Oklahoma ENT doctors specialize in both adults and children and have the same amount of pediatric training as strictly…

Oklahoma Otolaryngology Associates

The sinuses are interconnected hollow spaces in the skull that are lined with mucus secreting membranes. These mucus membranes can become infected and swollen causing blockage of the natural openings in the sinus passageways. When these openings become blocked, fluid within the sinuses cannot properly drain causing many people to suffer from congestion, facial pressure,…

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