Alamo ENT Blog

Ear Tubes

Each year nearly half a million ear tube surgeries are performed on children, making it one of the most common childhood surgeries performed with anesthesia. The typical age for insertion of ear tubes is from six months to three years. Inserting tubes reduces the risk of future ear infections, restores hearing loss caused by fluid behind…

Treatment of a Thyroid Disorder

Your thyroid gland is one of the endocrine glands that makes hormones to regulate physiological functions in your body, like metabolism (heart rate, sweating, energy consumed). Other endocrine glands include the pituitary, adrenal, and parathyroid glands and specialized cells within the pancreas. The thyroid gland is located in the middle of the lower neck, below…

What Is Tinnitus?

Do you hear a ringing, roaring, clicking, or hissing sound in your ears? Do you hear this sound often or all the time? Does the sound bother you a lot? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have (ti-NIGHT-us or TIN-i-tus) and you should see a hearing professional. Tinnitus therapy is…

Common ENT Problems for Kids

Some kids rip through boxes of facial tissues just for giggles—other kids fill those tissues because their noses won’t stop running. Some kids won’t go to sleep because they can’t stop playing—other kids can’t sleep from ear pain. And some kids snore like drunken sailors—which sounds really freaky coming from a 2-year-old. If your child…

Insight to Allergies and Hay Fever

Millions of Americans suffer from nasal allergies, commonly known as hay fever. Often fragrant flowers are blamed for the uncomfortable symptoms, yet they are rarely the cause; their pollens are too heavy to be airborne. An ear, nose, and throat specialist can help determine the substances causing your discomfort and develop a management plan that…

What is a Balance Disorder?

Constant spinning, persistent imbalance, or disorienting dizziness … Sound familiar? If you are experiencing these symptoms, you may be experiencing a vestibular disorder. Vertigo and balance disorders affect a multitude of people each year. While it is often difficult to describe exactly what you are experiencing, we have several methods to diagnose your condition. Balance disorders can…