How to Deal with a Deviated Septum

Has your otolaryngologist told you that you have a deviated septum? If so, you may be wondering what this condition is, what issues it could possibly cause and when it might be time to have the issue corrected. A deviated septum is a structural abnormality within the nose in which the wall that ...

How to Deal With Earwax Buildup?

While it might not seem like there is a purpose behind why your ear produces earwax, there most certainly is. Even though a lot of people try to clean out their ears on their own, it’s important to remember that ears are self-cleaning. This means that the earwax will typically just come out ...

What is a Cholesteatoma?

If you suddenly notice hearing loss or discharge draining from the ear this can be rather unnerving. If you notice these symptoms it’s important that you visit an otolaryngologist right away, as you might be suffering from a cholesteatoma, a serious ear problem that can cause some long-term an...

Childhood Ear Infections

While anyone can get ear infections, this problem is far more common in childhood. In fact, most children will experience at least one ear infection by the time they turn three. It seems so unfair that little ones have to deal with frequent or painful ear infections, but if it happens it’s goo...

Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ear)

Are you wondering what that annoying ringing in your ears could be? While quite a few people will experience tinnitus at some point during their lifetime, it’s often a symptom that manifests when another issue is present. While tinnitus will often come and go for people, there are some people ...

What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

Sinus infections are one of the most common illnesses in the United States. However, when sinus infections become chronic, they can lead to a dramatic decrease in quality of life. Luckily, your ear, nose and throat doctor can help you overcome your sinusitis for good with balloon sinuplasty. Fi...

Why am I Dizzy?

You’re walking down the street when suddenly everything around you starts to spin. You feel off balance and a little startled. You worry you might pass out as you reach for something to stabilize you. There are many reasons why someone may start to feel dizzy or lightheaded. While occasional d...

Tonsils and Adenoid Issues

You may rarely think about your tonsils, but these soft-tissue masses located in the back of your throat are rather important, as they are the first defense your body has to protect you from infection. While you can see your tonsils when you open your mouth, the adenoids will not be visible (the...

Mitigating Your Allergy Symptoms

Some people in Dubuque suffer from their allergies when springtime trees and foliage release their pollen. Others have trouble when the furnace spreads dust mites and mold spores around even the cleanest of homes. The results are itchy, watery eyes, sneezing,  and runny noses. How can you mitig...