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...

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...

Should You Use Q-tips to Clean Your Ear

Do you use Q-tips to remove earwax? Find out why you might not want to do that! You’ve just gotten out of the shower. Your ears are wet from having just washed your hair and the first thing you do is to reach for a Q-tip. Not so fast! Should you really be doing that? While most […]

Signs You Have an Ear Infection

Ear pain can make you feel miserable, but it’s not always easy to tell if your symptoms are actually caused by an infection. These signs and symptoms typically occur when you have an ear infection. What are common ear infection signs and symptoms? Symptoms of ear infections include: Ear Pain: P...

What is Cosmetic Surgery?

Are you contemplating cosmetic facial plastic surgery? Are you ready to learn more? Whether it is changes related to age, sun worshiping, or cigarette use, premature aging can cause undesirable changes to the face.  Fortunately, the ENT Facial Plastic Surgeons at Dubuque ENT (Dubuque, IA) are sk...

What Is Causing My Chronic Coughing?

Have coughing spells become a normal part of your day? Living with constant coughing can leave you feeling tired and dizzy. Determining the cause is an important step that will help your ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor find a treatment that will stop your chronic coughing. What causes chronic ...

What Causes Tonsil Stones?

Find out how tonsil stones develop and what your treatment options are. When we think about stones we often think about kidney stones, but this isn’t the only area of the body where these hard and sometimes painful stones can appear. Another area that you may also experience stones is the tons...

Why Is My Voice Always Hoarse?

Discover the reasons why your voice is hoarse and what an ENT doctor can do about it. While some people may find a raspy voice attractive, a hoarse voice may be rather startling if it’s suddenly appeared out of nowhere. There are many reasons why you may be experiencing hoarseness. Find out the...