ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat)



ENT is an acronym for Ear, Nose, and Throat. It is also known as Otorhinolaryngology. Here at Allergic Disease & Asthma Center we treat & test the following Ear, Nose & Throat conditions:

  • Chronic rhinitis

    Chronic rhinitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the nose and nasal passages. It can be caused by a variety of things, including allergies, infections, and environmental irritants. Symptoms include runny nose, congestion, sneezing, and itching. Chronic rhinitis can be a nuisance, but it is usually not serious . Treatment typically involves avoiding triggers, nasal corticosteroids, and antihistamines.

  • Nasal polyps

    Nasal polyps are small, noncancerous growths that form in the lining of the nose or sinuses. They’re very common, and most people with them don’t even know they have them.
    However, nasal polyps can cause a variety of symptoms, including:
    -A blocked or stuffy nose
    -An itchy nose
    -A runny nose
    -Nasal congestion
    -Postnasal drip (the feeling of liquid running down the back of your throat)
    -Loss of smell or a change in sense of smell
     If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor.

  • Otalgia

    Otalgia, or ear pain, is a common condition that can be caused by a variety of things. The most common cause of ear pain is an infection, but it can also be caused by things like allergies, sinus problems, and even toothaches. Otalgia can be a very debilitating condition, causing severe pain and discomfort. If you're suffering from otalgia, there are a few things you can do to get relief.

    One of the best ways to treat otalgia is to see your doctor as soon as possible. They will be able to prescribe antibiotics if an infection is the cause of your ear pain. If your otalgia is caused by something else, they may recommend over-the-counter medication.

  • Dysphagia

    Dysphagia (dis-FAY-juh) is a condition that makes it difficult to swallow. People with dysphagia may have trouble swallowing liquids, solids, or both. They may also feel like food is stuck in their throat or chest.
    Dysphagia can be a serious problem because it can lead to malnutrition and dehydration if food and liquid are not able to pass through the digestive tract Dysphagia can also lead to aspiration pneumonia, which is a type of lung that occurs when liquids, food, or vomit are breathed in (aspirated) the lungs.
    Dysphagia can occur at any age, but it more common in older adults. It can be caused by a number of conditions, including stroke, head injury, neurological disorders, and certain cancers.

  • Impacted cerumen

    Impacted cerumen, or ear wax, is a condition in which the ear wax becomes packed too tightly against the walls of the ear canal. This can cause pain, discomfort, and even hearing loss. Impacted cerumen is most commonly seen in people who use cotton swabs or other objects to clean their ears, as this can push the wax further into the canal. Earwax removal kits are available for purchase over-the-counter, but it is best to see a doctor if you think you have impacted cerumen as they can remove it more safely and effectively.

  • Tonsillitis

     Tonsillitis is a condition that results when the tonsils become inflamed. The tonsils are two small glands located at the back of the throat. Tonsillitis is most commonly caused by a viral infection, such as the common cold or flu. However, it can also be caused by a bacterial infection, such as strep throat. Tonsillitis can occur at any age, but it is most common in children between the ages of 5 and 15. Symptoms of tonsillitis include sore throat, fever, swollen lymph nodes, and headache. Treatment for tonsillitis typically involves rest and plenty of fluids. In some cases, antibiotics may also be necessary to clear the infection.

  • Cough

    Coughing is a reflex that helps to clear the throat and airways of irritants and debris. It is a common symptom of many upper respiratory infections, such as the common cold, bronchitis, and sinusitis. Coughing can also be a symptom of other conditions, such as asthma, allergies, or lung cancer. Treatment for a cough depends on the underlying cause. In most cases, home remedies, such as drinking plenty of fluids and taking over-the-counter (OTC) medications, are all that is needed to ease symptoms. However, some coughs may require medical treatment.

  • Globus Sensation

    As the name suggests, Globus sensation is the feeling of a lump in the throat. It is also called globus pharyngeus or just globus. The lump feeling can range from mild discomfort to severe pain. People with this condition often have difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) and may feel as though they need to clear their throat constantly. Some may even experience shortness of breath. Globus sensation is not normally a sign of a serious underlying medical condition, but it can be very annoying and disruptive to daily life.