Now obviously it isn’t allergy season right now. Some of you are saying to yourselves “So why should I care?”. There are several reasons for why you should theoretically care, the most important of which is the fact that YOU WILL STILL BE ALLERGIC NEXT YEAR when allergy season does come around. Taking pre-emptive measures against allergies can be beneficial for you and everyone else around that has to deal with your mountains of snotty tissues.
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Feeling under the weather? Have an earache, sinus pain, or a scratchy throat that won’t go away? It may be time to go see the otolaryngologist or ENT doctor, also known as the nose throat and ear doctor. It’s quite difficult to pronounce “otolaryngologist”, so it’s easy to see why most people prefer nose, throat and ear doctor.
These doctors can help with a number of ailments and they only poke, grope and peck at your ears every so often. This is often one of the first doctors you see when you suffer from odd but unexplained physical problems. For instance, many patients claim to experience a ringing in the ears, which would fall under an ENT’s care. Some patients have trouble keeping your balance and this is also an ENT’s concern, since improper balance is believed to be indicative of an inner ear imbalance. (As for always spilling sodas at every restaurant you go, that’s not necessarily an ear problem…you’re probably eating too fast.)
Other things you might see a nose, throat and ear doctor for include hearing loss, allergies and hay fever, loss of voice or consistent hoarseness, loss of smell, facial nerve pain, acid reflux, and goiters. You’d also see them if you have cancer of the lip, mouth, larynx, neck, face, or the nose. Pretty much anything above the shoulders they may be able to help you with.
If you are having issues with your ears, nose or throat, how do you decide which ENT to visit? There are plenty of factors to consider. Most people start by going for a visit to their primary care doctor, who then will often refer them to a nose throat and ear doctor if there is a condition that needs more specialized attention. You can often ask for a recommendation from your primary doctor, and also ask family and associates. Next, you will need to determine which doctors are covered by your insurance plan if it is applicable.
If you still cannot decide, write down your top choices and give them a call. You can get a feel for their service by talking to the phone staff. See if they are friendly and geared to customer service. If they yell at you, behave cold-heartedly or insult your nose (while over the phone, no less!) then that is simply inexcusable.
Also ask about details which may help your decision making process such as their hours, location and fees. Don’t be shy about asking about credentials or experience with your particular illness. The next step is making an appointment and speaking with the nose, throat and ear doctor face to face. If you are going to need ongoing treatment, be sure you find a doctor that you like, is competent, and whom you feel you can easily ask questions of.
Remember, we are living in an ever-changing world with new health risks and new developing conditions. Keep on top of your health and don’t wait for something to break down. Think preventively and make friends with your friendly neighborhood ENT.
Allergy Sufferers may find discomfort while using contact lenses.
Perhaps the most common symptoms of those who suffer from allergies tend to be itchy and watery eyes. These symptoms pose a threat to allergy victims who simultaneously wear contact lenses. Among side effects, blurred vision is a common problem, and tends to be the complaint from most contact lens wearers to their allergy doctor.
Contact lenses are constructed in a way, that they can potentially trap allergens in their enclosure, and may cause severe discomfort for those who wear them who are also suffering from allergy symptoms. Although this is usually prevalent during the main allergy season, more sensitive people are unable to wear contact lenses at all without expecting severe discomfort. According to a recent study, the combination of allergy symptoms, with contact lenses causes such discomfort that up to 40% of contact lens wearers choose not to wear their visual aids regularly during the allergy season. Up to 10% choose to completely avoid wearing their contacts for fear of allergic discomfort.
Upon consultation with an Allergy Doctor, it is easy to understand why the combination of contact lenses and allergies can cause such immense problems. It is a well-known fact that a large portion of contact users do not replace their contacts in the suggested patterns, but rather tend to leave them in for longer than suggested purely out of convenience. This can be detrimental to eye health, as well as could be the aggressor of allergy symptoms, and the catalyst for worsening vision.
According to ocular specialists, the combination of aging contact lenses, particle accumulation, and allergic reactions can lead to severe problems for anybody not adhering to their contact replacement schedule and allergy advice from their allergy doctor.
Some common solutions would be to wear glasses as much as possible to substitute the contact lenses. This could help with potential irritation problems, as well as allergy symptoms. Another potential relief comes in the form of eye drops. Using these will help lubricate the eye, and aid it in naturally extracting some of the harmful particles that cause irritation and allergy symptoms.
Dr. Rabkin is a board certified Allergy Doctor, ENT Doctor, Otolaryngologist, and Ear Nose and Throat Specialist. He operates from 3 convenient locations in New York (Brooklyn, Queens) and New Jersey (Fairlawn). Dr. Rabkin has authored numerous publications, and has received multiple awards. Visit our homepage on more information about Dr. Rabkin, Hearing, Smell, Vision, Allergies, and How to Schedule an appointment.
Peanut allergies can be extremely severe. Talk to your allergy doctor today.
Food allergies are becoming a growing problem, and it is especially noticeable in children. The growing number of young children that experience allergy symptoms grew roughly 20% from the year 1997 to 2007 according to the C.D.C.P.
According to an Allergy Doctor in Baltimore, roughly 150 people die every year from Allergy-related complications. Most of these deaths are attributed to Peanuts, and another common nut referred to as the tree-nut.
There are several preventative steps that parents may take in order to prevent their children from experiencing such allergy complications, as well as to be prepared in the situation that an allergy emergency may occur. Almost every Allergy Doctor would suggest these few steps in order to ensure that your child is safe, even if they have allergies.
Inform all Child Guardians such as school attendants, and caretakers about which foods may cause an allergic reaction, and what is safe for the child to eat.
Inform your child about the dangers of an allergic reaction and explicitly explain which foods are safe to eat, and which may cause harm.
Write up an Emergency plan, which you can distribute to anyone caring for your child. This may contain the steps needed to resolve the allergy emergencies, or the appropriate contact information and procedures to follow in case a severe allergic reaction may happen.
If the allergies are peanut related, make sure your child always has accessible epinephrine, as well as knowledge on how to inject it in case of an emergency.
If you are cautious about peanut allergies, and follow you Allergy Doctor Instructions carefully, you can rest assured.
Allergic reaction are definitely no joke, but can be prevented if one is properly educated to deal with them. Talk to an Allergy Doctor, Get advice on how to prepare for this kind of emergency, and make sure all necessary steps are taken toward allergy awareness and safety. The more you know, the safer you are, so talk to your allergy doctor today, and become aware.
Dr. Dimitry Rabkin is a board certified ENT Doctor, Allergy Doctor, Otolaryngologist, and Ear Nose and Throat Specialist. He operates from 3 convenient locations in New York (Brooklyn, Queens) and New Jersey (Fairlawn). Dr. Rabkin has authored numerous publications, and has received multiple awards. Visit our homepage on more information about Dr. Rabkin, Hearing, Smell, Vision, Allergies, and How to Schedule an appointment.
It was recently discovered by Ear Nose and Throat researchers during a hearing study that Vitamin Supplements tend to reverse and even prevent hearing loss due to noise exposure in lab animals.
This discovery is extremely huge for the ENT community, and even foreshadows the possibility of ENT doctors one day being able to prescribe medication for preventing noise-induced and even age-related hearing loss in human beings.
Out of the vitamins tested, antioxidants such as vitamin C, E, and Beta-Carotene, as well as magnesium predominantly affected test results. When given to lab animals before exposing them to loud noise, it showed significant signs of reduction and elimination of Hearing Loss, both temporary and permanent.
The results of this study conclude another ENT study conducted some years ago, which revealed that antioxidants are able to reduce hearing damage even when taken after exposed to noise. In addition to the fact that antioxidants have been proven to help out in cases of bad eyesight, sense of smell, and other bodily ailments, this can prove very beneficial for future Ear Nose and Throat Health, and remedies.
ENT specialists are currently studying the effects of Vitamins on college students with prolonged exposure to loud MP3 outputs. Within the near future, we can expect to see an increase in natural Hearing Loss Remedies, and other ENT remedies.
***ABOUT THE DOCTOR***
Dr. Rabkin is a board certified ENT Doctor, Allergy Doctor, Otolaryngologist, and Ear Nose and Throat Specialist. He operates from 3 convenient locations in New York (Brooklyn, Queens) and New Jersey (Fairlawn). Dr. Rabkin has authored numerous publications, and has received multiple awards. Visit our homepage on more information about Dr. Rabkin, Hearing, Smell, Vision, Allergies, and How to Schedule an appointment.
ENT Researchers link toy misuse to hearing damage in young children.
It’s The holiday season and parents, as always, are looking for the newest latest toys to buy for their children. Although items like the I Am T-Pain microphone, The Tonka mighty Motorized Truck, the Toy Story Buzz Light-year Cosmic Blaster, and the Marvel Super Shield Captain America action Figure may be the latest and greatest, parents must ensure that their kids are not at risk for permanently damaging their hearing due to their misuse.
UC Irvine’s department of Otolaryngology recently tested the noise emissions of over 20 different popular children’s toys. Their findings revealed that the top ten loudest toys all reached levels of at least 90 decibels, and some even reached as far as 100. This means that some of these toys have higher noise emissions than motorcycles, subway trains, and chainsaws.
Popular Toy I Am T-Pain Microphone
When used properly, these toys can be safe and fun for children, but the problem comes in when kids hold these toy too close to their ears. Since young children tend to be sensitive to loud and high-pitched noises, the hearing damage that may be caused due to overexposure tends to be permanent and irreversible for now.
According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, prolonged exposure to noises exceeding 85 decibels can lead to this kind of hearing damage. Two factors measure the prolonged damage that is caused: Loudness, and Duration. The louder the toy, and the longer that the children hold it close to their ears, the more they risk damaging their hearing.
A good suggestion for a rule of thumb method to check whether a toy is suitable for a child would be for an adult to hold the toy u to their ear as a child would. If the sound coming out hurts their ears, it is safe to say that the toy is probably too loud for a child.
DECIBAL RATINGS FOR TOYS AT SPEAKER LEVEL*:
Road Rippers Lightning Rods / 108
I Am T-Pain microphone / 101
Tonka Mighty Motorized Fire Truck / 100
Marvel Super Shield Captain America / 98
Whac-A-Mole game / 95
Tapz electronic reflex game / 95
Sesame Street Let’s Rock Elmo / 95
VTech Magical Learning Wand / 94
Toy Story Buzz Lightyear Cosmic Blaster / 93
Green Lantern Colossal Cannon / 92
*UC Irvine Department of Otolaryngology Study.
About Dr. Rabkin:
Dr. Rabkin is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon. He has been in private practice in New York since 1996. Dr. Rabkin maintains extensive expertise in diagnosis and treatment of nasal, sinus, and ear disorders. The practice specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of otological and vestibular disorders, snoring, sleep apnea and voice and swallowing disorders. Dr. Rabkin also has special interest in diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease.
Dr. Rabkin has authored numerous publications, including papers, abstracts and chapters in text books. He is an active Fellow of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Rabkin has received numerous prestigious scientific awards during his training and practice.
Dr. Rabkin is on staff at Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, and Beth Israel Medical Center. Full audiological services, endoscopy, allergy testing, vestibular disorders diagnosis and treatment are available in our offices.