Doctors Blogs by Southern ENT Associates in Louisiana
Ever wondered how to stop snoring? Or do you have 10 questions to ask your ENT ahead of allergy season? Find out all this and more in our informative blog by Southern ENT Associates and keep yourself up to date with the latest information! Contact us or request a consultation online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Thibodaux LA, Houma LA, Raceland LA, Morgan City LA, New Iberia LA, and Youngsville LA.
Why Am I Suddenly Getting Dizzy When I Stand Up?
Feb 1st, 2023
You’ve probably felt dizzy at some point in your life. But feeling lightheaded for no apparent reason can be extremely frightening. If the dizziness persists, it’s time to see an ear, nose, and throat specialist for answers.
What’s Making Me Snore?
That noisy snoring that keeps your partner up at night may be a warning sign of sleep apnea. Scheduling a visit with an ear, nose, and throat specialist can provide you with the answers and treatment you need.
Why Would My Toddler Need Ear Tubes?
Oct 5th, 2022
Ear tubes are extremely effective in treating chronic ear infections and middle ear fluid in most young children. Learn why and when we recommend ear tubes and get answers to common questions.
5 Symptoms of a Swallowing Disorder
Sep 13th, 2022
Nearly everyone has difficulty swallowing from time to time, but when symptoms are bothersome or don’t go away, it’s time to get checked out. ENT specialists can help you get answers and treatment.
What’s Triggering My Seasonal Allergies?
Jul 10th, 2022
The sneezing, itchy eyes, and other symptoms that arrive with allergy season can make you feel miserable. Getting things under control so that you feel better starts with a visit to an allergy specialist.
Is Sinusitis Treatable?
May 8th, 2022
If you have a cold that won’t seem to go away or if it goes away only to return, you may have chronic sinusitis. Sinus inflammation is treatable, and with the right treatment you can get relief.
My Child Is Having Trouble Hearing: Now What?
Apr 1st, 2022
Hearing loss in children ranges from mild to significant. If your child has trouble hearing, there are many tools that can help. The first step is to have your child’s hearing evaluated by a specialist.
Health Conditions Behind Sleep Apnea
Mar 8th, 2022
If you wake up feeling unrested, feel tired during the day, and have a snoring problem, you may have sleep apnea. Here’s what could be behind this condition.
Common Voice Disorders
Nov 8th, 2021
Most people temporarily lose their voice at one time or another, usually from a cold, flu, or allergy. But some voice disorders don’t go away. This post looks at some common voice disorders and their treatment.
How Do Thyroid Disorders Affect Swallowing?
Aug 15th, 2021
An enlargement of your thyroid may be the culprit behind that lump you feel in your throat. Anytime you have difficulty swallowing, schedule a visit with a health care provider.
Healing From Rhinoplasty: What to Expect
Jun 9th, 2021
Rhinoplasty is tailored to address underlying functional or cosmetic issues with your nose. To ensure a safe and smooth recovery, follow your postoperative instructions.
When Is the Best Age for a Tonsillectomy?
Mar 2nd, 2021
Surgery to remove the tonsils can greatly help children who are having bothersome issues related to their tonsils. Talk to your doctor to determine if now is the right time to consider tonsillectomy for your child.
The Common Causes of Dizziness
Feb 4th, 2021
Nearly everyone experiences a bout of dizziness at some point during their lifetime. But troublesome dizziness is a cause for concern and requires careful diagnosis by an ear, nose, and throat specialist.
Are You Prepared for Sinus Surgery?
Dec 17th, 2020
Endoscopic sinus surgery effectively treats sinus disease and eliminates the need for external incisions. While no surgery is a walk in the park, proper planning and preparation can aid your recovery.
Do You Have These Symptoms of a Swallowing Disorder?
Nov 15th, 2020
Trouble swallowing can point to a number of issues. The only way to know for sure what’s causing your problem is to seek evaluation from a health professional. Here’s what you need to know about the signs and symptoms.
Make Over Your Ears With Otoplasty
Oct 14th, 2020
Otoplasty is a simple procedure that has the power to transform your self-confidence by reshaping your ears, which improves the overall appearance of your face. Find out if ear reshaping is right for you.
Consider Your Options for Sleep Apnea
Sep 22nd, 2020
Sleep apnea could be wreaking havoc on your quality of life without you knowing it. This sleep disorder can leave you tired, worn out, and less able to function. Here’s what you need to know about treatment options.
Do You Suffer From Chronic Sinusitis? Balloon Sinuplasty May Be an Ideal Solution
Jun 18th, 2020
Chronic sinus problems can wreak havoc on your everyday life. Whether the cause is long-standing allergies, structural abnormalities, or nasal polyps, balloon sinuplasty can restore nasal function and ease pain.
How Vestibular Rehabilitation Can Treat Vertigo
Apr 18th, 2020
Vestibular disorders can make navigating life not only difficult but sometimes dangerous. With the help of a specialist and treatments like vestibular rehabilitation therapy, you can get your life back.
What Triggers Sinusitis?
Feb 1st, 2020
If you have a sinus infection that just won’t go away, you may have chronic sinusitis. Don’t ignore it. Untreated sinusitis can cause serious problems over time. Here’s what triggers sinusitis.
Trouble Swallowing May Signal a Larger Problem
Nov 1st, 2019
Problems swallowing can happen suddenly or gradually and may not seem apparent at first. Swallowing shouldn’t feel uncomfortable, but if it does, visiting an otolaryngologist is a good place to start.
Life with a Hearing Aid
Jun 20th, 2019
Wearing hearing aids can help you get back to life and enjoy being part of the conversation again. Getting tested and choosing a hearing aid isn’t complicated, and today’s technology makes wearing hearing aids easier than ever.
Stop Sneezing This Spring and Get Allergy Tested
May 30th, 2019
The sneezing of allergies can interfere with day-to-day activities and impair quality of life. But how do you know if you have allergies or are simply suffering from a common cold? Get answers by visiting a specialist.
Restoring a More Youthful Appearance with Facial Plastic Surgery
Apr 17th, 2019
We hear it all the time from patients: “I don’t look as young as I feel.” Facial plastic surgery can change your look to match how you feel. Here’s how you can rejuvenate your face and restore a vibrant, youthful appearance.
Suffering from Chronic Sinusitis? Learn More About Treatment Options
Mar 14th, 2019
Stuffy nose, headache, face pain, and runny nose — these are just a few bothersome symptoms of chronic sinusitis. When you need relief from sinus symptoms, your first step should be seeking professional help.
Preparing for Your Child’s Tonsillectomy
Jan 11th, 2019
Surgery can be a scary thing for a child, even surgery as common as a tonsillectomy. As a parent, you can contribute to the success of your child’s surgery with the right preparation so both you and your child know what to expect.
Balloon Sinuplasty is Helping Countless Sinusitis Sufferers Breath Again
Nov 28th, 2018
Chronic sinusitis keeps you stuffed, clogged, and breathing poorly for months at a time. Conventional sinus surgery used to be the only way to widen narrow sinus passages, but balloon sinuplasty has changed the way healthy breathing is restored.
What Every Parent Needs to Know About Ear Tube Surgery
Oct 31st, 2018
While most babies and toddlers suffer through an occasional ear infection, persistent infections may require ear tube surgery in order to preserve their hearing and provide them with much-needed relief.
What Can Happen if Sleep Apnea Goes Untreated
Sep 14th, 2018
Sleep apnea affects not only you, but those who sleep in close proximity to you. More than an inconvenience, sleep apnea is a potential major problem when it comes to ongoing health issues, triggering high blood pressure, diabetes and more.