Nose bleeds are a common ailment that plagues individuals of all ages. In fact, 60% of people will experience a nose bleed in their lifetime, according to Medscape.com.
As one of the most common issues in the ENT field, nose bleeds are related to the circulatory system, referring to blood. Nose bleeds can originate from the anterior or posterior part of the nose.
An anterior nose bleed typically causes blood flow from one nostril, near the septum – the area of the nose that separates the left and right nostrils. Anterior nose bleeds are the most common form and generally don’t require emergency attention.
Sinusitis, also known as a sinus infection, is one of the most common reasons to visit an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) doctor. In fact, 37 million people contract a sinus infection each year in the United States, according to Health.com.
A common misconception is that sinus infections are related to the nose, when actually, the sinuses are hollow spaces or cavities located behind your nose, cheekbones and forehead.
Not sure if you need a visit with a pediatric ENT for your son or daughter? We’re going back to the basics with information on otolaryngology and the most common reasons children require a visit to the ENT.
Did you know that at birth, infants are able to hear more than 300,000 sounds?
Unfortunately, because of the noise-filled environment we live in, our hearing ability only decreases as we mature. Hearing loss is the third most common physical condition, according to hearingloss.org. But unlike the other top ranking conditions including arthritis and heart disease, hearing loss can affect those of all ages. Read More