Is Your Ear Pressure Due to Allergies?

An allergic reaction can cause eye irritation, skin complications and also sinus inflammation. Swollen sinuses in turn can cause air pressure, especially on the inner ear. The ear pressure can result in severe pain that is mainly due to the buildup behind the eardrum, thanks to the presence of fluid. This also results in the blockage of the Eustachian tube due to swollen sinuses. This blockage combined with the sinuses pressure can leave anyone in pain and discomfort. Symptoms Ear pressure can be due to several reasons, including allergy. It is important to be aware of the symptoms to be able...

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Spring Allergies: 6 Ways to Prepare for Allergy Season

www.public-domain-image.com (public domain image) Spring and summer divides people into two categories: those who greet the warmer weather with excitement and look forward to the fresh flowers, and those who suffer from incapacitating allergies brought on by the showers and flowers. Perpetual sneezing, and rubbing itchy and watery eyes—these allergy symptoms are downright inconvenient. It is important to know about spring allergies so one can guard against them. At Ear, Sinus and Allergy, we don’t want you to stay trapped indoors all through your allergy season. We want to help you enjoy...

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How Careless Use of Earbuds Can Cause Permanent Hearing Loss

Portable media devices have become increasingly popular over the last few decades and, with them, earbuds or in-ear headphones have become a necessity for many music lovers. When it comes to headphones and earbuds, be careful about the amount of exposure to noise pollution. Many people have a tendency to crank up the volume to max whenever they have earbuds on. This is partly due to human nature and partly because of the poor quality of some of those devices. A substandard earbud will not cancel out outside noise and you end up needing to increase the volume so you can clearly listen to whatever...

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3 Ways You Can Keep Your Skin Fresh and Healthy

Maintaining healthy skin can be a challenge due to skin issues ranging from acne, allergies and even hormonal changes causing acne problems. It can be a struggle to figure out the right balance to have a skin that’s clean and healthy. However, with proper care it is possible to have a skin that is glowing and fresh. Below are a few tips on how to take care of your skin to keep it young for a long period of time: Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle Drinking, smoking, and poor eating habits, are all contributing factors to less-than-healthy skin. You can apply all the facial products you want,...

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Tips for Vertigo

Tips to Help Cure Your Vertigo If you experience dizziness, spinning movement or and ringing ears immediately after you wake up in the morning, you may well be suffering from vertigo.  Statistics reveal that approximately 3.9 million Americans suffer from vertigo. Despite the fact that it is not contagious, vertigo has spread like wildfire in the last few years around the world. Often, vertigo patients also complain of nausea, cold and even flu. This blog will give you a better understanding of and suggest some cures for your vertigo.   Think You Have Vertigo?Look for these signs of vertigo:...

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Allergies

The 411 on Allergies About 17 million people in the United States suffer from one form or another of allergies. Allergies are your immune system’s way of reacting to a number of things in your environment that may not bother a majority of people. Some of the substances that can trigger an allergic reaction are: Dust mites Pollen Pet dandruff Mold and mold spores Medicine Food Insect bites and stings Your immune system normally fights germs, but in most allergic reactions, it is responding to what is basically a false alarm. Other contributing factors to allergic reactions...

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Tips for Choosing a Hearing Aid

If you are considering the purchase of a hearing aid, you are probably already aware that there are many types of hearing devices on the market today. While having a lot of options is great in many ways, increasing the odds that there is a device available to meet your needs in terms of improved hearing, comfort and appearance, choosing the right hearing aid from among all those options can be a confusing task. Seeing An Audiologist For An Evaluation Is The First Step Fortunately, you won’t have to decide among all of those devices on the market, since not all types of hearing aids will...

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Natural Remedies for Ear Infections

Treating an Ear Infection with Coconut Milk and Other Natural Remedies If you’ve never had one, an ear infection may not seem like a big deal. But if you have had one, you know how much it can hurt! And if you get them often, it is a serious issue that should convince you to see Dr. Bruce Jones at the Ear, Sinus & Allergy Center, PA in Valdese, N.C. In the meantime, you may be able to find some relief with what you have in your pantry:  Coconut  or olive oil Coconut oil has been found to treat some infections. Because garlic also has healing properties, combining the two provides...

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What is Swimmer’s Ear?

What is Swimmer’s Ear?   An ear infection is not a pleasant experience. The uncomfortable stuffiness in one or both ears and accompanying dizziness can quickly lead to frustration. The process of straining to hear sound that, at least in part, evades the senses, creates the sensation equivalent to being in a long, narrow tunnel or having cotton crammed into your ear when it’s not. If the stuffiness weren’t enough, itching adds to the problem and, at times, is enough to drive a person mad. That’s when the pain begins. It starts off as a mild soreness and escalates from there. Before...

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Fireworks and Ears

Kids (and some adults!) love the loud noises that come along with fireworks, but you should know that these loud party favors can be very damaging to ears, and there are some precautions you should take. Any sound above 85 decibels can cause hearing problems, and fireworks produce 150-175 decibels of sound. However, the possible damage depends on how close you are to the source of the noise, how loud the firework is and how old you are. Dr. Bruce Jones, the best audiologist in Valdese, and the staff at Ear Sinus & Allergy Center want you to have a safe and happy Fourth of July! Here are some...

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Ways Clean Air Affects Allergies

Some individuals who suffer from allergies experience them most severely when the air is unclean and filled with pollutants. Having a clean environment is important in reducing the amount of allergies that are experienced by individuals. Reducing the amount of pollutants in the air is a necessity in being environmentally conscious as well as ensuring the health of individuals who may otherwise suffer. The following are just a few examples of the air pollutants that can cause allergies to spike but could be eliminated if individuals and businesses followed an environmentally friendly regiment. Tobacco...

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Facts About Sinusitis

Check out this infographic about sinusitis causes and treatments.

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Ear, Nose & Throat Audiology Services & Hearing Aid Fittings

Over 20 million Americans experience some form of hearing problem. Do you often ask people to repeat what they have said? Do you often complain that people mumble or speak too softly? Do you have difficulty understanding words in the presence of noise? Do you experience noises in your head, such as ringing or buzzing? Do you have dizziness or balance problems? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, a hearing examination may be in order. Together, Dr. Jones and Mr. Gamewell examine ear problems and give appropriate recommendations for solving them. Dr. Jones consults patients...

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8 FAQs About Allergies from Our Valdese ENT Physician

An estimated 20% of the population is likely to develop some type of allergy. When a person comes in contact with an offending allergen, his body’s immune system immediately starts to react. Dr. Jones has obtained Fellowship status from the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy by fulfilling several requirements. Some of these requirements include successfully passing written and oral exams, participating in extensive continuing medical education hours, and conducting clinical practice. Do you feel bad and want to feel better? Here are some of the most frequently asked allergy questions...

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4 Signs You May Have Sleep Apnea & Should See an ENT Physician

Are you tired of disturbing a restful night’s sleep for you and your loved ones? Snoring is the result of air not freely flowing through the passage of your throat. The passage can get partially blocked from large structures in your throat or the muscles in the throat relaxing too much during sleep. The throat structures vibrate and rattle when the air passes through causing the familiar sound of snoring. You cannot get a restful night’s sleep without quiet surroundings. Snoring may be why you and your family aren’t getting the sleep you deserve. It may also be a sign of a more...

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Welcome to Our New Website & Ear, Nose and Throat Blog!

Thank you for stopping by to check out our brand new website and ear, nose and throat blog. We have built this website with our patients and potential new patients in mind to be able to easily find information about the comprehensive ENT care services we provide for your whole family. Our blog will be refreshed with great, easy to read, educational and informational content on a regular basis, so we do hope you’ll check back often and keep Ear, Sinus & Allergy Center and Dr. Jones at the top of your mind when needing sinus relief, Balloon Sinuplasty procedures, treatment for allergies...

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