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Understanding Adenoid Infections

Most cases of sore throat are usually attributed to inflamed and infected tonsils. But did you know that your tonsils aren't the only glands in your mouth prone to infection? Your adenoids could get infected as well. Read More

When is it time for my child to see an ENT?

Strep throat is one of the most common causes of throat pain/discomfort in kids. It is caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria. If your child suffers from recurring throat or ear infections, you should see a specialist as soon as possible. Greater Knoxville ENT's Dr. Allen Rosenbaum explains why:  Read More

What Are Winter Allergies?

The cold season may give you a break from your pollen allergy but winter may also come with a different set of allergies. When it’s getting cold and your furnace starts to kick in, it may send some dust mites, mold spores, and insects into the air. Read More

Sleep Apnea in Children

Does your child snore? Does he/she constantly toss and turn so much at night? Does he/she constantly appear sleepy during the day? If you answer YES to these, then your child may be suffering from sleep apnea. Read More

What is postnasal drip?

It's bothersome and you've actually thought it would never end - that tickle at the back of your throat, making you cough or clear your throat. It's called a post-nasal drip. Post-nasal drip is pretty much very common. It can happen to almost anyone. Read More

Hearing Loss In Children

It is estimated that about 2-3 of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with hearing loss in one or both ears. When a child loses his/her sense of hearing at a very young age, it can affect his/her ability to develop language, communicate, and socialize with others.  Read More

What is balloon sinuplasty and how can it help you?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 30 million Americans or about 12 percent of the adult population suffers from sinusitis. Sinusitis or inflammation of the tissue lining of the sinuses can result from anything that blocks the sinuses. Read More

Sinus Infection? When Should You See a Doctor?

A sinus infection is a very common condition, affecting about 3 million Americans every year. Sinusitis or a sinus infection can develop when the nasal cavities can become inflamed, swollen, or infected. Although it's usually caused by a virus, bacteria and fungi may also lead to a sinus infection. Read More


What’s the difference between a migraine and a headache?

The terms headache and migraine are often used interchangeably. And it’s pretty understandable. The pain from a migraine and tension from a headache are very similar. The discomfort may also be felt on either one or both sides of the head. But what's the difference between the two? Read More

Do you breathe through your mouth?

Are you snoring, have a dry mouth, and experience chronic fatigue? Then you may be breathing through your mouth. Some people don’t realize that they breathe through their mouths instead of their noses.  Read More

How to treat strep throat in kids

Strep throat is common among school-age kids. Although a sore throat is a common symptom of the condition, not all cases of it are due to strep. What causes strep throat in kids? Strep throat is caused by the streptococcus bacteria (hence the name). It is contagious and can be spread to others through droplets.  Read More

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