Winter Allergies

What causes Dysphagia?

Dysphagia is a medical condition characterized by difficulty in swallowing. This condition can be caused by a variety of factors, ranging from structural abnormalities in the throat to neurological conditions affecting the muscles responsible for swallowing.

Winter Allergies

Pediatric Chronic Ear Infections

As parents, we all want to keep our children healthy and free from pain. However, despite our best efforts, our little ones can still fall prey to various illnesses and infections, including chronic ear infections.

Winter Allergies

Chronic Rhinitis

Chronic rhinitis is a condition that is characterized by inflammation of the nasal passages and symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, and sneezing. Chronic rhinitis is different from acute rhinitis, which is a short-term condition that is usually caused by a viral infection.

Winter Allergies


Q-Tips, or cotton swabs, are a common tool that many people use to try to remove earwax from their ears. However, using Q-Tips to clean the ears is generally not a good idea, as it can actually cause more problems than it solves.

Winter Allergies

The 10 Most Common Allergies

If you are experiencing allergy symptoms, it is important to see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Allergies can be managed with a combination of medications and lifestyle changes, such as avoiding exposure to allergens and using allergy-proof bedding.

Winter Allergies

Deviated Septum

A deviated septum is a condition in which the wall (septum) that separates the nostrils is not straight. This can cause a range of symptoms, including difficulty breathing, congestion, and chronic sinus infections.

Winter Allergies

Virtual Visits

Telehealth, or virtual visits, are becoming increasingly popular as a way for patients to receive medical care remotely. For many people, virtual visits are a convenient and efficient way to receive care, especially for appointments with specialists such as ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors.

Winter Allergies

Post-Nasal Drip vs the Common Cold

Post nasal drip and the common cold are two different conditions that can cause similar symptoms, such as congestion, coughing, and sore throat. Here's how to tell the difference between the two and the treatment options for post-nasal drip.

Winter Allergies

Winter Allergies: Treatment and Remedies

Winter allergies can be a frustrating and annoying problem for many people, as the cold weather can cause a range of symptoms, including congestion, sneezing, and itchy eyes. Here are some tips for dealing with winter allergies:

The Impact of Cold Weather on Sinuses

The Impact of Cold Weather on Sinuses

Cold weather can have a significant impact on sinus issues, as the change in temperature and humidity can irritate the sinuses and lead to congestion, headaches, and other symptoms.

Chronic Sinusitis

Chronic Sinusitis: What It Is and How an ENT Can Help

A persistent cold accompanied by nasal drainage and blockage, which are worsening with time, can be cause for concern. If you have been in this condition for 10 days or more, it may indicate an inflammation of the sinuses.

Allergy or Covid

Is It COVID-19 Or Just an Allergic Condition – How To Know The Difference?

The world around us has become so nervous and edgy that anyone with a scratchy throat or a runny nose can make us recoil and take a few steps back.

Osha Guidelines

Why Organizations Must Comply with OSHA Guidelines to Protect Employees from Noise-Related Hazards

Part of safety at the workplace is about providing protection from possible physical injuries that includes hearing.

a woman suffering from tinnitus


When there is a ringing or buzzing sound in your ears that doesn’t come from any external source and lasts for a long time, you may be affected by a medical condition called tinnitus. While it may last for a short time in most people, it may be a chronic issue for some.

Antibody testing for COVID 19

Antibody Testing for COVID-19

Many people have been asking us questions about antibody testing for COVID-19 so I wanted to address what I can about this testing. Antibodies are our immune system's response to pathogens such as viruses or bacteria.

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COVID-19 Updates

See our latest updates regarding the Coronavirus.

Chloroquine Phosphate

Danger Of Non Pharmaceutical Chloroquine Phosphate

It has come to our attention that some people are ingesting non-pharmaceutical Chloroquine Phosphate. This substance has been shown in a few studies to help prevent or treat those with COVID19. This health advisory was recently put out by the CDC.

LA ENT patient with Covid 19

Loss of Smell due to COVID19

It has recently come to my attention that there are a rising number of patients with COVID19 who are experiencing anosmia (loss of sense of smell). This is being reported across the world.

LA ENT patient with Tonsillitis

Recurrent Tonsillitis in adults

Recurrent tonsil infections are a common problem for adults. This is often seen when patients have frequent “sore throats” that last for weeks to even months.

how to treat allergies

How to Treat Allergies

When it comes to treating allergies there are multiple options to improve your symptoms.

LA ENT patient with ear infection

How to Treat Chronic Ear Infections

While ear infections are much more common in children, there may be an underlying cause for repeat or chronic ear infections that needs to be treated.

LA ENT patient outdoors

Balloon Sinuplasty Treatment

Many people have never heard of balloon sinuplasty. However, millions of people suffer from the very condition that this procedure can treat.

sinus headache treatment

Sinus Headache Treatment

Everyone has gotten a headache at some point in their lives. However, do you know what kind of headache you’ve had? It’s important to get the proper diagnosis for sinus headaches so you can properly treat the problem.

sleep apnea treatment

Treatment for Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Lifestyle changes, like losing weight, and treatments, like wearing a mouthpiece when you sleep, may treat your snoring or sleep apnea. If it doesn’t help with your symptoms, there are other procedures and surgeries than can help open your airways.

sleep apnea

Is My Snoring Sleep Apnea?

According to The American Academy of Otolaryngology, about 45 percent of adults snore occasionally. Snoring once and awhile is perfectly normal, but snoring on a regular basis can disrupt both your sleep patterns and effect those around you.

How to avoid pollen

How to Enjoy the Outdoors and Avoid the Pollen

Winter is passing and you can finally enjoy an outdoor walk instead of staying inside all day; unless you’re one of 18 million Americans suffering from spring allergies.

healthy sinuses

Five Tips for Keeping Your Sinuses Healthy

Have you ever woken up with sinus pressure, a stuffy nose and sore throat? That’s your sinuses reacting to an irritant. Here are a few tips from Dr. Trenkle and the rest of the team to keep your respiratory system healthy.

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