When Should I See an ENT?
posted: Mar. 18, 2022.
Is it time you called our ENT team for care?
Okay, so maybe a mild sinus infection or a bout of seasonal allergies may have you simply turning to your regular physician for care, but if you’re looking for more specialized care that can effectively treat your ear, nose or throat problems, our Hollywood, FL, ENT doctors and the team at South Florida ENT Associates can help. Here’s when to turn to us,
Do you find yourself turning up the volume on the TV or your headphones to hear properly? Do you ask people to repeat themselves regularly? Does it often sound like people around you are mumbling? These are telltale signs that you may have hearing loss. Hearing loss is something that should be diagnosed and treated by our Hollywood, FL, ENT team as soon as possible. While there isn’t a way to cure hearing loss, hearing aids can drastically improve hearing and your quality of life.
Chronic Ear Infections
Okay, so your regular doctor can easily evaluate, diagnose and even treat a simple ear infection; however, if you find yourself or a loved one dealing with persistent or recurring ear infections, our ENT team needs to get to the bottom of it. Chronic ear infections are more likely to occur in children, which can delay speech and language development, and may even result in permanent hearing impairments. If you or your child is dealing with ear infections regularly, it’s time to give us a call.
Chronic Nasal Congestion
Do you feel like you can never fully breathe through your nose because it’s stuffed up all the time? If so, you could be dealing with certain conditions that could be leading to chronic inflammation of the nasal cavities, which also prevents the sinuses from draining properly. Everything from a deviated septum and nasal polyps to chronic sinusitis can cause this issue. If this is something you’re dealing with, stop turning to over-the-counter nasal sprays and instead turn to us to discover the root cause and how to best treat it.
Persistent Sore Throat
What happens when a sore throat lingers or keeps coming back? Not only is this uncomfortable but it could also be a sign of an underlying health problem that needs an expert’s care. Everything from heartburn to tonsillitis could be to blame. This is where our Hollywood, FL, ENT team can step in to find the answers and treatment plan you need to nip sore throats in the bud.
If ear, nose or throat problems are impacting your health and quality of life, our Hollywood, FL, ENT team at South Florida ENT Associates can help. We offer locations in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Pembroke Pines, FL, to better serve you. Call us at (954) 966-7000 or (954) 389-1414 to schedule an evaluation.