Don't Like Taking Medications for Your Sinuses?

Here are some ways to naturally treat your sinuses:

  • Drink a lot of water! An easy way to calculate how much water you should drink is to divide your weight in pounds by two.  This will give you the number of fluid ounces you should drink in a day. Ex. 180lbs/2= 90 fluid ounces of water per day.  Some liquids such as alcohol and caffeinated beverages should be avoided. Most people I advise to perform this quick calculation realize they need to increase their water intake. You may see a decrease in your weight by doing this. Be sure to space your water intake throughout your entire day.  
  • Wash your hands, especially during cold and flu season! Viruses are one of the most common causes of sinus troubles. Try to avoid viral exposure as this helps to decrease sinus infections.
  • Find a good sinus rinse! A salt water rinse has been proven to help decrease allergy burdens and sinus infections by simply rinsing out your nose 1-2 times a day.  NeilMed® is a name brand nasal rinse kit that is easy to use and includes everything you need to get started.
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So I noticed I'm having some hearing loss – what should I do?

The best thing to do is schedule a visit right here with your ENT doctor. Here at Northeast Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, we are able to help treat your hearing from any of the many causes. An audiologist can evaluate your hearing loss by doing a simple hearing test. A hearing test is a helpful tool used to diagnose your hearing loss and allows us to create your individualized treatment plan. Our team, which consists of an audiologist, physician and a nurse practitioner, have worked with numerous people to maximize their hearing. Don't let hearing loss interfere with your life; let us help you find a solution to your hearing concerns.

The types of hearing loss are:

  • Conductive hearing loss: this happens when sound does not easily get to the eardrum and tiny ear bones to produce sound. This type of hearing loss can often be corrected using medicine or sometimes surgery.

Examples of this: too much ear wax, Eustachian tube problems and swimmer’s ear.


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As I begin the process of sharing my thoughts and insights to the social media world, I reflect back to the first day a computer really entered my world - Winter of 1994. It was a Saturday morning at St. Christopher’s Childrens Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. With a hot cup of Wawa coffee and a TastyKake, I set off to access my “computer hidden” patient list; thus forcing me to tackle this new obstacle myself, which was the only way I could access my list of patients that I needed for morning rounds.