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Expert Q&A: Adenoids & Tonsils

Dr. Nicole Aaronson and Laura Eisel, PA-C, discuss and answer questions about adenoids and tonsils. Watch this video to learn more about: What adenoids and tonsils do Symptoms and treatment of enlarged adenoids Symptoms and treatment of tonsillitis Adenoidectomies and tonsillectomies View the video on Facebook to leave a question in the comments section.

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Expert Q&A: Ear Tubes

Dr. Steven Andreoli and Dr. Gary Josephson discuss and answer viewers’ questions about ear tubes.

Swimmer’s Ear: Summer’s Party Pooper

Swimmer’s ear (or external otitis or outer ear infection) is an inflammation and infection of the outer ear canal. It is different from otitis media in that it does not typically extend to the eardrum and is not usually associated with fever or other cold symptoms. However, like a middle ear infection, it can be extremely painful and your child may have pain when you touch the outer ear. But not all outer ear infections are caused by swimming. Here’s what you should know: What increases your child’s chances of getting external otitis? There are two main risk factors associated with external otitis: change in pH balance of the canal or trauma to the canal. Let’s start with the first, because this is where swimming pools come in to the discussion. Highly chlorinated pools can change the normal pH balance of the canal and break down its natural defenses. Humid […]

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