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Lafayette Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists
...Whether you're looking for information on ear infections, sinusitis, allergies, tonsils, reflux, balloon sinuplasty, cancer or any one of our other ENT treatments, you'll find the information you need here...

Our Services
From sore throats and earaches to sinusitis or hearing loss, Lafayette Ear Nose & Throat Specialists is equipped to handle all your otolaryngology needs...

Balloon Sinus Dilation
... Balloon catheter dilation for the treatment of chronic sinusitis involves placement and inflation of a balloon catheter within an obstructed frontal, sphenoid, or maxillary sinus ostium/opening...

Balloon Sinuplasty
... Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used in the treatment of recalcitrant chronic sinusitis unresponsive to maximal medical therapy...

Benign Sinus Tumors
...Common presenting symptoms include nasal obstruction, nosebleeds, tearing, runny nose, and recurrent sinusitis...

Cold, Flu, Allergy, or Sinusitis
Symptom Cold Flu Inhalant Allergy Acute Sinusitis Fever Rare, usually under 101...

Deviated Septum
...In some cases the crooked septum can block the natural drainage pathways of the sinuses and predispose one to chronic or recurrent sinusitis...

Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy DCR
...Complications of endoscopic DCR are rare, but may include surgical failure, chronic sinusitis, epistaxsis, CSF leak, and orbital injury...

Endoscopic Orbital Decompression
...Of particular concern is chronic sinusitis, and specifically frontal sinusitis, occurring in the presence of prolapsed orbital contents scarring to the middle turbinate...

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery FESS
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) Sinusitis afflicts millions of people in the United States every year...

Fungal Sinusitis
Fungal Sinusitis Fungal infections of the sinuses have recently been blamed for causing most cases of chronic rhinosinusitis...

Inverting Papilloma
...Chronic rhinosinusitis has also been proposed as a possible etiologic factor...

Office Examination & Evaluation
... Indications for Nasal Endoscopy These include but are not limited too:  Sinonasal symptoms refractory to appropriate empiric therapy or in suspected chronic rhinosinusitis  Unilateral disease without septal deviation  Severe and disabling symptoms attributed to the nose or sinuses  Actual or impending complication of sinonasal disease  Patients who have sinonasal complaints and are immunocompromised (transplant, diabetes, leukemia, etc...

Osteoma
...Common symptoms include frontal pain and headache, as well as sinusitis and/or mucocele formation from resultant obstruction of adjacent sinus ostia...

Sinus Cancer
...The evolution of computer assisted surgical navigation and sophisticated surgical instrumentation has facilitated endoscopic management of complicated sinonasal pathology such as CSF leaks, benign tumors, and complications of sinusitis; conditions that may have previously required open approaches...

Sinus
Home › Our Services › Sinus Sinusitis in Lafayette, LA Generally speaking, ‘sinusitis’ is defined as an inflammation of the mucosa of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses...

Treatment of Rhinosinusitis
The best treatment of any of forms of rhinosinusitis is to avoid the cause(s) whenever possible...

Viral Upper Respiratory Infection URI
... When To Seek Treatment Viral infections can be associated with bacterial overgrowth and occasionally lead to a bacterial infection (acute bacterial rhinosinusitis), which typically requires antibiotic therapy...

What is Rhinosinusitis
...2011 What is rhinosinusitis and how do we get it...

ENT Staff
...Alldredge practices comprehensive pediatric and adult Ear, Nose, and Throat, he sub-specializes in the management of sinonasal disorders such as chronic rhinosinusitis...

What is Sinusitis?
...Denbo Montgomery, find out more about sinusitis and how you can kick out the infection fast...

What Balloon Sinuplasty Can Do for You
As chronic sinusitis sufferers can attest, a bad flare-up can feel like your head is being held under water, as someone is simultaneously pounding between your eyes with a hammer...

What Is Causing My Chronic Nosebleeds?
... With other kinds of nosebleeds, the individual may feel them starting--ones that stem from inflammation caused by allergic rhinitis or sinusitis, for instance...

Balloon Sinuplasty for Chronic Sinusitis Relief
Do you suffer from chronic sinusitis...

Common Sinus Issues
...html Chronic allergies or recurrent colds can lead to chronic inflammation of your sinuses, a condition called sinusitis...

Nose and Mouth
... Allergies and Hay Fever Antihistamines, Decongestants, and "Cold" Remedies Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Facial Sports Injuries 20 Questions about Your Sinuses Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, and Rhinosinusitis Antibiotics and Sinusitis Are We Through With Chew Yet...

Head and Neck
... Bell's Palsy Children and Facial Paralysis Dizziness and Motion Sickness Facial Plastic Surgery Facial Sports Injuries Children and Facial Trauma Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors Sinus Pain Sinusitis Fall Prevention Head and Neck Cancer Sinus Headaches Thyroid Disorders and Surgery TMJ

Pediatric
... Pediatric Sinusitis Secondhand Smoke and Children

Cholesteatoma
...When the eustachian tubes work poorly, perhaps due to allergy, a cold, or sinusitis, the air in the middle ear is absorbed by the body, creating a partial vacuum in the ear...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
... Pediatric sinusitis: Allergies should be considered in children who have persistent or recurrent sinus disease...

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children
...The latter can cause recurrent ear infections, or persistent middle ear fluid, and even symptoms of sinusitis...

Pediatric GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease) and Your Otolaryngologist
...Consequently, other typical symptoms could include crying/irritability, poor appetite/feeding and swallowing difficulties, failure to thrive/weight loss, regurgitation ("wet burps" or outright vomiting), stomach aches (dyspepsia), abdominal/chest pain (heartburn), sore throat, hoarseness, apnea, laryngeal and tracheal stenoses, asthma/wheezing, chronic sinusitis, ear infections/fluid, and dental caries...

Secondhand Smoke
...Secondhand smoke can aggravate sinusitis, rhinitis, cystic fibrosis, and chronic respiratory problems such as cough and postnasal drip...

Sore Throats
...This infection can also damage the heart valves (rheumatic fever) and kidneys (nephritis), cause scarlet fever, tonsillitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, and ear infections...

20 Questions about Your Sinuses
...How common is sinusitis...

Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, and Rhinosinusitis
...If facial pain or a greenish-yellow nasal discharge occurs, a qualified ear, nose, and throat specialist can provide appropriate sinusitis treatment...

Antibiotics and Sinusitis
... Acute sinusitis is one of many medical disorders that can be caused by a bacterial infection...

Deviated Septum
The shape of your nasal cavity could be the cause of chronic sinusitis...

Do I Have Sinusitis?
Sinusitis is inflammation of the lining membrane of any sinus...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
... Pediatric sinusitis: Allergic rhinitis can cause enough inflammation to obstruct the openings to the sinuses...

Sinus Headaches
... Symptoms Of Sinusitis Pain in the sinus area does not automatically mean that you have a sinus disorder...

Sinus Pain
... Each year, more than 37 million Americans suffer from sinusitis, which typically includes nasal congestion, thick yellow-green nasal discharge, facial pain, and pressure...

Sinus Surgery
The ear, nose, and throat specialist will prescribe many medications (antibiotics, decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, antihistamines) and procedures (flushing) for treating acute sinusitis...

Sinusitis: Special Considerations for Aging Patients
...1 percent report that they suffer from chronic sinusitis; for those 75 years and older, the rate declines to 13...

Tips for Sinus Sufferers
Symptoms Of Sinusitis: Symptoms of upper respiratory infection lasting ten days or more Facial pressure or pain Nasal discharge that is yellow or green Post-nasal drip Cough At-Home Treatments For Sinusitis: Saline nasal sprays that moisturize the nasal cavity, reduce dryness, and help clear thick or crusty mucus Humidification (moisturizing the air) of living spaces in dry climates will aid the movement of mucus through the sinuses A Physician Visit For Your Sinus Pain Will: Determine if you have an infection requiring an appropriate antibiotic treatment Discover if you require intensive medical treatment for a condition such as a nasal obstructions, necessitating sinus surgery

Fungal Sinusitis
...When this occurs, fungal sinusitis results...

Post-Nasal Drip
...In cases of chronic sinusitis, surgery to open the blocked sinuses may be required...

Sinusitis
Insight into sinus problems in adults and children How are sinusitis symptoms different than a cold or allergy...

Stuffy Noses
...Acute sinus infections generally respond to antibiotic treatment; chronic sinusitis may require surgery...

Sinus Pain
... Each year, more than 37 million Americans suffer from sinusitis, which typically includes nasal congestion, thick yellow-green nasal discharge, facial pain, and pressure...

Sinusitis: Special Considerations for Aging Patients
...1 percent report that they suffer from chronic sinusitis; for those 75 years and older, the rate declines to 13...

Sinus Headaches
... Symptoms Of Sinusitis Pain in the sinus area does not automatically mean that you have a sinus disorder...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
... Pediatric sinusitis: Allergic rhinitis can cause enough inflammation to obstruct the openings to the sinuses...

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children
... In infants and children, chronic exposure of the laryngeal structures to acidic contents may cause long term airway problems such as a narrowing of the area below the vocal cords (subglottic stenosis), hoarseness, and possibly eustachian tube dysfunction causing recurrent ear infections, or persistent middle ear fluid, and even symptoms of "sinusitis...

Pediatric GERD
...Consequently, other typical symptoms could include crying/irritability, poor appetite/feeding and swallowing difficulties, failure to thrive/weight loss, regurgitation ("wet burps" or outright vomiting), stomach aches (dyspepsia), abdominal/chest pain (heartburn), sore throat, hoarseness, apnea, laryngeal and tracheal stenoses, asthma/wheezing, chronic sinusitis, ear infections/fluid, and dental caries...

Pediatric Sinusitis
...Unlike in adults, pediatric sinusitis is difficult to diagnose because symptoms can be subtle and the causes complex...

Secondhand Smoke and Children
...Secondhand smoke can aggravate sinusitis, rhinitis, cystic fibrosis, and chronic respiratory problems such as cough and postnasal drip...

Colesteatoma
...Cuando la trompa de Eustaquio trabaja inadecuadamente, tal vez debido a una causa alérgica, un resfrío o sinusitis, el aire en el oído medio es absorbido por el cuerpo, creando un vacío parcial en el oído...

El Humo del Tabaco Ambiental y los Niños
...El fumar pasivamente agrava la sinusitis, la rinitis, la fibrosis quística, y los problemas respiratorios crónicos tales como la tos y el goteo nasal posterior...

Rinitis alérgica, sinusitis y rinosinusitis
...Si el dolor facial o un color verdoso-amarillo se produce en la secreción nasal, puede tratarse de sinusitis y el otorrinolaringólogo puede proporcionar un tratamiento adecuado...

¿Tengo sinusitis?
¿Tengo sinusitis...

Reflujo Gastroesofágico (ERGE)
... Otorrinolaringólogos, o médico de oído, nariz y garganta, tienen una amplia experiencia con las herramientas para el diagnóstico de ERGE y son especialistas en el tratamiento de muchas de las complicaciones de la ERGE, como: sinusitis e infecciones del oído, garganta e inflamación de la laringe, esófago de Barrett y ulceraciones del esófago...