Patient Education

From sore throats and earaches to sinusitis or hearing loss, Augusta ENT is equipped to handle all your otolaryngology needs. Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.


 

Conditions impairing ear function

Ears

Conditions that impair ear function can be as minor as wax buildup or as serious as congenital deafness. This section contains valuable information about how to protect your hearing, how to recognize indications of hearing disorders, and what ENT-head and neck physicians can do to evaluate and treat these problems. Learn More »

 

Maladies of the throat can be a mere nuisance or a major ordeal.

Throat

Maladies of the throat can be a mere nuisance or a major ordeal. Tonsillitis, voice disorders, and even hoarseness all interfere with our ability to communicate. Many of these conditions can be improved or corrected with the care of an ENT physician or head and neck surgeon. Learn More »

 

Varied health problems of the nose and mouth

Nose and Mouth

Congestion, allergic rhinitis, a deviated septum, and mouth sores are just a few of the varied health problems that occur in this region of the body. Information about ways you can relieve symptoms at home and when you should see a physician can be found in this section. Learn More »

 

Head and neck surgery

Head and Neck Surgery

Many surgical advances are being made in this area. Procedures such as tonsillectomy and facial plastic surgery are becoming less invasive, and new procedures are being developed to treat serious problems such as cleft palate, sleep apnea, and deafness. Learn More »

 

Early cancer detection is critical to preventing fatal outcomes

Cancer

Early detection is critical to preventing fatal outcomes. Cancers of the head and neck such as laryngeal cancer can be particularly aggressive. Signs of cancer of the head and neck include changes in the skin, pain, prolonged hoarseness, and sudden loss of voice. If you suffer from any of these symptoms you should see an ENT or head and neck physician immediately. Learn More »

 

Children face many of the same health problems that adults do, however symptoms may show themselves differently and treatment methods that work well in adults may not be appropriate for children.

Pediatric

Children face many of the same health problems that adults do, however symptoms may show themselves differently and treatment methods that work well in adults may not be appropriate for children. This section identifies common pediatric ENT, head, and neck ailments and what you should ask your child’s doctor about diagnosis and treatment. Learn More »

 

 

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

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Patient Education
From sore throats and earaches to sinusitis or hearing loss, Augusta ENT is equipped to handle all your otolaryngology needs...

Our Services
... Pediatric ENT Newborn and childhood hearing screening Childhood hearing loss (hearing aids, Bone anchored hearing aids BAHA) Management of ear infections including ear tubes Tonsil and adenoid infections Snoring and sleep apnea Congenital and developmental neck masses and infections Sinusitis in children Rhinology (Sinus Treatment and Allergies) Minimally invasive balloon dilation of sinuses available, in-office Surgical treatment of nasal obstruction and chronic sinus infections CT guided surgical navigation KTP laser for epistaxis in Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangeictasia (HHT) Otology (Ears, Hearing and Balance) Adult and pediatric hearing tests Hearing aids Treatment of ear infections and ear pressure disorders Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) Ear Infections Balance evaluation and therapy, including computerized balance testing Treatment of chronic ear disease Laryngology (Voice and Swallowing) Latest equipment including videostroboscopy to diagnosis causes of hoarseness Laryngeal cancer treatment Evaluation of swallowing and reflux Head and Neck Surgery Congenital and developmental childhood neck masses Gland disorders including chronic infections, tumors, and stones Sialoendoscopy – Minimally-invasive care of salivary gland swelling Evaluation and treatment of neck tumors Mouth and throat cancer Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Skin cancer removal and reconstruction on the face and neck Cosmetic surgery of the nose and eyelids Scar revision Sleep Medicine Snoring and Sleep Apnea Insomnia Restless Legs Periodic Leg Movements of Sleep Allergy Intradermal skin testing Full range of environmental and food allergy testing With a commitment to providing advanced treatments and care, the medical staff of Augusta ENT draws patients from Augusta, Columbia County, Aiken and areas throughout the Southeast...

Allergy & Sinus Problems
...  The department is led by physicians board-certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy Foundation (AAOAF) Chronic Sinusitis Sinusitis affects 37 million Americans each year, making it one of the most common health problems...

About Balloon Sinuplasty
Balloon Sinuplasty™ for Chronic Sinusitis Relief Balloon Sinuplasty is a breakthrough procedure that relieves the pain and pressure associated with chronic sinusitis...

Sleep Center
... Augusta ENT is the CSRA's premier medical practice for diagnosing and treating the many causes of snoring including sleep apnea, sinusitis and nasal obstruction...

Sinusitis Video
Acute Sinusitis View Video   Acute Sinusitis: Treatment View Video   Chronic Sinusitis View Video

Other Services
  Balloon Sinuplasty Balloon Sinuplasty is a breakthrough procedure that relieves the pain and pressure associated with chronic sinusitis...

Ear Videos
Check out our library of educational videos, which offer clear explanations of common ENT problems and surgeries such as allergies, hearing & hearing loss, ear infections, tonsillitis, sinusitis, ear tubes and tonsillectomies...

Nose Videos
Check out our library of educational videos, which offer clear explanations of common ENT problems and surgeries such as allergies, hearing & hearing loss, ear infections, tonsillitis, sinusitis, ear tubes and tonsillectomies...

Throat Videos
Check out our library of educational videos, which offer clear explanations of common ENT problems and surgeries such as allergies, hearing & hearing loss, ear infections, tonsillitis, sinusitis, ear tubes and tonsillectomies...

Videos
Check out our library of educational videos, which offer clear explanations of common ENT problems and surgeries such as allergies, hearing & hearing loss, ear infections, tonsillitis, sinusitis, ear tubes and tonsillectomies...

What Is A Balloon Sinuplasty?
Find out how you can treat your chronic sinusitis without surgery...

Lauren C. White, M.D.
...White received multiple awards for her work in chronic sinusitis, including the James A...

What Could Be Causing Your Sinus Problems?
Chronic sinusitis - ongoing sinus infection - is a problem that affects 1 in 7 American adults, according to the CDC...

What Is Chronic Sinusitis?
...Conditions like these can agitate the airways, causing conditions like 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...