Tinnitus is a sound that my ENT patients hear that is NOT coming from an external source. For example, a buzzing sound that comes from an overhead light would not be considered tinnitus. Rather, tinnitus is a noise that ENT patients hear that is coming from inside their head.
I see hundreds of ENT patients with tinnitus from Island Park, Garden City, Long Beach and Oceanside, NY every year. If you have tinnitus, the first step is to make an appointment with an ear, nose and throat specialist. We will perform an in-depth ENT examination to rule out any more concerning causes of the noise such as an inner-ear tumor, mass, or growth.
Once a full ear, nose and throat evaluation is done, we will search for ways to decrease the noise. Some simple ways to control the tinnitus include:
1. Cutting back on caffeine
2. Decreasing wine
3. Turning on soothing background music such as classical pieces
Remember if you live in Garden City, Long Beach, Island Park, Oceanside or surrounding areas we are here to help. As ENT specialists, we are uniquely qualified to diagnose, evaluate and treat tinnitus so you can live a more peaceful life.
Trouble falling asleep at night? You are not alone. Each day I give my ENT patients in Garden City, NY and Long Beach, NY the following tips to help them get their “zzzz.”
1. Make it dark. This means pulling down the shades. Black-out shades are even better.
2. Limit screen time at night. This is true for both T.V. and all electronic devices.
3. Establish a sleep routine by going to bed around the same time each night.
Following these three simple tips from your ENT will improve your sleep and increase your energy the following day. So sleep well and wake up to enjoy the boardwalk in Long Beach or the fabulous restaurants in Garden City.
It’s sneezing season indeed! As it gets colder in Long Beach and Garden City, NY more patients are developing upper respiratory infections. If these infections linger too long they can cause nasal congestion and then lead to sinus infections.
Here is a secret sinus weapon to use when you first feel congested. For my Long Beach and Garden City, NY patients this tip alone has helped innumerable people stave off sinus infections, nasal congestion and other sinus issues.
Now I am sharing it with you! The secret is (drum roll please) – eucalyptus oil. Create a eucalyptus steam inhalation treatment and watch your sinus problems go away.
1. Boil a pot of water and then turn off the gas
2. Add several drops of eucalyptus oil to the mixture
3. Place a towel over your head
4. Inhale the steam for 20 minutes
Eucalyptus is easy to find in health food stores (and there are more than enough of those in Long Beach, Island Park, Oceanside and Garden City). Stock up and watch your sinus infections wind down!
What you stock in your pantry may just be your secret to better sinus and allergy health. I frequently tell my ear, nose and throat patients in Long Beach, NY and Garden City that there are many easy items to keep on hand. With a pinch here and a dash there you can slowly fight your way back from E.N.T. sinus and allergy health problems. So load up! Whether you live in Long Beach, Garden City, Island Park or Oceanside stock up on these things and tell a friend. You find yourself living a healthier ear, nose and throat life!
Items for the Long Beach and Garden City pantry:
1. Cinnamon – high in antioxidants
2. Ginger – fights inflammation
3. Turmeric – also combats swelling and inflammation
You can find many of these items at local grocery stores. Here’s to eating your way back to sinus happiness!
We are thrilled to announce that Dr. James McGhee will be joining our team in January 2015. Dr. McGhee is a board-certified ear, nose and throat physician with over 20 years of ENT experience. He has obtained the highest level of training completing advanced training in ear, nose and throat and allergy. Dr. McGhee achievements were recognized by the American Board of Otolaryngology Allergy when we has awarded Fellow status recognition.
Dr. McGhee trained at GBMC/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and will provide ear, nose and throat services at our 877 Stewart Ave., Suite 25 location in Garden City as well as in our Long Beach, NY location.
We will now be open every Saturday morning as well from 9 am – 1 pm to better serve you.
During this holiday season I wanted to give thanks to all of my patients in the Long Beach, NY and Garden City, NY areas. As many of you know, I love my field. I enjoy each day because of you. Tackling your allergies, sinus problems, nasal congestion, and hearing issues to allow you better health, bring me tremendous joy.
May each of you enjoy this day of giving thanks and I hope this season brings you and your family ear, nose and throat health.
It is still fall but with blustery winds, winter seems to be close at hand. When the heat comes on in our homes, our mouths, noses and throat dry out. Usually, we feel this when we first wake up as we yearn for a tall glass of water to quench our thirst.
Unfortunately, our noses remain dry and can worsen allergies. The tissue of our nose serves as a protective barrier, limiting foreign material like viruses, bacteria, all allergens from entering our bodies. When the nasal tissue is dry, it can not work well and these materials can more easily penetrate and cause illness.
One simple remedy is to buy a humidifier. Make sure to turn it on several hours before bed. Many humidifiers now come with an “auto” function, allowing you to set the humidity level and walk away.
By keeping your nasal tissues moist, you will sleep more soundly and protect yourself from illnesses and allergies this winter season in Long Beach, NY and Garden City, NY. Remember, should you fall ill, we are here to serve you in all three of our locations: Long Beach, Garden City and Inwood, making a trip to see us at Evergreen Ear, nose and throat never more than a few minutes away.
Fall is the “sneeziest” season of them all. As the leaves come down in Long Beach, NY and Garden City, NY your allergies may go crazy. But don’t despair, as your health care partners we can develop a treatment plan to tackle even the most stubborn Long Isalnd allergies.
First, we are proud to offer in-office allergy testing in our Long Beach, NY location. The test is relatively painless and takes about 20 minutes.
Coupled with our advances nasal scopes and instruments, our allergy testing sets us apart from other health care providers on Long Island. We will create a targeted allergy treatment plan that may incorporate non medical changes (such as avoidance), medications, holistic therapies and procedures if necessary.
We stand apart as ear, nose and throat physicians who embrace both medical, holistic and surgical approaches to allergies and sinus disease. We WILL find the right allergy plan for you.
Walking on the boardwalk, the breeze is blowing and the sun is hitting the water. Bliss! But aside from the spectacular view, allergens are blowing around. Yes, that is right. Little tiny bits of allergens are swirling around, going up your nose and down into your throat and lungs.
From mid September to early November, many patients suffer with allergies, both in my Long Beach, NY office and in my Garden City, NY office. However, many more people suffer needlessly. If you have a stuffy nose, phlegm, throat clearing or sneezing, come see us in either our Long Beach, NY or Garden City office locations.
We offer the most advanced diagnostics and treatment plans (including natural therapies, if appropriate). We can get you (and your nose) back on track!
Millions of Americans will experience some type of imbalance or dizziness at some point in their lifetimes. Many people just “wait to see if it will go away.” Many more seek care from their primary care doctors. What you should know is that the balance organ is housed in the inner ear and as ear, nose and throat specialists, we are uniquely qualified to evaluate and treat dizziness or imbalance.
Once you seek care from an ENT specialist, we will first perform a thorough ear, nose and throat evaluation including hearing testing. If required, we would then perform additional ear testing.
Benign positional vertigo or B.P.P.V. is one of the most common causes of dizziness and can be readily treated by seeing an ear, nose and throat specialist. We would perform in-office maneuvers go get you back on track.
So, if you or a loved one has experienced dizziness or imbalance, don’t wait for it to “go away.” Call us and we can get you back to a “steadier” state.