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Swimmer’s Ear Prevention

July 22, 2024

It is important to keep the ear dry. After swimming or bathing, dry your ears by wiping the outer portion gently with a soft cloth or tissue.

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What Causes Itchy Ears?

January 12, 2023

Most people experience itchy ears for brief moments throughout their life, but for some, itchiness is a persistent problem that requires special medical attention. Those individuals with uncontrollably itchy ears may suffer from long-term discomfort due to a greater underlying issue.

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Diagram of Earwax Blockage

Earwax: A Potential Sticky Situation

December 12, 2018

What it is: Cerumen is the medical term for earwax.  Earwax is classified as a yellowish waxy substance produced in the ear canals of humans and other mammals. The body uses earwax as protection from bacteria, fungi, insects, and water in the ear canal. It is also assisted in cleaning and lubricating the skin of […]

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Skin Testing – Allergens

October 8, 2018

Properly testing for allergies is the important first step towards addressing and ultimately eliminating any allergy or related symptoms. For allergy testing to be conclusive, it is critical your testing be conducted by a highly skilled and experienced allergy office. Michigan ENT & Allergy Specialists are exactly that. We perform skin testing for over 50 […]

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Claritin, Allegra, and Zyrtec

OTC (over the counter) Allergy Treatment

November 15, 2017

Allergy symptoms; such as sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose, and hives can leave you feeling miserable. The good news is that more and more medications that have been prescribed in the past to treat these allergies can now be purchased without a prescription. Antihistamines, decongestants, mast cell stabilizers, corticosteroids, and anti-leukotrienes are among the medications commonly […]

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Display of a normal eardrum vs a ruptured eardrum

Tympanic Membrane Perforation: So you have a ruptured ear drum, now what?

September 22, 2017

A perforated tympanic membrane is a hole in one’s eardrum. There are many possible causes of a perforated eardrum. An ear infection, changes in pressure from traveling or scuba diving, exposure to a loud noise, such as an explosion, or a foreign object, such as a Q-tip, could all cause a hole in the eardrum. […]

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