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How Sleeping on Your Side Can Ease Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Sleep apnea is a common yet serious sleep disorder where a person’s breathing is interrupted many times during the night as one sleeps. Whether you know you suffer from sleep apnea or you suspect you might, keep reading to find out why and how sleeping on your side can ease sleep apnea symptoms plus its risks and causes.

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8 Techniques To Help Prevent Vocal Health Problems

We’re sure that the tenor Pavarotti knew exactly how to protect his voice and vocal cords as do Celine Dion and Lady Gaga today. Most of us normal folks don’t sing for a living or pay so much attention to our voices, although we should. Nevertheless, we normal folks do talk to communicate, so let’s look at 8 techniques to help prevent vocal health problems.

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What’s The Buzz About Tinnitus?

Tinnitus comes from Latin meaning to ring or tinkle. 50 million Americans, or 15% of the population, suffer from this audiological and neurological issue. In simple terms it is a sound that no one else hears, like ringing in the ears. There are, in fact, additional sounds  like buzzing, whooshing, hissing and clicking that a person with Tinnitus may experience.

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How to Help Your Child Avoid an Allergic Reaction at Summer Camp

When you have a child with severe allergies, every new day brings the risk of an allergic reaction. This risk multiplies when a child leaves the comfort of their summer camp allergieshome for adventures at a sleepaway summer camp.

Do not panic. Your child can certainly make it through the summer without an allergic reaction, but it is always best to be prepared.

Communication

Of course, you should always notify camp counselors, cafeteria workers, nurses, and any other relevant staff members of your child’s allergies.

It is also in your child’s best interest for them to have a detailed knowledge of their own allergies. This way, they can recognize any early signs and symptoms of an allergy and get help immediately. They can also be on the lookout for known allergens before an episode occurs.

Make a Checklist

A list is always an excellent idea to ensure that you have indeed packed all of the necessities for your child in order to treat and prevent a serious allergic reaction. Calamine lotion, anti-inflammatory medications, and epinephrine auto injectors are all high on the list of must-haves for your child this summer.

Also be sure to inform your child of each of these items and where they are located. It does very little good to have all the medications under the sun if your child cannot find what he or she needs while experiencing symptoms of an allergic reaction.

Specialty Camps

There are in fact certain summer camps that exist to provide special attention and services for kids with allergies. Such camps feature staff members that are all familiar with common allergies, their symptoms, and how to treat them.

Depending on your particular location, you may or may not be able to find one of these specialty camps close to your home. However, specialty camps are fairly common and should typically be located within a few hours of your residence.

Check Up

It never hurts to have a second opinion in order to put your mind at ease. We highly suggest that if you are feeling overwhelmed or anxious about your child having a severe allergic reaction at their first sleepaway summer camp, you should schedule an appointment with your allergist in order to make sure that you have covered each and every area of your concern.

To see an ENT specialist here at Coastal Ear, Nose & Throat about the wide variety of allergy services that we provide, please call our Savannah, GA office today at (912) 355-2335 to schedule an appointment.

What Causes A Nosebleed?

Anytime we see blood, it can be a little scary. With children who participate in sports, nosebleeds may occur if they have an injury to the face. Younger children are also susceptible at play should they take a tumble. When an adult suffers from a nosebleed, we get a bit more worried, but it is usually not a cause for concern.

Most common nosebleeds can be managed at home, so let’s look at why we get them, how to treat them, and when to consult a doctor.

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