At our office, you will receive a thorough ear, nose, and throat examination. During that physical examination, one of our doctors will explore the facial features where swelling and erythema (redness of the skin) over the cheekbone exist. Facial swelling and redness are generally worse in the morning; as the patient remains upright, the symptoms gradually improve. The physician may feel and press the sinuses for tenderness. Additionally, the physician may tap the teeth to help identify an inflamed paranasal sinus. Other diagnostic tests may include a study of a mucous culture, endoscopy, x-rays, allergy testing, or CT scan of the sinuses.Make an Appointment
Your thyroid gland is one of the endocrine glands that makes hormones to regulate physiological functions in your body, like metabolism (heart rate, sweating, energy consumed). The thyroid gland is located in the middle of the lower neck, below the larynx (voice box) and wraps around the front half of the trachea (windpipe). Patients with a family history of thyroid cancer or who had radiation therapy to the head or neck as children for acne, adenoids, or other reasons are more prone to develop thyroid malignancy. If you develop significant swelling in your neck or difficulty breathing or swallowing, you should make an appointment today.
As ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists, our physicians and nurse practitioner are able to diagnose and treat disorders of the upper respiratory tract, ear, nose, sinuses, and throat caused by allergic conditions. We also evaluate non-allergic factors that may contribute to your symptoms such as nasal obstructions, septal deviation, turbinate enlargement, chronic sinus infections, snoring and sleep apnea. As ENT specialists, we treat all diseases affecting the head and neck. We use comprehensive, coordinated medical therapy to control allergy symptoms. Our office performs intradermal skin testing to diagnose allergies and immunotherapy (allergy shots).