What is that buzzing and ringing in my ears?

Have you ever come home from a loud concert, still buzzing with excitement, only to find that your ears kept buzzing, too? That sound is called tinnitus (pronounced “tuh-NIGHT-us” or “TIN-uh-tus”), and it often happens after being exposed to loud sounds. For some people, the buzzing may go away a few hours after the exposure,…

What is that buzzing and ringing in my ears?

Have you ever come home from a loud concert, still buzzing with excitement, only to find that your ears kept buzzing, too? That sound is called tinnitus (pronounced “tuh-NIGHT-us” or “TIN-uh-tus”), and it often happens after being exposed to loud sounds. For some people, the buzzing may go away a few hours after the exposure,…

Understanding Sinusitis

Sinusitis affects people of all ages and can be painful, causing headaches, facial pain, nasal congestion, and a runny nose. It has many of the same symptoms as the common cold, but unlike a cold, symptoms may be caused by a bacterial infection. What is Sinusitis? Sinus cavities are located on either side of the…

Understanding Sinusitis

Sinusitis affects people of all ages and can be painful, causing headaches, facial pain, nasal congestion, and a runny nose. It has many of the same symptoms as the common cold, but unlike a cold, symptoms may be caused by a bacterial infection. What is Sinusitis? Sinus cavities are located on either side of the…

Common Causes of Sore Throats

A sore throat, or pharyngitis, can be irritating and painful, and cause difficulty in swallowing. There are several conditions that can result in a sore throat. While many of them can be treated at home, there are other instances that require a doctor visit and possible throat cultures or blood work. Viruses and Sore Throats…