Monthly Archives: September 2013

Long Beach, NY and Garden City, NY residents take note: Headache alone can be a sign of sinus disease

Headaches can be the ONLY sign of sinus disease leading many patients on a wild goose chase until they finally see an ear, nose, and throat physician. We have four sets of sinuses in our skull. When there is infection in the sphenoid sinus some patients will only get dull headaches. Unfortunately, many patients see multiple other doctors and end up frustrated and tired before they see and ENT.

Only ENT physicians have the special tools and training needed to visualize this sinus. By using small lights/cameras we can see deep into the sinuses and make the diagnosis saving time, energy, missed days from work for our patients.

If you are experiencing dull headaches make an appointment to see an ENT specialist. Let us partner with you towards better sinus health!

Long Beach, NY – take a walk on the boardwalk and help your sinuses

Clogged sinuses can spell sleepless nights, fatigue, and facial pressure. One easy way to help yourself is to a take a walk on the boardwalk. In Long Beach, NY there is a lengthy boardwalk where you can get both exercise and inhale the fresh sea air. Clean sea air opens sinus drainage pathways and leads to healthier sinuses!

As an ENT in Long Beach, NY I frequently try to think of ways my patients can get a double benefit from the things I ask them to do. Along with quick walks on the Long Beach, NY boardwalk here are a few other tips I give my Garden City, NY, Island Park, NY, and Long Beach, NY ENT patients:

*inhale steam infused with eucalyptus to help open sinuses and your facial pores
*eat berries to help sinus health and help your heart
*use nasal saline to clean out your sinuses and to decrease colds

Fall Alllergies on the rise in Long Beach, NY and Garden City, NY – see your ENT doctor

Ah – the end of September! With the sudden dip in morning temperature, chill in the air, and leaves suddenly on the ground – it is fall. And with autumn, comes fall allergies. If you are having

*nasal congestion
*headache
*drippy nose

See an ENT. As ear, nose and throat doctor’s we are here to help. At Evergreen ENT, we are available at 4 locations (Long Beach, NY, Garden City, NY, Rosedale, NY, Inwood,NY). We would be happy to help you fight nasal allergies!

Expanding sinus infection knowledge in Garden City, NY and Long Beach, NY

There is so much to know about sinuses and so much confusion to clear up! Recently, I have started using e-newsletter to educate patients on Ear, Nose and Throat topics. Using this outreach modality has allowed me to continuously strive to increase the “ENT knowledge bank” of my patients so that they can take better ENT care of themselves and their loved ones.

Recently, I sent an Ear, nose and throat e-newsletter to my patient is Long Beach, NY, Garden City, NY, Island Park, NY and Inwood, NY focusing on sinus disorders. Here are a few highlights:
Eating the following can improve sinus health and decease infections:
1. Raspberries
2. Blueberries
3. Pineapples

Please contact us by phone at 516-431-0700 and give us your email if you would like to be added to our ENT e-newsletter. Happy ENT learning!

The recurring question of wax – What I answer everyday in Long Beach, NY and Garden City, NY

Ah wax. So many questions and so much erroneous information out there. At Evergreen ENT we not only work on the most complex of sinus disease but also common issues such as wax.

Wax is an anti-bacterial that is made by glands deep in the ear canal. It serves to protect the ear canal. Once it does it work, it is moved out of the canal by tiny hairs (called cilia).

Many patients like to instrument their ears with a variety of objects such as q-tips. bobby pins, key etc. DO NOT DO THIS! Sticking things in the ear will
1. damage the natural cilia in the ear
2. will push some of the wax in deeper into the ear
3. can cause ear drum damage/perforation
4. can lead to tiny cuts in the outer ear and outer ear infections

If you are prone to making excess amounts of wax or if you feel like your ears are clogged, call us at 516-431-0700. As ENT specialists we will be delighted to give you a thorough ear ex

Silent reflux – Keys to improving your life while at the beach in Long Beach, NY

6380184With the last of summer here, many of my patients in Garden City, NY and Long Beach, NY are firing up the grill one last time be it at the beach or at home. While barbecues are a wonderful way to get outside, be sure to hold back on spicy sauces to top off those juicy burgers.

Spicy foods along with tomatoes can increase the risk of silent reflux where acid comes up from your stomach and irritates your vocal cords.

If you are experiencing:
1. A feeling of a “lump in your throat”
2. Hoarseness
3. Phelgm

Call us to make an appointment at 516-431-0700. At Evergreen ENT, we will use the most modern technology to thoroughly check your voice box and we will empower you with the educational tools to get back on track!