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Insight into Sleeping Disorders and Sleep Apnea

Posted May 16th, 2018

Forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring is more frequent in males and overweight people and usually worsens with age. Snoring may be an indication of obstructed breathing and should not be taken lightly. Melnick, Moffitt, and Mesaros ENT Associates can help you to determine where the anatomic source of your snoring may be, and offer solutions for this noisy and often embarrassing behavior.

Sleep Disorders and Sleep Apnea

What is a Deviated Nasal Septum?

Posted April 23rd, 2018

When it comes to a deviated nasal septum estimates are that 80 percent of all nasal septums are off-center, a condition that is generally not noticed. A deviated septum occurs when the septum is severely shifted away from the midline.

Deviated Nasal Septum

Spring has arrived and so have the allergies!

Posted March 21st, 2018

The biggest spring allergy trigger is pollen. Trees, grasses, and weeds release these tiny grains into the air to fertilize other plants. When they get into the nose of someone who's allergic, they send the body's defenses haywire.

Allergy Management

My child's throat is swollen and sore

Posted January 31rd, 2018

Your child may have tonsillitis. Tonsillitis is an inflammation (swelling) of the tonsils. Sometimes along with tonsillitis, the adenoids are also swollen.

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My child is a mouth breather (allergies, deviated septum, enlarged tonsils?)

Posted January 23rd, 2018

At Melnick, Moffitt, and Mesaros ENT Associates we know that children are special, and that is why our skilled and experienced physicians and staff are dedicated to providing the careful, unique care every child deserves, and every parent expects. We specialize in pediatric care and diagnoses. We can help determine why your child is a mouth breather. Please contact us today for a consultation.

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Pediatric Ear Infections (Ear Tubes)

Posted January 17th, 2018

An ear infection is an inflammation of the middle ear, usually caused by bacteria, that occurs when fluid builds up behind the eardrum.

Pediatric Ear Infections (Ear Tubes)

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My Child Stuck Something in Her Nose

Posted January 9th, 2018

Children are naturally curious and often wonder how things work. Usually, they display this curiosity by asking questions, or by exploring the world around them.

My Child Stuck Something in Her Nose

Pediatric Sinusitis

Posted January 2nd, 2018

Unlike in adults, pediatric sinusitis is difficult to diagnose because symptoms of sinusitis can be caused by other problems, such as viral illness and allergy.

Pediatric Sinusitis?

Does My Baby Hear Me?

Posted December 13th, 2017

Some babies are born with hearing problems. Other children are born with normal hearing and begin to have hearing problems as they grow older.

Does My Baby Hear Me?

When To See An Allergist?

Posted December 6th, 2017

Allergies can often interfere with our everyday activities, affect our quality of life, and can even be life threatening.Ordinary substances such as dust, molds, pets, foods, plant pollens, and insect stings are among the most common. The onset of allergies may occur at any age, although they usually begin in childhood. Often the symptoms develop gradually and are varied.

When To See An Allergist?

Animal Allergy

Posted November 29th, 2017

Living with a pet allergy can be accomplished by most people if a few precautions are followed. Cat dander is a stickier protein compound than dog dander so control of cat allergy is significantly more difficult. Obviously not having a pet is the best defense against pet allergy. For many people that is not often a good alternative and so the following few rules can make a big difference.

Animal Allergy

What is Allergic Rhinitis?

Posted November 21th, 2017

Allergic rhinitis (also known as “hay fever” or “allergies”) is a condition that affects the mucus membranes of the nose. The eyes and sometimes the palate or throat are also often affected.

What is Allergic Rhinitis?

Options to Treat Chronic Sinusitis:  Balloon Sinus Dilation™ vs. Surgery

Posted November 14th, 2017

Procedures for Treating Chronic Sinusitis
There are many breakthrough and cutting edge treatments for treating chronic sinusitis such as Balloon Sinus Dilation or Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.

Balloon Sinus Dilation™ vs. Surgery?

How do I know when my child has sinusitis?

Posted November 7th, 2017

Your child’s sinuses are not fully developed until late in the teen years. Although small, the maxillary (behind the cheek) and ethmoid (between the eyes) sinuses are present at birth. Unlike in adults, pediatric sinusitis is difficult to diagnose because symptoms of sinusitis can be caused by other problems, such as viral illness and allergy.

How do I know when my Child has Sinusitis?

Is Your Sinus Plumbing Backed-Up?

Posted October 31st, 2017

Treatment is Key! Finding the right ENT specialist is not always an easy task. You want to find a specialist that has experience in treating sinus and nasal problems.

Is Your Sinus Plumbing Backed Up?

Allergy Management and TreatmentThe Allergy Patient, Management and Treatment

Posted October 24th, 2017 by Melnick, Moffitt, & Mesaros ENT Associates

Allergic diseases are due to a sensitivity, which certain persons develop to normally harmless substances. A susceptible person who is exposed to these substances has symptom of disorder in the respiratory organs, the digestive organs or the skin. The most common of these disorders are hay fever, asthma, stomach and intestinal disturbances, rashes due to contact, eczema and hives.

Allergy Patient, Management and Treatment

SinusitisSinusitis Symptoms to look out for!

Did you know?

Sinusitis affects 37 million people each year, making it one of the most common health problems in the U.S. Is defined as an inflammation of the sinus lining, and is commonly caused by structural issues such as ostial blockage, bacterial infections, viral infections or a combination of these.

Sinusitis Symptoms

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