Ear, Nose & Throat – General Services
At Hattiesburg Clinic Ear, Nose & Throat, we treat the most common type of ear, nose and throat conditions to the most severe cases. Additionally, we offer medical and surgical treatments involving the head and neck in both children and adults.
General illnesses of the ear, nose and throat can include treating:
- Infections of the tonsils and adenoids.
- Problems in the mouth, including lesions: taste, tongue and palate.
- Throat and swallowing disorders.
- Voice disorders, vocal cord and larynx infections.
- Neck nodules and cysts.
- Nose and sinus disorders (evaluation and treatment of nasal congestion, facial and sinus pain, nasal discharge, bleeding and smell disorders).
- Thyroid disorders that can include masses, nodules and enlarged thyroids.
- Snoring and sleep-related disorders.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
- What are adenoids?
Adenoids are similar to tonsils. They are located higher up in the back of your throat, behind your nose. Along with tonsils, they help protect your body from infection by trapping germs that enter through the mouth and nose. If they become infected, they can make it hard for you to breathe and can also lead to ear programs. If infections become frequent you may need surgery to remove them (adenoidectomy)
- What are tonsils?
Tonsils are located in the back of your throat. Along with adenoids, they help protect your body from infection by trapping germs that enter through the mouth and nose. If they become infected (tonsillitis), they will appear sore and swollen and result in a sore throat. If infections become frequent, you may need surgery to remove them (tonsillectomy).
- How do the ear, nose and throat relate to balance?
Balance issues can cause someone to feel unsteady, woozy or have a sensation of movement, spinning or floating. The inner ear is an important part of our balance (vestibular) system and is reliant upon other systems in the body (eyes, bones and joints) to maintain your body’s position.
- Is hearing loss common?
According to the Hearing Health Foundation, almost 50 million Americans having hearing loss in at least one ear. Common causes of hearing loss can include: infections, genetic abnormality, congenital birth defect, toxicity, injury or trauma to the ear or skull, persistent exposure to loud noises, getting older, ear wax or fluid in the ear.