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Every day, those of us in health care see patients who think, or were told, they have a Penicillin allergy. Once your chart has Penicillin listed as an allergy, it takes an act of congress to have it removed. It is set in stone. Most people who are told they have a penicillin allergy simply accept this as a fact

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Millions of Americans suffer from sinus pain, often described as facial pain and pressure over their nose, under their eyes and into their cheeks. This leads to millions of visits to their primary care provider or urgent care, where they are often diagnosed with sinusitis and given antibiotics. But…what if they actually did not have a sinus infection? What if

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Insight into causes and prevention What is dizziness? What causes dizziness? How will my dizziness be treated? and more… Feeling unsteady or dizzy can be caused by many factors such as poor circulation, inner ear disease, medication usage, injury, infection, allergies, and/or neurological disease. Dizziness is treatable, but it is important for your doctor to help you determine the cause

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Dr. Prehn By Dr. Prehn Intranasal steroids, such as Nasocort and Flonase, are the mainstays for management of many nasal symptoms. However, there are conflicting opinions regarding their effects upon growth in children. A recent study tried to shed more light on the subject. In following over 200 children, the researchers did detect a very small impact upon the growth

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Dr. Prehn The benefits of hearing aids in a person’s ability to communicate, their overall socialization, their mood, and their cognitive ability (ability to think and reason) are well known and proven in multiple large studies. But a March 2015 study in the peer reviewed journal Laryngoscope has shown another unexpected benefit: improved balance. While the hearing and balance systems

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Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of Wisconsin is excited to announce Christopher M. Mjaanes, M.D. is joining our staff to lead our new Dr. Mjaanes has been certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Pediatrics. His professional areas of interest and expertise are: Allergy – Children and Adults Food Allergy Testing Asthma –

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Many medical conditions, such as those listed below, can affect your hearing health. Treatment of these and other hearing losses can often lead to improved or restored hearing. If left undiagnosed and untreated, some conditions can lead to irreversible hearing impairment or deafness. If you suspect that you or your loved one has a problem with their hearing, ensure optimal

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 As the parent of a child with newly diagnosed hearing loss, you will have many questions and concerns regarding the nature of this problem, its effects on your child’s future, treatment options, and resources. This brief guide will give you necessary initial information, and provide guidance about the availability of resources, and the respective roles of different care providers. It

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Insight into acute otitis externa What causes swimmer’s ear? What are the signs and symptoms? How is swimmer’s ear treated? and more... Affecting the outer ear, swimmer’s ear is a painful condition resulting from inflammation, irritation, or infection. These symptoms often occur after water gets trapped in your ear, with subsequent spread of bacteria or fungal organisms. Because this condition

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I don't hear well. What should I do? What should I expect? First, visit a physician who can refer you to an otolaryngologist (an ear, nose, and throat specialist), because many hearing problems can be corrected medically. If you have ear pain, drainage, excess earwax, hearing loss in only one ear, sudden or rapidly progressive hearing loss, or dizziness, it

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