If you feel like there’s a layer of snot covering your children’s fingertips during most hours of the day, you’re not alone. Kids get sick all the time because they’re still building their immune system. However, you should know when to stir up a pot of chicken soup and when to bring your child in to see a WNY Pediatric ENT.

Your Child Always Snores:

You may think it’s cute when your child snores. After all, what’s more calming than a sleeping child?

However, if your child snores on a regular basis, it could be a cause for concern. The occasional snort when little Suzie or Tommy is congested is normal. If your son or daughter snores every night though, you should see your WNY Pediatric ENT to discuss.

It may be a sign your child has sleep apnea, which can potentially cause bed-wetting, malformation of facial bones, and even behavioral issues.

Your Child is Constantly Congested:

Every parent of young children knows to keep several boxes of Puffs on hand for times when the sniffles strike. That being said, if your child is constantly congested, or their colds last longer than a week, you should consider bringing them into a WNY Pediatric ENT.

A perpetually stuffed nose may be a sign that your child is struggling with sinusitis or tonsillitis. Recurring colds don’t always become sinus infections, and in most cases, symptoms will go away on their own. However, you want to make sure that you’re not constantly turning to over-the-counter drugs if there’s really something more serious at hand.

 Your Child Can’t Hear Properly:

If you’re a parent, you probably know by now that your children have selective hearing. They can hear you talking about chocolate cake from two floors up but suddenly lose their hearing when it’s time for chores.

If your child really is struggling to hear though, it could be due to a buildup of fluid in the middle ear. A WNY Pediatric ENT can tell you whether ear infections are really at the root of hearing loss. If your child has had more than 3 ear infections over the course of 6 months, your physician might talk to you about having ear tubes inserted.

 If You’re Looking for a WNY Pediatric ENT, Give Us a Call!

A father of seven himself, Dr. Paul Young is excellent with children and certified to treat any ENT-related conditions in both children and adults.

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What Was That? I Can’t Hear You!

Does it seem like your favorite news anchors aren’t speaking loud enough anymore? Do your neighbors let you know you’re chatting a bit too loudly on the telephone? You might be experiencing hearing loss. Though hearing loss is usually a natural part of the aging process, infections, major injuries, tumors, and heart conditions can all affect your ability to hear properly. Thankfully, your favorite ENT doctor in West Seneca, NY can help you out.

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If the only thing you know about allergies is that they’re closely linked to empty Kleenex boxes and Benadryl, we have a few tips for you. Here we’re giving you the inside scoop on what may seem like an unbeatable condition. From the man many call the best allergist in Buffalo, NY, here’s what you should know.

Nosebleeds ~ the drippy (but not so dreadful) reality

Epistaxis, a condition commonly referred to as nosebleeds, occurs at the vascular area within the nose, which can bleed profusely as a result of facial trauma. The nose’s arterioles (tiny blood vessels) are vulnerably positioned and thus can easily rupture.

Approximately 60 percent of people experience epistaxis at some point in their life. Only 6 percent of those who suffer with nosebleeds tend to seek medical treatment, and even fewer require hospitalization.

Though epistaxis can occur at any age, it mostly has a bimodal distribution, afflicting toddlers to children age 10, as well as adults over 50. There are two types of nosebleeds – those that stem from the front of the nose (anterior) which are most common, and those that stem from the back of the nose (posterior) which are less common and more severe in nature.

Allergy Specialists Develop A New Way to Track Pollen

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Allergy Shots Without Shots

We get it. Not everyone likes needles. In fact, some people are absolutely terrified of needles. If the idea of getting your blood drawn or going for your annual flu shot has you paralyzed with fear, then you should consider SLIT.

Top 5 Over-the-Counter Allergy Eye Drops

Red, itchy eyes, otherwise known as allergic conjunctivitis, are one of the most common symptoms of hay fever here in Buffalo, NY, and while there’s no cure, over-the-counter allergy eye drops can help bring temporary relief. However, if symptoms worsen, make sure to see a physician about prescription eye drops. While over-the-counter products may be fine for allergic rhinitis, you’ll need something stronger if you come down with a bacterial or viral infection.