Vertigo: Causes and Treatment

Vertigo: Causes and Treatment

Posted on July 13, 2021

By Stephen Chandler, MD |09 July 2021| When I say vertigo you might think of two things: the first being the critically acclaimed film by Alfred Hitchcock starring Jimmy Stewart, and the other being the sudden sensation of spinning. Interestingly, vertigo itself is not an illness but a side effect. There are a vast number […]

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4 Common ENT Problems in Children & Adults

4 Common ENT Problems in Children & Adults

Posted on July 13, 2021

By Stephen Chandler, MD |29 June 2021| There are numerous problems that can affect the ears, nose, and throats of patients. By far, the most common are: strep throat, Eustachian tube dysfunction leading to middle ear infections, otitis externa (ear canal infections or “swimmers ear”, sinusitis, and rhinitis.  Strep throat is an infection caused by […]

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Posted on June 20, 2021

By Stephen Chandler, MD |20 June 2021| Why Do We Snore? We all know that we need sleep to function properly. If you are not getting the proper amount of high-quality sleep, your body will feel drained and you will be unable to function properly during the day. One cause for poor sleep is snoring. […]

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Woman with Sinusitis

The Management of Sinusitis Through Radiologic Imaging

Posted on June 1, 2021

By Stephen Chandler, MD |26 May 2021| Sinusitis is the fifth most common diagnosis requiring antibiotics, and one of the most common conditions brought to primary care physicians. Viral sinusitis is typically not a serious condition and can be treated through the use of nasal rinsing devices or medication — usually over the counter. However, […]

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What Are Sinuses?

What Are Sinuses Exactly?

Posted on May 17, 2021

By Stephen Chandler, MD |11 May 2021| Up to this point you may have been reading along to my blog saying “yes, of course, the sinuses!”, but do you really know what they are? In this blog entry we will cover what sinuses are, what they do, and potential areas of concern.  The etymology or […]

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Neti pot sinus rinse

What Is A Neti Pot & What Makes Complete Rinse Different?

Posted on May 9, 2021

By Stephen Chandler, MD |09 May 2021| If you suffer from chronic sinus congestion, you know how miserable it can be. It’s difficult to breathe, it’s difficult to talk, and if there’s a constant post-nasal drip, it can even cause a chronic cough. To mitigate this, many people use a neti pot. A neti pot is a […]

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A Suggestion for Nighttime Nasal Congestion

Posted on May 8, 2021

By Stephen Chandler, MD |26 April 2021| Here’s the situation: You just laid down for bed, you’ve been battling the sniffles all day and you need some rest, but what’s this? The congestion is getting worse? You my friend, are in for a long night. The Problem Has this ever happened to you? It’s not […]

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Is There an Advantage to Battery Powered Rinsing Systems?

Posted on April 7, 2021

By Stephen Chandler, MD |06 April 2021| If you read my last blog then you know that the practice of nasal rinsing (jala neti) is an ancient one. Almost 5,000 years old, neti was a process of self purification for meditation as well as a daily regimen for hygiene. Today our use of nasal rinsing […]

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The History of Nasal Rinsing and Recent Improvements

Posted on April 5, 2021

By Stephen Chandler, MD |25 March 2021| Nasal Irrigation Early History The practice of nasal cleansing, or neti in sanskrit, is an essential part of Hatha Yoga and Hindu history. The origins can be traced back almost 5,000 years to the Hindu practices of shatkarma (body cleansing) and soucha (personal hygiene). There were multiple types […]

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What Makes Nasal Rinsing Uncomfortable And How to Prevent It

Posted on March 9, 2021

By Stephen Chandler, MD |08 March 2021| The regular practice of nasal irrigation is a great way to control allergy symptoms and decrease the healing time for sinus surgery. Headaches, sneezing, and swollen passageways can all be improved with nasal rinsing; not to mention the potential for reducing the load of sinonasal pathogens. But unfortunately, […]

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