ENT & Allergy Services

  • Allergy and Sinus

    Allergy and sinus problems can lead to sinusitis, upper airway infections, persistent allergies, and asthma in children. Asthma is a condition that can be life threatening for your child. There are many other causes of allergy and sinus problems in children. Find out about the symptoms and solutions for allergy and sinus conditions. Causes and […]

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  • Allergy Ear Infection

    An ear infection can occur from allergies, and this will act the same way as an ear illness from a virus or bacteria. Ear infections typically occur in the middle ear, when fluid becomes trapped in the small space behind the ear drum. This fluid buildup leads to pain and other symptoms. Causes and Concerns […]

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  • Allergy Testing

    Get to the Root of your Allergies Allergies impact the daily lives of millions of Americans. For those who live in Baton Rouge and surrounding communities in southern Louisiana, allergy issues are more prevalent. Warm temperatures, humid air, and geography combine to produce high levels of mold, pollen, dust, and other airborne allergies. Grass, trees, […]

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  • Balloon Sinuplasty for Chronic Sinusitis

    Balloon Sinuplasty opens blocked sinus cavities in four easy steps: A guide wire and balloon catheter are inserted into the inflamed sinus. The balloon is inflated to expand the sinus opening. Saline is sprayed into the infected sinus cavity to flush out pus and mucus. The system is removed, leaving the sinuses open. What is […]

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  • Chronic Sinusitis

    If you have persistent inflammation or swelling of the tissues that line your sinuses, you could have a condition called chronic sinusitis. Under normal circumstances, your sinuses are full of air, but when they get blocked and filled with fluid, viruses, bacteria, or fungi can accumulate there and lead to a sinus infection. Causes & […]

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  • Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluation

    Determine the extent of your hearing issues and explore your options with a diagnostic hearing evaluation from a Louisiana Ear Nose Throat & Sinus (LENTS) audiologist. Are you suspicious that you have hearing loss but are not sure how significant it is and what you should do about it? Louisiana Ear Nose Throat & Sinus […]

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  • Ear Infection

    Causing pain for children and adults alike, middle ear infections can lead to many problems. Seeking medical attention for your ear infection is the best solution to make sure that you receive adequate treatment and prevent complications. Find out about the symptoms and solutions of an ear infection. Causes and Concerns Ear infections are not […]

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  • Evaluation for Hearing Aids

    There are several steps that are part of a hearing aid evaluation. If you suspect that you might need a hearing aid, you will first need to have a hearing evaluation. At the time of the hearing evaluation, a case history will be taken to determine how much your hearing problem impacts your day-to-day life […]

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  • Hay Fever

    More commonly known as hay fever, allergic rhinitis is easily treated. If you or a family member suffers from itchy and watery eyes, as well as a red, congested nose, chances are you have allergic rhinitis. These symptoms only get worse when seasons change. Causes & Concerns Like other allergic reactions, hay fever results when allergens (foreign […]

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  • Hearing Aid Dispensing and Fitting

    Once you have selected your hearing aids after an evaluation, your hearing professional will program them, based on a prescription, to meet your hearing needs. The hearing professional will explain how to use the devices, how to put them in the ear and how to remove them, how to change or charge batteries and how […]

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  • Hearing Aid Repair and Maintenance

    Hearing aids are comprised of tiny electrical components that may experience wear and tear over time. If this is the case, you’ll likely need to visit your hearing professional to have the problem assessed. Whether it’s simply due to aging or the units have been exposed to moisture, excessive wax, debris or physical damage, you’ll […]

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  • Hoarseness

    Hoarseness, an abnormal change in your voice, can be the result of a disorder in the vocal cords (sound producing parts) of the larynx (voice box). Your voice may sound strained and raspy when you are hoarse. There may also be changes in pitch and volume of your voice. Causes and Concerns When you breathe, […]

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  • Loss of Smell

    The loss of smell is called anosmia. For most people, the loss of smell begins to deteriorate after the age of 60, and the majority of elderly people lose their sense of smell almost completely. Mouth and nose specialists report that the ability to smell is at its peak between the ages of 30 and […]

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  • Nose Bleeds

    Nose Bleeds A nose bleed is called epistaxis, and this is a fairly common condition. If you have ever had a nose bleed, you probably did not even realize that only one nostril was bleeding. The blood comes from the tissue that lines the inside of the nostrils. Nosebleeds are more common in people who […]

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  • Pediatric Ear Infections

    An ear infection can be unpleasant for anyone, especially a baby or toddler. Ear infections cause pain, irritability, and loss of appetite. Also, when your child has an ear infection, he or she will grab at the ears. Find out about the symptoms and solutions for pediatric ear infection. Causes & Concerns An ear infection […]

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  • Reflux

    When the esophagus becomes inflamed and irritated, as a result of stomach acids and digestive enzymes backing up into it, the condition is known as gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). This condition adversely affects from 25% to 40% of American adults, to varying degrees of severity, at some time in their life. All ages can develop […]

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  • Sinusitis

    Every year thousands of people flock to drug stores and department store pharmacies, to stand in front of numerous products trying to figure out what sinus medication they should buy. Many people often mistake a sinus problem with a cold or symptoms of allergies. Because these conditions often mimic each other, it is best to […]

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  • Snoring

    Snoring is caused by the vibrating movement of the uvula and the soft palate that is located in the roof of the mouth. The uvula is the small mass of tissue that hangs down from the middle of the soft palate. When a person sleeps, the uvula and the soft palate relax and vibrating movements […]

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  • Sore Throat

    So, you have a sore throat, cough, runny nose and congestion. Have you caught a common cold or do you have allergy symptoms? Sometimes, it is even difficult for doctors to distinguish between the two, because their symptoms can be so similar. If you have a persistent throat discomfort accompanied by other allergy symptoms, consider […]

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  • Stuffy Nose

    A stuffy nose is a condition that doctors call nasal congestion, and it can be caused by several things. Although most people think they have a cold when they get a stuffy nose, this symptom can occur from a number of health conditions. With a stuffy nose, the membranes of the nasal passages get inflamed […]

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  • Swimmer's Ear

    Swimmer’s ear (otitis externa) is a condition that causes pain in the outer ear and ear canal. The ear canal protects the ear from foreign objects entering in the middle part of the ear, such as bugs, water, and small toys children shove in there. The ear canal is also responsible for protecting the ear […]

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  • Tinnitus

    Tinnitus can be an annoying condition. It is described as a constant or occasional ringing sound in the ears. According to statistics from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, an estimated 12 million people in the United States suffer from tinnitus. Causes and Concerns Tinnitus can originate in one of four areas: […]

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