The doctors at Orlando Ears, Nose & Throat help with a variety of issues. Do you know when to make an appointment with an ENT? Here are a few symptoms that are indicators it is time to make an appointment with an ENT. 

Any Type of Hearing Loss

If you or a loved one is experiencing any type of hearing problem for more than a week, it is time to contact an Ears, Nose, and Throat doctor. From time to time temporary hearing loss can happen, but it can be an indication of permanent damage. 

Persistent Nasal Congestion

If you find it difficult to breathe, usually wake up congested, or have trouble sleeping because of a stuffy nose, then it is time to see a specialist. Being constantly congested can be more than just irritating, it can be a sign of a more serious problem. Finding the root of the problem, infections, sinus problems, allergies, deviated septum, is the first step to finding a solution and breathing easy. 

Sinus Pain and Pressure 

The pain and pressure from a sinus problem can make anyone miserable. It can cause headaches, inflammation, runny nose, fatigue, sneezing, cough, pressure behind the eyes or ear pain. You don’t have to live with sinus problems, there are several solutions. 

A Sore Throat

Soar throats can be common, but if they last for more than a week, it hurts to drink, or difficulty sleeping because of the pain, then it is time to visit a specialist. “Infections from viruses or bacteria are the main cause of sore throats, but allergies and sinus infections can also contribute. Some sore throats are worse than others. If you have a sore throat that lasts for more than five to ten days, you should see your doctor,” American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 

Ringing in Your Ears

Ringing in your ears is typically a sign of tinnitus, but it can also result from hearing problems and an ear infection. There are several causes of tinnitus, from an underlying medical condition, ear infections, eustachian tube problems, cumulative noise exposure, injuries of the neck and head, to cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Your health is important, if you have any questions contact Orlando Ears, Nose & Throat.

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