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Ear, nose and throat problems involve sinus issues, hearing issues, balance, speech, swallowing and upper-airway breathing. Common ear, nose and throat problems include nasal congestion, sinus infections, mouth sores, oral lesions, hearing loss, ear drainage and vertigo.

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By DuPage Medical Group Otolaryngology
It is common for infants and children to experience swelling of their tonsils and adenoids as they fight bacteria and viruses. If tonsils or adenoids frequently become enlarged, or infections develop, surgery to remove them may be recommended. Our otolaryngologists (ENT) share symptoms to watch for and when to consider surgery.

By DuPage Medical Group Otolaryngology
Ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their children to the doctor. It is estimated that five out of six children will develop an ear infection by the age of three. DuPage Medical Group’s Otolaryngologists (ENT) share why ear infections are so common in children, what warning signs to watch for, and the steps you can take to prevent them.

By Sandra Banas, MD
Choking on food is the cause of death for approximately one child every five days in the United States, and leads to more than 12,000 emergency department visits per year. Children ages three or younger are at greatest risk, but older children are often affected too. Food is the most frequent cause of choking in children, but balloons, coins, and other small objects are also a primary risk. Not surprisingly, most episodes of choking occur in the home. The good news is that many cases of choking can be prevented. Read on to learn how you can reduce the risk to your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or other young visitor in your home.

By Dr. Wolraich
According to the American Sleep Association, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) impacts roughly 25 million adults in the US. The standard treatment for this breathing disorder is to wear a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask during sleep, which forces air into the nose and mouth to overcome the obstruction in the airway. However, many people find it difficult to sleep with a CPAP mask and therefore don’t comply with treatment recommendations. For those unable to tolerate the CPAP, alternative treatment solutions have typically been weight loss, oral appliances or surgery.

By DuPage Medical Group Robotic Surgery
Learn more about the surgical option that’s increasing in popularity for patients while decreasing recovery time and other common surgical side effects.

By Dr. Wolraich
A new innovative approach to treat oral cancer.
Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & Ear, Nose, & Throat

By Eric Zdrojkowski, RRA
What to expect when a fine needle aspiration biopsy has been ordered.

By DuPage Medical Group Audiology
Take our quiz to understand if your hearing is impacting your relationships, lifestyle or even your career.

By DuPage Medical Group Otolaryngology
Head and Neck cancers can be divided into three distinct types based on their causes and where they may appear in the body. Knowing your risks and learning how to detect these conditions early is essential for a successful cure.
Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & Ear, Nose, & Throat

By DuPage Medical Group Otolaryngology
Oral cancer can be caused by more than just tobacco use, follow our three methods to lower your risk.
Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & Ear, Nose, & Throat

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