As we approach fall and winter, we wish to update you on your ear nose and throat health. We recommend that you have your humidifiers inspected and cleaned. If you don't have one, this may be a good time to purchase. When heaters go on, so should humidifiers. In addition, nasal saline sprays and netty pots often times aid in healthy noses and throats. It is becoming increasingly well known how important good nasal breathing is for our overall health. I am sending a link to a recent story aired on CBS News, featuring James Nestor, author of the recent book, "Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art". It is very insightful and I hope you enjoy it.

We continue to take very strict COVID precautions. We have had no cases as a result anyone coming to our office or having surgery with us at Northwestern Hospital.
Flu season is rapidly approaching and strongly encourage the flu vaccine.
We are very pleased with our results of the Inspire(inspiresleep.com)procedure for sleep apnea. This has proven to be an excellent outpatient procedure for those who are not getting good results with CPAP.
As always, we offer a full range of services for your hearing health. We provide the most current technology for testing your hearing and providing the most appropriate hearing aids for each individual.
Please feel free to call the office(312-988-7777) for further information on all of the above or to set up an appointment. You may also send individual emails through our patient portal.

Wishing you all good health and safety,

Gordon J. Siegel, M.D.,FACS
Assistant Clinical Professor
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery             
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Reasons To See an ENT

Getting sick is no fun, and sometimes you need the help of a specialist. Your ENT doctor may be one of those specialists. ENT doctors are experts at diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and sinus problems. Your ENT doctor can help you breathe easier.

What You Need To Know About ENT Services

You should visit your ENT doctor for acute conditions, including:

  • Experiencing problems with your ears, nose, throat, sinuses, head, or neck which have lasted longer than 7 to 10 days
  • Having a fever that continues for more than 3 days
  • Feeling pain in your ears, throat, nose, head, or neck which doesn’t go away
  • Seeing a discharge from your ears
  • Seeing a discharge from your nose that is green or yellow
  • Experiencing sinus pain and pressure that doesn’t go away

These signs and symptoms could indicate you have a bacterial infection. Bacterial infections don’t resolve on their own. They typically need antibiotics prescribed by your ENT doctor.

These are just a few conditions treated by your ENT doctor:

Allergies, which are treated with allergy testing to determine what you are allergic to. Then your ENT doctor may prescribe:

  • Decongestants and antihistamines
  • Steroid nasal drops
  • Sublingual immunotherapy
  • Allergy injections
  • Environmental modifications

Hearing loss, which is treated with hearing testing to determine the severity of your hearing loss. Your ENT doctor may recommend hearing aids, cochlear implants, and other devices to help you hear better.

Snoring and sleep apnea, which are treated with sleep testing to determine if you have sleep apnea. Your ENT doctor may recommend wearing a CPAP machine when you sleep, or a mandibular advancement appliance.

Your ENT doctor can also treat:

  • Strep throat
  • Thyroid problems
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Chronic sore throats
  • Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears

Want To Know More?

To find out more about ear, nose, and throat treatments and services, and how your ENT doctor can help you, call your ENT doctor today.

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