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Advanced ENT & Allergy of Kentucky

Welcome to Advanced ENT and Allergy of Kentucky and Southern Indiana

Advanced ENT and Allergy provides a full spectrum of ear, nose and throat care as well as a full complement of head and neck surgery. Our dedicated medical professionals provide a complete array of diagnostic and therapeutic services for any and all healthcare needs associated with the head and neck. In addition to general ENT, we have specialized medical expertise available through our five centers of excellence:  The Allergy Center, The Hearing Center, The Sinus Center, The Thyroid Center, The Pediatric Center, Clinical Research and Aesthetic Center.  Another invaluable service to our referring physicians and patients is our Clinical Research Center which positions Advanced ENT and Allergy to participate in the testing and development of cutting edge medical products and services.

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Is it a common cold or allergies?

It's a question that puzzles lots of folks when those familiar symptoms hit: Is all that coughing and sneezing from a cold or hay fever? Here is a chart to help you understand the difference between allergies and the common cold. The most important difference is that colds usually don't last longer than 14 days. These may be allergy symptoms or signs of another problem.


Common Fall Allergens & How to Avoid Them

1. Culprit: Ragweed

This weed blooms in August but causes allergic symptoms well into September and October, until the first freeze kills the plant. Approximately 75 percent of people who suffer springtime allergies will also be affected by ragweed pollen, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

What you can do:

Monitor the local pollen count, stay indoors as much as possible, especially during peak hours (usually mid-morning to early afternoon), keep home and car windows completely closed, vacuum carpets and upholstery regularly, wash your clothes, linens, and curtains regularly. Also, bathe your pets frequently as they can carry the pollen into the home.


What makes us “advanced” in pediatrics?

We treat children with common issues such as allergies, ear tubes, hearing tests and adenoid removal all the way to more complex cases which include cochlear implants and head/neck cancer. We treat all children like they are superheroes regardless of how big their issue is.


Hearing Loss Linked to Dementia

Scientists are finding more and more evidence that trouble with hearing makes you more likely to have dementia, a condition marked by memory loss and trouble with thinking, problem-solving, and other mental tasks.

That doesn’t mean that people with hearing loss are guaranteed to have dementia, simply that the odds are higher. There may be things you can do to lower your chances for mental decline, even if you start to have trouble hearing.


Should your child get ear tubes?

Parents of young children may be all too familiar with the ear aches, ear infections, and middle ear fluid build-up that can plague their little ones.

For many of these children, ear tubes, known clinically as tympanostomy tubes, may be the best treatment. About 667,000 ear tubes are put in each year, and by the age of 3, one out of 15 children will have tubes in their ears.


10 Signs There is Something Wrong With Your Thyroid

January is National Thyroid Awareness Month

More than 20 million Americans suffer from thyroid disorders. It’s more common than diabetes and heart disease, but an estimated 60 percent of cases go undiagnosed. Most of the time, when we feel something different in our bodies, we simply tell ourselves it’s just a cold, allergies, or age.

Sometimes this is true, but more often than we expect, these seemingly innocent problems can indicate bigger medical issues. That’s why it’s so important to pay attention to the messages our bodies send us — such as when we experience issues with our thyroid.


High pollen levels affect performance in work and school

Fall is coming and that means ragweed and hay fever will be on the rise. Hay fever affects around 10 percent of the population, which includes a higher percentage of children. The signs of allergic response include sneezing, itching and a runny nose. These symptoms can disrupt sleep, leading to fatigue, and many medications used to treat the allergy can also induce sleepiness in some people. In the United States, school-age children collectively lose about two million school days because of environmental allergies.


Test Your Hearing

You may have hearing loss, and not even be aware of it. People of all ages experience gradual hearing loss, often due to the natural aging process or long exposure to loud noise. Other causes of hearing loss include viruses or bacteria, heart conditions or stroke, head injuries, tumors, and certain medications. Treatment for hearing loss will depend on your diagnosis.


Discover the Benefits of Allergy Drops

Clinical studies have proven allergy drops to be an effective alternative to allergy shots. Allergy drops are taken home and administered under the tongue by the patient, allowing them to only have to make clinical visits one to two times per year after the initial test.


Tinnitus Symptoms, Treatment and Remedies

Tinnitus affects over fifty million people in the U.S. Tinnitus is described as a nagging buzzing, whistling, whining, or screeching noise in head or ears that varies in intensity and can be intermittent or constant. The degree of loudness and even the type of sound is particular to each person. Some tinnitus sufferers describe the noise as being as piercing and sharp as the signal used in the emergency broadcast system. Tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease, which can accompany any type of hearing loss.


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