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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a group of lung diseases (including emphysema and chronic bronchitis) that block airflow in the lungs. This makes it increasingly difficult to breathe. Many of the symptoms of READ MORE

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)2018-06-21T19:12:07+00:00

Chronic Sinusitis

Chronic sinusitis, also referred to as chronic rhinosinusitis, is often diagnosed when sinusitis symptoms have gone on for more than 12 weeks, despite medical treatment. People with allergic rhinitis or asthma are more likely READ MORE

Chronic Sinusitis2018-06-21T19:15:48+00:00

Chronic Urticaria (Hives)

Hives are an inflammation of the skin triggered when the immune system releases histamine. This causes small blood vessels to leak, which leads to swelling in the skin. Swelling in deep layers of the READ MORE

Chronic Urticaria (Hives)2018-06-21T19:18:49+00:00

Common Variable Immune Deficiency

Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID) is an antibody deficiency that leaves the immune systemunable to defend against bacteria and viruses, resulting in recurrent and often severe infections primarily affecting the ears, sinuses, and respiratory tract.  (sinopulmonary READ MORE

Common Variable Immune Deficiency2018-06-21T19:21:44+00:00

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can come in either mechanical (conductive) or nerve (sensorineural) forms, or can stem from a combination of both. An audiogram would help to distinguish which type is present. Conductive hearing loss can often READ MORE

Hearing Loss2018-08-09T19:10:29+00:00

Contact Dermatitis

Many patients suffer from contact dermatitis, or skin allergies. These patients experience a rash after direct contact with a substance to which they are allergic. This rash may develop hours or even days after READ MORE

Contact Dermatitis2018-06-21T19:29:48+00:00


Chronic cough, defined as a cough lasting longer than 8 weeks, is a very common problem encountered by Otolaryngologists and Allergist. This is often quite disturbing causing individuals to have difficulty sleeping and be READ MORE


Deviated Septum

The shape of your nasal cavity could be the cause of chronic sinusitis. The nasal septum is the wall dividing the nasal cavity into halves; it is composed of a central supporting skeleton covered READ MORE

Deviated Septum2018-06-21T19:37:03+00:00

Drug Allergies

Drug Allergies Overview Drug Allergies | Adverse reactions to medications are common, yet everyone responds differently. One person may develop a rash or other reactions when taking a certain medication, while another person on READ MORE

Drug Allergies2019-09-18T18:44:52+00:00

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

Eosinophilic (ee-uh-sin-uh-fil-ik) esophagitis (EoE) is a recently recognized allergic/immune condition. A person with EoE will have inflammation or swelling of the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that sends food from the mouth to READ MORE

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)2018-08-09T19:01:26+00:00