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By Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons of Western New England
March 06, 2020
Category: Procedures
Tags: Allergy   Symptoms  

Allergies affect many people. Common allergy symptoms, such as sneezing, hives, or shortness of breath, can cause discomfort and affect your quality of life. Fortunately, various methods are available for effectively treating allergies and controlling their symptoms. The doctors at Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England in Springfield, Northampton, and Mary Lane Hospital, MA, can help you get your allergy symptoms under control.

Common Allergy Symptoms

Allergies are associated with a range of symptoms. The symptoms you experience often depend on what is causing the allergy. Examples of common allergens include dust, dander, mold, and pollen. Many people are also allergic to certain foods, such as peanuts, dairy products, wheat, or shellfish. Some medications can cause allergic reactions as well. Depending on the cause or type of allergy, symptoms can include:

  • Scratchy throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing or coughing
  • Swelling in the mouth, eyes, or face
  • Sneezing or runny nose
  • Itchy or watery eyes
  • Sinus congestion
  • Rashes or hives

Allergy Tests

If you have struggled with chronic allergy symptoms, visiting our offices in Springfield, Northampton, and Mary Lane Hospital, MA, for an allergy test is beneficial. Allergy tests help identify the specific allergens that are causing your symptoms so an effective treatment plan can be made. Different types of allergy tests are available, but many tests involve exposing the skin to specific allergens to observe whether or not a reaction occurs. A skin reaction, such as the development of a rash, is a sign that you are sensitive to that allergen and could benefit from treatment.

Treating Allergies

Several treatments are available that can help control uncomfortable allergy symptoms. One of the most effective treatment approaches is immunotherapy, which is administered by injection or as sublingual immunotherapy. Injections simply involve getting a shot, while sublingual immunotherapy involves placing drops under the tongue.

Both methods involve exposing a patient to small doses of a particular allergen, either by injection or under the tongue. Over time, repeated exposure to the allergen prompts the body to become resistant to it. As the body builds up a tolerance to the allergen, a patient becomes immune and will experience fewer allergy symptoms.

If you are struggling with allergy symptoms, we can help. Through a combination of allergy testing and immunotherapy, our doctors can develop a plan for controlling your symptoms. For help with your allergy symptoms, contact our Springfield office by calling Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England at (413) 732-7426. Appointments are also available at our Northampton location by calling (413) 586-2033 or at Mary Lane Hospital by calling 413-967-2249.

By Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons of Western New England
April 24, 2019
Category: Procedures
Tags: Botox  

How Botox from your ENT specialists in Springfield, Northampton, and Ware, MA, can rejuvenate your face

You’ve probably heard about Botox—after all, it is one of the most popular facial rejuvenation options available today! With several botoxconvenient locations in Springfield, Northampton, and Ware, MA, the ENT specialists at Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England offer Botox to rejuvenate your face. Read on to learn how you can look younger and better thanks to this treatment!

 

More about Botox

Aging can wreak havoc on your skin, especially in exposed areas like your face. Over time, your skin becomes drier and collagen production is reduced. Due to these factors, when you show facial expressions like smiles and frowns, your skin doesn’t snap back as it did when you were younger. Instead, fine lines and wrinkles form.

Facial rejuvenation procedures like Botox can diminish the early signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles that appear around your eyes, nose, and mouth. Botox helps minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles like these:

  • Crow's feet, small lines that appear at the corners of your eyes
  • Smile and laugh lines, which run from your nose to your mouth
  • Furrows, the deep lines appearing across your forehead
  • Glabella, the deep lines appearing between your eyebrows

Botox is very effective to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and there are many other reasons to choose Botox. Consider that Botox is:

  • Safe, with a long history of clinical testing and approval by the Food and Drug Administration
  • Quick, because you will see visible results within 2 to 4 days after your first treatment
  • Effective, because after Botox treatment, your skin will look younger and more radiant

For more detailed information about facial rejuvenation procedures including Botox, please visit the Facial Rejuvenation section on the website at https://www.entsurgeons.us/botox--xeomin-injections.html

 

Interested? Give Us a Call!

You deserve to look great and Botox can help. You need to discover the many reasons to choose Botox. To find out more about what Botox can do for you, call the ENT specialists at Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, with offices in Springfield, Northampton, and Ware, MA. Call today!

By Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons of Western New England
April 19, 2017
Category: Procedures
Tags: Botox  

Years of smiling, frowning, talking and chewing can cause noticeable wrinkles to develop around your eyes. While this is a natural botoxprocess, it can age a person before their time. At Ear Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England in Springfield and Northampton, MA, our trained medical providers can eliminate those years of wrinkles with a Botox treatment. You've likely heard of Botox, but our staff has outlined more of the information about it here.

What is Botox?

Botox is the shortened name for botulinum toxin, which is a naturally occurring protein that, when sterilized and used in minuscule amounts, halts muscular movement. Cosmetically, a Botox treatment's purpose is to smooth out facial wrinkles by preventing movement of the muscles that cause them, particularly around and between the eyes. With these muscles temporarily paralyzed, the wrinkles that form over them gradually smooth out.

How is Botox applied?

Botox is mixed with saline and injected with a very fine needle into the targeted area of the face. Over a period of one to three days, the neurotransmitters associated with the muscles begin to respond to the treatment. At Ear Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England in Springfield, MA a cosmetic Botox treatment is administered in a clinical setting, ensuring safety, accuracy and cleanliness throughout the whole procedure.

How long does Botox last?

On average, our patients see results lasting three to four months, although each Botox treatment will vary based on the depth of the wrinkles and the individual response to the procedure. Botox can be reapplied approximately three to four times each year.

Interested in learning more about a Botox treatment in Springfield, Massachusetts? ENT Surgeons of Western New England also has locations in Northampton and Ware, Massachusetts. Contact one of our offices today to schedule a consultation!

By Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons of Western New England
December 23, 2016
Category: Procedures
Tags: hearing loss   Audiologist  

How your audiologists in Springfield, Northampton and Ware can help you

Your audiologist is a medical specialist trained to evaluate hearing loss in adults, children and infants. They also treat hearing loss by audiologistproviding hearing aids to people of all ages. When you visit an audiologist, you can be assured you are being treated by a person who holds a masters or doctoral degree in treatment of hearing disorders. Your audiologists at Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England in Springfield, Northampton and Ware, MA want to share some facts about audiologists and when you might need one.

If you have hearing loss, you are not alone; in fact more than 30% of adults over age 65 have hearing loss, according to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. The ASHA also states that nearly 8 million people between the ages of 18 and 44 have hearing loss.

You may need the services of an audiologist if you:

  • Hear muffled speech or sounds
  • Can’t pick out words from background noise
  • Need people around you to speak more slowly or loudly
  • Can’t pick out consonants

One of the main procedures audiologists do is perform hearing screenings. Screenings are an inexpensive, quick method of finding out if you are losing your hearing. The ASHA recommends adults should have a hearing screening at least every 10 years through age 50, and every 3 years after the age of 50.

Your audiologists at Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England have offices in Springfield, Northampton and Ware to provide treatment if you do have hearing loss. They offer a full range of hearing aids and can recommend the type of hearing aid which will work best for you.

Visiting an audiologist can provide you with peace-of-mind, knowing you have the best care available for your hearing. When you get treatment for hearing loss from an audiologist, you will have a more positive view of life, greater self-esteem, and you won’t feel “left out” of conversations.

You don’t need to miss out on the sounds of life and important conversations around you. If you have hearing loss, it’s time to see the audiologists at Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England. They have offices in Springfield, Northampton and Ware, MA to serve you. Call today!

By Three Botox Myths Busted
August 03, 2015
Category: Procedures
Tags: Botox  

Botox TreatmentSeparate fact from fiction when it comes to getting Botox treatment in Springfield.

Many of us wish we could turn back the hands of time and enjoy our youth again. While we might not be able to do this, we can get pretty close with cosmetic treatments like Botox, which your Springfield, MA ENT doctor can quickly administer to get you the younger skin you crave. While you’ve probably heard a lot about Botox, it might not all be true. We are here to tear down the misconceptions surrounding Botox so you know the treatment you’re actually getting.

Botox is only used to treat wrinkles

Did you know that Botox treatments aren’t just for purely aesthetic reasons? In fact, this cosmetic procedure has also been FDA-approved to treat migraines, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and crossed eyes. Talk to your Springfield, MA ENT doctors about the many uses of Botox and whether it’s right for you.

Botox will turn you emotionless

We’ve all seen those movies that show the leading actor or actress come into the doctor’s office for Botox and leave an expressionless robot. While there are lots of jokes surrounding this cosmetic treatment it’s a relief to know that they aren’t based on any truth. Botox results offer a more natural, younger look but still allow you to express all ranges of emotions. So while you can still frown and furrow those brows after Botox, why would you want to when you look this great?

Botox treatments are toxic

When you hear that Botox is created by a neurotoxin known as botulinum toxin you might feel concerned that injecting this chemical into your body could be dangerous. But rest assured that when administered by a professional like your Springfield, MA ENT doctor you’re sure to get the proper dosage, which is entirely safe. Talk to us if you have any neuromuscular disorders, recent dermatological surgeries or allergies to botulinum toxin, as this treatment may not be right for you.

Ready for Botox to give you the results you want? Then it’s time to call your Springfield, MA ENT doctors to schedule your next treatment. Call Ear Nose & Throat, Surgeons of Western New England LLC and say yes to a more radiant-looking you.