Laryngitis is a common inflammatory condition of the larynx (or voice box). Much of the time laryngitis is painless, although some patients can experience pain. Laryngitis most often presents as voice hoarseness, frequent throat clearing, or a raspy or breathy voice. A sore throat and trouble swallowing may also occur.
Voice loss and hoarseness are common problems cared for in the otolaryngologist’s (ENT) office on a daily basis. The frequency of these complaints does seem to increase in the winter months. It’s likely that upper respiratory infections are playing a role in this seasonal increase.
When you think of seeing an ENT doctor, what ailments do you think they treat? With summertime fast approaching, you may not be aware your ENT can help with certain issues. Here are some common (and not so common) summertime issues you may need an ENT for this season.
As the weather in Richmond changes from warm to cold and back again, you may find yourself dealing with an unexpected cough.
Is the Richmond weather making your voice scratchy and hoarse? The cold temperatures and harsh winds of winter can be hard on your voice. Here are some easy ways to take care of your voice during the cold winter months.
Winter is coming, and that means more than just holidays and cold weather. It also means the arrival of colds, coughs, and sore throats. If you want to avoid suffering with a sore throat all season, here are the most common causes of sore throats, and how you can help prevent them.
What is GERD?
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a condition wherein acidic stomach juices flow back up into the esophagus. GERD can have many causes and happen at any age, although it tends to be more common in adults.
If you’re faced with an upcoming surgery, details like health insurance may be the last thing on your mind. Nonetheless, understanding your health insurance coverage is important. There can be a lot of information to process - so figuring out which details apply to you under what circumstances can sometimes be overwhelming.
Below are some frequently asked questions (and answers) about health insurance and your upcoming surgery at Virginia Ear Nose & Throat.
Transoral Robotics Surgery, or TORS, is a procedure used by some ear, nose & throat surgeons (ENT) to remove problematic patches from the throat with the da Vinci robot. It is a great breakthrough in treating certain cancers because it allows surgeons to access areas of the mouth, throat and voice box that were previously difficult to get to.