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07/22/2015
By: Heidi M.
Austin Ear Nose Throat
My son has visited so many doctors since he was a baby, and this was the first time I have experienced such a rude and disrespectful doctor and a irresponsible nurse. He had his tonsils removed and his nasal pathway stretched. After surgery, he had an allergy reaction with the antibiotics and I tried calling the doctor's office and the assistant nurse told me that she would get in touch to find anther medicine. She never called and I had to call several times throughout two days, and I even left a few voicemails. My last resort was to go to my son's primary care physician and she helped me out. Today I went for a check up and I guess Dr. Nowlin was having a bad day or I do not know what, but he was upset that my son would not open his mouth and that his children do. He even threw the tongue depressor stick in the thrash in a harsh way that made me upset and angry. That has never happened to me and my child before. He even argued with me that my son had behavior issues because of him not wanting to open his mouth after two weeks of surgery. From what I know, not one single child likes the tongue depressor stick and would cry and whine. He has no patience as a pediatrics doctor at all. I was in disbelief of his attitude towards my child. He has no right to tell me how to be a parent either. We also argued that when the time my son got an allergic reaction, that in his computer is showed that their was a prescription and that his assistant nurse called. First of all, as a worried parent, I would have the phone with me and hopefully wait for a call and of course, that did not happen. The nurse never even left a voicemail and I did not get a miss call either. Dr. Nowlin then went to speak with the nurse and he came back saying I was right. I do not understand how this place can have a bad service known that is it specialized clinic for nose, ears, and throat. I am super displeased with their ethics as well. I know that not all kids are the "perfect" patient but they will try to make the child feel that everything would be okay. Sadly, Dr. Nowlin does not had that character when it comes to dealing with children who do not want to open their mouths. I would not recommend this clinic or doctor at all.
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Balloon sinuplasty, or BSP, is a treatment for people with chronic or recurrent sinusitis. It's a safe, noninvasive and highly effective procedure that is becoming more common among ENTs. To perform BSP, the doctor inserts a small, flexible catheter into the sinus passageway. Next, the catheter is expanded, as like a balloon, to open up the cavity and allow built-up mucus to drain. This also widens the sinus cavity and restructures it to discourage further blockage after the procedure is completed. Then, a saline solution is sprayed into the cavity to wash out any remaining pus or mucus. Finally, the balloon is removed. Most patients find they experience fewer sinus-related symptoms and little to no device-related complications following the procedure.
For basic cases, a decongestant or saline nasal wash can treat sinusitis. A doctor can prescribe these or recommend an over-the-counter remedy. If the sinusitis persists for more than three days, further treatment should be sought. In other cases, a doctor may prescribe antibiotics or steroids. These often are taken over the course of 10 days to two weeks. Warm, moist air, such as that created by a vaporizer or a bowl of hot water, may also treat chronic sinusitis.
Pressure in the ears, also called ear barotrauma, is caused by blockage in the Eustachian tube, which spans from the rear of the nasal cavity to the middle of the ear space. Ear barotrauma is most commonly caused by altitude changes, as in plane rides, scuba diving, or hiking or driving through the mountains.
There are many causes of hoarseness. Common causes include:
  • Acute laryngitis
  • Smoking
  • Excessive use or strain on the vocal chords
Tonsils are two soft, small tissue masses located at the back of the throat. They are a part of the lymphatic system, which helps fight infections, though tonsils don't seem to play a large role in this process. Recurrent tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils), which can be caused by strep throat or other infections, could mean having them removed.

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