Ear Disease & Treatment

Physicians at ENTcare are trained to care for your ears medical and surgical needs.

Who We Treat

The ear is made up of three parts; outer, middle, and inner. The most common medical problem is an infection of the middle ear. 
 
The middle ear is the small part of your ear behind your eardrum. It can get infected when germs from the nose and throat are trapped there. A small tube connects your ear to your throat. These two tubes are called eustachian tubes.
 
A cold can cause this tube to swell. When the tube swells enough to become blocked, it can trap fluid inside your ear. This makes it a perfect place for germs to grow and cause an infection. Medications are used for treatment and, in some cases, surgery. 
 
Ear surgery is commonly performed on children and adults to treat persistent ear infections, conductive hearing loss, unhealed perforated eardrums, congenital ear defects, and tumors. 

Sinus infection, or sinusitis, is an inflammation of the sinuses and nasal passages. A sinus infection can cause a headache or pressure in the eyes, nose, cheek area, or on one side of the head.

A person with a sinus infection may also have a cough, sore throat, fever, bad breath, and nasal congestion with thick nasal secretions. Sinusitis is categorized as acute (sudden onset) or chronic (long term, the most common type). 

 

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Your treatment plan is designed custom for you at ENTcare!

Common Diagnosis & Symptoms

Allergy and Asthma - Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Myringotomy

Fluctuating hearing loss 

Vertigo 

Tinnitus 

Head and Neck
Tympanoplasty

Ear pain that may subside quickly. 

Mucuslike, pus-filled or bloody drainage from your ear. 

Hearing loss. 

Ringing in your ear  

Vertigo 

 
Allergy and Asthma
Mastoidectomy

Fever, irritability, and lethargy. 

Swelling of the ear lobe. 

Redness and tenderness behind the ear. 

Drainage from the ear. Bulging and drooping of the ear. 

 
 

Common Ear Treatment Tests

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Surgery

An operation called myringotomy, creates a small incision in the eardrum to allow fluid to drain and relieve pain in the ear.

CT Testing

The scan of the ear may show spreading of the infection.

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Dothan ENT Doctors

Dr. Joe Frank Smith
otolaryngology
Dr. Joe F. Smith
Dr. Chelsey Smith MD
otolaryngology
Dr. Chelsey Smith
Dr. Tim Gannon Dothan
otolaryngology
Dr. Timothy Gannon

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