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ENT AND ALLERGY SPECIALISTS’ NAMED TO 2017 TOP DOCS BY PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE

Congratulations to ENT and Allergy Specialists' Paul B Swanson, MD - named to 2017 Top Otolaryngology Docs list by Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Swanson specializes in: Comprehensive Otolaryngology Adult and Pediatric Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy Sinusitis including Balloon Sinuplasty Allergy including Sublingual Immunotherapy Snoring/Sleep Apnea Head and Neck Surgery Rhinoplasty Dr. Swanson has varied office hours at the Bryn Mawr, Phoenixville,

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Do you have problems swallowing pills or other food items?

What is Dysphagia? Dysphagia, also known as swallowing dysfunction, is a relatively common medical complaint.  Problems vary from mild globus sensation, or a feeling of a “lump in the throat”, to the sensation of labored or difficulty swallowing and can vary in severity.  Severe dysphagia can result from severe obstruction of the esophagus or poor coordination of the muscles involved

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Ear infection treatment recommendations revisited…again

  Writing on the Better Health Blog, Dr. Harriet Hall has a good summary of the current recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) regarding when to treat, or simply observe, a child with a suspected ear infection. As I've noted in a previous blog post, however, even the physicians at the AAP change their mind and a change

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Humming Can Relieve Sinusitis and Asthma

An article in the New York Times reported that humming can ease sinus problems and asthma. There is good evidence to show that this is true. Researchers in Sweden looked at airflow between the nose and sinuses and specifically, the amount of the gas nitric oxide made by the sinuses that can escape into the nose while humming. This is

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Are you addicted to nasal sprays?

Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net   Nasal congestion is a very common symptom and medical complaint.  It has many causes including chronic allergies, viral upper respiratory infections, sinusitis, anatomic blockage of the nasal cavity and unfortunately chronic nasal spray use.   Many nasal sprays can offer significant relief of nasal symptoms.  Nasal saline spray may be used

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