Bismarck
(701) 805-8057

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Bismarck ENT
Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor Bismarck, ND Our goal is to provide our patients with the most helpful, up-to-date information and services available in health care...

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Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor Bismarck, ND Prairie Sinus Ear & Allergy PC 3000 N 14th St Bismarck, ND 58503 Telephone: (701) 805-8057 Business Office Fax: (701) 751-3168 Medical Records Fax: (701) 751-3143 jay...

Our Services
From sore throats and earaches to sinusitis or hearing loss, Prairie Sinus Ear & Allergy PC is equipped to handle all your otolaryngology needs...

Allergy Services
... According to research, the effects of immunotherapy can last 5–10 years or longer, allowing you to enjoy daily activities outdoors or the company of pets without watery eyes or a scratchy throat affecting your quality of life...

ENT Services
... Choose from a category below to learn more Ears Nose and Mouth Throat Head and Neck Snoring and Sleep Apnea Thyroid and Parathyroid Pediatric

Snoring & Sleep Apnea Services
Conditions We Treat Snoring Snoring involves the noisy vibration of tissue in the throat when the airway is narrowed or partially blocked during sleep...

Pediatric Services
... Allergies and Your Child’s Ears, Nose, and Throat Rather than occur in a vacuum, allergies affect your child’s ears, nose, and throat due to the various potential symptoms — sneezing, coughing, and ear pressure, for example — and associations with other conditions such as ear infections, sinusitis, and obstructive sleep apnea...

Head and Neck Services
... Conditions We Treat Head and Neck Cancer A lump or sore that doesn’t heal, a sore throat that doesn’t go away, difficulty swallowing, or a change or hoarseness in the voice are all possible symptoms of a potentially cancerous head or neck tumor...

Throat
Click on the link below to learn more: Sore Throat

Ears
... Child's Hearing Loss Cholesteatoma Cochlear Implants Ear Plastic Surgery Ear Tubes Earaches Ears and Altitude Earwax Quick Glossary for Good Ear Health Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease Better Ear Health Buying a Hearing Aid Child Screening Chronic Otitis Media Cochlear-Meningitis Vaccination Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems Ear Infection and Vaccines Your Genes and Hearing Loss How the Ear Works Hyperacusis Know the Power of Sound Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Children Pediatric Obesity What You Should Know About Otosclerosis When Your Child Has Tinnitus Why Do Children Have Earaches...

Throat
Maladies of the throat can be a mere nuisance or a major ordeal...

Nose and Mouth
... Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems Deviated Septum Do I Have Sinusitis...

Pediatric
... Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Children Pediatric Food Allergies Pediatric GERD Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders Pediatric Thyroid Cancer When Your Child Has Tinnitus Why Do Children Have Earaches...

Child's Hearing Loss
... Otologist, Otolaryngologist, or Pediatric Otolaryngologist (ENT Physician) Upon diagnosis of hearing loss, your child will be referred to an ear, nose, and throat specialist, (otolaryngologist), or one who specializes in childhood ear and hearing problems...

Cochlear Implants
... Otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat specialists) perform implant surgery, although not all of them do this procedure...

Ear Tubes
...In these cases, insertion of an ear tube by an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist) may be considered...

Ears and Altitude
...The proper technique involves only pressure created by the cheek and throat muscles...

Earwax
...Occasionally, an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist) may need to remove the wax using microscopic visualization...

Buying a Hearing Aid: Answers to common questions
... First, visit a physician who can refer you to an otolaryngologist (an ear, nose, and throat specialist), because many hearing problems can be corrected medically...

Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems
... When your child is in a day care center, the risk is greatest for viral upper respiratory infection (affecting the nose, throat, mouth, voice box) and the common cold, ear infections, and diarrhea...

Hyperacusis - An increased sensitivity to everyday sounds
...Individuals are usually not born with hyperacusis, but may develop a narrow tolerance to soundOther common causes include: Head injury Ear damage from toxins or medication Lyme disease Air bag deployment Viral infections involving the inner ear or facial nerve (Bell’s palsy) Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome There are a variety of neurologic conditions that may be associated with hyperacusis, including: Post-traumatic stress disorder Chronic fatigue syndrome Tay-Sach's disease Some forms of epilepsy Valium dependence Depression Migraine headaches Hyperacusis is seen in brain injured children (due to the universal sensory sensitivity), some autistic children, and some children with cerebral palsy) Diagnosis of Hyperacusis Individuals who suspect they may have hyperacusis should seek an evaluation by an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat doctor)...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
... Pediatric obesity and otolaryngic problems Otolaryngologists, or ear, nose, and throat specialists, diagnose and treat some of the most common children's disorders...

What You Should Know About Otosclerosis
... Because many of the symptoms typical of otosclerosis can be caused by other medical conditions, it is important to be examined by an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat doctor) to eliminate these other causes...

When Your Child Has Tinnitus
...If the child does not have a specific problem with the ears such as middle ear inflammation with thick discharge, then it may be necessary to have your child referred to an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist)...

Why Do Children Have Earaches?
To understand earaches you must first know about the Eustachian tube, a narrow channel connecting the inside of the ear to the back of the throat, just above the soft palate...

Infant Hearing Loss
...He or she may recommend evaluation by an otolaryngologist - head and neck surgeon (ear, nose and throat specialist) and additional hearing tests...

About Your Voice
...If voice does not return to its normal characteristics and capabilities within two to four weeks after a cold, a medical evaluation by an ear, nose, and throat specialist is recommended...

Common Problems That Can Affect Your Voice
...If you become hoarse frequently or notice voice change for an extended period of time, please see your Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor) for an evaluation...

Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat
... When your child is in a day care center, the risk is greatest for viral upper respiratory infection (affecting the nose, throat, mouth, voice box) and the common cold, ear infections, and diarrhea...

Can the Medications I Take Harm My Voice
...Acid reflux is a common cause of hoarseness and vocal difficulties, and the following medications may make acid reflux worse by relaxing your esophageal sphincter muscles: Antihypertensives (medications for high blood pressure): calcium channel blockers, beta blockers Muscle relaxants Other medications and associated conditions that may affect the voice include: Angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (blood pressure medication) may induce a cough or excessive throat clearing in as many as 10 percent of patients...

Gastroesphageal Reflux (GERD)
...In infants and children, GERD can cause repeated vomiting, coughing, and other respiratory problems such as sore throat and ear infections...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
...Allergies can cause many ear, nose, and throat symptoms in children, but allergies can be difficult to separate from other causes...

Keeping Your Voice Healthy
...If your voice is hoarse frequently, or for an extended period of time, you should be evaluated by an Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose, and Throat physician...

Laryngeal (Voice Box) Cancer
... Signs and Symptoms of Laryngeal Cancer Signs and symptoms of laryngeal cancer include: progressive or persistent hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, persistent sore throat or pain with swallowing, difficulty breathing, pain in the ear, or a lump in the neck...

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children
...Each end of the esophagus has a sphincter, a ring of muscle, that helps keep the acidic contents of the stomach in the stomach or out of the throat...

Nodules, Polyps, and Cysts
...Other symptoms can include: Vocal fatigue Unreliable voice Delayed voice initiation Low, gravelly voice Low pitch Voice breaks in first passages of sentences Airy or breathy voice Inability to sing in high, soft voice Increased effort to speak or sing Hoarse and rough voice quality Frequent throat clearing Extra force needed for voice Voice "hard to find" When a vocal cord lesion is present, symptoms may increase or decrease in degree, but will persist and do not go away on their own...

Pediatric GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease) and Your Otolaryngologist
...Extraesophageal Reflux (EER) is the reflux of gastric contents from the stomach into the esophagus with further extension into the throat and other upper aerodigestive regions...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
... Pediatric obesity and otolaryngic problems Otolaryngologists, or ear, nose, and throat specialists, diagnose and treat some of the most common children's disorders...

Special Care for Occupational and Professional Voice Users
...If you listen to your voice and find that it is complaining to you, seek out your local Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor) for an evaluation and treatment recommendations...

Tips for Healthy Voices
... Does your throat often feel raw, achy or strained...

Tonsillectomy Procedures
...Today, the scalpel is still the preferred surgical instrument of many ear, nose, and throat specialists...

Tonsillitis
Tonsillitis refers to inflammation of the pharyngeal tonsils (glands at the back of the throat, visible through the mouth)...

Tonsils and Adenoids PostOp
The tonsils are two clusters of tissue located on both sides of the back of the throat...

Vocal Cord Paralysis
... Swallowing problems: Choking or coughing when swallowing food, drink, or even saliva, and food sticking in throat...

GERD and LPR
... When stomach acid touches the sensitive tissue lining the esophagus and throat, it causes a reaction similar to squirting lemon juice in your eye...

Hoarseness: Insight into voice changes
...It is considered a vocal emergency and should be treated with absolute voice rest and examination by an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat doctor)...

How the Voice Works
... The main parts of voice production: The Power Source: Your Lungs The Vibrator: Your Voice Box The Resonator: Your Throat, Nose, Mouth, and Sinuses The Power Source : The power for your voice comes from air that you exhale...

Secondhand Smoke
...It also increases the number of children’s colds and sore throats...

Sore Throats
Insight into relief for a sore throat What causes a sore throat...

Swallowing Disorders
... The third stage is the pharyngeal stage which begins as food or liquid is quickly passed through the pharynx, the region of the throat which connects the mouth with the esophagus, then into the esophagus or swallowing tube...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...Your ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist can suggest the best treatment options...

Allergies and Hay Fever
...An ear, nose, and throat specialist can help determine the substances causing your discomfort and develop a management plan that will help make life more enjoyable...

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
...  Some patients complain of mask discomfort, nasal congestion, and nose and throat dryness when using CPAP...

Facial Sports Injuries
... Throat Injuries The larynx is a complex organ consisting of cartilage, nerves and muscles with a mucous membrane lining all encased in a protective tissue (cartilage) framework...

20 Questions about Your Sinuses
...At a specialist' s office, the patient will receive a thorough ear, nose, and throat examination...

Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
... The physician will examine the skin, eyes, face and facial structures, ears, nose, and throat...

Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, and Rhinosinusitis
...If facial pain or a greenish-yellow nasal discharge occurs, a qualified ear, nose, and throat specialist can provide appropriate sinusitis treatment...

Antibiotics and Sinusitis
...For that reason, your ear, nose, and throat specialist will most likely prescribe narrow-spectrum antibiotics, which often cost less...

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
...The team may include: an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist), plastic surgeon, oral surgeon, speech pathologist, pediatric dentist, orthodontist, audiologist, geneticist, pediatrician, nutritionist, and psychologist/social worker...

Could My Child Have Sleep Apnea?
...This is because extra fat around the neck and throat block the airway, making it difficult for these children to sleep soundly...

Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems
... When your child is in a day care center, the risk is greatest for viral upper respiratory infection (affecting the nose, throat, mouth, voice box) and the common cold, ear infections, and diarrhea...

Deviated Septum
...A trained specialist in diagnosing and treating ear, nose, and throat disorders can determine the cause of your chronic sinusitis and nasal obstruction...

Do I Have Sinusitis?
...An examination by an ear, nose, and throat specialist may be warranted...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
... Not really - the interrelated structures of the ears, nose, and throat can cause certain medical problems which trigger additional disorders - all with the possibility of serious consequences...

Injection Snoreplasty
...A thorough examination by an ear, nose and throat specialist is recommended to diagnose the source and type of snoring, and determine whether injection snoreplasty may be helpful...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
... Pediatric obesity and otolaryngic problems Otolaryngologists, or ear, nose, and throat specialists, diagnose and treat some of the most common children's disorders...

Sinus Headaches
...For example, many patients visit an ear, nose, and throat specialist to seek treatment for a sinus headache and learn they actually have a migraine or tension headache...

Sinus Surgery
The ear, nose, and throat specialist will prescribe many medications (antibiotics, decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, antihistamines) and procedures (flushing) for treating acute sinusitis...

Sinusitis: Special Considerations for Aging Patients
... Geriatric Rhinitis Complaints Are: Constant need to clear the throat A sense of nasal obstruction Nasal crusting Vague facial pressure Decreased sense of smell and taste For the most part, sinusitis symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment are the same for the elderly as other adult age groups...

Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia)
...Such feeding problems should be discussed with your child's pediatrician who may refer you to an otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon (ear, nose, and throat specialist) for additional treatment...

Your Nose: The Guardian Of Your Lungs
... Mouth breathing causes dry mouth, which increases the risk of mouth and throat infections and reduces the sense of taste...

Laser Assisted Uvula Palatoplasty (LAUP)
... Before administration of anesthesia, you are informed that the back of your throat will become numb and that you will lose the sensation of swallowing and breathing...

Nosebleeds
... Lean slightly forward so the blood won’t drain in the back of the throat...

Post-Nasal Drip
... and more… Glands in your nose and throat continually produce mucus (one to two quarts a day)...

Salivary Glands
... The glands are found in and around your mouth and throat...

Sinusitis
... The following symptoms may indicate a sinus infection in your child: A "cold" lasting more than 10 to 14 days, sometimes with low-grade fever Thick yellow-green nasal drainage Post-nasal drip, sometimes leading to or exhibited as sore throat, cough, bad breath, nausea and/or vomiting Headache, usually not before age 6 Irritability or fatigue Swelling around the eyes If despite appropriate medical therapy these symptoms persist, care should be taken to seek an underlying cause...

Smell and Taste
...The complicated process of smelling and tasting begins when molecules released by the substances around us stimulate special nerve cells in the nose, mouth, or throat...

Smokeless Tobacco
...Cancers are most likely to develop at the site where tobacco is held in the mouth, but it may also include the lips, tongue, cheek, and throat...

Snoring
...This area is the collapsible part of the airway where the tongue and upper throat meet the soft palate and uvula...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...Your ear, nose, and throat specialist can suggest the best treatment options...

Dizziness and Motion Sickness
...Along with these questions, your doctor will examine your ears, nose, and throat...

Facial Plastic Surgery
... Post-graduate training includes a year of general surgery, four years of residency in otolaryngology (disorders of the ears, nose, and throat), and may also include one to two years in a fellowship dedicated to facial plastic surgery...

Facial Sports Injuries
... Throat Injuries The larynx is a complex organ consisting of cartilage, nerves and muscles with a mucous membrane lining all encased in a protective tissue (cartilage) framework...

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
...The team may include: an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist), plastic surgeon, oral surgeon, speech pathologist, pediatric dentist, orthodontist, audiologist, geneticist, pediatrician, nutritionist, and psychologist/social worker...

Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors
...When the tonsils, adenoids, or other areas of the mouth or throat remain enlarged or are enlarged on only one side, it is important to have an evaluation by a specialist in ear, nose and throat or otolaryngology-head and neck surgery...

Sinusitis: Special Considerations for Aging Patients
... Geriatric Rhinitis Complaints Are: Constant need to clear the throat A sense of nasal obstruction Nasal crusting Vague facial pressure Decreased sense of smell and taste For the most part, sinusitis symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment are the same for the elderly as other adult age groups...

Head and Neck Cancer
...But a lump (or lumps) in the neck can be the first sign of cancer of the mouth, throat, voicebox (larynx), thyroid gland, or of certain lymphomas and blood cancers...

Sinus Headaches
...For example, many patients visit an ear, nose, and throat specialist to seek treatment for a sinus headache and learn they actually have a migraine or tension headache...

Facial Sports Injuries
... Throat Injuries The larynx is a complex organ consisting of cartilage, nerves and muscles with a mucous membrane lining all encased in a protective tissue (cartilage) framework...

Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
... The physician will examine the skin, eyes, face and facial structures, ears, nose, and throat...

Could My Child Have Sleep Apnea?
...This is because extra fat around the neck and throat block the airway, making it difficult for these children to sleep soundly...

Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat
... When your child is in a day care center, the risk is greatest for viral upper respiratory infection (affecting the nose, throat, mouth, voice box) and the common cold, ear infections, and diarrhea...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
... Not really - the interrelated structures of the ears, nose, and throat can cause certain medical problems which trigger additional disorders - all with the possibility of serious consequences...

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children
...Each end of the esophagus has a sphincter, a ring of muscle, that helps keep the acidic contents of the stomach in the stomach or out of the throat...

Pediatric Food Allergies
...They are classified as: Fixed food allergies: A fixed food allergy may be very apparent, such as the child whose lips swell and throat itches immediately in response to eating peanuts...

Pediatric GERD
...Extraesophageal Reflux (EER) is the reflux of gastric contents from the stomach into the esophagus with further extension into the throat and other upper aerodigestive regions...

Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors
...When the tonsils, adenoids, or other areas of the mouth or throat remain enlarged or are enlarged on only one side, it is important to have an evaluation by a specialist in ear, nose and throat or otolaryngology-head and neck surgery...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
... Pediatric obesity and otolaryngic problems Otolaryngologists, or ear, nose, and throat specialists, diagnose and treat some of the most common children's disorders...

Pediatric Thyroid Cancer
The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located at the base of the throat...

When Your Child Has Tinnitus
...If the child does not have a specific problem with the ears such as middle ear inflammation with thick discharge then it may be necessary to have your child referred to an otolaryngologist or ear, nose, and throat specialist...

Why Do Children Have Earaches?
To understand earaches you must first know about the Eustachian tube, a narrow channel connecting the inside of the ear to the back of the throat, just above the soft palate...

Pediatric Sinusitis
... The following symptoms may indicate a sinus infection in your child: a "cold" lasting more than 10 to 14 days, sometimes with a low-grade fever thick yellow-green nasal drainage post-nasal drip, sometimes leading to or exhibited as sore throat, cough, bad breath, nausea and/or vomiting headache, usually in children age six or older irritability or fatigue swelling around the eyes Young children have immature immune systems and are more prone to infections of the nose, sinus, and ears, especially in the first several years of life...

Secondhand Smoke and Children
...It also increases the number of children's colds and sore throats...

Common Problems That Can Affect Your Voice
...If you become hoarse frequently or notice voice change for an extended period of time, please see your Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor) for an evaluation...

Laryngeal (Voice Box) Cancer
... Signs and Symptoms of Laryngeal Cancer Signs and symptoms of laryngeal cancer include: progressive or persistent hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, persistent sore throat or pain with swallowing, difficulty breathing, pain in the ear, or a lump in the neck...

Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors
...When the tonsils, adenoids, or other areas of the mouth or throat remain enlarged or are enlarged on only one side, it is important to have an evaluation by a specialist in ear, nose and throat or otolaryngology-head and neck surgery...

Pediatric Thyroid Cancer
The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located at the base of the throat...

Head and Neck Cancer
...But a lump (or lumps) in the neck can be the first sign of cancer of the mouth, throat, voicebox (larynx), thyroid gland, or of certain lymphomas and blood cancers...

Smokeless Tobacco
...Cancers are most likely to develop at the site where tobacco is held in the mouth, but it may also include the lips, tongue, cheek, and throat...

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Prairie Sinus Ear & Allergy PC

3000 N 14th St 3rd FloorBismarck, ND 58503
 

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