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Help! My Bed Partner Keeps Me Up at Night Snoring Nov 15th, 2023

We’ve all made the effort to burn the midnight oil occasionally, trying to either have a bit of fun or work to get an assignment done. But at some point, you must settle in and get a good night’s rest because not getting enough can affect your overall health. At...

4 Complications of an Untreated Deviated Septum  Oct 9th, 2023

When it comes to our faces, we tend to dwell on how appealing we look to others, and our noses are a strong example of this. Many people find themselves concerned about how big, little, wide, thin, long, or short they are but take for granted how important this organ...

Got OTC Hearing Aids? You Should Still See an Audiologist Sep 1st, 2023

Our hearing is a complex sense involving sound traveling through the parts of your ear into the auditory nerve and the brain, translating it into usable information. It is one of the senses we use for much of our interaction with the world and directly affects our sense of balance....

Rhinoplasty Recovery: What to Expect After Your "Nose Job" Aug 8th, 2023

 Often when people hear the term plastic surgery, visions of face lifts, breast augmentations and other popular cosmetic treatments are the things that come to mind. However, many of the procedures are used as much for reconstructive surgery from accidents or correcting structural defects as they are for aesthetic changes....

5 Signs It's Time to Have Your Hearing Checked by a Doctor Jun 5th, 2023

Hearing is a very important part of how we navigate the world, but millions of people suffer its loss for many reasons. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) report that about 14% of Americans (48 million people) report some...

Why Am I Prone to Developing Sinusitis? May 15th, 2023

Breathing is essential to life, but how we breathe can be equally important for our health. While up to 50% of adults tend to breathe through their mouths, breathing through the nose warms and moisturizes the air coming in, making it easier for the lungs to use. Unfortunately, a sinus...

Can Fixing My Deviated Septum Help Resolve My Sleep Apnea? Apr 3rd, 2023

Many people struggle with sleep disorders, and one of the most common is sleep apnea, which affects nearly a billion people globally. Around 30 million people in America cope with obstructive sleep apnea, the more common of two types of this disorder which can happen at any age. Millions of...

Our Top Tips to Help You Nip Those Springtime Allergies in the Bud Mar 9th, 2023

You probably look forward to seeing the signs of spring and its beautiful natural display in the coming months. What you probably don’t look forward to, if you’re like over 50 million Americans, are the familiar allergic reactions spring often comes with.  Seasonal allergies, also referred to as allergic rhinitis or...

Understanding the Two Types of Hearing Loss Feb 14th, 2023

Hearing is an important part of how we interact with the world, but it can be compromised in many ways. According to statistical data from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), up to 3 out of every 1,000 children are born with a detectable level of hearing loss (in one or both...

Why Do I Have Frequent Nosebleeds? Jan 10th, 2023

A nosebleed (also known as epistaxis) is a common condition (60% of people will have one in their lifetime) that results from a laceration or rupture of tissue in your nose. While a nosebleed can be annoying, it is often harmless. But, what does it mean if you find yourself...

How Do Skin and Blood Tests Work to Determine Allergens? Dec 8th, 2022

Over 50 million people a year deal with some form of allergy, which is also the sixth leading cause of chronic illness. Allergies are one of the most common conditions among children, with seasonal, skin, and food allergies being frequent among children and adults. Many things can trigger allergic reactions,...

Can Snoring Be Dangerous to My Health? Nov 1st, 2022

Sleep is an essential facet of our lives. Once we get tired enough, we need to rest to feel refreshed in the morning. But for many, that comes with snoring, which can make life for a significant other a bit more difficult at night.  Snoring is a disorder that affects...

Why Would I Need a Rhinoplasty? Oct 11th, 2022

Rhinoplasty is a form of nose surgery that can help manage many conditions. Residents of the Kissimmee and Orlando, Florida areas looking for rhinoplasty, as well as other ENT needs, can find help with Drs. Wade Han, Elvira Livigni De Armas, and our specialized team at Florida Ear Nose Throat...

How to Love Your Pet and Manage Your Allergies at the Same Time Sep 1st, 2022

Whether we share our house with a dog, cat, bird, or other animals, the relationship we have with pets is a strong and complicated one. Going as far back as the domestication of wolves 30,000 years ago into the multitude of dog breeds we have now, pets have been a...

Here's What You Should Know About Sensorineural Hearing Loss Aug 1st, 2022

We all know how hearing goes with age: The funny image of an older man using the mouthpiece of a horn as a hearing aid resounds with people who grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons. Losing your hearing has direct effects on your quality of life and everyday activities, but...

Help! My Baby Keeps Getting Ear Infections Jul 1st, 2022

Ear infections are no laughing matter. Painful and sometimes messy, ear infections are most common in children. They’re so common, in fact, that an estimated 50% of children experience an ear infection by their second birthday. The number bloats to 80% by the time children turn 3.  At Florida Ear, Nose, Throat &...

Top Treatments for Allergies Jun 1st, 2022

Spring occurs between the end of March and late June, creating a beautiful, renewed planet after cold or wet winters. While spring is a beloved time of fresh blooms and plush grasses for many, about 50 million people dread this season. Allergy season lasts through summer, and for many allergy sufferers, into...

Why Do I Keep Getting Ear Infections? May 1st, 2022

Ear infections are nasty, painful conditions that may cause uncomfortable symptoms. Ear infections are most common in children, but adults can also experience ear infections. If you have an ear infection, or multiple infections, an ENT, or Ear, Nose and Throat doctor, can help you. Wade Han, MD, FACS, and...

Am I a Good Candidate for Plastic Surgery? Apr 3rd, 2022

Luscious lips, taut, glowing skin, and a smooth eye area—all part of an ideal face, but not out of reach. You don’t have to be Rod Stewart to be forever young. Plastic surgery practically became a cultural standard for the wealthy in the ‘80s and ‘90s, turning back the hands of time...

What Is It Like Adjusting to a Hearing Aid? Mar 3rd, 2022

If you’re experiencing hearing loss, you may need a hearing aid. Created for people who have acute and long-lasting hearing loss, hearing aids can make a huge difference in the daily life of those whose hearing has been harmed, or declined with age.  With locations in Orlando and Kissimmee, Florida,...

All About Chronic Sinusitis Feb 1st, 2022

If you have allergies, you probably know the discomfort and misery of sinusitis. While allergies aren’t the only trigger for this condition, you’re much more likely to experience acute or chronic sinusitis if you also suffer from allergies. The symptoms of sinusitis can be treated with over-the-counter medicines, but it...

6 Complaints Rhinoplasty Can Fix Jan 4th, 2022

There are tons of reasons for some people to consider a rhinoplasty, or nose job. Sometimes, it’s about getting a different look. Other times, it could be discomfort while breathing. Though there are about 220,000 rhinoplasties performed each year, it’s important to make sure that you see an experienced ENT,...

5 Benefits of Immunotherapy for Allergies Dec 8th, 2021

Some of us have allergies that last all year. Generally, though, allergy season is during spring and summer, a time when flowering plants share their pollen with the world to create more greenery. Sadly, the sight of bits of pollen collected on cars is enough to keep many of us...

How Long Do Ear Infections Last? Nov 3rd, 2021

Annoying and painful, ear infections are a common condition that affect around 80% of children, particularly children at or under age 3. Adults, too, can suffer from ear infections, though they’re less common in adults than they are in children. Fortunately, because ear infections are so common, they’re well-known by...

What's the Difference Between Analog and Digital Hearing Aids? Oct 6th, 2021

Hearing loss affects millions of people in the US. Besides being a nuisance to deal with, hearing loss can affect your self-esteem, mood, and confidence during social activities. Fortunately, if your hearing acuity has declined, you may be able to get a hearing aid.  There are several hearing aid options...

Treating Your Deviated Septum Sep 6th, 2021

If you’ve ever lived with nasal allergies, you might feel that you took breathing through your nose for granted. Allergies are notorious for causing a stuffy nose, particularly during spring and summer, but they aren’t the only reason for nasal congestion.  Though they can be uncomfortable, most deviated septums have...

Understanding the Different Causes of Sinusitis Aug 5th, 2021

As beautiful as spring and summer are, they have a knack for bringing out our allergies. From the pollen floating through the air to the dust and pet dander that falls onto our skin, our sinuses are vulnerable to so many things.  If your sinus allergies are bad enough to...

What Can I Do About My Snoring? Jul 14th, 2021

An estimated 57% of men and 40% of women snore. Snoring is caused when loose tissues at the back of the throat vibrate during sleep. Our bodies relax during sleep, but some of the muscles of the throat become so lax, they vibrate as air passes by, causing a noisy...

Is Sublingual Immunotherapy the Key to Resolving Your Allergies? Jun 21st, 2021

Your immune system is designed to keep you safe from things that make you sick. It’s built of sensitive cells that attack and destroy things like bacteria, viruses, and mold. After your immune system attacks and destroys something, it hangs on to the attacker’s genetic information, so that it remembers...

Are You a Candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty? May 4th, 2021

Sinus problems can occur year-round and strike when you least expect. If you suffer from chronic sinus issues and their many bothersome symptoms, from headaches to trouble breathing, balloon sinuplasty may be the solution you’ve been waiting for. At Florida Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center, Wade Han,...

Take Years Off Your Face With Blepharoplasty Apr 13th, 2021

If eyes are the windows to the soul, what do people see when they look at you? It can make you feel embarrassed to look in the mirror and see crow’s feet, sagging skin, or bags under your eyes. Drooping eyelids can give you a tired look or make you...

Tips for Preventing Wax Buildup in Your Ears Mar 11th, 2021

Glands in the middle of your ear canal produce earwax (also known as cerumen) to trap dirt, dust, and foreign bodies so that they don’t reach your eardrum. Normally, the wax slowly works its way out of your ear on its own. If you wear earplugs or hearing aids, those...

Seasonal Allergies Don't Take a Vacation in the Winter: Here's How to Stay Clear Feb 1st, 2021

While Florida may be known for its warmer, more humid climate, seasonal allergies can still strike in every season. These types of allergies are often fueled by pollen, which is still very much present during the winter. Additionally, different types of allergies are often more acute during winter as you...

5 Signs You May Have a Deviated Septum and What Can be Done About It Jan 13th, 2021

The septum is a thin wall of bone and cartilage that separates the two sides of your nasal cavities. A normal septum runs straight down the center of your nostrils, permitting equal and smooth airflow. But, if the septum has deviated, meaning it’s crooked or displaced, your breathing becomes interrupted....

How Serious Should I Take My Ear Complications Dec 1st, 2020

Dr. Wade Han and his team at Florida Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery in Orlando and Kissimmee, Florida provide comprehensive care that alleviates ear pain and prevents chronic infections.  The basics of ear infections While anyone can develop an ear infection, kids are especially prone. In fact, five...

Non-cosmetic Reasons to Get a Rhinoplasty Nov 1st, 2020

Often referred to as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries available. It’s used to refine the shape of your nose and create the facial profile you’ve been dreaming about. You may be surprised to learn, however, that rhinoplasty can also provide a permanent fix...

Understanding Balloon Sinuplasty Oct 5th, 2020

About 37 million people in the United States have sinusitis each year. For the majority of those people, medication resolves the problem, and they can go on about their lives. However, for some people, medication doesn’t work, and they have a chronic sinus infection. At Florida Ear Nose Throat and...

Which Type of Hearing Aid Is Right for Me? Sep 4th, 2020

Studies show that almost 29 million American adults could benefit from hearing aids. But did you know that hearing devices can also decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety, and dementia? That means getting help for your hearing loss can help you in more ways than one. If you struggle with hearing...

5 Symptoms of Sleep Apnea Aug 13th, 2020

Many people have harmless episodes of snoring that aren’t a cause for concern. Habitual snoring is relatively common, occurring in about 40% of adult men and 24% of adult women.  But for some people, snoring is a sign of sleep apnea, a disorder in which you repeatedly stop breathing for...

ENT Care and COVID19: What You Should Know Jul 16th, 2020

With nearly 3 million total cases and over a hundred thousand deaths in the US alone, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed lives here and across the world. A dangerous species of the coronavirus (a family of viruses that include SARS and MERS), COVID-19 is still seeing a rise in cases...

Causes of Sinusitis Jun 12th, 2020

Sinusitis is a common condition with up to 29 million Americans being diagnosed with it each year. When you have this inflammation of the tissue in the sinus cavity, you experience an uncomfortable blocked nose, and as the condition advances, you may develop fatigue, fever, and a headache. While most healthy...

Rhinoplasty Can Improve Your Nose in These Ways May 26th, 2020

According to Harvard Medical School, about 220,000 rhinoplasties are performed yearly. And there’s a good reason for that. Different forms of the procedure have been around since the time of the ancient Egyptians. But the procedure essentially helps you both to breathe easier and to fix your appearance. If you’re...

5 Tips for Keeping Spring Allergies at Bay Apr 22nd, 2020

If you’re among the 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies, the spring season may leave you feeling sick.      At  Florida Ear Nose Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center, with locations in Orlando and Kissimmee, Florida, Dr. Wade Han and his team, are here to help put the bounce back...

Don’t Ignore the Snore: The Dangers of Sleep Apnea Mar 23rd, 2020

If your spouse has informed you that your snoring is driving them to the couch, it’s likely that the quality of your own rest may be compromised. Heavy snoring can be more than a nuisance, though. It can be a symptom of a condition that can have serious health consequences:...

Five Underlying Causes of a Runny Nose You May Not Have Considered Feb 17th, 2020

Nearly everyone has experienced a runny nose at some point in their lives. It’s a common symptom of temporary nuisances, like a cold or flu, and usually resolves on its own. Sometimes a runny nose is a warning sign that something more is amiss. Persistent runny nose or one that...

Sinusitis: When Your Symptoms Aren't Just a Common Cold Jan 1st, 2020

Coughing, sneezing, and a runny nose are a normal part of a common cold. But if your cold symptoms seem to worsen or last for weeks, you may have a more serious condition known as sinusitis. Skilled otolaryngologist Wade Han, MD, FACS understands how frustrating it can be to differentiate...

Why Blepharoplasty Continues to Be Among the Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries Dec 1st, 2019

Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, is in the top five most popular cosmetic surgeries. While you might not think about your eyelids very often, they make a significant difference in the appearance of your face. There are some medical advantages of the procedure, too. But the biggest reason...

Ear Infection Complications That You Should Take Seriously Nov 1st, 2019

Have you been experiencing persistent ear pain lately? Are you concerned that it might be an infection? They’re a pretty common affliction: 80% of children get them and adults can get them, too. Left untreated, the symptoms can worsen, and possibly cause serious complications down the road. Dr. Wade Han...

Myths and Facts About Rhinoplasty Oct 1st, 2019

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. Despite its popularity, there are many myths surrounding rhinoplasty. Whether you’re considering rhinoplasty to remove a bump or to improve your breathing, our experienced surgeon, Dr. Wade Han, at Florida Ear Nose Throat & Facial Plastic...

Tips to Combat Allergies Year-Round Sep 1st, 2019

More than 45 million Americans have allergies. You can have allergic reactions to several things, ranging from substances you breathe or touch to insect bites, foods, and medications.  One of the most common types of allergy is allergic rhinitis, or hay fever. When you have allergic rhinitis, airborne allergens in...

Don’t Procrastinate Treating Your Sleep Apnea Aug 16th, 2019

When was the last time you woke up in the morning feeling refreshed, alert, and ready to jump right into your day? If you can’t remember, you’re probably not getting enough sleep.  When your nightly rest is interrupted often, your body doesn’t have enough time to do things like repair...

Having Trouble Tasting and Smelling? This Could Be a Sign of Sinusitis Jul 8th, 2019

When your sinuses are inflamed and not draining properly, the effects can be fairly obvious as congestion hampers your ability to breathe and leads to pain and discomfort. But if you’re also experiencing a loss of taste and smell, the cause may stem from the same problem — sinusitis. At...