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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...