Port Neches, TX Otolaryngology
Your ears aren’t just susceptible to hearing loss, they can also affect your ability to remain balanced while walking. In addition, your nose doesn’t just allow you to smell, it also enhances taste. Throat issues can make eating, drinking or even breathing much more difficult. Any disruption to these functions can dramatically impact your quality of life and could make even simple day-to-day functions a challenge.
Dr. Herndon provides the full range of care for conditions related to the ear, nose and throat. Common conditions he treats include:
Ear infections are typically found in the middle-ear and can cause pain, discomfort and even burning.
Hearing loss can be caused by several different factors and may be preventable in some cases.
Tinnitus is a common issue that causes people to hear a constant ringing or humming sound.
The most common balance disorder is known as vertigo, which causes a spinning or dizzy feeling.
Swimmer’s ear is a condition that occurs when there is inflammation or infection of the out ear canal and is typically found in people who have been swimming recently.
Nose & Sinus Conditions
Allergies can be caused by a wide number of factors and result in itching, sneezing and/or swelling.
Sinusitis is inflammation or infection of the lining of the sinus cavities and may require surgery.
This condition is a misalignment of the bone between each nasal cavity and can cause breathing difficulty.
Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Sleep apnea affects the way a person breathes while sleeping and is potentially life threatening.
Nasal polyps are benign tumors that grow in the nasal passage and can affect normal function.
Laryngitis occurs when the voice box becomes inflamed and causes a raspy and hoarse voice.
Tonsillitis is caused by bacteria and often results in a sore throat and swollen lymph nodes.
Typically, sore throats will be caused by the common cold, strep throat or even the flu.
Vocal disorders can cause pain or discomfort when speaking or difficulty controlling the pitch or loudness of the voice.
Head & Neck Cancer
Oral cancer most commonly starts in the thin lining of the mouth and spreads to other areas.
Sometimes muscular issues can make it difficult to swallow food or drink fluids.
This treatable birth defect occurs when the roof of the mouth doesn’t form correctly and leaves an opening.