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... Ear Infection Mouth Sores Neck Pain Sore Throat Head and Neck Cancers Oral Cancers Snoring/Sleep Apnea Breathing Problems Dizziness Ear Infection The ear is made up of three sections: the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear...

Nose
Snoring/ Sleep Apnea Snoring is a noise produced during sleep that originates in the back of the throat or nose...

Krystyna V. Gal, D.O.
... Orland Park, IL ENT Doctor Century Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery General Otolaryngology Clinical Expertise Adult and pediatric general ENT Thyroid/Parathyroid Neck masses Snoring and Sleep Apnea Tosillectomy and Adenoidectomy Ear tubes/Ear disorders Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Balloon sinuplasty Deviated Nasal Septum Allergy testing and treatment Hearing loss Headaches Dizziness/Vertigo Salivary Gland Disorders Hoarseness Cough Education Undergraduate The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Medical School Midwestern University- Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Residency Program Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Otolaryngology-Facial Plastics Surgery Languages Spoken English and Polish

Muhamad A. Amine, M.D.
...Amine, MD Orland Park, IL ENT Doctor Century Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Clinical Expertise Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Pituitary Surgery Meningioma Surgery Deviated Septum Endoscopic Nasal Surgery Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Inspire Therapy Nasal Polyps Rhinoplasty (nose Job) for breathing Septoplasty-Deviated Septum Septoplasty- Nose/Bone Cartilage Sinus Cancer Sinus Disorders General ENT Thyroid and Parathyroid Sleep Apnea and Snoring Head and Neck Cancer Hearing and Balance Voice and Larynx Facial Skin Cancer Clinical Expertise Sinus Surgery Endoscopic Nasal Surgery Chronic Sinusitis Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Nasal Obstruction Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy  Education Medical School St...

General ENT
Snoring/Sleep Apnea Voice Swallowing Salivary Gland Dysfunction Tympanoplasty/Tympanomastoidectomy

Snoring/Sleep Apnea
Snoring/Sleep Apnea Voice Swallowing Salivary Gland Dysfunction Tympanoplasty/Tympanomastoidectomy

Voice
Snoring/Sleep Apnea Voice Swallowing Salivary Gland Dysfunction Tympanoplasty/Tympanomastoidectomy

Swallowing
Snoring/Sleep Apnea Voice Swallowing Salivary Gland Dysfunction Tympanoplasty/Tympanomastoidectomy

Salivary Gland Dysfunction
Snoring/Sleep Apnea Voice Swallowing Salivary Gland Dysfunction Tympanoplasty/Tympanomastoidectomy

Tympanoplasty/Tympanomastoidectomy
Snoring/Sleep Apnea Voice Swallowing Salivary Gland Dysfunction Tympanoplasty/Tympanomastoidectomy

Five Most Common Nasal Issues
...If the deviation is severe, you may experience: Congestion Difficulty breathing Frequent sinus infections Nosebleeds Headaches Postnasal drip Snoring and sleep apnea Nasal polyps Nasal polyps are small growths that occur on the lining of your nose...

Our Pediatric ENT Services
...Here in our New Lenox, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Orland Park, IL, offices, our pediatric ENT physicians diagnose and treat allergies, issues related to sleep like sleep apnea or excessive snoring, as well as sinus problems...

Why Does My Throat Feel Scratchy in the Morning?
...   These signs include, Waking up with a sore throat Persistent morning headaches Waking up tired despite a full night’s sleep Loud, chronic snoring Increased mood swings Trouble concentrating and poor memory When to see a doctor...

Sleep & Snoring
Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing Snoring, Sleeping Disorders and Sleep Apnea

GERD and LPR
...And sometimes, adult patients may experience symptoms related to either GERD or LPR like: Heartburn Belching Regurgitation (a surge or rush back) of stomach contents Frequent throat clearing or coughing Excess mucus A bitter taste A sensation of burning or throat soreness Something “stuck” or a “lump” in the back of the throat Hoarseness or change in voice Difficulty swallowing Drainage down the back of the nose (post-nasal drip) Choking episodes (can sometimes awaken from sleep) Difficulty breathing, if the voice box is affected Signs in infants and children are different from adults and may include: Breathing problems such as a cough, hoarseness, noisy breathing, or asthma Pauses in breathing (apnea) or snoring when sleeping Feeding difficulty (spitting up) Turning blue (cyanosis) Choking Apparent life-threatening event where there is arching of the back while in distress Trouble gaining weight or growing What Causes GERD and LPR...

Tonsillitis
...Symptoms of acute tonsillitis include: Fever Sore throat Bad breath Difficulty swallowing (called dysphagia) Painful swallowing (called odynophagia) Dehydration Tender lymph nodes in the neck Mouth breathing, snoring, or sleep apnea Tiredness, lethargy, and malaise White patches, pus, and/or redness of the tonsils A fine red rash over the body suggests that scarlet fever may be complicating a case of tonsillitis...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...Other signs of adenoid and/or tonsil enlargement include: Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose most of the time Nose sounds “blocked” when the person speaks Chronic runny nose  Noisy breathing during the day  Recurrent ear infections  Snoring at night  Restlessness during sleep, or pauses in breathing for a few seconds at night (this may indicate sleep apnea, or other sleeping disorder) You should see your ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, when you or your child experience the common symptoms of infected or enlarged tonsils or adenoids...

Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing
...SDB can range from frequent loud snoring to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition where part, or all, of the airway is blocked repeatedly during sleep...

Snoring, Sleeping Disorders and Sleep Apnea
...Problem snoring and sleeping disorders are more frequent in males and people who are overweight, and usually worsens with age...

Ankyloglossia (Tongue-tie)
... Symptoms of ankyloglossia may include: Nipple pain or irritation when breastfeeding experienced by mothers of newborn infants Problems latching on to the nipple during feeding experienced by infants Ankyloglossia does not cause sleep apnea or snoring and does not typically affect speech, but it can occasionally cause problems with articulation in school-aged children...