An ENT specialist (otolaryngologist) in Garland, TX, specializes in treating ears, noses, sinuses, and throat (the area below the brain and above the lungs). As such, Dr. James Maddox specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders affecting the ears, nose, throat and related parts of the head and neck.
Treating Ear, Nose and Throat Allergies
Allergic reactions to allergens like pollen, dust or animal dander don't only manifest in the lungs - allergies of the ears, nose and throat variety are fairly prevalent as well and can often become annoying or debilitating at times.
Dr. Maddox is your best bet when it comes to diagnosing and treating allergies. While antihistamines, decongestants and nasal sprays may provide temporary relief; immunotherapy might be the better choice for more complex cases.
As your ENT in Garland, TX, Dr. Maddox will create a treatment plan tailored specifically to you, using OTC and prescription medications as needed to address all aspects of your allergy symptoms.
Additionally, he will conduct a physical exam that gets into every detail about them using state-of-the-art technology to track down each and every one of them and will recommend an individualized plan - and you're well on your way to living a happier and healthier life without allergies.
Audiology evaluations are exams which evaluate your hearing in order to ascertain if there is hearing loss and its severity. Dr. Maddox can use this evaluation process as part of creating personalized treatment plans tailored specifically to you and your hearing needs.
For instance, if you are suffering from a treatable condition, such as ear wax buildup, a perforated eardrum or an ear infection, Dr. Maddox will be able to diagnose this and provide treatment for these conditions prior to a hearing test.
If it is determined that you can benefit from a hearing aid, Dr. Maddox provides a vast array of the latest solutions in hearing technology.
Your sinuses work hard to protect you, yet they can still become blocked with allergens and bacteria, leading to mucus build-up and inflammation that leads to pain, congestion and headache.
Dr. Maddox recommends various therapies to relieve sinus pain and pressure in their patients, such as topical decongestants, and antihistamines. However, if these solutions are not providing relief, Dr. Maddox may recommend immunotherapy, also known as "allergy shots."
If these methods fail to alleviate your discomfort, Dr. Maddox may suggest functional endoscopic sinus surgery as a potential solution. This minimally invasive process helps drain large nasal sinuses to decrease pressure in these regions - thus relieving headaches and facial pain.
Call (972) 272-5555 to schedule your appointment in Garland, TX, with ENT specialist Dr. Maddox.