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December 18, 2007

New Video on Coblation Tonsillectomy

Fauquier ENT has produced a new video on coblation tonsillectomy for patient educational purposes. It has been added to our YouTube page as well as below. The video shows 3 different views of the procedure, each view being more magnified. It's a little over 2 minutes long in its entirety. Check it out!

December 05, 2007

Video on How to Perform a Saline Sinus Flush

Given the dearth of video on the internet showing exactly how to perform a saline sinus flush using the NeilMed Sinus Rinse bottle, our practice has gone ahead and made one for educational purposes. It has been posted on our YouTube channel, but can be viewed below as well. Click here to go directly to the YouTube video. This link can also be found on our website here.

Instructions on making your own saltwater using home kitchen supplies can be found here.

Saline sinus flushes are generally recommended to patients who have chronic sinusitis or allergy problems which can help alleviate and/or even eliminate symptoms. Children from the age of 5 years and older are able to perform this procedure as well without any difficulty.

There are also devices that perform the same thing:


December 04, 2007

Treatment of Cough in Kids with the Common Cold

Ever since the FDA has withdrawn common over-the-counter medications to treat cough in kids, there has been a conundrum among pediatricians and their young patient charges on how to address the cough that occurs with viral upper respiratory infections (common cold). Beyond humidified mist, hydration, vapor baths, saline spray, and sleep, there are still some other options to try before going to prescription narcotic cough suppressants...

There has been a recent study published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine by Hershey Penn State Medical Center revealing the benefit of buckwheat honeyto help with pediatric cough. In fact, it was found to work even BETTER than over-the-counter cough suppressants. This study has been picked up by the general news media as well.

Use of honey is also recommended by the World Health Organization which has also published a monogram on viral colds and the various treatments explained. Pay particular close attention to Annex 3 (Page 11) which gives various recipes to treat pediatric cough including the use of honey.

Any further questions or concerns should be directed to your pediatrician. Be aware that honey should not be given to infants less than 1 year old due to risk of botulism.

You can purchase buckwheat honeyon

December 03, 2007

New Video Example of a Large Ball-Valving Polyp Causing Noisy Breathing

A new video and audio example of a patient with noisy breathing due to a large ball-valving polyp has been posted. This particular polyp is a variation of Smoker's Polyp and is treated with excision and voice therapy. Quitting smoking is also an important component to help prevent this from recurring.

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VIDEO: How Does the Human Voicebox Work?


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