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Pre-operative Surgery Instructions

Preparation for Balloon Sinuplasty

Aftercare Instructions for:

Adenoidectomy

BMT

Ear Surgery

Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

Nasal Surgery

General ENT Surgery

Cryosurgery

Instructions for:

Ear Irrigation:

  1.     Mix Equal parts distilled water and white vinegar
  2.     Draw into syringe, insert tube into ear (approx 1.5 inch) and flush

Nasal Wash:

  1.     Mix 1 quart distilled water
  2.     1 heaping tsp of non-iodized salt
  3.      and a pinch of baking soda

 

 

 

The inner ear serves two purposes: hearing and balance. There are mechanisms in the ear that inform the brain about your position, orientation in space and movement and all times – to keep you in balance. A false sensation of spinning or whirling, known as vertigo, can occur when the signal to the brain is blocked or misfires. In addition to the sensation of dizziness, symptoms may include headache, nausea, sensitivity to bright light, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, ear pain, facial numbness, eye pain, motion sickness, confused thinking, fainting and clumsiness.

Dizziness can also be a symptom of a more serious medical problem, such as high or low blood pressure, heart problems, stroke, tumor, medication side effect or metabolic disorders. Therefore you should always seek medical attention if you experience ongoing or repetitive dizziness.

Common causes of dizziness

Acoustic Neuroma

An acoustic neuroma is a benign growth on the nerve that connects the inner ear to the brain.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV):

BPPV occurs when tiny calcium crystals in the ears loosen and begin moving about the wrong part of the ear. It is characterized by sudden, short bursts of dizziness that happen most often as a result of head movement. There is no known cause for BPPV. It usually resolves itself in a matter of days.

Inflammation of the Inner Ear

Dizziness may be one symptom of an inner ear infection.

Meniere's Disease

Meniere's Disease is characterized by long periods of dizziness, lasting from 30 to 60 minutes or more. It is accompanied by symptoms such as ringing in the ears, hearing loss and a feeling of fullness in the ear. There is no known cause or cure for Meniere's Disease, although medication and behavior changes can help reduce the severity of the symptoms.

Migraines

Some migraines (vestibular migraines) can cause a feeling of imbalance and vertigo. This may be accompanied by ringing in the ears or hearing loss. Migraine-related vertigo may occur in conjunction with or separate from the migraine headache.

If you're experiencing any form of repetitive or chronic dizziness, please contact our office and schedule an appointment with one of our otolaryngologists.


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Alexander City - Southern Head & Neck Surgery

3368 Highway 280 Suite G-15 Alexander City, AL 35010
(256) 329-1114

 

204 W. 1st St. Sylacauga, AL 35150
(256) 249-7044

 

206 Medical Park Talladega, AL 35160
(256) 761-1605