Arizona Ear, Nose & Throat Physicians
phone:  (623) 975-1660
fax:  (623) 584-4282

Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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Our Services
...Whether you have swimmer's ear, a sore throat, trouble swallowing or hearing loss, our physicians will work with you to achieve your optimal health...

Ailments That Affect Your Throat
A sore throat is never a fun experience...

FAQ for ENTs
... When should I see a doctor for a sore throat...

What Is Causing My Sore Throat?
There are several factors that can cause a sore throat...

What are Common Ear, Nose, and Throat Issues?
...While a sore throat may also be the result of a viral infection, if you are faced with a severe sore throat that doesn’t go away, it’s important that you visit an ENT doctor who can provide a proper diagnosis...

Treating Sore Throats
It started as a small itch, but now it’s completely bloomed into a sore throat...

What is a Tonsillectomy?
...You might have a sore throat after the procedure...

Signs That You May Have an Ear Infection and How We Can Help
...Signs may include: Pain Sore throat A feeling of fullness in the affected ear Fever Drop in hearing Fluid behind the eardrum Perforation of the eardrum, or tympanic membrane, in severe cases   Diagnosing ear infections Your ear doctors in Sun City West, AZ, have the expertise to recognize otitis media, and they can make the latest in treatment options available for you...

Sinus Infections
...You may also experience: Pain in your upper jaws or teeth, eyes, nose or forehead A yellowish-green discharge when you blow your nose Congestion caused from swelling in your sinuses Severe headaches and earaches A sore throat and persistent cough Sinus infections are most often viral, but they can also be bacterial or fungal...

Treating Tonsillitis
How your throat doctors in Sun City West, AZ, can help with tonsillitis Chronic sore throats can be upsetting to your child, and they can also be a sign of tonsillitis...

Swallowing Disorders
... Along with trouble swallowing, those with swallowing disorders may also experience: Coughing after swallowing The sensation of food being stuck in the throat Choking Regurgitation Sore throat Hoarseness Chest discomfort If you experience persistent issues swallowing or if you also experience vomiting, regurgitation, or unexpected weight loss along with swallowing difficulties then it’s time to see an otolaryngologist...

Signs of Tonsillitis
... Symptoms of tonsillitis may include: A severe sore throat Trouble or pain with swallowing Hoarseness Earaches Headaches Fever Chills Persistent bad breath Swollen, tender lymph nodes of the neck and jaw Red, swollen tonsils White or yellow spots on the tonsils Symptoms of acute tonsillitis usually go away within 7-10 days; however, if symptoms keep coming back throughout the year then your child could very well be dealing with recurrent or chronic tonsillitis...

What Could be Causing Your Sore Throat?
A sore throat will happen to most people, and while this is usually the result of an infection, if you are dealing with persistent or recurring symptoms, you may be wondering when it might actually be time to see an ENT specialist...

Signs Of Throat Cancer
...   Signs of throat cancer The American Cancer Society says a persistent sore throat--one lasting two weeks or more--is a danger sign you should report to your primary care physician or otolaryngologist right away...

When a Tonsillectomy Is Necessary
...It’s possible if these symptoms appear: A severe sore throat White or yellow patches on the throat and tonsils Swollen, inflamed tonsils Tender, swollen lymph nodes in the neck Persistent bad breath Pain or trouble swallowing Fever What should I expect from a tonsillectomy...

Getting Your Tonsils Removed
... You may experience a sore throat for a few days after surgery so you will want to consume softer foods and more fluids to stay hydrated and to make sure that you are getting proper nutrients while your mouth heals...

Methods of Soothing a Sore Throat
Sore throats are incredibly common...

Signs and Symptoms of Postnasal Drip
... Along with extra mucus draining from the nose into the back of your throat, other signs of postnasal drip include: Hoarseness Persistent cough, often worse at night A need to constantly clear your throat Scratchy or sore throat Painful ear infections Sinus infections Bad breath Nausea (due to mucus going into the stomach) What causes postnasal drip...

What Is Tonsillitis?
There are many reasons you could be dealing with a sore throat, and an infection of the tonsils could be one of them...

Why Does My Throat Feel Scratchy in the Morning?
Sore throats are one of the most common symptoms people experience; however, they often accompany bacterial throat infections and colds...

Throat
Aging and Swallowing Aspiration Cricopharyngeal Muscle Dysfunction Dysphagia GERD and LPR Hoarseness Salivary Gland Disorders Sore Throats Spasmodic Dysphonia Tonsillitis Tonsils and Adenoids Vocal Cord Paralysis Voice Box (Laryngeal) Cancer Zenker’s Diverticulum

Salivary Gland Disorders
...These lymph nodes are the structures in the upper neck that often become tender during a common sore throat...

Sore Throats
Everybody gets a sore throat now and then...

Tonsillitis
... Common symptoms include fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes, but the type of tonsillitis determines what symptoms may occur...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...Symptoms may include: Swelling of the tonsils Redder than normal tonsils A white or yellow coating on the tonsils  A slight change in the voice due to swelling Sore throat sometimes accompanied by ear pain Uncomfortable or painful swallowing Swollen lymph nodes (glands) in the neck Fever Bad breath If your or your child’s tonsils or adenoids are enlarged, it may be hard to breathe through the nose, or cause difficulty while sleeping...

Voice Box (Laryngeal) Cancer
... Signs and symptoms of laryngeal cancer include: Worsening or persistent hoarseness Difficulty swallowing Persistent sore throat or pain with swallowing Difficulty breathing Pain in the ear Lump in the neck Coughing up blood Anyone with these signs or symptoms should be evaluated by an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist...

Zenker’s Diverticulum
... Following surgery, you may notice:  A sore throat Pain in your ears Pain at your incision site Pain in your jaw joints You should call your ENT specialist if you experience any of these post-surgical symptoms: If you have a hard time breathing (go to ER or call 911) If you have signs of a wound infection (fever, redness, swelling, tenderness, pus-like drainage) If you have chest, upper back, or neck pain If you cough up or vomit more than a few tablespoons of blood If you have a fever over 101 degrees Fahrenheit What Questions Should I Ask My Doctor...

Snoring, Sleeping Disorders and Sleep Apnea
... Symptoms associated with OSA can include: Loud snoring Pauses in breathing during sleep Waking up gasping or choking Waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat Daytime sleepiness or fatigue Frequent nighttime urination Morning headache Irritability, mood changes, depression, difficulty concentrating High blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, or other cardiac issues What Causes OSA...

Pediatric Sinusitis
... The following symptoms may indicate a sinus infection in your child: A cold lasting more than 10 to 14 days Low- or even high-grade fever Thick yellow-green nasal drainage for at least three days in a row Post-nasal drip, sometimes with sore throat, cough, bad breath, nausea and/or vomiting Headache, usually in children age six or older Irritability or fatigue Swelling around the eyes What Causes Pediatric Sinusitis...

Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
...Other symptoms include: Crying or irritability Poor appetite, or feeding and swallowing problems Weight loss or poor weight gain Wet burps or vomiting, or regurgitation Stomach aches Abdominal and/or chest pain Sore throat Hoarseness Asthma or wheezing Chronic coughing and throat clearing Chronic sinusitis  Ear infections and/or fluid in the ear Tooth decay What Causes Pediatric GERD...

Neck Mass in Adults
... Do you have ear pain or sore throats that don’t go away...

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Sun City West Office

623-975-1660
13949 W Meeker Blvd Ste CSun City West, AZ 85375-4424