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SCRMC HealthBreak | Eustachian Tube

Posted on July 2, 2018

 Eustachian tubes are cavities that connect the back of our nose and throat to our ears. Dr. Rusty Stevens at Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgical Clinic in Laurel explains how the Eustachian tube functions. He says that is protects your ear by keeping air in your ear the same as atmospheric air, and it also protects the ear from fluid buildup. Some of the symptoms you have when you have an ear infection are problems with hearing and pain or discomfort. If medications don’t relieve the symptoms, Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgical Clinic in Laurel offers cutting edge technology. Dr. Stevens states that one of the most exciting things that they have right now is to take a balloon, go through the nose, go into the Eustachian tube, and use that balloon to open up the Eustachian tube and help it function better. If you have had ear problems, you should see your ENT to see if you’re a candidate for surgery.

Schedule an appointment today by calling Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgical Clinic at (601) 649-9706.