4 False Food Allergy Beliefs: Allergy and Intolerance are not the same

False food allergy beliefs are extremely common. The word allergy refers to a specific reaction of the immune system and medical treatments are directed toward blocking this reaction. False food allergy beliefs drive many people to over treat and aggressively manage symptoms. This over-treatment occurs out of fear that a progressive food allergy reaction may happen. Food intolerances may mimic […]

5 Fantastical Ear Tube Myths: Debunked!

March 5, 2017
Dr. Momma shares the top 5 ear tube myths that the majority of her patient families believe about ear tube surgery and corrects the misinformation.

Ear infections are common childhood illnesses. Most children outgrow the infections after medical management, but some children need ear tubes to relieve the recurrent infections. Numerous ear tube myths exist which cause additional concern for parents. I  have previously discussed how ear tubes may be useful to treat chronic ear infections.  As a pediatric Ear Nose […]

4 Uncommon but Serious Ear Infection Complications

February 12, 2017
Dr Momma continues her discussion about ear infections and details how improved symptoms may hide developing serious ear infection complications.

Ear infection complications can happen when the infections become severe or recurrent. I already discussed common myths about ear infections, and shared ear infection facts that I believe parents should know. Ear infection complications can be divided into the common and the uncommon types. Common ear infection complications include temporary hearing loss, speech delay, dizziness, […]