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An ENT physician & Sinus Specialist (Dr. Ron Swain, Jr) and patient (Stacy Wellborn) discussion on how to better manage and treat mild to serious sinus and allergy issues and conditions. From diagnosis, treatment, home remedies and surgery. Stacy and Dr. Swain will talk about improving your quality of life, breathing easier, and feeling better. Let's take control over our sinuses and allergies, so they don't control us. Recorded in Mobile, Alabama. Need an Appointment or Sinus Consultation Call Dr. Swain’s Nursing Staff at 251-470-8823 or schedule and appointment at drronswain.com Subscribe to The Swain Sinus Show Never miss a new episode of our show. Please subscribe to our show on iTunes, Overcast, Stitcher, and any other place you find your favorite podcasts. Like the Swain Sinus Show? Please share with a friend and go rate and review us on iTunes. The more reviews we receive makes it easier for others to find us and helps us grow our show.

An ENT physician & Sinus Specialist (Dr. Ron Swain, Jr) and patient (Stacy Wellborn) discussion on how to better manage and treat mild to serious sinus and allergy issues and conditions. From diagnosis, treatment, home remedies and surgery. Stacy and Dr. Swain will talk about improving your quality of life, breathing easier, and feeling better. Let's take control over our sinuses and allergies, so they don't control us. Recorded in Mobile, Alabama. Need an Appointment or Sinus Consultation Call Dr. Swain’s Nursing Staff at 251-470-8823 or schedule and appointment at drronswain.com Subscribe to The Swain Sinus Show Never miss a new episode of our show. Please subscribe to our show on iTunes, Overcast, Stitcher, and any other place you find your favorite podcasts. Like the Swain Sinus Show? Please share with a friend and go rate and review us on iTunes. The more reviews we receive makes it easier for others to find us and helps us grow our show.
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An ENT physician & Sinus Specialist (Dr. Ron Swain, Jr) and patient (Stacy Wellborn) discussion on how to better manage and treat mild to serious sinus and allergy issues and conditions. From diagnosis, treatment, home remedies and surgery. Stacy and Dr. Swain will talk about improving your quality of life, breathing easier, and feeling better. Let's take control over our sinuses and allergies, so they don't control us. Recorded in Mobile, Alabama. Need an Appointment or Sinus Consultation Call Dr. Swain’s Nursing Staff at 251-470-8823 or schedule and appointment at drronswain.com Subscribe to The Swain Sinus Show Never miss a new episode of our show. Please subscribe to our show on iTunes, Overcast, Stitcher, and any other place you find your favorite podcasts. Like the Swain Sinus Show? Please share with a friend and go rate and review us on iTunes. The more reviews we receive makes it easier for others to find us and helps us grow our show.

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English

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Episodes

Ep.21 - Dr. Swain Opens Up

3/19/2019
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In this episode, Stacy Wellborn and Dr. Ron Swain put away the science, sinus jargon, and medical insights to reveal some things about his chosen career and daily life. They talk about what it’s like to be a sinus surgeon, a doctor’s son (and grandson), a family man, a man of service, and when it’s time to be a patient’s advocate. Plus, Dr. Swain shares his views on faith in medicine, managing the rigors of a doctor’s schedule, and some advice for anyone wanting to become a physician. We...

Duration:00:16:31

Ep.20 - Alcohol, Antibiotics, Prebiotics and Probiotics

2/27/2019
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In this episode, ENT physician Dr. Ron Swain, Jr. and Stacy Wellborn finish their in-depth discussion of antibiotics and antibiotics resistance. Dr. Swain talks about the difficulty of diagnosing allergies or sinus infections during cold and sinus season, and all the pollen in the air just makes matters worse. Finally, someone explains why you shouldn’t drink alcohol when taking antibiotics and why you should finish the full prescribed dosage and days. Plus, what the heck are probiotics,...

Duration:00:11:19

EP.19 - To Antibiotic or not Antibiotic

2/11/2019
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We all know the names, penicillin, Z-pack, Amoxicillin, and Bactrim and we have been taking them for as long as we have been breathing, but do we really know what antibiotics are, how they work, and what they do to our bodies? Antibiotics, in a nutshell, kill bacteria, the bad ones and the good ones and if you have a viral infection no amount of antibiotic treatment will be any help and ultimately can be detrimental to your overall health. In this episode, Dr. Swain teaches Stacy all about...

Duration:00:13:35

Ep.18 - Hoarseness and Laryngitis

2/5/2019
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In this episode, Stacy Wellborn and ENT physician Dr. Ron Swain, Jr. talk about hoarseness of the voice and laryngitis. Dr. Swain shares some common and not so common hoarseness causes, remedies, treatment, and explains how the vocal cords work. Laryingitis and thinning voices from overuse are very common and most of the time easily diagnosed and treated, however, if there are other health factors like smoking, a history of cancer, or nerve issues then seeing an ENT physician is crucial and...

Duration:00:15:36

Ep.17 - Sore Throat and Strep

1/29/2019
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In this episode, ENT physician Dr. Ron Swain, Jr. talks with host Stacy Wellborn about one of the most common things he sees every day at his practice, sore throats. Dr. Swain explains common causes of sore throats, home remedies, treatment, strep throat, testing for strep throat, and the importance of communicating with the doctor to get that all-important proper diagnosis. Most sore throat complaints are simple and benign but it's important to know what to look out for that may be red...

Duration:00:15:10

Ep.16 - Nosebleeds: When To See The Doctor

1/11/2019
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In this episode, Dr. Ron Swain, Jr. and host Stacy Wellborn talk about the very common and inconvenient nosebleed. What are the causes, biggest myths, treatments, and when is the time to take them seriously? While most common causes of nosebleeds are getting hit or having trauma to the lining of the nose, there are other medical and environmental reasons. While most nosebleeds are just an inconvenient nuisance if they become increasingly more frequent and severe, then that might be a sign of...

Duration:00:16:07

Ep.15 - Dr. Jennifer Adair: Vaccines, Immunization and HPV

1/8/2019
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Not everything in medicine can be treated with an antibiotic, and there is a big push for preventative health care. On the front lines of this preventive care are vaccines, the most significant advancement in medicine and possibly one of the most critical things physicians do every day. In this episode, Dr. Ron Swain, Jr. talks with Dr. Jennifer Adair from the Alabama Vaccine Advisory Committee about the role of immunization and vaccinations in preventing disease, and more specifically, the...

Duration:00:25:20

Ep.14: Sick Kids, Ear Tubes and Nose Spaghetti

11/29/2018
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In this episode, host Stacy Wellborn talks with Dr. Ron Swain, Jr. about seeing, diagnosing, and treating sinus, eyes, ears, nose and throat issues with children. Ear infections, sinus infections, stuffy noses, snoring, and upper respiratory infections are the most common things seen with child patients. Working with children can be difficult but also be very rewarding. Kids get sick, and they (and the whole family) need to trust that their physicians will have them feeling better as soon...

Duration:00:20:00

Ep.13 - Sinus Surgery: Frustrations and Expectations

11/27/2018
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Welcome to the second season of The Swain Sinus Show. In this episode, Dr. Ron Swain, Jr. talks with host, Stacy Wellborn about happy noses and some common disappointments and frustrations that people can have after they have surgery and/or start treatment for chronic sinusitis and sinus disease, and the importance of surgery aftercare. While most chronic sinusitis patients are satisfied with their treatment and surgical results, some cases are more difficult and can take longer than...

Duration:00:18:00

Ep.12 - Dr. Swain and Dr. Waters: The Team Approach

8/21/2018
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How should the Urgent Care Center and your ENT and Sinus specialist work together? Dr. Ron Swain (ENT Specialist) and Dr. Darren Waters from Greater Mobile Urgent Care discuss how they and their staffs work in unison to improve your sinus and allergy health and care. Click Here For FULL SHOW TRANSCRIPT This episode is part 2 of a two-part series with Dr. Darren Waters on the Swain Sinus Show. Thanks so much for your time, knowledge and humor, Dr. Waters! Topics Covered: > Seeing another...

Duration:00:08:12

Ep.11 - Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Darren Waters - Greater Mobile Urgent Care

10/23/2017
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Download | Subscribe (Free) | Make An Appointment One of the newest trends in medicine is improving the consumer-centric view of providing patient care. Urgent Care centers have exploded in the last couple of years to fill the need of creating a professional and convenient health care option that operates between the primary care doctors, the specialists, and the "expensive" hospital emergency room. In this Swain Sinus Show episode, we are lucky to have Greater Mobile Urgent Care's...

Duration:00:10:14

Ep.10 Addictive Nasal Sprays, Allergic Shiners, and Listener Questions

9/28/2017
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This has to be our favorite episode of the first season of the Swain Sinus Show. Dr. Ron Swain and Stacy Wellborn answer some incredible listener sinus and allergy questions submitted through drrronswain.com and swainsinusshow.com. Wow, did we have some super-duper questions. We hope you enjoy listening to this show as much as we did making it. Check out these great questions: Listener Questions: > Are nasal sprays addictive? > If my snort is green or yellow, does it means I have an...

Duration:00:06:43

Ep.9 - Allergens, Allergy Testing and the Red Wine Sniffles

9/28/2017
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Download Show | Subscribe (FREE) | Get An Appointment In this ninth episode ENT Doctor and Sinus Surgeon Dr. Ron Swain, Jr, (Mobile, Alabama) talks about allergies and how allergens, that are all around us, effect sinusitis and our overall breathing and daily health. Host Stacy Wellborn shares her fear of needles and shots as we all learn about the benefits of immunotherapy. Lastly, Dr. Swain reveals the answer to the age old mystery of why some people get "the sniffles" when drinking red...

Duration:00:08:14

Ep.8 - First Appointment, Endoscopy and NOSE TV

9/25/2017
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Download | Subscribe (Free) | Make Appointment In this episode, let's talk about the first ENT office visit to Dr. Ron Swain, Jr. Host Stacy Wellborn has a lot of questions about the “endoscopic procedure” which we find out is "the use of a small camera to look in the patient’s nose and sinus cavity." Dr. Swain eases Stacy’s anxiety by reassuring her that he and his pro staff make this important sinus diagnostic procedure as comfortable and quick as possible. If you've ever wanted to see...

Duration:00:07:46

Ep.7 - Deviated Septum Straight Talk

9/5/2017
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Download | Subscribe (Free) | Get Appointment In this episode, Mobile Sinus Doctor Dr. Ron Swain, Jr, discusses and explains the very common physical and sinus conditions associated with having a deviated septum. Stacy Wellborn honestly shares with the audience that she thinks that her nose is crooked and wants to know if she needs to have surgery. Plus, Dr. Swain shares how a deviated septum is diagnosed, medical treatment options, and when you should consider a septoplasty (deviated...

Duration:00:06:53

Ep.6 - Sinus Saline Rinses and The Dreaded Neti Pot

8/1/2017
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Download | Subscribe (Free) | Get Appointment Ever tried using one of those Neti Pots and the water didn’t go in your nose properly, you got water everywhere, and it didn’t work to clear your sinuses. Well, host, Stacy Wellborn admits to this watery mess on the sixth installment of the Swain Sinus Show. Dr. Ron Swain, Jr sets Stacy straight on how she should have used her neti pot. We get some tips on baby-stepping the use of saline rinse bottles and other sinus irrigation products. Plus,...

Duration:00:10:13

Ep.5 - Sinus Surgery: Knowing When It's Time

7/10/2017
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Download | Subscribe | Make An Appointment Ep.5 - Knowing When It’s Time For Sinus Surgery In this installment of the Swain Sinus Show, Dr. Ron Swain, Jr. further clears up common questions concerning sinus surgery and when it’s time for physician and patient to consider surgery. What you will learn in this episode: Click Here for Ep.5 Show Transcription Dr. Swain, his staff, and Deep Fried Studios want to thank all you fine listeners for the listens, positive feedback and reviews...

Duration:00:07:12

Ep.4 - Sinus Surgery: When and Why

6/22/2017
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Download | Subscribe | Make An Appointment In this installment of the Swain Sinus Show Dr. Ron Swain, Jr. discusses sinus surgery which is the next step in sinus treatment when medical therapy fails. Stacy and Dr. Swain explain the surgery options, common techniques, and what to expect during and after operation. What you will learn: Click for Ep.4 Show Transcription Need an Appointment or Sinus Consultation? Call Dr. Swain’s nursing staff at 251-470-8823 or schedule and appointment...

Duration:00:07:46

Ep.3 - Sinus Signs, Symptoms And Over The Counter Medication

4/11/2017
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Download | Subscribe | Make An Appointment In this Swain Sinus Show episode, Dr. Ron Swain talks about the physical signs and common symptoms that tell you it's time to start looking for an ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) doctor and sinus specialist. Also, we learn how to make sense of the many over-the-counter sinus and allergy medication and why it's good idea to stop self-diagnosing and to seek a professional medical opinion. Need an Appointment or Sinus Consultation? Call Dr. Swain’s...

Duration:00:10:21

Ep.2 - What Is Rhinology?

4/11/2017
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Download | Subscribe (Free) In this episode of the Swain Sinus Show, Dr. Ron Swain explains rhinology and discusses some challenges with sinus operations and treatments. Stacy and Dr. Swain specifically define chronic sinusitis, and some simple things you can do at home to avoid getting the common cold and sniffles. Lastly, we find out what training is needed to become a Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor. Need an Appointment or Sinus Consultation? Call Dr. Swain’s Nursing Staff at 251-470-8823...

Duration:00:05:44