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ALLERGY IMMUNOTHERAPY HOURS: 

Allergy shots will be given at GREENBRIER ALLERGY AND AUDIOLOGY on the following dates at the listed times ONLY.  

AS OF 7/1/2017 WE WILL ONLY BE GIVING ALLERGY SHOTS ON THURSDAYS BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8am-11:30am and 1pm-4pm  

You can come in any of the following Thursdays to receive your allergy injections.

July 13, 2017

July 20, 2017

July 27, 2017

NO ALLERGY INJECTIONS  AUGUST 3, 2017

Please Note  : These hours are subject to change DAILY.  Please remember during the winter months it may be necessary to close our allergy clinic due to staffing issues or other unexpected reasons.  Please also remember that Dr. Christopher White is a SPECIALISTS and one of the only ENT providers in the area.  He may be called out of the office during these hours causing our allergy clinic to be closed for the duration of their absence.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our patients, but for the safety of THEM we do not administer allergy immunotherapy while Dr. White is not physically in the building.

Please visit our website www.greenbrierallergyandaudiology.net      weekly or call our office     (304) 520-4991

to find out if we are administering allergy shots the day you are able to have them.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm  

There are a variety of sores that can occur in or around the mouth. Most are benign, but some may be indicative of cancer.

Canker Sores

These small, creamy white ulcers have a red border and always appear inside the mouth. Canker sores can be painful, but they are not contagious. They usually heal in one-to-two weeks. Prescription drugs and over-the-counter topical treatments can help reduce the pain.

Cold Sores

Also known as fever blisters, cold sores are fluid-filled blisters that form on the lips or around the mouth. Cold sores are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus, and are both contagious and painful. Fever, sunburn, trauma, hormonal changes or emotional upset can trigger their appearance. While there is currently no cure, cold sores can be treated with prescription ointments to help alleviate the pain. It is also important to wash your hands frequently and avoid sharing personal products to help prevent the spread of the infection to other people.

Candidiasis

Also known as oral thrush, this mouth sore is caused by a fungal infection. Painful red and cream-colored patches form on moist areas of the mouth. Candidiasis can cause difficulties with swallowing and taste. It is most commonly seen by denture wearers or people who have problems with their immune systems. Sometimes it occurs as a result of an unrelated antibiotic treatment, which can decrease normal bacterial development in the mouth. Saliva substitutes and antifungal creams are used to treat candidiasis.

White Patches

Chronic irritations inside the mouth, such as cheek chewing, dentures or braces, sometimes cause benign white patches to form inside the mouth. The treatment is to alleviate the irritation to allow for natural healing.

Leukoplakias

Leukoplakias consist of thick, white lesions that most commonly form beneath or around the tongue, cheeks or gums. Leukoplakias are painless, but can become cancerous over time. These mouth sores are most often seen in tobacco users. A biopsy may be needed to accurately diagnose leukoplakias.

Oral Cancer

Oral cancers appear as red or white patches of mouth tissue or small ulcers that look like a canker sores, but are painless. Oral cancers usually form on the tongue or floor of the mouth, but can occur on any tissue in and around the mouth. This includes cancers of the tonsils, adenoids, uvula (soft palate), roof of the mouth (hard palate), inside the lining of the cheeks, the gums, teeth, lips, the area behind the wisdom teeth and salivary glands. Some of these lesions may be benign, others may be malignant, and still others are precancerous. The most common type of precancerous cells in the mouth are:

  • Leukoplakias: Leukoplakias consist of thick, white lesions that most commonly form beneath or around the tongue, cheeks or gums. These mouth sores are most often seen in tobacco users.
  • Erythroplakias: These lesions appear as a red, raised area in the mouth and have a higher incidence of becoming malignant than leukoplakias.

A biopsy is often needed to diagnose leukoplakias and erythroplakias.

Squamous cell carcinomas are the most common type of oral cancer. Less common are lymphoma and salivery gland cancers. Most oral cancers occur in people age 45 and older. When cancers of the mouth do metastasize, they are most likely to spread to the lymph nodes in the neck.

If you have a mouth sore that won't heal, please contact our office and schedule an appointment with one of our otolaryngologists.