Kathleen Romito MD


Ringing in the Ears (Tinnitus)

Many people experience an occasional ringing (or roaring, hissing, buzzing, or tinkling) in their ears. The sound usually lasts only a few minutes. Ringing in the ears that does not get better or go away is called tinnitus. You may hear a sound, such as a ringing or roaring, that does not come from your surroundings…

Crying Child and Possible Abuse

Crying is a normal part of your child’s life. Stay as calm as possible during crying episodes. There are many different ways to approach your child’s crying, and over time you will understand your child’s needs and know how to care for him or her. A child’s crying can be very upsetting, especially when you are trying to…

Nose Injuries

Nose injuries often occur during play, sports, accidents, fights, and falls. Pain, swelling, and bruising are common, even with minor injuries. Home treatment can usually help relieve your symptoms. It may be hard to tell if your nose is broken. Swelling can make your nose look crooked even if it is not broken. When the…

What Increases Your Risk of Becoming a Victim of Domestic Abuse or Violence?

Anyone can become a victim of domestic violence. Certain factors can increase your risk of being abused. Abusive situations you cannot control Your risk for abuse increases if your partner: Uses alcohol or drugs. Had a job loss or job change or had a change in the level of income. Has a history of extreme impulsiveness…

Heat After an Injury

Experts disagree about the use of heat after an injury. Some experts: Do not recommend using heat because it may increase swelling, especially in the first few hours right after the injury. If you decide to use heat and you notice that the swelling increases, stop using heat and return to cold treatments. Think heat…