Doctor Q&A for Dr. Phil Zapanta

A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
See ENT: For persistent hoarseness it is best for a doctor to examine your vocal cords and surrounding structures. The best equipped provider would be an otola... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Antibiotic ointment: Use antibiotic ointment twice a day on your cut. Please make sure you keep the cut clean.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Immobilization: If the swimmer has a head injury, assume he has a neck injury as well. The neck must be immobilized and the head kept in a neutral position (looking ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
3 possible ways: The simplest answer is that water can enter your ear canal to block your hearing. Diving to certain depths will affect the pressure in your middle ea... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
See ENT: Assuming you have been treated with numerous antibiotics by your doctor, it is now time to see an otolaryngologist (ent). Recurrent ear infections us... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
No: Even though some believe a viral infection plays a role in bell's palsy, the "disease" is not contagious.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
It is possible: It is possible to fully recover from bell's palsy (facial nerve paralysis). Sometimes this happens spontaneously without any medical treatment and ot... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
False motion: Vertigo is a sense of false motion. It can be caused by a problem in your inner ear (peripheral vertigo) or by a problem in the brainstem (central ve... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: It is definitely possible for bell's palsy to recur.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Affects eating: With bilateral bell's palsy, you have bilateral facial nerve paralysis (cranial nerve 7). Your lips will be flaccid and you won't be able to keep foo... Read More
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