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Dr. Christopher Rathfoot

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bristol, VA

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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

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A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Rathfoot
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Acute tonsillitis : Tonsils are like sponges in the back of the throat. Just like sponges they have pockets where things can accumulate. Sometimes this is bacteria. The b... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Rathfoot
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes/rarely/yes: It does sound like an infection where the imflamation is causing the pain. The danger with these is when the infection spreads to the surrounding tiss... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Rathfoot
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nothing if you can: At present there is not a good treatment for the cold. Many of the symptoms can be relieved with Motrin if something must be taken. The key with a col... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Rathfoot
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mouth Breathing : This often occurs when someone has nasal congestion and is mouth breathing during their sleep at night. We purse our lips which causes air to move ar... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Rathfoot
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Often nutrition: Darl discoloration of the tongue can be due to many things. The color is due to the swelling and drying of the very small buds (papillae) on the tongu... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Rathfoot
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not really: COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and refers to the build up of scar tissue in the smaller airways of the lung. This scar tissue d... Read More
A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Rathfoot
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Wait it out: If it does not resolve or worsens it should be checked. That being said most of these are blocked minor saliva glands that have become plugged and/or ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Rathfoot
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Almost immediately: Everyone is different. For most people, hot and or spicy food makes no difference.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Rathfoot
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No q-tips: There are inner (middle) ear infections and outer (external) infection. Middle infections occur most often with colds and to prevent these hand washin... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Rathfoot
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sicca syndrome: It is best to have these sores looked at to be sure they don't represent a generalized manifestation of another disorder. Many times if we mouth breat... Read More

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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rathfoot is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rathfoot is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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They are not my symtoms back of tongue burns feels dry at night sticks to roof of my mouth. Mainly at night also bitter taste. Had for 2year
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Thank you for your response. I will be meeting a dentist soon to get it checked.
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Thanks for your quick reply!
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