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Dr. Thomas Hansbrough

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Metairie, LA
45 years experience

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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

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English

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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
Food allergy: One may have a food allergy or a reflex known as gustatory rhinorrhea.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
Possibly: Excessive or frequent use may lead to aspiration of vaseline into the lungs which can lead to pneumonia. Remember oil and water don't mix, therefore ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
Unknown: Don't understand your question. What value is low? Are you talking about your blood glucose or blood count?
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
More abundant flow: Head and neck blood flow is greater than hands and feet overall. The peripheral vessels in hands and feet are more suceptable to cold temperatures, al... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
Food is bacterial: Food poisoning is mainly due to bacteria, whereas viral gastroenteritis is transmitted form person to person contact.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
Yes, lower freshness: Distance to transport seafood may reduce freshness, thus increasing the possibility of spoilage and growth of bacteria and toxins.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
Inflammed : Reactive lymph nodes are usually swollen and or tender from allergy or infection. After treatment for the primary cause of the reaction, the reactive ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
It's not middle ear: Middle ear infections don't cause facial swelling. You may have an outer ear canal infection called swimmers ear or external otitis. See an ENT docto... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
No: This condition is congenital and usually self limited in children. Occasionally, the condition produces complicated airway obstruction early in infan... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
Acute allergy/infect: This could be allergy or infection. If whitish coating covers the tonsils it could be viral or bacterial infection or mononucleosis. Persistence beyon... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
They aspirate easier: Children aspirate easier, because they eat too fast, or swallow bites of food that are too large, or they eat foods that are not appropriate for there... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
Possibly: Only if you are at high risk, otherwise wait until after delivering your baby.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
No, unavailable: Atarax (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine, more commonly used for preoperative sedation in the past, however it is no longer available for use in the u... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Always drink moderately and responsibly. Although Allegra (fexofenadine) usually does not produce sedation be cautious with alcohol when taking Allegr... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
Yes and no: The eardrum (tympanic membrane) may be tearing under pressure from infection behind it, therefore you should return to your doctor. It is also nature'... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
Yes, if adult: Assuming the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is 25mg per capsule, it is ok to take 2 with plain Mucinex for relief of cold symptoms with thick mucus draina... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Sometimes the heat will help pain, but be cautious about the settings; not too hot! oral pain meds like Ibuprofen maybe offer better relief, and of co... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
Smoking only: Only the smoking habit will lead to throat cancer.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
Neither: The ear canals are self cleaning structures. The skin of the ear canals and eardrums migrate toward the outer opening automatically as the dead skin c... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Provided that the earplugs are standard and not some unusual design there should rarely be a problem. However, earplugs can push normal ear cerumen (w... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
Swimmer's Ear: This is swimmer's ear, also known as external otitis. It is a true skin infection usually caused by a fungus or bacteria which grows in warm, moist en... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
Needs evaluation: The present history does not offer enough information for a specific diagnosis. You should see your primary care doctor and have a thorough evaluation... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
URI vs. allergy: Cats represent the most common allergenic domestic animals within households. The cat saliva is the most potent protein component producing allergy sy... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
Papilloma: This maybe a papilloma which is a viral venereal wart. Have yourself examined now. Could also be a benign inflammatory mucus membrane granuloma. See ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 45 years experience
Possibly, get check: This is not common to cough blood from appendectomy, but it may be unrelated to the surgery. Could be from the nose or throat irritation from intubati... Read More

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Mar 26, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hansbrough is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hansbrough is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm not sure if I am at high risk. I do have asthma & resp. issues.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA
Graduated 1977MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Metairie Region, LA - Summer
2013
Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, Louisiana - Summer
2013
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