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Dr. David Mann

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
IL
32 years experience

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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Polyps: Polyps may be asymptomatic. They ususlly cause trouble breathing. They often cause decreased smell. They often obstruct sinus openings and cause in... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Sublingual allergy : Yes - this technology is available in many areas. Call around and check with allergy and ENT doctors in your area.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Itch: This sounds like allergy which may be due to inhallents or/and food(s). There are steroid drops that work well for ear itch. Steroid pills may help ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Cancer: Yes---ent doctors are the most expert in diagnosing and treating (surgery) cancer of the head, throat, and neck areas. They also treat skin cancer of... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Diarrhea: History of recent antibiotic use. Certain antibiotics cause this more often i.e., clindamycin, augmenton. Patients in nursing homes get this a lot. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Geographic tongue: Benign condition that is sometime sore. Foods like tomato flare it up. Tongue is has scattered irregular smooth reddish patches. Normally tongue is... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Swallow foreign body: This should pass without problems. An xray will make sure the foreign body (fb) didnt get aspirated into the lungs. If the fb was swallowed normally... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Exam: It depends on the complaint. Usually you have a general exam of ears, nose and throat. Sometimes an endoscope is used to check nose/sinus or throat.... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Membrane: The mucus membrane that covers the throat also covers the nose, sinuses and the eustachian tubes (connect upper throat to middle ear- for pressure equ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Allergy vs infection: If you produce yellow or green nasal discharge then infection is present. Fever is associated with infection. Headache is more likely infection than... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Sinus infection?: 2 year olds frequently get colds usually not bacterial sinusitis. Bacterial sinusitis is way over-diagnosed. Children in daycare often get 10-12 co... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Swollen tongue: This complaint is very common with smokers. The papillae on the tongue enlarge and will often have an appearance that looks like brown and hairy. Th... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Nausea post op: Nausea after tonsillectomy is common. Anesthesia medications can cause it. Also, swallowing a little blood is common and is a strong cause for nause... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Nosebleed: In children, place a dab of vaseline in the nostrils and squeeze the nose. This will act to apply the vaseline to the septum. Usually bleeding comes... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Itchy ear: There is a good chance you have an outer ear infection. This can be due to bacteria and/or fungi. Another possibility is a wax blockage. If you hav... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Early sore throat: There are many causes for sore throat. The list includes: dryness, allergy, acid reflux, viral illness (i.e., common cold), bacterial illness(i.e., ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Cyst: Removal by plastics or ENT is most common.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Palate expander: No, your voice should be fine.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Dont eat before bed: Do not eat 3-4 hrs prior to bedtime. See other post concerning sleep hygiene. If still having trouble, consider over-the-counter meds lcontaining me... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Nose trauma: If the nose was straight before, then became crooked after injury, then it was broken. You can't bend the nasal bones ! note-- this needs immedia... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Give it a few hours: It should get better within a few hours. Chloraseptic spray or warm salt water may help. Then, use common sense and dont use the med anymore. In f... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Apnea: Its true that some people have an element of what is called central apnea. They may have both central and obstructive sleep apnea. In most cases, o... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Tonsillitis: Tonsillitis occuring only 1-2 times per year is best treated medically. Tonsillectomy is a major surgery that can be extremely painful and has a ris... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Depends: The survival rate depends on the type of cancer and other factors like size and spread. Some cancers like lymphoma are usually less agressive than sa... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Recovery: Recovery from tonsillectomy takes at least 2 weeks. Stay off work or schooh for 1 week. No strenuous activity for 2 weeks. Slight pain can persist ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Claritin & mucinex (guaifenesin): Claritin plus Mucinex is safe, but in your case not needed. Try a more potent antihistamine like zyrtec. If runny nose persists, a prescription nasa... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Sudden hearing loss: A sudden hearing loss like this needs to be checked by ENT within a few days. It is possible that a blockage with wax or infection could cause this. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Auditory processing: With this disorder, one is able to hear sound, but once it gets to the brain, it is not interpreted correctly. This disorder is very uncommon. In thi... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Nose sore: A small dab of oragel numbs the area. It is safe in nose. A tiny dab of neosporin with pain relief ointment helps.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Dose : 2 puffs each nostril once daily. Be sure to spray up and out (away from septum) on each side to avoid septal trauma (bleeding, etc.).
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Gifts: Only give gifts that encourage calm activity, like books, etc. Activity must be kept minimal for 2 weeks.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Headache: The "worst headache ever" potentially could be due to a ruptured aneurysm or other serious intracranial pathology. Evaluation involves scanning (mri... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Hypothyroid: The ultrasound does not test for function. Blood-work is needed.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Headaches: Headaches can be due to many things. In this area, tension type headaches are most likely. The muscles in the back of the neck can tighten up and ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Drum hole: If you hold nose and try to pop ear, you will hear air rush out or squeek out. Its hard to tell otherwise without an exam. Recommend see ent.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Perforated drum: It isnt usually dangerous. A hole, depending on size and location can affect hearing. It can also allow infection to get into the middle ear, theref... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
It depends: If minor irritation, warm salt water gargles, chloraseptic spray, aspergum, cough drops, tylenol if fever, persistent or severe, see doctor as you ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Anxiety: One way to improve is to know the subject matter very well. You can practice in front of friends or family. The best way to get better is to get out... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Burnout: Professionals with high stress, long hour jobs, like physicians , often develop burnout. Symptoms include depression, irritability, lack of interest,... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Eating: Yes - check the phonebook or internet for local specialists )phychologists, psychiatrists) that have expertise in this area. Really though you should... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Yes that is possible: It depends on the comfort level of the particular doctor. Often specialists will prefer to stick to problems within their area of expertise. But, an... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Disclosure needed: Yes-- your trainer needs to know this.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Drooling: Stay away from eating or smelling food that will increase salivation. Other than that, be patient! the medicine wears off after a few hours.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Safety: It is safe but with any major surgery, there are risks. 5% chance bleeding which can be severe.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Tongue lesion: It is a reddish area of tissue in the middle (median) of the posterior tongue. It is benign and no treatment is needed. It is often shaped like a rh... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Need more info !: This question is too vague. More details are needed.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
It can: The olfactory (smell) nerve fibers are located in the upper nose in a small area. Swelling from infection can block the smell molecules from getting ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Sinus symptoms: Any infection will tend to make one feel bad, fatigued, etc. Specific symptoms with sinusitis include facial pain, upper teeth pain, headache, nasal ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Tonsillectomy: Tonsillectomy is a major surgery with risks of severe pain and bleeding. Tonsillectomy is an excellent treatment for obstructive problems like sleep ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Sinus treatment: Yes, medications like decongestants( sprays and tablets) help decrease swelling allowing drainage. Saline spray helps to clean the nose of germs, pus... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mann is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mann is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have those symptoms and wanted to know before going to see my Chinese doctor.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you this helped me to get to my gp after reading this
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thank you answerd my questions my ear is doing that now i know for shore my ear drum is blowen

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University of Tennessee College of Medicine, TN
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