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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Tongue swell: Tongue swelling is an emergency. Take an antihistamine if you have one and go to emergency room. Ace inhibitor antihypertensive medications (like li... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
IS IT ACTUAL FEVER?: I have many patients who call a temperature of 99 f low grade fever. Its not a fever until your temp is over 100 f. Of course, it is still best to... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Vestibulitis: Treatment for chronic vestibular problems is mainly physical therapy. If imbalanced, consider using a cane or walking stick. Sometimes medications w... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Cold: Most doctors consider sudafed the decongestant of choie during pregnancy. It is pretty safe. Double-check first with your OB doctor before trying an... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Tinnitus: Tinnitus is ususlly due to nerve damage and is usually associated with hearing loss. Hearing aids will often improve tinnitus by bringing in sound an... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Nodules: Small nodules are usually not felt. Small nodules are common, and often never diagnosed. In patients with thick, muscular or obese necks, nodules ca... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
"bad cold": Colds will only last 5-7 days. Since your symptoms are much longer, you likely have developed bacterial sinusitis. You need to see your primary phys... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Spider in ear: ENT is best. They have the best equipment ( microscope, etc.) and skill to remove it completely and most comfortably.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Preschool symptoms: Children in preschool frequently get viral upper respiratory infections. If not better after a week or if she gets worse, go see a physician.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Consult: Tell your primary care physician who can make a referral if appropriate.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Rhinorrhea: You may have a disorder called vasomotor rhinitis. In this disorder, patients have clear nasal drainage often when eating. There is a nose spray cal... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
White throat: This could be yeast or also could be a bacterial infection. Tonsil stones and leukoplakia ( abnormal membrane sometimes pre-cancerous) are other poss... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Wax: You can try Debrox which is an over-the-counter wax remover. You can also use several drops of 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 rubbing alcohol in the ear(s... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Afrin: The Afrin is a decongestant and opened up your nose allowing you to notice infection.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Tinnitus: Be sure to avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds (i.e., aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.). Tylenol (acetaminophen) is ok. When possible see E... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Vocal cord nodule: Nodules are benign. They are slow to resolve, often taking months. Primary treatment is speech therapy, voice rest and coverage for acid refulx.. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
AM drainage: Everyone has more drainage in the am after sleeping. Older patiets, especially ones who are on a lot of medications, such as diuretics tend to have t... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): A trace of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) will remain in your body for a few days (less than a week). Side effects like diarrhea usually cle... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Vocal cord nodules: Are usually due to vocal abuse. The main treatment is speech therapy. Also agressive treatment of any acid reflux. Occasionally, surgery is needed ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Drooling: Many patients, especially children, after this surgery will avoid swallowing due to pain. Also, surgery will cause increased inflammation in the mouu... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Surgery pointers: Be sure to eat prior so glucose level stays up. Wear loose fitting scrubs. Dont wear t-shirt under. Dont wear mask on tightly to face. Try to leav... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Pull teeth: I am not a dentist, but it is best to make all efforts to keep all your teeth. If teeth are removed, your jaws get smaller. This makes a young person... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Tightness: This sounds like muscle stiffness. Try a new pillow. Physical therapy or chiropractic may help this. If persistent, see your primary care doctor.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Puncture eardrum: I assume you mean puncture of eardrum. These will heal up without surgery in most cases. Get chected by ent.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Ulcers: Proably the most common type are aphthous ulcers. Stress can cause flare ups. Also, the detergent in (sodium laureth sulfate)in most toothpastes ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Nose infection: It depends on the infecting organism. Assuming that the organism is a bacterium that is sensitive to cefadroxil, then you will be improved within 24-... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Pain: The prostate gland is in this area. An infection is possible. You need to be checked by your family doctor or a urologist.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Hiccup: Hiccups are due to involuntary contractions of the diaphragm. The cause is usually unknown. Occasionally the cause can be serious such as tumors or ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Nasal spray to throa: Tilt head down and only use 1 spray each time. Dont breath in when spraying.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Account blocked: If you have a neck mass, it is potentially serious. You should demand referral from your primary doctor without excuses. If unsatisfied, call your h... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Tonsillitis: The first thing is a physical exam. The doctor can determine tonsillitis by one's symptoms and the physical exam. Next, a swab of the tonsil is often... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Presbycus test: The best test is an audiogram from a certified audiologist.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Cold: Drink plenty of fluids, gargle warm salt water, medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen and chloraseptic spray are helpful, get plenty of... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Throat pain: The question isnt specific enough. Acute sore throats can be due to viruses or bacteris (like strep), allergy, others. Chronic sore sore throat can ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Adenoidectomy : Is done through the mouth under general anesthesia. Adenoids are located in the upper throat just above/behind the soft palate/uvula. A dental mirro... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Swollen glands: The submandibular glands make saliva. They are normally fairly large (about the size of a walnut). As one gets older, the glands sag down lower into... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Stuffy nose: Hold a wisp of cotton or tissue in front of nostrils to make sure that some air is coming through. Rarely the nasal passage is completely blocked at... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Ringing ear: This is unlikely allergy this could be due to wax blocking outer ear or fluid in middle ear. It can be due to nerve damage or even (in rare cases) ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Throat pain: Drink plenty fluids gargle warm salt water eat popsicles or sherbert chloraseptic spray aspergum cough drops tylenol or ibuprofen see doctor ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
ENT: Surgery and medical problems of head and neck, including: ear, nose, throat, neck, face sinusitis, allergy, nosebleeds throat trouble- hoarseness... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Cadaver: A cadaver is a dead person. Parts (i.e., bone material, kidney, heart, cornea, skin, tendons, etc)can be harvested and sterilized with radiation, etc... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Ear drum hole: Yes it is possible. Antibiotic drops or by mouth may cure infection and perforations. Also, many perforations will heal without any treatment. Some... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Surgery time: It depends opn the complexity of the case-- it can be many hrs.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Face change: No change to outer face but occasionally it can change voice.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Throat : Unlikely, elderly people often have trouble swallowing especially big pills. Recommend he see his doctor to rule out serious stuff and hopefully impr... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Respiratory track: The respiratory system is diveded into upper (nose, sinuses) and lower - lungs it is common for both to be involved i.e., sinus problems and allerg... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Throat symptoms: Yes -ms is possible but many other things are also possible, such as throat cancer. I recommend you first see ent.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Geographic tongue: Yes - the patches on the tongue are irregular and look like a map. The lesions will occur in different areas (migratory).
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Sneezing: Try antihistamine like Allegra or zyrtec. If no help try nasalcrom. If problem persists see doctor for rx med trial (nasal steroids, nasal antihista... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
It depends: It depends on the type of the hearing loss and the severity. Hearing loss can be due to nerve damage and hearing aids often help. Hearing can be due... 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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