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Dr. David Kam

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
South Weymouth, MA
37 years experience male

Locations

Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Weymouth

South Weymouth, MA

Address

825 Main St., South Weymouth, MA
Directions

Fax

7813377635

Insurances accepted

BCBS Blue Card PPO

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Other

United healthcare

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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

575 Answers
115 Agrees
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Globus: It is a common symptom and the cause range from acid reflux to severe stress. See an ENT doctor for laryngeal examination.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Ignore: Voice rest, good hydration, avoid using alternate technique to force speech or singing.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Ignore: Keep ears dry, no Q tip uses in ears, OTC swimmer's ear drops if water did get in after swimming.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Bloody ear discharge: The most common cause of persistent bleeding from ear is aural polyps. Ear drops with steroid such as Ciprodex works better than Ofloxacin which is ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Hemoptysis: Disease include tb, tumor of the tracheobronchial system, folks on anticoagulants with severe coughing spell. Source of blood can also be from nose or... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Voice rest: Complete voice rest for 10 days, good hydration. Don't clear your throat or whisper. Talk softly if you have to.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Vertiginous migraine: Vertigo with headache can be vertiginous migraine. Anxiety can trigger more headaches! see you primary care doctor.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Canker sores: Saline rinses, ibuprofen for pain, topical anesthetic like anbesol or orajel helps.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Anemia: The most common cause of anemia especially in woman is related to menses. See your primary care doctor for blood test to r/o other conditions such as ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
May be: A stone obstructing wharton's duct will cause pain and swelling of the ipsilateral submandibular gland just below the side of your jaw. The pain may r... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Myoclonus: End stage COPD can lead to a drop of oxygenation in your blood (hypoxia) despite getting supplemental oxygen and can lead to muscle twitching. See you... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Unlikely: Back, shoulder and neck pain are common especially for folks working on computers all day! dry cough can be from cough variant asthma, habitual cough ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Otalgia: Recurring shooting pain deep in ear with normal ear exam are usually referred from other head and neck site such as tmj, dental infection, from the th... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
No: Diffuse lip edema could be from many causes such as angioedema, allergic reaction but water retention is not one of them. Please see your primary care... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Fever and cough: You need to see your primary care doctor for examination and chest x-ray to start. There are many infectious diseases that can cause intermittent feve... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Sebaceous cyst: This is the most common lesion at that location. It may require surgical excision if it gets infected or enlarges.
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A male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Unilateral polyp: Majority of polyps are benign. A unilateral polyp can be Inverting Papilloma which has the risk of becoming cancerous if not removed. Since your ENT i... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: The most common ones are epidermal inclusion cysts that are located just under the skin anywhere in the neck.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Middle ear effusion: If it is related to a cold or allergy, take otc antihistamine/decongestant. You should see your doctor first to confirm the effusion before treatment.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
No: Antral cyst does not require surgery unless it is very large and obstructs the outflow tract of your maxillary sinus.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Hereditary: It is a common condition and can be effectively treated by an ENT doctor.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Absolutely: Hoarseness can be from voice abuse or overuse. A growth on the vocal cord including cancerous one causes hoarseness as the only initial symptom. See e... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
May be: Inner ear infection causes spinning, nausea and vomitting. It is a frightening experience and tremor can be part of intense fear!
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Use: Use CPAP or bipap to correct obstructive sleep apnea which is the most common type of sleep apnea.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
May be: Without examining your tongue, i cannot make a diagnosis as hpv related cancer in oral cavity is on the rise in the younger population!
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
See below: Chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis is an inflammatory response of the jaw bone to chronic low grade bacterial infection from caries or periodontal disea... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Bacitracin ointment: You can use that for nasal vestibulitis twice a day for 10 days. See ENT doctor if sores persists.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Chronic cough: Persistent dry cough only during waking hours and stops when asleep in young healthy people are usually habitual in origin as cough reflex is a viciou... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Anti-depressants: The common anti-depressant medications cause a drop in libido.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Normal: Body temperature can vary depends on your physical activity, heart rate and metabolism.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Ear fullness: MRI are loud and your ear symptoms can be that and will resolve. See ENT if it persists!
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A female asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Chicken bone: A scratch from sharp chicken bone usually heals if the bone went into your stomach an it will just pass thru the alimentary tract. See ENT if throat p... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Lump behind ear: It is likely sebaceous cyst behind ear. See ENT for exam and possible treatment if it is large or symptomatic
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: MRI can rule out lesion or airway narrowing in you neck
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Thyroid: Your ultrasound report looks fine. See an Endocrinologist if you have hyperthyroidism!
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A female asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Headache: If this is recurrent and severe, see your primary care doctor for treatment.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Swollen uvula: The most common cause is snoring. Infection is next if this is a new condition.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Throat tickle: It can be side effects of blood pressure medication such as ACE inhibitors or diuretics, allergy, constant throat clearing and habitual cough. Plea... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Nasal blockage: Persistent L nasal blockage could be from severe septal deviation to L or mass in L nasal passage such as L nasal choanal polyp. See an ENT doctor.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Cold virus: A person with a cold is contagious as long as he/she has cold symptoms which is air born (sneezing) or thru direct contact.
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Other medication: Carafate can be added to coat the ulcers
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Head and neck pain: Pain is non specific, neck pain from neck muscle spasm, cervical spine diseases can radiate up to the head and ear on the same side. Try ibuprofen, wa... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Vestibular migraine: Migraine headache associated with vertigo is a known condition. Please see a neurologist for work up and treatment.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
TMJ disorder: If you have no pain, it does not matter!
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Globus: It is a common sensation related to a circular sphincter on the top of your esophagus call cricopharyngeus muscle. See ENT for exam and r/o acid reflu... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Stress: Heavy emotional stress and lack of sleep give you those sensation. Get 8 hours of sleep, drink water but not caffeinated drinks like coffee or soda wh... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Trauma to lingual nerve takes months to heal. Did you have recent dental injection for dental works?
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A female asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Glossitis: See an ENT doctor locally to rule out neoplasm. There are taste buds in the back of tongue that are elevated bumps called circumvallate papillae.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
May be: If your lost of sense of smell is due to nasal polyps, severe allergic rhinitis that resulted in physical obstruction of the upper nasal passage where... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Orthognathic surgery: It is an operation to reposition your mid face (maxilla) or your jaw to achieve ideal occlusion and cosmetic result. General anesthesia is required fo... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 28, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kam is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kam is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you yes many people have told me there is such little chance to develop throat cancer at 18 as its very aggressive. I will see Dr.Tomo
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks for the information those few words said alot, however the only question I have now is how long until it goes away.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Hey doc. My PCP doc said there was no more blood under eye. So I'm confused of why it's still black under eye.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1985MD

Awards

Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, Massachusetts - Winter
2013
Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, Massachusetts - Summer
2013
Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, Massachusetts - Summer
2014

Affiliations

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
South shore hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
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