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Dr. R. Keith Hill

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
West Point, GA
23 years experience

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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Yes!: Ménière's disease has a wide spectrum of symptoms and complications. The common symptoms include haring loss, ringing in the ears, dizziness, and ful... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Strep carrier: Some people are colonized with "strep" bacteria. Sometimes it requires a much longer regimen of antibiotics 3-4 wks to eradicate the colonization. I... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Lymphadenopathy: These "balls" are probably swollen lymph nodes. If they are mobile and recently developed they are probably due to a recent respiratory infection. I... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Nerve damage: Agree with dr melder! if the ringing is mostly in one ear you must see an ENT and have a hearing test. Sometimes ringing in one ear can be the sympt... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Possibly: Squamous cell of the skin can be very aggressive and spread to the lymph node and ultimately throughout the body if not treated. Usually if it is caug... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: Generally you can have symptoms similar to the flu or a bad cold. You can also have a very severe sore throat with enlarged tonsils.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Ear pain on plane: Prior to the plane beginning its descent you can spray a nasal decongestant like afrin in each nostril and it can help you equalize the pressure on th... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Dry wax?: This simply may be dry wax(cerumen). It could also be eczema or a contact dermatitis from thing you may be using to scratch the ears. If it is very ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Identify the causes: Allergy is becoming much more common in usa. The severity of your symptoms will direct the treatment. Sometimes over the counter antihistamines and... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: Shingles is a virus that reactivates in sensory nerves and as a result leads to pain. Antivirals are given to help but the pain can last for awhile.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Probably: The post-nasal drip you speak of can be because of allergy, a cold, or the beginning of a sinus infection. Most upper respiratory infections will hav... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
It certainly can!: Itchy eyes and an itchy nose are common manifestations of allergy. Try to be aware of when the symptoms occur and see if a otc antihistamine is effec... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Hole in the nose: This can be due to trauma, a history if nose bleeds or cauderization, previous nasal surgery and sometimes an autoimmune disorder or even a malignancy... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Perhaps.....: If your eardrum was ruptured some time ago there should be no problem with wearing earphones. I would caution you about turning the volume up too hig... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Many things: This can be due to a food allergy. It can also be dueto certain medications or a candida (yeast) infection in the mouth. It may simply be dueto dehy... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Salivary blockage: Usually it's due to dehydration or someone on meds like "water-pills". Drinking a lot of water and using sour candy or chewing gum to promote salivar... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Viral infection: Most likely this represents a herpes virus infection. You will need to see your primary care doctor to make sure there is nothing else wrong with you... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Tonsil stones: Tonsil stones or "tonsilliths" are a collection of bacteria and old food trapped in the pits and cavities in the tonsil tissue. They often lead to ha... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Vertigo?!?: If by spinning you mean vertigo there are many treatments and causes. One of the most common causes of "spinning" is positional vertigo. This occurs... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Perhaps: Generally this type ofmoldcan be treated effectively with a diluted beach solution and a little elbow grease. Once the mold is removed things shouldn... Read More
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A 93-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Throat problems: Your condition is called "globus". This simply means that you have a feeling of something in your throat. This phlegm like sensation if often due to r... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
No: Dysphagia is difficulty swallowing liquids or solids and is a common problem in all racial backgrounds. There are many different reasons for difficul... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Kids heal faster: Adults who ultimately undergo tonsillectomy have often had a lifetime of infections. Because of this, their surgery can be more difficult and require... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Probably: As long as your child doesn't complain of ear pain or have a significant fever it will probably be ok. If your child has a predisposition to ear infe... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Thousands!: The best way to treat sleep apnea medically is with CPAP and other positive pressure devices. Obviously weight loss is an integral part of medical ma... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Poss food allergy: The symptoms of anaphylaxis can begin as swelling of the head and neck area, tightness in the throat or chest, rash or flushing, or hoarseness (among ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Tongue spots: You may have a condition that is completely harmless called "geographic tongue". If is comes and goes don't worry about it. If they are white and bu... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
See your doc ASAP: Tonsil infections can be viral or bacterial and it is sometimes difficult to tell (especially early on). Providing you do not have a high fever or h... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
No quick fix: I see enlarged tonsils daily and that alone is not and indication for tonsillectomy. The most common reason we remove tonsils is sleep disordered bre... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Nasal Crusting: Agree with dr chastain but the crusting could also be an infection. If the crusting is inside the nose and not along the nostrils then i wouldn't use... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Biliary reflux: There aren't very many good options for non-acid and/or biliary reflux. Gaviscon is an otc product that often helps. Eating smaller more frequent me... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Silent killer: Sleep apnea is significantly under diagnosed and is life-threatening if not recognized and treated. It is not painful but leads to weight gain, fatig... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Steroids may help: Nasal polyps are a very complex problem and many other disorders as well as other nasal masses must be ruled out. Sometimes systemic steroids but the... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Possibly: Anyone with thickened secretions can be aided by a mucus thinner like Mucinex (guaifenesin) and drinking plenty of water. If you have heart failure h... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
No!: Klonopin (clonazepam) will sedate you and allow you to go to sleep but it may significantly worsen your sleep apnea. This could be very dangerous.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Possibly: It depends on where you were hit and how long after your surgery. If you see an obvious difference in appearance or have difficulty breathing you sho... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hill is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hill is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr.u.r.giving very imp infomation to understand basic health issues thank u
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Medical/Graduate school

University of Alabama School of Medicine, AL
Graduated 1999MD
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