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Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Austin, TX
17 years experience female

Locations

Capital Otolaryngology

Austin, TX

Address

12309 N Mopac Expressway Suite 100, Austin, TX
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Specialties
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

22 Answers
78 Agrees
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
1-2 times daily: Since saline (salt water) nasal irrigations are not a medicine, there really is no answer to this. Most do it once daily, but after sinus surgery or ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Steroids: Some meniere's patients benefit from oral steroids and sometimes steroids injected behind the ear drum (transtympanic injection). You should also have... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Avoid acidic foods: Vegetables are always a great choice. Reflux can get worse with acidic foods as well as rich, fatty foods. Spicy foods, tomato based foods, alcohol an... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Could be viral: Usually it is a virus that causes cough and fever, but it can often be bacterial. If he does not improve with tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, ca... Read More
A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Getting there: Currently there is no "cure, " although some supplements have shown mixed results including lipoflavanoid, ginko biloba, etc. Tinnitus retraining is a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Hearing loss: Ringing in the ears, or tinnitus, can be caused by many things. High pitched hearing loss as well as ear infections, loud noise exposure and tumors ca... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Yes: An otolaryngologist (ent - ear, nose, throat) or a gastroenterologist can treat reflux.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
No: There is no specific diet for a urti (upper respiratory tract infection), but eating a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals will help your immun... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Maybe a lymph node: It could be a lymph node, which is part of the immune system that swells in response to infection. It may also be your submandibular gland which makes... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Headache: May be due to many things including headaches, neuralgias, or infections. If it continues, you should seek medical care.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Yes: If you continue with symptoms beyond about a week despite over the counter medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) rest, and hydration you should se... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Rarely: Bell's palsy can often take a long time to resolve, and rarely can have permanent effects. In very rare cases, symptoms can be caused by a tumor, but ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Go see your doctor: It may be as simple as muscle pain from a headache or jaw dysfunction. Depending upon your symptoms and what it looks like, it could be a number of ot... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Sometimes: Some medications can have very strange side effects. Consult your physician or a pharmacist. If you develop swelling of your lips and/or tongue, you m... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Allergies: People with dust mite allergy often have symptoms that are worse in the morning due to dust mites accumulating in pillows and mattresses. Try a dust m... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Chronic tonsillitis: Recurrent strep throat is usually due to chronic infection of the tonsils. If you are getting multiple episodes a year, you may want to consider getti... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Yes: Sounds possibly like "heartburn" or gastroesophageal reflux which can be relieved with antacid medications like tums, prevacid, zantac (ranitidine). B... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Probably: 6 months is young to undergo adenoidectomy. Kids who need their adenoids out usually have them out as young as 2 years old for sleep apnea or recurren... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Salt water gargles: Besides tincture of time, try salt water gargles, which help soothe and cleanse the oral cavity. You can try over the counter benzocaine, which will h... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
No: Fans can dry your eyes out, but will not lead to allergies. Exposure to allergens such as pollens and dust can cause allergy symptoms if you are aller... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Depends: Contact your insurance provider or talk to the surgeon. Keep in mind that you will also have to pay for the hospital or surgery center cost including ... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Possibly: If your nerve is irreversibly damaged, your voice may get worse with time. As the vocal muscles atrophy with time, your vocal cord can become "bowed" ... Read More

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HealthTap member
Feb 16, 2012
Great doctor ,who posted quickly with many helpful suggestions.will follow and definitely recommended,
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cheung-Phillips is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cheung-Phillips is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to me.I believe your right .I think it is heartburn as I have been belching quite frequently.I still have some pain in the sternum area and a slight tick...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! However it's more than that. It's NOT a headache and my sin on the scalp is fine. It just hurts to the touch none stop without reason
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Thank you so much! I definitely will do that as the next step if needed

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio , 2005
Graduated 2005MD

Awards

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Affiliations

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Texas Medical Association
Austin Society of Otolaryngology
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