Doctor Q&A for Dr. Thomas Benda, jr

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
You'll enjoy hearing: The surgery is done under general anesthesia. Tissue is usually taken from fascia over a muscle behind your ear. Sometimes cartilage from your tragu ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possible: You could have nausea and upset stomach with a cold virus. Another possibility is if you've been taking much ibuprofen or other NSAIDS the could have ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Aphthous ulcers: These are likely aphthous ulcers. Vitamin B12 and folate (folic acid) deficiency, stress, menstrual period, NSAIDS, other drugs have been known to be ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Viral pharyngitis: If you have cold symptoms it is unlikely that you have strep throat. Is throat is quite sore and back of throat is significantly red go get a throat ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Trust you Doc: Yes. Trust your anesthesiologist. They will start with a low safe dose and increase it if necessary. They have ways of monitoring your childs level ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Scratch or infection: Did you scratch or traumatize your ear with q tip, fingernail, bobby pin? Does the ear hurt? The most common reasons for blood in your ear would be ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Slowly get active: I would start by spending time sitting in a chair. If you tolerate that fine, start to walk. When you first stand hold onto something and wait 20 to ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Time for evaluation: If you haven't had a chest x ray, it would be a good start. You can have what is called increased vocal fold sensitivity after a cold, but that shoul ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possibly flushing: This could simply be flushing, or blushing, some people seem to do this more in their ears. If it is painful for a while, you could be showing signs ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It may take longer: I see you are on nexium (esomeprazole), (esomeprazole) I don't know if that was new when diagnosed with reflux or older. I usually wait two to three ... Read More
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