Dr. William Lewis

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Wynnewood, PA
53 years experience male

Locations

W. J. Lewis, M.D., P.C.

Wynnewood, PA

Address

650 Lankenau Medical Bldg. East, Wynnewood, PA
Directions

Fax

6108965627

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

235 Answers
73 Agrees
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Depends: Depends on the person and how often wax forms....Varies with individuals.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
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Many possibilities: Best tio have the mark examined by a dermatologist.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Tests middle ear: Measures middle ear pressure. Can tell if fluid is in the ear, confirm a perforation, and give other diagnostic information regarding pressure in the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Direct inspection: You can usually see a cyst on the tonsil. Other conditions such as papilloma can also be identified directly. Best to see your otolaryngologist for an... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Dryness/GERD: May be due to dryness or gerd, best to see your otolaryngologist for exact diagnosis and treatment.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Have a physician che: You may have had a broken the capillary blood vessel in the back of your nose or throat . It would be advised to have a physician to check use to see ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
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Need exam: Difficult to say without a description and exact location. Best to see your otolaryngologist for exact diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Infection: Sounds like an infection, this may be bacterial or viral. May get swelling in the tonsil area or development of an abscess. Best to check in again wit... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Usually not: But you can get ear pain (referred) if you have a dental infection.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
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Not necessary: They are both antihistamines, one sedating and one non-sedating, no need to and not best to take them together.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Usually not: Claritin (loratadine) is a non-sedating antihistamine, but some people may react differently than most to the medication.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Varies: Varies, but usually gone by 7 to 10 days, if it persists or is painful, see your doctor.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
It may....: The bubbling of hydrogen peroxide is oxygen gas ( 02), what remains is water (h20)....Water in the middle ear can cause an ear infection.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Infection?: The hole may be due to a previous infection, ..Asymetric size of tonsils may be related to other problems and best to be seen by your otolaryngologist... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
EUSTACHIAN TUBE?: May have a problem with fluid in the middle ear due to blockage of the eustchian tube, or a perforated tympanic membrane. Best to see your otolaryngol... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Possible: Recurrent coughing can cause this. Best to see your physician for other or associated causes.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Strengthen immunity: Best to get enough sleep, eat proper foods, but always a chance you will contract the virus.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Need Dx.: Best to have a dermatologist examine the spot , make a diagnosis, and institute appropriate treatment.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
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Varies: It varies, a few days to a week.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Drink water: If it does not clear, see your otolaryngologist.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
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Air in sinus: May have pushed air into ethmoid sinus cells, need to see an otolaryngologist if symptoms persist.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
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Possibly: This may indicate a viral or bacterial infection. Best to see your otlaryngologist.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
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Possible: Best to have this examined by an otolaryngologist.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lewis
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Check with eyedoctor: As you wear contact lenses, and should not put them in too early if you had an infection, would check with youe eye doctor first.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Best not to......: They are both antihistamines, one sedating and one non-sedating, best not to and should be no need to take two antihistamines together at the same tim... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Other causes: The bleeding may come from another source, such as the mouth, tongue, oral cavity, throat, esophagus, or lungs. Best to see an otolaryngologist to det... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Usually none: Most are treated with oral medication.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
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Similar..but....: Both are intranasal steroids, but Nasonex (mometasone) less drying.....
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Depends: Depends on the cause, if viral, usually a week to 10 days, if persists, check with your physician.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
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Mayneed no treatment: An asymptomatic sinus retention cyst may need no treatment. Best to consult your otolayngologist for review of your xray so appropriate diagnosis is ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Infection?: May have an infection. With pain and swelling suggest you see your otlaryngologist.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Depends: It depends on the cause of the earache. It may be an outer or a middle ear infection. It may also be due to impacted wax in the ear. Need to see an ot... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Diet/exercise: . Watch the amount of calories consumed in a day and exercise. Watch carbohydrate intake, especially white bread, pasta, and potatoes.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Many causes: May need better hydration, can be a side effect of medication. Would have an otlaryngologist check you. Can drink more water and use a lip balm.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
May have bled: May have bled under the lip lining from traume or biting the lip. If it does not clear within a week, see your doctor.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Bronchitis/ otitis: He may have bronchitis and /or an upper respiratory infections with a co-existing otitis media. Best to see your pediatrician for this and the recurre... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Depends: Depends on the type of dissolvable sutures used. Usually 7 to 10 days, sometimes a little longer.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Probably not: Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm contains guifenisin, a mucous thinner, and dextromethorphan, non-narcotic cough supressant, and is good for thinning thick mu... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Wax?: There may be wax in the ear canaal and best to see your optolaryngologist.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
No: The fossa that is raw will probably hurt and you may cause post op bleeding. Talk to your otolaryngologist / surgeon.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Sometimes: They may spontaneously drain, but if they persist and are symptomatic, best to see your otolaryngologist.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Could be anything: Best to see your otolaryngologist for a diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
NO: A goiter is an enlarged thyroid gland. A lump is a discrete mass. Both should be evaluated by an endocrinologist, .
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Aspiration ?: You may be aspirating when coughing while lying on one side. This can be due to many factors, but best to be evaluated by an otolaryngologist to see i... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Chemical irritation: You may have a chemical irritation of the mucosal lining of your nose and throat. Need to drink adequate water and see an otolaryngologist.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Generally not: Check with your bariactic doctor. 2.5 cm. Is an inch , so the size of the nodules are about 1/4 of an inch. Important to follow up with repeat us as y... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Depends: May be a hemangioma. Best to see your otolaryngologist for a diagnosis.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Need exam: Suggest seeing a gastroenterologist and have endoscopy.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
53 years experience
Many factors: May have inner ear condition , or side effect from a drug being taken. Best to see your otolaryngologist.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lewis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lewis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! I had a ct scan and it sad chronic sinusitis. Can it be wrong doctor?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for your time, I'm going to the doctor this morning.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Seems reasonable. This will be the direction I'll take on this. Bye!

Education & Training

Residency

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Otolaryngologist, Third Place, National - Summer
2013
Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, Pennsylvania - Fall
2014
TOP OTOLARYNGOLOGIST, First Place, Pennsylvania - 2018
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