Dr. Peter Selz

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sherman, TX
33 years experience male

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Office

Sherman, TX

Address

2600 N. Hwy US 75, Sherman, TX
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Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

I am a native of Illinois but now live and practice in North Texas. My practice is limited to otolaryngology-head & neck surgery. I am always accepting new patients.

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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

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88 Answers
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
CPAP: No, can continue to use your cpap. You can use an over the counter decongestant spray for 3-4 days at night to help out.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Parotid gland: There are two such glands one in front of each ear. They are the largest saliva producing glands and produce around 75% of the saliva when you eat.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Vocal cord nodules: This is basically a callous of the vocal cord. It produces a change in one's voice. They are most often due to over use of your voice. First line trea... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Sinus infection: If the infection has gone on for more than 7-10 days you probably need antibiotics. Also nasal saline spray will help.
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Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Ear infection , hive: Generally not. Antibiotics can, and other problems or medications can.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Sinus infection: This sounds like a medical emergency. If this is from a sinus infection you need to be examined by a physician asap.
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Tonsils: The are likely tonsilliths, these are food particles that become lodged in the tonsil. Often times gargling after eating will keep this from happening... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Ototixicity: This means something that can damage the inner ear . The inner ear has two functions, hearing and balance. An ototoxic substance can damage either cau... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Polyps in nose: They need to be removed if they cause symptoms. Approximately 15% of the population have a cyst /polyp in their maxillary/cheek sinus. Most are benign... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Cough and cold: Very possibly a sinus infection. A cold will generally resolve on its own in 7-10 days and does not need any specific treatment. 3 weeks likely needs ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Sinus infection: Yes saline spray is great stuff. If you have been feeling bad for about a week you should probably be on antibiotics.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Allegra (fexofenadine): You should be fine. It can make one drowsy at higher doses.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
PTH: Yes over time this can become a serious problem. You should see an endocrinologist.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Ear ringing: Usually this transient ringing is not indicative of a serious problem. If the ringing is persistent and will not go away you should see an otolaryngol... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Windpipe: The windpipe or trachea is the structure that carries air from your nose and mouth to your lungs. It is located below your vocal cords.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Tonsil removal: Yes it is painful for about one week. Staying well hydrated after surgery and taking your pain medications will reduce the discomfort.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Paralyzed vocal cord: I would get it rechecked. Find an ENT who can do laryngeal EMG. This will give you a definitive answer.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Nosebleed: It depends on many factors, does he take blood thinners? He should see an ENT about this problem.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Tonsil swelling: Generally not unilateral 2+ size. But it may be an indication of other problems. You should see you physician soon for a complete exam.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Sneezing: Very possibly allergies. You can try an OTC antihistamine (Claritin, Zyrtec, (cetirizine) or Allegra). If none of these work after a few weeks you mig... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Tatoo: Yes, but it will be hard to remove in the future if you change your mind.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
White speck: Possibly a tonsil stone or tonsil cyst. Both are benign. See an ENT if really concerned.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Vicks: A small amount will likely not hurt you. Inhalation could cause a chemical pneumonia but swallowing will likely only taste bad.
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Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Tonsils: These are tonsilliths, they are retained food particles in you tonsils. The easiest approach is to gargle after each meal.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Otosclerosis: Otosclerosis is a disorder of the otic capsule, it causes remodeling of the bone. It generally causes fixation of the stapes bone leading to a conduct... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Plastic in throat: If definitely sure it is there, may need endoscopy under anesthesia to locate. Plastic not likely to show on plain x-ray, possibly on ct.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Spastic dysphonia: Botox is generally the best treatment for pure isolated spasmodic dysphonia. Dysarthria is a different issue. Sounds like you need to see a laryngolog... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
It : It sounds more like a partially treated infection. You likely need another course of antibiotics and need an ENT to look at your throat.
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Bump on head: It sounds like an infected cyst. Use a warm compress and see your physician for further treatment.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Thyroidectomy: This is the removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. It is generally performed for rumors of the gland, occasionally for enlarged and hyper functi... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
TMJ: This does not sound like tmj, especially with the sensation in your arm. It sounds as if you need a neurologist.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Cholesteatoma: Is a benign skin cyst of the middle ear. They most often are acquired secondary to chronic middle ear disease. There are rarer congenital types which ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Bump inside lip: Sounds like a benign mucocele, a blocked minor salivary gland. You should see your doctor for an exam.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Swallowing aversion : Do you mean you cannot swallow or will not. If it cannot see an ENT or GI doctor for evaluation of possible physical causes. If it is will not may nee... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Stuffy nose: It sounds like you may have allergies. You can try an over the counter antihistamine, if this does not help after several days see your doctor, there ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Deep voice: You don't say how long this has been going on. There are many factors that can affect one's voice; smoking, medications, reflux, infections. You proba... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Tympanic membrane: This involves repairing a hole on the ear drum.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Cerumen: A cerumen impaction is a build up of excess cerumen (ear wax) in your ear canal. Generally the main symptom is decreased hearing, pain and discomfort ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Neck pain: You need to be seen very soon, if your doctor cannot see you go to the er for evaluation.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Similasan: Yes, should be ok.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Smell and taste : It depends on the drugs, a small percentage of people who get a common cold will lose their sense of taste. Also head trauma may cause this. Zinc base... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Earring: You will need surgery to get this out. This can sometimes be done under local anesthesia. You should see an ENT or plastic surgeon for this procedure.
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Jaw lump: This may be an infected salivary gland, it may be from an infected tooth. Either way you should see your physician.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Ear wax: Everyone is different, i see some patients every three months. But, most come in as needed.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Thyroidectomy: Why did you have a thyroidectomy? If it was for cancer you might think about taking the radioactive iodine. If not for cancer then probably not necess... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Throat pain: It is possible that you may not have an infection. It would be best to see an ear, nose and throat physician for a complete exam of your throat.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Otolaryngologist: An otolaryngologist is a physician who specializes in treating disorders of the ear, nose, and throat.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Dizzy: I would see an ENT or neuro. There likely is more going on than the medicine can fix.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Ring ears.: Most likely a hearing loss. Most ringing in the ears is secondary to a hearing loss. You should see an ENT for further evaluation.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Vocal cord dysfuncti: Many things, this generally refers to vocal cords that close instead of open on inspiration. Reflux, sinus infections, allergy and other conditions ha... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Selz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Selz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I got a bit of vapor rub in my mouth and swallowed it. was worried
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I'll have to ask if he's taking blood thinners .thank you for your prompt reply.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

Southern Illinois University Affiliated Hospitals

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
American College of Surgeons
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
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