Doctor Q&A for Dr. William Culviner

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Medication advice : Yes, you can take Claritin in addition to the other medications you are taking without any side effect concerns.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Deviated septum: A deviated septum can cause increased nasal resistance. This means that it requires more effort for you to breathe in through your nose when sleeping. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sore throat: Consider the causes. Is it infectious from chronic tonsillitis(usually no fever)? Is it allergic or chronic rhinitis with irritating post nasal drip ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinusitis, pregnant: It depends on how long you have had symptoms. If this has been going on for 10 days or more and not improving, this is likely a sinus infection. You s ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not a decongestant : Guafenesin is known as a mucolytic or expectorant, thus it thins mucus in the upper and lower respiratory tract. It will help reduce thick post nasal ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Two very different : Laryngospasm is when your vocal cords go into spasm. This can cause an abrupt onset of shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. You could pass o ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Malignant lymph node: Usually, a malignant lymph node is firm, fixed with somewhat poorly defined borders and larger than 1.5 cm in size. Benign lymph nodes tend to be smal ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Post op pain : Actually, studies have shown that alternating ibuprofen every two hours with Tylenol every two hours works, as well, or better than narcotic pain med ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear wick: No, usually they fall out if anything. I have never seen or heard of one getting pushed into the middle ear. That would be exquisitely painful.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
A lot to evaluate : You are giving a lot of symptoms that are complex and not necessarily related. You need to see an otolaryngologist to sort this out or set up a consul ... Read More
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