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Dr. Jon Aoki

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Salt Lake City, UT
43 years experience male

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Office

Salt Lake City, UT

Address

3725 W. 4100 S., Salt Lake City, UT
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Specialties
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

62 Answers
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A member asked:
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See ENT : Recommend see ear doctor as soon as possible. Might be outer ear infection but could be more serious such as mastoid infection or petrous infection.
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Repair is possible but will need unique closure technique such as w-plasty or random pattern repair to prevent notching. See ENT or plastic surgeon f... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
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Avoid tanning: Skin pigmentation is accelerated by uv light. Avoid the sun when possible and use potent sunblock if you must be in the sun.
A 41-year-old male asked:
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See doctor: Dizziness can be an ear symptom but also can arise from the central nervous system. Slurred speech does not occur with ear problems so I am worried a... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
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See long answer: Not exactly. Tonsillitis actually an infection of the tonsils by bacteria or viruses. White patches in tonsils can be accumulation of food or mucous ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
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See specialist: Try taking him to pediatric pulmonologist. (lung specialist).
A 46-year-old male asked:
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See below: Do not blow nose. Sniff only. Keep nose moist by squirting and sniffing nasal saline spray every couple of hours. Apply bland ointment like ayr nasal ... Read More
A female asked:
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See ENT doctor: Cannot diagnose with limited information and no exam but could be outer ear infection. Keep water out of ear and see ENT specialist.
A 26-year-old male asked:
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See ear doctor: Many possibilities so best to get proper diagnosis.
A 33-year-old male asked:
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Yes: No drug to drug interaction is expected.
A 21-year-old male asked:
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See long answer: Tb requires exposure to the bacteria. Have you been exposed (someone with TB in close contact or drinking unpasturized milk)? Perhaps your infection... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
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No: The flu is caused by a virus. Bacterial meningitis refers to one of several bacteria that have found their way into the brain to cause infection.
A 29-year-old male asked:
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Maybe reflux: These are common symptoms of esophageal reflux. Acid in throat or esophagus causes mild pain and esophageal muscle spasm. Eat small frequent meals, ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
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Other symptoms?: Sinusitis usually (but not always) is a nasal infection associated with nasal obstruction and purulent nasal discharge sometimes along with pronounced... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
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Controversial : I am not aware of a definitive operation directly on the eustchian tube. You may want to get a second opinion from an otologist.
A 46-year-old male asked:
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See ear doctor: Any dizziness lasting over 3 weeks may or not be not be coming from the ear. Ear specialist can help you sort this out.
A 21-year-old female asked:
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Don't do it: I strongly discourage any piecing through cartilage. Although many people have gotten away with it, others have experienced severe pain during the pi... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
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Possible, see more: The feeling of "post nasal drip" associated with the feeling of something in the throat (often call "globus symptom") may be due to excessive mucous p... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Tmj or temporal mandibular joint problems often refer symptoms to the ear. You should consult with your dentist.
A 40-year-old female asked:
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Maybe infection: Burning during urination might be due to a urinary or prostate (if a man) infection. Some medications and food can also cause burning. Go to doctor ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Lactulose?: Unfortunately ammonia accumulates in the blood if the liver fails. Lactulose is often prescribed by your doctor to reduce ammonia in the blood.
A 28-year-old male asked:
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Yes to all but...: Dizziness is common and broad symptom. There is a fairly common problem called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, bppv. Brief spinning occurs when... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
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Get throat culture: Go to your doctor or urgent care clinic to get throat culture. Bacterial infection may benefit from antibiotic by viral infection should resolve on i... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
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Unusual: Pain after tonsillectomy usually resolves after 4 weeks. You should see your ENT doctor about this. Maybe there is another problem.
A 23-year-old female asked:
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No: Adequate dietary calcium is needed to maintain strong bones. Do not let. Bppv deter you from taking calcium.
A 36-year-old member asked:
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See pediatrician/ENT: Young children are especially prone to ear infection so see a doctor to find out.
A 20-year-old female asked:
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New term to me: The only urgent reasons for tonsillectomy are removal of possible cancer, treatment for childhood sleep apnea, or severe infection unresponsive to ant... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
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10 days is usual: 1st 10 days after tonsillectomy is the worst for pain then gradually pain should lessen until 3 weeks at which time most of the pain is gone.
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Pressure on bone: Perhaps it is exerting pressure against the bony part of your ear canal. Have doctor check for earwax. If none then try not inserting the plug so fa... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
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See ear specialist: Could be any of numerous causes such as wax, infection, congestion common to hormones of pregnancy.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Prevention is best: Once ears plug up tightly it will be hard to equalize the air pressure. You may gently blow while pinching the nose closed once plugged. To avoid th... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
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Yes: Mouthwash and toothpaste are not paired. However, i personally do not feel that it is usually necessary to use a mouthwash routinely unless recommend... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Yes: I think you mean buspirone. Dizziness is common side effect.
A 21-year-old male asked:
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Allergies?: Constant cold symptoms and sneezing sounds like allergies. Have you tried an antihistamine. Consider fexofenadine (allegra) 180 mg tablet. Take 1/2... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Temporal artery: The temporal artery (which is on both sides) is the terminal branch of the external carotid artery. It is easily felt just in front of the ear just ab... Read More
A member asked:
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No Q-tips in ears: At best you scratched your ear canal. At worst you injured the eardrum. Keep water out of your ear and see ENT doctor. Never put an object in your e... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
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See long answer: Dizziness is a very general symptom. Ear dizziness usually only lasts for a few weeks. It can be symptom of central nervous system or heart or blood... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
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Need more info: False odors can be due to injury of the olefactory (smell) nerves in the nose that can follow a severe viral nasal infection, injury to the nerve such... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
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Moisture is needed: Everyone has mucous in back of nose. If you are bothered by it it is because it is too thick (dry). Also dry nose will cause it to bleed. Deviated ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
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Need more fiber: Important to "bulk up" your stools to reduce difficulty having a bowel movement. Eat fiber rich food and try adding metamucil to your supplements.
A 23-year-old female asked:
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See below: No decongestant or antihistamine is safe for infants. Humidification, steam from running the shower and hydration might get you through the night. I... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
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See below: The fat pads under the eyes often lose bulk in excess to fat reduction around the waist, thigh, etc. Some facial plastic surgeons perform "fat inject... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
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Self limited cough: I am assuming you inhaled dust particles and not throwing up activated charcoal that you swallowed for poisoning . The dust particles are inert and p... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
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See below: Balance is maintained by complex integration of the inner ears, brain, eyes, brain stem, spine and leg muscles. A problem with any of these could cau... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
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Common not normal: You probably have strained muscles.
A 22-year-old female asked:
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Inhaled chloring gas: Chlorine gas is a potent oxydizer when it contacts moist surfaces in your throat, nose and lungs. Get to fresh air as soon as possible. When possibl... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Maybe: Often a viral infection starts by invading the back of the throat behind your nose (nasopharynx).
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Moisture: Everyone has mucous in back of nose. If you are bothered by it it is because it is too thick (dry). Hydrate, use humidifier, nasal saline spray, an... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
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Guifenesin: Hydration and Guaifenesin 1200 mg twice daily. Take with food and glass of water.
A 34-year-old female asked:
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If nerve injury: Generally the answer is no, however nerve signals from the brain to the leg must pass through the spinal cord. An injury to the nerves of your spine ... Read More

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Jun 7, 2014
Dr Aoki demonstrated an ability to analyze a situation better than most. Most docs online assumed the problem I was describing was one they see frequently, but Dr Aoki listened better and realized wh...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Aoki is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Aoki is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I went to walgreens and bought the humidifier and it help her sleep also put the baby vicks on her
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Thanks for your quick reply! Does this cause ear pain also? I've ear pain right side n same side throat pain, no doctor told its acid reflex
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Thanks for your quick reply! Will the medicine be available in my city by the same name? I live in Cairo, Egypt.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Utah School of Medicine, UT
Graduated 1979MD

Awards

Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, Utah - Winter
2013
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