Doctor Q&A for Dr. Larry Marcus

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Marcus
41 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Allergies: All of the symptoms you describe sound allergic. If you develop a cough with mucus, a sore throat, and/or a low grade fever - that would be more like ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Marcus
41 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Viral tonsillitis?: A viral infection could take several days (and up to a couple of weeks) to resolve. However - if you were told it was viral, and you are taking good ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Marcus
41 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Normal: This is a normal reflex that may cause a person to cough when the inside of their ear canal is touched. There is a nerve called Jacob's nerve that is ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Marcus
41 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Need evaluation: It is possible that you suffered some sort of damage to the middle ear with resulting hearing loss - which would be the main cause of the tinnitus. I ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Marcus
41 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not yet: We recommend that a nasal packing remain in place for at least 4-5 days if is successful in stopping the bleeding. There is a higher chance of immedi ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Marcus
41 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Viral or bacterial: Could be tonsillitis even though there are no white spots, or even mono. Either way - if you have such a severe sore throat and feel swollen, you sho ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Marcus
41 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Likely : Those all sound like common side effects of taking Prednisolone - you should contact the physician who prescribed the medication to let them know abou ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Marcus
41 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Enlarged tonsils: Tonsils are in the area where they commonly touch the back of one's throat - but if they are causing a blocked sensation, or are causing problems with ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Marcus
41 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably acne: Two weeks is a very short time - and sometimes a pimple on lip heals more slowly because of the constant movement. Keep it clean. If it doesn't heal ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Marcus
41 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Could be reflux: More difficulty swallowing without pain points to a gastrointestinal cause - most likely reflux. I would recommend seeing a GI doctor - if that is ne ... Read More
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