Doctor Q&A for Dr. Michele Richards

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sedation: Both Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and zyrtec have sedation as side effect.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Either: Should typically avoid foods that allergic to as can trigger anaphylactic reaction, . Both would help minor reaction.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not typically: Tonsil stones form when mucus and food debris get stuck in crypts of tonsils, typically shouldn't occur if tonsils completely removed.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: The smoke is an irritant.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Use expiration on box.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sometimes: Both are thought to be autoimmune related.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Maybe: You can take Claritin once a day and if symptoms are severe add a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes but: Yes but more likely to be due to low grade infection.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Maybe: Any persistent irritation or sensation that is different should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist. The majority of the time a 'globus sensation' is ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Nasal saline sprays and flushes are helpful for patients with allergy or sinus symptoms and typically very safe. Always use distilled water if making ... Read More
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