U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free

Dr. Daniel Spilman

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
santa cruz, CA
33 years experience male

Locations

Santa Cruz Ear, Nose, and Throat Medical Group

santa cruz, CA

Address

1595 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, 243 Green Valley Rd, Freedom, cA, santa cruz, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Show more

Practice website

About

Bio

I am an experienced partner in a three physician medical group providing a wide range of service for care of the ear, nose, throat, and head and neck. Care ranges from children with ear and respiratory diseases to hearing loss,sinus and cancer care in the adult.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Doctor Q&A

17 Answers
1 Agree
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Spilman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Forehead muscle weak: Botox paralyzes the muscles so when injected in the forehead the creases flatten but due to gravity everything shifts lower. One risk of Botox is that... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Spilman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Rarely: Most commercial airplanes are able to maintain acceptable cabin pressures so permanent injury is rare unless flying with an upper respiratory infectio... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Spilman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Globus: Throat pressure is commonly called globus pharyngeus and is most commonly caused by acid refluxing to the back of the throat. It can also happen with ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Spilman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Definitely: Rhinitis, cough and fever and the hallmarks of a viral upper respiratory infection. If accompanied by muscle pain it is suggestive of the influenza vi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Spilman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Raises Concern: Most bacterial ear infections have pain, hearing loss and ear pressure as symptoms, dizziness is much less common. If after completing the antibiotics... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Spilman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Medication reaction: I suspect your feeling of suffocation causes you to use the alupent (metaproterenol). Alupent (metaproterenol) might be giving you the dizziness sympt... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Spilman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Unknown: A nasal fracture will usually result in nasal bleeding but not always. But, not all nasal fracture need treatment. If breathing and appearance are unc... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Spilman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Unlikely: Allergies may make you more susceptible to an upper respiratory infection but do not normally cause lymphadenopathy. Possibly you are palpating the su... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Spilman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Essentially yes: A baseline hearing test is recommended and if abnormal an MRI or abr may be necessary. Annual screenings of hearing loss especially if there is some e... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Spilman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Rinse, meds: Saline nasal rinses, otc antihistamines, my favorite is Allegra or its generic equal. Keep windows closed and use ac. Consider a hepa air filter in be... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Spilman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
probably not: Allergies may give a plugged, crackling, or full sensation. Repetitive tapping is caused by contraction of the tiny stapedial muscle tendon. Stop all... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Spilman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Yes and no: Ear buds and especially ear plugs have the ability to press wax deeper into the ear canal. If this happens the wax may not easily fall out on its own.... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Spilman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Wax Impaction: You probably moistened a near complete wax impaction and made the blockage complete. This may require an ENT doctor to fix but you can try dissolving ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Spilman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
No danger: Ibuprofen is not usually in the standard nyquil cough relief so as long as both are used based upon the labeled dosages there should not be an issue o... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Spilman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Probably: I assume you mean a raised bump that looks red and is not tender or bleeding. If this is not growing or changing and blanches with pressure it may be ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Spilman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
See a doctor: Two weeks of sudden voice loss that has no cause and fails to improve with voice rest and hydration requires an exam of the throat. Make an appointmen... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Spilman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Probably not: Nasal anatomy is very complex so whether the bump is abnormal is unclear. A raise swelling on the inner nostril near the hairs is the most common comp... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.

Ask doctors free
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

2
Recommendations
23
Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Spilman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Spilman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I thought it may have been wax. I will give this a try before I see a doctor.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Very thorough reply that fully answered my question. Bye!
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan Medical School, MI
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

Wayne State University

Awards

HealthTap Editorial Board
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less