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Dr. Catherine Smith

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
VA
female

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Specializing in general ENT, private practice for 14 years.

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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

29 Answers
22 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Maybe spasm: Could be dysfunction or spasm of upper part of esophagus. Recommend eval by GI or ENT doc
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Virus: Virus, allergy, inflammatory conditions, dry conditions. Increase your hydration, use a humidifier - these things can help somewhat
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lots of causes: Allergy, reflux ( even otherwise asymptomatic), asthma variants, could be tic or habit
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See your doctor: Make an appointment with your primary care doctor to see if you have a cold, allergy, sinus infection or something else
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Need an exam: You should have your ears checked and have a hearing test
A member asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Flu?: Suggestive of flu like illness. Call your primary care doctor for advice and possible prescription
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cyst possible: Since they have been present for 8 years, unlikely to be cancerous. The tongue can be somewhat lumpy and irregular. Sometimes cysts or even enlarged t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Fluids: Keep hydrated, use a humidifier, see doctor if fever develops. Usually virus or even allergies but if not improving may need antibiotics or decongesta... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Drink water: Drink plenty of fluids- if not resolving make appointment with your doctor for an examination
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Need to see doctor: Make an appointment with your primary care doc. You need to be checked for strep, ear infection etc. They may get a throat culture or even refer you t... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Don't blow: Very important to not blow nose after nose bleed as nose blowing increases risk of rebleed. You could try some nasal saline sprays gently into the nos... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Can't tell: Hard to know what your doctor meant by inflamed when looking at your throat. Some redness of the posterior throat could be infection, allergy, reflux,... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Allergy not cause: Allergies, even when severe, do not cause visual change or blood pressure or heart rates changes. Some allergy medications can cause elevation of bloo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil asymmerty: Asymmetric tonsils are not always a cause for concern. See an ENT specialist to further evaluate
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Could be tonsilith: The "pus" you see and dislodge could simply be a tonsillith or tonsil stone. They occur in patients who have cryptic appearing tonsils. These usually... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes it does: It could be acid reflux. See your doctor for recommendations and treatment
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tooth issue: Taking care of the diseases tooth should take care of the swollen gland as it is on the same side and in same area as infected tooth. If gland does no... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Affected ear: Usually just the ear that is infected, not harmful to use drops in both though
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Doctor appointment: May be viral but make doctor appointment to check
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Acid: Stomach acid will cause throat burning with vomiting. Seek professional help from a psychiatrist if you are truly purging. There are serious health co... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: It is possible to catch serial colds
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Anxiety not allergy: Symptoms suggest panic attack or anxiety and not allergic reaction. Even so, have your doctor evaluate you, check blood pressure etc
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Likely virus: Likely to be a viral infection- should improve without treatment within 2 weeks. If spots enlarge it become very painful, see your doctor
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably not related: If there really was a full month between your intense sun exposure and the development of this rash, it is unlikely to be related to your previous job... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not allergies: Sounds more like tension headache- talk to your primary care doctor about this
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unisual: BPPV is not usually related to or caused by viruses so your question is hard to answer. There is actually a lot we don't know about the inner ear and ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably not thrush: Thrush can cause an uncomfortable tongue and mouth but there are many causes of burning tongue from endocrinologic issues, chronic inflammatory condit... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Smith is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Smith is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Antibiotics I used from last time not prescribed this time.
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Awards

Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, Virginia - Summer
2014
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