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Can You Get An Ent Endoscopy With A Stuffed Up Nose
Also known as otolaryngology, this medical specialty deals with the diagnosis and (medical & surgical) management of diseases of the ears, nose, mouth, throat, neck, sinuses, voice box and face. Some areas of expertise in otolaryngology include voice and swallowing problems, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, allergy, hearing and balance disorders, nasal and ...Read more
Otholaryngologist: I suggest discussing this with your personal physician. He or she may recommend a particular otolaryngologist and assist with hooking you up. Take care. ...Read more
Is it better to see an allergist or ENT for trying to fix chronically irritated sinuses and burning/wet feeling ears with thick sinus drainage?
Post nasal drip?: Many patients with allergies develop secretions of mucus which collects in the sinuses. During the change in posture the secretions drip in the back of tbroat and causes irritation and throat pain. Irrigation of sinuses and nose with salt water (commercially available) will help to reduce throat pain. ...Read more
ETD?: Eustachian tube dysfunction? Diagnosis can often by made by interview alone as symptoms/clinical course are typical. Aseptic swelling of the middle ear compartment (seen on ear exam) is supportive. CT scan will not help. If severe, and optimized treatment strategies for allergic or non-allergic rhinitis, gastric reflux, etc fail; then ENT will sometimes place ear tubes. ...Read more
ENT able to diagnose me with a nasal polyp and if so how long would it take? and can a nasal polyp cause sleep apnea and cause eye/forehead pressure?
Depends: on site, size and cause of the nasal polyp, sleep apnea isn't caused by nasal polyps, forehead/ eye pressure or headaches can be caused by nasal polyps if obstructing sinuses drainage causing pressure build-up, your ENT will recommend what suits you for treatment, often times surgery isn't needed, local treatment would suffice with treatment of the cause if polyps are due to allergies for example ...Read more
Yes: Drink lots of liquids and use a neti-pot. ...Read more
Give yourelief...: I can speak personally as a former chronic sinus patient. The ENT worked with me on various medical therapies, but when that wasn't working, he did surgery to open the sinuses and clean things out. If i had known earlier how much better i would feel after that was done, i would have done it years earlier. Get their opinion on what is best for your individual situation. ...Read more
Can you have chronic post-nasal drip without a blocked nose (I.e. Breathing through nose fine). Throat clearing and phlegmy too. Might be reflux...?
No need: Oral HPV testing is not recommended if there are no symptoms to suggest oral infection, e.g. oral warts or if a doctor or dentist sees an abnormality that suggests HPV. Despite media attention, oral cancer due to HPV remains uncommon. There is no treatment for asymptomatic oral HPV, and therefore is not known to reduce the risk of cancer. All true even for people who frequently perform oral sex. ...Read more
When an ENT puts the camera in your nostril to look in your throat can he check for all throat nasal and ear cancers? What can/can't see with that tes
Scope exam: This exam looks at the nasal turbinates, the nasopharynx (back of nose), throat, larynx. It does not look for ear cancers. The opening to the eustacian tube is visible in the nasopharynx. ...Read more
My ear is stopped up after a cold. I'm an audio engineer and hearing is everything. Should I go to an ENT to be safe, or would a regular doctor do?
Primary care: The first stop should be your primary care doctor. This is a new problem that will almost certainly get better with time. It's a good opportunity to meet your doctor and give him/her a chance to know you better. Your doctor can refer you to an ENT if the problem fails to get better after standard treatments. Usual first steps are to take decongestants such as pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) for a week. ...Read more
The ph probe done by ent to see if you got lpr can that be done in ent office without having to go through them upper gi or endoscopy bec that good?
I'm going to see an ear, nose, and, throat specialist plus he's a thyroid specialist. Will he be able to help me with the thyroid cyst?
Not necessarily: The symptoms of a sinus infection often involve a post nasal drip as opposed to a runny nose. The nasal passages can actually be relatively clear if the sinuses are totally blocked and then there will often be a headache or facial pain and tenderness. The drainage will often be worse upon lying down and can trigger a cough. ...Read more
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