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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
Singer with left side: blocked ear, crackling ear, ear ache, swollen lymph under jaw & hoarse. Gp reffered to ENT - 6month wait. Any ideas please?
Ear exam: It's unfortunate that a physician cannot or will not examine your ear to see whether it's blocked or the drum is inflamed and/ or infected. In case the eustachian tube in back of the nose is blocked(which would cause pressure to build up in the ear), irrigate your nasal passages with warm salt water and try a decongestant nasal spray for a short time. However, it's best to have an md examine you. ...Read more
Went to Primary Care Dr. week ago
Ear felt blocked Dr. said lil wax in ear
some came out of ear yesterday. Dr
Say could refer to ENT Dr?
See ENT: and then see dentist to check for TM joint disorders. ...Read more
Glue ear and retracted ear drum very uncomfy... Can I go swimming and diving? School health center doctor said steroid nose inhaler would help??
Prior ear infections: Glued/retracted eardrum? One side? Did you have history of multiple ear infections when you were a baby? Nasal steroid spray can help with allergies symptoms including runny nose or nasal congestion. I am uncertain whether it can help with retracted eardrum. Since you are uncomfortable, something should be done. OTC Claritin D or Zyrtec-D may help. If persistent, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Hav an appt.wit ENT sp.4nasal bleeding and bloody secretions 4m throat.wat shal i ask him to check.ant turbinates r clear.wat for post.side nd throat?
Abscess: Probably drain it after examining you and assessing it with a detailed exam. You should ask them what they plan to do and why. Good luck. ...Read more
Swimmers Ear: Usually this can be managed topically with vinegar in water half and half instilled into the external ear. Sometimes an antibiotic solution for the ear is used and sometimes an oral antibiotic is employed. These conditions can be quite painful and uncomfortable. Your ENT doctor is very competent, but if you do not trust your doctor, go get a second opinion. ...Read more
Cartilage damage: Damaged cartilage of the ear creates the appearance of a cauliflower ear which can be repaired in some cases by removing certain components of the irregularly shaped cartilage to restore the natural contour of the ear. In severe cases, grafting cartilage from the other ear, nasal septum, or rib cage can provide additional material for an advanced reconstruction. ...Read more
My ENT specialist said I have "ear webs" and scheduled surgery. I cannot find "ear webs" online. Is there a medical term for it?
4 ear infections this yr, 6 mo ear pain, abx not helpful. Ear surgery an option, in combination w/revision tonsillectomy? Seeing ENT Wed.
Keep ENT appt: Your ENT appointment will clear this question up for you! Since that doctor will be able to actually examine you and better knows your history they will be in the best position to discuss options. Yes, sometimes surgical intervention is beneficial but that is dependent on your history and exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tests: If the problem is hearing, we order a hearing test. If the problem is balance, there is an array of vestibular testing that we can order (vng or eng). These test can test if your balance disorder is due to your vestibular system or is it related to something else related to your brain. Also it can tell is which side you are the problem is on. ...Read more
Child has hole in ear drum a ENT said paper patch but he won't do it cause her bleeding disorder a diff ENT said patch won't work needs graph right?
Ear drum perf: Hello. One of the most important questions for your doctor is , "how many of these procedures like mine have you done? And what are your results?" the paper patch myringoplasty is a quick procedure that may work well. The graft takes longer but does work better for larger perforations. I would suggest the graft. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recent ear infection left a full feeling in my ear. Testing at ENT showed eustacian tube abnormalities. Dr gave nasal spray; Should I be concerned?
Mgt: I would suggest a repeat test in 6 weeks after the infection is gone or resolved. ...Read more
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Medicine/surgery: We are both the medical and surgical doctors for all ages of patients who have any problems with the ears and balance, the nose and sinuses, the throat and swallowing. Also for people with difficulty communicating/hearing/ or suffering from a deformity or tumor of the head and neck, excluding the eyes and brain (although we do get pretty close to both those structures). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnose middle ear infection by 2 doctors went to 3rd doctor cause slight numbness in tongue, 3rd doc say this is from ear infection, would u agree?
Yes. I agree: It is possible to have a sensation of numbness while experiencing an ear infection based on the a nerve that determines taste, which passes through the middle ear on its pathway to the tongue. If the middle ear gets infected, this nerve may get affected causing strange sensations on the tongue. Also possible is a metallic like taste. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CT, ENT exam, tymp test, &audiogrm normal: Cause of ear fullness & muffled hearing? Hard to hear myself singing mid-range/using facial resonators.
Eustachian tube dyfx: you are likely suffering from Eustachian tube dysfunction. The Eustachian tube lies between the middle ear space and the back of the nose. You can check this tube by holding your nose and blowing hard. Your ears should pop. This may help the fullness feeling in the ears. If it helps, do this at least 30 or 40 times a day. If your ears do not pop, you may need a nasal steroid. Good luck! ...Read more