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Doctor insights on: I Have Fludied In My Ear My Doctor Gave Me Meds And Then I Went To A Ear Nose And Thoat Doctor And He Told Me To Stop Taking It What Should I Do

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Red, sore throat with white spots after ear and nose draining (got water in my ear). Runny nose off and on. Had some tonsil stones. Should I see doc?

Red, sore throat with white spots after ear and nose draining (got water in my ear). Runny nose off and on. Had some tonsil stones. Should I see doc?

Yes: Get checked out given the number of disease conditions you have. Undigested food particles point to an malabsorption problem which requires further investigation as well. ...Read more

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So yesrerday I went to the doctor and I have strep throat he gave me meds. But today I notice a lump behind my ear it's firm and round it don't hurt?

So yesrerday I went to the doctor and I have strep throat he gave me meds. But today I notice a lump behind my ear it's firm and round it don't hurt?

Maybe a lymph node: This firm, round lump may be a lymph node, showing that your immune system is trying to do its job. Not unusual to have such lymph node swelling when you have a strep throat. If concerned, contact your doctor and let him/her examine you again. ...Read more

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What can an ear, nose, & throat specialist do to make my ear stop hurting all the time?

What can an ear, nose, & throat specialist do to make my ear stop hurting all the time?

Depends: In order to treat ear pain, a proper diagnosis must be made. Common causes include ear infections, TMJ syndrome, or referred pain from the mouth, neck or throat. A thorough ENT exam is essential. Treatment is then based on the cause. ...Read more

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I went to my primary doctor yesterday because of a sore throat pain was so bad it got to my ear. He told me to take Zicam because it was a viral thing?

I went to my primary doctor yesterday because of a sore throat pain was so bad it got to my ear. He told me to take Zicam because it was a viral thing?

Primary med decision: Maker always self. Neither (a) pain in throat, (b) severity or (c) referral pattern (ear) reveals mechanism (s) of pain, whether a virus or bacteria might be also be involved or what treatment strategy is most likely to be of any benefit. More clues always required for a more educated guess, e.g. personal history, age, pus in pharynx, etc. ↑ingly antibiotics, only 8 groups, are becoming ↓effective. ...Read more

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I had step throat for 5 days before going to the doctor he then gave me medication for my ear and throat now I have ringing in my ear?

I had step throat for 5 days before going to the doctor he then gave me medication for my ear and throat now I have ringing in my ear?

Ringing in ear: I do not believe the ringing in the ear is due to the antibiotic although some antibiotics can cause neurological symptoms. I suspect that you may have an ear infection possibly related to the strep throat. Strep throat can lead to kidney disease, scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, sinusitis, and severe ear infections. If the ringing persists or worsens see your doctor. ...Read more

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Cold with sore throat, coughing, & nasal congestion for 3 days. I blew my nose & my ear now starts popping whenever I swallow. Will the popping stop?

Cold with sore throat, coughing, & nasal congestion for 3 days. I blew my nose & my ear now starts popping whenever I swallow. Will the popping stop?

Viral URI: 3 days of symptoms sounds like a "cold." There is fluid in the eustachian tube due to the nasal congestion and increased mucus. This will likely resolve when the cold resolves but can linger for a couple of weeks afterwards due to residual inflammation ...Read more

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When should I see an ear nose and throat doctor?

When should I see an ear nose and throat doctor?

ENT symptoms: When you have ear, nose, or throat symptoms that you are concerned about, you should see your regular doctor and/or an ENT specialist. Many issues can be handled by your regular doctor but ENT specialists can help with the more complex and/or persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Ear, nose, and throat specialists are the doctors who treat snoring?

Ear, nose, and throat specialists are the doctors who treat snoring?

Sleep Specialist: You could talk to your ent, but you can also talk to your primary care physician about snoring. He/she may refer you to a board certified sleep specialist md to determine if your just have primary snoring, or a more complex problem called sleep apnea. You can then discuss your options for teatment. ...Read more

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Would an ear nose and throat doctor be able to help me with vertigo?

Would an ear nose and throat doctor be able to help me with vertigo?

Possibly: They are the best way to start and if you don't get the answer you are looking for, try a neurologist. ...Read more

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What kind of instrument does the ears nose and throat doctor use to look at your ears?

What kind of instrument does the ears nose and throat doctor use to look at your ears?

Many things: The ENT may use:
1. Otoscope (handheld scope)
2. Microscope
3. Small endoscope (this is a newer use of endoscopic technology
4. Indirectly specific hearing tests may be helpful
5. Radiographic imaging such as mris and ct scans. ...Read more

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Had a MRI now my doctor is recommending I see a ear nose n throat specialist y could this be?

Had a MRI now my doctor is recommending I see a ear nose n throat specialist y could this be?

Several issues: Mr of brain can visualize paranasal sinuses in field of view. If fluid, polyps, infection or cysts are noted then ENT specialist would be in order. Mastoid disease can sometimes also be seen. You should ask your doctor why being referred. ...Read more

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I am male 24. I have psoriasis from 5 years...its on my ear, moustache, chin, nose and head. I consulted many doc but still not treated what should I do?

I am male 24. I have psoriasis from 5 years...its on my ear, moustache, chin, nose and head. I consulted many doc but still not treated what should I do?

Second opinion?: Perhaps another doctor or dermatologist can chime in on your diagnosis of psoriasis? This way you will hopefully get the treatment you feel is necessary. Good luck ...Read more

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What doctor checks ears, nose and throat?

What doctor checks ears, nose and throat?

ENT: Most doctors will check these for you. A primary care doc sees a lot of ears, noses and throats, but the person who specializes in that ares is an ear nose and throat doctor. Commonly called ENT for short or otolaryngologist on more formal occasions. ...Read more

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What does an ear nose throat doctor do on your first appointment for potential sinus problems?

What does an ear nose throat doctor do on your first appointment for potential sinus problems?

Depends: It all depends on the problem. I start out by getting an extensive history (often people come in with sinus complaints but there issue is not sinusitis). After the physical exam I might perform a scope (to visualize the nasal passages). If we are thinking about surgery or concerned for chronic sinusitis I will order a ct scan. ...Read more

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Fever and drip in throat after concussion no raccoon or bleeding in ears or nose went to doc but now fever and drip should I worry? Post con symps?

Fever and drip in throat after concussion no raccoon or bleeding in ears or nose went to doc but now fever and drip should I worry? Post con symps?

Possible concussion: Sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting & fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, on-going confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or difficulty walking. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about ear infection? I already went to the doctor and got the medication to take care of my ear infection. But I have a bad cold as well and sinus congestion. I had to blow my nose and felt as though something was coming out of my ear

Should I be worried about ear infection? I already went to the doctor and got the medication to take care of my ear infection. But I have a bad cold as well and sinus congestion. I had to blow my nose and felt as though something was coming out of my ear

Your: Your symptoms are very common for an upper respiratory tract infection--usually viral and will go away after 10-14 days. An ear infection can also be viral or bacterial. If it is bacterial, an antibiotic should help it heal faster. Nasal congestion can lead to ear problems due to swelling of the eustachian tube that normally equalizes pressure in the middle ear.

Even after the cold has resolved, the ear symptoms can last for weeks. Afrin can help, but only take it as directed for 3 days. Then stop it no matter how your nose feels--it can quickly become habit forming as your nose learns to rely on it rather than its own mechanisms to decongest. Sudafed or other decongestants can help, but have the same potential for addiction (less likely than afrin) for those who stay on it for too long. ...Read more

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4 year old went to doctor ears nose throat are fine cold symptoms and now she has hoarse coughs and loosing voice what could be going on?

4 year old went to doctor ears nose throat are fine cold symptoms and now she has hoarse coughs and loosing voice what could be going on?

Cough: When did your 4 year old go to the doctor? Symptoms can progress and worsen even if the ears, nose, and throat were fine days previously. If the symptoms are worse or you are concerned, please schedule a follow up visit with your pediatrician. If there is any difficulty breathing, see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Went to doc still have drip ear nose throat were looked at not by an ENT but still have drip and ear fluid hit my head not 2 hard6 weeks ago any ideas?

Went to doc still have drip ear nose throat were looked at not by an ENT but still have drip and ear fluid hit my head not 2 hard6 weeks ago any ideas?

Allergic rhinitis: You most likely have allergic rhinitis with Eustachian tube dysfunction. if you have not tried antihistamine, you should try OTC antihistamine after discussing your medical conditions with the pharmacist. Also have allergy testing done. ...Read more

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Do I need to go to the doctor I can hear out of my ear now but with I blew my nose it got stopped up and I got dizzy and could not hear?

Do I need to go to the doctor I can hear out of my ear now but with I blew my nose it got stopped up and I got dizzy and could not hear?

Eustacian tube: Forceful blowing of your nose can plug up communication with inner ear, and thus cause your symptoms. Should be reversing spontaneously, but you need to learn how to clear your nasal passages, and best to have your doctor demonstrate fully to prevent further problems as noted. ...Read more

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Left side neck swollen gland my head hurts by my ear to my tempo only when I turn and look right my doctor gave me antibiatics is this a infection?

Left side neck swollen gland my head hurts by my ear to my tempo only when I turn and look right my doctor gave me antibiatics is this a infection?

Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. If it is bacterial, the antibiotics can help. Try advil (ibuprofen) too. ...Read more

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Can an ear nose throat doc know about thyroid? Fam doc is sending me. He doesn't know who else to send me Endo sent me to fam doc aftr bld test r norm

Can an ear nose throat doc know about thyroid? Fam doc is sending me. He doesn't know who else to send me Endo sent me to fam doc aftr bld test r norm

Thyroid: Ear nose throat doctors are trained in thryoid gland and thyroid surgery. Endocrinologists are trained in thyroid hormones and what affects those hormones. This involves the brain and adrenal glands. Essentially you may need both specialists.
What is important is that YOU understand what each doctor says to you. Wouldn't hurt to bring a friend to help you. ...Read more

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I believe I damaged my right nostril by picking my nose. What doctor would I see for this SPECIFIC issue? Not a ear nose throat cause its tissue damag

I believe I damaged my right nostril by picking my nose. What doctor would I see for this SPECIFIC issue? Not a ear nose throat cause its tissue damag

Yes an ENT MD: If you have damage to your nose caused by picking it you should see an ENT physician. They should be able to help best. ...Read more