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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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Spinal Fluid Leaking From Nose (Definition)

If cerebro-spinal fluid is leaking through the nose. It implies a breech in the base of the skull. There is a specific test to determine if the fluid leaking from the nose is CSF, a test of beta transferrin. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, ...Read more


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Can Ear Nose and Throat specialists treat thyroid disorders or cancer? And can a thyroid specialist also treat thyroid problems?

Can Ear Nose and Throat specialists treat thyroid disorders or cancer?  And can a thyroid specialist also treat thyroid problems?

Yes and no: The person to treat thyroid cancer is a head and neck surgeon. If an ENT physician is trained to do radical H&N surgery especially if the lesion is metastatic to nodes or invades jugular and laryngeal cartilage then he should be able to do the surgery. Many ENT practices do not offer enough experience for handling the more difficult surgery. As for a thyroid specialist most are endocrinologists ...Read more

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What can an ear, nose, & throat specialist do for my cauliflower ear?

What can an ear, nose, & throat specialist do for my cauliflower ear?

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

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How can ear, nose, throat specialist help someone with chronic sinus problems?

How can ear, nose, throat specialist help someone with chronic sinus problems?

Lots of options: We are the specialists in the nose ; sinuses. First, we work with you to find the basis of your sinus problems- allergy, anatomy or other medical condition. Once that's determined, a medication regimen can be recommended. If there's an obvious anatomic issue or you fail aggressive medical therapy, surgery then comes into play. Meet with an ENT to discuss your personalized treatment options. ...Read more

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What is an ear, nose, throat specialist do for someone with chronic sinus problems?

What is an ear, nose, throat specialist do for someone with chronic sinus problems?

Otolaryngologist: An otolyaryngologist would obtain a medical history and a physical exam. Radiographic studies may be done and a scope may be placed up the nose to visualize the sinus etc. The doctor will develop a treatment plan depending on the findings of the evaluation. ...Read more

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What can an ear, nose and throat specialist do for someone with chronic sinus problems?

What can an ear, nose and throat specialist do for someone with chronic sinus problems?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: Otolaryngologists ( ENT Surgeons ) are trained to take care of thyroid problems and its surgery , will evaluate the nature of it , if indicated will do FNA ( needle biopsy ) most of them are equipped to do this in the office. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I feel it's hard to get a referral to specialist doctors like GI or ear-nose-throat when you have medicaid. Any advice? Maybe exaggerate the symptoms?

I feel it's hard to get a referral to specialist doctors like GI or ear-nose-throat when you have medicaid. Any advice? Maybe exaggerate the symptoms?

Medicaid: Unfortunately, most private practitioners do not take medicaid but academic centers usually do. Would go to an academic institution near your home if you can. ...Read more

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What does an ear, nose and throat specialist do?

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 more

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I'm curious as to what can an ear, nose, & throat specialist do?

I'm curious as to what can an ear, nose, & throat specialist do?

Otolaryngologist: Surgical specialists treating conditions that affect the ear, nose, sinuses, throat, voice, swallowing, balance, etc. ...Read more

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Ear nose n throat specialist in phoenix kwa zulu natal contact details?

Ear nose n throat specialist in phoenix kwa zulu natal contact details?

Evaluate: best to see your GP to evaluate the current issue and need to see an ent. your gp will also have a network of good ent surgeons that he can refer to ...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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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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How can you go about making an appointment to see a ear nose and throat specialist?

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

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I'm booked in to see an ear nose and throat specialist for what they think is ménière's disease what are some of the tests involved in diagnosis ?

I'm booked in to see an ear nose and throat specialist for what they think is ménière's disease what are some of the tests involved in diagnosis ?

Hearing and balance : Méni?re's disease is a disorder of the inner ear characterized by recurrent vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus (noise in the ear) and ear pressure. Your history will be the most important part of securing the diagnosis. A hearing test and possibly tests to evaluate your balance system will supplement the information provided by your history. There is no single test to diagnose menieres. ...Read more

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Cleaned nose with saltwater-surfactant mix. After blowing my nose, water entered my ear from the inside (throat). Now ear is sore & I cannot get the water out. This happened about four days ago. Should I see a GP or ear specialist?

Cleaned nose with saltwater-surfactant mix. After blowing my nose, water entered my ear from the inside (throat). Now ear is sore & I cannot get the water out. This happened about four days ago. Should I see a GP or ear specialist?

Reflux: You are experiencing reflux of your saline solution into your middle ear. This can occur if you use too much pressure whilst cleaning out your sinuses. This should resolve on its own over a few days. However, you may develop a secondary infection. Watch your symptoms over the next few days, if it gets worse or doesn't resolve; you should consult with your general doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Ent And Head And Neck Surgery (Definition)

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


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Earlobe Repair (Definition)

Earlobe repair is generic term for any repair of the earlobe. A common reason for this is to repair an elongated or torn ear piercing. Heavy earings, pulling on earings or even the pressure from talking on the phone can cause an ear piercing to tear. Earlobe repair is a simple office procedure that can repair the piercing and allow you ...Read more