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Each time i take dairy my ENT problems and breathing worsens, [allegy test was negative] , if its a food sensitivity is that issue treatable if so how?
Dairy: You may be sensitive to dairy. Your doc or a natural doc can order a food sensitivity lab test (great plains lab). Even if not allergic or full blown you may be sensitive and need to avoid/replace certain foods. The standard tests the doc gives may not be sensitive enough. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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
Yes: Mastocytoma is a solid mast cell tumor. It is rare. Solitary mastocytomas usually appear within the first 3 months of life and spontaneous involution is frequently observed. They may rarely appear in adulthood.Surgical excision offers a rapid, relatively simple and effective mode of treatment. Where is the location? ...Read more
Should I see a ENT for loss of smell/taste? Recently had sinusitis, treated with a zpak. It's been almost 2 weeks, should I wait a little longer?
Pressure in my forehead, worse leaning over and sense of imbalance. Can't see ENT until i get paid. Bad sinus infection maybe? Weather changes are bad
Go to a clinic: Or go to an er where they will have to see you whether or not you have the money to pay immediately at hand. This needs to be successfully evaluated, diagnosed and treated before it becomes worse or potentially life-threatening. Best wishes. ...Read more
Visited an ENT for reoccurring swollen, sore throats, and step throat. He paid me no attention and said come back. I decided to go to an ENT because i want to have my tonsils removed. Since childhood I have suffered from reoccurring sore throats, strep th
I'm : I'm sorry you had this bad experience. It sounds like you have more than an adequate history and continuation of symptoms to justify the procedure. If you were dissatisfied with the time spent with your ent, or perceived an unwillingness to offer you a fair explanation of his rationale for not offering surgery as an alternative, i personally would seek a second opinion elsewhere. Before getting another ENT opinion, it may be worthwhile to discuss your problems and concerns with the prospective physician over the phone to assess his receptivity to offering you a tonsillectomy. ...Read more
Can I see a psychiatrist to treat my significant anxiety due to constant high frequency sounding tinnitus that is 24 hours a day? ENT does not listen.
Yes you can: First they need to determine if it is pulsatile or non-pulsatile.Get an audiology exam. If you have severe tinnitus they then need to do an MRI of your internal auditory canal to determine if you have an Acoustic Neuroma. After that, the ENT should scope your eustachian tube, see if it is patulous. Hearing loss common cause. They have "tinnitus clinic" you can find at major academic centers. ...Read more
Who is the best person to diagnose and treat TMJ : ent, TMJ dentist, oral and maxiofacial surgeon or cranial osteopath ?
Depends on the cause: Usually the first person to discuss your symptoms and details with is your dentist. After helping to discern what the root cause of the issue is, then they can help make the appropriate referral (if needed) to someone that can best assist your issue. ...Read more
How do I treat excessive ear wax? I have been going to an ENT for years, and he pulls out enough ear wax that we can wax a car with.
Ear wax and oils: Ear wax is simply a combination of dead skin cells and oils. It is supposed to protect the ear from wind insects etc. If you have wax buildup it is usually from lack of oils in the ear canal. Put 3 drops of any sweet oil in the ear 1-2 times a week at night with coton ball and should work. Also can just use shower to get jet of water in the ear with showering and will loosen it up also. ...Read more
Severe tonsil enlargement meeting in midline resulting in sleep apnea. ENT wants to treat with CPAP over surgery due to bleeding risk. Is this right?
Tonsils: get a second opinion. It would be reasonable to address the sites of anatomic obstruction. ...Read more
Looking for an ENT that treat empty nose syndrome, preferably in the CT area the sympton I have is chronic unilateral post nasal drip
Your doctor: Ask your internist or family practice doctor for the names of ENT doctors in your area you can call. ...Read more
Diagnosed with ETD by ENT consultant I also have a second perforated ear drum can both be treated surgically together? In awful pain with both tx
Yes and no: The perforated eardrum likely caused by recurrent ear infections. The ear infections are likely due to eustachian tube dysfunction. Your ENT will discuss treatment of perforation (including tubes) and ETD. No surgical treatments exist for ETD. Only proven methods I know if include treatment of nasal allergy and congestion (including steroid or anti-histamine sprays), self inflation of ears, ...Read more
My ENT is off, I have some issues with septum and what not but my question is I get sinus headaches often(behind eyes and nose)how can I treat these?
Sinuses: If you truly have sinus issues, many times taking an antihistamine like claritin can help as I see you are on already, another option to discuss with your ENT is a nasal steroid spray like flonase or if possibly pregnant, rhinacort AQ. You mentioned septum issues, so ask your ent first about the nose sprays. ...Read more
Edema simply means: swelling. Your ENT undoubtedly thought that it was not severe enough for meds. If your symptoms persist, you should return to your ENT for additional suggestions for treatment. ...Read more
I've had a sinus infection for 2 months cause i had to wait forever to see ent. I'm being treated and may need CT scan. What happens after CT scan?
I have tinnitus, had tooth infection for long just treated yesterday so It is still a bit swelled/sore and TMJ being treated tomorrow. Should I still check ENT for tinnitus?
Rt sd, swollen/tender neck glands 3 1/2 months.Sometimes hard to breathe.Lt side new lump/gland.Pink lump back neck.ENT 2 weeks.PM won't treat.Cancer?
Lymphnodes: Your symptoms as described appear to be possibly due to some underlying infectious process or something that would cause the swollen nodes, and now Shortness of breath. Be diligent, and get an evaluation. Hopefully the ENT will be more helpful to you and order some routine tests at least to include a cbc-dff and C-Xray to start, Best wishes. ...Read more
How to treat throat clearing ?ent don't know if it lpr or allergies .i know all instructions to treat lpr .i need home remedies
LPR/Allergy: True that both those conditions cause throat clearing. Treating the underlying causes with antihistamine/nasal steroid spray for allergy and H2 blocker or PPI for LPR as well as dietary modifications (avoid fat, caffeine etc) will help. Increase water intake and develop habit to swallow water rather than clear throat. With time you'll undo the habit through repetition. ...Read more
How does one manage a left mastoid pneumocele non surgically. CT scan done w/o contrast history of chronic kidney disease. ENT doesn't know how to treat.
Depends on symptoms: If you are not suffering from the condition, I would leave it alone and monitor over time for resolution on its own which occurs quite frequently. Ask your ENT to consider putting a PE tube in affected side ear to relieve the air pressure that usually cause the condition. ...Read more
I always get tonsil stones on my throat, sometimes big sometimes small. How to treat this? Dentist or ENT?
ENT: Schedule an appointment to see an ENT. ...Read more
Mild pressure under eye and eye pain/itch. Treated for sinusitis last 5 days with antibiotics. Tomorrow appointment with ENT doctor. Can it wait?
Yes: Most likely viral. Use decongestants and drink plenty of liquids. ...Read more
I saw a ENT who said I had a cobbleston throat-allergies-treated wth Zytec and nas spray-been 6 wks and still an issue-could it be anxity or reflux?
I was diagnosed and treated for HPV related oral cancer a year ago. Last couple of days I have a swollen lymph node in my armpit. I am trying to setup an appointment with my ENT Surgeon next week. I thought it wasn't normal for HPV type cancers to sprea
Not your cancer: Your surgeon will tell you the same thing. It'll go first to your neck. But do get that node worked up. ...Read more
Pneumocele of Left Mastoid thinning temporal bone Went to ENT didn't know how to treat non surgically. Can't have contrast CT's Chronic Kidney Disease?
Ent diagnosed fluid behind eardrum & ringing in rt. Ear. Audiogram - hearing loss. Treated w/ prednisone. No change. Also, have lupus. What now?
Time: Hello, unfortunately we do not have any medical therapy at our disposal to immediately remove the fluid behind your eardrum. If your fluid has been present beyond 3 months or if your symptoms are worsening (associated dizziness, infection, worsening hearing) then a surgical procedure to insert tubes may be recommended. ...Read more
Will doxycycline treat infection in cartilage piercing if having adverse reactions to levoflaxcin? Dr switched me to Cipro but scared to take bc of reactions to levo. I was prescribed doxycycline at urgent care but was told was by ENT Cipro is better
Doxy probably OK: Some bacteria that cause such infections, such as Pseudomonas, are more likely to respond to ciprofloxacin than to doxycycline. But doxy isn't a bad choice, and if you have had significant side effects with levofloxacin, it may be reasonable to avoid cipro. If there is drainage, it probably can be tested to determine the exact cause. Discuss further with the ENT doc. ...Read more
80 yr actinomycosis jaw clindamycin 16 weeks still swollen. Allergic penclln. Saw ent, infect disease oral surgeon hyperbaric not ok metastc bone cancer. Who treats no one seems to know what to do?
Need Help?: I would suggest you have a consultation at a local university based teaching hospital. ...Read more
I've had a growth on the back of my right tonsil for over a month. I have no pain or fever. Right side of my throat is swollen & right lymph node as welll. Negative strep by pcp who refuses to treat. Should I see an ENT or a dentist to check it out?
ENT: ENT as that specialist is the type that could sirgically remove anything. ...Read more
I have Hep "C" & cirrhosis.Now have chronic stomach pain.How can I treat stomach pain,throat & vocal cord discomfort.ENT has prescribed me .famotidine?
Doctor on here diagnosed me with Cardioneurosis. With all the tests I've done. Ruled out heart doc / lung / gastro / ent . Lump feeling in throat and heart strength weak? But did a broncho and ent checked no tumor. So how do I treat? Driving me crazy
Consider CBT: A course of cognitive-behavioral therapy focused on restructuring your thinking about your overall health -- even if it turns out that there's something minor with the heart. If your exercise tolerance is reasonably normal and you passed the basic heart tests, your heart's okay. Consider also a lifestyle change -- hitting the gym hard, making friends with athletes -- could cure you. ...Read more