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At night, my sinuses swell. Sometimes they instantly clear, else they'll clear while i'm asleep. In daytime drippy nose = atrovent (ipratropium) spray a.M. Had turbinate procedure. Ent says he can't help. Can you?

At night, my sinuses swell. Sometimes they instantly clear, else they'll clear while i'm asleep. In daytime drippy nose = atrovent (ipratropium) spray a.M. Had turbinate procedure. Ent says he can't help. Can you?

Common as we age: Many, many older people develop chronic nasal drainage/ nasal congestion for unknown reasons. Claritin or Allegra bring mixed results. Some people have great success with steroid nasal spray (a prescription). Some people use an otc sleep aid that inserts into the nostrils to widen the airway. You may have this forever without ever determining the cause or finding a great cure. ...Read more

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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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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Treat all household members with nix permethrin with dr approval
15 Min, Weekly for 2 Weeks
Check every person with lice for nits (eggs) every day
5 Min, Daily for 3 Weeks
Do a thorough cleaning of beds, sofas, and play areas. Do the laundry
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Is there a less invasive procedure to shrink tonsils than tosillectomy? I have asymmetric tonsil. Ent dr says no problem unless gets bigger. Big 4 yrs

Is there a less invasive procedure to shrink tonsils than tosillectomy? I have asymmetric tonsil. Ent dr says no problem unless gets bigger. Big 4 yrs

Most commonly time: Tonsils ; adenoids are lymph nodes exposed to what is coming in by mouth, a first line of immune system awareness. Surgical excision (cutting out the tissue) was long promoted but an ENT group, starting in the early 1980s, began their own randomized trial of surgical vs. Symptomatic treatments. Results, no benefit (except $) from surgery unless breathing was blocked or abscess under the organ(s). ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
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Try not to diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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Looking for info on sphenoid sinus disease/surgery for 8 yr old. Ped ENT observed for 1 yr & has worsened, now surgery. How rare is this procedure?

Looking for info on sphenoid sinus disease/surgery for 8 yr old. Ped ENT observed for 1 yr & has worsened, now surgery. How rare is this procedure?

It depends: Sphenoid sinus disease that causes symptoms such as headaches should be operated on if it does not respond to antibiotics. If there are no symptoms, it probably isn't necessary to do surgery unless the doctor is concerned that there is a mass in the sinus, instead of just swelling or infection. ...Read more

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I had a lump on my gum so my Ent took a cat scan and found nothing. Was this the right procedure to detect anything?

I had a lump on my gum so my Ent took a cat scan and found nothing. Was this the right procedure to detect anything?

Suspicious lump: Any suspicious spots that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks, even if they get better, should be evaluated and biopsied. This is taking a portion of the suspicious tissue for examination under a microscope. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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