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Dr. Yolanda Heman-ackah
14 doctors shared insights

Throat Disorders (Overview)

Disorders of the throat.


Dr. David Mann Dr. Mann
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
26 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Dr. Yolanda Heman-ackah
14 doctors shared insights

Throat Disorders (Overview)

Disorders of the throat.


Dr. Louis Gallia Dr. Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
41 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Dr. Kristi Woods Dr. Woods
Pediatrics
19 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
Once
Dr. David Mann Dr. Mann
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
26 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Dr. Mandakini Patel Dr. Patel
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
M. S. University of Baroda Medical College
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What sort of disorder is an ear-nose-throat disorder?

What sort of disorder is an ear-nose-throat disorder?

Ear nose throat dis.: Ear nose throat disorder is a vague term. Any disease that relates to ear or nose or throat can be classied in this term. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein Dr. Rothstein
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
once
Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
once
Make sure OCD is not a possible side effects of your medications
once
Dr. Myron Arlen Dr. Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
60 years in practice
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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

Dr. Farhad Sigari Dr. Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
16 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Can thyroid disease affect your throat?

Can thyroid disease affect your throat?

Maybe: Inflammation of the thyroid can give some patients significant neck/throat symptoms. But generally most thyroid nodules are without symptoms. And most thyroid dysfunction results in general symptoms rather than local symptoms (throat issues). ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren Dr. McCarren
Neurology
32 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Can anxiety disorder give you symptoms that make you feel like something in your throat and like you are going to choke?

Can anxiety disorder give you symptoms that make you feel like something in your throat and like you are going to choke?

Anxiety: Sure. This is called globus pharyngus or globus hystericus. It can be seen in anxiety, inflammation of the throat, thyroid swelling, or gerd. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is strep throat a communicable disease?

Is strep throat a communicable disease?

Yes: The term communicable means it can be spread to others. This is a common example of this process. ...Read more

Dr. Miroslava Fox Dr. Fox
Clinical Psychology
11 years in practice
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
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Living with Manic Depressive Disorder (Checklist)

Keep a crisis list with doctor and family phone numbers
Once
Dr. Selma Holden Dr. Holden
Family Medicine
9 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Dr. Richard Levenson Dr. Levenson
Clinical Psychology
28 years in practice
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
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Airy fluttering feeling in throat.. Could it be my anxiety disorder causing it?

Airy fluttering feeling in throat.. Could it be my anxiety disorder causing it?

Anxiety and the Body: Studies show that people with anxiety disorders may have much more awareness of what goes on in their bodies. While the immediate answer to your question is "perhaps." if you are really concerned why not see your physician to rule out any problem that you might have? ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
Clinical Psychology
31 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
Once
Make sure evaluations are updated
Yearly
Meet with a psychologist
Weekly
Join Spec ED Parents Organization
Monthly
Dr. Hilary Petersel Dr. Petersel
Pediatrics
14 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Is strep throat considered a kissing disease?

Is strep throat considered a kissing disease?

Yes: Historically, Infectious mononucleosis has been referred to as the kissing disease as mainly teenagers and college age children were affected and transmission is through saliva by either kissing or sharing beverages. Strep is a contagious infection and also transmitted by sharing germs either by kissing, sharing drinks, or close contact. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can you cure Syphilis unknowingly by being treated for another bacterial disease? Ie, Step throat etc.

Can you cure Syphilis unknowingly by being treated for another bacterial disease? Ie, Step throat etc.

Syphilis: This is possible, although appropriate duration of therapy may not be correct, and the stage of the syphilitic infection is important. Need more info to answer this accurately. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis Dr. Lewis
Neurosurgery
31 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Maintain cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
Once
Exercise to reduce stress and increase endorphins
Once
Avoid alcohol to reduce anxiety and depression
Once
Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What to do if I have no disease and I am not diabetic but after smoking my throat dry up and i feel to smoke more.Why?

What to do if I have no disease and I am not diabetic but after smoking my throat dry up and i feel to smoke more.Why?

Vicious cycle: Smoking itself dries the throat and air passages. You need to stop smoking if you want to get better. A dry throat or mouth is the least of the serious effects of smoking-multiple kinds of cancer, emphysema, heart disease and many other conditions. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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I suffer from anxiety disorder and today I feel like I have something stuck in my throat on left side. I'm panicking really bad about epoglottitis?

I suffer from anxiety disorder and today I feel like I have something stuck in my throat on left side. I'm panicking really bad about epoglottitis?

Anxiety and throat: A feeling of something in the throat is often associated w/anxiety. Please see your doctor to rule out medical conditions and then a mental health professional to learn stress management. See www.relaxationresponse.org Peace and good health. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more