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Dr. Yolanda Heman-ackah
16 Doctors shared insights

Throat Disorders (Overview)

Disorders of the throat.


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What are some severe throat disorders that require ent?

What are some severe throat disorders that require ent?

Throat problems: Recurrent tonsillitis, obstructive sleep apnea, throat swelling, throat abscess, throat cancer, prolonged hoarseness, trouble swallowing, throat trauma, enlarged tonsils, throat pain, throat infection (pharyngitis). ...Read more

Dr. Yolanda Heman-ackah
16 Doctors shared insights

Throat Disorders (Overview)

Disorders of the throat.


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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
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What are some severe throat disorders that require ent?

Throat problems: Recurrent tonsillitis, obstructive sleep apnea, throat swelling, throat abscess, throat cancer, prolonged hoarseness, trouble swallowing, throat trauma, enlarged tonsils, throat pain, throat infection (pharyngitis). ...Read more

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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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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
once
Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
once
Make sure your OCD is not a possible side effect of any of your medications
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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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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

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Overcoming Seasonal Affective Disorder (Checklist)

Buy a white light box, and use it daily
Daily
Stick to a strict sleep schedule
Once
Keep a regular schedule
Once
Keep in touch with your friends and family members
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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

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Living with Manic Depressive Disorder (Checklist)

Keep a crisis list with doctor and family phone numbers
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If I got a throat X-ray would this tell if I have thyroid disease?

If I got a throat X-ray would this tell if I have thyroid disease?

No: A blood test is the first step in evaluating thyroid disease. ...Read more

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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

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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
Once
Make sure that your child's evaluations are updated
Yearly
Meet with a psychologist
Weekly
If applicable, join a special education organization for parents
Monthly
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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

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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

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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Go to cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
Once
Exercise to reduce stress and increase endorphins
Once
Avoid alcohol to reduce anxiety and depression
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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

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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

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Living with Bipolar Disorder (Checklist)

Take your medications
Daily
Balance work and play
Once
Know your limits
Once
Visit your doctors regularly
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Good after noon! My disease is a neural lump in one's throat. It happence usually when I contact with unknown people (stranger). How should it treat?

Good after noon! My disease is a neural lump in one's throat. It happence usually when I contact with unknown people (stranger). How should it treat?

Neural lump?: I know of no disorder known as "neural lump". Any mass in the throat should be assessed by an ENT surgeon ...Read more

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I was suffered from TB disease after all program that took about six months. But, why do I have many sputum inside my throat? It's like a TB symptom.

I was suffered from TB disease after all program that took about six months. But, why do I have many sputum inside my throat? It's like a TB symptom.

TB twice?: Without knowing the details of your prior treatment, if susceptibility of your TB was known, your adherence to the medications (did you take all dosages), etc it is difficult to comment on specifics. Yes, TB can recur due to re-infection or from inadequate prior treatment. But there are also common infections/conditions to consider. See your doc for evaluation to determine cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Managing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Checklist)

Find a therapist who specializes in PTSD
Once
Join a support group with others who are dealing with PTSD
Once
Consider eye movement desensitization and reprocessing as a form of treatment, and discuss it with a therapist
Once
Learn relaxation techniques that will help you when flashbacks occur
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Could strep throat be confused with kawasaki disease?

Could strep throat be confused with kawasaki disease?

Yes: In the early stages of both diseases can look identical. Over time the picture of kawasaki emerges. If your child is being treated for "strep" without adequate culture and doesn't improve consider kawasaki. Also mononucleosis is often diagnosed when kawasaki is the the correct problem. ...Read more

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Can heart disease cause a warm sensation in your throat?

Can heart disease cause a warm sensation in your throat?

Maybe: Heart pain, or angina, comes from a lack of good blood supply to the heart. It can present in many different ways (maybe a warm throat sensation), but typically causes a heavy, crushing feeling in the central chest, which can travel to the neck or one or both arms, and is often combined with shortness of breath, sweating and nausea. It usually comes on with exertion and goes away with rest. ...Read more

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Oral disease: dry, pink bumps on the throat but no fever. Feel something stuck in the throat. What could it be?

Get examined: There is no way of making a good determination online for this type of thing. Please schedule a time to have your dentist or ENT take a look at this to determine if there is a problem that needs attention. ...Read more

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Could you have a chronic sore throat from years of bulimia now even if you're recovered almost 3 years of the disease?

Could you have a chronic sore throat from years of bulimia now even if you're recovered almost 3 years of the disease?

Consider evaluation: It's unlikely though possible if you have a history of induced vomiting. Other causes of chronic sore throat could be due to vocal cord dysfunction or untreated acid reflux. Upper endoscopy by GI specialist can assess the integrity of esophagus and evaluate acid reflux while ENT or a pulmonologist may help with vocal cord assessment ...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