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What does an allergy specialist do to treat allergies that a pcp doesn't?

What does an allergy specialist do to treat allergies that a pcp doesn't?

Comprehensive RX: Allergist can test you to determine what triggers your symptoms and discuss with you allergen avoidance and control measures. They also can desensitize you to your allergies but giving you allergy shots to provide you with long term relief from your symptoms and a chance to have good quality control of your symptoms with minimal dependence on medications. ...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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Do i need to see an allergist or an ENT doctor about my allergy?

Do i need to see an allergist or an ENT doctor about my allergy?

Depends: Your reaction to whatever your trigger is is important. If you get mainly nasal symptoms related to your allergy trigger, both can help you though an ENT will treat your nasal symptoms with treatments that can include surgery, if needed. If your allergic symptoms are more along the lines of asthma, body swelling, hives, etc. Your allergist is more appropriate. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does an elavated ptt mean and why do you need an hematology/oncologist for that?

Please tell me what does an elavated ptt mean and why do you need an hematology/oncologist for that?

Many causes: Ptt is a screening test that tests for the status of multiple coagulation factors in blood. There are a variety of reasons for prolonged PTT results. Typically, the possibilities are addressed by hematologists and can be due to factor deficiencies (acquired or genetic) or to inhibitors. Some factor deficiencies (xi, ix, viii) identified by PTT prolongation cause bleeding. Some (xii) do not. ...Read more

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Hello docs! can you tell me what could an orthopedic specialist would do for me, if anything?

Hello docs! can you tell me what could an orthopedic specialist would do for me, if anything?

What do you need son: Can't tell from the question. We deal with afflictions of bones, joints, the muscular system and the spinal system including the nerve roots and discs. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor does an endoscopy and do you need a referral to see one?

What kind of doctor does an endoscopy and do you need a referral to see one?

Depends on: Where you are and what your insurance plan requires. Usually upper endoscopy looking at your esophagus, stomach and duodenum is done by a specialist, ie a gastroenterologist. Colonoscopy is done by a specialist, either GI or colon and rectal surgeon and some general surgeons in some areas of the country. If your ins plan requires a referral to a specialist, see your pcp to obtain one beforehand. ...Read more

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What conditions does an ENT doc traet normally?

What conditions does an ENT doc traet normally?

ENT: Surgery and medical problems of head and neck, including: ear, nose, throat, neck, face sinusitis, allergy, nosebleeds throat trouble- hoarseness, pain, cancer, tonsillitis, trouble swallowing, ear infections, hearing loss skin cancer neck masses- thyroid, parotic, cysts, lymph nodes, glands, etc dizziness mouth and throat issues many others. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does a neuro ophthalmotrist do or specialise in?

Please tell me what does a neuro ophthalmotrist do or specialise in?

They "see" a lot: Neuro-ophthalmologists take care of patients with diverse diseases processes including optic neuritis, optic neuropathy, papilledema, ocular myasthenia gravis, brain tumors or strokes affecting vision, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, unexplained visual loss, headaches, diplopia, blepharospasm, and hemifacial spasm. For more information, visit http://www.nanosweb.org/ ...Read more

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What doctor do you see for the tongue?

What doctor do you see for the tongue?

Depends on issue: There is no specialty of medicine or dentistry that deals only or specifically with 'tongues'. The best doctor (ent, oral pathologist, oral surgeon, general dentist, . Pcp) would depend upon the specific issue or problem- irritation, allergy, neoplasm, laceration, thrush, viral or bacterial infections, canker sore, herpes, lichen planus, etc. Please state your issue or symptom. ...Read more

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Ent what can I do for an ear infection?

Ent what can I do for an ear infection?

Get it treated: You need to get it treated. The traditional method is antibiotics, but if you can get the inner ear to drain, then it will resolve on its own in most cases. This can be done with decongestants/nasal sprays that will reduce obstruction/inflammation surrounding the tube that connects the middle ear to the nose. If it is truly infected, it's worth getting a doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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No insurance need to know what do you do for an ear infection?

No insurance need to know what do you do for an ear infection?

Decongestion: Many countries no longer treat ear infections. Uncomplicated ear infections will resolve if they drain which can be done with decongestants. The key is to open up the tube that runs from the ear to the nose and allows for drainage. ...Read more

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What can cause your eye to twitch, and what do I need to do? Or who do I need to see about it? Would it contain seeing a neoroligist?

What can cause your eye to twitch, and what do I need to do? Or who do I need to see about it? Would it contain seeing a neoroligist?

Ocular irritation: Likely causes of twitching of the eyelid (eyelid myokymia )are related to ocular surface irritation, whether its from dry eyes, eyelid inflammation, allergies, dust, wind, medications, too much caffeine, or stress. First trial artificial tears 4-6 times per day. Warm compresses and lid massages may also help. See an eye md if these don't help. ...Read more

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What do you do for an outie?

What do you do for an outie?

Not necessarily.: An "outie" navel does not necessarily mean that you have an umbilical hernia. Ask your doctor to perform a physical exam to evaluate. If you do have a hernia, surgical repair is safe and effective. However, not all umbilical hernias need to be fixed. Those that are growing or causing symptoms should be fixed. ...Read more

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What could I do to make an appointment to see a ENT specialist ?

What could I do to make an appointment to see a ENT specialist ?

ENT: I would consult directly with your family physician. He or she may have particular ENT specialists that they work with. Your physician's office may be able to assist with arranging for session with one of those otolaryngologists. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor tell me I need an esophagogastroduodenoscopy?

Why would a doctor tell me I need an esophagogastroduodenoscopy?

Endoscopy: Your doctor is trying to determine the cause of abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, swallowing difficulties, gastric reflux, anemia, unexplained weight loss, or bleeding in upper GI tract. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what does a doctor have to see / do to check for scoliosis?

How do I know exactly what does a doctor have to see / do to check for scoliosis?

X-rays and exam: A physical exam of the spine is helpful to identify the severity of the deformity clinically. Full length xrays of the spine are needed to judge radiographically the severity of the curve or if a curve is present. ...Read more

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What things would an ENT doctor do differently than a regular doc?

What things would an ENT doctor do differently than a regular doc?

In what context: Ents usually will perform a more concentrated exam of the head and neck, if necessary. Ents have specially equipment , like flexible laryngoscope to look at the larynx (vocal cords), microscopes to look at the middle ear and ear drum magnified and telescopes to look up inside the nose and the openings where the sinuses drain, if symptoms or signs warrant. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does the doctor do if you have a yeast infection?

Can doctors tell me what does the doctor do if you have a yeast infection?

Some options: Your physician could prescribe Diflucan (fluconazole) which is an oral antifungal medication that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). Another option is a vaginal cream, ointment, suppository for several days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Some people require maintenance tx. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of doctor should I see for a deviated septum?

Can you tell me what kind of doctor should I see for a deviated septum?

Either...: A plastic surgeon or otolaryngologist (ENT) with experience in treating functional problems of the nose. ...Read more

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What does the doc do for an enlarged uterus?

What does the doc do for an enlarged uterus?

Several choices: The size of the enlarged uterus, associated signs and symptoms, and the cause of the enlarged uterus gives a range of options from observation to hysterectomy. Speak to your physician to find out what they recommend. ...Read more

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What exactly does a physician do to check for scoliosis?

What exactly does a physician do to check for scoliosis?

Xrays: In many cases, the findings on a patient with even a large scoliosis curve can be subtle. This is in part why schools will screen for scoliosis. The most common findings are an asymmetry in the hips and pelvis, an elevation of one shoulder, and a rib hump, otherwise known as an asymmetric trunk rotation. An xray is the definitive test. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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