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What Does An Ent Doctor Do
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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