Ears, Nose and Throat

Stuffy Nose – Nasal Congestion

What Is Nasal Congestion? Nasal congestion, commonly called blocked or stuffy nose, refers to blockage of nasal passages caused by swelling of nasal mucous layer. Apart from nasal congestion, there are other causes of blocked nose. Causes of Nasal Congestion A cause of blocked nose may be suspected from symptoms, their >> Read More ...

Causes of Ear Discharge (Secretion, Fluid)

Blood, fluid and other secretions from the ear is known as otorrhea or commonly referred to as ear discharge. In otorrhea, the discharge exits through the ear and should not be confused with natural ear wax (cerumen) that occurs within the ear canal. Ear discharge should not be ignored, especially if there is  constant >> Read More ...

What is a Nasal Polyp – Growth in the Nose Cavity, Sinus

A nasal polyp is a small outgrowth of the mucous membrane tissue that lines the nasal passages and sinus cavities. When this tissue is constantly inflamed and swollen, a polyp may develop although the exact cause of the polyp formation is not known. While the term ‘growth in the nose or sinus’ seems serious, >> Read More ...

Sudden, Unilateral Hearing Loss – Deaf in One Ear

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss may vary from mild to severe (deafness) and usually affects only one side (unilateral). This type of hearing loss occurs over a short period, within a few hours or sometimes almost instantaneously. In most cases of sudden loss of hearing, the condition may spontaneously resolve with a >> Read More ...

Chronic Bad Breath (Halitosis) – Causes, Treatment, Cure

Bad breath (halitosis) is a fairly common disorder affecting most of us at some point in life. The foul odor in bad breath is not considered to be a medical disorder unless it is a long term condition (chronic) and posing a problem in our lives. Halitosis may go beyond just a dental hygiene issue and can indicate more >> Read More ...

Dental Procedures & Surgery – Root Canal, Bridges, Implants

Dental surgery and related dental procedures are often feared to be painful experiences that can be avoided by attending to your dental needs. However dental surgery and related procedures are essential for : Maintaining the health and integrity of your teeth, gum and mouth. Restoring functioning of your teeth Preventing >> Read More ...

Itchy Throat – Causes and Treatment

What is Itchy Throat? Itchy throat is an irritating sensation in the throat that provokes desire to cough. Other symptoms like pain, secretions, difficulty eating or speaking, runny nose or itchy eyes may accompany throat itch, depending on the cause. Throat Anatomy Thethroat consists from the pharynx and larynx. Picture >> Read More ...

Swimmer’s Ear (Otitis Externa)

What is Swimmer’s Ear? Swimmer’s ear is an inflammation of the outer earear canal and eventually the earlap, occurring in people who often have wet ears. It occurs mostly in children and teenagers who spend a lot of time in water, but also in persons who sweat a lot or have skin diseases. Picture >> Read More ...
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