Ears, Nose and Throat

Itchy Ear (Inside Canal) Causes. Remedies and Treatment

Itching of the ear is a common problem and can be very annoying when it persists despite your best efforts to scratch the area. It is often not due to anything serious but remedying an itchy ear can at times be quite difficult. The skin of the ear canal is continuous with the skin around the ear. However, this ear canal >> Read More ...

Swollen Throat Causes of Swelling, Tight Feeling

Swelling of the throat can be a serious symptom if it arises suddenly and severely affects the movement of air into and out of the lungs. It can even be deadly if it is not attended to promptly. In most cases however, throat swelling is gradual and even when severe it usually does not impede air flow. There are often other >> Read More ...

Tender Outer Ear (Auricle) and Causes of Pain

The outer ear includes the large skin and cartilage appendages we see on either side of the head (the auricle) and the ear canal until the eardrum (the external auditory canal). When we talk about outer ear pain, most of us are referring to the auricle (also known as the pinna) although the ear canal is technically part of >> Read More ...

Bleeding from Ear (Bloody Fluid, Wax) Causes, Warning Signs

We expect to see a brown colored wax from the ear when using a cotton ear swab, but the sight of blood often worries most people. It is an obvious cause for concern but may not always mean something is seriously wrong with the ear. In fact bleeding from the ears may not always mean that the blood is originating from the >> Read More ...

Burning Throat Pain Causes and Other Symptoms

Many acute illnesses, particularly infections, involve the throat. We all know the ‘classic’ sore throat that may even occur several times a year, often with a cold or the flu. The discomfort or pain in a sore throat can vary in nature. Sometimes it feels like a burning sensation or burning pain. However, there >> Read More ...

6 Ways To Remedy Ear Irritation And Discomfort In Adults

A little bit of ear discomfort now and then does not worry most of us. But it can be an early symptom of something more serious. In children, the first signs of ear discomfort should warn parents that medical attention is required. Children are prone to ear infections and the symptoms are not always typical until the >> Read More ...

How To Prevent Recurrent Tonsillitis In Children And Adults

Your tonsils are located in your throat and can be seen through your mouth. It is a collection of lymphoid tissue that is part of the immune system. When it gets inflamed, it is known as tonsillitis and is one of the common reasons for a sore throat. Although tonsillitis can occur at any age in a person with tonsils, it >> Read More ...

7 Scratchy Throat Remedies and Some of the Common Causes

A scratchy throat is a common way to describe an inflamed, itchy or irritated throat. Most of us experience throat symptoms like these many times in life. Sometimes it progresses into a full blown sore throat while at other times a scratchy throat remains as just a mild irritation and nothing else. It can last for a few >> Read More ...

Dangers of Untreated Middle Ear Infections in Children

A middle ear infection (otitis media) is the second most common infectious condition in children, after upper respiratory tract infections. Understandably many parents are not immediately concerned when otitis media is diagnosed in their children as it is so common and often just goes away on its own. Sometimes treatment >> Read More ...

Causes of Nasal Pain (On or Inside the Nose)

Pain on or in the nose can be quite distressing. We often tend to get more concerned about pain anywhere on the head, and particularly with parts of the face, than we do with pain elsewhere on the body. But many of the cause of facial pain are similar to pain that affects other parts of the body. Nasal pain is no >> Read More ...
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