Ears, Nose and Throat

Cholesteatoma Meaning, Symptoms, Recurrence, Surgery, Video

The middle ear lies behind the eardrum and is separated from the inner ear by the round and oval window. This area is somewhat shaped like a box with six walls. It contains the auditory ossicles (hearing bones) that transmits vibrations from the eardrum to the hearing apparatus in the inner ear. A hollow cavity known as >> Read More ...

Post-Nasal Drip (Mucus, Phlegm, Pus Draining Back of Throat)

The mucosal epithelium lining the nasal passages ensures that a constant supply of mucus maintains the health of upper respiratory tract. The movement of air has a drying effect so the mucus keeps the area moistened. Dust and airborne microbes are trapped in the mucus and not allowed to travel deeper into the respiratory >> Read More ...

Congested Sinuses , Sinus Inflammation and Infection (Sinusitis)

The paranasal sinuses are hollow air-filled cavities in the skull. There are four pairs of paranasal sinuses known as the frontal, sphenoid, ethmoid and maxillary sinuses. These cavities are lined with a mucous membrane and its secretions usually drain through small openings (ostia) into the nasal cavity. Since the sinuses >> Read More ...

Sinus Cavities (Paranasal Sinuses) Location, Anatomy, Pictures

The sinus cavities, proper term paranasal sinuses, are hollow air-filled cavities in the skull located around the nasal cavity. These rather unassuming pockets in theĀ  skull bone may have several important functions and are also prone to diseases that affect the nasal cavity. All the paranasal sinuses are connected to >> Read More ...

Nasal Infection – Symptoms and Causes of an Infected Nose

The most common type of nasal infection is infectious rhinitis. Viral rhinitis is frequently seen throughout the world and is known by the more widely used term – the common cold. It is an acute infection, with symptoms lasting for about 2 to 3 days, and resolving spontaneously without any treatment. However, an >> Read More ...

Throat Pain When Swallowing

Swallowing is reflex that is largely involuntary. Only the first stage of swallowing, known as oral swallowing is under voluntary control, where the tongue pushes the chewed food to the back of the throat. The swallowing process then continues with pharyngeal and esophageal swallowing. Normally, swallowing should be >> Read More ...
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