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Questions in the Ear, Nose and Throat expert forum are answered by medical professionals and experts. Discussions should relate to ear, nose and throat issues, ear infections, nasal polyps, sore throats, and swollen glands.

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For years I have experienced intermittant smells of cigarette smoke (thought it was my dead father visiting me!). Anyway, for the past few months, I've had the smell of burning rubber or plastic in my nostrils. I keep thinking there's an...
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For a year now I have been getting small blood lumps about the size and shape of teardrops coming from my mouth they are usually solid until you touch them then they pop.This has not worried me until recently I awoke one morning with a m...
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Hello. I had a pimple in my outter ear and I scratched it and after that a bump was swollen under my ear (bellow my ear and above my jaw bone ) is that normal ? Is it a lymph node or. Another pimple? Its inside the skin and you can't re...
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Hi i have meniere's disease for 11 years. The last 5 years, no symptoms at all except for the hearing lost. Since feb 8, 2012, i have extremely loud tinnitus everyday with days of unsteadyness. I had steroid injection done feb 23, did...
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Hi, I have been having one sided nasal congestion for awhile now only in am that clears up within an hour or two upon awakening. I am a physician, so decided to look in my nose with otoscope. My right turbinate is always super swollen...
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Dear Doctor I am 28 years old male ,before two months I got sever sore throat ,dysphagia and odynophagia ,with out any other symptoms like fever and and cough,but I had nausea and I lost weight ,6 days before that I had unprotected se...
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Hello. My 42-year old husband (non-smoker, good health) has just had his third parotidectomy (multiple recurrent benign pleomorphic adenomas). Our ENT surgeon advised that the tumors would continue to come back again through his life, ...
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Hi. I am a 33 year old male. I have had what I believe to be tinnitus for about 7 years now. Normally though it is bearable and I can cope with it by masking it with a tv or radio. However, I caught a cold the week before last and on the...
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Tuesday night I was taken to the hospital via EMS due to a violent case of vertigo, nausea, and rapid heart rate. These attacks happened in waves and lasted around an hour or so. I was discharged from the ER that night. It’s been two ...
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Wanted to run some basic questions by someone else, since the ENT specialist I'm seeing isn't very helpful. I've been dealing w/ a sinus infection for a few months and antibiotics didn't get rid of it. So he ordered a CT scan, and told m...
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Hi -- this is tough to describe, but I've been getting a sharp pain on the right side of my neck, right under the jaw and not far from the ear. It seems to be triggered by swallowing, or turning my head, or sometimes talking. It's been h...
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Hi Doctor Yesterday when I woke laying on my right side i felt my ears get blocked so I decided to clean it with a cotton bud yesterday afternoon. I blocked my ear to the point where I could barely hear anything and continued to vigou...
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I have had two episodes of a right swollen Parotid. 1st time April 22 went away completly May 9 - Slight cold - no fever - Gland was warm to the touch - no treatment - went away - no dry mouth 2nd time Feb 7 2012 until now, went ...
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I need your valuable medical opinion regarding my symptoms case as follows: The symptoms that I have are: • In addition to the pain in the ears, there are also buzzing and ringing in both ears associated with pressure and fullness simi...
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I had a severe headache that lasted for about 3 days and then went away. Then on Friday the 23 of DEC about 2 or 3 days after the headache I awoke with some pain on the left side of my neck after feeling the area I Notice that the glan...
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Hi Dr, I went to the doctors as there was a noticeable lump under my neck (to the left) - been there for about 6 weeks now and got bigger. He claimed it was a cyst that needed to be removed. I went for an ultrasound and they were ab...
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Hi all - I visited a respected ENT today to discuss swelling of my tonsils due to strep. The first thing he asked me upon entering the room was if I had been hit on the nose. He showed me that the bridge of my nose does have a bluis...
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Good day doctor. After a road race last weekend, I had what felt like an allergic reaction to some wood smoke and was stuffed up for hours. I relieved the blockage with Afrin. Since then, I haven't been producing an mucus or had a r...
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For 2.5 months now I have been having issues with my throat. I'm a 37 year old male, otherwise healthy, I am a drinker and a smoker. - 2.5 months ago I had a sore throat for about a week which turned into a dull pain when swallowin...
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I have had a plugged right ear for 3 weeks. Had a hearing test and no hearing out of that ear. Went to the dr. got put on spray. Didn't work. He called an ENT as we live in a small town. My dr. thought it was acoustic neuroma but th...
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