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Lauren de Moreno, MD  
Female, 35
Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky
Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery
859-257-5405
Lexington, KY
My Posts
Jul 03, 2012 in the Allergy Community - 1
You might have been exposed indirectly by someone you came in contact with who may have been around a horse at some point.
Jul 03, 2012 in the Ear, Nose & Throat Community - 4
Having your tonsils and adenoids removed helps reduce the amount of Strep throats, but it doesn't eliminate your susceptibility to catch viruses which can cause throat infections. Your sore throat may be due to acid reflux as it takes less acid to cause throat changes than actual heartburn. If you don't have any other underlying immune problem, yo...
Jun 27, 2012 in the Ear, Nose & Throat Community - 4
You might require a hearing test as nerve-related hearing loss can present with a sensation of fullness in the ears in the absence of any fluid build-up. The ringing in the ears may be a sign for this as well. There are several reasons why you might have a loss of taste/smell. The most common reason is nasal obstruction which can be determined with an exam...
Jun 27, 2012 in the Ear, Nose & Throat Community - 1
There are several reasons why you may have a loss of smell/taste. The most common reason is nasal obstruction which can be determined by examination by an ENT. He/she may want to examine you with a scope inside of the nose to make this determination. Also, viral illnesses and head trauma have also been known to cause this problem. But, sometimes we never ...
Jun 22, 2012 in the Hearing Loss Expert Forum - 2
I guess your abbreviation "cdHL" means "conductive hearing loss." I assume that the ENT saw a fluid build-up in the middle ear. This often happens from Eustachian tube dysfunction. This is the tube that runs from the middle ear to the back of the nose and is responsible for draining the ear. Antihistamines, like betahistine, have been ...
Jun 19, 2012 in the Ear, Nose & Throat Community - 2
The problem could be with your ear, your jaw joint, or even with your parotid gland which is the saliva gland that sits in front of your ear. I would recommend an evaluation with an ENT. We would be happy to see you at UK HealthCare. You can call 800-333-8874 or go online at ukhealthcare.uky.edu/appointment to request an appointment.
Jun 19, 2012 in the Ear, Nose & Throat Community - 1
If you are still doing saline irrigations, this may have caused problems with your Eustachian tubes as they open into the back of your nose. I would recommend you see the surgeon who did your surgery for an evaluation.
Jun 19, 2012 in the Ear, Nose & Throat Community - 1
If you are concerned, you might want to call the ENT who performed the procedure. White patches are common post-operative changes that occur in the tonsil bed if a device called a "coblator" was used, but there should not be any masses. If she can barely swallow, she is at risk for dehydration. If she is not urinating very much or starts running ...
Jun 06, 2012 in the Allergy Community - 2
Sometimes it is related to genetics, but, in most people, you have to have a repeated exposure to a particular allergen to develop an allergic response.
May 23, 2012 in the Ear, Nose & Throat Community - 2
If you are have a transnasal laryngoscopy, the physician cost is approximately $100 if done in a non-facility or $70 if done in a facility. However, many hospital-owned facilities may charge you a separate "facility fee," which varies from institution to institution.