Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis is defined as inflammation of the lining of the nasal cavity as a result of an allergic response. The common allergens include house dust mite, pollens, grasses, cockroach…

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Common ENT Conditions in Children – Paediatric ENT

IntroductionChildren are prone to ENT conditions because many structures within the ENT region are developmentally immature and are prone to dysfunction (poor functioning). For example, the eustachian tube (fig 1)…

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Common Throat Symptoms

SorethroatSore throat is one of the most common symptoms seen by an ENT surgeon. There are many causes of sore throat including infection, allergy and reflux disease. Generally, it is…

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Common Nose Conditions

Nasal PolypsNasal polyps are growths found in the nose as a result of inflammation of mucous membranes of the nose and sinuses. They cause nasal obstruction, hyposmia (decrease sense of…

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Common Nose Symptoms

Nasal symptoms such as runny nose (rhinorrhea), blockage, sneezing, bleeding, pain and reduce sense of smell are common. Common causes include allergy, infection and tumor.RhinorrheaDischarge from the nose can present…

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Common Ear Conditions

Acute Otitis Media (middle ear infection)Middle ear infections usually affect children although adults are not exempt. The usual source is an ascending infection from the nasopharynx up the Eustachian tube.…

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Common Ear Symptoms

Ear symptoms are common. There are five main symptoms which include otalgia (ear pain), otorrhea (ear discharge), hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing) and dizziness (see Dizziness).OtalgiaEar pain is common and generally indicates…

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Salivary Gland Lumps

There are three major salivary glands include the parotid, submandibular and sublingual glands. In addition, there are thousands of minor salivary glands lining the oral cavity. Tumours commonly arise from…

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