ENT or otorhinolaryngology is a branch of medicine that deals with hearing, balance, smell, and taste disorders. They also describe the conditions which interfere with voice, breathing, and swallowing and contains the treatment modalities. In addition, head and neck lesions and tumors and their treatment procedures are explained in it. It also includes the cosmetic surgeries of the face and other head and neck surgeries of the ear, nose, and throat.
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Why do I have difficulty breathing along with a blocked nose despite eating healthy food and exercising regularly?
Query: Hi doctor, Sometimes I feel difficulty in breathing. I eat healthy food, doing exercise, and runing daily, and I do not feel any problems at that time. I do not feel any pain in my heart or lungs, but for two to three days, sometimes my nose is blocked due to a cold. I want to know if this is a seri... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly get your EKG (electrocardiogram) done to rule out if you have any cardiac problems. Doing exercise is best, do not stop it. I would like to congratulate you on that. Do 30 minutes of walking or brisk walking and exercise daily. Do yoga and meditation. Eat good fo... Read Full »
I need to have dental work done. Will it worsen hyperacusis?
Query: Hello doctor,I suffer from hyperacusis. I need to have dental work done and I am scared to death that the sensitivity will get worse. I keep reading opposing opinions on wearing ear plugs and ear muffs. If I have an IV sedation, my ears are still getting the noise from the drill. I do not know what... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dental work up will not increase hyperacusis. It may cause a radiating pain to the ears. Ear plugs or muffs do not help. In fact, they may worsen the symptoms. Did you undergo any hearing tests prior to taking an IV sedation? Revert with more information ... Read Full »
Can cold and sinus problem aggravate my peptic ulcer symptoms?
Query: Hello doctor,I have been diagnosed with peptic ulcer four months back, and I was put on Omeprazole. I took it for three and a half weeks, but then due to horrendous side effects and the need for an H.pylori test, I stopped taking it for around 10 days. The H.pylori test came back negative. I was th... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most likely, your symptoms are aggravated by the sinus infection. As H.pylori is negative and you are responding to Lansoprazole, I do not think an urgent endoscopy is required. I would suggest you switch over to Nexium (Esomeprazole), initially take it 40 mg twice... Read Full »
What is the cause of an ear block after being exposed to the cold wind?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a female who lives in a cold country. For the past week, I have had blocked ears. It all started last Saturday when suddenly the right ear became blocked, and I tried all methods it did not work and the next onwards the left ear also blocked. Sometimes I feel when I inhale, the ri... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Did your ENT (ear, nose, and throat) doctor say whether your eardrums were normal or congested? Was there any perforation? Do you have ear pain also, or do you just have a blocking sensation? What you are experiencing is eustachian tube... Read Full »
Is sore throat a side effect of a COVID-19 booster shot?
Query: Hi doctor, I got a mild sore throat and some other side effects like fever a few hours after getting my COVID-19 booster shot. I wonder if it is likely that I caught COVID right before taking the booster or if the booster itself could have caused the sore throat? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Generally, COVID vaccines are not known to cause sore throat, but a few incidences are reported. Fever is a well-documented side effect of the vaccine. So either you got a sore throat and fever due to the vaccine, or you caught an infection c... Read Full »
I am suffering from tinnitus for the past 16 months and my audiometry is normal. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have had an ear problem for the last 16 months and, I experience tinnitus that appears while protruding and clenching the jaw. I had an audiometry test which appeared normal. I also saw my stomatologist seven months ago, who fitted me with a nightguard, and I have had 10 sessions of p... Read Full »
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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The causes of tinnitus are often poorly understood. You have a history of 16 months; therefore, local conditions like otitis externa or wax do not seem likely to be the cause. Now that jaw movements accentuate this, the temporomandibular joint might be the cause.... Read Full »
What is causing my jaw pain and ear clogging?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old male. I have pain on the right side of my jaw, associated with clogging of the right ear. Sometimes the pain radiates to the right side of the head. Audiometry reports are normal. What might be the problem? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The ear, nose, throat, head, and jaw are all closely related. Any problem in one will affect the others as well. So, there are various possibilities that might cause jaw pain. They could be: Any boil, infection or excessive wax in the ear. An infected tooth, imp... Read Full »
Can brain problems cause dizziness with neck pain?
Query: Hi doctor, I recently went to the ER for dizziness. My blood work came back normal. I am a 28 year old female. The doctor told me that it was a sinus headache, but nothing seems to change. I still wake up dizzy with neck pain. There could something be wrong with my brain. I am much worried Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is nothing to worry. This a common problem and rarely a matter of concern. The most probable diagnosis is a cervical problem. Rarely brain is involved and especially in the elder. It occurs due to compression of nerves between spine. Does this neck pain increase... Read Full »
I had CT scan for swollen lymph node in the neck. Kindly give your report.
Query: Hello doctor, Kindly give a report of my CT scan. I had CT scan for swollen lymph node in the left neck, posterior cervical. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please find the CT scan report as below (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Contrast enhanced CT neck, • Bilateral neck spaces appear normal. • Visualized neck vessels appear normal in course and caliber. • Thyroid, submandibular and ... Read Full »
I have a recurring sharp headache from the past few months. Should I go to the doctor?
Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old male. I am fairly active. For three to four months now, I have been experiencing random sharp pains behind my right ear on the back of my head. This has also been followed by increased head pressure and regular throbbing headaches. Few weeks, these symptoms only ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know further details about your problem: Did you have these headaches any time before the last three or four months? In which other areas of your head, have you felt the pain? What kind of a headache is it? Does the pain feel like a heaviness, throbbing... Read Full »