How Is Tonsillitis Diagnosed?
There are two lumps of tissue at the back of your throat called tonsils, and there is one on each side. Tonsils filter and trap germs that could go into your airways and cause infection. Your tonsils also produce antibodies to combat infections. For some people, their tonsils get overwhelmed by bacteria or viruses and […]Read More
Does Having Throat Nodules Mean I Need Surgery?
When we speak or sing, we use our vocal cords. Also called vocal folds or voice reeds, these cords are actually folded mucous membranes that stretch across, from back to front, across the larynx (commonly called the voice box). These folds vibrate to modulate the flow of air as it is expelled from the lungs […]Read More
When Is The Right Time To Have Your Tonsils Out?
Enlarged or swollen tonsils can be difficult to deal with because they can make it hard to breathe, swallow, or speak. Deciding when the time is right to have your tonsils out depends on the seriousness of your symptoms and your doctor’s recommendations after an examination. What Are Swollen Tonsils? Tonsils are two masses of […]Read More
Is Vocal Cord Paralysis Treatable?
When your voice sounds hoarse for a couple weeks or more or you have to clear your throat often, you could have a condition known as vocal paralysis. This condition occurs when the nerve impulses that normally reach one or both of your vocal cords are disrupted. While some cases of vocal cord paralysis can […]Read More
When to See an ENT Doctor
Otolaryngology is a field of surgical medicine that deals with ENT (ear, nose, and throat) conditions. Many different conditions (some as common as snoring) warrant the need to visit an ENT. The following explanation will help describe what exactly an ENT doctor deals with on a day-to-day basis, and when it might be appropriate to […]Read More