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Posts With Category: ‘throat’

How is Pharyngitis Treated?

Young woman with a sore throat drinking tea
March 12th, 2019

What is Pharyngitis? Pharyngitis is the technical term for one of the most common forms of a sore throat, which is caused by a temporary inflammation of the pharynx. The pharynx is the membrane-lined cavity located behind the mouth and nose. It connects both of these to the esophagus. It is one of the most […]

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How Is Tonsillitis Diagnosed?

Female Doctor Doing Throat Examination On Older Man
November 27th, 2018

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 […]

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Does Having Throat Nodules Mean I Need Surgery?

Female Doctor checking male patients throat
November 20th, 2018

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 […]

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When Is The Right Time To Have Your Tonsils Out?

Female patient describes symptoms to doctor
November 8th, 2018

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 […]

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Is Vocal Cord Paralysis Treatable?

Sore throat woman on gray background
August 22nd, 2018

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 […]

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When to See an ENT Doctor

ENT Doctor Examining Woman
December 13th, 2016

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 […]

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