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  • 11 hours ago

    6 months swollen tonsils

    This is really about my 5 year old daughter. She was never sick until Feb. last year. Feb she had a stomach bug and then in April she got an ear infection. She was 4 then. In Dec is when everything started. Since December she has had 5 ear infections (all in left, 2 in both), 2 cases of strep and 1 case of flu. During this time her tonsils have stayed swollen. Unsure what to do to help her.
  • 21 hours ago

    Lump in throat

    Hello, I'm 27 and for the last month and a half I have a sore throat. Few days ago I noticed a strange lump inside my throat, that was not there before. I have no idea what this could be. Can someone tell from the picture? Also the top of my mouth is yellowish - can be seen on the picture as well. I had my tonsils removed when I was 3 years old. I have GP appointment in two weeks but I am wondering if I should try and get early appointment? Is this something I should worry about? Thank you

  • 1 day ago

    Can't hear out of right ear - help please

    I knocked my head on a swimming pool floor, whilst swimming, I broke my braces and now cannot hear out of one ear. At first I thought it was just water but it has been 30 minutes now and I am starting to get very worried. Please help, thank you.
  • 1 day ago

    Strange cough -- dry, hacking, tickle -- no cold

    Once or twice a week, I have an unexplained dry cough, it is characterized by a very dry, closed throat, hacking sensation. Because it's a "new" sensation, I'm concerned it's a symptom of some other health issue. Occasionally it's accompanied by an intense throat tickle, which is improved by drinking water. If the cough catches me off guard and I have an especially bad "hack," a little blood has come up. Cough is unproductive, and I don't have an infection....
  • Aspergillus sinusitis & BPPV Related?

    Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): A decade ago was diagnosed w/ mild BPPV on the right side, which proved to be reliably treatable using the Eppley procedure for dislodging canaliths, w/ symptoms appearing @ most once a year & quickly controlled w/ the Eppley maneuver. However, 2 yrs ago suffered a sudden severe BPPV episode - uncontrollable eye movements, falling down & constant vomiting - that required ER treatment. A CT scan ruled out any other cause of the vertigo. I was given....
  • 1 day ago

    Issue with my larynx (pain and discomfort)

    On the upper left side of my larynx, I believe it's called the greater horn, is digging into my throat. It gets infected a lot and today I had a fever and migraine and hot sweats because of it (I think this was the cause.) I've been to the ENT twice now but it was a whole year between appointments which is a joke. The first time the specialist just looked down my throat with a light, the second time I had a pharynoscopy down my nose (I never asked for this I always said the problem was with....
  • 2 days ago

    Thirteen days since deviated septum surgery. Four days since splints removed. No noticeable improvement? Do I still have to wait?

    On Tuesday July 11th I got a septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery. Four days ago on the 20th I had the splints and cross stitch removed. However my left nostril is still a tad more blocked then my right. I followed all the instructions for post surgery except for keeping my head elevated while sleeping. Left nostril was always the blocked up one. Got the surgery because doctor said it might help with the seemingly permanent clogging of my left ear and sleep apnea. I've noticed no changes....
  • 2 days ago

    Swimmers Ear/Ciprodex

    I came back from a trip to Mexico and got diagnosed with Swimmers Ear. The pain is super bad and everything hurts (including chewing). Now I just put ciprodex in my ears and randomly they both produced a white foam over my ear canal? It didn't do this yesterday so I'm wondering if this is a normal reaction? Now my ears are super clogged and uncomfortable. Does anyone have experience with this medication?
  • 2 days ago

    Hearing loss for 6 weeks

    Hello! This is my first time posting here since i'm pretty desperate for help. I'm 14 years old and about 6 weeks ago I got a very bad earache. I went to get it checked out at my doctor and she just said my ear & tonsils were a bit red. (*however i had never gotten a cold, or sore throat before the pain started, and i never had any tonsil pain during the earache?*) She gave me Amoxiclav, vitamin C & otipax ear drops. I took all of the above for a week however none of them eased my....
  • 3 days ago

    Random coughing/sneezing fits

    Hi! At the beginning of this summer, i started to have small coughing fits and sneezing a lot. I figured this was due to allergies. I live in Central Illinois. The coughing continued, and it still happens. I don't feel like I have anything to cough up, just a dry cough. It almost always ends with a sneeze or two. The reason i'm asking is because I've noticed that doing certain things, such as bending over, will cause it. It always happens when i swallow when I'm bending over or if....