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  • 7 hours ago

    Uncommon Issue: Clicking with apparent connection to engagement of the soft palate, ear popping when swallowing

    7 months ago or so, I noticed a certain clicking noise that seemed to be coming from my nasopharynx area when I said certain words. "Favor," "cookie," and "papa" to name a few. Although this clicking is not particularly noticeable to others, it is indeed audible if they know to be listening for it or if we are in a quiet space. It is very audible to myself and, more importantly, very audible to a microphone. As an aspiring voice actor, this issue has caused me much consternation....
  • 9 days ago

    Second opinion

    My son has a high fever, treated with Tylenol it went down to 100 degrees, a red, sore throat and red patches inside his mouth. He also has a rash with tiny blisters that is all over but more pronounced around his mouth,on the backs of his hands, tops of his feet and around his rear. He also has diarrhea. His doctor examined him today and although the test came back negative for strep she determined that it was still the most likely cause. Could he have strep and something else? Like hand, foot and....
  • 14 days ago

    Devices for improving hearing

    My grandmother has a decrease in hearing, and we worry that it can get even worse that's why we are looking for a hearing device - to improve at least a bit her hearing. Which ones can you recommend?
  • 18 days ago

    baby bird

    my 36 year old son has blown what looks like a fetal baby bird out of his nose, this isn't the first time. What is it. It even looks like it has guts.
  • 1 month ago

    The Back Of My Mouth Is Asymmetrical

    The part of the back of my mouth that's below my uvula is not symmetrical. One flap is smaller than the other and appears to be attached to the back and the other is larger and definitely is not attached. I'm wondering whether or not this is normal, and also if this has anything to do with the fact that I had my tonsils removed about eight years ago.
  • 1 month ago

    Plugged ears

    My ears have been plugged for 5 months with occasional relief by laying flat on my back or with my head between my knees. I have had 2 rounds of prednisone, and use 2 different nasal decongestant sprays. Doctor is recommending either ear tubes or a Balloon Stretching of the Eustachian tube. Which has a better success rate?
  • 1 month ago

    my right ear

    I have been hearing crackling noises in right ear for a week now. no pain except headache for last two days. Sounds like theres an open can of soda in my ear. it comes and goes but im scared i will wake up in excruciating pain. Someone told me to us ear relief drops and a cotton ball . the drops say it is basically a drying solution. I dont know if thats what i should do cause another person told me it made her problem 3x worse. Any suggestions for OTC help?? No insurance
  • 1 month ago

    Infection after Sinus Surgery

    Hello everyone. My 16 year old son had a deviated septum surgery in January (2019). He seemed to be healing normally in his post-op visit, but by late February and March, we were noticing he still was congested and could not breathe any better than before surgery. We took him in for a follow up appointment and they took a culture and discovered staph infection in his nasal passages. He was treated with oral antibiotics. They didn't work, so he was prescribed an antibiotic/steroid rinse. That....
  • 1 month ago

    Clogged Ears after Ear and Sinus Infection

    I was diagnosed with a bilateral ear infection in both ears plus a sinus infection on 11/5. Since that time my ears have been clogged with difficulty hearing. I am now on steroids (4 days) and I feel like my hearing has improved a little but the clogged feeling is not going away. I do have constant post nasal drip, could this have something to do with it? My ENT thinks I have sensorineural hearing loss as they gave me a hearing test at the height of my ear infection and I did not pass ( which I feel....
  • 1 month ago

    One side of nose mostly blocked unbreathable, and it changes side

    so ive noticed one side of my nose stays blocked almost all the time. ive i lay on bed facing left side up, the left side of my nose will be the only one breathing. my right side will be blocked. if i change side and face the right side up, then only my right side will breath. idk what it causes it, other than that i have no problems or any other symptom.