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  • 1 day ago

    loss of smell and taste

    Has anyone had a lot of inflammation in the sinuses to lose their taste and smell?
  • 1 day ago

    Loss of smell and taste

    For quite some time, I have had no or very little sense of smell and taste. Every now and then, I'll get it back briefly. When I don't have it, I can still tell (somehow) when something is sweet, salty, etc. I had a full sinus work up and x-ray series - nothing there.
  • 3 days ago

    Why Is there Lice in my ear and eyebrows?!

    So I just got a case of head lice a couple days ago but this morning I found lice had gone into my ear. I woke up at 4 AM this morning and my left ear felt odd and soon after waking up I heard and felt something moving around inside my ear. I panicked and jumped out of bed and went to the bathroom and got out cotton earbuds. Using them I got 3 adult Lice out. I'm not sure if there are more but I fear that one of the adults may have laid eggs in my ear. While I was doing this I found lice had....
  • 3 days ago

    Tonsillitis

    It's currently August and i've had pharyngitis since November. At times I get really sick but it goes away like maybe a day later or two days. I've had all the symptoms of tonsillitis expect having a fever. i've waited but I just can't seem to get a fever. I would appreciate it if someone can reply telling me if I should wait longer or just have the doctor take them out.
  • 3 days ago

    Tonsillitis

    I'm taking prednisone and clindamycin for it. Can i take anything over the counter for pain?
  • 3 days ago

    Crooked Nose (previously broken)

    I've played soccer at a highly competitive level my whole life and a while ago, going up for a header, I went nose to head with someone. Since then it has been broken. I do not breath as well through my left nostril as a result and while i know no one's face is completely symmetrical, mine is even more unsymmetrical than normal. I'm just curious if there is a way to correct this, whether it is strategically breaking it again or having surgery, what can I do to fix it?
  • 3 days ago

    Sinus Infection with no determined cause?

    My story is long, so I will try to make it short. About a year ago, after moving into a new college dorm on campus, I developed a sinus infection along with a whole slew of symptoms doctors couldn't seem to put together. It has progressed to just being 24 hour sinus congestion with post nasal drip and the occasional brain splitting headache. I have gone to specialists but all of their treatments seem to only relieve me temporarily. After trying every over the counter medication available, I have....
  • 3 days 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....
  • 3 days ago

    Ear Drops Going From Ear Into Throat?

    Im not sure if the ear drops I’m taking are going into my throat or not. When I applied them to my left ear the sensation felt completely different from the right. Would it be extremely obvious if they did go down my throat and what would it feel like? Would it be right at the back, center or side of my throat? I also don’t recall tasting anything, if that helps. Additional information if needed. The ear drops are prescribed by my ent: Clotrimazole topical solution 1% (inactive ingrediant: polyethylene....
  • 3 days ago

    ear pain when swallowing and sore scalp

    It started with cold like symptoms including a minor sore throat and lots of yellowish green mucus. I treated it like a normal cold using home remedies and those symptoms went away after a week but during this my ear would hurt everytime I swallowed only on one side. Certain spots on my head also hurt when touched or my hair moves like my scalp is very sore in those places. I tried to look for any change in the skin on my scalp but haven't noticed any difference. Thinking that it is an ear infection....