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  • 16 hours ago

    Thyroglossal cyst

    Hi. A few years ago I realized I had something like an Adam's apple on my throat and it just surprised me because at the time I was a 14 year old girl. So I told my mom and she took me to the head and neck doctor. He told us it was a thyroglossal cyst and also said that it was better to remove it but for many reasons we never got to do it. I'm 20 now and I went to see my physician for a bronchitis a month ago, he told me that actually it was very dangerous for me to still have that cyst and....
  • Popping/crackling Eustachian tube after float tank visit

    Almost 2 months ago I had the pleasure of visiting a float tank. This is a large tub filled with very saturated Epsom salts in water. It is so concentrated you float without effort. After the float, and ever since, I have had crackling and popping in my right ear. I can temporarily clear it sometimes with yawning or blowing pressure, but the relief is very temporary. I take Singulair and Fexofenadine daily. I am wondering if the Epsom salts did something to really damage the Eustachian tubes, or....
  • 3 days ago

    I can't hear very well through my right ear

    Yesterday I was cleaning my ears with cotton swabs. I've always been told that I shouldn't do that but I never listened. I guess now I'm paying the consequences. Anyways after I finished cleaning my ears I couldn't hear very well through my right ear! Basically whenever something makes a sound it kinda feels like if there was water blocking my ear! But the weird thing is that when I put on some headphones I can listen through them just fine. Its only with my naked ear that it happens....
  • 4 days ago

    Had a form of Vertigo.

    I went to the hospital with severe dizziness, nausea and unbalance. Got out and went to an ENT who diagnosed me with "Vestibular Neuronitis". Took a Prednisone 21 tablet steroid pack. It's been 15 days and my head is still a little fuzzy and I still take the occasional wobbly step. How long do these symptoms last and will they subside completely.
  • 6 days ago

    Ear tubes following a tympanoplasty

    I was wondering if anyone has ever had to have ear tubes following a tympanoplasty? My son had a tympanoplasty about a year and 1/2 ago. He started having ear infections about 2 months ago and it hasn't cleared up. I'm wondering if they can do ear tubes since they patched his ear drum? If he does have ear tubes will his eardrum heal naturally after the tubes come out?
  • 7 days ago

    News Flash: Vitamin D Tied to Lower Risk of Colds & Infections

    There's preliminary evidence that adequate amounts of vitamin D might help lower rates of respiratory infections. Click here to read more: Deficient in Vitamin D? Try these vitamin D rich foods: . What's your favorite on the list?
  • Blew my nose and popped my ear really badly

    I've been suffering from this cough that's been caused by post nasal drip for about two weeks now. The urgent care doctor said it was likely caused by a deviated septum or allergies, though he's leaning more towards a deviated septum due to the fact I can only breathe out of one nostril at a time. Last night I went to blow my nose and all of a sudden, there was a really sharp pain in my left ear, it popped and then got all muffled (like I had a cotton ball in there). It kind of cleared....
  • 8 days ago

    Randomly moving throat/ear pain

    I am sad. I've been ill for 30 days now. It started with sore throat and drainage. I was told it was viral, and after 7 days of continued and worsening symptoms, I returned to another doc. By then, I had developed a lump in my throats which was causing extreme ear pain. I was diagnosed with strep and given 10 days of amoxicillin. All was better upon completing it, until 2 days after I was done, a dull pain on the left of my throat returned. After a day, the pain spread to my ear. I went to an....
  • 9 days ago

    Home Remody for Strep Throat

    As a child I was constantly becoming infected with strep throat. The pain has always been more intense for me. And unfortunately Due to life's daily appointments, going to a doctor isn't always an option. At least not right away. Is there a way to numb the pain or possibly even cure it without going to a doctor?
  • 11 days ago

    I have runny boogers coming out of my right eye

    I had a cold a few months ago and boogers would come out of my right eye. I have another cold now and It's back, to be clear this is not crusty or gooey discharge, it's as viscous as water. My uncle has a similar condition and he needed surgery on his tear duct. Is this something to be concerned about?