Otolaryngology is the science about ear, nose, throat, and the related diseases. Otolaryngologist or, in other words, an ear, nose, and throat doctor, takes care of diagnosis and treatment of the patients’ ear, nose, and throat diseases.
Otolaryngologists treat in case of the following and other common diseases:
Hearing disorders, etc.
During the consultation, the otolaryngologist performs the necessary instrumental examinations, as well as performs cleaning of ear canal or nose, auditory tube purging, removal of sulphur plug from the ear or foreign body from the ear, nose and throat, etc. Professional otolaryngologists at the clinic “Nefrida” consult, diagnose and treat all patients with nasal, ear, pharyngeal, throat, and vocal cord disfunctions.
Often, after the procedure in the doctor’s office, patients have questions that they do not dare to ask during the visit or that come to mind only later. In this section, you will find in advance all the most useful information that you should know in the post-procedural period.
When should you not delay seeing an otolaryngologist?
When the throat starts to hurt, the temperature rises, the sore throat seems to resemble angina, but it becomes difficult to swallow, this indicates that it is a peritonsillar abscess that requires inpatient treatment. It is also necessary to appear in case of long, self-limiting hoarseness or ear congestion.
How to properly clean ears?
It is best to clean them not with an earpick, but with the corner of a towel or napkin. No need to try to clean as deep as possible.
If you are hesitating whether you really want to make an appointment for a procedure in our clinic, we invite you to read the frequently asked questions section prepared by our doctors. In it, you will find all the answers to your questions even before the procedure, so you can feel confident in your choice!
When should you visit an otolaryngologist?
If you have a prolonged runny nose, sore throat or ears, hoarseness and these symptoms do not go away within 7-10 days.
How to recognize chronic sinusitis?
Chronic sinusitis manifests itself with the following symptoms: long-term stuffy nose, difficulty in breathing through the nose, severe weakening or complete disappearance of the sense of smell, headache in the forehead and cheekbones. Symptoms persist for more than 12 weeks.
What does a prolonged sore throat indicate?
Most often, a persistent sore throat can be a sign of several things: gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), which occurs when stomach acids irritate the lining of the throat, or irregular breathing that dries out the mouth.
My ear hurts. What causes pain?
Ear pain signals the onset of inflammation. It is not difficult to treat uncomplicated acute otitis media – it is enough to take painkillers, and the painful ear can be warmed with salt or semolina compresses. If the pain worsens and does not go away, consult a doctor.
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