Sleep Disorder Breathing in Children

October 12th, 2017 by admin in Paediatric Otolaryngology, Sleep Clinic Comments Off on Sleep Disorder Breathing in Children

Enlarged tonsils and adenoids are the most common cause of obstructive sleep apnea in children. Remember that obstructive sleep apnea is not a clinical diagnosis, but is made on a result of sleep study. Sleep study can differentiate between certain conditions, which appear to be the same, but are very different in terms of their […]

Outer Ear Infections

October 4th, 2017 by admin in Ear Clinic Comments Off on Outer Ear Infections

Summer is coming. We are all looking forward to the beach and swimming. This is the season that we are more likely to get outer ear infections. Outer ear infections or otitis externa are usually caused when people swim in water with high bacteria counts and there is some minor injury in the ear canal […]

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) in Otolaryngology

September 21st, 2017 by admin in Ear Clinic Comments Off on Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) in Otolaryngology

Jaw joint dysfunction is a common cause of earache. Earache, headache, neck pain caused by TMJ is often called myofascial pain syndrome. The chewing muscles are large. They have a large attachment to the side of your face and neck. If the jaw joint is out of alignment, you can get altered tension causing discomfort […]

Spring is the time for nasal allergies

September 13th, 2017 by admin in Nose Clinic, Paediatric Otolaryngology Comments Off on Spring is the time for nasal allergies

The germination of various of grasses and pollen around this time of the year is associated with seasonal hay fever or allergic rhinitis. Nasal allergies in spring time is characterised by itchy nose, sneezing, and runny nose, often in conjunction with red, itchy and runny eyes. If you get these symptoms, the most effective way […]

Neck Lumps in Children

August 23rd, 2017 by admin in Paediatric Otolaryngology Comments Off on Neck Lumps in Children

Neck lumps in children are very common. In most cases, these are caused by enlarged lymph nodes as a reaction to an infection nearby. Although they can be very alarming to parents, they are very rarely serious. They are more common in children under the age 5, as children at that age tend to get […]

Does your nose drip?

August 15th, 2017 by admin in Nose Clinic Comments Off on Does your nose drip?

Do you wake up in the morning with your nose dripping, particularly when it’s cold? Does your nose run at the sight or the smell of the food? You probably have a condition called cholinergic rhinitis, which is due to the imbalance of the nerve supply to the lining of your nose. In the early […]

Hoarseness – Shall I be concerned?

August 9th, 2017 by admin in Throat Clinic, Voice Clinic Comments Off on Hoarseness – Shall I be concerned?

Hoarseness is a symptom. It is not a disease. It is a general term that describes any abnormalities in how the voice sounds. When hoarse, the voice may sound breathy, raspy, strained, soft, or there may be a pitch, such as a high pitch or low pitch. Changes in sounds that are heard are usually […]

Techniques Of Tonsillectomy

July 28th, 2017 by admin in Mouth, Throat Clinic Comments Off on Techniques Of Tonsillectomy

There has been a lot of attention in the media recently about different techniques of doing tonsillectomy, particularly the potential role for newer technologies, such as using a harmonic scalpel or a coblator. Although these products are being heavily promoted, the review of the literature shows that how your tonsillectomy is done, that is to […]

Why can’t I breathe after my rhinoplasty?

July 19th, 2017 by admin in Nose Clinic Comments Off on Why can’t I breathe after my rhinoplasty?

Why can’t I breathe after my rhinoplasty? I recently had an operation on my nose to reduce the size of it and make it look better. I am reasonably happy with how it looks but now when I take a big breath, my nose blocks up… The most common cause of nasal obstruction after rhinoplasty […]

Hoarseness in Professional Voice Users

July 5th, 2017 by admin in Voice Clinic Comments Off on Hoarseness in Professional Voice Users

Remember that change of voice for over a week, particularly when you have not had an upper respiratory tract infection, can be an indicator of significant laryngeal pathology. If you are a smoker, your risk of getting a cancer in the upper aerodigestive tract in the larynx is significantly increased. So it’s important that you […]