Selecting the right ENT doctors plays a significant role in the early & accurate diagnosis of disease and effective treatment. The top 10 ENT problems which bother us are listed below.
1. Hearing loss and Tinnitus
Hearing loss can often lead to Tinnitus when you constantly hear a hissing or buzzing sound in the ear.
Age-induced hearing loss is common among older people and can even happen to anyone exposed to high sound for a prolonged period.
2. Ear infections
Ear infections can affect the inner and outer parts of the ear. Swimmer's ear or Otitis Externa is a condition resulting from water accumulating in the ear canal, causing inflammation and infection. Otitis media is another type of ear infection that primarily affects children when germs reach the middle ear and infect it.
3. Impacted earwax
While earwax prevents foreign objects and water from entering the ear and protects the ear from infection and injury, excessive wax build-up or impacted earwax may impact audibility and cause temporary hearing loss to some extent. An ENT specialist can remove excess earwax with special care.
4. Infectious myringitis
Infectious myringitis means infection of the eardrum due to bacteria or viruses.
Small blisters are visible under the microscope during visual examination. The condition can be painful and accompanied by fever, and bacterial infection is the cause in most cases. The doctor might rupture the blisters and use medications to cure the condition.
Tonsillitis is a condition caused by a tonsils infection, two oval-shaped balls of tissue located at the back of the throat. Tonsillitis can turn chronic, and patients usually have trouble swallowing and fever. AN ENT surgeon can remove the tonsils to ensure a permanent cure.
When inflammation occurs in the tissue lining the sinuses, it leads to sinusitis. Mucous trapped in the sinuses lead to bacterial infection, which manifests as blocked and congested sinuses, thick or colored mucous, and a reduced sense of smell.
7. Rhinitis or Sensitive Nose
Inflammation of the nasal cavity or Rhinitis is a condition that affects the nose. Symptoms include a blocked nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny nose. Rhinitis may be due to exposure to allergens in the house or the surrounding air and is known as allergic Rhinitis. Non-allergic Rhinitis results from temperature and hormonal changes, cigarette smoke, and strong odors.
8. Sleep apnea and snoring
Snoring is often a sign of a medical condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). A person suffering from OSA might stop breathing briefly during sleep due to intermittent blocking and relaxing of the throat muscles that obstruct the airway.
Children suffer from Nosebleeds or a bleeding nose due to ruptured blood vessels that cause tissues inside the nose to bleed. Known as Epistaxis in medical terminology, the bleeding occurs in the front part of the nose.
10. Thyroid lumps/ nodules
Thyroid lumps, either solid or liquid filled, can develop in the thyroid glands through clusters or a single nodule. Almost 90% of the nodes are benign; surgery is the only alternative if medication is insufficient to cure the condition.
Dr. KH LIM ENT CLINIC in Singapore offers reliable treatment of various ear, nose, and throat conditions. The clinic provides high-quality otolaryngology treatment and care for patients of all ages worldwide. The clinic treats the above ear, nose, and throat conditions.