Ear - Nose - Throat (ENT)

Otorhinolaryngology

ENT is a surgical subspecialty within medicine that deals with the surgical and medical management of conditions of the head and neck. Patients seek treatment from an otorhinolaryngologist for diseases of the ear, nose, throat, base of the skull, head, and neck. These commonly include functional diseases that affect the senses and activities of eating, drinking, speaking, breathing, swallowing, and hearing. In addition, ENT surgery encompasses the surgical management and reconstruction of cancers and benign tumors of the head and neck as well as plastic surgery of the face and neck.

Sign of Ear, Nose & Throat Problems:

  • Runny Nose
  • Sore Throat
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Hearing Loss
  • Snoring
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Tonsil
  • Ear Noise
  • Nose Bleeds

Common ENT Problems:

There are many different ear, nose, and throat (ENT) disorders and an even greater variety of characteristic symptoms. The following list involves the four most common ENT disorders.
  • Ear Infections (Otitis)

Ear infections are very common, particularly in children. Inflammation can also occur in your ears; cold and flu viruses often cause the pain.

The symptoms of ear infections:
  • Fever
  • Difficulty hearing
  • Itchy around the ears
  • Strep Throats

Strep throat is an infection in the throat and tonsils caused by bacteria called group A Streptococcus.

The symptoms of Strep Throats:

  • Sore throat that can start very quickly
  • Pain when swallowing
  • Fever
  • Sinusitis

Sinusitis is an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses. Sinuses are hollow spaces within the bones between your eyes, behind your cheekbones, and in your forehead.

The symptoms of Sinusitis:
  • Pain, tenderness and swelling around your eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead
  • Loss of smell and taste
  • Fever
  • Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night's sleep, you might have sleep apnea. In adults, the most common cause of obstructive sleep apnea is excess weight and obesity, which is associated with soft tissue of the mouth and throat.

The symptoms of Sleep Apnea:
  • Morning headache
  • Loud Snoring
  • Stopped breathing during sleep