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Ear, Nose, and Throat
Learn about ear, nose, and throat health
When you have plugged ears, a runny nose, and a sore throat, you might just assume that you have a cold. But not all ear, nose, and throat symptoms are caused by the common cold. Checking up on your symptoms is important. What may seem harmless could turn into something more serious. Knowing what is causing your ear, nose, or throat symptoms can help you find the right treatment. Our topics can show you different health problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Find the right treatment, or learn what you can do to care for yourself at home.
Find out more about your ear, nose, and throat symptoms in topics such as:
- Acupressure Bands for Motion Sickness
- Age-Related Hearing Loss
- Allergic Rhinitis
- Allergy Shots for Allergic Rhinitis
- Bad or Changed Breath
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Blocked Eustachian Tubes
- Blocked Tear Ducts: Endoscopic and Laser Dacryocystorhinostomy
- Blocked Tear Ducts: Infracturing
- Brandt-Daroff Exercise for Vertigo
- Broken Nose (Nasal Fracture)
- Causes of Snoring and Sleep Apnea
- Chemical Ablation for Vertigo
- Classification of Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
- Cochlear Implants
- Complications of Allergic Rhinitis
- Complications of Ear Infections
- Complications of Sinusitis
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Disc Battery in the Nose
- Diuretics for Ménière's Disease
- Dry Coughs
- Ear Canal Problems (Swimmer's Ear)
- Ear Infection and Hearing Loss
- Ear Infections
- Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger
- Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 12 and Older
- Ear Problems: Changes in Air Pressure
- Endoscopic Surgery for Sinusitis
- Epley and Semont Manoeuvres for Vertigo
- Evaluating Your Child's Hearing
- Facial Injuries
- Facial Problems, Non-Injury
- Frequent Nosebleeds
- Ginger for Motion Sickness
- Harmful Noise Levels
- Hay Fever and Other Seasonal Allergies
- Hearing Aids
- Hearing Loss
- Hearing Protectors
- How We Hear
- Labyrinthitis and Vestibular Neuritis
- Living With More Than One Health Problem
- Medical History for Allergic Rhinitis
- Medicines That Cause Hearing Loss
- Ménière's Disease
- Ménière's Disease and Sodium
- Mild, Moderate, and Severe Vertigo
- Monitoring During Anesthesia
- Mononucleosis (Mono)
- Mononucleosis Complications
- Motion Sickness
- Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
- Nose Injuries
- Object Stuck in a Child's Airway
- Object Stuck in the Throat
- Objects in the Ear
- Objects in the Nose
- Oral Breathing Devices for Snoring
- Over-the-Counter Medicines for Allergies
- Physical Examination for Mononucleosis
- Pregnancy: Nosebleeds and Bleeding Gums
- Pressure Injuries From Scuba Diving
- Radiofrequency Palatoplasty for Snoring
- Recurrent Ear Infections and Persistent Effusion
- Removal of Nasal Adhesions
- Repair of a Deviated Septum (Septoplasty)
- Repair of Choanal Atresia
- Repair of Nasal Septal Perforation
- Repair of Oromaxillary Fistula
- Ringing in the Ears (Tinnitus)
- Rubber Bulbs
- Saltwater Washes (Nasal Saline Lavage or Irrigation) for Sinusitis
- Scarlet Fever
- Screening for Hearing Problems
- Sinus Surgery for Sinusitis
- Sleep Apnea
- Sleep Apnea: Fibre-Optic Pharyngoscopy
- Sleep Apnea: Less Common Surgeries
- Sleep Apnea: Oral Devices
- Sleep Apnea: Uvulopalatoplasty
- Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Snoring and Sleep Apnea: Physical Examination
- Sore Throat and Other Throat Problems
- Stages of Sleep Apnea
- Stopping a Nosebleed
- Strep Throat
- Strep Throat Complications
- Strep Throat: Home Treatment
- Swallowed Button Disc Battery, Magnet, or Object With Lead
- Swimmer's Ear (Otitis Externa)
- Symptoms of Ear Infection
- Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring
- Tracheostomy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Treating a Sore Throat Caused by Post-Nasal Drip
- Tubes for Ear Infections
- Types of Allergens
- Types of Allergic Rhinitis
- Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty for Snoring
- Vertigo: Level 1 (Easy) Balance Exercises
- Vertigo: Level 2 (Harder) Balance Exercises
- Vertigo: Senses That Help Your Balance and Position
- Vertigo: Walking Exercises
- Voice Problems
- Allergies: Should I Take Allergy Shots?
- Ear Infection: Should I Give My Child Antibiotics?
- Ear Problems: Should My Child Be Treated for Fluid Buildup in the Middle Ear?
- Hearing Loss: Should I Get Hearing Aids?
- Sinusitis: Should I Have Surgery?
- Sinusitis: Should I Take Antibiotics?
- Sleep Apnea: Should I Have a Sleep Study?
- Sleep Apnea: Should I Have Surgery?
- Sore Throat: Should I Take Antibiotics?
- Tonsillitis: Should My Child Have a Tonsillectomy?
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