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February 2, 2018

Background: Epistaxis, or bleeding from the nose, is a common complaint. It is rarely life threatening but may cause significant concern. Most nosebleeds are benign, self-limiting, and spontaneous, but some can be recurrent. Epistaxis can be divided into 2 categories, anterior bleeds and posterior bleeds, on the basis of the site where the bleeding originates. […]

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Sleep Apnea Treatments – What Are Your Options

May 10, 2013

First of all, let’s take a moment and define sleep apnea. Have you ever repeatedly stopped breathing during the night? Well, that’s basically the best definition for sleep apnea – a disorder characterized by a recurrent issue in breathing during your night sleep. While there have been many different caused linked to this particular issue […]

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Anatomy of the Ear and Types of Hearing Loss

March 9, 2013

The ear is divided into three portions: the external, middle and inner ear.  The external ear consists of the auricle which gathers sound and funnels it through a tube known as external auditory canal (acoustic meatus) to the tympanic membrane (ear drum). The tympanic membrane is attached to three tiny bones (ossicles): maleus, incus and […]

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Rhinophyma Or Potato Tumor: A disfiguring tumor

December 1, 2010

Rhinophyma Or Potato Tumor: An Unsighty tumor of nose :Clinical features and management: It is a slow growing tumor due to hypertrophy of sebaceous glands of tip of nose. Rhinophyma  (an advanced type of rosacea) is characterized by an enlarged, bulbous, and red nose resulting from enlargement of the oil-producing glands beneath the surface of […]

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Nasal Myiasis : Maggots in Nose

November 5, 2010

Other Names: Myiasis narium Maggots in nose Larvae in nose Myiasis is the infestation of tissue with fly larvae, commonly referred to as maggots. Maggots infest nose, nasopharynx and paranasal sinuses causing extensive destruction and obvious deformity. Etiology or Cause: Flies especially of genus Chrysomyia – Chrysomia bezianna(other common species are Lucilia hominivora or Sacrophaga […]

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Chronic Pharyngitis: Causes,symptoms and treatment

September 11, 2010

Chronic pharyngitis can cause a significant problem in daily life, starting from  throat discomfort in the morning to alteration of voice .Chronic inflammatory condition of the pharynx characterized by hypertrophy of mucosa, seromucinous glands, subepithelial lymphoid follicles and even the muscular coat of the pharynx. Two Types of Chr. Pharyngitis- Chronic Catarrhal Pharyngitis Chronic  Granular […]

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