Ear, Nose & Throat (Otorhinolaryngology)

Patient Education - ENT

Adenoid Hypertrophy

The adenoid forms part of lymphoid tissue at the portal of the upper respiratory tract. It lies within the mucous membrane of the roof and posterior wall of the nasopharynx. Regression of the adenoid occurs..

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Common Cold​

The common cold is a contagious viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Most adults catch a cold from time to time, but kids can get eight colds per year or more. They are the top reason kids visit the doctor..

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Fever

Everyone has his or her own internal “thermostat” that regulates body temperature, and normal body temperature is around 37 degrees Celsius, plus or minus about 0.6 degrees..

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Otitis Media

OME is the accumulation of sterile mucus in the middle ear. It may follow upper respiratory tract infection, acute otitis media or allergic rhinitis. Sometimes, OME may be due to congenital abnormalities..

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Sinusitis

It is the inflammation of the nose and paranasal sinuses. It is either acute rhinosinusitis when inflammation lasts for up to 4 weeks, or chronic when it persists for at least 12 weeks..

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Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils, two oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat — one tonsil on each side. The palatine tonsils are paired structures consisting of lymphoid tissue. They are located in the tonsillar fossa on each side of the tongue base..

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