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Ears, Nose & Throat

Ears, Nose & Throat
November 23, 2020

Hoarse voice? It could be vocal cord nodules!

Does your voice sound croaky and hoarse? It may just be a cold or flu - but if it doesn't resolve, it could be vocal cord nodules. Read on to find out what you can do.
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Ears, Nose & Throat
October 20, 2020

Can loud noise really make you deaf?

With no background noise and nobody but yourself to consider, listening to your favourite tunes through your earphones sounds so much better. However, cranking up the volume can damage your hearing. 
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Ears, Nose & Throat
November 24, 2019

What is this fluid coming from my ear?

Normally, your ears produce a natural oil, called earwax, to protect your ears. But what if you have a fluid leaking from your ear? Should you be worried?
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Ears, Nose & Throat
May 3, 2019

What does your earwax colour mean?

Sometimes the ears make more wax than it needs, which can lead to a build-up of earwax. Other times, you might notice that the colour has changed from yellow to dark brown, green, red or even black. Not sure when to be alarmed?
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Ears, Nose & Throat
January 26, 2019

Sore throat? Here’s what to do

A sore throat is any painful, scratchy or dry feeling in the throat. Sore throats have many different causes. Some are brought on by viral or bacterial infections; others are caused allergies, dry air or environmental irritants. Common signs and symptoms of a sore throat: Burning Dryness Trouble swallowing. Tenderness A raw feeling. Irritation Scratchiness Why is your throat sore? Colds, the flu and other viral infections Viruses are responsible for approximately 90% of sore throats. Common viral infections that could lead to a sore throat include: The common cold. The flu. Chickenpox (an infection that leaves you with a…
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Ears, Nose & Throat
October 8, 2018

How to heal an ear infection

Do your ears feel sore? Have trouble hearing? You may have an ear infection. Ear infections are caused by bacteria, viruses and occasionally (but hardly ever), yeast. An ear infection can happen in your outer ear, your inner ear or your middle ear. Outer ear infection An outer ear infection happens when the skin tissue that covers your ear canal becomes infected, usually with bacteria. This can happen if you spend a lot of time in water (e.g. pools and the ocean). It also happens if you’ve injured your ear canal by inserting objects in it (e.g. a cotton earbud…
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