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ears nose and 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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First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
May 3, 2019

When should you call a doctor about a nosebleed?

Having blood drip from your nose can be terrifying! Nosebleeds aren’t usually a sign of anything serious and can often be treated at home. There are some times though when you may need to see your doctor.
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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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