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ENT Disorders: P - R

A comprehensive alphabetical list of articles explaining disorders related to the ears, nose and throat.

What is Rhinosinusitis?
Rhinosinusitis is the inflammation of the nasal passages and sinus cavities. It causes a combination of symptoms of rhinitis (runny nose, post nasal drip, congestion) and sinusitis (headache, facial pain, toothache).

What Is Patulous Eustachian Tube?
Patulous Eustachian Tube is a very rare condition in which the Eustachian, (or Auditory Tube), remains open at all times, causing a feeling of a plugged ear, tinnitis and autophony.

What is a Perilymph Fistula
Perilymph Fistula occurs when there is a tear in the thin membrane called the oval or round window which separates the inner ear from the middle ear. The inner ear is filled with a fluid called perilymph, so when the tear occurs this fluid leaks into the middle ear space.

Post Nasal Drip
If you've ever had a particularly nasty bit of phlegm in the back of your throat, you've experienced post-nasal drip. Mucous traps bacteria and keeps unwanted debris out, serving an important function in immunity. Certain conditions, however, can cause build up or excessively thin secretions. Learn more about post-nasal drip and when to call your doctor about it.

What is Rhinitis?
Find out what rhinitis is and what can cause it.

What is Perichondritis?
Perichondritis is an infection of the tissue that surrounds and nourishes the cartilage which makes up the outer ear.

Information about pharyngitis including prevention, symptoms, treatment and more.

Pharynx Cancer
Cancer of the pharynx or throat by The University of Michighan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

What Causes a Ruptured Ear Drum?
A ruptured ear drum occurs when the thin membrane separating the outer and middle ear.

What Is a Perforated Esophagus?
The esophagus is the tube of smooth muscle which moves food from the back of the throat (pharynx) to the stomach. When the esophagus becomes perforated it means that there is a hole in it.

Why Do My Ears Feel Plugged?
A feeling of plugged ears can be caused by fluid or large amounts of wax in the ears as well as changed in atmospheric pressure. Find out what might be causing your plugged ears and how to treat them.

What Causes Post Nasal Drip?
Post nasal drip can be caused by allergies, infections, the food you eat, medications you take or even your hormone levels.

What are Home Remedies for Post-Nasal Drip?
This article covers at home treatments for post-nasal drip.

Post-Nasal Drip Treatments
This article covers different treatments for post-nasal drip, a condition often associated with various ENT disorders, and includes things you can do at home to treat post-nasal drip.

What Causes Pressure in the Ears?
Find out what disorders can cause a feeling of pressure of fullness in the ears.

What Causes a Retracted Ear Drum?
This article explains what a retracted ear drum is, what causes it, and why and how a retracted ear drum should be treated.

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