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ENT Disorders: S - U

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

Cancer of the Sinuses and Nasal Passageways
Since the sinuses and nasal passageways are connected any cancerous cells that arise in one of these areas can easily spread to the other.

Everything You Need to Know About Sinusitis
A comprehensive article covering all aspects of this complicated condition, which affects millions of people living in the United States.

What is TMJ Disorder?
TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, this is the joint that connects your jaw and your skull. Disorders of this joint can cause facial pain, earaches, and difficulty opening and closing the mouth.

What Causes a Swollen Tongue?
It may not seem like such a biG deal but in certain instances a swollen tongue can be an indicator of a deadly condition.

What Are Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer?
There are four types of thyroid cancer and symptoms of thyroid cancer may vary depending on the type of thyroid cancer you have. Cancer can be present with or without symptoms.

What Causes a Sore Throat?
If you have a sore throat, you may be wondering what the culprit is. Understanding important differences in the common illnesses that cause a sore throat may be the key to finding out.

An In Depth Look at Throat Cancer
According to the National Cancer Institute throat cancer generally includes cancer of the larynx and pharynx, oropharynx and sometimes nasopharyngeal cancer as well.

How Can I Tell If I Have a Sinus Infection?
A sinus infection occurs when the sinuses, which are hollow recesses in the forehead, nose and cheeks, become infected with a virus or bacteria.

What is Tracheitis?
Tracheitis is a bacterial infection of the trachea which is most likely to affect small children.

Managing Throat Pain
There are many causes of throat pain including colds caused by viruses or strep throat, overuse of the vocal cords, smoking, acid reflux or growths. Learn when to worry, and how best to manage your throat pain whatever the cause.

What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you stop breathing during your sleep. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association more than 12 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea.

What Are Tonsil Stones?
Tonsil stones are also called tonsilloliths. They are created when there are pockets in the tonsils which trap food and other debris which may then harden into a stone-like ball.

What to Do About Recurring Strep Throat
Recurring strep throat can result in pain and discomfort, lost days at school or at work, and ultimately surgery. This article will explore ways to discover why you may be experiencing recurring strep throat and what you can do about it

Is Your Sore Throat Strep?
It can be difficult to tell if your sore throat is strep throat but there are a few things which can help to differentiate the difference between a sore throat caused by a cold virus and a sore throat caused by strep.

Strep Throat Symptoms
Strep throat symptoms include sore throat, fever, stomach ache... Strep throat is caused by the bacteria group A streptococcus and must be treated with antibiotics.

What Are Strep Throat Complications I Should Know About?
Strep throat can cause several problems ranging in severity from being just a nuisance to more serious long-term health compromising problems.

Everything You Need to Know About Swimmer's Ear
If you are have, or think you might have, swimmer's ear this article can answer your questions about symptoms, home remedies, when to call a doctor, treatment and much more.

Having Your Tonsils Removed
Tonsils are part of the lymphatic system. There are two that reside on each side of the throat. Indications for having your tonsils removed include frequent infection and enlargement that interferes with breathing. There are multiple methods for removing the tonsils, many designed to prevent bleeding and pain.

Swimmer's Ear
Swimmers ear, or otitis externa, is an infection of the outer ear. It is called swimmers ear because it is common among swimmers. Bacteria has a tendency to thrive under warm and moist conditions so water in the ear can cause an infection. This is not the same as otitis media an ear infection commonly seen in children.

What Causes Swimmer's Ear
An article detailing the various causes of swimmer's ear. Swimmer's ear is an infection of the outer ear canal and is not the same as otitis media, an inner ear infection which frequently plagues small children.

How is Swimmer's Ear Treated?
Swimmer's ear is a common summertime malady. Treatments vary on the severity of the infection but almost always include antibiotics.

How Can I Stop Snoring?
Snoring occurs when something is blocking air flow. It occurs during sleep because of the position and relaxed state your are in. Common causes of snoring include being overweight and obstructions in the airway such as tonsillitis, enlarged adenoids, or sinus problems. Snoring is also associated with a serious condition called sleep apnea.

Understanding Tonsillitis
Learn about signs, symptoms and treatment of tonsillitis.

What is Sinusitis?
Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses. Inflammation of the sinuses can be caused by an infection, allergies, or structural abnormalities.

Can My Child Have Sleep Apnea?
Can My Child Have Sleep Apnea? Yes, and it is more prevalent than you might think. An ENT specialist can diagnose sleep apnea in your child at a sleep center and there are various things that can be done to help your child.

What Does it Mean to Be Tongue-Tied?
An individual is said to be tongue tied if they have a condition known as ankyloglossia. This means that the frenulum, the piece of tissue that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth, is too short.

What Causes Enlarged Tonsils?
Enlarged tonsils can be caused by a number of culprits including strep throat, common cold viruses, mono and more. Find out what could be causing your enlarged tonsils.

What are Symptoms of Swimmer's Ear?
Swimmer's ear is an infection of the outer ear that is caused by getting contaminated water in the ear, particularly if the water stays inside the ear for a prolonged period of time. Find out symptoms of swimmer's ear.

What Causes Swollen Tonsils?
The tonsils are part of the lymphatic system and help to filter out particles that could potentially be harmful to our bodies, including viruses and bacteria. This is just one way that the tonsils might become swollen.

Can I Get Sick from Swimming?
You can get sick from swimming if you swallow contaminated water or get it in your ears. Possible illnesses you can get from the water include swimmer's ear, parasites that cause diarrhea and skin rashes.

Why Is It Hard to Swallow?
There are several conditions that can make it hard to swallow, including neurological problems, such as a stroke, infections, such as epiglottitis, or even scar tissue in the esophagus.

How Are Swollen Tonsils Treated?
When treating swollen tonsils your doctor should consider the cause, as well as any serious symptoms you might have.

Can Your Tonsils Grow Back After a Tonsillectomy?
Your tonsils can grow back after being removed, but this is unlikely.

All About Cancer of the Tonsils
If you need to know about cancer of the tonsils you've come to the right place. This is a comprehensive article covering symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and more.

Am I Losing My Sense of Taste?
Many individuals begin to lose their sense of taste after the age of 60. Additionally, smoking, certain medications, and injuries can cause this important sense to diminish.

Everything You Need to Know About Strep Throat
An article covering everything about strep throat from symptoms to treatment to complications and more.

Tongue cancer is a type of oral cancer which is difficult to treat and is...
Tongue cancer is a type of cancer which remains difficult to treat and is can be caused by HPV, tabacco use, genetics and other risk factors possibly even periodontitis.

What Causes Sore Throat Pain and How to Treat It
Find out what might be causing your sore throat pain and what to do about it including alternative therapies as well as reasons to see a doctor.

What Causes a Swollen Uvula?
A swollen uvula can be caused by throat infections, allergic reactions, and rare diseases.

Causes of Sinusitis: Smoking
Chronic sinusitis is a common and debilitating condition among Americans, it has multiple causes, including smoking.

Causes of Sinusitis: Infections
Sinusitis is commonly caused by infections which can start out with a common cold.

Causes of Sinusitis: Structural Abnormalities
Structural abnormalities such as enlarged tissues, deviated septums, or abnormal growths can block the sinus cavities and prevent them from draining. When the sinuses are unable to drain germs can grow and thrive resulting in sinusitis.

Chronic Sinusitis
Chronic sinusitis is more difficult to treat than acute sinusitis and lasts significantly longer. Individuals who suffer from chronic sinusitis may have underlying disease processes which contribute to the development of sinusitis.

Medications for Sinusitis
Learn about the different prescription and over-the-counter medications used to manage sinusitis.

Chronic and Recurrent Tonsillitis
Chronic and recurrent tonsillitis differ from acute tonsillitis in that symptoms either persist a long time, or infections recur over and over again.

Everything You Need to Know About Sialolithiasis
Salivary duct stones, also called sailolithiasis, are small stones which can block a salivary gland.

Cancer of the Salivary Glands
Cancer of the salivary glands is a rare type of cancer that is caused by the mutation of one or more of the 5 types of cells found in the salivary glands.

Changes in the Appearance of the Mouth and Throat After Tonsillectomy
Changes to the appearance of the mouth and throat are not uncommon after having your tonsils removed.

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