ENT problems or ear, nose and throat problems are the commonest cause of a visit to a doctor. These can cause irritating symptoms that range from a runny nose, sneezing, fever, sore throat and coughs to severe complications such as hearing loss, and meningitis. Some of the common ENT problems are throat infection, laryngitis, sinusitis, hearing impairment, nasal bleeding, vertigo, change of voice and ringing noise in the ears.
Most of the ENT problems are self-limiting and respond to symptomatic treatment and over-the-counter medications. But rather than self-treatment it is advisable to consult an ENT specialist, no matter how small your problems may seem to be. Otolaryngologists or ENT physicians are doctors who specialise in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with problems of the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. For any disease or disorder in these related areas, consult an ENT specialist.
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