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Who is an ENT Specialist?

ENT specialists (or) Otolaryngologists treat the fundamental functions of life, from simple to severe, and at all stages of life. ENT doctors address a wide range of conditions and disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck regions. Hearing and balance problems, swallowing and speech problems, breathing and sleep problems, allergies and sinus problems, head and neck tumors, skin disorders, and even facial plastic surgery are all treated by them.

They can also perform extremely delicate operations to restore middle ear hearing, clear blocked airways, remove cancers of the head, neck, and throat, and restore these vital structures. These practices demand an additional postgraduate study.

Many ENT physicians pursue additional training in one of the following otolaryngology subspecialties for one to two years:

  1. Pediatric otolaryngology 
  2. Otology/neurotology/audiology 
  3. Allergy
  4. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
  5. Head and neck surgery 
  6. Laryngology 
  7. Rhinology 
  8. Sleep medicine.

What exactly does an ENT Doctor Do? (Or) What are the symptoms/signs and diseases that require a visit to an ENT specialist?

An ENT doctor is an expert in the medical and surgical treatment of many conditions. Following are the 5 key conditions that ENT specialists treat or you need an ENT visit:

1. Ear:

  • Ear infection
  • Hearing loss/impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Balance
  • Pain
  • Congenital disorders 
  • Glue ear
  • Perforated ear drum 
  • Protruding ears

2. Nose:

  • Allergies
  • Deviated septum
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Sinus headaches
  • Migraines
  • Nasal obstruction 
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Skull-base tumours
  • Nasal injuries
  • Nasal polyps
  • Disorders of the sense of smell & breathing

3. Throat 

  • Sore throat
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Infections
  • Throat tumors
  • Airway and vocal cord disorders
  • Speaking, swallowing and breathing disorders
  • Adenoid problems 
  • Tonsillitis
  • Hoarseness and laryngitis
  • Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea

4. Head and Neck

  • Cancer affecting the mouth
  • Oral cavity
  • Grave’s disease
  • Thyroid and parathyroid problems
  • Facial skin lesions 
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Neck masses

5. Face (Plastic and Reconstructive surgeries)

  • Nose surgery
  • Ear surgery
  • Excess skin and fat pads removal around the upper and lower eyelids
  • Facial trauma reconstruction
  • Cleft palates
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Hair loss
  • Deformities
  • Facial paralysis
  • Head and neck cancer reconstruction
  • Cosmetic surgery 

ENT doctors also treat a variety of children’s diseases in addition to the above mentioned such as Birth defects of head and neck, Developmental delays, Ear infection, Tonsil, Adenoid infection, Airway problems, Asthma, Allergies etc.

Why ENT Specialists?

Consult an ENT specialist if you have one of the conditions mentioned above or other problems that are affecting your ears, nose, throat, or an adjacent area.

Seeing an ENT doctor is important to receive proper and timely treatment for a variety of throat, nose, and ear problems. Allowing an ENT specialist to treat the above problems as soon as feasible is quite beneficial to your health. An ENT specialist is necessary for optimizing your health.

ENT Doctors diagnose and treat the conditions related to ear, nose and throat which are prolonged for a certain time period. Book an appointment with Red Heal to connect with the best ENT specialists in the city.

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