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Tonsil stones (Tonsilloliths)

Tonsilloliths or tonsil stones occur in roughly 10% of the population, but not many people are aware of them, or know how to get rid of them. Mr Prince Modayil, a consultant ENT surgeon with over 20 years of experience, describes this condition and the treatment options for it.

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What to do when your child has a nosebleed?

Nosebleeds (also known as epistaxis) are common in children and might be caused by your child picking their nose, dry air in the home, allergies or an injury. But how should you treat a nosebleed in your child when it occurs? And how can you prevent it from happening again?

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Nosebleeds in children: what are the causes and is it normal?

Nosebleeds (also known as epistaxis) aren't usually a sign of anything serious. They are common, particularly in children and most can be easily treated at home. Nose bleeds in children can cause significant parental concern.

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How to use nasal spray?


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Advice for patients with new-onset anosmia during COVID-19 pandemic

Loss of sense of smell, or anosmia, has a significant impact on quality of life. Typically it affects not only our ability to smell (both good and bad odours) but impairs our ability to detect flavours. Our sense of taste is actually pretty basic – not much more that sweet, sour, salty, bitter or ‘meaty’ (called umami) and this will often be unaffected, although some people report this can also be altered.

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