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Sore Throat

Having a sore throat is very common and doesn’t normally require any specific treatment. It’s believed that virus infections are responsible for up to 95% of sore throats in adults. Mr Prince Modayil, an expert ENT specialist in London, explains to our readers why a sore throat develops and how you can soothe the pain.

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TONGUE TIE, FACT OR FALLACY?

Tongue Tie, sometimes referred to as Ankyloglossia, is a congenital oral anomaly affecting around 4-11% of new born babies in the UK. The problem occurs when the frenulum, the strip of tissue connecting the baby’s tongue to the bottom of their mouth, is too short.

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What is Tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis involves inflammation of the tonsils. It's usually caused by a viral infection or, less commonly, a bacterial infection. Tonsillitis is a common condition in children but teenagers and adults can get it too.

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Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

Eustachian Tube (ET) is a tube like structure which connects middle ear to the back of nose (nasopharynx). ET is partly cartilaginous (elastic bone) and partly bony. The cartilaginous part is near the back of the nose (nasopharynx) and bony part is near the middle ear.

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What is ear wax? Does it have a purpose?

What is ear wax? Does it have a purpose?

Earwax is medically referred to as cerumen. It is a naturally produced substance that protects the ear canal. It is a mixture of skin, sweat, hair, and debris held together with a fluid secreted by glands inside the ear canal (ceruminous glands). The ear canals are self-cleaning.

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