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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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Information on post tonsillectomy bleeds

Tonsillectomy is the second commonest operation performed in the UK after dental extraction. However, it is not without its complications.


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Nasal endoscopy

Nasal endoscopy involves passing a flexible fibre optic tube through the nose.

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Winter and Glue ear

Winter is here……….

This is the time when kids come home with cough and cold

This can affect their ears and cause temporary deafness….

My son had the same and I remember my wife saying he has been a bit naughty these days….actually the poor little boy was not hearing well due to Glue 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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