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What could be the cause of a white patch inside the ear? (photo)

Dear Cottagehut, It is difficult to tell with certainty (based on the picture provided) what the white patch in your son's ear canal is. Common causes of such appearance in the ear canal include: 1. Earwax (this may not cause any symptoms or can cause some ear blockage/itching...
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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO EARWAX REMOVAL IN SINGAPORE

Dr Gan Eng Cern
Ear, Nose & Throat
Singapore
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Ear, Nose & Throat
Singapore
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We’ve all been guilty of ear digging. Most of my patients say they do it because they can’t stand the thought of earwax in their ear canal. Others will simply say that ear digging feels “shiok”. Imagine their surprise when I tell them that the ear canal is a self-cleansing organ which doesn't need to be cleaned!

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What could be the cause for a painless bump in the back of my throat? (photo)

Dear jensps4 n8, Thank you for your question. The throat (oropharnyx) has a pink lining (mucosa) and numerous minor salivary glands underneath it. Most commonly the lump at the back of the throat is a benign cyst (collection of mucous or saliva). This usually occurs due to ...
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When do I need to be worried about the appearance of a small, hard lump at my jawline?

Dear Jo, Thank you for your question. A lump close to your ear, near your jaw may be arise from the following structures: 1. Parotid gland - The parotid gland is the largest salivary gland and it lies just in front of and under your ear. Hence, a growth (tumour) from this gl...
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What are the next steps that I should take for a persistent cough of 6 weeks after bronchitis?

Hi Speranza, It can be quite common for a cough to persist for a while, after recovering from bronchitis. As for the next steps to take, you may want to check out these 2 similar questions that were previously answered by our colleagues here: How do I get rid of a persis...
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How can I get rid of a weird taste in my mouth?

Dear Jas, Dehydration can cause unusual taste in the mouth and is worsened by use of alcohol-containing mouthwashes. Dehydration is common if you are not drinking water frequently throughout the day. You may also be consuming caffeinated (tea, coffee etc) beverages that reduce saliva producti...
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Is my throat movement abnormal if I feel it moving to the right when I swallow?

Dear J, Thank you for your question. I would need to understand your symptom better as the throat is a symmetrical structure and moves symmetrically (right and left sides) on swallowing. Since you mentioned that you have a "flu" a few weeks back and it appears to be coming back, ...
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Is it possible to recover from hearing loss that happened many years ago?

Dear Jennifer, Thank you for your question. If you have been told that your mother suffered from "Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss", it refers to a sudden onset of hearing loss that is due to damage to the hearing organ (cochlea) or hearing nerve (cochlear nerve). This is a c...
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How to get rid of phlegm?

Dear Jason, Thank you for your question. Phlegm or mucous is the fluid substance produced by the breathing passage (respiratory tract). It can be clear and stringy or thick and coloured. Phlegm can originate from your nose, sinuses, throat, lungs and gut. Hence, without a complet...
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How can I avoid getting a sore throat in cold weather?

Dear Dilys, Thank you from your question. From the clinical history provided, it sounds like you may be suffering from Rhinitis (Sensitive nose). Rhinitis refers to inflammation of the nasal cavity and can be allergic (due to exposure of a known protein, most commonly house dust...
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Should I be worried about frequent fainting episodes?

Dear Stephanie I am sorry to hear of your symptoms. Fainting as you have found out by now has many causes though the vast majority are benign. But, it appears that you have already had a thorough clinical examination and investigations as you list MRI and heart screening among...
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Are there any symptomatic treatments to help a persistent cough in an 8 year-old?

Dear Marien, Thank you for your question. Cough is a reflex meant to protect your airway from an irritant (e.g. mucous, foreign bodies or virus/bacteria). When persistent, it is usually a symptom of a condition. A cough lasting longer than 8 weeks is called chronic cough. Com...
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Is it possible to have a laryngeal fracture if I have no symptoms?

Dear Joel, Thank you for your question. The larynx (voice box) is protected by the thyroid cartilage (which has a prominent protrusion in males known as the Adam's apple). For a fracture to occur, the force has to be quite large and you would have had significant symptoms at...
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Should I be worried if one of my tonsils is bigger than the other?

Dear Yahlamak, The palatine tonsils are two oval shaped tissues located at the back of your throat (right and left side). They are part of your immune system. If there is a growth or swollen mass on your left tonsil, you should have it assessed by an ENT Specialist. It is like...
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How do I know if my breathing difficulties while running is due to a nose or heart problem?

Dear Wesley Agree with the answer by my ENT colleague. From the perspective of the cardiologist, while it is unlikely that an active 17 year old who was able to carry out physical activities with no limitation until recently will have significant heart conditions, it is not en...
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When do I need to seek medical attention for acid reflux?

Dear Janice, Thank you for your questions. GERD stands for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder. It refers to the backflow of stomach contents (which is acidic) up to the foodpipe. It is a common problem and can be due to lifestyle (e.g taking certain acid-reflux trigerring food, ...
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How do I get rid of a persistent cough?

Dear James, Thank you for your question. Cough is a reflex that protects your upper airway from foreign materials and irritants. However, when persistent, it can be a troublesome symptom. The cause of a chronic or prolonged cough can range from conditions arising from the nose (...
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What should I do next if I'm prone to fainting and dizziness spells?

Hi Catherine, Thank you for your question. For your case, vasovagal syncope is triggered by straining, long periods of standing, or stress. This can cause a sudden drop in your heart rate and blood pressure. There are a couple of things you can try before seeing your cardi...
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What could be the cause of a persistent dry cough?

Dear Shirlene, Persistent dry cough, especially like those you are experiencing, could be due to a problem in the throat, rather than in the lungs. The throat may experience itching and irritability, leading to the cough. This kind of dry cough from throat irritation may be ...
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HATE YOUR SENSITIVE NOSE? THIS IS THE CURE

Dr Gan Eng Cern
Ear, Nose & Throat
Singapore
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Singapore
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Does your nose drip like a leaky faucet 365 days a year? Do you constantly sniffle away, while the rest of your office casts judgemental stares at you?

From date nights, to friend gatherings and important work meetings, a runny nose that never seems to go away can be hugely debilitating to your everyday life.

Good news? There's hope for you. Stop using up 2 whole boxes of tissue paper each week. I'm here to teach you how to get rid of your runny nose, permanently.

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO EARWAX REMOVAL IN SINGAPORE

Dr Gan Eng Cern
Ear, Nose & Throat
Singapore
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Ear, Nose & Throat
Singapore
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We’ve all been guilty of ear digging. Most of my patients say they do it because they can’t stand the thought of earwax in their ear canal. Others will simply say that ear digging feels “shiok”. Imagine their surprise when I tell them that the ear canal is a self-cleansing organ which doesn't need to be cleaned!

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HATE YOUR SENSITIVE NOSE? THIS IS THE CURE

Dr Gan Eng Cern
Ear, Nose & Throat
Singapore
(4 Reviews)
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Dr Gan Eng Cern
Ear, Nose & Throat
Singapore
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Does your nose drip like a leaky faucet 365 days a year? Do you constantly sniffle away, while the rest of your office casts judgemental stares at you?

From date nights, to friend gatherings and important work meetings, a runny nose that never seems to go away can be hugely debilitating to your everyday life.

Good news? There's hope for you. Stop using up 2 whole boxes of tissue paper each week. I'm here to teach you how to get rid of your runny nose, permanently.

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DOC, I HAVE “THYROID” – HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

Dr Gan Eng Cern
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Singapore
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I often encounter friends and patients who tell me that they have “thyroid”, as if their thyroid gland is a disease or a problem. The fact is, everybody has a thyroid gland.

Your thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits in front of the windpipe. It's function is to produce thyroid hormones that regulate your metabolism (how your body use energy).

Most people have a perfectly normal thyroid gland. You don’t have to do anything at all if your thyroid gland is healthy!

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO (NOT) SNORING

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Ever experienced sleepless nights next to a loud snorer? It's time to ask your snoring partner to get some help!

Snoring is a common problem, affecting about 15% of Singaporeans. If you've just been brushing it off as a nuisance, here's the deal - snoring may be symptomatic of a more serious health concern.

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THIS IS WHAT REALLY CAUSES YOUR SORE THROAT WHEN YOU EAT TOO MUCH "HEATY FOOD"

Dr Gan Eng Cern
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Singapore
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Singapore
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Ever ended up with a sore throat after binging on deep fried food, chocolates or durian? You probably attributed this to eating too much “heaty” food.

However, there's actually a medical reason behind this. All these "heaty foods" cause acid reflux, which exacerbate a very common condition I see amongst Singaporeans known as Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR).

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When do I need to be worried about the appearance of a small, hard lump at my jawline?

Dear Jo, Thank you for your question. A lump close to your ear, near your jaw may be arise from the following structures: 1. Parotid gland - The parotid gland is the largest salivary gland and it lies just in front of and under your ear. Hence, a growth (tumour) from this gl...
1 Doctor Answer
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How can I get rid of a weird taste in my mouth?

Dear Jas, Dehydration can cause unusual taste in the mouth and is worsened by use of alcohol-containing mouthwashes. Dehydration is common if you are not drinking water frequently throughout the day. You may also be consuming caffeinated (tea, coffee etc) beverages that reduce saliva producti...
1 Doctor Answer
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What are the next steps that I should take for a persistent cough of 6 weeks after bronchitis?

Hi Speranza, It can be quite common for a cough to persist for a while, after recovering from bronchitis. As for the next steps to take, you may want to check out these 2 similar questions that were previously answered by our colleagues here: How do I get rid of a persis...
1 Doctor Answer
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How to get rid of phlegm?

Dear Jason, Thank you for your question. Phlegm or mucous is the fluid substance produced by the breathing passage (respiratory tract). It can be clear and stringy or thick and coloured. Phlegm can originate from your nose, sinuses, throat, lungs and gut. Hence, without a complet...
1 Doctor Answer
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What could be the cause for a painless bump in the back of my throat? (photo)

Dear jensps4 n8, Thank you for your question. The throat (oropharnyx) has a pink lining (mucosa) and numerous minor salivary glands underneath it. Most commonly the lump at the back of the throat is a benign cyst (collection of mucous or saliva). This usually occurs due to ...
1 Doctor Answer
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Is it possible to recover from hearing loss that happened many years ago?

Dear Jennifer, Thank you for your question. If you have been told that your mother suffered from "Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss", it refers to a sudden onset of hearing loss that is due to damage to the hearing organ (cochlea) or hearing nerve (cochlear nerve). This is a c...
1 Doctor Answer
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What could be the cause of a white patch inside the ear? (photo)

Dear Cottagehut, It is difficult to tell with certainty (based on the picture provided) what the white patch in your son's ear canal is. Common causes of such appearance in the ear canal include: 1. Earwax (this may not cause any symptoms or can cause some ear blockage/itching...
1 Doctor Answer
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Is my throat movement abnormal if I feel it moving to the right when I swallow?

Dear J, Thank you for your question. I would need to understand your symptom better as the throat is a symmetrical structure and moves symmetrically (right and left sides) on swallowing. Since you mentioned that you have a "flu" a few weeks back and it appears to be coming back, ...
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