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Ear, Nose & Throat

ENT deals with conditions of the ear, nose, and throat and related structures of the head and neck. Patients seek treatment from an ENT doctor for diseases of the ear, nose, throat, base of the skull, and for the surgical management of cancers and benign tumors of the head and neck.

Overview

If you have chronic ear, nose, or throat problems, it is advisable to not only see a primary care physician, but to also include an ENT specialist in the management of your disorder. An ENTspecialist is also known as an otolaryngologist. The difficulty to pronounce the word is why the abbreviation Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) was used to describe the role of these doctors. 

What does an ENT specialist do?

  • An ENT specialist can treat ear conditions such as tinnitus, infections as well as congenital disorders.
  • They also aid with treating chronic sinusitis and managing the nasal area due to allergies.
  • Conditions affecting the throat such as a swollen/sore throat causing difficulties in speech, digestion and swallowing.
  • ENT specialists can perform reconstructive surgery on the head, face, and neck. 
  • Snoring treatments and sleep apnea can also be treated 

What to expect on the first visit to an ENT specialist

  • Paperwork - Filling up patient forms and the insurance information is a necessary evil one will have to go through
  • Medication - Before coming to the clinic, do write a list of the existing medication you are currently using including the prescription
  • If needed, a simple speculum may be used to get a better view of the inside of the nasal passages. Rest assured, it should not cause discomfort and is not painful. 

 

Read this post for more information on seeing an ENT doctor in Singapore.

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