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What is tonsillitis and when is tonsillectomy necessary?

By |December 9th, 2021|Categories: ENT|

Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils, which are two fleshy masses at the back of the throat. The tonsils work to trap germs to prevent them from entering the airways and creating an infection in the lungs or sinuses.

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What is Rhinoplasty?

By |October 4th, 2021|Categories: ENT|

Rhinoplasty, or a 'nose job', as it is often called, is a surgical procedure that involves reshaping the nose. Sometimes, rhinoplasty is performed for cosmetic reasons, when a patient feels unhappy with the current size or shape of their nose. In other instances, rhinoplasty might be performed to correct a breathing problem.

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What is Haemophilus Influenzae?

By |June 22nd, 2021|Categories: ENT|

When keeping an eye on your health, it is essential to be aware of bacterial infections transmitted from food, water or other people. Bacterial infections of any kind can be extremely harmful to your health (sometimes even fatal!), and knowing about the various types that you may be exposed to could help you to protect yourself from them.

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What is Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD)?

By |July 24th, 2020|Categories: ENT|

Millions of people around the world take painkillers every day for relief from mild pain symptoms. If you’re experiencing a headache, fever or joint pain, you might feel it worthwhile to take a medication like aspirin, naproxen or ibuprofen to reduce symptoms. However, if you have a condition known as AERD (aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease), you could end up feeling worse after [...]

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Have I got a sleep disorder?

By |June 9th, 2020|Categories: Sleeping Disorder Clinic|

A good night’s sleep plays a vital role in supporting both the mind and body. Sufficient rest enables the body to repair itself, whether you’re an active person whose muscles need to recover, or your body simply needs to take the time for core functions to rest. Sleep is also proven to help enhance brain functionality, such as problem solving and [...]

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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea?

By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: Sleeping Disorder Clinic|

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is the most common form of sleep apnoea, affecting four in 100 middle-aged men in the UK and around two in 100 middle-aged women. But what exactly is the condition and why does it happen? Put simply, obstructive sleep apnoea is where the walls of the throat relax and narrow throughout the sleep cycle, causing breathing to be [...]

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Can otitis media cause hearing loss?

By |April 6th, 2020|Categories: ENT|

Sometimes, seemingly small ailments can cause surprisingly serious long-term afflictions; otitis media, also known as an ear infection, is one such condition. While otitis media is both very common and often mild, it's important to be aware of the illness as well as the potential for long-term side effects and hearing loss. What is otitis media? Otisis media is the medical [...]

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When should I see an ear, nose and throat specialist?

By |March 4th, 2020|Categories: ENT|

Are you struggling with persistent ear pain or problems with eating or speaking? You might need to see an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist. How do you know when to tackle your symptoms with a visit to the pharmacist, and when you might need more help to find a solution for your problem? What does an ENT specialist do? ENT [...]

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Common ear, nose and throat disorders

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: ENT|

Ear, nose and throat – or ENT – is a term that most people are familiar with and it’s well-known that there are a variety of conditions that can affect these parts of the body. While some are common illnesses that most of us experience in our lifetimes, others are more serious and have the potential to cause serious problems with [...]

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Ear canal infections (Acute Otitis Externa) – Mr Paul Montgomery

By |August 15th, 2019|Categories: ENT|Tags: , |

This article is intended for educational purposes only. Consult with your doctor first – always. Mr Paul Montgomery – Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon at 150 Harley Street talks about Ear canal infections, Acute Otitis Externa.   Ear canal infections occur when either a bacteria or fungus infects the skin of the ear canal. This causes severe pain in the [...]

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Vestibular Migraine (VM) – Mr Paul Montgomery

By |June 24th, 2019|Categories: ENT|Tags: , , , , |

This article is intended for educational purposes only. Consult with your doctor - always. Mr Paul Montgomery - Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon at 150 Harley Street talks about Vestibular Migraine. Dizziness due to migraine is quite common; the diagnosis is based on the patient’s story as there are no clinical findings except when the patient is having an attack [...]

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Earfold implant vs. traditional pinnaplasty: 5 reasons why the Earfold is the winner

By |March 15th, 2019|Categories: ENT|Tags: , , |

Like most areas of medical procedure, prominent ear correction is under constant technical evolution – and the latest result of this is the Earfold implant. Although actually, it’s so minimally invasive, this brilliant new technique isn’t even the next step in ear pinning surgery – it’s as close as you’ll get to pinning ears back without surgery at all. This probably [...]