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Ear, Nose, and Throat

Learn about ear, nose, and throat health

When you have plugged ears, a runny nose, and a sore throat, you might just assume that you have a cold. But not all ear, nose, and throat symptoms are caused by the common cold. Checking up on your symptoms is important. What may seem harmless could turn into something more serious. Knowing what is causing your ear, nose, or throat symptoms can help you find the right treatment. Our topics can show you different health problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Find the right treatment, or learn what you can do to care for yourself at home.

Find out more about your ear, nose, and throat symptoms in topics such as:

  • Sore Throat and Other Throat Problems.
  • Ear Infections.
  • Sinusitis.
  • Mononucleosis Tests.
  • Sleep Apnea: Should I Have a Sleep Study?
  • Allergies: Should I Take Allergy Shots?
Health Topics
  • Age-Related Hearing Loss
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis: Common Triggers
  • Allergy Shots for Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Bad or Changed Breath
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Blocked Eustachian Tubes
  • Brandt-Daroff Exercise for Vertigo
  • Broken Nose (Nasal Fracture)
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Colds
  • Complications of Ear Infections
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Disc Battery in the Nose
  • Dry Coughs
  • Ear Canal Problems (Swimmer's Ear)
  • Ear Infections
  • Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger
  • Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 12 and Older
  • Ear Tube Surgery
  • Earwax
  • Endoscopic Surgery for Sinusitis
  • Environmental Illness
  • Epley and Semont Maneuvers for Vertigo
  • Esophagitis
  • Facial Injuries
  • Facial Problems, Noninjury
  • Flu: Signs of Bacterial Infection
  • Frequent Nosebleeds
  • Harmful Noise Levels
  • Hay Fever and Other Seasonal Allergies
  • Hearing Aids
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss in Babies, Ages 4 to 6 Months
  • Hearing Loss in Babies, Ages 7 Months to 1 Year
  • Hearing Loss in Babies, Newborn to Age 3 Months
  • Hearing Loss in Children, Age 4 Years and Older
  • Hearing Loss in Children, Ages 1 to 2 Years
  • Hearing Loss in Children, Ages 2 to 4 Years
  • Hearing Protectors
  • Home Ear Examination
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Living With More Than One Health Problem
  • Medicines That Can Cause Tinnitus
  • Medicines That Cause Hearing Loss
  • Ménière's Disease
  • Mild, Moderate, and Severe Vertigo
  • Mitochondrial Diseases
  • Monitoring During Anesthesia
  • Mononucleosis (Mono)
  • Mononucleosis Complications
  • Motion Sickness
  • Neisseria Meningitidis
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
  • Nonallergic Rhinitis
  • Nose Injuries
  • Nosebleeds
  • Object Stuck in a Child's Airway
  • Object Stuck in the Throat
  • Objects in the Ear
  • Objects in the Nose
  • Oral Breathing Devices for Sleep Apnea and Snoring
  • Oral Breathing Devices for Snoring
  • Over-the-Counter Medicines for Allergies
  • Parotitis
  • Pregnancy: Nosebleeds and Bleeding Gums
  • Pressure Injuries From Scuba Diving
  • Radiofrequency Palatoplasty for Snoring
  • Recurrent Ear Infections and Persistent Effusion
  • Repair of a Deviated Septum (Septoplasty)
  • Repair of Nasal Septal Perforation
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Ringing in the Ears (Tinnitus)
  • Rubber Bulbs
  • Saline Nasal Washes for Sinusitis
  • Scarlet Fever
  • Screening for Hearing Problems
  • Sinus Surgery for Sinusitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Sinusitis: Over-the-Counter Medicines
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea: Fiber-Optic Pharyngoscopy
  • Snoring
  • Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Sore Throat and Other Throat Problems
  • Stages of Sleep Apnea
  • Stopping a Nosebleed
  • Strep Throat
  • Strep Throat Complications
  • Swallowed Button Disc Battery, Magnet, or Object With Lead
  • Swimmer's Ear (Otitis Externa)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheostomy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Tracking Charts for Walking for Vertigo
  • Types of Allergic Rhinitis
  • Understanding Virtual Care (Telemedicine)
  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty for Snoring
  • Vertigo: Level 1 (Easy) Balance Exercises
  • Vertigo: Level 2 (Harder) Balance Exercises
  • Vertigo: Staying Safe When You Have Balance Problems
  • Vertigo: Walking Exercises
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Voice Problems
Medical Tests
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan of the Head and Face
  • Ear Examination
  • Electronystagmography (ENG)
  • Endoscopic Sinus Exam
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Hearing Tests
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Mononucleosis Tests
  • Needle Puncture and Aspiration of Sinus Contents
  • Rapid Strep Test for Strep Throat
  • Salivary Gland Scan
  • Sleep Studies
  • Throat Culture
  • Tympanocentesis for Ear Infections
  • Tympanometry
  • X-Ray Swallowing Study
Make a Wise Decision
  • Allergies: Should I Take Allergy Shots?
  • Allergies: Should I Take Shots for Insect Sting Allergies?
  • Ear Infection: Should I Give My Child Antibiotics?
  • Ear Problems: Should My Child Be Treated for Fluid Buildup in the Middle Ear?
  • Hearing Loss: Should I Get Hearing Aids?
  • Sinusitis: Should I Have Surgery?
  • Sinusitis: Should I Take Antibiotics?
  • Sleep Apnea: Should I Have a Sleep Study?
  • Sleep Apnea: Should I Have Surgery?
  • Tonsillitis: Should My Child Have a Tonsillectomy?
Take Action
  • Allergies: Avoiding Indoor Triggers
  • Allergies: Avoiding Outdoor Triggers
  • Cystic Fibrosis: Helping Your Child Cough Up Mucus
  • Vertigo: Balance Exercises

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