What diseases do ENT treat?

ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) specialists, also known as Otolaryngologists, are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions and diseases affecting the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck. Some of the common conditions and diseases that they treat include:

Ear disorders such as:

  • Hearing loss
  • Ear infections (otitis media and otitis externa)
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Vertigo or balance disorders
  • Ear injuries or deformities
  • Ear tumors

 

Nose and sinus disorders such as:

  • Allergies
  • Sinusitis
  • Nasal polyps
  • Deviated septum
  • Rhinitis (runny nose)
  • Epistaxis (nosebleed)

 

Throat disorders such as:

  • Sore throat
  • Hoarseness
  • Tonsillitis
  • Laryngitis (inflammation of the voice box)
  • Pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat)
  • Swallowing disorders

 

Head and neck disorders such as:

  • Thyroid problems
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Facial trauma
  • Salivary gland disorders
  • Sleep apnea and snoring

 

ENT specialists are also trained to perform a wide range of surgical procedures such as tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, septoplasty, endoscopic sinus surgery, ear tube placement, and more.

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