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You can use the latest research and guidelines included here to make better informed decisions, and help you find the treatment options that are right for you.

Built by ENT specialists, often with other healthcare providers and consumers, these fact sheets were developed from guidelines that used a national standard for reviewing scientific findings, weighing the benefits and potential harms of alternative care options.


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Rest your voice briefly to prevent voice fatigue, straining, and overuse; but avoid smoking and second-hand smoke from cigarettes, cigars, and pipes that can irritate your throat.

Man experiencing vertigo

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common inner ear problem and cause of vertigo, or false sense of spinning.

Woman with neck pain

The mass in your neck may indicate a serious medical problem. It does not mean you have cancer, but it does mean you need more evaluation to make a diagnosis.

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Neck Mass Examination under Anesthesia

Examination under anesthesia is performed by a surgeon to evaluate the back of your throat, voice box, the back of your nose, upper trachea (breathing tube) and upper esophagus (swallowing tube).

Nasal Packing: FAQs for Nosebleed Patients

Your nasal packing will stay in place for a time agreed upon with your healthcare provider. Typically, it should be in place for no longer than five days.

How to Prevent Hoarseness (Dysphonia)

Hoarseness, or dysphonia, is characterized by altered vocal quality, pitch, loudness, or vocal effort that impairs communication as assessed by a clinician and/or affects quality of life.

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