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Christmas tree allergy!

As if things couldn't get any worse recent research has shown that approximately 7% of those with pre-existing allergies may also be allergic to their festive tree! Ragweed, grass and tree polle… Continue Reading »

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Covid and Worcester ENT

During Covid lockdown all private services under Worcester ENT were stopped. 

However, now all services are up and running almost as normal.

Face to face consultations are standard and PPE is bein… Continue Reading »

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Ear wax and holidays

The holiday season is well underway!

Its a time to think about having your ears cleaned if you're prone to wax blockage as swimming pools, hot climates and earwax sometimes are not a good mix. Ea… Continue Reading »

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Ear stretchers and split earlobes

Body and ear piercing has become so popular over the past few years. Its important to remember though that at some point people may regret a tattoo, piercing or ear stretcher. Once an ear stretc… Continue Reading »

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early "hayfever"

A couple of days ago The Telegraph reported that tree pollen related hayfever symptoms had started, rather earlier than usual. The warmer weather no doubt being the cause. The best treatment for… Continue Reading »

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facial skin cancer

facial skin cancer

Interesting browsing the news feed on my phone this week.  I found  a "story" in The Sun which told of a young lady with facial skin cancer who underwent an operation to remove a lump on the sid… Continue Reading »

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tonsillectomy in children controversy

Recently the national news has reported that children have undergone "unnecessary tonsillectomy operations". Obviously this report will worry parents. It should be understood that nowadays there… Continue Reading »

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hearing aids and dementia

For some time now its been known that sensory input is important in helping to prevent or reduce the symptoms of dementia.

Factors improving eyesight such as properly prescribed specs and surgery… Continue Reading »

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childhood tonsillectomy & later risk of infection

A large study from Scandinavia recently reported an observation that children who'd undergone tonsillectomy seemed more likely to develop problems such as bronchitis in adulthood.

Parents often a… Continue Reading »

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skin and sun exposure

Now that summer is fast approaching it pays to be aware about the importance of avoiding too much sun and sunburn in particular. Sun exposure is linked to the development of skin cancers like BC… Continue Reading »

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HPV vaccination in boys

Pressure from various sources including ENT-UK, is currently being placed on the Goverment to fund HPV vaccination in boys.

The vaccination helps reduce the risk of head and neck cancer in later… Continue Reading »

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recent news of tinnitus cure

Recent research from the USA has been reported by ENT-UK stating that a new form of tinnitus treatment shows promise. At present the best forms of treatment include tinnitus retraining therapy (… Continue Reading »

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winter 'flu

Now is the time of year that cases of 'flu tend to arise. It's important to get vaccinated if you're in a "risk" group by which i mean a healthcare worker, someone over the age of 65, someone wi… Continue Reading »

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ear infections

At this time of year, ear infections in children are very common. It's important to remember that antibiotics are not usually necessary for this sort of problem. Regular painkillers and good hyd… Continue Reading »

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Sore throats

Sore throats are a common problem especially around this time of year.

Patients attending their GP with this problem often ask for antibiotics but its important to remember that many sore thr… Continue Reading »

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Triathlon and Open Water Season

Although the open water swimming and triathlon season is coming to an end it's worthwhile remembering some simple ear related precautions.

Some competitors are prone to dizziness when swimmin… Continue Reading »

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