Young girl suffering from glue ear

Glue ear treatment is used to address glue ear – also known as adhesive otitis – which is a condition that involves the middle part of the ear filling with fluid. The fluid becomes sticky, or glue-like, and can cause an infection in the middle ear, as well as make it hard to hear. What…

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A frequent question the parents of a child with glue ear ask is ‘’ what is a grommet’’ or ‘’what does a grommet do’’. Glue ear (referred to as otitis media with effusion among health care professionals) is when fluid is trapped in the middle ear. It frequently causes hearing loss which can affect school…

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Synopsis Being able to feel a lump in the throat is a common symptom that patients seek an opinion with ear, nose and throat specialists. In this article, Mr Wale Olarinde (consultant ear, nose, throat/head & neck surgeon) discusses the problem of lumps in the throat that cannot be physically felt with the fingers rather than a neck…

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Synopsis Various forms of a thyroidectomy may be advised by your thyroid specialist. In this article, Mr Wale Olarinde (Consultant Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgeon) outlines the different conditions that may require a patient’s thyroid gland (or part of it) to be removed, the consequences/risks of surgery and what to expect. What is a thyroidectomy? A…

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Synopsis Being able to feel a lump in the throat is a common symptom that patients seek an opinion with ear, nose and throat specialists. In this article, Mr Wale Olarinde (consultant ear, nose, throat/head & neck surgeon) discusses the problem of lumps in the throat that cannot be physically felt with the fingers rather…

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Synopsis There are a number of reasons why a tonsillectomy is performed. In this article, Mr Wale Olarinde outlines the different conditions that may require a patient’s tonsils being removed. What is a tonsillectomy? A tonsillectomy is an operation where the tonsils (usually both) are removed. The tonsils are lymph glands that can be seen…

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