Glandular Fever

September 19, 2019 - by admin - in Throat Problems

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Glandular fever, otherwise known as infectious mononucleosis or “mono”, is an illness caused by an infection by the Epstein-Barr (EB) virus – a member of the herpesvirus family. It is spread by person-to-person contact through saliva hence its informal name of the ‘kissing disease’. It can also be transmitted by coughing, sneezing & sharing food

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Acute Otitis Media (AOM)

August 16, 2019 - by admin - in Ear Problems

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Acute otitis media (AOM) is a very common type of ear infection which usually occurs in children but can occur in adults. Often the cause is a viral infection i.e.“ a cold” which results in inflammation behind the ear drum with consequent severe ear ache, deafness, buzzing in the ear and a temperature. The ear

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Vestibular Neuritis (VN)

June 20, 2019 - by admin - in Dizziness, Ear Problems

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Vestibular Neuritis (VN) – Acute Unilateral Peripheral Vestibulopathy This condition has many names: vestibular neuritis, vestibular neuronitis, viral neurolabyrinthitis, acute unilateral vestibular failure, acute unilateral peripheral vestibulopathy, acute vestibulopathy of unknown aetiology, acute unilateral peripheral deficit, epidemic vertigo & peripheral acute vestibular syndrome It is a common cause of severe prolonged dizziness due to a

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What is Vestibular Neuritis?

May 09, 2019 - by admin - in Dizziness

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Vestibular Neuritis (VN) – Acute Unilateral Peripheral Vestibulopathy   This condition has many names: vestibular neuritis, vestibular neuronitis, viral neurolabyrinthitis, acute unilateral vestibular failure, acute unilateral peripheral vestibulopathy, acute vestibulopathy of unknown aetiology, acute unilateral peripheral deficit, epidemic vertigo & peripheral acute vestibular syndrome It is a common cause of severe prolonged dizziness due to

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Vestibular Paroxysmia

May 06, 2019 - by admin - in Dizziness, Ear Problems

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Vestibular Paroxysmia  is a rare condition with significant overlap in symptoms and signs with other causes of dizziness, so is difficult to diagnose with certainty. It is thought to be due to an overlying compression, by the anterior inferior cerebellar artery, lateral to the midpoint of the acoustic nerve (8th cranial nerve). This compression irritates

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What is Central Positional Vertigo (CPV) and why is it important?

February 26, 2019 - by admin - in Dizziness

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Vertigo implies an abnormal sensation of movement or rotation of the patient or his or her environment. Some patients with central disease may complain of disequilibrium, imbalance, or difficulty maintaining an upright posture.  Central Positional Vertigo (CPV) is a dangerous and abnormal benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (BPPV) which is often caused by disease in the

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Why Do My Ears Pop Whilst Flying?

February 22, 2019 - by admin - in Ear Problems

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Do you experience problems with your ears when flying? Do they pop as the plane climbs or descends? To understand what is happening to you you need to know about how the ears work. Let us explain.  At the bottom of the ear hole (the ear canal) is the ear drum.  Behind the ear drums

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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

December 28, 2018 - by admin - in Dizziness

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Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV) It is caused by dislodged crystals in your inner ear. These crystals are usually firmly attached to a part of your inner ear which detects gravity – so that you know what is up or down. Sometimes these crystals can become dislodged and end up in a part of the

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Swallowing Problems

- by admin - in Throat Problems

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Swallowing problems There are many causes of swallowing problems: they are not generally serious and resolve easily. However, if you have significant problems swallowing for more than 3 weeks you need to see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist.  Worrying symptoms are food sticking in the throat, a persistent sore throat, persistent pain on one

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