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  • Sore throat | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy; Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    Salivary Gland Stones Thyroid TINNITUS Tonsils Adenoids CONTACT Sorethroat Pharyngitis and tonsillitis are common causes Usually this starts as a viral infection in which antibiotics is not necessary If the sorethroat worsens and phlegm develops a course of antibiotics is helpful Tonsillitis is often associated with high fever in a child If this is happening regularly then a visit to the ENT doctor would be helpful The best time to bring your child to the ENT doctor is when your child is having the acute infection as this would allow a more accurate assessment If in doubt call our staff for advice To get an accurate assessment of the Snoring problems consult the Singapore ENT Specialist Dr YT Pang at the Centre for Ear Nose Throat Allergy Snoring CENTAS Visit our Children ENT Website Search Quick Enquiry Name Phone Required Your Email Address Required Country Your Country Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Timor Leste Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Malvinas Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Holy See Vatican City State Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

    Original URL path: http://www.entdoctor.com.sg/children-ent-problems/sorethroat.html (2012-12-21)
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  • Snoring And Sleep Apnoea | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy; Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    Apnoea Laugh and the world laugh with you snore and you snore alone Anthony Burgess Whilst snoring may be a social nuisance it may indicate an obstuctive sleep apnoea OSA Symptoms of OSA include Loud Snoring Feeling of fatigue despite adequate sleep Falling Asleep in midst of routine activities like reading watching TV Dozing off in meeting or in the theater cinema Sudden awakening from difficulty in breathing or gasping for air Deteriorating attention span and failing memory Morning Headaches Frequent nocturnal trips to the toilet OSA has been linked to high blood pressure heart disease strokes diabetes obesity and increased risk of death Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent complications from arising To get an accurate assessment of the Snoring problems consult the Singapore ENT Specialist Dr YT Pang at the Centre for Ear Nose Throat Allergy Snoring CENTAS Visit our Children ENT Website Search Quick Enquiry Name Phone Required Your Email Address Required Country Your Country Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Timor Leste Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Malvinas Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Holy See Vatican City State Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea

    Original URL path: http://www.entdoctor.com.sg/children-ent-problems/snoring-sleep-apnoea.html (2012-12-21)
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  • Hearing Loss | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy; Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    Children General Information NOSE BLEEDS Nose Cancer Salivary Gland Stones Thyroid TINNITUS Tonsils Adenoids CONTACT Hearing Loss A child that has delayed or inaccurate speech needs to have their hearing assessed Similarly for the child that does not respond to the environment parents teachers or misinterpret commands will need to a hearing check Diminished hearing affects learning ability which is critrical in our highly competitive environment The cause is usually in the outer or middle ear In rare situations the hearing loss is a result of a nerve condition To get an accurate assessment of your hearing problems and Head Neck you can consult the Singapore ENT Specialist Dr YT Pang at the Centre for Ear Nose Throat Allergy Snoring CENTAS Visit our Children ENT Website Search Quick Enquiry Name Phone Required Your Email Address Required Country Your Country Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Timor Leste Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Malvinas Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Holy See Vatican City State Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia the Former Yugoslav

    Original URL path: http://www.entdoctor.com.sg/children-ent-problems/hearing-loss.html (2012-12-21)
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  • FAQ | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy; Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    TINNITUS Tonsils Adenoids CONTACT FAQ The Centre for Ear Nose Throat Allergy Snoring CENTAS provides a comprehensive Ear Nose Throat Head and Neck Allergy Snoring service General Information Tonsils Adenoids Nose Cancer Tinnitus Thyroid Allergy Sinus Allergy Sinus Bahasa Nose Bleeds Nasal Polyps Conveniently located in the heart of Orchard Road at the Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre our centre strives to provide a conducive and friendly environment for both adult and paediatric patients ensuring a seamless delivery without compromising on care and standards To get an accurate assessment of your ENT problems or allergy conditions you can consult the Singapore ENT Specialist Dr YT Pang at the Centre for Ear Nose Throat Allergy Snoring CENTAS Please visit teh following websites for more information www ChildrenENT sg www AllergyDoctor com sg www Snoring sg www SinusDoctor com sg Search Quick Enquiry Name Phone Required Your Email Address Required Country Your Country Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Timor Leste Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Malvinas Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Holy See Vatican City State Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia

    Original URL path: http://www.entdoctor.com.sg/faq.html (2012-12-21)
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  • Tonsils and Adenoids | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy; Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    and armpits Tonsils are the two masses at the back of the throat see image Adenoids are high in the throat behind the nose and the roof of the mouth soft palate and are not visible through the mouth without special instruments Tonsils and adenoids are situated at the entrance to the breathing passages They filter out germs as they transverse the air passages and help the body develop immunity to the germs This happens primarily during the first few years of life becoming less important as we get older Removal of the tonsils and adenoids in children does not cause a decrease in their immunity What affects Tonsils and Adenoids The most common problems affecting the tonsils and adenoids are recurrent infections throat or ear and significant enlargement or obstruction that cause breathing and swallowing problems Abscesses around the tonsils chronic tonsillitis and infections of small pockets within the tonsils that produce foul smelling cheese like formations can also affect the tonsils and adenoids making them sore and swollen Tumors are uncommon but can grow on tonsils Tonsillitis and its Symptoms Tonsillitis is an infection in one or both tonsils One sign is swelling of the tonsils Other signs or symptoms are Redder than normal tonsils A white or yellow coating on the tonsils A slight voice change due to swelling Sore throat Bad Breath Uncomfortable or painful swallowing Swollen lymph nodes glands in the neck Fever Enlarged Adenoids and their Symptoms Adenoid Infection If your or your child s adenoids are enlarged it may be hard to breath through the nose Other signs of constant enlargement are Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose most of the time Nose sounds blocked when the person speaks Noisy breathing during the day Recurrent ear infections Snoring at night Breathing stops for a few seconds at night during snoring or loud breathing sleep apnoea In situations of frequent tonsillitis enlarged tonsils adenoids and sleep apnoea surgical removal of the tonsils and adenoids can be curative These procedures can now be performed as a day procedure with no need for hospitalisation Book an appointment with HealthSense Specialist Dr YT Pang to look at your ENT problems and get cured Search Quick Enquiry Name Phone Required Your Email Address Required Country Your Country Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Timor Leste Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Malvinas Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Holy See Vatican City

    Original URL path: http://www.entdoctor.com.sg/faq/tonsils-adenoids.html (2012-12-21)
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  • Nose Cancer | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy; Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    Cancer Salivary Gland Stones Thyroid TINNITUS Tonsils Adenoids CONTACT Nose Cancer Nose Cancer Nose cancer is the 5th most common cancer in males and 10th most common cancer in female in Singapore 200 new cases are diagnosed each year It affects males more than females 80 are in the 31 to 60 year age group It affects mainly the Chinese and a small percentage of Malay What are the risk factors Ebstein Barr Virus has been associated with nose cancer Blood test for the EBV virus is used as a screening tool for nose cancer If someone in your family has nose cancer you have a 15 to 20 risk of developing the cancer Screening is important for this group of individuals Diet high in salted fish and nitrosamines are also associated risk of the cancer How does it present 50 of nose cancer patient present with neck lumps Blood Stained Sputum Blocked Nose Mucus and Bleeding from the Nose Hearing Loss Hoarse Voice Swallowing Difficulty As the nose cancer starts in the depth of the nose most are not discovered till late Only one third of patients are diagnosed in the early stages What are the treatment options for nose cancer For early cancers treatment is primarily by radiotherapy In later stages most will require combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy Early detection has a high rate of cure How is screening done and who should be screened Screening includes a detailed history and an examination of the post nasal space which is an area at the back of the nose This can be done with a mirror or more accurately by an endoscope Individuals with symptoms of neck lumps nose bleed bloodstained sputum and hearing loss should have an ENT check Individuals who have family members who have nose cancer should also go for regular checks Remember early detection and early treatment means cure is possible Book an appointment with Dr YT Pang to look at your ENT problems and get cured Search Quick Enquiry Name Phone Required Your Email Address Required Country Your Country Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Timor Leste Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Malvinas Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Holy See Vatican City State Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania

    Original URL path: http://www.entdoctor.com.sg/faq/nose-cancer.html (2012-12-21)
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  • Tinnitus | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy; Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    are not minor such as ear wax Tinnitus can also be a symptom of more serious middle ear problems such as infection a hole in the eardrum and middle ear fluid build up or stiffening otosclerosis of the middle ear bones Medical conditions such as allergy high or low blood pressure blood circulation problems tumour diabetes thyroid problems injury to the head and neck and medications such as anti inflammatories antibiotics sedatives antidepressants and aspirin can cause tinnitus Treatment will be quite different in each case It is important to see an ENT doctor to investigate the cause of your tinnitus so that the best treatment can be determined What are the common causes according to age For all ages Most tinnitus comes from damage to the microscopic endings of the hearing nerve in the inner ear The health of these nerve endings is important for acute hearing and injury to them brings on hearing loss and often tinnitus If you re older Advancing age is generally accompanied by a certain amount of hearing nerve impairment and tinnitus If you re younger Exposure to loud noises such as a noisy club rock concerts and loud music from ear phones can cause temporary or permanent tinnitus depending on length and intensity of exposure It is probably the leading cause of tinnitus and often damages hearing as well When should you see an ENT doctor If the tinnitus is persistent more than one month or is especially bothersome or associated with hearing loss and dizziness it should be evaluated What is the treatment In most cases there is no specific treatment for ear and head noises If your ENT doctor finds a specific cause of your tinnitus he she may be able to eliminate the noise X rays hearing tests balance tests and blood tests may be required Medications may help The following list of do s and don ts can help lessen the severity of tinnitus Avoid exposure to loud sounds and noises Check and control your blood pressures Lower salt intake Avoid stimulants such as coffee tea cola and tobacco Exercises to improve circulation Get adequate rest Avoid fatigue Eliminating stress and worry What can help me cope Relaxation Techniques This achieves a decrease focus on tinnitus and decreases the perceived intensity Masking Tinnitus is usually more bothersome in quiet surroundings such as nighttime A second sound at a constant low level such as a ticking clock or radio static white noise may mask the tinnitus and make it less noticeable Hearing aids If you have a hearing loss a hearing aid can improve hearing and diminish the tinnitus Summary Prior to any treatment of tinnitus it is important that you have a thorough examination and evaluation by your ENT doctor Book an appointment with HealthSense Specialist Dr YT Pang to look at your ENT problems and get cured Search Quick Enquiry Name Phone Required Your Email Address Required Country Your Country Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla

    Original URL path: http://www.entdoctor.com.sg/faq/tinnitus.html (2012-12-21)
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  • Thyroid Problem and Treatment| ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy; Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    up in health screening through examination or a blood test What do I do when I suspect a thyroid problem Any suspicion of thyroid abnormalities should be evaluated Consult your doctor early Many of the thyroid problem are amenable to treatment What will my doctor do Your doctor will examine you to determine the size of the thyroid and also to determine if you have any signs of abnormal thyroid function In addition the following tests are performed Thyroid function test Blood this will detemine the hormal status of the thyroid Ultrasound Scan this will document any abnormal enlargement of the gland It can determine the size and nature of this enlargement Sometimes the nature of the ultrasound can determine the diagnosis Nasoendoscopy This will help assess if the vocal cord are functioning properly as the thyroid is in front of the voice box Fine Needle Aspiration a small amount of cells can be aspirated from suspicious lump in the thyroid and this can be examine under the microscope to help determine the cause of the thyroid problem This is very much like blood taking It can help us determine if the lump is benign or malignant or if there is inflammation and hence the planning of definitive treatment What are the common thyroid diseases Thyroid diseases can be divided into the following categories Endocrine Disorders where thyroid either under or over produces the thyroid hormones Treatment is generally by medication either to replace deficient hormones or to suppress an overactive thyroid Occasionally surgery or administration of radioactive iodine is needed to reduce the hyperactivitity should medication not be effective Inflammatory Disorders such as Hashimoto s thyroiditis Dequervain thyroiditis Graves disease and Multinodular Goitre Typically the management is medical to support or suppress the hormonal level In situation where MNG is very large or causing compressive symptoms surgery may be required Tumours may be benign or malignant Tumours are fairly common in our population Up to 10 of the population can develop thyroid lump that can be felt or seen Of these the majority is benign 95 To determine if a lump is benign or malignant fine needle aspiration cytology is necessary Malignant tumours include papillary follicular anaplastic and medullary tumours The first two has better prognosis The factors associated thyroid tumours include extremes of age 20y 70y male family history history of irradiation and associated lumps in the neck What are the types of thyroid surgery As there are 2 halves lobes of the thyroid gland surgery can either remove half the gland hemi thyroidectomy or the full gland total thyroidectomy Indications would depend on the nature of the disease In general benign condition only recur the involved side to be removed while in malignancy the entire gland needs to be removed In malignancy the surrounding lymph nodes need to be cleared as well Hemi thyroidectomy can be a day surgery procedure while in total thyroidectomy the patient has to be hospitalized for 2 to 3 days Take home

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