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Do you need earplugs for your ears? What you should keep in mind to care for your hearing health

Do you need earplugs for your ears? What you should keep in mind to care for your hearing health

If you are looking for earplugs for your ears, it is important that you take into consideration several aspects to take proper care of your hearing health. Ear plugs are devices designed to protect your ears from loud noises, water or foreign elements. Here is some key information to keep in mind... READ MORE
A major problem

A major problem

Surely you have heard more than once a family member, especially children and adults, complain about sinusitis, but… do we know what it is exactly? Well, nothing more or less than the inflammation of the paranasal sinuses, which are those hollow spaces where air passes through the inside of... READ MORE
Dr. Julio Rama: “It is safe to come”

Dr. Julio Rama: “It is safe to come”

In view of the seriousness of the health crisis caused by the coronavirus, Dr. Julio Rama reminds us of the importance of seeking immediate consultation in case of presenting the following ENT symptoms, which may be related to the infection of this disease Voice changes of more than 10 days... READ MORE
The 5 most common ear conditions

The 5 most common ear conditions

In this post we tell you which are the most common ear diseases so that, at the slightest symptom, you know how to detect them and go to a specialist Otitis externa or media, hypoacusis, cerumen plugs and/or foreign bodies in the ear, are some of the most frequent ear conditions and problems. Ear... READ MORE
do you need an otolaryngologist?

do you need an otolaryngologist?

Let’s start by defining what an otolaryngologistis and how the services of an otolaryngologistcan help you.. An otolaryngologist is a physician trained in the management and treatment, both medically and surgically, of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat and related... READ MORE
Sleep Disordered Breathing, by Dr. Jacoba Alba

Sleep Disordered Breathing, by Dr. Jacoba Alba

Dr. Jaboca Alba explains what sleep disordered breathing is and how it affects not only the patient’s quality of life, but also that of those who live with the patient:” Snoring is the part of otorhinolaryngology that studies sleep disordered breathing, which is a very common pathology... READ MORE
Nasal obstruction, by Dr. José Manuel Meléndez, M.D

Nasal obstruction, by Dr. José Manuel Meléndez, M.D

Dr. José Manuel Meléndez details the consequences of nasal obstruction, a very common symptom in patients treated at the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO):” Nasal obstruction isa very common symptom of the patients we see in our offices, and it can have various causes, such as... READ MORE
The most relevant symptoms of laryngeal cancer, by Dr. Julio Rama

The most relevant symptoms of laryngeal cancer, by Dr. Julio Rama

Dr. Julio Rama, ENT Chief of the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), explains the most relevant symptoms of laryngeal cancer, the most frequent tumor located in the head and neck:“Laryngeal cancer is the most frequent tumor of head and neck tumors. The alarm symptoms that should... READ MORE
How allergic rhinitis affects the quality of life of those who suffer from it and its treatment, by Dr. Santiago Quer

How allergic rhinitis affects the quality of life of those who suffer from it and its treatment, by Dr. Santiago Quer

Dr. Santiago Quer, otolaryngologist at the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología – CIO, explains the main symptoms of allergic rhinitis, how it affects the quality of life of those who suffer from it and the most effective treatments to control its effects:“Allergic rhinitis is one... READ MORE
Dysphonia, or voice alteration, by Dr. Ana Araujo

Dysphonia, or voice alteration, by Dr. Ana Araujo

Dr. Ana Araujo, otolaryngologist at the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), explains the symptoms of dysphonia or voice alteration and reminds us that it can be present in up to 75% of at-risk groups of voice professionals (teachers, singers, radio announcers…): “Dysphonia... READ MORE
Patients with cleft lip and/or cleft palate: the role of the otolaryngologist

Patients with cleft lip and/or cleft palate: the role of the otolaryngologist

To commemorate World Cleft Lip and Palate Day -July 23-, we publish thisinterview with Dr.José Manuel Meléndez, ENT specialist at the Centro Integral Otorhinolaryngology (CIO). José Manuel Meléndez, otolaryngologist at the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), specialist in rhinology... READ MORE
Repetitive conditions that exist within the pathology of vertigo, by Dr. Carlos Gimeno

Repetitive conditions that exist within the pathology of vertigo, by Dr. Carlos Gimeno

Dr. Carlos Gimeno, otolaryngologist at the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), explains how within the pathology of vertigo there are a series of pathologies that occur repeatedly or in crisis:“Within the pathology of vertigo, dizziness and instability, in which we... READ MORE
Viral or bacterial tonsillitis by Dr. Elena Rizzo

Viral or bacterial tonsillitis by Dr. Elena Rizzo

Dr. Elena Rizzo, ENT specialist at the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), analyzes tonsillitis, whether viral or bacterial, a very common pathology in the general population:“Tonsillitis, whether viral or bacterial, is a very common pathology in the general population, both in... READ MORE
Otitis externa, by Dr. Isabel Sánchez

Otitis externa, by Dr. Isabel Sánchez

Dr. Isabel Sanchez, ENT specialist at the Centro Integral Otorhinolaryngology (CIO). Isabel Sánchez, otolaryngologist at the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), explains the nature of otitis externa, the presence of which is usually the order of the day in the CIO’s office,... READ MORE
Oropharyngeal cancer, by Dr. Meritxell Tomás

Oropharyngeal cancer, by Dr. Meritxell Tomás

Dr. Meritxell Tomás, ENT specialist at the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), explains the main causes of oropharyngeal cancer, which include, among others, the human papilloma virus:“Oropharyngeal cancer is located in the area of the tonsils, the back wall of the pharynx, the... READ MORE
Ultrasonic rhinoplasty, by Dr. Eduardo Morera

Ultrasonic rhinoplasty, by Dr. Eduardo Morera

Dr. Eduardo Morera, otorhinolaryngologist at the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), analyzes the virtues of the surgical technique that allows modification of the shape and size of the nose:“Ultrasonic rhinoplasty is the surgical technique that allows us to modify the shape and... READ MORE
Nasal ventilatory insufficiency, by Dr. Eugenio Hack

Nasal ventilatory insufficiency, by Dr. Eugenio Hack

Dr. Eugenio Hack, otolaryngologist at the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), explains how to treat nasal ventilatory insufficiency, which is very common among the patients who come to our clinic:“Nasal ventilatory insufficiency is a problem that affects 30% of the patients in our... READ MORE
Cervical lymphadenopathies, by Dr. Fabián García

Cervical lymphadenopathies, by Dr. Fabián García

Dr. Fabián García, ENT specialist at the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), explains the approach to cervical lymph nodes or adenopathies:“Adenopathies, more commonly known as lymph nodes, are structures of the lymphatic system involved in the immune response.They are present... READ MORE
Otosclerosis, by Dr. Jacoba Alba

Otosclerosis, by Dr. Jacoba Alba

Dr. Jacoba Alba, otolaryngologist at the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), analyzes this middle ear disease that causes deafness:“Otosclerosis is a middle ear disease that causes deafness . Itis one of the most frequent causes of transmissive deafness, which affects the... READ MORE
Obstructive sleep apnea, by Dr. José Manuel Meléndez, M.D

Obstructive sleep apnea, by Dr. José Manuel Meléndez, M.D

Dr. José Manuel Meléndez explains the consequences of obstructive sleep apnea on the quality of life of the child or adult who suffers from it:“Obstructive sleep apnea is a breathing disorder in which there is a partial or complete obstruction of ventilation. This will alter the normal... READ MORE
Otitis media, by Dr. Julio Rama

Otitis media, by Dr. Julio Rama

Dr. Julio Rama, ENT Chief of the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), explains what otitis media is and the hearing problems it causes: “Chronic otitis media are infectious-inflammatory processes of the ear that can cause severe problems such as hearing loss or even balance... READ MORE
Acute vertigo, by Dr. Santiago Quer

Acute vertigo, by Dr. Santiago Quer

Dr. Santiago Quer, otolaryngologist at the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), analyzes the effects, myths and diagnosis of acute vertigo.Acute vertigo is a pathology that is quite common for otolaryngologists because it is a fairly frequent reason for visits to our offices and it is a... READ MORE
The salivary glands, by Dr. Fabián García

The salivary glands, by Dr. Fabián García

Dr. Fabián García, otolaryngologist at the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), explains the functions of the salivary glands and the problems that can occur.The salivary glands are organs located in the vicinity of the oral cavity and are responsible for the production of saliva and... READ MORE
Acute otitis, by Dr. Ana Araujo

Acute otitis, by Dr. Ana Araujo

Dr. Ana Araujo, otolaryngologist at the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), explains the effects of acute otitis:“Acute otitis is the most frequent emergency in the pediatric age group. Alterations in anatomy or the presence of adenoids and vegetations are important factors that... READ MORE
Chronic otitis media, by Dr. Carlos Gimeno

Chronic otitis media, by Dr. Carlos Gimeno

Dr. Carlos Gimeno, otolaryngologist at the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), explains what chronic otitis media is and its treatment at CIO: “The treatment of chronic otitis media or recurrent middle ear suppurations and cholesteatoma, which is a benign, slow-growing cyst in the... READ MORE
Sinusitis, by Dr. Elena Rizzo

Sinusitis, by Dr. Elena Rizzo

Dr. Elena Rizzo, otolaryngologist at Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), explains the symptoms and care of sinusitis:“Sinusitis is a common pathology in the general population and can go unnoticed in a not insignificant number of homes, and can be confused with other types of... READ MORE
Dysphagia, by Dr. Meritxell Tomás

Dysphagia, by Dr. Meritxell Tomás

Dr. Meritxell Tomás, otolaryngologist at the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), explains what dysphagia is and how to avoid major problems:“Dysphagia is a term used to define that there is a problem swallowing solids, liquids or both. These problems can be caused by anatomical... READ MORE
The epistaxis, by Dr. Isabel Sánchez

The epistaxis, by Dr. Isabel Sánchez

Dr. Isabel Sánchez, otolaryngologist at the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), explains the main causes of epistaxis in children and the elderly:“Epistaxis is nasal bleeding. This pathology is always said to be typical of children because they have very superficial veins and... READ MORE
Hypoacusis, by Dr. Eugenio Hack

Hypoacusis, by Dr. Eugenio Hack

Dr. Eugenio Hack, otolaryngologist at Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), reports on hypoacusis, a problem that affects hearing and comprehension:“Hypoacusis is the problem our patients have in hearing and understanding words. This is the sector of our specialty that has advanced... READ MORE
Otoplasty, by Dr. Eduardo Morera

Otoplasty, by Dr. Eduardo Morera

dr. Eduardo Morera, otorhinolaryngologist at the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), explains what otoplasty, a surgical technique on the ears, consists of and explains the treatment process:“Otoplasty is the surgical technique that allows modifying the shape of the auricular... READ MORE
Radiofrequency of turbinates

Radiofrequency of turbinates

The turbinates are the “turbines” of the nose. They are located inside the nostrils and have the function of filtering and modifying the temperature and humidity of the air we breathe, so that it reaches the lungs properly. They are structures rich in blood vessels and nerve endings, so... READ MORE
Hearing loss

Hearing loss

Hypoacusis is defined as the functional deficit that occurs when hearing is lost to a lesser or greater degree. It occurs when there is an interruption in the physiological process of hearing. The term deafness is reserved for profound and permanent bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. Hearing... READ MORE
Foreign bodies in otorhinolaryngology

Foreign bodies in otorhinolaryngology

These accidents are frequent in children, especially in children under 3 years of age. We often find children, 2 or 3 years old, with foreign bodies in their ears, such as pieces of plasticine, beads from necklaces; in the nose it is also frequent to find this type of objects, as well as small... READ MORE
Obstructive sleep apnea affects 4% of the population

Obstructive sleep apnea affects 4% of the population

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep breathing disorder in which episodes of upper airway collapse occur. It is a disorder that affects about 4% of the population and affects the patient’s quality of life and that of his or her partner, and also his or her general health, as it is known... READ MORE
Tinnitus: if I am told I have nothing, why do I keep hearing them?

Tinnitus: if I am told I have nothing, why do I keep hearing them?

In daily practice it happens to us ENT specialists that the patient comes to us because he/she has already been evaluated by other specialists who have performed all the pertinent tests required by the medical protocol and still have tinnitus The problem is that often no disease is found but the... READ MORE
Thyroid nodules

Thyroid nodules

The prevalence of thyroid nodules is very high in the general population, as the probability of finding a nodule by palpation is approximately 5%, a probability that reaches 68% when it comes to finding an occult nodule by ultrasound. 90% of nodules are benign and 95% are asymptomatic (5% may be... READ MORE
Adenoid hypertrophy

Adenoid hypertrophy

Adenoid hypertrophy (or vegetations) is one of the most common causes of nasal obstruction in children. Adenoid hypertrophy can cause mouth breathing, snoring during sleep and contribute to apneas. Sometimes it will be necessary to evaluate the consequences on nocturnal breathing by means of a... READ MORE
Against head and neck tumors: secondary prevention

Against head and neck tumors: secondary prevention

We have all heard it many times. “Fortunately, we caught the tumor in time”. This phrase summarizes in a very simple and graphic way the fundamental key in the prognosis of the vast majority of tumors in the head and neck area, which are those tumors that appear in the larynx, pharynx,... READ MORE
Foreign bodies in otorhinolaryngology: bones, thorns and piles

Foreign bodies in otorhinolaryngology: bones, thorns and piles

A brief review of foreign bodies in the field of otorhinolaryngology has already been made above. However, fish bones and embedded bones deserve a separate chapter Patients frequently come to the emergency department because they have been stuck with a fish bone. They are usually located at the... READ MORE
Salivary gland infection or “sialoadenitis”

Salivary gland infection or “sialoadenitis”

There are 3 major salivary glands Parotid glands are the largest. Submandibular glands. Sublingual glands. Salivary gland infection, also known as sialoadenitis, usually affects the parotid glands located in front of and below the ears, and submaxillary glands located below the jaw Causes The most... READ MORE
Head and neck cancer

Head and neck cancer

The complexity of the anatomical structures of the head and neck and the importance of their functions, so relevant for the relationship with the environment, make the treatment of cancer of the upper aerodigestive tract delicate. It includes tumors of the lip, oral cavity, nasopharynx, oropharynx,... READ MORE
Serous or seromucous otitis media

Serous or seromucous otitis media

Serous or seromucous otitis media (OMS) is a condition characterized by the presence of mucus in the middle ear without signs of acute inflammation. It is the most common cause of hearing loss in children, especially in the first 6 years of life and is most prevalent in winter. WHO can resolve on... READ MORE
Hypoacusis or “sudden deafness”

Hypoacusis or “sudden deafness”

Hypoacusis or sudden deafness is the loss of hearing in three or more contiguous frequencies, in less than 72 hours, generally unilateral. Its treatment should be carried out as soon as possible for the complete recovery of hearing. The procedure consists of administering oral corticosteroids and,... READ MORE
Motion sickness

Motion sickness

Balance does not have a specific location in the brain as occurs with sight, but is a system that requires coordinated and congruent information from the inner ear (vestibular system), eyes (visual system) and pressure receptors in joints, muscles and skin (proprioceptive system). Motion sickness... READ MORE
Exostosis or hyperostosis of the external auditory canal (swimmer’s ear)

Exostosis or hyperostosis of the external auditory canal (swimmer’s ear)

It is a not uncommon pathology of the external auditory canal, in which there is a growth of the bony part of the canal, sometimes in a localized form (as in “pigeon’s nest”) or in all its perimeter. The pathophysiological mechanism is not clear, but it is more frequent in people... READ MORE
Oral microbiota

Oral microbiota

The microbiota is the set of microorganisms that colonize a given environment, establishing relationships between them, leading to a dynamic equilibrium between all of them, ensuring that this environment remains practically constant in the absence of external factors. The autochthonous microbiota... READ MORE
How to take care of our throat during the spring months

How to take care of our throat during the spring months

Spring is a time of the year when temperature changes and the presence of pollen and other allergens can affect our health in general and in particular, our throat. Therefore, it is important to follow a series of tips to take proper care of this part of our body One of the most important aspects... READ MORE

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