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What conditions do otolaryngologists treat?

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You'd see an otolaryngologist if you have:

  • An ear condition, such as an infection, hearing loss, or trouble with balance
  • Nose and nasal issues like allergies, sinusitis, or growths
  • Throat problems like tonsillitis, difficulty swallowing, and voice issues
  • Sleep trouble like snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which your airway is narrow or blocked and it interrupts your breathing while you sleep
  • Infections or tumors (cancerous or not) of your head or neck

SOURCES:

Association of American Medical Colleges: "Otolaryngology."

Columbia University Medical Center: "What Is Otolaryngology?'

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: "What Is An Otolaryngologist?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Laryngology."

The American Academy of Pediatrics: "What Is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist?"

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: "Snoring and Sleep Apnea."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 14, 2019

SOURCES:

Association of American Medical Colleges: "Otolaryngology."

Columbia University Medical Center: "What Is Otolaryngology?'

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: "What Is An Otolaryngologist?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Laryngology."

The American Academy of Pediatrics: "What Is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist?"

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: "Snoring and Sleep Apnea."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 14, 2019

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