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Ear, Nose, and Throat
Provides links to info on sore throats, ear infections, and sinusitis. Also has info on mononucleosis tests and decision aids for sleep apnea and allergies.

Nosebleeds
Briefly discusses causes of nosebleeds, including injuries, health conditions, medicines, and changes in the environment, such as smoke. Offers interactive tool to help decide when to seek care. Also offers home treatment tips.

Objects in the Ear
Briefly discusses what types of objects can get in the ear and what increases the risk of foreign bodies in the ear. Offers interactive tool to help decide when to seek care. Also offers home treatment tips.

Anosmia
What is anosmia? Anosmia (say "ay-NAWZ-mee-uh") is the loss of the sense of smell. It can be a problem by itself or a symptom of another health problem. It can last a short time, such as when you have a stuffy nose from a cold, or it can be permanent. Some people have a reduced sense of smell. This is called hyposmia...

Tonsillitis
Discusses tonsillitis. Covers symptoms like sore throat and swollen lymph nodes. Includes causes like the bacteria that cause strep throat. Discusses home treatment, nonprescription pain medicines, surgery to remove tonsils (tonsillectomy).

Earwax
Briefly discusses how earwax works to protect the ear canal and what may cause problems in the ear canal. Offers interactive tool to help decide when to seek care. Also offers home treatment tips.

Medical Specialists
Info on healthcare professionals with training in specific areas. Links to info on physicians and other specialty doctors. Also includes links to info on other health professionals like physician assistants. Offers tips on preparing for appointments.

Stopping a Nosebleed
Most nosebleeds aren't serious. They usually can be stopped with home treatment. Most nosebleeds occur in the front of the nose and involve only one nostril. Some blood may drain down the back of the nose into the throat. A less common but more serious type of nosebleed starts in the back of the nose. It often involves...

Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 12 and Older
Briefly discusses common causes of ear injuries and problems, including infection, sports injuries, and loud noises. Offers interactive tool to help decide when to seek care. Also offers home treatment tips.

Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger
Briefly discusses common causes of ear injuries and problems, including infection, fluid buildup, and allergies. Offers interactive tool to help decide when to seek care. Also offers home treatment tips.

Tonsillitis: Should My Child Have a Tonsillectomy?
Guides through decision to have your child have a tonsillectomy for tonsillitis. Includes common reasons to have a tonsillectomy. Describes how this surgery is done. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.