We felt that sneezing and snoring frequently are typical. We wouldn't fret the simple pain in our ear since we figured it will simply disappear.

What we do not know is it’s already a sign that we need to see an ENT specialist. In Singapore, an ENT specialist, Dr. Dennis Chua treated numerous patients with ENT issues.

With over 15 years of clinical knowledge and practice, he will know whether your regular sniffling and snoring should be dealt with. In any case, by what method will we realize that we have to see an ENT specialist? That is what we are going to discuss in this article. 

Dr Dennis Chua

ENT Specialist

An ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist is a doctor who focuses on otolaryngology, a clinical field that deals with ear, nose, and throat issues. ENT specialist ordinarily treats normal conditions including ear infections, sleep apnea, and allergies.

It will also address persistent nose drains, breathing issues, clog, and sinus issues. They likewise regularly treat infection in the tonsils, voice issues, trouble with gulping, adenoid contamination, and asthma. More specific ENT specialists may treat head and neck problems, neurotology, thyroid issues, craniofacial medical procedure, and pediatric aviation route conditions. They likewise give care to ear problems, for example, swimmer’s ear, balance problems, hearing loss, and ear wounds.

Signs that you need to see an ENT Specialist

  1. Sore throat- it is a painful irritation in the throat where it intensifies when swallowing. It is commonly caused by a viral infection like the flu or cold. A sore throat brought about by an infection will settle all alone. But if not, it’s time to see your ENT specialist. 

A sore throat can cause fever, sneezing, cough, headache, and runny nose. On the off chance that this exists for over seven days, look for help from your ENT specialist. In the event that there is trouble in breathing and swallowing or swelling in the neck, especially in children, get help immediately from your ENT specialist. Dr. Dennis Chua is one of the best ENT specialists in Singapore that manages sore throat, especially in children. You can set an appointment with him if you are experiencing one of those signs. 

  1. Hearing problems- it is common to old age people to experience hearing problems, but it can also happen to young ones. The most common hearing issues are tinnitus (ringing in the ear), ear infections, balance disorder, and fluid in the ear (Otitis media with Effusion). Other times excessive ear wax can also cause ear problems, seek help from an ENT specialist if this happens do not utilize Q-tips to remove it because it may cause more problems.

  2. Sinus pain- a huge part of your face is taken up by sinuses which can sore and swell if problems occur. If you experience pain in your face, nose, ear, and upper regions of the teeth for several days, you have to see your ENT specialist.

  3. Constant dizziness- getting dizzy most of the time is a bad sign. It is time to see your ENT to get tested and determine the cause of your dizziness. It can possibly be vertigo which can be treated easily however it is still dangerous if it happens often and that it affects your daily activities.

  4. Persistent Nasal Congestion- infections, deviated septum or allergies are common reasons for continuous nasal congestion. It is vital to have it checked by an ENT for treatment.

  5. Sleep Apnea- it is cute to see and hear someone snores, but constant and loud snoring is very disturbing. You may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and if it will not be treated it can lead to serious conditions like heart diseases, stroke, and high blood pressure.

  6. Swelling lymph nodes- lumps in the neck or throat should not be ignored. Most reasons why these lumps occurred is due to infection. It can be also an early sign of a type of cancer or connected to another health problem. However, if it lasted for more than two weeks, you need to see your ENT specialist in order to diagnose the cause of the swelling lymph nodes.

Health is very important. In the event that you are experiencing these signs listed above do not wait until it gets worst. Contact your ENT specialist and set an appointment to diagnose the problem and receive treatment. If you don’t have an ENT specialist, make sure to look for the best one like Dr. Dennis Chua or ask your primary care or family physician for referrals. He was able to help several patients to deal with their ear, nose, and throat problems. His clinic is also equipped with tools not only for adults but for children which will make the treatment fast and painless. And lastly, he makes the treatment personalized depending on your particular condition.