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Plugged ears after flying, plugged ears after cold

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Last weekend I had a flight from California, back home to Wisconsin..Thanksgiving vacation with the family. I’ve always had troubles with flying and my ears adjusting to the pressure in elevation change. Well, we landed in WI, and both of my ears were plugged, not a big deal in the sense that they eventually unplug [...]

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Swollen tongue

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

A friend of mine has a swollen tongue and he cannot eat, drink or even swallow his own saliva? its been like this for the past two days, he says the pain is so bad that it makes his eyes water, and he feels a burning sensation in his tongue. what could this be? how [...]

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Clear fluid from the nose

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Sometimes when I bend down or tilt my head large amounts of clear fluid come gushing out of my nose. I don’t have a cold. What could be causing this?

Answered by: Maria/MD Health Forum Team

Nasal discharge is not always related to common cold or allergies. Vasomotor rhinitis, for example, is a [...]

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Psychosomatic throat pain?

Monday, October 20th, 2008

psychosomatic throat pain?
I am a 30 year old female with continuous pain in the throat- I would say it feels like it emanates from the voicebox, almost like a dull tootache feeling- it has been going on about 3 days now. I once had this problem over 10 years ago- had every test in [...]

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Feeling of Lump in Throat

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

I have been suffering with a sensation of having something in the back of my throat, behind or below the right tonsil (is difficult to pinpoint exactly)for about 5 months now. it started feeling like a very small lump which feels to have got more obvious over time, although it occasionally becomes less noticeable for [...]

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Vertigo, dizziness, neck pain, disc degeneration

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

Dear Dr. Joshua,
I have been experiencing very severe pain starting in my neck, and radiating across my shoulder, down my arm and into my thumb. This started just before Christmas. I have been seeing my Chiropoactor who suggests that I have a “C6 impingement”, but based on my pain level, he suggested I go to [...]

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Sensation in Throat - GERD / Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

It feels like I have a constant air bubble or burp stuck in my throat. It is worse when I lay down on my back.
Dr. Joshua’s Answer:
Short answer to a short question: One possible reason is GERD, meaning gastroesophageal reflux disease. This occurs when acid from the stomach enters the esophagus. You could try [...]

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Parotid Region Lump Below Ear

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Dear Doctor,
I am 18 years of age and I recently discovered a swelling bellow my left ear that protrudes like a lump or a gland enlarged. I just got my ear pierced on that same side about a month ago and I don’t think that it has anything to do with the piercing. [...]

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Loss of Taste

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

Since having a hernia operation and heart, lungs and kidneys failing during the operation and spending 2 months in CCU and a month in Rehab to wean me off the ventilator—I am at home now with no tastebuds and I always loved to eat. Why no tastebuds?
Dr. Joshua’s Answer:
Sometimes loss of taste is actually [...]

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Ear Rash, Weight Loss, Morning Nausea, Smoking

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

hi doc ,i live in holland but i am english,i am worried about my husband (hes dutch but he cant help that !!! ) he has seen a doc here but with no result to the problem . he has a hard lump behind each ear and the skin on his ears is very dry [...]

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