Common Symptoms in Ear-Nose-Throat

Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) is an interesting specialty. Don’t be fooled by the three names. In fact, it covers a much larger number of areas. If it were to be mentioned together with what it covers, the patient in front of him would have taken the path of another doctor until the doctor counts his areas of specialization to the patient.

Although these regions, which we think are not that big from the outside, and their wide borders are not really the largest area of ​​the body in terms of surface area, they can be considered the most memorable place of the body in terms of tissue richness and diversity and complex relationships.

Perhaps the main region that underlies these regions to be mentioned together can be considered the nasal region. The nasal region is the place where the airway from the nose flows to the throat and at the same time, the Eustachian ducts that carry air to the ears are located. In short, it is a complete crossroads and is probably the main reason for the birth of this specialization.

After so many ENT entries, a few words will answer the question “Is it the same between our country and other countries”. Yes, medical science knows that people are structurally the same in every square centimeter of the earth. What I’m talking about isn’t just that the eyes, ears, and nostrils are two each. At the same time, their internal structures are the same.

However, it is also known that there are geographical, cultural and many other differences. There are exemplary climatic differences. There are social differences.

For example, I don’t think a native of the African tropical forests is in the habit of cleaning his ears with cotton swabs. Or that an Eskimo has a habit of showering every morning.

I remember very well that I had to peel off the jacket, vest or cardigan, shirt or blouse, undershirt, and sometimes the woolen knitted sweater they were wearing, in order to open their backs and listen to the lungs of the elderly aunts and uncles who came to my village, even on the hottest days of summer, during the years when I was doing my compulsory service. . I remember because I have always been astonished at our fondness for heat and at the same time our phobia of cold. Well, which one of us’s mother did not tell her child, “My child, wear an undershirt inside”. Which of us has not heard the warning “Close the window, it is making a noise”. The “wet hair-sinusitis” equation is another interesting one, which I could not find in the medical literature.

In the following years, when I was abroad in even colder places in the northern hemisphere, I was shyly sitting at the table at my teacher’s dinner invitations, even on cold winter days, from the jug of iced water in his hand that appeared next to me.

I used to try to wet my dry throat by drinking water from my glass, which was mostly ice and some water poured into my glass. Don’t get me wrong, ice water was not something that came with my request. In almost all restaurants, the first thing the waiters did as soon as they sat down at the table was to raise plenty of ice water.

One wonders why the perceptions of cold are so different.

Anyway, my aim with this article is to deal with the symptoms of some of the common ENT disorders and to convey what these symptoms tell us in an understandable language as much as I can. I hope you consider it as an article that is less boring and more understandable.

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