5 Reasons Why You Should See an ENT Specialist

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Consulting a general practitioner may not be appropriate for every issue. Otorhinolaryngologist (ENT) surgeons are the go-to specialists for conditions such as chronic ear infections, chronic sore throat or tonsillitis,, snoring, hearing loss, nasal allergies and polyps, thyroid issues, and vertigo. ENT specialists are also better equipped to identify and address head and neck conditions.

When You Should See An ENT Specialist

Persistent Ear Infections

Ear infections are more common in some populations compared to others. For instance, infections of the middle ear, where air normally circulates and the eustachian tube are common in children aged 6 months to 2 years old because of the anatomy of their ears and tubes.

Common causes of ear infections include cold,  flu, or allergies, all of which produce congestion and edema. Discomfort, fever, migraine, and dizziness usually accompany an ear infection. 

When a child experiences recurrent ear infections, it may be time to consult an ENT specialist in Dubai. Since repeated ear infections can impair a child’s hearing ability, they may experience difficulties with communication, socialization, and overall growth and development.

One typical method of dealing with repeated ear infections is to insert tubes in the ear canal. A minor incision is made in the eardrum by an ENT doctor in order to drain the middle ear. After that, a small tube is inserted into the ear canal to allow air in and discourage further fluid accumulation. Tubing is often left in place for between four and eighteen months before it naturally falls out.

Painful Ringing In The Ears

Ringing in the ears is one of the most typical symptoms of tinnitus. This is characterized by a prolonged, inaudible noise in the ear(s) or head(s) that occurs more than once a week and lasts longer than five minutes. Tinnitus can be incredibly annoying and debilitating for some people. Tinnitus is incurable, but there are several methods an ENT might recommend for alleviating the symptoms.

Vertigo, or Dizziness

The inner ear is one of the many bodily systems that coordinate our balance. Dizziness and vertigo affect about 30% of the population at some point in their lives. This may be a temporary problem, such as after suddenly standing up, while taking medication or experiencing a migraine.

Vertigo usually happens when the calcium crystals in the inner ear move out of place. Changes in head posture, such as when a person bends over, looks up, or rolls over in bed, commonly accompany symptoms. An ear, nose, and throat doctor can help you find your footing and devise a treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms.

Chronic Nasal Congestion

When the sinuses become inflamed and swollen, you get sinusitis. Mucus drainage is impeded as a result of the swelling, leading to nasal congestion. You may have trouble breathing through your nose,  nasal discharge, or soreness in the eye area. Sinusitis that lasts for more than three months or recurs often despite therapy is considered chronic.

Nasal polyps, deviated septum, recurrent respiratory infections, allergies, and secondary bacterial or viral infections are common causes of chronic sinusitis. An ENT specialist in Dubai can assess your condition and recommend the most appropriate course of therapy which may include  medicines, antibiotics, or surgery.

Enlargement Of The Lymph Nodes In The Neck

You can’t fight off infections effectively without the help of your lymph nodes, which are also known as lymph glands. Your head and neck are full of lymph nodes. Due to a bacterial or viral infection, they can swell and hurt.

Most cases of swollen lymph nodes resolve on their own in a few weeks, but you should see an ENT specialist if your lumps get larger and last longer than two weeks, feel hard or rubbery, appear for no reason, are accompanied by persistent sore throat or changes in your voice, or if you also have a high temperature, night sweats, or a sudden loss of weight.


Even if you think your sore throat or ear infection is minor, you should see an Otorhinolaryngologist  to get it checked because these conditions can be early warning signs of more serious problems in the future. Consulting an ENT specialist in Dubai can help diagnose and treat your condition promptly and effectively, utilizing modern equipment, medication, and techniques.