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What are the early signs of tongue cancer?
The symptoms of tongue cancer include a painful tongue, redness, and sores or ulcers that will not heal. The exact cause is unknown, but risk factors include smoking and heavy alcohol consumption. Treatment often involves surgery, and the outlook depends on the grade of cancer. Learn more about tongue cancer here. (Medical News Today)

Signs and symptoms of medullary thyroid cancer
Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is a rare type of thyroid cancer. The earliest sign of MTC is typically a painless lump in the neck. Later symptoms can include pain or discomfort, hoarseness, coughing, and difficulty swallowing or breathing. If caught early, the outlook for MTC is often very good. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Olfactory receptors 'do more than smell'
Human olfactory receptors are everywhere in the body — not just in the nose — and may prove useful in healthcare and medicine once we know more about them. (Medical News Today)

What to know about salivary gland infections
Salivary gland infections usually affect the glands under the ears (parotid glands) and the glands under the chin (submandibular glands). Having salivary stones or other blockages can lead to infections. Common symptoms include swelling, redness, and a bad taste in the mouth. Learn about causes and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

What causes a nosebleed at night?
Nosebleeds can occur at any time, and some people only experience them at night. A range of factors may be responsible, including colds, chemical exposure, and heavy alcohol use. Home care can stop most nosebleeds, but if they recur, a person should see a doctor. Here, learn more about nighttime nosebleeds. (Medical News Today)

Why does it hurt when I swallow?
People can experience pain when swallowing for a wide range of reasons. Depending on the cause, they may feel sharp or dull pain in various places, including the mouth, throat, esophagus, chest, or one or both sides of the neck. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of pain when swallowing here. (Medical News Today)

How to remove earwax at home
Earwax is the body's natural way of protecting the eardrum and inner ear from damage. However, if the body produces too much earwax, a person may experience a blockage. This can lead to hearing loss and pain. In this article, learn how to remove an earwax blockage safely at home, as well as when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Can you treat baby ear infection without antibiotics?
Babies and young children are more prone to ear infections than adults. However, unless the infection is severe or present in a very young infant, antibiotics are often not necessary. Here, we look at what ear infections are and how to treat the symptoms at home while the baby’s natural defenses fight the infection. (Medical News Today)

How to treat and prevent ear barotrauma
Ear barotrauma is a condition that occurs due to a change in pressure around the ear. It often causes pain or discomfort in the ear, and can also affect hearing. Ear barotrauma usually resolves itself, but it can sometimes be chronic and require surgery. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about glossitis
Glossitis is a condition where the tongue becomes inflamed and swollen. A range of factors, including allergies, anemia, and vitamin B12 deficiencies can lead to glossitis. The best treatment will depend on the underlying cause. Read on for more information about the symptoms, causes, and treatment for glossitis. (Medical News Today)

Why do I feel pain in my ear when swallowing?
The ears are linked to the nose and throat, and infections in any of these areas can cause ear pain when swallowing. A range of other issues, such as dental abscesses and joint damage, can also cause this pain. Here, learn about the many causes and their symptoms and treatments. We also describe when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What causes breath to smell like urine?
Most people will have bad breath at least once in their life, but it is unusual for breath to smell like urine. Possible causes range from nasal congestion to chronic kidney disease (CKD). Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Here, learn more about why breath might smell like urine and how to treat it. (Medical News Today)

Common symptoms of a sinus infection
Sinus infections, or sinusitis, occur when a virus of bacteria enters the sinuses. The symptoms of sinusitis are similar to a cold, but it also involves a feeling of pressure and congestion in the sinuses. Read on for a list of common symptoms and treatments for sinus infections. (Medical News Today)

How to get a bug out of your ear
Although most people would hate the idea of a bug being in their ear, it is essential to remain calm to get it out. Fortunately, there are home remedies that can help remove insects from the ear. In this article, we look at how to remove a bug whether it is dead or still alive. We also explain when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What does chondrodermatitis mean?
The skin conditions chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis or CNH affects the cartilage in the ear. It results in a painful nodule developing. The causes include ear trauma, pressure, prolonged sun exposure, and extremely cold weather exposure. Treatment includes surgery and topical treatments. Learn more about CNH here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about a Schatzki ring
A Schatzki ring is a band of tissue that can develop at the lower end of the food pipe. It makes the pipe narrower, which may lead to difficulty swallowing. A Schatzki ring is noncancerous, but certain procedures can help if a ring is causing problems. Here, learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and more. (Medical News Today)

Is it bad to eat ice?
Some people like to chew on ice cubes, but it can cause some complications, including dental problems. Compulsive ice eating is a psychological issue, but it is also a sign of some medical conditions, such as iron deficiency anemia. A doctor can determine the reason for ice cravings and provide appropriate treatment. (Medical News Today)

What is Eagle syndrome?
Summary description Eagle syndrome is a form of nerve pain that causes people to experience a dull, throbbing ache around the face and throat. It can be caused by an unusually long bone below the ear and can often be treated successfully with surgery. We look at the symptoms and treatments of Eagle syndrome. (Medical News Today)

What is hyperosmia and what causes it?
Hyperosmia is a heightened sense of smell. This sensory change is often caused by another condition, such as specific autoimmune and neurological disorders. In this article, we look at the range of conditions that can lead to hyperosmia, the complications it can cause, and steps people can take to treat it. (Medical News Today)

What to know about otomycosis
Otomycosis is a fungal infection in the outer ear canal, usually caused by the Aspergillus fungus. It can be painful, causing inflammation, flaking skin, and ear discharge. Otomycosis usually responds well to antifungal eardrops or creams. Learn about otomycosis here and how it can become chronic. (Medical News Today)

What causes tongue bumps?
Tongue bumps are common, and there are many possible causes, including injuries, allergies, and infections. Although tongue bumps can feel strange, they are usually harmless and should not cause concern. Here, we look at the causes and symptoms of tongue bumps, as well as when to see a doctor and treatment options. (Medical News Today)

What is pansinusitis?
Pansinusitis occurs when all the sinus cavities in the face are infected and inflamed. It is a severe form of a sinus infection that usually affects only a few cavities, and it causes congestion, headaches, and facial pain. Learn more here about pansinusitis, its symptoms, and when to see a doctor for treatment. (Medical News Today)

How do I know if I have a cold or sinusitis?
The symptoms of a sinus infection are very similar to those caused by a cold, but if symptoms continue for some time, medical help may be needed. Learn how to spot symptoms caused by sinus infection. Get some tips for home remedies and other treatments, and find out when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Why is my tongue bleeding?
There are many different causes of a bleeding tongue, including ulcers, bacteria, and viruses. Treatments are available for most conditions, and home remedies can improve others. However, some conditions are more serious. Learn about the different causes of bleeding tongue, their diagnosis, and how to treat them. (Medical News Today)

What does it mean when you have a cold nose?
A cold nose can be uncomfortable when the weather is chilly. But there can be other potential causes, including an underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism, and stress at work. Treatment depends on the cause of a cold nose, but there are many simple ways to get warmed up. Learn more here and when you should see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

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