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What to know about cervical vertigo
Vertigo refers to a sensation of dizziness or spinning. Cervical vertigo refers to vertigo that results from a certain neck posture or movement. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Burning throat: 7 causes and how to treat them
Many issues can cause a burning throat, including tonsillitis, strep throat, a cold, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. Learn more about the possible causes and their treatments here. (Medical News Today)

What to do if someone has food stuck in their throat
Sometimes, food can become stuck in the esophagus or windpipe within the throat. Depending on the location of the blockage and the person’s symptoms, this can be a medical emergency. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Olive oil for ears: Everything you need to know
Olive oil is a home remedy for earwax blockages. In this article, learn about how to use it, as well as its effectiveness, safety precautions, and possible risks. (Medical News Today)

What causes bumps in the back of the throat?
Bumps in the back of the throat, often called cobblestone throat, are usually due to viral or bacterial infections. Learn more about the causes and treatment of bumps in the back of the throat here. (Medical News Today)

How to relieve laryngitis symptoms at home
Laryngitis can cause pain and irritation in the throat. Although it will go away with time, many home remedies can speed up the healing process and ease bothersome symptoms. (Medical News Today)

What to know about tonsillectomy scabs
Tonsillectomy scabs develop after surgery and typically fall off after about 10 days. Light bleeding is a normal part of healing, but people experiencing mores significant bleeding should see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What to know about nosebleeds with clots
Several factors can cause nosebleeds with clots, including physical trauma, allergies, and a deviated septum. It is fairly easy to stop a nosebleed at home. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo?
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a condition that commonly causes dizziness. Specific head movements may trigger symptoms, but people can usually treat BPPV with exercises and medication. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to get rid of a toothache at night
A toothache can cause severe pain and prevent a person from falling asleep. Learn about nine different methods to get rid of a toothache at night here. (Medical News Today)

What home remedies can help with bad breath?
Home remedies for bad breath include green tea, herbal rinses, and water. People should see a doctor if their breath does not improve. Learn more about home remedies for bad breath here. (Medical News Today)

Earwax color chart: What to know
The ears are self-cleaning and produce earwax to push out dirt and debris. In this article, learn what different ear wax colors and textures indicate, as well as how to safely clean the ears. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about cheek biting
Accidental cheek biting is often due to dental issues, but chronic cheek biting is a body-focused repetitive behavior. Learn about the causes and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

How to treat tonsillitis symptoms at home
Tonsillitis is a viral or bacterial infection that causes swelling and pain in and around the tonsils. Learn about a variety of home remedies for tonsillitis in this article. (Medical News Today)

Preauricular lymph nodes: What to know
The preauricular lymph nodes sit just in front of the ears. Some medical problems, such as infections, can cause them to swell. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about ear irrigation
Ear irrigation is a method of removing a buildup of earwax. Doctors sometimes perform this procedure, but people can also try it at home. Learn more about how to do it and its safety here. (Medical News Today)

What to do if you've lost your voice
People may be able to get their voices back by gargling salt water, drinking fluids, or resting their voice. A doctor may also provide medications. Learn how to get your voice back here. (Medical News Today)

What causes a bad smell in the nose?
Causes of a bad smell in the nose include sinusitis, mouth or tooth infections, and certain foods and drinks. Learn more about what might cause a bad smell in the nose, and what to do about it, here. (Medical News Today)

Why do I have tight jaw muscles? Causes and relief
Tight jaw muscles often occur due to stress, anxiety, injury, or overusing the jaw joint. In other cases, it may signal a medical condition. Learn about causes of jaw tightness and ways to relieve the tension here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about congestion in babies
Congestion is common in babies, often affecting the nose or chest. It is usually harmless but can be uncomfortable. In this article, we look at the causes of and treatments for baby congestion. (Medical News Today)

What to know about a ruptured eardrum
Symptoms of a ruptured eardrum include ringing, hearing loss, and loss of balance. Causes include trauma to the ear and ear infection. A ruptured eardrum will often heal on its own. Learn more about ruptured eardrums here. (Medical News Today)

What causes a chronic sore throat?
Many factors can cause a chronic sore throat, including allergies, smoking, and infections. In this article, we explore the possible causes and describe when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What STDs can you get from oral sex?
There are many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that people can get as a result of having oral sex, including gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. Learn about how people can transmit STDs orally, the symptoms they cause, and the available treatments here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about sleeping with earplugs
Sleeping with earplugs is usually safe. One potential risk of using them regularly is earwax buildup, but people can treat most complications with home remedies. Learn more about sleeping with earplugs, including the specific benefits, here. (Medical News Today)

What causes a loss of taste?
A lost sense of taste is a common symptom, with possible causes ranging from a simple cold to a head injury. Learn more about the causes and treatment of a loss of taste here. (Medical News Today)

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