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What to know about the Adam's apple
The Adam's apple is a lump of cartilage in the throat, and it develops in males and females. It has no specific use and can be surgically removed. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is pharyngitis?
Pharyngitis, or a sore throat, is an inflammation of the pharynx that can cause discomfort and difficulty swallowing. It most commonly results from viral infections, such as common colds and the flu, but bacterial infections can also cause pharyngitis. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Dolor de garganta en un solo lado
Los dolores de garganta normalmente no son cosa seria, pero éstos pueden indicar una enfermedad subyacente. Continúe leyendo para aprender sobre las causas y otros síntomas. (Medical News Today)

Study finds link between obesity and sense of smell
A recent review investigates the surprising links between the sense of smell and obesity risk. The findings have implications for future treatments. (Medical News Today)

What to know about peritonsillar abscesses
Peritonsillar abscesses form around the tonsils. They usually occur as a complication of tonsillitis and are often caused by the same bacteria. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of peritonsillar abscesses here. (Medical News Today)

Diez remedios para las aftas
Este artículo presenta varias maneras para curar las aftas y úlceras bucales de forma más rápida. Descubrirá remedios caseros y las circunstancias en las que debe visitar al médico. (Medical News Today)

What are the signs of an upper respiratory infection?
An upper respiratory infection is an illness that affects the nose and throat, causing symptoms such as sneezing and coughing. Learn more about upper respiratory infections here. (Medical News Today)

Causes of mouth sores in people with HIV
People living with HIV have a higher risk of developing mouth sores. Possible causes include viral, bacterial, and fungal infections, canker sores, and dry mouth. Learn more about the causes of HIV mouth sores and how to treat and prevent them here. (Medical News Today)

How to make saline solution
Saline solution is easy to make at home using salt and water. Here, we look at how to make saline solution, its uses, and how to store the solution safely. (Medical News Today)

How can you clear up sinus congestion?
Sinus congestion occurs when fluid becomes trapped in the sinuses. Home remedies including hydration, steam inhalation, and using eucalyptus oil, among others. Learn more about clearing up sinus congestion here. (Medical News Today)

What is herpes esophagitis?
Esophagitis is swelling and irritation of the food pipe, or esophagus. Herpes esophagitis is a type of esophagitis that results from infection with the herpes simplex virus. This condition is rare and usually only occurs in people with a weakened immune system. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Tonsillectomy: Procedure and recovery
A tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils. In this article, learn about its uses, how the procedure works, and the recovery process. We also cover the risks. (Medical News Today)

Is ear candling safe or effective?
Ear candling is a practice during which people use a lit candle to draw earwax and other impurities from the ear. Learn about the safety, side effects, and risks of ear candling here. (Medical News Today)

What is labyrinthitis?
Labyrinthitis is a condition that can occur when a cold, the flu, or a middle ear infection spreads to the inner ear. It can cause nausea, vertigo, dizziness, and hearing problems. Although symptoms often clear up on their own within a few weeks, it is important to see a doctor. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is the best remedy for sinus drainage?
The sinuses drain down the back of the throat, and issues such as allergies, infections, and colds can make the process irritating or painful. Some home remedies include nasal irrigation and steam therapy. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Does lavender really help with anxiety?
A study of mice reveals that the scent of linalool, a natural alcohol found in lavender, relieves anxiety through its effect on olfactory nerve cells. (Medical News Today)

Why is my tongue burning?
People may experience a burning tongue due to burning mouth syndrome (BMS) or a scald from hot food. Causes of BMS include nerve damage, underlying medical conditions, and habits, such as teeth grinding. It is possible to prevent some of the causes to minimize symptoms or stop them from reoccurring. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What causes a pimple in the nose?
Pimples in the nose can cause pain and discomfort. They can often result from an ingrown hair and usually go away without treatment. However, a pimple in the nose can sometimes be the sign of a more serious condition, such as an infection. Learn more about causes and how to treat a pimple in the nose here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about esophageal thrush
Esophageal thrush is a fungal infection of the food pipe. It occurs when a naturally occurring fungus called Candida grows out of control. Esophageal thrush is a serious condition, causing pain and difficulty swallowing. It may also spread to other parts of the body. Learn more about esophageal thrush here. (Medical News Today)

Crohn's mouth ulcers: What to know
People with Crohn’s disease may be more prone to mouth ulcers. Learn about the reasons why in this article. We also cover possible treatments. (Medical News Today)

What is chronic laryngitis?
Chronic laryngitis is an inflammation of the voice box that lasts for more than 3 weeks. It can cause hoarseness and other symptoms. Causes include other illnesses and certain lifestyle factors. Treatment involves resting the voice, avoiding throat irritants, and treating underlying conditions. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How can psoriasis affect the mouth and tongue?
Psoriasis can affect any part of the body, including the mouth and tongue. The tongue may develop cracks and fissures, or smooth, red patches, in a complication called geographic tongue. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for psoriasis on the tongue here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about ear eczema
Eczema can affect the ear externally or internally. People can usually manage their symptoms by using ear drops or creams and avoiding potential triggers. (Medical News Today)

Which essential oils can help with ear infections?
Some essential oils have antimicrobial or antiviral properties, which makes them possible candidates for treating ear infections. Some people find that placing a small amount of diluted essential oil into or around the ear can help reduce the symptoms of ear infections, such as swelling and discharge. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Home remedies for relieving a dry nose
If the insides of the nasal passages are too dry, it can cause pain, itching, scabbing, nosebleeds, and congestion. However, a dry nose is rarely a cause for concern, and a person can usually treat it themselves, by inhaling steam or by using a humidifier, nasal sprays, or nasal rinses. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

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