Category Archives: Symptoms & Solutions – ENT Portland

Can You Lose Your Sense of Smell?

What if you couldn’t stop and smell the roses? A condition known medically as anosmia is just that – an inability to perceive odors. Anosmia can be partial or complete and, while rarely the symptom of a serious condition, can … Continue reading

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What is an Ear Infection?

Known medically as otitis media, an ear infection is an inflammation of the middle ear. It is the result of fluid becoming trapped behind the eardrum, usually because of a virus or bacteria. While anyone of any age can develop … Continue reading

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EpiPens May Last Past Their Expiration Date

How can EpiPens continue to be effective? A new study from the University of California, San Diego found that expired auto-injectors can still be used in emergency situations. If you are one of the many people in Portland who suffers … Continue reading

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What is Vertigo?

Vertigo is a form of dizziness characterized by the feeling that you or your environment is moving or spinning, despite the lack of any actual movement. This sensation is brought on by disturbances in the inner ear or the brain. … Continue reading

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Are Cotton Swabs Dangerous?

You were taught in school about the dangers of smoking, drinking, getting in cars with strangers etcetera, etcetera. But where was the public service announcement about the dangers of sticking something soft and fluffy in your ear? That’s right, I’m … Continue reading

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