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Nose and throat
The nose and throat are part of the respiratory system, responsible for your sense of smell and swallowing. Learn about their functions and what can go wrong.
Strep throat is an infection of the throat caused by bacteria called Streptococci. Learn more about what it is, and its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Throat cancer can be treated if diagnosed early so you should see a doctor if you’re concerned. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment here.
Links to artciles about throat diseases.
Sore throat (pharyngitis)
A sore throat is normally a symptom of a bacterial or viral infection and is common with a cold or flu. Learn more about the self-care of sore throats.
Tonsillitis is an infection and swelling of the tonsils at the back of the throat. Learn about its symptoms and treatments.
A tracheostomy is performed to create a small opening in the front of the neck into the windpipe to allow breathing through the throat.
A cold is a viral infection that affects the nose, the throat and upper airways. Find out more about the common cold.
Most coughs are caused by viruses which inflame the throat, windpipe or lungs. Here are some tips to relieve the symptoms.
Oesophageal cancer develops in the ‘tube’ between the throat and the stomach. It’s a very serious condition and important to know the risk factors.