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Throat diseases

Your throat is part of your respiratory and digestive systems. Learn how to manage conditions that affect it, such as strep throat and colds.

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Laryngoscopy

A laryngoscopy is usually a safe and effective way of finding out if there is a problem with your larynx.

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Nose and throat

Your nose and throat are part of your respiratory system. Learn more about their functions and conditions that can affect your nose and throat.

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Ear diseases and disorders

Ear conditions may be caused by problems in the ear, the neck, sinuses or head. Babies and children are more vulnerable to ear infection. Learn more here.

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A guide to hay fever

Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, can be triggered by dust, grass and pollen. Learn about antihistamine medicines and other ways to manage symptoms, plus find out when an allergy test might be a good idea.

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Laryngitis

Laryngitis is an inflammation of the voice box (larynx) and vocal cords. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.

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Adeno-tonsillectomy (child)

If left untreated, tonsillitis can cause complications. Surgery is the only dependable way to stop tonsillitis that keeps on coming back.

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Thyroid cancer

Thyroid cancer can, in most cases, be treated. Find out how it develops, what the symptoms are and when you should see a doctor.

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Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is an infection and swelling of the tonsils at the back of the throat. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for tonsillitis.

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Croup

Croup is very common in children under 5 years old. Find out how croup is diagnosed and treated here.

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