Category Archives: ENT
I have had my share of tooth infections and this is what I have learned so far: 1) Once it’s abscessed nothing works but a root canal or extraction 2) early on, regular dosed antibiotics do nothing. There are options … Continue reading
About eye, forehead, and temple pains from headache source, or surgery can be disabling yet responsive to blocks of the back of nose. The description is laid out in an online article at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5545953/ or you can read my version.
Yanking out a 3rd molar can damage the associated nerve, but done inferiorly, this just seems to create a numb chin most of the time. Dental implants however, can damage the nerve and leave persistent pain. Article found that early … Continue reading
Had one patient with persistent sore throat gargle with Align Probiotic with rapid improvement in pain – just used it once/day, Would be interested in anyone with similar response.
A Nose pain issue with pain out of control could represent a nasal neuralgia with a treatable injection regimen.
3 cases submitted where the anterior tongue was sore because of the Sodium Lauryl Sulphate in toothpaste
A vegetarian who develop Sjogren’s has zerostoma and sicca treated with B12 and Vit D without effect for 1 year. Adding bovine clostrium Lactobin improved things gradually.
Patients were followed during various stages of chemotherapy. and had 1/4 or less significant mucositis compared to control if took Zinc Sufate 220 mg/day
Though often confused with an abscess, acute anterior neck pain and stiffness associated with swallowing pain or globus, can be longus colli tendonitis. Calcificatrions might be seen on xray. Fortunately it last only a couple weeks on average
Must be horrible to have a sore mouth with chemotherapy – ketamine 20 mg/5ml used four times daily reduced pain from 6 to 3 within days.
Venlafaxine (300 mg/d) and Clonazepam (5 mg/d) in Refractory Burning mouth – All responded with a reduction in pain from 8.6/10 to 3.2/10 after 3 months
Canker sores respond to tetracycline/minocycline rinses – 0.5% minocycline works best
“16 units of incobotulinumtoxinA (100 units diluted in 2 mL of saline), 4 units into each side of the lower lip and 4 units into each anterolateral side of the tongue” – “The beneficial effects lasted up to 16 weeks … Continue reading
Amazing discovery. While getting Diagnostic Electrodiagnostic EMG needles stuck in dysphonic vocal cords, some experienced a sharp pain (like one hitting a muscle trigger point). Subsequently, those that experience that, noted their dysphonia was better. Looking into it deeper, some … Continue reading
Recent study paradoxically found elevated B6 levels – up to 4 times normal in 1/6 of burning mouth cases and stopping B6 seemed to help in a case. Could this be of help in others?
Patients with chronic allergies and chronic sinus conditions can end up with cysts in cheek sinus – the cyst does expand and causes remodeling pressure on bony margins and give pain with it. Sinus issues and pain in cheek? – … Continue reading
0.05% Methylene Blue oral rinse therapy was cheap and effective treatment for mucositis from chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Amazing result could be big help.
Reflux into throat has a something in throat “globus “feel, throat clearing and annoying cough. When ulcer “PPI”pills fail one author suggests injecting T5-6, 1 cm from spine, to influence sympathetic nerve trunks and gradually reset the nervous system – … Continue reading
Review on Bruxism Rx suggests splints, particularly mandibular advancement splints, clonidine or clonazepam, maybe botulinum, and nocturnal clenching biofeedback.
Triamcinolone 0.1% topical oral ointment with 500ug B12/2 mg ointment outperformed plain triamcinolone adding credulance that frequent B12 injections into active shingles area helps. Question is whether it needs to be methylcobalamin – B12 bioactive form for best topical effect.
Case Burning Mouth Syndrome under 6 month old was found to have high herpesvirus DNA in saliva, and improved with herpesvirus treatment (which also cleared the DNA from saliva)
Simply applying pepto-bismol to a canker sore with a q-tip or “swish and spit” for multiple sores can soothe irritated area within minutes
Moderate pain over the upper lateral end of Thyroid cartilage in ligament between that point to hyoid bone has recently been written up. It is an obscure syndrome and I have not found anything on it before. The topic was … Continue reading
Grind up a doxycyline tablet, put some on a denture adhesive and stick it on sore – one application doubles pain relief over time