Symptom Checker

If you’re not sure what might be wrong with your ear, nose, or throat, our self diagnosis tool for the head is a good place to start. It won’t replace a real doctor and cannot give a definitive diagnosis but it may help you better understand your symptoms and/or concerns.

1. Select your face area

2. Select your symptoms

3. Select possible procedures

Please select your body area and symptoms in the step 1 and 2 to display all possible procedures.

Disclaimer: This tool is for information purposes only and provides only an approximate guide as to what may be wrong. It should not be used instead of seeking professional medical advice or diagnosis.

All Procedures Listed Below:

Cheek

Acute Sinusitis

Acute sinusitis is an infection that lasts more than 7 days but less than four weeks and can cause serious discomfort. This article addresses the symptoms, treatment options and recovery process for sufferers of acute sinusitis.

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Chronic Sinusitis

Most cases are due to a viral infection and resolve over the course of 10 days. When these infections start to reoccur several times throughout the year, you many be suffering from chronic sinusitis and additional treatment may be required.

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Nasal Polyps

A nasal polyp is a small, typically benign, teardrop-shaped growth on the lining of the sinus cavity or nasal passages. You might also picture them as small, peeled grapes. They appear as a result of several different issues, including: prolonged swelling of the nasal tissues, chronic sinusitis, allergies, asthma or as a side effect of certain drugs.

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Forehead

Acute Sinusitis

Acute sinusitis is an infection that lasts more than 7 days but less than four weeks and can cause serious discomfort. This article addresses the symptoms, treatment options and recovery process for sufferers of acute sinusitis.

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Chronic Sinusitis

Most cases are due to a viral infection and resolve over the course of 10 days. When these infections start to reoccur several times throughout the year, you many be suffering from chronic sinusitis and additional treatment may be required.

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Nasal Polyps

A nasal polyp is a small, typically benign, teardrop-shaped growth on the lining of the sinus cavity or nasal passages. You might also picture them as small, peeled grapes. They appear as a result of several different issues, including: prolonged swelling of the nasal tissues, chronic sinusitis, allergies, asthma or as a side effect of certain drugs.

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Nose

Broken Nose / Nasal Fracture

What we normally call a “Broken Nose” is a crack or fracture to one, or both of the nasal bones. These bones are small and oblong shaped. The size of these bones vary with the individual. Coming together at the center top of the nose, they form the “bridge” of the nose. Just below the “bridge” is the septum, which is not a bone but cartilage that separates the nose into sides.

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Chronic Sinusitis

Most cases are due to a viral infection and resolve over the course of 10 days. When these infections start to reoccur several times throughout the year, you many be suffering from chronic sinusitis and additional treatment may be required.

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Deviated Septum

What divides the two nostrils of the nose is a cartilage known as the septum. When the condition known as deviated septum is in place, it means that the septum is off center enough to appear visibly crooked and/or make breathing difficult.

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Nasal Polyps

A nasal polyp is a small, typically benign, teardrop-shaped growth on the lining of the sinus cavity or nasal passages. You might also picture them as small, peeled grapes. They appear as a result of several different issues, including: prolonged swelling of the nasal tissues, chronic sinusitis, allergies, asthma or as a side effect of certain drugs.

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Nasal Valve Collapse

When we think about the airflow through our respiratory system, it doesn’t take much thought to realize that airflow resistance is highly important for good pulmonary function. Our nose is where more than half of this resistance is from. The anterior portion of the nose is where most of the resistance occurs. This area is known as the nasal valve, and it acts as a flow limiter.

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Septoplasty

When a deviated nasal septum obstructs your breathing or decreases your quality of life, the nasal septum may need to be straightened. This surgical procedure is know as septoplasty and is meant to correct the deviation in your nasal septum.

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Sleep Apnea

People who suffer from sleep apnea may experience short, infrequent or even interrupted breathing during sleep, causing them to wake up in order to start normal respiration again. As a result, this condition is also associated with health deficits related to impaired sleep quality.

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Turbinate Hypertrophy

Turbinates are two spongy curled bones that protrude into the nasal passages. They are located bilaterally on both sides of the nasal cavity and are separated by the nasal septum. Turbinates are covered by respiratory epithelium covering a thick layer of vascular tissue.

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