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Fauquier ENT
Board-certified ENT specialists for kids and adults: www.FauquierENT.net
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Is Eating Your Boogers Really Good for You?
On 4/26/17, a variety of media sources reported that a scientific study claimed that eating your own boogers is healthy for you. Given the sensational headlines and pertinent ENT topic, I decided to investigate this claim further and actually read the study...

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How Much Better are Antibiotic Ear Drops Compared to Oral Antibiotics?
Antibiotic ear drops deliver vastly higher amounts of antibiotics compared to oral and even IV antibiotics. There is no comparison. It is literally 300 times better than oral antibiotics. The catch is that the ear drops need to get down to where the infecti...

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Can Ear Drops Increase Risk of Eardrum Perforation?
With ear tube placement, there is a baseline 2-10% risk that a persistent hole in the eardrum will occur after the tubes come out. However, a study came out in April 2017 suggesting that commonly used antibiotic ear drops to treat ear infections when ear tu...

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Video of the Human Voicebox in Action!
In honor of World Voice Day on April 16, 2017, I have created a new video showing how the voicebox is examined using a fiberoptic endoscope threaded through the nose. I created the first version of this video back in 2007 and given better and newer technolo...

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Wax Removal of Nasal Hair
Screenshot of video by Sepi Balini Makeup artist and vlogger Sepi Balini posted a video on instagram showing her nasal hair being removed by waxing. OUCH!  She's made of tough stuff as most individuals would have at least shed a tear given the nose is extre...

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Increased Risk of Thyroid Cancer From Frequent Use of Disinfectants
Yale researchers have reported that regular exposure to biocides including disinfectants (such as doctors, dentists, nurses, etc) doubles the risk of thyroid cancer . This findings was determined through a population-based case-control study involving 462 t...

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How Loud is it Where You Live?
The U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics has created an interactive comprehensive "noise map" showing how "loud" it is to live in different parts of the United States (for the year 2014). The map depicts data on noise produced primarily by airports and ...

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Narrow Band Imaging Technology for Cancer Detection Now Available at Fauquier ENT!
Fauquier ENT now offers narrow band imaging (NBI) in the office to better detect cancer and other abnormal lesions in the throat. NBI is an endoscopic imaging technique whereby special filters are used to enhance visibility of vessels and other tissues on o...

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Tooth Fairy Gift Inflation
Graph from Delta Dental When I was a kid in the 1970s, I remember getting perhaps about 50 cents per tooth from the tooth fairy. I was a bit surprised when I heard from colleagues and friends that the cost of one tooth has gone up since than to about 5 doll...
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