Dysphagia (Difficulty Swallowing)
Dysphagia means difficulty swallowing. Odynophagia means painful swallowing. Sometimes it is not easy for individuals to distinguish between these two problems. For example, food that sticks in the esophagus can be painful. Is this dysphagia or odynophagia or both? Technically it is dysphagia, but individuals may describe it as painful swallowing (odynophagia).
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Ear, Nose & Throat Conditions Articles
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- What Not to Eat When You Have Meniere's
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Ear, Nose & Throat Conditions Medications
- ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic (Ciprodex, Ciprofloxacin-Dexamethasone) (Ciprodex)
- ciprofloxacin and hydrocortisone (otic) (Cipro HC) (Cipro HC)
- ciprofloxacin otic (Cetraxal, Otiprio) (Cetraxal)
- ofloxacin otic (Floxin Otic, Floxin Otic Singles) (Floxin Otic)
- acetic acid (otic) (Acetasol, Vasotate, Vosol) (Acetasol)
- carbamide peroxide (otic) (Auraphene-B, Auro Ear Drops, Carbamide Peroxide Otic) (Auraphene-B, Auro Ear Drops, Debrox and more)
- acetic acid and hydrocortisone (otic) (Acetasol HC, Earsol-HC, Oticot HC) (Acetasol HC)
- acetic acid and aluminum acetate otic (Borofair, Domeboro Otic, Star-Otic) (Domeboro Otic, Star-Otic)
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- Hearing Loss Prevalence Declining in Segments
- Improving Hearing Aid Accessibility
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- Unapproved Prescription Ear Drop Products
- Tinnitus Relief: Therapy Mix Helps Ringing in Ears
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- Hearing Loss Is High, but Hearing Aid Use Is Low
- Ear Infections: Antibiotics Often Not Needed
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