Sinus communicate via narrow passages called ostia with the nasal cavity. They naturally produce mucous, which is wafted by means of cilia (microscopic hairs) through these ostia and into the nasal cavity.
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There are two tonsils, one on each side of the back of the mouth. They a can be seen through the mouth. There is one adenoid. It is located deep behind the nose just above the tonsils but it can not be seen without performing a telescope exam or ordering an x-ray.
Allergy symptoms appear when the body's immune system begins to respond to a substance as though it were a dangerous invader (called an antigen or allergen). It does this by sending specific defenders called antibodies to the entry site.
Snoring is a problem for a lot of adults, or more specifically for their partners! Snoring is generally created by turbulent (disturbed) airflow when the airway passage from the teeth to the windpipe is narrow and/ or floppy.
The ear is made up of three sections: the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. Each of these areas is susceptible to infection, which can be painful. Young children have a greater tendency of getting earaches.
Sialendoscopy is a minimally invasive management option for chronic infection, swelling and obstruction of the major salivary glands, namely the Parotid and Submandibular Salivary glands.
The voice is the sound that air makes when it is forced out of your lungs and passes over your vocal cords. Vocal cords are the 2 folds of tissue inside your larynx, also called the voice box. The vibration of those cords is what produces speech.