Shin Min Report 1 March 2014

What to do when you accidentally swallow a foreign body and it gets stuck in your throat? Don’t try to force it down! -> see pdf report

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Role of hyperbaric oxygen (HBOT) in sudden hearing loss

Question: I recently developed sudden hearing loss in my left ear. Is there a role for hyperbaric oxygen? Answer: An article in the 2012 May-June issue of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal published that idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL) is the newest indication approved by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Committee. There...

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Shin Min Report 22 June 2013

Helping a Kenyan girl who has not been able to talk for 3 years to sing again! -> see pdf report

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Haze and sinus problems

Haze and sinus problems

Question: Does the current bad haze problem in Singapore affect my sinus problem? What can I do about it? Answer: I always see more of my patients with chronic sinusitis come in with exacerbation of symptoms during periods with bad haze. This includes those who have had surgery and have been very stable for a long time. I suppose it does not help that their sinuses have been opened surgically to...

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Frequent nose bleeds

Question: Is it normal for the nose to bleed often? Is it a tell-tale sign of something serious? Answer: It depends on whether this occurs in children or adults. Nose bleeds may be quite common in children and may not be very serious but is certainly not normal. The commonest cause for nose bleeds in children are from prominent vessels at the front of the nose on the nasal septum in the middle of...

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