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What is a Cholesteatoma? (Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Options)

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Tara Morrison, MD
April 03, 2019
April 4, 2019 04:06 AM
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Parotid (Salivary Gland) Tumors: Types, Symptoms, and Treatments

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Tara Morrison, MD
March 14, 2019
March 14, 2019 06:56 PM
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A salivary gland tumor or parotid tumor is cancer beginning in one of your salivary glands. It's not just a single disease. You actually have various salivary glands near and inside your mouth. Many types of-cancerous (benign) tumors and cancer can develop in these salivary glands.… Read More

Ear Wax Removal: Reasons, Risks, and When to See a Doctor

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Tara Morrison, MD
October 10, 2018
April 15, 2019 05:49 PM
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  Earwax, also known as cerumen,  plays an important role in your body. It helps eliminate dirt, debris, hair and dead skin cells from your ear canal. Earwax keeps your ear canal from becoming itchy and uncomfortable and it lowers your risk of infection. It also helps decrease the irritation of water when it gets into your ear canal. While earwax does serve some useful purposes, having too much of it can result in buildup and ear canal blockage. Your body can overproduce earwax leading to this blockage, but also, you can cause the blockage as well by cleaning your ears out with a cotton swab or other item that pushes the earwax further into your ear canal.… Read More

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