7. Ears, Nose and Throat
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Ears assessment:
Abnormal findings:
Ears: Earache Infections Discharge Hearing loss Environmental noise Tinnitus Vertigo Nose: Discharge Frequent colds Sinus pain Trauma Epistaxis (nosebleeds) Allergies Altered smell Mouth and throat: Sores or lesions Sore throat Bleeding gums Toothache Hoarseness Dysphagia Altered taste Smoking, alcohol Dentures or appliances
Position and symmetry Lesions, drainage, nodules or redness of external ear Mastoid area behind each auricle Presence and color of cerumen Tympanic membrane
Nose assessment:
Nasal flaring or discharge Nasal patency Vestibule, turbinates and nostrils in nasal cavity Pain, tenderness, swelling and deformity Frontal and maxillary sinuses Obstructions and tumours
Mouth and throat assessment:
Lips Oral mucosa, gingivae, gums and teeth Tongue and underneath tongue Neck Lymph nodes
Ears – earache, hearing loss, otorrhea Nose – epistaxis, nasal flaring, nasal stuffiness and discharge, pain or tenderness Mouth and throat – dysphagia, throat pain and swollen lymph nodes
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7. Ears, Nose and Throat
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Ears: Earache Infections Discharge Hearing loss Environmental noise Tinnitus Vertigo Nose: Discharge Frequent colds Sinus pain Trauma Epistaxis (nosebleeds) Allergies Altered smell Mouth and throat: Sores or lesions Sore throat Bleeding gums Toothache Hoarseness Dysphagia Altered taste Smoking, alcohol Dentures or appliances
Ears assessment:
Abnormal findings:
Position and symmetry Lesions, drainage, nodules or redness of external ear Mastoid area behind each auricle Presence and color of cerumen Tympanic membrane
Nose assessment:
Nasal flaring or discharge Nasal patency Vestibule, turbinates and nostrils in nasal cavity Pain, tenderness, swelling and deformity Frontal and maxillary sinuses Obstructions and tumours
Mouth and throat assessment:
Lips Oral mucosa, gingivae, gums and teeth Tongue and underneath tongue Neck Lymph nodes
Ears – earache, hearing loss, otorrhea Nose – epistaxis, nasal flaring, nasal stuffiness and discharge, pain or tenderness Mouth and throat – dysphagia, throat pain and swollen lymph nodes
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Obtain health history:
Ears: Earache Infections Discharge Hearing loss Environmental noise Tinnitus Vertigo Nose: Discharge Frequent colds Sinus pain Trauma Epistaxis (nosebleeds) Allergies Altered smell Mouth and throat: Sores or lesions Sore throat Bleeding gums Toothache Hoarseness Dysphagia Altered taste Smoking, alcohol Dentures or appliances
Ears assessment:
Abnormal findings:
Position and symmetry Lesions, drainage, nodules or redness of external ear Mastoid area behind each auricle Presence and color of cerumen Tympanic membrane
Nose assessment:
Nasal flaring or discharge Nasal patency Vestibule, turbinates and nostrils in nasal cavity Pain, tenderness, swelling and deformity Frontal and maxillary sinuses Obstructions and tumours
Mouth and throat assessment:
Lips Oral mucosa, gingivae, gums and teeth Tongue and underneath tongue Neck Lymph nodes
Ears – earache, hearing loss, otorrhea Nose – epistaxis, nasal flaring, nasal stuffiness and discharge, pain or tenderness Mouth and throat – dysphagia, throat pain and swollen lymph nodes
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