H3N2 influenza, also known as the H3N2 virus, is a subtype of the influenza A virus that causes seasonal flu outbreaks in humans. It is named after the types of two proteins found on the surface of the virus, hemagglutinin (H) and neuraminidase (N). The H3N2 virus was first identified in 1968 and has since caused several pandemics and epidemics around the world. It is particularly known for its ability to mutate quickly, which makes… Continue reading H3N2 Influenza
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Everything You Need to Know Regarding Ear Infection in Children
The ear is one of the most common areas of your body that can become infected, especially in young children. While most infections are mild and resolve with simple home care, there are times when an abscess or mastoiditis will develop. This is where you need to see your doctor about treatment for your ear infection. If you notice any of these symptoms for more than two days, see your doctor without delay: pain during… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know Regarding Ear Infection in Children
Nasal Polyposis: Is It Fungus Inside My Nose?
Nasal polyposis or nasal polyps is a common condition affecting nearly four percent of the population worldwide. Nasal polyposis is characterized by noncancerous, soft, and usually painless growths inside the lining of nasal passages or sinuses. It looks like a small drop or grape that blocks the nasal passages and becomes the major reason for prolonged nasal congestion. Causes and Risk Factors of Nasal Polyposis The exact causes of nasal polyposis are not known but,… Continue reading Nasal Polyposis: Is It Fungus Inside My Nose?
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Nasal and Skull Base Diseases
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) has become one of the most indicated otolaryngology surgeries. It is now the most recommended treatment for people who have become resistant to other pharmacological treatments for sinonasal diseases. What happens during the FESS procedure? FESS is a procedure in which the ENT surgeon utilizes a magnifying endoscope to look at the affected tissues and bone and further to remove the same. Prior to the FESS, ENT surgeons use to… Continue reading Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Nasal and Skull Base Diseases
Understanding Tinnitus: A Perception of Sound in Ears
Tinnitus is a common problem experienced by nearly 15-20% of people from all age groups. It is characterized by a soft or loud/high-or low-pitched sound (ringing) in either one or both the ears or even in the head while there is no external source of the sound. Tinnitus could be accompanied by hearing loss. Other than ringing in the ears, a person with tinnitus could also experience buzzing, roaring, clicking, hissing, or humming sounds. Causes… Continue reading Understanding Tinnitus: A Perception of Sound in Ears