Ear, Nose and Throat

What to know about dry mouth at night

The following are some potential causes of dry mouth at night. Natural variation in saliva production According to an article in the journal Compendium, a person’s salivary glands typically produce less saliva at night. As a result, some people may notice that their mouths feel drier in the evening. Treatment: A doctor may prescribe special […]

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What to know about nasal vestibulitis

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Nasal vestibulitis, or nasal folliculitis, is a rare type of bacterial infection at the opening of the nose. It may look like a pimple or sore just inside the nose. It often develops when hair follicles […]

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Is tonsillitis contagious?

The tonsils are two small lymph nodes located either side of the back of the throat. As with other lymph nodes, they form part of the immune system. Their job is to keep viruses and bacteria from making their way into the body through the nose and mouth. Sometimes, however, viruses and bacteria manage to […]

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Black tongue: Causes and what to do

Black tongue is a harmless and temporary oral condition. Despite its name, black tongue does not always cause the tongue to turn black. In fact, the primary symptom is that the tongue appears hairy with visible growths. Black tongue usually occurs due to a buildup of the protein keratin on the tongue’s surface. However, an […]

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What is a preauricular pit?

A preauricular pit is a small hole in front of the upper ear, located just between the face and the cartilage of the ear rim. A preauricular pit may occur on one or both sides of the ear. It is a common birth abnormality. Most people with this type of hole in the ear do […]