Common Throat Problems in General Practice
Doctors Sara and Lisa talk to ENT Consultant Ms Sadie Khwaja about common throat symptoms we encounter in General Practice and get her take on how to assess and manage these. We cover Red Flag symptoms for the neck in detail as well as looking at three cases we commonly encounter; pain on swallowing, globus symptoms and hoarseness. We discuss a useful approach for assessing causes of throat problems, consider the triad of swallowing, breathing and voice difficulties and the importance of feeling for neck lumps amongst other interesting pearls of wisdom.
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