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Ear, Nose and Throat


Non-Covid clinical crises: ​Sudden sensorineural hearing loss

Pulse’s series on how to manage non-Covid subacute problems when you’re out of your comfort zone and there’s minimal help available

Non-Covid clinical crises: Possible cholesteatoma

Pulse’s series on how to manage non-Covid subacute problems when you’re out of your comfort zone and there’s minimal help available

GPs should not examine children’s throats ‘unless absolutely necessary’

GPs and other doctors should not examine children’s throats unless it is ‘essential’, due to the risk of transmission of coronavirus (Covid-19), the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has said.

Removing earwax is down to GP practices, says new NICE guideline

GP practices should provide earwax removal services rather than referring patients to specialists, according to the latest NICE recommendations.


Practices should remove earwax causing hearing loss, NICE recommends

Practices should offer to remove earwax in adult patients if it contributes to hearing loss or other symptoms, according to a draft guidance released by NICE.

GPs advised not to prescribe antibiotics for ear infection

Antibiotics should not be routinely prescribed for acute otitis media in children, as most will improve without them, NICE have advised in a new draft guideline.