What is a ranula?

What is a ranula?

My doctor says I have a ranula in my mouth. What is it? What can be done? A Ranula (frog’s belly) is a purple, soft, painless swelling on one side of the floor of your mouth under the tongue. It occurs due to obstruction or damage to the drainage tubes of one of the...
How is adult epistaxis treated?

How is adult epistaxis treated?

A big bleed in an adult is a medical emergency with the prime objective to stop the bleeding. This is usually done in the hospital casualty with the insertion of a tamponade balloon (Rapid Rhino). The amount of blood loss is determined, and blood given if necessary....
How do I treat surfers’ ear?

How do I treat surfers’ ear?

In the acute infected condition, the ear needs ideally to be cleaned under the microscope (by an Ear Specialist) and topical agent applied. These are usually antibiotic, and cortisone based and in severe cases, an oral· antibiotic e.g. Ciprofloxacin is given. Chronic...