Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) is part of the surgical specialties of medicine and is dealing with the study of anatomy, physiology and pathology of the ear, nose, sinuses, mouth, pharynx and larynx.
The ENT specialists diagnose and treat diseases of ear, nose and throat in both children and adults.
It also includes the investigation and medical, surgical, and recovery treatment of the acoustic-vestibular unit disorders, and the disorders of the cranial nerves, as well as the hearing deficiencies.
ENT is closely related to other medical specialties such as neurology, pediatrics, allergy, dentistry, and plastic surgery.
The main diseases that ENT specialist treat are: upper respiratory tract infection, acute or chronic rhinitis, nasopharyngitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, runny nose, ear infection, nasal epistaxis, cough, hoarseness.