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Blog by Ear Nose Throat Specialist - Dr Dennis Chua

In this blog, Singapore ENT Specialist and Facial Plastics Surgeon Dr. Dennis Chua will share useful and interesting patient cases. As a Rhinoplasty doctor, Dr. Chua specialises in complex nose and sinus conditions. He also addresses kids ENT cases and is able to help most patients deal with breathing, sleeping and snoring related issues. Do spend some time on our blog to educate yourself on these topics.
Dr. Dennis Chua’s Complete Guide to Neck Lump issues in Singapore

1. What are the possible causes of neck lumps? There can be several causes of a neck lump. Many causes of neck lumps depend on the location. A common neck lump encountered would be one in the centre of the neck lower down. This is commonly a thyroid lump/nodule. (see https://drdennischua.com/thyroid-head-and-neck/)  A thyroid lump is […]

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Help I have a fishbone in my throat! What can I do?

Fishbones/ foreign bodies can get stuck in the throat during meals if one accidentally swallows it. Most fishbone passes down the throat and are usually harmless. However it can get stuck in various sites in the throat and this will require urgent removal to prevent complications.  Common sites fishbone can get stuck on: Tonsil Base […]

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Tonsil Stone & Tonsillitis- Effective Treatment Methods

300Dr Dennis Chua is an experienced ENT Specialist dealing in tonsil conditions. One common condition he encounters are patients referred to him for tonsillitis. Tonsils are 2 glands located at the back of the throat. They are part of the immune defence mechanism in patients below the age of 2. Above the age of 2, […]

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Ways to Treat a Snoring Child

Snoring in a young child is a fairly common condition. A lot of times, allergic rhinitis can contribute to the snoring. The important thing is to ensure the child is not suffering from obstructive sleep apnea as this will have serious consequences on the child’s health. Sleep apnea in a child can lead to disturbed […]

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Tips on how to treat snoring

Snoring is a sound generated due to partial obstruction in the nose, oral passage or throat area. It is very common and studies have shown it can happen in up to a third of individuals with it being more common in men. It sometimes happen insidiously and gets louder over the years. More importantly it […]

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Treatment of Sinusitis

Sinusitis can be treated successfully with different medications. Very often a combination of medications can be necessary. Dr Dennis Chua is an ENT Specialists that specializes in treating sinus diseases. Antibiotics: These are necessary as antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. Sinusitis are often due to bacterial infections. Nasal saline wash: These are useful […]

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Middle ear infection/ Acute otitis media

Middle ear infection are infections that occur behind the ear drum. The cause of ear infection is usually from the nose. These infections can be severely painful with fluid or pus collecting behind the ear drum resulting in hearing loss. Dr Dennis Chua encounters this type of condition commonly. Sometimes a middle ear infection can […]

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Hole in the ear drum

A hole in the ear drum is a fairly common condition encountered by ent doctors in Singapore like Dr Dennis Chua.It can be acute (< 1 month) or chronic (>1 month). Ear drums with hole lasting more than a month usually do not heal by themselves. Acute hole in the ear drum has > 90% […]

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Ear Pain After A Flight – Otitis media with effusion

Dr Dennis Chua is widely regarded as one of the best ENT specialists and sees many patients with ear conditions. One common condition would be ear ache or pain after a flight. This usually occurs during ascent or descent and can sometimes be very severe. Patients may also have decreased hearing and this can be […]

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Deviated (Crooked) Nasal Septum

Dr Dennis Chua is one of the accredited ent specialist in Singapore that is experienced in treating patients with blocked nose from deviated septum. A deviated septum is a fairly common condition. Thankfully most are mild with no significant symptoms. For some patients with severe deviated nasal septum, this can result in blocked nasal passage […]

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