I am Dr Lim Keng Hua, Ear Nose Throat Surgeon at Ear Nose Throat, Head And Neck Surgery, an ENT clinic based in Mount Elizabeth (Orchard) Hospital. I have special interest in nose and sinus diseases and allergies, with a subspecialty focus in rhinology and sinonasal allergy. I have accumulated more than 18 years of clinical practice, and am well-versed in managing both adult and children ENT problems such as ear infections, hearing loss, voice disorders, snoring and sleep disorders, salivary gland disorders and thyroid swelling. I was awarded a clinical rhinology fellowship award by the Ministry of Health to train in Europe to expand Singapore’s repertoire in the management of rhinology, endoscopic skull base surgery and sinonasal allergy, where I trained under world-renowned rhinologist Professor Wytske Fokkens and endoscopic skull base surgeon Professor Christos Georgalas. During my tenure as a consultant at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, I started the allergy and immunotherapy service to manage difficult nasal allergies and smell disorders. I was the lead ENT tutor and adjunct lecturer at Nanyang Technological University's Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, a senior clinical lecturer at National University of Singapore's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and a core faculty member in the National Healthcare Group ENT residency programme. I have published in local and international journals and collaborated with several international centres like Beijing Tongren Hospital to improve the management of chronic rhinosinusitis. I also received a Singapore Clinician-Investigator Award for my work on allergic rhinitis at the 2011 Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress. I am a member of the American Rhinologic Society, European Rhinologic Society, the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Society (Singapore) and the Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery. I am also an executive member of the Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery of Singapore. Learn more about Mount Elizabeth (Orchard) Hospital here: https://patients.smarterhealth.my/hospital/mount-elizabeth-hospital-singapore/ Learn more about me here: https://patients.smarterhealth.my/specialist-doctor/lim-keng-hua/ I am excited to be here to share/discuss ENT Health with everyone. Whether you've got questions about ENT disorders such as snoring, sinus problems, and nasal allergy, ask me anything! === Want to ask a question? Submit your question at the bottom of this page. Don’t forget to include your name and email address to get notified when the doctor answers your question.
Doctor, one of my ears is deaf. The doctor said the hearing aid won’t help and suggested having cochlear implants. Do I need to have a cochlear implant in both of my ears or just the one that is lack of hearing? Are there any risks of complications?
Doctor, my throat hurts when I swallow my food. It feels like my neck is swollen. What treatment should I do? I drink a lot of water and take medicine for my sore throat, but it doesn’t get better.
It has been 4 months since my tonsils are swollen, both left and right. Drinking cold water makes me ache. I feel as though something is blocking my throat. What problem is this, Doc? I am a 46 year old female.
My name is David Rasul, and I am 61 years old. 10 months ago, I saw several ENT specialists in Jakarta, but no one can diagnose the disease I am having. Then I went to Penang and after an MRI, the doctor said I had a benign tumor in my neck called INTRAMUSCULAR LIPOMA. Because the tumor didn’t disturb or affect me, I was advised to come back and do an MRI and CT scan in a year to see whether surgery is necessary. My question is, which ENT surgeon should I see and what procedures am I likely to undergo? How much will the procedures cost? Thank you.
I have been living with sinusitis for a long time. I cannot stay in an air-conditioned room at all because I find it hard to breathe. I am 50 years old. Can I still resolve this, Doc?
I sneeze a lot in a dusty place. Is it normal or am I having a dust allergy? I can sneeze continuously up to 10 times, but without other symptoms.
Doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I have been experiencing a blocked nose for a long time and sometimes it makes it hard to breathe. In 2018, I went to see an ENT specialist because I suspected it was sinusitis. But the doctor said it was just narrowed nerves inside my nostrils. He said it was because I stopped doing my regular exercise (there was a time I routinely do some exercises). The doctor suggested that I continue my exercise and only gave me antibiotics and saline liquid to clean my nostrils. But I don’t feel much improvement in my nose and my breathing. Although it is true that doing exercise helps me to breathe easily. Is it true that the problem is only about sensitive nerves inside my nostrils, Doctor? Or is it sinusitis? But I have never had a headache in a cold place like people with sinusitis usually do.
Doctor, what can I do to prevent and resolve crusting in the nose? Is there any alternative treatment besides medical treatment? Thank you
I am 50 years old. I experience headaches quite often, and stiff shoulders and pain in the ears. What is the best medicine?
Good afternoon. My name is Fony, and I am 63 years old and from Surabaya. My left ear is buzzing. I have seen a doctor - I take 1 methycobal in the morning, vertizin 12.5 gr and betasere 12.5 at night, and ginkgo biloba in the afternoon. I have taken them all for one year and counting. However, the buzzing is reduced but not completely gone. What should I do, Doctor? Thank you
Doctor, my voice has been hoarse for almost 3 years. I have seen doctors but to no improvement. Sometimes my throat feels hot. Is it okay if I keep taking antibiotics over and over again?
Doctor, I have been experiencing vertigo for more than 10 years. It recurs quite often, and I have been hospitalised several times. Sometimes it even recurs while I am sleeping. I took Vastigo to treat this.
Doc, my mother had a thyroidectomy around 1 year ago. And since then, she often has vocal cord spasms that lead to shortness of breath for a few seconds and a stridor. After a few moments, she can breathe normally. I looked it up on Google and found out it might be laryngospasm. My question is: is there any medicine for this? Because it disturbs her daily activities. A doctor in Penang said she has asthma and needs to be given steroids when it recurs. Is there any other way, doc?
Doctor, my child is 1 year old. My breast milk accidentally entered his ear and now his ear is smelly and watery. There is also wax inside. How do I treat this, Doc?
Good evening, Doctor. My son is 1 month old. One week ago, a thick and smelly liquid leaked out of his ear. I took him to a hospital and was given antibiotics but to no improvement. Is it an infection, Doctor? Is it curable? How do we treat this?
Good morning, Doctor. I am a 42 year old male. There are white spots behind my tonsil. They hurt, but I don’t feel it when I swallow my food. I don’t have a fever either, and my appetite is normal. I have taken medicines, such as cataflam, cravit, mesol. It has been 7 weeks but it is not cured yet. I want to go see an ENT specialist, but I am afraid to contract COVID-19 in the hospital. Is it normal for this kind of disease to need months to get totally cured? Please give me your answer. Thank you.
Good morning, Doctor. My name is Yenny. My son who is 8 years old, often suffers from nose bleeding. This morning at 7am, he bled. Last week, it happened again too. He doesn’t like vegetables and fruits. What should I do?
Morning doctor ... I have had a chronic sore throat for about 4 years ... I've consulted with an ENT specialist, he said it was gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). I don’t feel pain when eating and drinking, but my throat wall is a bit reddish and my tonsils were removed about 5 years ago. What should I do? I feel stressed with this condition because I keep thinking about it. Thank you.
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