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    hey guys.
    im looking for a ear nose and throat doctor so if anyone knows a good one can they please post their details

    thanks
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    ^

    oh snap!


    im also looking for ent doc, i think my ears need a good flushing

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    • #3
      Go see your local GP for a referral.

      I'm not far off looking for one either - hayfever season has seen me blowing blood out of my nose on bad days.

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      • #4
        my doctor has already reffered me to an immunologist which ive been waiting 1 month already to get back to me with blood tests. after doing a skin test i know already im not allergic to anything or have hayfever, and im not paying up another 60 bucks just for a referal. plus they take forever. i just want a number of someone good so i can make an appointment withiin the next mjonth
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        • #5
          ooh fun fun. Been there, done that. Im assuming you have nasal issues.

          I just went thru the public health system - and had everything done at Royal Perth (was about a 4 month wait to get the first appointment). The ENT there was good, one of the immunologists was good, another was a twit who didnt read my records right (or at all?). Your immunologist can order a ct scan of your head and refer you to an ENT if you want to check for polyps/oddities within your nasal cavity.

          The blood test covers a lot more allergies than the skin test and it is worth waiting to get the results for (e.g. strawberries, banannas and other foods). The results should be availiable at your next appointment (have you made one yet?). For me, it was 6 weeks between appointments. Your immunologist should do other tests besides simple allergy tests to determine whether there are any underlying non allergic causes to the symptoms you are experiancing e.g. ongoing infections that you are not aware of or other potentially nasty things.

          I would assume if you are waiting for allergy results, you havent been offered nasal sprays or antihistamines (there are a couple of types of the latter). Juggling antihistamines and nasal sprays are a valid line of investigation to determine what the underlying cause may be, not to mention something that may or may not offer relief in the meantime.


          From what I hear there is a long queue for ENT and other specialists and it sucks.

          Word of advice, dont get a rude eye infection (commonplace for people with "allergies"). I had an insane eye infection at the begining of the year and after calling 10 eye specialists, 6 werent taking patients, 2 didnt have an appointment for 6 months, 1 was a 4 month wait, and eventually I found one that had a cancellation I could take (otherwise it would have been a 3 week wait).
          Last edited by Darkbyte; 07-11-2007, 07:11 AM.

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          • #6
            oh thats so ghey, lol.
            the immunologist that i went top was at charlies and they said theyd send out an appointment for getting my test back and that was over a month ago. im just getting sick of not being able to breathe proply and no one knowing what the hell is wrong. antihistimines do nothing at all. ive only found one product that helps me at all and i can only use that for 3 days at a time.

            if its this hard to make an appointment with a specialist myself ij guess its just better to wait. this system sucks ass...
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            • #7
              Cold and flu tablets ftw! Antihistamines dont do anything for me either

              Perhaps chase the ppl at Charlies and ask whether they have sent an appointment because you feel "some of your mail may be getting lost"

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              • #8
                haha, maybe. i might get around to that eventually.
                if i havent heard anything after i finish exams (FTW) ill start hasseling them.

                u think cold and flu tablets will really work?
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                • #9
                  Might be a bit of a way to travel, but the GP's on Benara Rd in Noranda (in the medical centre outside Noranda Palms) charge $65 for a first visit, and then bulk bill ALL subsequent visits.

                  There will be other centres that operate similarly around the place if you look, and can wait a day or two for an appointment at times.

                  Edit: A referral to a specialt will see medicare pay specialst rates, otherwise you get the standard GP rebate and end up even more out of pocket.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cowgirl View Post
                    u think cold and flu tablets will really work?
                    most definately (I take 12hr demasin). Reduces inflamation and dries up runniness.

                    There is a thread somewhere on here about "hayfever" and what ppl take to get thru

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                    • #11
                      unfortunately none of the hayfever medicxation works for me. they used to work, but not anymore. atm im taking a nasal spray called sinex. im in love with it. first time ive been able to breathe through my nose for about a year.


                      ill try some cold and flu tablets and see what it does, but is it good to continuously take that stuff for long periods?
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                      • #12
                        CG Even if you find yourself an ENT and make an appointment you will still need to go to your GP and ask for a referral to see said ENT specialist.

                        I usually make the appointment first then go to the GP

                        $60 for a GP? most only cost $45, the one in town - Perth Medical Centre, you only fork out $15 before you go in = winner

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by cowgirl View Post
                          unfortunately none of the hayfever medicxation works for me. they used to work, but not anymore. atm im taking a nasal spray called sinex. im in love with it. first time ive been able to breathe through my nose for about a year.


                          ill try some cold and flu tablets and see what it does, but is it good to continuously take that stuff for long periods?
                          Its not good to use cold and flu tablets for long periods, nor is it good to use sinex for long periods either (or at least that what the pharmasist told me).

                          I tend to have diminishing effects with oral medications i.e. cold and flu tablets and antihistamines. Generally, I find when a 12hr tablet only lasts for 3hrs, its time to go cold turkey for a few months then it starts working again (albiet not as good as when I first started taking them).

                          As a rule of thumb, I dont take oral medication unless I am having a really really really *insert hissy fit* bad day, but thats just me, a blocked and runny nose has become the norm and always will be unless I want my nasal lining surgically reduced.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Stoneville View Post
                            CG Even if you find yourself an ENT and make an appointment you will still need to go to your GP and ask for a referral to see said ENT specialist.

                            I usually make the appointment first then go to the GP

                            $60 for a GP? most only cost $45, the one in town - Perth Medical Centre, you only fork out $15 before you go in = winner
                            i didnt know u "needed" a referal, why is that?
                            and my GP charges 55 i believe. but shes my GP and i dont fancy trying to find one as good as her for cheaper, prolly end up costing me more

                            Originally posted by Darkbyte View Post
                            Its not good to use cold and flu tablets for long periods, nor is it good to use sinex for long periods either (or at least that what the pharmasist told me).

                            I tend to have diminishing effects with oral medications i.e. cold and flu tablets and antihistamines. Generally, I find when a 12hr tablet only lasts for 3hrs, its time to go cold turkey for a few months then it starts working again (albiet not as good as when I first started taking them).

                            As a rule of thumb, I dont take oral medication unless I am having a really really really *insert hissy fit* bad day, but thats just me, a blocked and runny nose has become the norm and always will be unless I want my nasal lining surgically reduced.

                            oh damn, i hope i dont have to go through anything like that. but im at the point where im so sick of it id be willing to go through almost anything to get it to stop.
                            Last edited by cowgirl; 07-11-2007, 08:16 AM.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by cowgirl View Post
                              oh damn, i hope i dont have to go through anything like that.
                              I hope you dont either! Good luck with it all

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