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Dr. Franklin M. Douglis, MD

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Dr. Franklin M Douglis MD is a top Ear-Nose and Throat Doctor (ENT) in Conroe, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Franklin M Douglis MD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Franklin M Douglis MD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Franklin M Douglis MD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Conroe, TX, Dr. Franklin M Douglis MD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
41 years Experience
Dr. Franklin M. Douglis, MD
  • Conroe, TX
  • Univ of Md Sch of Med, Baltimore Md
  • Accepting new patients

What are the best ways to treat a throat infection?

The best way to treat any infection depends on what is causing the infection. If it is a virus the best treatment is fluids, rest and vitamin c and zinc and symptomatic treatment. READ MORE
The best way to treat any infection depends on what is causing the infection. If it is a virus the best treatment is fluids, rest and vitamin c and zinc and symptomatic treatment. A bacterial infection is treated with antibiotics. This is especially important for strep infection which can cause serious side effects ( including heart and kidney disease) if untreated.
Fungal infections like thrush can also cause white patches although these look different from other infections and a doctor should usually recognize this right away. Fungal infections are treated with different drugs from bacterial infections.
So sorry - there is no simple answer.

How do ear tubes work in treating ear pain?

They work great if the pain is caused because the patient’s Eustachian tubes are not equalizing the air pressures on each side of the ear drum. The tubes allow air to flow through READ MORE
They work great if the pain is caused because the patient’s Eustachian tubes are not equalizing the air pressures on each side of the ear drum. The tubes allow air to flow through the drum so the pressure is equal on both sides.
If the ear pain is caused by something else than tubes will not help at all.
An ear doctor, working with an audiologist who can do a full function test of the ear and Eustachian tube can telll what is causing the ear pain. Sometimes it is not even the ear!!. Pain in the throat, tonsils, vocal cords, etc. or even the jaw joint can be “ referred” to th ear and feel just like ear pain.

A ball hit my ear, hard. Can this make me deaf?

The short answer is yes. Trauma of different types can reduce your hearing in several different ways. The only to evaluate your ear properly with a complete audio logic work READ MORE
The short answer is yes. Trauma of different types can reduce your hearing in several different ways. The only to evaluate your ear properly with a complete audio logic work up by a qualified audiologist working with an ear doctor