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Dr. Farrah N. Siddiqui, MD

Ear-Nose and Throat Doctor (ENT)

Dr. Farrah N Siddiqui MD is a top Ear-Nose and Throat Doctor (ENT) in League City, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Farrah N Siddiqui MD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Farrah N Siddiqui MD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Farrah N Siddiqui MD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In League City, TX, Dr. Farrah N Siddiqui MD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
13 years Experience
Dr. Farrah N. Siddiqui, MD
  • League City, TX
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences & Arkansas Children's Hospital
  • Accepting new patients

Are these crackling sounds in my ear from TMJ?

Yes the sounds in your ear are most likely from the TMJ problems, this joint that connects your face to the jaw is located right in front of the ear canal and ear drum. When it READ MORE
Yes the sounds in your ear are most likely from the TMJ problems, this joint that connects your face to the jaw is located right in front of the ear canal and ear drum. When it is inflamed, noises can be transmitted to the ear, usually producing popping or crackling sounds like you describe. TMJ problems are unfortunately chronic, similar to arthritis, but you can prevent worsening by reducing inflammation in the area and splinting the joint so that the muscles do not stay overworked (similar principles as treating arthritis elsewhere). The best way to splint the joint is to get a custom dental night guard; some patients even need a day guard if TMJ is severe. You should see a dentist that specializes in TMJ (TMJ specialist) because they make the best guards. Over the counter dental guards are not as good quality and can hurt you if they do not fit properly. Other things to do: avoid chewing gum, eat softer foods. During acute episodes of pain (which can be felt in the ear and jaw area), use warm compresses. Getting a massage also helps. If you are in good health and your doctors have not told you otherwise, you can use over the counter ibuprofen or naproxen for up to a week at at time to help acute episodes. Take these medications with lots of water and food. TMJ problems typically worsen with stress/anxiety and dental issues, so addressing these issues will help as well.

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Alzheimer's and loss of smell?

Loss of sense of smell is definitely an early finding in many neurologic diseases such as Alzheimer's. If your Dad does not have significant allergy/sinusitis-related problems READ MORE
Loss of sense of smell is definitely an early finding in many neurologic diseases such as Alzheimer's. If your Dad does not have significant allergy/sinusitis-related problems (nasal congestion, recurrent sinus infections), then Alzheimer's is the most likely cause for his loss of smell. Unfortunately, the loss of smell usually worsens gradually over time. If he starts getting other symptoms such as severe headaches accompanied by nausea/vision changes, then I would recommend letting his doctor know and to get imaging of his brain (MRI).