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Ronald Ward

Ear-Nose and Throat Doctor (ENT)

Dr. Ronald Ward is a top Ear-Nose and Throat Doctor (ENT) in Larkspur, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Ronald Ward is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Ronald Ward is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Ronald Ward is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Larkspur, California, Dr. Ronald Ward is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Ronald Ward
  • Larkspur, California
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How do I know if my son needs his tonsil removed?

Indications for tonsillectomy: Three strep infections in sx months, 4 in one year, recurring peritonsillar abscess, cardiac valvular disease, chronic kidney disease, sleep apnea READ MORE
Indications for tonsillectomy: Three strep infections in sx months, 4 in one year, recurring peritonsillar abscess, cardiac valvular disease, chronic kidney disease, sleep apnea

I feel like my nose is crooked even though it seems straight. Why is this?

Could be a sensory asymmetry, or septal deviation

What medicine can I take to prevent ear pain during a flight?

Set up from eardrum perforation, ear pain. Could use oxymetozoline nasal spray. No alcohol on flight. Turn off the air blower.

Why do I keep getting repeated ear infections?

Chronic eustachian tube disease. See ENT

My daughter has a lot of wax in her ears. How can we clean them?

If wax not impacted, can try 3% peroxide using dropper in both ears before shower or using bulb syringe with warm water. Can obtain Debrox and using as directed. Can go to ENT READ MORE
If wax not impacted, can try 3% peroxide using dropper in both ears before shower or using bulb syringe with warm water. Can obtain Debrox and using as directed. Can go to ENT and have him/her remove wax using a microscope or by irrigation. If no hearing loss or pain, could leave alone

Does hyoid suspension surgery help sleep apnea?

Pulls the hyoid up and forward in an attempt to open the airway more. You can research the success rate at PubMed.

I keep getting blockages in my nostrils. Would I need surgery?

Appears you have a combination of anatomic obstruction and physiologic/allergic conditions. Depending on the symptoms, the effect of medications, effect on sleep, effect on activities READ MORE
Appears you have a combination of anatomic obstruction and physiologic/allergic conditions. Depending on the symptoms, the effect of medications, effect on sleep, effect on activities of daily living, etc., the choice of treatment is your decision.

How is swimmer's ears treated?

Rinse ears out under shower after exposure. Get Acetosol drops for use after exposure.

Is this a normal feeling?

Probably a tonsilolith. Can try to evacuate with q-tip pressure and gargling with warm water. If can't, see ENT

I wake up every morning with my nose all stuffy. Why is this?

Probably dust allergy. No feather pillows

Can anesthesia cause laryngospasm?

If extubated too early

For a bronchoscopy, will I need anesthesia?

If rigid bronchoscopy, yes. If with flexible endoscope, you will need topical airway anesthesia

Is there a natural treatment for strep throat in kids?

Best for child to be treated with antibiotics. If allergy to penicillin, can use clindamycin or azithromycin

Scratchy throat

Probably reflux. Take OTC Prilosec for ten days

Are there any complications in endoscopic sinus surgery?

Yes. Bleeding, infection, orbital damage, penetration into cranial cavity, pneumocephalus, blindness, death

How can I prevent my cold from becoming a sinusitis infection?

Saline nasal irrigations, Vasoconstrictor sprays, e.g. oxymetazoline ever 4 hours for 3-5 days. No smoking, no alcohol. Protect nasal airway.

What are the brown spots on my tongue?

Usually benign melanosis

What can I do to make my nose piercing heal faster?

Clean area with 3% peroxide three times a day. Apply Muciprin ointment (Bactroban) 3x a day. Use Q-tips, not fingers. If it does not get better quickly, obtain an Rx for Clindamycin. READ MORE
Clean area with 3% peroxide three times a day. Apply Muciprin ointment (Bactroban) 3x a day. Use Q-tips, not fingers. If it does not get better quickly, obtain an Rx for Clindamycin.

Why do I have pain in my ears whenever I hear a loud noise?

Could be either normal or could be hypersensitivity to sound due to loss of inhibition of sound growth, i.e. recruitment