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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
  • Accepting new patients

What should I do about my toddler's constant ear pain?

See ENT. Adenoid hypertrophy, Eustachian tube dysfunction, middle ear fluid are possibilities

Is it normal to feel dizzy during the winter?

Caused by sympathetic vasoconstriction. Dress warmer with heat insulating layers

Is my high blood pressure responsible for my ear pain?

No. Muscle spasm in neck or near ear is. Could also be clenching teeth, i.e. TMJ radiated pain.

Can ear wax buildup cause deafness?

Mild conductive decrease in hearing. Should resolve with cleaning.

How can I ease my ear pain after a flight journey?

No alcohol. Do not fly when you have a head cold. Do not use the air blowers. Valsalva as needed. Decongestants and chewing gum do no good.

What is the treatment for my throat infection?

Most sore throats are viral in origin. No antibiotic indicated. Probably having repeated exposure to carriers. See an ENT for evaluation.

Could a sinus infection cause bad breath?

Could be. Probably exhaling odors through nose. Bad breath frequently related to dietary intake, e.g. onions, garlic, etc., poor dental care

My throat has always felt "sticky". Is it a problem?

Dehydration most common cause. Drink at least two quarts of clear fluids per day. Limit alcohol and smoking which cause mucosal drying. Many medications related to airway drying. READ MORE
Dehydration most common cause. Drink at least two quarts of clear fluids per day. Limit alcohol and smoking which cause mucosal drying. Many medications related to airway drying. Could also have reflux. If so, prilosec should help.

I have a headache with my cold. Why does this happen?

Viral myositis and inflammation of mucosal surfaces

Can swimmer's ears cause deafness?

Not a cause of persistent decreased hearing. May have some temporary decrease if eardrum/ear canal is inflamed.

Why do I keep getting strep throat?

Probable chronic, subclinical tonsillar crypt infection with strep which can activated to clinical state by further compromise, i.e. virus, inflammation

Can swimmer's ear get worse?

Do not use ear plugs. Irrigate your ears well in shower after swimming. Have your MD. Rx Acetosol ear drops. Put two get in each ear after they have dried out

Will repeatedly using earplugs put me at risk of an infection?

They can pack cerumen in. Infections not common. Would get new ones every three weeks. Disposable may be better depending on what you are using ear plugs for.

Post-nasal drip for 2 years?

See ENT for evaluation and/or different regimen

Why does my child keep getting strep?

In probability, not. These infections are either airborne and or hand-borne. Depending on age, group hygiene is important factor, also frequent had washing

Will using mouthwash kill good bacteria in my mouth as well as bad?

Generally mouthwashes are waste of money. Can do same thing with 1/2 tsp of salt or baking soda in glass of water. Most mouthwashes have alcohol which is mucosal irritant. If breath READ MORE
Generally mouthwashes are waste of money. Can do same thing with 1/2 tsp of salt or baking soda in glass of water. Most mouthwashes have alcohol which is mucosal irritant. If breath is problem, take care of your teeth with brushing, flossing, dental cleanings. Most "bad breath" is related to what we eat. Gases from foods absorbed by intestinal tract, and released in lungs, exhaled. Can gargle all you want, this will not help.

What are the best ways to treat a throat infection?

Gargles with 1/2 tsp salt or baking soda. No smoking, alcohol, spicy foods. Most sore throats are viral, i.e. antibiotics not indicated. Should start getting better in 3-5 days, READ MORE
Gargles with 1/2 tsp salt or baking soda. No smoking, alcohol, spicy foods. Most sore throats are viral, i.e. antibiotics not indicated. Should start getting better in 3-5 days, If not see your MD