Founded in Limpopo Province at Tzaneen town (Mopani District) in the year 2013.

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The EAR, NOSE, THROAT & Head/Neck Conditions by Dr R.K Maringa. We pride ourselves in providing excellence health care service, with the use of up to date Techniques and Equipments combined with a human touch.

Biography of Dr R.K Maringa:

He graduated at Medunsa in 2002. He did his internship at D.r C.N Phatudi Hospital in 2003 and community service at Sekororo Hospital in 2004.

He did 1 year of general surgery at Pietersburg Hospital in 2006, he worked in Sebokeng Hospital.

Dr R.K Maringa did his ENT training with the University Of Witwatersrand and got his masters degree in Ear, Nose, Throat, Head & Neck surgery in 2011. For 1 year and half.

He worked as a clinical consultant in Charlotte Makeke Academic Hospital teaching trainees in ENT and medical students.

He started his ENT practice in Tzaneen Limpopo from 2013. Currently, he has offices in Tzaneen, Polokwane, Louis Trichardt, Phalaborwa and Lephalale.

Why ENT?

What do you know about ENT?

Otorhinolaryngology is the medical specialty that focuses on consultation, diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and neck disorders. Because otorhinolaryngology is hard to pronounce and even harder to spell, most patients refer to otorhinolaryngologists as ear, nose and throat, or ENT, providers.
If you have a health problem with your head or neck, your doctor might recommend that you see an otolaryngologist. That's someone who treats issues in your ears, nose, or throat as well as related areas in your head and neck. They're called ENT's for short.
What will an ENT do on your first visit?. This is when the ENT will find out, through conversation, about your medical history, including details about your current health, the reason for the visit, current and recent symptoms, as well as any other applicable information. After this, the ENT will perform a physical examination.
What happens when you get referred to ENT?. The doctor will ask your medical history and symptoms. Your throat will be numbed and a teeny tiny camera will be put up your nose and down your throat .

What is the most common ENT emergency?

The commonest causes of ENT emergency in our series were epistaxis, otitis externa and otitis media. Other studies also mention epistaxis, otitis externa and nasal trauma as the commonest ENT emergencies.

Importance of ENT

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An ENT can help detect causes for sudden hearing loss, which may include infections, circulatory inner ear problems like Ménière's disease, and other neurological problems.

Otolaryngologists, also known as ENT physicians, specialize in the medical and surgical management of diseases and conditions affecting the ears, nose and throat (ENT), as well as the neck and the head. In other words, ENTs are specially trained to diagnose and treat diseases affecting patients, from the neck up.
Why is it important to consult a specialist?. They are specialized for the treatment of that particular organ and hence can understand the problem better, rather best. While consultants see a variety of patients from all domains, specialists deal with a problem like yours every day.

When to Visit ENT?

The list includes heart disease, cancer and unintentional injury. Thankfully, most men's health threats are largely preventable. Make healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating a healthy diet and including physical activity in your daily routine.

Common Reasons for Seeing an ENT Specialist
Tinnitus or ringing in your ears. Vertigo, dizziness or problems with your balance. Losing your voice, hearing or sense of smell. Blockages in your airway or other breathing problems that don't require emergency care.

ENT Signs & Symptoms:

#1: Runny Nose.
#2: Sore Throat.. ...
#3: Coughing/Sneezing. ...
#4: Ear Pain. ...
#5: Hearing Loss.
#6: Snoring.
#7: Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
#8: Airway Issues/Difficulty Breathing/Mouth Breathing.

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What does an ENT do? ENT specialists typically treat common conditions including allergies, ear infection, sleep apnea and TMJ discomfort. They also provide care for ear ailments such as balance disorders, tinnitus, swimmer's ear, hearing impairment and ear injuries.

Hearing and balance, swallowing and speech, breathing and sleep issues, allergies and sinuses, head and neck cancer, skin disorders, even facial plastic surgery are just some of the conditions that “ENT” (ear, nose, and throat) specialists treat.

If your symptoms last longer than two weeks and don't get better with antibiotics, you may require evaluation by an ENT specialist. Some sinus infections are caused by bacteria that are resistant to certain antibiotics. Getting a culture from the sinuses helps your doctor know which antibiotic to use.