Example question do you use cotton swabs in your ears

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Example Question: Do you use cotton swabs in your ears? Finding: Asked about hearing Finding: Denies hearing changes (Available) Pro Tip: Ear pain can suggest an ear infection, during which the middle of the ear becomes clogged with fluid and mucous, which can affect hearing. Asking Tina if she has ear pain might indicate a possible ear infection and a reason for changes in her hearing. Example Question: Have you had changes in your hearing? Finding: Denies difficulty hearing
(Available) Pro Tip: Ear pain can suggest an ear infection, during which the middle of the ear becomes clogged with fluid and mucous, which can affect hearing. Asking Tina if she has ear pain might indicate a possible ear infection and a reason for changes in her hearing. Example Question: Do you have difficulty hearing? Finding: Asked about mouth problems Finding: Denies bleeding gums (Available) Pro Tip: If left untreated, gum problems, like abscesses, can result in sinusitis. Asking Tina if she has problems with her gums solicits information about possible causes of her symptoms. Example Question: Have you had bleeding gums? Finding: Denies mouth sores (Available) Pro Tip: In some cases, infection can spread to a cheekbone through an infection in the mouth. Asking Tina if she has any mouth sores might indicate a problem area that has caused infection. Example Question: Have you had mouth sores? Finding: Denies tongue problems
(Available) Pro Tip: If left untreated, tongue problems, like abscesses, can result in sinusitis. Asking Tina if she has problems with her tongue solicits information about possible causes of her symptoms. Example Question: Have you had tongue problems? Finding: Denies dry mouth (Available) Pro Tip: Sinusitis can result in dry mouth. Asking if Tina's had a dry mouth might indicate a sign of sinusitis. Example Question: Have you had a dry mouth? Finding: Asked about dentition Finding: Denies current dental problems (Available) Pro Tip: Asking Tina if she's had any dental problems might indicate a problem area that has caused infection, decay, pain, or other conditions that need treatment. Example Question: Do you have current dental problems? Finding: Reports visit within the last 2 years (Available)
Pro Tip: Seeing a dentist regularly can assure that among other things, tooth infections, which can cause sinusitis, do not go untreated. Asking Tina when she last saw a dentist will reveal her health literacy and indicate whether or not her mouth is a problem area. Example Question: When was your last dental visit? Finding: Reports regular visits in childhood (Available) Pro Tip: Seeing a dentist regularly as a child can lay the foundation for good dental hygiene and prevent infection. Asking Tina how often she saw the dentist as a child will suggest her health and dental history. Example Question: Did you visit the dentist regularly as a child?

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