Donald R. Mintz MD FRCSC


Deviated Nasal Septum

The nasal septum is the wall between the nostrils that separates the nasal passages. The septum is made of cartilage and thin bone. If the nasal septum is crooked, it is called a deviated nasal septum. A deviated septum may be caused by injury or surgery to the nose. A deviated nasal septum may not cause symptoms. When…

Strep Throat

Strep throat is an infection in the throat and the tonsils caused by strep bacteria. It causes a severe sore throat and may cause a fever. It’s treated with antibiotics.

Mucus

Mucus is a thick, slippery and usually clear substance that is produced in the lining of body cavities or canals, such as the nose, throat, sinuses, and airways of the lungs. Mucus protects and moistens the lining of body organs, such as the stomach and intestines, and traps dust particles, smoke, bacteria, and other…

Scarlet Fever

Briefly discusses scarlet fever, a term used for strep throat with a rash. Covers symptoms like red rash on chest, on abdomen, and in skin folds. Covers how it is treated. Also covers complications.