Infectiology of the respiratory tract is a domain of the ear, nose and throat medicine. We can diagnose and treat infections and their complications fast and purposeful by ENT-typically analytic techniques like endoscopic examination of the respiratory tract, ultrasound of the paranasal sinuses or ultrasound of the throat. We can distinguish viral from bacterial infections with high accuracy and also prove atypical infectious agents by additional laboratory analysis like bacteriological smear tests and blood values. Thereby the administration of medications can be restricted to the strictly
necessary cases and, if needed, a targeted selection of active substances can be done with regard to resistency of bacterias. The determination of the C-reactive protein (CRP) can also be helpful. This an inflammatory parameter in the blood, which we can meassure in a drop of capillary blood within minutes in our laboratory.


An ear, nose and throat medical analysis is especially recommendable with the following infections or hints on them:


  • Infection of the paranasal sinuses (sinusitis) – with endoscopy and ultrasound, DVT if necessary, we can distinguish viral from bacterial infections with high accuracy and clarify, if the use of antibiotics is needful. If not, an alternative, most often herbal therapy can get the same results.
  • Middle ear infection – especially in adulthood the spreading to the inner ear with the danger of a permanent hearing loss should be prevented or an appropriate extension of the therapy should start.
  • Inflammation of the ear canal or the tympanic membrane (myringitis) – differentiation
  • between bacteriological infection and fungal infection (mycosis).
  • Infection of the external ear (e.g. perichondritis, erysipelas).
  • Pharyngitis or tonsillitis.
  • Inflammation of the cervical lymph nodes – ultrasound for diagnosis and to exclude
  • complications like suppuration of the lymph nodes. With the color duplex mode the circulation of the lymph nodes, the so called perfusion pattern, can be determined. This gives information about a possible acute lymphoma and a distinction towards a malignant lesion.
  • Cough/bronchitis – reasons may also be found in the upper respiratory tract. An exact diagnosis can be achieved with laboratory diagnostics and lung function test (spirometry). We offer a complete diagnosis and therapy of the whole respiratory tract from one source.
  • Soft tissue infection in the head- and throat-area.
  • Salivary gland inflammation – differential diagnosis for salvary gland stones and tumors of the salivary gland.
  • In unclear or feverish cases of infection in the head-throat area.