Case Study Assignment: Assessing the Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO CASEZERO PLAGIARISMFIVE REFERENCESCASE STUDY 1: Focused Nose ExamRichard is a 50-year-old male with nasal congestion, sneezing, rhinorrhea, andpostnasal drainage. Richard has struggled with an itchy nose, eyes, palate, and ears for5 days. As you check his ears and throat for redness and inflammation, you notice himtouch his fingers to the bridge of his nose to press and rub there. He says he’s takenMucinex OTC the past 2 nights to help him breathe while he sleeps. When you ask ifthe Mucinex has helped at all, he sneers slightly and gestures that the improvement isonly minimal. Richard is alert and oriented. He has pale, boggy nasal mucosa with clearthin secretions and enlarged nasal turbinates, which obstruct airway flow but his lungsare clear. His tonsils are not enlarged but his throat is mildly erythematous.The AssignmentUse the Episodic/Focused SOAP Template and create an episodic/focused note about the patient in the case study to which you were assigned using the episodic/focused note template provided in the Week 5 resources. Provide evidence from the literature to support diagnostic tests that would be appropriate for each case. List five different possible conditions for the patient’s differential diagnosis and justify why you selected each.

 
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