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Dr. N Prasanth Kumar

MBBS

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Bangalore

15 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Dr. N Prasanth Kumar MBBS Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Bangalore
15 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care. Doctor is an active member of Indian Medical Association (IMA), Indian Medi......more
I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care. Doctor is an active member of Indian Medical Association (IMA), Indian Medical Association (IMA)
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Dr. N Prasanth Kumar is a renowned Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist in Whitefield, Bangalore. He has been a successful Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist for the last 15 years. He has completed MBBS . He is currently associated with Siddanth ENT Care in Whitefield, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. N Prasanth Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Bellary Medical College - 2002
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Waxed with Allergic Rhinnitis and Sinusitis Hear is the Solution

Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D.)
Homeopath, Belgaum
Waxed with Allergic Rhinnitis and Sinusitis Hear is the Solution

It is difficult to distinguish between allergy symptoms allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. This is no small problem. Of all the chronic diseases from which we suffer, allergic rhinitis is the most common. Approximately 30 million Indian or 15% of the Indian, population suffer from allergic rhinitis. Sinusitis, on the other hand, is one of the most common complications of allergic rhinitis. The problem with differentiating these two conditions occurs, because allergic rhinitis and sinusitis may both present with the same symptoms, such as fatigue, runny nose, chronic cough, congestion, post nasal drainage, headaches, facial or teeth pain, loss of taste or smell, and difficulty sleeping. Asthma, the other major complication of allergic rhinitis, is a lower airway lung disease that may present with cough, shortness of breath, and chest tightness, and in some studies, up to 40% of patients with allergies, have asthma.

Think then of a triangle: with allergic rhinitis on the left, causing sinusitis on the right, and both conditions causing asthma on the bottom. All three conditions can occur separately, but are closely interconnected. Remember that sinuses are simply empty cavities that surround the eyes. Air must be present in the sinuses to allow the linings of the sinuses to breathe and this is accomplished via small openings from the sinuses into the nasal passages. These openings also allow mucous from the sinuses to naturally drain into the nasal passages. If anything causes a blockage of the openings, the lack of air causes linings to use up the surrounding air supply, and like a vacuum, the resulting negative pressure will draw fluid out of the sinus linings. Fluid may then collect and fill the sinuses, which allows for bacteria to grow and cause infections. This can lead to facial pain, infected post nasal drainage and headaches. With increasing inflammation and thickening of the sinus linings, swollen tissue may round up and form nasal polyps that may cause and lead to loss of taste and smell.

Allergic rhinitis and common viral colds are the leading causes of sinusitis, and the history and physical examination will help your provider distinguish the two conditions. Allergic rhinitis may be seasonal, lasting weeks, months or even year round, and is caused by pollen, dust mites. Fever and discolored nasal drainage are uncommon, unless sinusitis is also present. Conversely, typical viral colds last 3-7 days, so any fever, discolored drainage, sore throat, headache or fatigue lasting longer that 7 days is very unlikely to be a simple viral cold, and is most probably sinusitis. On physical examination, patients with allergic rhinitis and sinusitis may both have dark circles under the eyes (shiners), swollen, pale nasal tissue, congestion and discharge. Patients with sinusitis, however, may also have discolored discharge. Studies have shown that greater than 50-75% of allergic adults and children with asthma have abnormal sinus, and asthmatic symptoms did not improve until the sinusitis is treated completely.
ALLERGIC RHINITIS
Most patients 10-20% of the population with sneezing, congestion, runny and itchy nose rhinitis, postnasal drip and itchy, red eyes during spring and fall have allergies to seasonal pollens. A high percentage of allergic individuals will be children. Whether someone will develop

Allergies depends on two factors: (1) Hereditary - Is there a family history of allergy?
(2) Environmental- Is the individual old enough and been exposed to enough pollen? Symptoms due to allergies may be severe enough to cause a loss of time from work and school.

Interestingly, a percentage of patients with classic symptoms will be absolutely and unequivocally negative on skin testing. Allergy injections are not indicated and not possible, because these patients are not allergic. And yet patients are just as symptomatic, and just as miserable as the rest of us. How is this possible and what treatment is available?
Definition and Pathophysiology
The diagnosis of rhinitis without positive skin tests is divided into two subgroups. One subgroup, non-allergic rhinitis with eosinophilia, presents with allergy symptoms in addition to conditions such as nasal polyps and nasal eosinophilia, asthma and frequently sinusitis. The other subgroup, vasomotor rhinitis, presents with symptoms, especially congestion, but lacks other associated conditions.

The nasal mucosal lining has a rich blood supply that is under the control of the nervous system called the autonomic nervous system. Nonspecific stimuli such as rapid changes in weather, temperature and humidity, drafts, exposure to chemicals, odors, perfumes, smoke and dust, emotions or stress may increase blood flow to tissue, resulting in swelling, congestion and rhinitis. A significantly deviated septum may induce changes in the mucosa, worsen the non-allergic or vasomotor rhinitis and cause more nasal congestion and drainage. Hormonal changes that occur with pregnancy, menstruation, menopause, hypothyroidism and oral contraceptives may cause symptoms of chronic non-allergic rhinitis.
Clinical Features
Patients complain of chronic nasal congestion, rhinitis, postnasal drip and sneezing. Congestion and blockage may alternate from side to side and are usually constant, though seasonal weather changes may trigger symptoms that mimic dust allergies. Symptoms may be worse upon awakening in the morning. Examination reveals marked pink or pale nasal swelling obstruction and thick nasal secretions. In all cases, skin tests are negative. Patients with non-allergic but not vasomotor rhinitis will have eosinophils present in nasal secretions and frequently nasal polyps complicating the obstruction.
SINUSITIS
Sinusitis
Sinusitis is an infection or inflammation of sinuses. Sinuses are the air-filled pockets or spaces found in the bones of face, around eyes and nose. They produce mucus, which, under normal circumstances, drains into the nose. Normally the sinuses produce about 1.5 litres of mucus a day and the quantity increases during allergy, inflammation and infection and this also changes the character of the mucus. Infection of sinuses is one of the common health care complaints.

Pathology
Sinusitis occurs when the mucus-producing lining of sinuses become inflamed and block the opening of the sinuses. Due to this, foreign material cannot get out, oxygen levels drop within the sinus and bacteria in the nasal cavity slither into the sinuses causing the sinus walls to swell and fill with pus. If the infection does not subside, the body sends in disease-fighting cells to kill the bacteria, which in turn can do considerable damage to the sinus walls. These defender cells can damage the cilia, the hair-like structure in the sinuses that help expel foreign matter. In addition, scarring can be caused which can result in the formation of sores.

Causes of Sinusitis

Infection due to bacteria, virus, fungi
Allergy: Most commonest causes are dust, animal dander, smoke, food and pollutants
Upper respiratory tract infection such as common cold or flu
Nasal polyps
Nasal Septum deviation
Chronic tonsillitis and adenoiditis
Climatic factors like sudden temperature changes
Swimming in infected water
Low immunity
Dental causes like an abscessed or badly decayed tooth, following dental treatment
Diseases like diabetes and HIV can create a predisposition to sinusitis

Symptoms of sinusitis

Nasal congestion leading to nasal obstruction, difficulty breathing through the nose
Thick nasal discharge (may be yellowish or greenish in colour in case of infection)
Sensation of fullness in the face
Sensation of pressure behind the eyes
Postnasal drip
Cheeks feel tender and pain may be similar to toothache in upper jaw
Mild fever and headache over one or both eyes (if frontal sinuses are affected)
Headache is usually worse in the mornings and made sharper by bending forwards
Sore throat
Foul smell in nose
Nasal sounding speech
Possibly, pus-like nasal discharge
Dry tickling cough
Tiredness

Asthmatic Attack
In the initial stage there is an asthmatic aura sometimes sneezing, flatulence, Drowsiness or restlessness irritability will be present. There can be a dry cough along with wheezing breathlessness these are some of the symptoms before the actual asthmatic attack.

Sense of oppression in the chest suddenly in the middle of the night is experienced.
There is a sense of suffocation and the patient leans forward fighting for his breath; or he may go to the open window to relieve the suffocation.
Anxiety, perspiration, cold extremities and cyanosis might be present.
Wheezing is present and can be heard from a distant.
In severe airways obstruction airflow maybe so reduced that the chest is almost silent on auscultation.
Inspiration is short and high pitched while the expiration is prolonged. On auscultation there are plenty of rhonchi and rales heard.
Termination is spontaneous or due to medication. As the bronchial spasm is less the patient is able to breathe and he can also cough which brings out viscid sputum which relieves him.
The duration of the attack varies from a few minutes to hours. The attacks can last for many hours in paroxysms this state is known as Status asthmaticus. In this state the patient has to be admitted to the hospital so that he can be supplied with oxygen and other auxiliary methods of treatment

For many patients with asthma, the concern that this “reversible” though serious, potentially life-threatening persistent lung disease may progress into emphysema, is real and worrisome. After all, asthma along with emphysema and chronic bronchitis, the latter two conditions known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD), all have inflammation with airway narrowing, mucus production and airway obstruction. Homeopathy Management

Suppression of colds by high doses of conventional medicine leads to recurrent attacks. When you use a groom to clean your room, do you push all the dust in a corner of the room or collect it and throw away? It is a common sense that if you push to the corner of the room, in due course the dust will spread in the entire room again and make it dirtier. Same is the case with the disease affecting your body. If you suppress the disease, where will it go? It will remain in dormant state inside the body and express itself again when the body meets any of the allergic triggers. The homeopathic medicines however through the principle of “like cures like” stimulate the vital force and immunity in order to enhance the body’s capacity to repel further allergies and infections. The constitutional medicines that are found by considering the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of an individual can only lead him on the road of permanent recovery from those allergic spells. Not only these medicines cater the problem of allergy but also impart great health on all planes, as it treats the patient as a whole and not just his disease.
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Mere daye kan(ear) ke niche jab khana khata hu to ya fir kabhi kabhi dard hota hai umar hai 34 saal.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Lagta hai ki aap ko tm joint pe dard ho raha hai aap tb voveran 50 mg 1-1 le lijiye and baraf se seik dijiye.
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Hello my nose is always running of water and I feel a little bit of headache so tell me what do I do?

MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Gandhinagar
Hello my nose is always running of water and I feel a little bit of headache so tell me what do I do?
Allergic rhinitis occurs according to changes in atmosphere Nasal Allergy: It is very common now a days…it is of two types –Seasonal and perineal. Seasonal allergic. Antihistaminics and decongestants can help you.
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I have frequent sore throat/throat frequently. What should I do? which is the counter medicine is preferred ?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
I have frequent sore throat/throat frequently. What should I do? which is the counter medicine is preferred ?
Please take arg. Nit. - 0/2 three times a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback. For further treatment please take private consultation. Thanks for your query.
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HI Dr. I AM SUFFERING FROM all time dizziness and lots of weakness and headache from a long time I am very tensioned about my health I have also problem of irregular periods and my hemoglobin is low and water deficiency is also low Please doctor tell me the solution to get rid of all these.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
HI Dr. I AM SUFFERING FROM all time dizziness and lots of weakness and headache from a long time I am very tensioned ...
hi lybrate user, you need to understand why hemoglobin is low please investigate it so that it can be treated. also start iron supplements and diet rich in protein and iron. headache weakness and irregular periods could be due to low hemoglobin. also check for thyroid levels.
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How to get rid of sinus?

MBBS
General Physician,
its allergic problem, no permanent cure, 1tab sinarest hs, steam inhalation. it will help. welcome for er help.
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50/f diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia. Extreme pain around nose and right eye. Doc prescribed tegretol 100, neurokind plus andranidom (syrup). Also suggested not to apply ice or heat or massage. Please suggest if its fine and how long it takes for pain to reduce.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Dear since when are you having the problem? what is the dose for tegretol? the medications are fine. Are you better with the medications? unfortunately trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic disease. It will be fine for sometime but it does comeback. So you will have to continue with the medications
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I m suffering from tonsil, since last 3 days and it goes increases day by day. What should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
The best and the most common home remedy for tonsillitis is to gargle with warm salt water. The warm water will have a soothing effect and the salt will help kill the virus or bacteria. Plus, salt helps reduce inflammation, giving you instant relief. Mix one teaspoon of table salt in a cup of warm water. Gargle with the solution. Do not swallow it. Spit the water out after gargling. Repeat this as often as possible for speedy recovery.
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I am 19 years old and a music vocal student from last 2 months my throat is paining and I can't sing.

M.A. (Scholar), BHMS
Sexologist, Mumbai
I am 19 years old and a music vocal student from last 2 months my throat is paining and I can't sing.
Hi . Since you have a regular straining of voice, I would advise you. 1. Bhramari pranayama 2. Intermittent rest to voice 3. Avoid high pitch and loud singing initially. 4. Strengthen your immunity and coping ability with homeopathy.
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Ear Health Tip

MASLP, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P), DHLS
Audiologist, Pune
Ear Health Tip
Avoid sharp objects while cleaning your ear wax!
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Am 63 and acidity and vertigo problem and am suffering from lumber spondi kindly suggest me.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Am 63 and acidity and vertigo problem and am suffering from lumber spondi kindly suggest me.
tab pan 40 empty stomach daily morning for 15 days, drink 3-4 litre of water daily, isabgol in a glass of water at night, if required get u/s whole abdomen done and back with report it will help. thanks
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I, currently have a problem in fluent speaking due to the development of hard and bubbly emergent rashes (sort of huddles like) on the throat surface, inside. The touch exactly feels like the inner surface of a corroded metal pipe. It turns out to be like I feel etching, dryness and lack of control and coordination while speaking. It makes me put a lot of effort to initiate the words of sentences for to be fluent. So please do let me know some instant corrective measures regarding this. Thank you.

Master of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma in ENT, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist,
I, currently have a problem in fluent speaking due to the development of hard and bubbly emergent rashes (sort of hud...
Please do a salt water gargle. Take one glass of Luke warm Salt water gargle, add a half spoon of salt and half spoon of honey to it and gargle using this solution, 4 times a day. Also take Tab. Crocin 500 mg, 2-3 times a day, as needed, if you have pain. If problem is not solved in 3 days, Please consult immediately.
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I am 38 years I am suffering from diabetes since from 6y ears now my Fasting 243 mg/dl, post practical 359 mg, and HbA1c is 12%. I take medicine istamet 5omg/1000 mg at night after meal and early mv2 at empty stomach please help to control diabetes.

Diploma in Diabetology, P.G. Diploma in Health Science (Diabetology), Certificate Course in Evidence based Diabetes Management -, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Thane
I am 38 years I am suffering from diabetes since from 6y ears now my
Fasting 243 mg/dl, post practical 359 mg, and Hb...
Dear lybrate-user, I understand your worries. Your requirements for medicine is a bit higher for your age and duration of diabetes. Tired or exhausted pancreas unable to secrete insulin in optimum amount along with mental stress and physical inactivity may be contributing to such high sugars. You need to become physically very active, regular with healthy food habits and if possible learn some kind of stress management techniques like aol i. E art of living or vipassana. Also follow up with diabetologist regularly with self monitoring of blood glucose (smbg). If required your doctor may advise insulin for a period. Hope this helps you!
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What is the cause for the hairfall and sinus during cold and cough? Please advice.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
What is the cause for the hairfall and sinus during cold and cough? Please advice.
There can be several factors behind hair loss such as Environmental effects like Pollution Normal aging too much stress/ Anxiety smoking nutritional deficiencies hormonal imbalance genetic factors scalp infections like Dandruff use of wrong or chemically enriched hair products certain medicines medical conditions like thyroid disorder, autoimmune diseases, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), iron-deficiency anemia, and chronic illnesses Sinus Is term used for sinusitis and it in infection of sinus and during infective cough and cold infection gets transmitted in these sinus through nose and throat
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My ear is paining so much from about 1 week and due to that I am not in condition to listen it properly also in right ear so please tell me something.

MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist,
My ear is paining so much from about 1 week and due to that I am not in condition to listen it properly also in right...
Paracetamol 500 mg three times a day along with check for ruling out infection and wax impaction in which case you need to use other medication accordingly.
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I am vertigo when I saw blood of someone. Is there any medicine which can cure me. I am suffering from this. Khoon dekhte hi chakkar aate h mujhe please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Its a normal finding but you need to improve your self confidence and whenever you feel giddines just close your eyes and sit down for few minutes and if possible lie down for a minute.
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Hi I am 26 Male having problem of snoring while sleeping. Please suggest the medicine or exercise.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
Hello, I am giving you some health tips for snoring problem Lifestyle changes to stop snoring Lose weight. If you’re overweight Exercise exercising your arms, legs, and abs, for example, also leads to toning the muscles in your throat, which in turn can lead to less snoring Quit smoking. smoking irritates the membranes in the nose and throat which can block the airways and cause snoring. Avoid alcohol, sleeping pills, and sedatives because they relax the muscles in the throat Establish regular sleep patterns. Create a healthy bedtime ritual with your partner and stick to it Clear nasal passages. If you have a stuffy nose Keep bedroom air moist. Dry air can irritate membranes in the nose and throat, so if swollen nasal tissues are the problem, a humidifier may help. Change your sleeping position. Elevating your head four inches may ease breathing Sleep on your side instead of your back Consult chest Physician for further management
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My husband did cataract operation and the sound of the machine during operation has made him nervous. He cannot stand noise. He has to do the other eye cataract operation too urgently but since he is so sensitive to noise will be able to do it without getting panicky on the operation table? Is there an alternative to surgery.

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
My husband did cataract operation and the sound of the machine during operation has made him nervous. He cannot stand...
You can go for Cataract operation by machines which produce very less noise under mild sedation to calm down his anxiety for that short duration only.
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