Lybrate Mini logo
Lybrate for
Android icon App store icon
Ask FREE Question Ask FREE Question to Health Experts
Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}

Dr. Prakash Obalappa

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Bangalore

200 at clinic
Dr. Prakash Obalappa Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Bangalore
200 at clinic
Submit Feedback
Report Issue
Get Help
Feed
Services

Personal Statement

I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
More about Dr. Prakash Obalappa
Dr. Prakash Obalappa is a popular Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist in Doddaballapur, Bangalore. You can visit him at Columbia Clinic in Doddaballapur, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prakash Obalappa on Lybrate.com.

Find numerous Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialists in India from the comfort of your home on Lybrate.com. You will find Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialists with more than 44 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialists online in Bangalore and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

Info

Languages spoken
English

Location

Book Clinic Appointment

#22/1B,55/B2, Bashettihalli Village, Doddaballapur. Landmark: Opp. To Navodaya Vidalayakendra SchoolBangalore Get Directions
200 at clinic
...more
View All

Consult Online

Text Consult
Send multiple messages/attachments
7 days validity
Consult Now

Services

View All Services

Submit Feedback

Submit a review for Dr. Prakash Obalappa

Your feedback matters!
Write a Review

Feed

Nothing posted by this doctor yet. Here are some posts by similar doctors.

How Ear Problems Can Cause Dizziness

Fellowship In Head & Neck Oncosurger, MD - ENT , MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Gurgaon
How Ear Problems Can Cause Dizziness

Dizziness or vertigo is a feeling of being off centre, which makes a patient feel like there is lack of balance. This is especially apparent when one is at a height or while wearing footwear with high heels. It may be caused due to a variety of causes, and ear problems are one of the primary causes of this kind of dizziness.

Let us take a look at the various ear problems and how they can cause dizziness or vertigo:

  1. Infection: The bacteria or virus that causes cold and loose motions can also cause an ear infection. This can give rise to temporary vertigo which may last up to six weeks or more. Dizziness or vertigo happens in such cases because the viral effect spreads to the inner ear which causes a ringing and off balance sensation. The general physician or ENT specialist will usually prescribe a round of medicines only if the condition becomes too severe to handle.
  2. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: This kind of dizziness is also known as BPPV and may be caused due to the motion of a calcium particle known as otolith, in the ear. This can cause a fluttering movement that gives the sensation of falling down or losing balance. This usually takes place in the part of the ear that catches the sensation of gravity. The movement of the otolith can make the patient feel as if his or her head is turning or swaying, while in reality the patient may be stationery. This problem can be fixed with the help of a two minute therapy known as Epley Manoeuvre, which can be conducted easily in the ENT specialist's clinic.
  3. Meniere's Disease: There is actually a specific condition that is characterised primarily by dizzy spells and vertigo. The other symptoms of this ear bone condition include ringing of the ears, loss of hearing, and the feeling of fullness or pressure build up in the ears. This can be fixed with therapy and drugs as well as hearing loss aids.
  4. Dandy's Syndrome: This is an ear condition where the patient constantly feels like he or she is bouncing up and down. This condition hits patients who are on antibiotic medication for any kind of infection, and it subsides once the medication is done with. It occurs in such cases because certain kinds of antibiotics may be toxic for the ear. One may also see natural improvement in the condition over the passage of time.
  5. Tumours: Other reasons like tumours and strokes can also cause vertigo on a temporary or permanent basis.

Dizziness due to ear problems can be due to a number of mild to severe reasons. It is best to get these causes checked.

4610 people found this helpful

I feel a little vertigo like thing when I see blood. Usually when I see someone getting an injection or a cannula. . What can I do to make myself stronger?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I feel a little vertigo like thing when I see blood. Usually when I see someone getting an injection or a cannula. . ...
Keep moving your legs or divert your mind to something else when encountered with such a situation. Also stay hydrated and eat well.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Dear Sir, my son is 7.5 ear old, he oftenly bleed from nose. I consulted one of the reputed child specialist he said, it's quite normal and goes off with his age. While still I was concerned I consulted ENT, she examined got X-ray done, and other test to check any hear loss though I could not understand the logic. Please help

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
Although in children nose bleed in common due to frequent fingering in the nose, but sometimes it can be due to any mass or polyp in the nose or behind the nose that can cause eustachian tube blockage and lead to hearing loss thats why she advised u these investigations.
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

It's about nose bleeding. Which usually increase during summer? What precautions should I take?

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB (ENT)
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kota
It's about nose bleeding. Which usually increase during summer?
What precautions should I take?
To start with. Drink plenty of water. Avoid nose picking and put saline nasal drops 3-4 times daily. And consult personally an ent surgeon for better prescription of medications. Thanks.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am 19 years male and I suffers from sinusitis from 4 months, give my diet details to get on with this disease.

MBBS, MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
You will need an evaluation of your sinusitis and a treatment plan is to be made. Consult an ent doctor. Just a change in diet will not be enough.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I haven't been able to sleep since 2 days and I am having a severe loud ringing in ears, tried multiple, what to do? Please help me! Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I haven't been able to sleep since 2 days and I am having a severe loud ringing in ears, tried multiple, what to do? ...
Ringing in ears is called as tinnitus and needs to be evaluated by a ENT doctor as early as possible
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Ear swelling and pain like deaf. Please help.

MBBS
General Physician,
If it is acute than there has to be an abscess Kindly send photos of the lesion Till than can take combiflam.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

My elder brother is of 47 years and he snores while sleeping. Is there any permanent treatment to get rid of snoring?

MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Snoring self-help tips: •Maintain a healthy weight and diet. Being overweight by just a few kilograms can lead to snoring. Fatty tissue around your neck squeezes the airway and prevents air from flowing in and out freely. •Try to sleep on your side rather than your back. While sleeping on your back, your tongue, chin and any excess fatty tissue under your chin can relax and squash your airway. Sleeping on your side prevents this. •Avoid alcohol before going to bed. Alcohol causes the muscles to relax more than usual during a normal night's sleep. This added relaxation of the muscles makes the back of the throat collapse more readily, which then causes snoring. •Quit or cut down on smoking. Cigarette smoke irritates the lining of the nasal cavity and throat, causing swelling and catarrh. If the nasal passages become congested, it's difficult to breathe through your nose because the airflow is decreased. •Keep your nasal passages clear, so that you breathe in through your nose rather than your mouth. If an allergy is blocking your nose, try antihistamine tablets or a nasal spray. Ask pharmacist for advice, or see GP, if you're affected by an allergy or any other condition that affects your nose or breathing, such as sinusitis. Commercial stop-snoring devices There are a range of stop-snoring treatments and devices on sale. These include nasal strips, which open the nostrils wider, throat sprays and devices known as mandibular advancement devices (MAD), which reposition the jaw to ease airflow.
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I have been suffering from sinusitis for the last 2 years. The problem is severe during the day time. It occurs periodically, normally it happens every 2 weeks. I feel irritated and seems like getting angry those times. Please, tell me doctor, is that signs of migraine ? What should I do ?

MS , MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Bangalore
Hi, Most of the patients have some sort of chronic rhinitis, allergic or non allergic, because of which there is congestion in the nose leading to sinusitis..... You need be examined once and put on proper medication.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am 18 years old I am having tonsil amf now a fays cough and fever and not able to speak you only tell what do. And some time headaches.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
I am 18 years old I am having tonsil amf now a fays cough and fever and not able to speak you only tell what do. And ...
Hello, I am giving you some home remedies for enlarged tonsils Gargle with warm salt water to reduce the swelling and pain caused by enlarged tonsils Mix honey and lime juice in a glass of warm water on this soothing drink to treat a sore throat and reduce nasal congestion steam inhalations to help relieve congestion in the chest and nasal passages. Stop from talking too much to rest the throat and speed up the healing process Consult ENT doctor for further management
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I have a question regarding my ear .Every year my ear discharge some thing wet .From both the ears it have same thing .So i feel some time oppostise speaking slowly so i have to say him speak louder.

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
It can be due to wax in the ear or some other problem in the middle ear.So get an ENT consultation done.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I have been operated for septoplasty in Dec 2015 And since two days I am observing some blood oozing out from left nostril only sometime it is one or two drops and one day thickened blood small lump. It coming once in the morning only while washing the face. Pl suggest remedy.

Master of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma in ENT, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist,
I have been operated for septoplasty in Dec 2015 And since two days I am observing some blood oozing out from left no...
"For Sinus and Nose problems, try taking steam inhalation for 3 times a day. To know how to take steam, please read instructions below to know - how to take steam inhalation for best results. If problem is not solved in 2-3 days, you may need additional medicines. Techniques to steam 1) Boil a pot of water. 2) Pour water into a large flat pan or bowl. If you use a casserole, water will remain warm for longer duration. 3) Place your head over the bowl at a distance of 1 feet. 4) Cover your head and bowl with a large towel (like a tent), take long breath through your nose and breath out through mouth. Take a break every 1-2 minutes until you feel relatively cooler. Do it for 10 minute twice or thrice a day. If you feel that the treatment is getting too much for you, raise the towel so that fresh air is brought into the area and breathe through your mouth a couple of times and then resume Take care - Take all precautions while dealing with hot water. Also, keep children away and wan others that you are dealing with boiling hot water. Other way is - by an Electric steamer available in market and take steam through it. It is more convenient. ""For Sinus and Nose problems, try taking steam inhalation for 3 times a day. To know how to take steam, please read instructions below to know - how to take steam inhalation for best results. If problem is not solved in 2-3 days, you may need additional medicines. Techniques to steam 1) Boil a pot of water. 2) Pour water into a large flat pan or bowl. If you use a casserole, water will remain warm for longer duration. 3) Place your head over the bowl at a distance of 1 feet. 4) Cover your head and bowl with a large towel (like a tent), take long breath through your nose and breath out through mouth. Take a break every 1-2 minutes until you feel relatively cooler. Do it for 10 minute twice or thrice a day. If you feel that the treatment is getting too much for you, raise the towel so that fresh air is brought into the area and breathe through your mouth a couple of times and then resume Take care - Take all precautions while dealing with hot water. Also, keep children away and wan others that you are dealing with boiling hot water. Other way is - by an Electric steamer available in market and take steam through it. It is more convenient. "
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am suffering from cold and fever. Fever is normal not too high. Soar throat. Which medicine should I take and for how many days?

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB (ENT)
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kota
I am suffering from cold and fever. Fever is normal not too high. Soar throat. Which medicine should I take and for h...
Start with warm salt water gargles and then take antibiotics and analgesics along. Plse consult privately for medications. Thanks.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I have a temporary wheezing. I can' t sleep now. I lost my inhaler. Can I have a temporary relief?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Astha aid drops ( bakson ) 10 drops tds in 20 ml fresh water. You can also use these drops to nebulise yourself. 10 drops in distilled water and nebulise.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

If sinus is not treated do we have any complications ahead? Is it necessary to operate? My ENT says your nasal bone is tilted on left side, what is this? How can it be corrected? Will this effect sinus?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
sinus is allergic problem, even after surgery, recurrence is there, so no use of operation in my opinion, 1tab sinarest before bed, steam inhalation. it will help. Thank you
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I've lymph node at the right side of the skull base, behind the ear. This is for 3 days now and it's swollen a bit & painful when I turn my neck. Which specialty doctor to consult.

MD Radiation Oncology, ESMO Certified Medical Oncologist, DM Medical Oncology (Pursuing)
Oncologist, Mumbai
I've lymph node at the right side of the skull base, behind the ear. This is for 3 days now and it's swollen a bit & ...
This appears to be a swelling caused due to infection. You need to consult an ent doctor. Start doing gargle with warm water along with 1 small spoon of salt.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I have dizziness about one month I am 39 years old.

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist,
If you feel surroundings are rotating when you are still, then it is called vertigo. If you suffer from vertigo see a ENT specialist.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am 19 years old and I have sinus so what should I do I have getting cold after two days 220.

Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
If you have recurrent cold and sinusitis it is likely to be allergic in nature. Try to find out the cause of allergy and if possible avoid it. To exercise to increase your immunity.
3 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Dear Doctor Need your help. I am 56 years male and have been facing pain in the throat and a feeling of something struck there. Also have problem while swallowing. The pain is constant but bearable. I have history of smoking which is reduced to 1- 2 in cigarette in a day now a days. Also have acidity problem. Are these symptoms related. Is there a danger of throat cancer. I am not scared but want to tackle the problem before it is too late .

MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Aurangabad
Hello . Considering your history and symptoms like throat pain , foreign body sensation in throat and difficulty in swallowing , the cause should be searched for . You need a detailed throat examination & laryngoscopy for initial evaluation. Please see an ENT physician for initial examination.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback
Submit FeedbackFeedback
View All Feed