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Dr. Praveen Kumar

MBBS, MS - ENT

ENT Specialist, Bangalore

17 Years Experience  ·  250 at clinic
Dr. Praveen Kumar MBBS, MS - ENT ENT Specialist, Bangalore
17 Years Experience  ·  250 at clinic
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Dr. Praveen Kumar is one of the best ENT Specialists in Bhuvaneshwari Nagar, Bangalore. He has been a practicing ENT Specialist for 17 years. He has completed MBBS, MS - ENT . He is currently associated with Anugraha ENT Clinic in Bhuvaneshwari Nagar, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Praveen Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - B.M. Patil Medical College,Bijapur - 2000
MS - ENT - JJM Medical College - 2005
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Sir I have sinusitis from 3-4 years by that problem I had been suffering from nose blockage from one year I am using otrivin to that problem it had been a habit to me for every 3 hours I will spray once I want to stop it but I can't what the solution please tell me If you would say to stop the otrivin please say the alternate. please.

MBBS, MD Pulmonology
Pulmonologist, Noida
Otrivin can be harmful if used for long periods. Get a NCCT PNS done to evaluate the extent and severity of sinusitis. You may have to use intranasal steroids and anti allergics to get rid of your symptoms
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I am 57 years old and have pain in knees feet and hip joint got ra tests done given d mare for 3 moths but due to severe tonsillitis stopped med v weak throat and tonsils get inflamed doc says it is allergy but my white cell count comes elevated by 2/3 thousand when tonsillitis occurs what specific disease it cold be.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
If white blood cell rises with tonsils inflamation, means infection of tonsils and you require a course of antibiotics and less likly due to allergy
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Hi, I have been suffering from running nose and sneezing since almost 10 years. I am a native of Bellary, moved to Bangalore 15 years ago. The problem started after I started to work in shifts. It happens everyday morning when I wake up.

MS - ENT,MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kolkata
Dust allergy is partly genetic and partly environmental. Thus it never goes away. With better, less dusty environment  the extent if the problem gets reduced. Medicines help to downregulate the immune response of your body to these environmental allergens. Long term lifestyle  changes with gradually tapering medication  helps to tackle chronic sinus problems.  Start taking Steam inhalation twice a day. *For chronic allergic rhinosinusitis you will need to take a long term course of antibiotics  together  with Nasal sprays. *You will need to avoid dusty environment  and dust mites, animal dander etc. Regular cleaning of AC air filters. Wearing mask while driving 2 wheelers/working in dusty  areas Medical  management  is done for 3 months and then patients  condition is reviewed.  Intermittent treatment is not beneficial  in the long run. Around 30 %of people with allergic rhinitis  will develop Asthma if not treated. But majority of patients with asthma are allergic to dust. Active treatment  of nasal allergy reduces Asthma attacks and medicine requirements. This improve  quality of life. Hope this helps.
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Hello sir mujhe neend bahut Aati Hai bahut Aati Hai aur ears se pani nikalta hai To Me Kya Karu.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Pehle humme ears ka paani thik karna hai aur uske liye cp amoxicillin 500 mg 1-1 for five days leni hai and raat ko levocet goli leni hai uske saath mai
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I am having a pilonidal sinus from past 1 month which is painless until now it had not discharged any pus. My question is , is there any treatment for that except surgery? And is it will be cured completely if I choose homeopathy? If not homeopathy then what should I choose? What will be the approximate cost of it? In how many days it will be cured? Please doctors answer all my question please.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Pilonidal sinus is a small cyst/abscess that occurs in the cleft at the top of buttock. It usually contains hair/dirt/debris. It can cause severe pain and become infected and can ooze pus/blood and emit foul odour. It mostly affects young adult male and people who sit a lot like cab driver. Symptom 1. Pain while sitting/standing 2. Swelling of cyst with discharge of pus/blood emiting foul odour 3. Hair protruding from lesion 4. Formation of one or more sinus tract treatment 1. A course of antibiotic to reduce inflammation 2. Surgery 3. Consult a surgeon.
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Sir I am 18 now and at the age of 8 I met with an small accident and I got stitches on right side of my nose, so sir can it be cured by mederma or any other cream or any treatment, If yes then how much time it will take?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please Don't worry Take Lohasav 10 ml Twice a day for 3 months Mahamnjishtadi kadha 20 ml Twice a day for 3 months Apply Aloe Vera moisturising cream by Patanjali Twice a day Re Consult me on Lybrate after 15 days.
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Related to ENT....have got ear infection couple fo months back and went to doctor. Medicines worked and the pain has gone. But, later after a month or so, whenever I am drinking water, slight pain in ear, tooth and around throat is suffered. Should it be ENT issue or dental issue. If so, what medicines would help

M.S(ENT),DNB,D.O.R.L, Laryngology fellow
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Mumbai
Pain in the tooth can get referred to the ear and not vice versa. I would suggest, you first see a dentist for your toothache.
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I had sinus or migraine as one side face ache? Severe one sided face ache frequently what is it cure?

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
One sided facial pain is not due to migraine. It can be due to: 1. Tooth infection: Consult a dentist first to rule out dental pathology as cause of facial pain. 2. Sinusitis: Associated nasal congestion, features of upper respiratory infections are present. ENT consultation is needed. 3. Trigeminal Neuralgia: Sharp,shooting electric shock like pain in bursts felt along particular part of face It is easily relieved with medication and if needed intervention like Gasserian ganglion block. Consult a pain specialist for this. 4. Idiopathic facial pain: This condition is simply facial pain without any reason. This can be managed by medication and if needed injection. Consult a pain specialist for this. For detailed evaluation and treatment accordingly consult with a pain specialist.
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I want to know that my grand father suffering from throat problem.Respiration problem due to increasing mass.How many percent of cancer possibilities.Some docter suggest foe biospy. Tell me some solution what i do ?

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
Yes, if there is any mass biopsy is needed for confirmation of cancer only after that any management can be planned. So go for biopsy as advised by your doctor.
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I have persistent sore throat which is chronic now. I have no other problem or symptoms. I have problem of allergy also. What could be the reason for this chronic sore throat? Should I worry?

Post Doctoral Research (Ph.D.) (A.M) (Oncology), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) - (Cine-Med Inc. USA)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi, you may be having a persistent sore throat owing to chronic pharyngitis or other allergic conditions. While it is advisable that a doctor clinically examines your throat, I would recommend the following - (a) you need to have a healthy and balanced diet devoid of excessive spices, salt, oil etc all and have a regularized lifestyle with due emphasis on relaxation/ de-stressing. Instead focus on fresh fruits/ leafy greens. (b) in order that you do not get acidity, it is advisable that you avoid tomato based products, citrus fruits/ juices, greasy, fatty or fried and hot foods, sweets, alcohol, caffeinated beverages, tea (with milk), deep fried flesh foods, peppermint etc. Consume flesh foods, if any, in moderation. (c) avoid sticky foods that create more of mucous leading to congestion in throat. Yellow banana is best avoided. (d) take plenty of water daily and stay hydrated. (e) regularize life style, reduce stress/ strain. (f) protect yourself from intense heat/ cold air. (g) do not take extremely hot/ cold/ spicy/ sour drinks as well as foods. (h) warm saline gargling 2 - 3 times daily. (i) gargle made of tulsi, cinnamon, turmeric or fenugreek seeds and honey are also beneficial unless you are allergic to any of these. (j) avoid overcrowded places. Hope this helps. Take care and all the very best.
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He is suffering from meniere disease and vertigo problem. Any precautions please suggest.

MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Gandhinagar
Meniere disease is usually treated symptomatically by giving anti vertigo medicines, vitamins and many times by giving vasodilators. If it is too frequent certain surgical remedies are there but still it has a doubtful outcome.
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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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I feel some kind of etching in my throat, all the time (sukha khansi). What to do?

MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB (ENT)
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Bangalore
Irritation in throat occurs due to 1. GERD (gastric problem) 2. Dust allergy (sneezing, itching,nose block) 3. Throat infection (bacterial or viral) It is imp that you meet ENT specialist and get examined. Later depending on your problem treatment can be started.
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My lower ear of both sides are teared due to prolonged use of heavy ear rings. Is plastic surgery better than normal stitching?

MS - ENT, DNB (ENT)
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
Plastic surgery is always better because they are trained in giving good sutures and skin closure. However, this is a simple surgery and can be adequately performed by other surgeons also- ENT or General Surgeon.
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Dear sir, Me jab bhi kuch bolta hu to beech-2 me meri Awaaz dab si jaati he .ye tab jyada hota he jab me emotionally ya anger me kuch bolta hu. Ye kai saal se he kya ye koi throat me problem he ya it's just normal pls. If there is any medicine please suggest me thanks.

M.B.B.S, Post Graduate Diploma In Maternal & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bokaro
It's quite normal for voice to waver during emotions. Even then, it is always better to get a routine ENT check up done to rule out any problem which may be developing.
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I have a acidity problem, some time it is so savior that some time while sleeping in night water comes out from my nose & this happens only in night. Please suggest what to do.

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
Start tab. Pantop 40 mg. 1 tab. Daily empty stomach and syp divol-la 2 tea spoon full after every meal for 2-3 weeks. Avoid hot and spicy food.
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I am 36 years old. In my right near to tonsils inflamed for last one month. It is not healed. Pls suggest me.

MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Gandhinagar
Tonsillitis: For tonsillitis, Antibiotics added to it anti allegic and Analgesics and Antiseptic gargle helps, If you are having tonsillitis off and on you may require to go for tonsillectomy operation.
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My wife is 33 year old female and she have a throat infection with heavy cough for past 2 days please give some medicine what should we do.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Belladonna - 200 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for two days. Revert back after two days with feedback.
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I am smoking from past 8 Years and my age is 23 Years. I m feeling many times the dryness of my throat due to which I cant talk clearly. And my penis day by gets reduced.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
better stop smoking, you are already having problem due to smoking. it will increase day by day. thanks
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I am a 17 years old guy, having throat problems, but from few days I have a problem of dry mucus I feel there is dry mucus in my mouth nose, even breathing becomes difficult suggest me any medicine or give solution.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
You may be having sinusitis or some other nasal and throat problems. Consult ENT specialist for advice and treatment
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