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Dr. Shankar B Medikeri

MBBS, MS - ENT, DORL, DNB (ENT), FICS

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Bangalore

39 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
Dr. Shankar B Medikeri MBBS, MS - ENT, DORL, DNB (ENT), FICS Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Bangalore
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Dr. Shankar B Medikeri is one of the best Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialists in Basavanagudi, Bangalore. He has been a successful Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist for the last 39 years. He has completed MBBS, MS - ENT, DORL, DNB (ENT), FICS. You can consult Dr. Shankar B Medikeri at Medikeri's Super Specality ENT Center in Basavanagudi, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shankar B Medikeri on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - KMC Hubli, - 1977
MS - ENT - Seth G s Medical college Mumbai, - 1981
DORL - College Of Physicians and Surgeons Bombay, - 1981
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DNB (ENT) - National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, - 1984
FICS - The International College of Surgeons, USA, - 1994
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English
Professional Memberships
Indian Society of Otology
Association of Otolaryngologists of India (AOI)
Cochlear Implant Group of India(CIGI)
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All India Rhinology Society
NES india
NES india

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I am having a severe throat pain from last two days. I have gurgled but from that the pain gets relieved for some hours and it starts back again. Please suggest me some natural remedies or any medicine if required.

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I am having a severe throat pain from last two days. I have gurgled but from that the pain gets relieved for some hou...
Hello, you can take homoepathic medicine belladonna 200 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for 2 days and revert.

I am suffering with sinus and getting always cold what is the best way to remove sinus is there any medicines.

MBBS
General Physician
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1. Do steam inhalation 2-3 times daily with karvol plus inhalant capsule 2. Put otrivin nasal drop one thrice daily 3. Take a course of antibiotic after consulting doctor 4. If you are suffering from chronic sinusitis, take plain xray pns/ct scan of pns or nasal endoscopy after consulting ent specialist to confirm diagnosis 5. If you are having recurrent symptoms, you may have to undergo endoscopic sinus surgery.

In ears I used to see soap or shampoos goes every time after my bath. I don't feel good and I remove them using ear buds daily. How can I prevent soap or shampoos into ears. What is good way to clean ears completely. Once I see guys for cleanings ears separately they used some liquids and clear the ears. Please advice me.

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In ears I used to see soap or shampoos goes every time after my bath. I don't feel good and I remove them using ear b...
Dear make cotton plugs to cover ears before bath. Also if you have any symptom of heaviness, pain, or you feel low hearing capacity from either of ear it can be due to ear wax for that you can put 2 drops of saliwax ear drops in ear.

I have a problem of allergic rhinitis how it can be cured and what are the special remedies for it.

MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
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Nasal Allergy: It is very common now a days…it is of two types –Seasonal and perineal. Seasonal allergic rhinitis occurs according to changes in atmosphere . Antihistaminics and decongestants can help you.

I had a surgery on spinoidal polyp 6 months ago and now I am suffering from nose blockage, sneezing and all then I consult doctor, on endoscopy it is found that polyp is back again. What should I do now?

ECFMU, MS - ENT, MBBS
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Take three weeks course of steroids with nasal sprays. Good chances it will regress if sphenoid sinus was opened well in first surgery.

I am 60 years old healthy man. But right now I developed a severe cough with sore throat. There is a slight fever also. Should I start antibiotics now and if so which one?

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
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I am 60 years old healthy man. But right now I developed a severe cough with sore throat. There is a slight fever als...
U need medication. 1. Avoid exposure to cold 2. Do not take cold water 3. Do steam inhalation 2/ 3 times 4. Take bath with little warm water 5, do warm salt water gargles.

Few days onwards I am suffering with throat pain It is paining when I am drink anything and eating something can you please give me precaution.

MBBS
General Physician
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Few days onwards I am suffering with throat pain 
It is paining when I am drink anything and eating something can you...
For pain take tablet paracetamol and avoid spicy food in your diet and we need to rule out any infection after local examination.

My wife feeling drowsiness in ear; ly morning to forenoon, wht could be reason, age 59yrs. Thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath
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My wife feeling drowsiness in ear; ly morning to forenoon, wht could be reason, age 59yrs. Thanks.
Hi, Get her blood tested for CBC, Hb%, S. Calcium, S. Ferritin and ESR. Simple nutritional deficiency can cause general weakness of the body. Would advise you to give her homoeopathic medicines - Alfaalfa Tonic and Five Phos. - both thrice daily, and let me know about your condition after a month.

I am 18 years old and I have sinusitis problem from a month. How can I get rid of that problem.

DORL, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
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Main symptoms for maxillary sinusitis are thick nasal discharge, headache, watering eyes, forehead pain, recurrent infection of nose and mouth, post nasal drip, sinusitis, is nothing but a physiological disorder of nose which led by malfunctioning of aerodynamics of nose (temporary sinusitis, secondly it is because of repeated infections of the sinus (permanent sinusitis) sinuses regulations and air conditioning of the air which we breathe and to get the benefit of above we must have normal, well sized opened sinusitis and hence nose breathing is required, those who breathe from mouth, they have tendency to get more throat and lungs infections. Recurrent sinus infection, pollution, poor diet, spicy food, long term steam inhalation from nose, and allergies leads to thick discharge from nose. This thick mucus if stays in the sinuses, it leads to irritation of the sinus skin which is mucosa and this go on growing hence leads to permanent sinusitis this extra growth is called nasal polyps this is where patient needs surgical correction. If patient comes to nose surgeon at right time, doctor can revert his/her symptoms and surgery can be abandoned. Sinusitis if patient does not take serious steps to correct might lead to cardiac symptoms, lung diseases, etc. Once there are nasal polyps you have to go for surgery immediately.

I have red wax in my ears what should I do.

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I have red wax in my ears what should I do.
You may use waxol ear drop which will dissolve the wax but in this process wax may swell and can cause blockage of ear and then you ll have to go for syringig by ent expert but this procedure is contraindicated in young child. But if wax is not deeply situated in ear it may come out in flakes by itself.

I have wet, blocked (one side of nasal) nose every time like with sneezing some times eyes also become affected or become Red. Doctor allergy allergy Is there any solution of that?

MBBS, MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
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I have wet, blocked (one side of nasal) nose every time like with sneezing some times eyes also become affected or be...
There is always a solution but it is not always simple. You have allergy. Try to find the cause first. Like dust smokes perfumes pollutants pollens animal dander, fungus etc. Try to avoid it if possible take steam inhalation twice a day and antihistamines for 1 month than get back to me. If you improve doesn't mean you are cured you need to stick to treatment for sometime duration can be different for different cases.

Homeopathy and Nasal Polyps

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath
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A nasal polyp is a growth within the nasal cavity, which may cause problems with your health. Smaller polyps don't tend to create any problem, but larger ones can cause breathing difficulty, sneezing problems, losing the sense of smell and a dampening of taste as well. Conventional medicine usually prescribes surgery, but homeopathy has effective cures to reduce the polyp and lessen the symptoms over time.

Cures for nasal polyps in homeopathy

Phosphorus: this medication is especially effective if you have nasal polyps that bleed. This is effective with people who have a tall and slender build and tend to develop a thirst for cold water as the polyp grows within them. The polyps may bleed regularly and also block the nostrils in such a way that they get a circular motion when breathing.
Lemna minor: this medicine is very effective when there is an intense level of nasal blockage and you are experiencing anosmia or a loss of the sense of smell. These kind of nasal polyps tend to worsen during the wet season and can even cause a thick white discharge from the nose which has a foul smell.
Calcarea carbonica: useful in the cases of people who are overweight, some homeopathic doctors tend to prescribe this medication in cases where a person may be quickly affected by seasonal changes, such as hot to cold or cold to hot weather. Other symptoms where this medication is applicable are:
Frequent sneezing
Profuse sweating during the night
Sore nose
Small amounts of white discharge
Nostrils are mostly dry
Conium maculatum: this medication is very effective if you have a dry nose, which seems to get sudden discharges irregularly. Instead of a loss of smell, you may develop a more acute sense of smell. If the patient is suffering from frequent sneezes and complains of nasal blocks in the morning, conium can be an effective remedy
Sanguinaria canadensis: this medicine is know be a great remedy primarily for polyps, which are right sided or occur within the right nostril of the nose. Some of the symptoms where sanguinaria canadensis is very effective are:
Profuse amounts of nasal discharge
Frequent sneezing
Swollen nasal membrane
Right sided headache along with right sided blockage of nostrils.
Homeopathy and Nasal Polyps

Respected Dr. From last two days I am feeling a 'shaaaaaanss' sound in my ears. I am 60 years old male. Please tell me why and how can I solve this problem? I have no health problem. I take Amlong 10 mg.Please tell.

MS - ENT, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
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Respected Dr. From last two days I am feeling a 'shaaaaaanss' sound in my ears. I am 60 years old male. Please tell m...
If are having high bp. This can happen. Just do all your blood tests and a pure tone audiometry test.

I'am a 20 years old guy I started smoking a couple of years ago. Now i'am facing problems like chest pain and pqin in throat etc. Is all this because of smoking and if it is please help me to quit it.

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I'am a 20 years old guy I started smoking a couple of years ago. Now i'am facing problems like chest pain and pqin in...
Hello lybrate-user. I must appreciate your concern about smoking and willingness to quit it. Regarding your throat and chest pain, you must get it checked by going to a local doctor, as it may be an infection or any other problem. Smoking certainly is very harmful in both short and long term and can lead to these type of symptoms. You must take professional help in order to quit it as you will have difficulty in initial few days which can be overcome with some medicines. Counseling also improves chances to quit smoking. Above all, you need to be very determined to quit it totally, otherwise you will keep relapsing back to smoking. Yes certainly, you can kick the butt for good! take care!

I have recurrent cough, cold sinus problem probably of strep infection. How shall I get better immunity by homeopathic medicines.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician
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I have recurrent cough, cold sinus problem probably of strep infection. How shall I get better immunity by homeopathi...
1. Stay away from Dust and Pollution. 2. Increase your immunity, eat plenty of Fruits and vegetables. 3. Kee Hydrated. Drink plenty of water and soups. 4. Exercise - Make it a habit to exercise or run for 45 minutes daily. This will improve your immunity. 5. Green Tea - Drink green Tea and coffee, They contain flavnoids and will. Improve your immunity. 6. Multivitamin - A good multivitamin of Antioxidants will also help you avoid cold and allergies. 7. Avoid eating outside food. 8. Handful of nuts like walnuts and almonds will improve your immunity to fight of the cold and allergies. 9. Maintain Healthy weight. 10. Yoga may also help in improving once immunity and inner strength.

I am feeling very much pain for 6 days in the left ear and also in the left part of my head.

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General Physician
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I am feeling very much pain for 6 days in the left ear and also in the left part of my head.
if you are having pain even on touching the ear you are probably suffering from external ear infection. you need to be examined for middle ear infection. it might also be due to a tooth or TMJ pathology.. treatment is analgesic and antibiotic if infection is detected.

Most of the time I feel very sweet itching in my both ears due to which I have to use earbuds frequently. Kindly advise some medicine to overcome this problem.

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General Physician
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Most of the time I feel very sweet itching in my both ears due to which I have to use earbuds frequently. Kindly advi...
follow advises given below 1.do not pore anything in ear 2.avoid water entry 3. As you need internal examination of ear by Otoscope so consult ENT surgeon

I snore a lot while sleeping, which creates problems for others What can I do to stop them?

cc USG, MBBS
General Physician
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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

7 Ways to Get Rid of Mouth Sores

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Dentist
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One of the irritating conditions that can affect the mouth of a person is sores, which can be quite painful. These sores can affect anyone of any age group or gender. Sores may make it difficult for a person to eat, speak or even swallow. Here are a few ways through which you can get rid of mouth sores quickly or at least alleviate the symptoms to lessen the pain:

1. Topical Products - There are various types of creams and lotions which are available in the market as over the counter drugs for treating or at least lessening the symptoms of mouth sores. Some of the common chemicals used to treat the sores are Fluocinonide, Benzocaine and Hydrogen peroxide.

2. Food and nutritional supplements - In many cases the sores are caused within the body due to deficiency of nutrients such as Zinc, Vitamin B12 or B6 and the doctor may prescribe special medications to supplement the need for those within the body.

3. Rinses - Certain special types of oral rinses are prescribed by the doctors when treating mouth sores. Most of the rinses prescribed by the doctors have a steroid, namely dexamethasone, which proves to be effective in the treatment of mouth sores.

4. Cauterizing or destroying sores - In certain cases where topical or oral treatments haven't worked it may be necessary to correct it by cauterizing or using a special device to burn and destroy the sore so that new tissues can grow in its place.

5. Oral medications - Certain oral medications may be prescribed for sores which are caused due to underlying physical conditions such as ulcers.

6. Avoiding spicy food - Spicy foods are also a leading cause for canker sores as it may cause chemical imbalances within the stomach as well as inside the mouth and hence should be avoided as much as possible.

7. Improving general oral hygiene - Regular brushing, flossing, and proper oral care will definitely reduce the chances of getting oral sores.
7 Ways to Get Rid of Mouth Sores

Vertigo and Dizziness

Doctor Of Physical Therapy (DPT), Bachelor of Physical Therapy
Physiotherapist
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Vertigo and dizziness

Vertigo can be caused by many reasons:

Bppv or positional vertigo
It is a disorder of inner ear where tiny crystals in the inner ear get dislodged from their place and fall in the semicircular canals. This causes brief spells of spinning (vertigo) for few seconds or minutes with change in position.
Vestibular therapy helps repositioning of these particles and helps getting rid of the vertigo completely if diagnosed and treated correctly.

Vestibular neuritis and labrynthitis (inflammation of the ear connecting inner ear to the brain)
This can take few weeks to months to resolve and vestibular therapy can help speed up recovery and improve function in daily activities.

Age related symptoms
Dizziness and balance problems due to decreased vision, decreased sensations, slowed reflexes, degeneration in spine and other leg joints, weakness in muscles, other neurological problems such as paralysis, parkinson's etc. And side effects of medications.
Fall prevention and balance rehabilitation can help to increase independence and quality of daily living.

Cervicogenic dizziness that is neck related dizziness.
Problems in the neck due to injury or pain can cause feeling of wooziness or unsteadiness or feeling of heaviness in head.
Combination of vestibular therapy and manual therapy for the neck can help decrease dizziness.

There are many causes for vertigo and dizziness and a thorough evaluation is necessary to diagnose.
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