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Ponmalligai Hospital

ENT Specialist Clinic

No 1 1st Cross Street, Adambakkam Main Road,Kakkan Nagar, Adambakkam, Chennai Chennai
1 Doctor · ₹300
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Ponmalligai Hospital ENT Specialist Clinic No 1 1st Cross Street, Adambakkam Main Road,Kakkan Nagar, Adambakkam, Chennai Chennai
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Ponmalligai Hospital is known for housing experienced ENT Specialists. Dr. Raj Prakash, a well-reputed ENT Specialist, practices in Chennai. Visit this medical health centre for ENT Specialists recommended by 63 patients.

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Adambakkam Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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ENT Specialist
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My throat feels heavy, and tight. Difficulty in talking, singing like activities. What should i do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
My throat feels heavy, and tight. Difficulty in talking, singing like activities. What should i do?
Take salt water gargles, drink honey/ginger water, avoid straining your voice. Homoeopathy shows great results in such problems. Regards,
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I just been slapped from my friend very hardly so I think there is problem of ruptured eardrum When I blow air closing my mouth and nose air come from my right ear.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
ENT Specialist, Solapur
I just been slapped from my friend very hardly so I think there is problem of ruptured eardrum When I blow air closin...
Hello lybrate-user, No need to panic in such situations. Most of the time ruptured ear drums remains unsymptomatic and heal. I would suggest you get an otoscopy done. Visit an ENT specialist. Here a some tips, 1) Don't let water enter your ear. 2) If you get cold and fever, consult a doctor asap. 3) Use cotton ball in ruptured ear drum ear while taking bath. 4) Do not put oil or any drops in that ear. Thank you.
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Can a Sinus Infection (Rhinosinusitis) Cause Spinal Meningitis?

MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Delhi

The answer is unfortunately. Yes!
Meningitis, sometimes referred as spinal meningitis, is an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Usually caused by a viral infection, but it can also be caused by a bacterial or fungal infection.
 
Among pediatric patients admitted for treatment of sinusitis, 3.2% were found to have an intracranial complication. Infection of the sphenoid sinuses, however, merits concern. These thin-walled sinuses develop late in childhood, and their deep location places them adjacent to the dura mater and other critical structures.
 
Sphenoid sinusitis is identified in approximately 3% of cases of acute sinusitis, typically in the context of pansinusitis. Significant development of the sphenoid sinuses does not begin until age 4 to 6 years, thus, sphenoid sinusitis is restricted.
 
Viral infection causes most cases of spinal meningitis. Viral meningitis is usually mild and heals without treatment. Bacterial meningitis is more severe and requires treatment with antibiotics. Streptococcus pneumoniae and neisseria meningitidis are strains of bacteria that cause pneumococcus and meningococcus meningitis respectively.
It can be life threatening condition owing to its proximity to brain and spinal cord and infective media is the fluid surrounding them.
 
Diagnostic tools:
• Lumbur puncture – csf examination (cell count, glucose, proteins) and culture
• Blood culture
• Chest x ray
• CT scan of head and nose – pns
• MRI brain
 
Symptom checker in meningitis secondary to sinusitis:
• Fever (92%)
• Headache (85%)
• Nausea, vomiting (62%)
• Altered consciousness (31%)
• Seizure (31%)
• Hemiparesis (23%)
• Visual disturbance (23%)
• Meningismus (23%)
 
Conclusion and quick pearls:
• Complications that are less common with antibiotics
• Orbital (cellulitis, abscess)
• Intracranial (subdural empyema, thrombosis of cavernous sinus)
• Bony osteomyelitis.
• Can result in drastic sequelae
• Drain abscess and open involved sinuses
• Ent surgical involvement – functional endoscopic sinus surgery
- Usually amenable with medical treatment
- Drain sinuses if no improvement after 48 hours
• Ophthalmology check up
• Neurosurgery intervention
 
A low index of suspicion is necessary for early diagnosis and treatment of sphenoid sinusitis, orbital complications and prevention of intracranial complications including meningitis.

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Foreign Body Inside Ear, Nose Or Throat - What To Do And What Not To?

MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Guwahati
Foreign Body Inside Ear, Nose Or Throat - What To Do And What Not To?

Having a foreign object stuck inside a child’s ear or nose is an issue many parents encounter, especially while their child is a toddler. At the early developmental stages, it’s natural for children to be curious and attempt such things. It is also quite common for children as well as adults to get insects caught inside their nose or ear. In situations such as this, it’s best not to worry, as people tend to aggravate the situation when they panic.
The first thing you should try if you have any foreign object stuck inside your nose is to blow your nose. Be careful not to push too hard so as to not risk injury. Often children will be able to expel foreign objects from their nose only when asked to blow their nose.

If the foreign object in question is not stuck up the nose, but up the ear, or if blowing your nose has not helped, you should try and remove the object with a pair of clean tweezers. Do not try to use household items other than tweezers, as they might push the object further up the cavity. Do keep in mind to have someone help you while removing foreign objects from your own ear as well as to keep in mind to be extra careful not to be too harsh as you might puncture your ear drum. If the foreign object is stuck up your child’s nose or ear and they refuse to keep still, it’s best to take them to a professional.

What can an ENT specialist do?
If you have a foreign object stuck in your nose or ear and can’t get it out easily, it’s safest to go to the doctor rather than risk hurting yourself or your child. An Ear-Nose-Throat Specialist can use a local anesthetic to numb the area and use their expertise to better navigate the cavity and remove the object from the ear or nose. If the object is too far up the nose to reach, the ENT Specialist can administer medication to induce a nosebleed which will naturally dislodge the object from the cavity without having to insert anything into it.

When faced with problems such as a foreign object stuck in the ear or nasal cavity, it’s best to consult a professional as soon as possible instead of leaving the problem untouched for a long duration of time, as activities such as sniffing or scratching may further aggravate the issue.

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Snoring - 9 Ways You Can Prevent It!

MBBS
General Physician, Pune
Snoring - 9 Ways You Can Prevent It!

About a 45 percent of adults snore occasionally, and although most people tend to ignore it, snoring is a problem that must be dealt with consideration. There are many families where one spouse snores and keeps the other person from a good night’s sleep. It has been reported that snoring can create severe disputes in marriage and one who snores must take steps to control snoring.

Snoring is not simply a nuisance, but a major proportion of individuals who snore are affected with obstructive sleep apnea by which breathing is disrupted while a person is fast asleep. This condition increases the risk of heart diseases. Fortunately, there are ways to control a person's snoring.

  1. Weight loss: Having a large neck circumference and being overweight increases the risk of pushing the fat down at the throat resulting in snoring. With a suitable weight loss training, one can control the snoring to a considerable extent.
  2. Altering sleep positions: Sleeping on the sides help in forbidding the tongue from resting backwards and blocking the throat while sleeping. Some specially created pillows can help the individuals from rolling back during sleep.
  3. Limit alcohol intake: Drinking alcohol contributes to further relaxation of muscles in the airways and collapse the path which makes snoring even worse. Limiting consumption of alcohol and avoiding to drink it at least 4 to 5 hours before going to bed can reduce snoring to a significant extent.
  4. Stop smoking: Smoking invariably leads to nasal congestion as well as inflammation which in turn worsen snoring. If one is running out of reasons to avoid smoking, then this is one of the most convincing reasons to quit smoking and enjoy overall good health.
  5. Certain medications: There are some medicines, particularly sedatives and antihistamines are designed to have a relaxing effect and can, therefore, aggravate snoring. But it is advised to consult with the general physician before making any alterations in the medicine routine.
  6. Avoid opening the mouth: Those who are aware of snoring with the mouth open must avoid opening the mouth during sleep by using a specifically designed tape or adhesive for closing shut the mouth while sleeping.
  7. Using specialised device: The mandibular advancement device is specifically crafted for those who suffer from tongue-based snoring. This equipment helps in moving the jaw forward as well as prevent the tongue from blocking the backside of the throat while sleeping.
  8. Avoid nasal collapse: Those who suffer from nasal collapse must use some form of adhesive nasal dilator strip which has to be placed over the nose. This would aid in keeping the airways open as well as reduce snoring.
  9. Treat allergies: Inflammation, as well as nasal congestion triggered by allergies, is a common cause of snoring while sleeping. One must opt to do an allergy test to identify and reduce potential allergens in the area where the individual sleeps such as bedding type, pet hair, dust mites, wheat or dairy intolerance and lessen snoring.

Thus, snoring can be controlled before it becomes a problem.

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I have a yellowish pus on my throat. N due to that I can't eat. And also soar throat due to sinus. And it's pain. So please reply.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Need throat swab examination both smear and culture and antibiotics as per result. Avoid cold drinks. Do saline gargles Antibiotics as per culture reports.
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I feel every time dry my thyroid, can you explain me because now I am not in India so, This is not a cancer symptoms?

MBBS
General Physician, Durg
I feel every time dry my thyroid, can you explain me because now I am not in India so,
This is not a cancer symptoms?
This is not a symptom of cancer. Feeling of pain in swallow continuously irritation but clear after biopsy.
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How To Take Care Of Your Ears?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
ENT Specialist, Solapur
How To Take Care Of Your Ears?

How To Take Care Of Your Ears?

1) Avoid unnecessary and excessive use of earbuds.

2) Avoid staying too close to a loudspeaker for a longer duration

3) Do not insert sharp or pointed objects in ear for cleaning.

4) Use earplugs while swimming.

5) Listening to music on a headphone at a high volume for a long time can cause deafness.

6) Avoid using otc medication like drops or tablets for ear problems. Always consult a doctor.

7) If you experience sudden hearing loss, take your doctor's appointment as soon as possible.

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Benefits for Doing Swimming

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad

In summers swimming is wonderful for soothing pitta dosha. Other water-based sports and ice-skating are also good choices. Leisurely evening strolls after the heat of the day is relaxing for both mind and body. An occasional moonlight walk soothing for pitta-ruffled emotions.

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Sir, Actually ,today I have drink some hot water. Then my throat started to pain. What will I do for my throat? Give me solution.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
ENT Specialist, Solapur
Sir,
Actually ,today I have drink some hot water. Then my throat started to pain. What will I do for my throat? Give ...
Hello, Do not panic. Do not gargle with salt water now. Use Hexidene gargles 10 drops in 100 ml water and gargle at least 4 times in a day. Try to tk soft food today.
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I am having severe throat infection. I had consulted ENT specialist. He prescribed me to have claribid 500 mg twice (after breakfast and dinner) and levoday 500 after lunch. I am feeling better with reduced throat pain. Problem is I am having bitter taste for all day long and feeling weakness. What should I take for this which will not have bad effect on infection. Can I have saunf for removing bitter taste. And what to take for removing weakness?

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
I am having severe throat infection. I had consulted ENT specialist. He prescribed me to have claribid 500 mg twice (...
Drink plenty of water to remove weakness. Also you can take sauf. Clarithromycin and levoflox disturbs mouth taste (also intestinal bacterial flora ). It automatically return to normal.
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I am 28 years old. Mujhe ek 7 saal ka beta hai jo operation se hua hai. Mujhe back pain ki problem hai or mera hath or pair m swelling hota hai or mujhe nind nai aati hai hath pair m jhanjhanat hota hai bhut tied feel Karti hun chakkar aata hai, bhut jyada hair fall v ho raha hai, please help me.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 28 years old. Mujhe ek 7 saal ka beta hai jo operation se hua hai. Mujhe back pain ki problem hai or mera hath o...
Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front.
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I have a drop like feeling in chest followed by dizziness for a second most likely it feel like heart is paused for a sec and it misses beating. And feeling tired after wards. Dizziness will be there for a second only. I have taken multiple ecg, echo,stress test and a holder monitor a year back all came normal. My life is destroyed by this .Kindly help.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have a drop like feeling in chest followed by dizziness for a second most likely it feel like heart is paused for a...
Hello, It so happens in obesity as drop like feeling is a common sensation of acidity of an obsessed person. You should go to reduce your weight, first. Go for a walk in the morning to combat your fat cells •tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body • Avoid junk food, alcohol, nicotine, etc. Tk, homoeopathic medicine:@ Fucus vasQ-10 drops ,thrice with lukewarm water. Tk, care.
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I am 26 year old girl. Recently I done cbc in which my esr was 30. I am just having symptoms like very warm sensation in throat, little warm in whole body, pain in ear. I was in stress frm last 6 month and not getting enough sleep. Is it due to my lifestyle problem? Because I do not think it is due to infection. I ate and drink simple homemade food. please tel me is anything to be worried about this?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
ENT Specialist, Solapur
I am 26 year old girl. Recently I done cbc in which my esr was 30. I am just having symptoms like very warm sensation...
Hello, Whenever you skip your night's sleep your body try to cover the sleep when you get a little rest in daytime. When your body experiences such sleep deprivation for a longer period it acts the same way as it would in an infection, as organs and body tissues need rest to regain their work and work efficiently. Sleeping late at night may build up oxidants which may be harmful and you need to change your lifestyle.
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I'm having a common cold for more than 5 to 6 day but when I blow my nose today it comes out with blood this was my first time bleeding during cold what medicine should I take.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
ENT Specialist, Solapur
I'm having a common cold for more than 5 to 6 day but when I blow my nose today it comes out with blood this was my f...
Hello, Do not panic if you see blood after blowing nose. It happens sometimes and is completely normal unless it is heavy bleeding. Avoid forceful blowing of nose and take proper treatment.
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Hi, My daughter aged 5 years has been advised an adenoidectomy. She is a mouth breather, gets ear infections whenever she gets a cold which she picks up from school. There is no other complication. But there is definite improvement - the snoring has stopped etc. I am very hesitant to have her get this operation. Is there some way to avoid this operation?

DNB (ENT), MBBS, MNAMS - Otorhinolaryngology
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
Enlarged adenoids cause mouth breathing in children mainly in the age-group of 4 to 8 years. Long term mouth breathing can lead to lot of problems for the child like Dental mal-occlusion & change in shape of bones of face during the growing age. Your daughter requires medical management & if not responding then surgery should be planned to prevent Dental & facial distortion.
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I have been affected by ear block quite frequently off late. No it's not due to excess wax accumulation or common cold. I did visit an ENTspecialist recently and was told that this is due to the blockage between ear and nose and should be alright soon and gave me some medicines. I was on medication for 5 days and felt alright for 10 days, now the ear block as reappeared and it's causing too much of inconvenience and lack of concentration at work. The ear block worsens when I am in the air conditioning room. Please help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
ENT Specialist, Solapur
I have been affected by ear block quite frequently off late. No it's not due to excess wax accumulation or common col...
Hello lybrate-user, The thing you are talking about is called as Eustachian tube which connects the nose and middle ear. Blockage of the tube happens due to various reasons. You are already on medication but you can try doing what is called Valsalva manoeuvre. you can perform it 3 times a day. Do it properly without forcing much air into your ears.
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Hello doctor in my left ear the water enters and it settled inside for a month and I uses cotton buds to clean it and it makes a pain when moving my jaw and hearing is also lesser in the ear and yesterday I once again uses the cotton buds it gives the reddish brown colour now I having the pain and lesser hearing and the water is inside my ear what to do next.

MS - ENT, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Hello doctor in my left ear the water enters and it settled inside for a month and I uses cotton buds to clean it and...
Water in ears can cause a fungal infection which can cause pain and reddish or whitish discharge from the ears. Antifungal ear drops or a combination ear drops can help. Clearance of debris in the ear may be required. Prevent water going in ears while bathing by using ear plugs or big, cotton balls which must be removed after bath.
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Prolonged Sore Throat - Can It Be Chronic?

MD - Physician, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
ENT Specialist, Chennai
Prolonged Sore Throat - Can It Be Chronic?

Are you suffering from a sore throat that is prolonged in nature? Although, a sore throat is not very severe, being prolonged in nature indicates that it is chronic. You should not ignore a sore throat that does not heal over a long period of time. This might be an indication of a serious problem, and you will require proper diagnosis.

When is a sore throat termed as chronic?

  1. A sore throat may take various forms. It can be itchy, burning, scratchy in nature, and can also cause difficulty in swallowing food.
  2. It is likely for a sore throat to be accompanied by a form of pesky cough that leads to further irritation of the throat.
  3. Sore throats can also occur from common colds and several viruses. These usually resolve on their own.
  4. However, when your sore throat is persistent and you cannot find relief, it is referred to as a chronic sore throat. The primary cause of sore throat includes strep throat, allergies, tonsillitis or the infection of your tonsils, inhaling air pollutants, influenza, cigarette smoking, and inhaling via the mouth.
  5. Among these conditions, strep throat and tonsillitis may turn into severe problems, if not treated properly.
  6. Smoking is a major cause of chronic sore throat. You should control your smoking to eliminate these sore throat symptoms.
  7. Snoring is also a major cause for sore throat.

Relief from chronic sore throat
No matter what is the cause of your chronic throat pain, or sore throat is, you should follow some steps and undertake simple home remedies for soothing your scratchy, itchy and painful throat. Some of them include the following:

  1. Do hot water steam inhalation daily, which will help
  2. You must stay well hydrated and should moisten your throat by drinking lots of fluids throughout the day. You should add honey to warm drinks and hot tea.
  3. You may take over the counter pain relievers.
  4. You should install a humidifier in your home for preventing dry air that causes irritation to your throat.
  5. You may try gargling regularly with warm water and salt, at least twice a day.

It is difficult to diagnose the exact cause of a sore throat, but when it worsens or does not tend to leave, something serious is indicated. You must consult a doctor and undertake a physical examination of your throat in order to detect the cause.

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I was recently examined by a medical officer for the recruitment in armed forces and he declared me unfit due to nasal polyp. So can you please guide me for what kind of solution should I go for. And also tell me cost of treatment in delhi or agra in india.

MS(ENT), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Hyderabad
I was recently examined by a medical officer for the recruitment in armed forces and he declared me unfit due to nasa...
Nasal polyp may or may not require surgery depending on its size, site etc. In case it needs surgery it is done by endoscopy. In a corporate hospital where I work it may cost around sixty to seventy thousands minimum. These surgeries are sophisticated. U have to stay in hospital for 1 day. U can start all normal activities within 7 days.
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