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Dr. A.Ravikumar

MBBS, MS - ENT, DNB (ENT), Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MAMS

ENT Specialist, Chennai

41 Years Experience  ·  400 - 650 at clinic
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Dr. A.Ravikumar MBBS, MS - ENT, DNB (ENT), Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology... ENT Specialist, Chennai
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Dr. A.Ravikumar is a renowned ENT Specialist in Porur, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing ENT Specialist for 41 years. Doctor has done MBBS, MS - ENT, DNB (ENT), Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MAMS . Doctor is currently associated with Sri Ramachandra Medical College And Research Institute in Porur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. A.Ravikumar on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, - 1976
MS - ENT - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, - 1985
DNB (ENT) - Diplomate of the National Board, - 1987
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Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO) - The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), UK, - 1993
MAMS - National Academy of Medical Sciences (India), - 2008
Languages spoken
English
Awards and Recognitions
National Travel Fellowship of AOI
General Officer Commanding ? in ? Chief (Western Command), Commendation Card
National Academy of Medical Sciences (MAMS)
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Central Air Command Silver Medal, First in Grading Exam
Central Air Command Silver Medal, First in Grading Exam
National Travel Fellowship of AOI
General Officer Commanding ? in ? Chief (Western Command), Commendation Card
National Academy of Medical Sciences (MAMS)
Professional Memberships
Association of Otolaryngologists of India (AOI)
Indian Society of Otology
Cochlear Implant Group of India(CIGI)
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National Academy of Medical Sciences
Skull Base Society of India
Neuro- Equilibriometric Society of India

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Sri Ramachandra Medical College And Research Institute

No.1, Ramachandra Nagar, Porur. Landmark: Near To Porur Bus Stop, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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#18 ,F-Block, 2nd Main Road Anna Nagar East. Landmark: Behind Valliammal College, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Hello, Can anyone let me know if an antro-choanal polyp can be cured without surgery? Or with homeopathy?

DORL, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Faridabad
Hello,
Can anyone let me know if an antro-choanal polyp can be cured without surgery? Or with homeopathy?
Antrochoanal polyp means that already tissue overhang is there this can only be corrected with surgery, and do not be scared of the surgery part, these are least complicated surgeries and first you get ct scan done for nose and sinus as if a person suffering from nasal obstruction along with sinusitis and mild to moderate nasal allergies it means most probably he is suffering from dns (deviated nasal septum. Nasal obstruction is because of the deviated portion of the nasal septum (this is the bony partition of the nose cavity. Allergies are because of the hampered muco-ciliary mechanism (normally mucus is produced in the nose to moisten our nose cavity, oral cavity, and help food bolus to move downward, this mucus is basically moves on the cilia of the nasal mucosa) this mechanism gets hampered and mucus start accumulating in the nose and sinus cavity which is why thick mucus comes from nose in patients of nose obstruction and person develops sinusitis. When a surgeon removes the nasal septum deviation has not been removed properly the symptoms persists, and patient thinks that the nose bone has again regrown. It is not because of regrowth but because of half surgery done or due to the non removal of the deviation (reason can be many) nowadays nasal septal deviation can be removed endoscopically. Everything is explained in this, I hope this will benefit you.
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I have a ear problem. Whenever I take bath after few minutes I feel like my both ears have gone deaf. Sometimes it pains a little bit and after 5-6 hours it becomes normal. It's on daily basis. But during those hours it continuously pains. Feels like deaf. And feels little heavy type. What should I do? Either not take bath or something else. Please guide me.

DORL, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Faridabad
I have a ear problem. Whenever I take bath after few minutes I feel like my both ears have gone deaf. Sometimes it pa...
I think you are cleaning your ears after taking bath, this is the only reason why you are getting pain after taking bath, let the water go in, but later donot clean your ears with buds, they are not meant for this, if youget discharge any time from your ears than at that time even do not let the water go in.
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I want to have ear cleaning for both my ears as same is itching very badly. I have tried using Candid Solwaz but relief is very much temporary. Kindly suggest and best possible treatment for Ear cleaning and probable cost for it.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
I want to have ear cleaning for both my ears as same is itching very badly. I have tried using Candid Solwaz but reli...
Cost depends on seniority and location of Dr. If you have mild symptoms you will be cured by ear drops. If more problem you can ask PRIVATELY.
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Is it normal to have watery yellow wax in ears almost daily that need cleaning? I clean my ears with ear bud. Wax is very sticky yellow. I have noticed few ear hair also fallen ( stuck on bud after removing wax).

MBBS, MS (ENT & HEAD AND NECK SURGERY), FSIB, Diploma in Allergy and Asthma
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Using ear buds for wax cleaning is usually not advised as its a blind procedure and may lead to injury to eardrum, better to consult a nearby ent specialist.
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Mistakenly inhaled acidic fumes (came from basin/toilet cleaning acid). Will it cause any problem to my nostrils or nose? I have an allergy which blocks my nose as soon as I lie down (since 4 yrs).

BHMS
Homeopath,
Mistakenly inhaled acidic fumes (came from basin/toilet cleaning acid). Will it cause any problem to my nostrils or n...
Toilet cleaning acids are muriatic acid and this are in very light. Nothing will happen if you once inhale the acid-gas. Try to use a cloth to tighten the mouth and your nostril next time using this. And for your allergy you must have to know one thing that using anti-allergic drug for long can cause severe damage to your health. It reduces your immunity power. Soo try to stop that medicines. By proper homeopathic treatment your problem will be shorted out permanently. Soo you can contact me through Lybrate.
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I caught a cold, sore throat and fever from past 4 days. What would be the best medicine, do I need to take antibiotic as well? Is that OK if I drink green tea, fresh juice and soft rice or oatmeal? Kindly advice, thank you.

MBBS, PGC IN FAMILY WELFARE &HEALTH MANAGEMENT, DHA, PGD IN MEDICAL LAWS ÐICS
General Physician, Kolkata
I caught a cold, sore throat and fever from past 4 days. What would be the best medicine, do I need to take antibioti...
YOU CAN HAVE ANYTHING AT NORMAL TEMPERATURE. WHAT IS THE TEMPT RANGE ?SIGNIFICANT ONLY IF IT AT 100DEG F , CROCIN ADVANCE 1 TAB 3 TIMES DAILY WITH FOOD.3 DAYS 3-4 LTRS OF FLUID IN 24 HRS
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My mother is 60 years old and every time in changing season she got throat infection and had to take antibiotic course, kindly advise some solution to increase immunity. She is hypertension and takes amodep 5 mg daily.

MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
My mother is 60 years old and every time in changing season she got throat infection and had to take antibiotic cours...
You maybe suffering from allergic rhinitis and pharyngitis. You need to avoid the cause of your allergies and also take anti allergy medications. Please consult for prescription. If you have an infection and have fever you will need to do a course of antibiotics. For now do warm saline gargle and steam inhalation 3 times a day.
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All About Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Delhi
All About Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is among the common causes of vertigo. It is the sudden sensation of the spinning of your head which occurs with the change of position of your head. It is a disorder of the inner ear. It occurs when calcium carbonate crystals accumulate in large numbers in any one of the ear canals and stimulate abnormal fluid movement in the inner ear. This sends false signals of head movement to the brain. This can also crop up post head injury. Rolling over the bed or quick head movements like when sitting up in bed can also trigger this condition. 

The common symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo are as follows:

  1. Vomiting and nausea
  2. Vertigo blurred vision
  3. Intense dizziness 
  4. Loss of balance 

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo may be treated in the following manner:

  1. Medication to get relief from the spinning of your head. 
  2. Epley's Maneuver involves transportation of the calcium particles to a different part of the ear which will no longer cause any problems. 
  3. Brandt-Daroff exercises. 
  4. Sometimes watchful waiting can help a person to recover without having to undergo any other treatment but it is a long process and often involves risk factors. 
  5. Surgery: This option is used rarely when other treatments fail. 

A very important thing to remember is that vertigo can lead to falls and driving should be avoided. The patient will need support during an episode to avoid injuries. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ENT specialist.

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I have a small hole near my ear, during bath soap and water goes inside and when I press it some semi liquid substance cones out with a pungent smell. Please advise what it is and the cure.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have a small hole near my ear, during bath soap and water goes inside and when I press it some semi liquid substanc...
Hello. Take Silicea 30/ thrice daily for 4 weeks. And visit an ENT specialist for proper diagnosis.
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Almost 9 years ago in 2007, when I was in my vacation and travelling in train, in mid night I had a feeling that train was rolling, Immediately I sat and I was holding the chain firmly and did not sleep the whole night. Very next day when I met doctor, he examined and said whenever I lie down, my pressure goes less than 100 and when I get up it goes above 120, That is the reason for this happening. Then I had some medication. I was told not to get up from bed immediately, but slowly turn one side, put one leg down on the ground and then both leg on ground. I followed for this for almost a month. Then it slowly vanished. I was later told this might be because of some shoulder bone pressing some nerve which stops blood going to brain for fraction of seconds and I was asked to go physiotherapist. He did some IR therapy and suggested some exercises and slowly I forgot that incident till 2015. In 2015, when I was cycling (prior to joining Goqii), I fainted on middle of road and lasted for few minutes and I was admitted to hospital. The discharge summary simply indicated Syncope. After that once in 2 or 3 months, I have giddiness for fraction of seconds, while getting up from chair or bed or coming out of car (basically when I stand up after long sitting). All X-Ray, ECG, ECHO, CT scan and even MRI shows normal.

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
Almost 9 years ago in 2007, when I was in my vacation and travelling in train, in mid night I had a feeling that trai...
Your initial description falls in the category of benign postural paroxysmal vertigo precipitated by change of postures and neck movements on a particular side. Your small episode of unconsciousness while cycling needs more analysis. Syncope is the most plausible explanation but it could also be due to sudden kinking of the vertibro basilar artery in the neck bones supplying the posterior part of brain causing sudden loss of balance and transient unconsciousness. Because your all investigation reports are normal one has to presume that you are suffering from bppv and you will need special neck rotational exercises called epley maneuver which needs separate description and guidance to do. If the presumed diagnosis is correct then this maneuver may cure you of your problem. If despite this there is no relief then some more investigations like carotid angiography may be needed. Of course all this is postulation on the basis of your narration without going in the details of reports.
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I generally have sore throat and running nose. I have used natural remedies for a long time, but the cold and cough keeps on recurring. please advice.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I generally have sore throat and running nose. I have used natural remedies for a long time, but the cold and cough k...
Take tab. sinarest it contains ( Acetaminophen+ Pseudoephedrine+ chlorpheniramine). Acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine, and pseudoephedrine is a combination medicine used to throat infection and treat headache, fever, body aches, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and sinus congestion caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu. Do gargle with warm water thrice a day. Drink warm water also. Take plenty of water, liquid diet, dalia, green veg., orange. avoid cold things, avoid cold drinks. Avoid Oily foods. If symptoms are from more days or again persist then do few tests for confirm causes of it.. i.e. CBC. welcome in lybrate.
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Hi I am 25 yr old, female, and have tonsillitis problem once in a year but it gets very severe that I can't breathe due to the pus filled in my tonsils.

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Start tab. Advent 625 mg three times a day and betadine mouth gargles twice a day. Avoid cold and sour food.
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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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At night, or any time, suddenly I get sneezing. with water,& it is unstoppable. Give me some medicine.

MS , MBBS
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
At night, or any time, suddenly I get sneezing. with water,& it is unstoppable. Give me some medicine.
Hi, As you are having dust mite allergy, you should not have carpets, pets at home, regular wash of linen and bed spreads and ironing before use etc.
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I hav 1cm tumor in throat and doctor treatment going on of 2d radiotherapy. I want to know that I. Wil be successfully finished? what the role of. Kimo. Play in. It.

MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Tumkur
I hav 1cm tumor in throat and doctor treatment going on of 2d radiotherapy. I want to know that I. Wil be successfull...
It will take 6-7 weeks for completion of radiotherapy. Chemotherapy is given for tumors above 4cm. There are bright chances of cure as it has been detected at an early stage.
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Dear sir I am 23 years old am affected by throat infection and cough in past 3 days pls tell me what type of medicine recommended for me, already I take b complex and erithromycine and benadryl cough syrup it's not cure my problem pls help me sir.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Dear sir I am 23 years old am affected by throat infection and cough in past 3 days pls tell me what type of medicine...
Please take following medicine :- Belladonna - 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for two days. Revert back after two days with feedback.
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BDS
Dentist, Dehradun
Warm saline gargles - luke warm water with pinch of salt in it at least 3 times a day
- do not forget to take the medicines as prescribed by the doctor.
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Hello Doctor, I am 27 years old, I have continuous nose block and sneezing, and a lot of plegem in chest don't know how to cure it please advise me a permanent solution for this.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hello Doctor,
I am 27 years old, I have continuous nose block and sneezing, and a lot of plegem in chest don't know h...
1.Do steam inhalation with Karvol plus inhalant capsule 2-3 times daily 2.Put otrivin nasal drop one drop three times daily 3. Take one tablet ofLevo cetrizine at bed time 4. If you have recurrent attack of sneezing, You may be having sinusitis or allergic rhinitis 5.take x ray/CT scan of PNS to confirm sinusitis and consult ENT specialist for advice and treatment 6. If sinusitis is excluded, then it is due to allergic rhinitis, do an allergy test after consulting allergy specialist/immunologist to find out the cause of allergy and follow the treatment and advice accordingly.
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Presently I am having the urge to clear my throat repeatedly. I do not not have any throat pain while talking or eating. There is only this urge to clear my throat repeatedly.

CCH (Wa.,DC), BHMS
Homeopath,
Constant inclination to clear the throat suggest past cold & cough not treated rationally. Proper Homeopathic treatment would be beneficial. Thanks
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It Feel like Something Is Stuck in My Throat please tell me the cause and remedies.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Thane
It Feel like Something Is Stuck in My Throat please tell me the cause and remedies.
It may be because of stress. It's called as anxiety lump in throat. If no stress then it can be because of spasm of pharyngeal muscles. Take hot water bag or hot fomentation with moist Turkish towel. Gargle with hot water. Avoid stress. If you have any difficulty in swallowing or breathing then consult doctor and get throat examination done.
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