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Dr. A.Sharafath Ali Shakir

MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO)

ENT Specialist, Chennai

15 Years Experience
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Dr. A.Sharafath Ali Shakir is one of the best ENT Specialists in Tambaram, Chennai. He has been a successful ENT Specialist for the last 15 years. He has done MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO) . He is currently associated with SHAZ CLINIC in Tambaram, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. A.Sharafath Ali Shakir and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - RAJIV GANDHI UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES(BANGALORE) - 2002
Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO) - Dr. M. G. R. Medical University - 2012
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I am 31 years old. Mother of two. I have been facing the issue of earwax a lot .every time it happens I put waxolve. After using for few days I find my ears fine. Until it starts again. This time it has been little longer. I am tired of using waxxolve. This issue is there since my childhood.

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Ayurveda,
I am 31 years old. Mother of two. I have been facing the issue of earwax a lot .every time it happens I put waxolve. ...
Cotton swabs or cotton buds, are commonly used in our daily lifestyle. Many people use it for various purposes, such as make-up, bacterial culture, and most commonly for extracting wax and debris from the ear. Even though they are sometimes handy in our busy schedule, they usually cause much more harm than benefits. How are they misused? Cotton buds are toothpick like pieces made of wood, plastic, or rolled paper, which have cotton stuck at both ends with a roundish edge. It came into existence during the 1920s for a safe purpose of ear cleaning by Leo Gerstenzang, when he saw his wife cleaning their baby’s ear with a toothpick. And, til now they are used by the general population for ear cleaning, but these hardly remove the outer debris which is stuck near the outer edges. Impressing it inside the ear canal only does further damage, by forcing the inner wax further inside. Sometimes extensive force also causes damage to the ear drums. How does it cause the damage? Applying a tool like the cotton bud inside the ear with hands usually creates a force that impresses upon the eardrum, also accumulating the surrounding earwax to that area, resulting in impaction of the wax. The force applied most often, if not always, causes a damage to the ear drums, which might cause severe pain, also leading to leakage, causing improper balance, deafness, and certain similar abnormalities. Alternative measures Although we are worried about cleaning our ears, it doesn’t really require our notice, since our usual showers allow an adequate quantity of water to enter the ears and clean the accumulated debris automatically. The structure, in which our ear canal is designed, is usually naturally assisting in cleaning up the unusual wax around the ear. If there is an uncontrollable build up of earwax that is not cleaned off normally, you can always consult an ENT or any general physician and get it cleaned under medical surveillance, which is best advised. Doctors and medical practitioners all around the world have been trying to spread the message of preventing the use of cotton buds for ear cleaning. It is important that the message reach the greater part of the population. Spread it to your family, your closest friends, their friends, and as further, you can reach.
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Sir my brother is 18 years old. He was attacked by typhoid. In many time some blood came out from his nose. What should I do?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
typhoid disease cure can be advised once u provide the detailed widal test report which u might have got done.. for bleeding nose ,just pinch the nose tightly with thumb and index finger and sit with a slightly forward bend..this way bleeding vessels will close and blood won't trickle away silently into nasopharynx posteriorly.. u can apply ice over it .. if it still persists ,then get to nearest doctor who will pack the nose tightly for some hours
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I am suffering from tonsil infection even when l take cold drinks or ice creams or any other cold product. Summer as well as winter. What can l do now. i have also dust allergy.

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
Avoid having cold items as far as possible. Take any food item which is hot or luke warm. Prevention is better than cure. When you go out try wearing a mask to prevent dust from entering the nose / throat.
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My grandfather got nose operation and the doctor telling that he got cancer how is it possible pls tell me sir by bleeding blood from nose also it will cause cancer.

DNB (ENT), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
Please tell me what was the diagnosis the doctor made before the operation. Diagnosis for cancer is made only on biopsy and on contrast ct scan. During surgery if the lesion bleeds a lot or invades normal structures it can be cancer.
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My left side ear is pain slowly from some time. Please suggest me. What I do for this problem?

MBBS, MS (ENT & HEAD AND NECK SURGERY), FSIB, Diploma in Allergy and Asthma
ENT Specialist, Delhi
My left side ear is pain slowly from some time. Please suggest me. What I do for this problem?
Ear pain or otalgia can be a symptom of ear wax or otitis externa/media or other ear conditions, its better to consult a nearby ent specialist for otoscopic examination leading to accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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Sleep Disorder

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DNB - Pulmonary Medicine, MD - Internal Medicine, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD)
Pulmonologist, Delhi
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Good morning I am DR Rajput, Pulmonologist. I deal with the respiratory disease which include Asthma, COPD and sleep apnea. The sleep disorder, sleep apnea is very common these days. People snore and they do not know that they have a disease.

I am going to talk about, "Why do people snore and how it affects your health?"

You know the structure. We breath through nose and we eat through mouth. There is a pasaage in the neck behind the tongue where the food and the air we inhale pass through it. But when we sleep, our posture changes due to which muscles get relaxed and makes the passage narrow. Then the tongue drops and makes it further narrow. If you are over weight, due to the neck fat, the passage gets further narrow. So, when the air passes through the narrow passage, it produces snoring. The stage beyond snoring when the two valves in the neck meet each other, the air flow stops and cause Apnea. When the air flow stops, the oxygen level in the body goes down, the brain gets aroused and sends the signal to these muscles and then you ultimately snot and this snotting opens the passage a bit. So, this repeatedly occur in the night and this results in oxidative stress. BEcause 1/3rd of your life, you are sleeping, i.e, 8 hours out of 24 hours.

So, during sleep, if the air flow is less which is called Hypopnea, the air flow stops is called Apnea. This leads to Endothelial dysfunction, which leads to High blood pressure, diabetes, cardiac problems.

So, it is important to know about Sleep Apnea and its relation to lifestyle diseases like hypertension, diabetes, cardio vascular diseases.

The diagnosis is very simple these days which is Polysomnography. It is a sleep study in which we record the brain EEG, EOG, EMG, air flow, snoring, oxygen saturation ECG. This gives an index which is called Apnea Hypopnea Index. If the Index is more than 5 than you have to be treated.

The commonest treatment which is available these days is the CPAP Therapy. CPAP is a very simple therapy. There is a mask which fits on the nose and it is connected to a hose pipe to a machine. The machine gives pressure to the air and this pressure splints this air way and the air flow is maintained. Oxygenation maintains, snoring stops and oxidative stress dissapears. This helps in controlling blood pressure, the diabetes become normal and the risk of cardio vacular problems decreases.

Thank you very much for listening to me.

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I am 21 years old. I have rough tongue and in the morning there are some white materials. Sometimes it looks like swollen and pains. This has been from many years. What should I do?

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
May be aphthae, like boils, or any ulcers. How long you've been suffering from this? have you undergone any treatment, till now? any other more complaints, associated with this?
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Sir it causes heavy infection in my throat on regular basis I am a singer so mainly I faces many problems before and after singing. I could not understand that what's things cause infection In my throat, Mainly I want to know those articles.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Emergency Trauma Care, Fellowship in Diabetes
General Physician, Delhi
Sir it causes heavy infection in my throat on regular basis I am a singer so mainly I faces many problems before and ...
Take warm or hot drinks often – hot tea , hot coffee,hot Soups, hot milk. Avoid Fried/Oily foods like –Samosa, Dosa, Pakora, Papad, Namkeens, Potato Chips , Namkeens . Avoid Hotel Food, Avoid Fast food,Hamburgers, Pizza. Do not take any COLD drinks , cold water, ice cream, chilled food from refrigerator. Take soft foods like rice GuArrel (Khichdi), Plain daal, boiled vegetables. Avoid Chillies completely.Take plain warm water, Cocunut water, Enerzal in warm water. Avoid Cold Milk , Meat Products ,Fried rice and noodles.Avoid Sour fruits like Citrus fruits, grapes . Avoid heavy meals, eat small frequent meals.Avoid Alcoholic drinks of all kinds like Beer, Wine,whisky,vodka etc.Warm saline gargles thrice daily. Steam inhalation thrice daily.Rest for 5 days
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Hello sir/mam my grandmother suffering with tonsil cancer from last three year. She taken 4 times chemotherapy and one time radiotherapy. She has any problem with eating. She is unable to take spicy food and dry food. Please suggest me to what to do.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Avoid spicy and dried food. It will difficult to swallow dry and spicy food due to radiotherapy and cancer throat
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I am 40 years of male and suffering from sinus and cold cough in head and my mind is blocked and I feel that I will get mad if I will not get proper treatment.

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Start tab. Allegra-m daily at bed time and flomist nasal spray 2 puffs twice a day along with that steam inhalation twice a day. Do all this for 2 weeks. U may require ct scan after that to rule out any local pathology.
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When I wake up in morning after some time I feel giddy all day when I do some work please help what should I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
When I wake up in morning after some time I feel giddy all day when I do some work please help what should I do.
Please Avoid heighted pillow Do neck, back and chest exercises daily Take Tab spin free 10 11 for 5 days.
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My 5 month old baby suffering from running nose and cough while she is also on medicine for dysentery is WALAMYCIN and ENTEROGERMINA what can I do for her cough and running nose.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
My 5 month old baby suffering from running nose and cough while she is also on medicine for dysentery is WALAMYCIN an...
Please Give her Sy sinarest 4 ml three times a day Put nasoclear nasal drops 2 drops in both nostrils twice a day
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Dear sir. I have problem in my throats as when I drink cold drinks. My throats pain and infected the same. Please suggest some idea and medicines please. Thanks.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
Dear sir.    I have problem in my throats as when I drink cold drinks. My throats pain and infected the same. Please ...
hello this symptoms are common in person with KAPHAJ prakruti cold things are not good for you * take hot water for drink * avoid salty sweet diet * take turmeric + ginger + honey before food 3 times * take ajvayan + jeera 1 TSP after each meal * avoid curd & day sleep * start medicine Lavangadi vati for chewing you can cunsult me if any more problems
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I AM 26 Year old and I am suffering from runny and itchy nose from 30 days. Kindly tell the disease name and cure as well.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
its allergic problem,there is no permanent cure, 1tab sinarest before bed, steam inhalation it will help. Thank you
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Is it important to get ears cleaned (earwax) regularly. This is the second time I got this ear pain and I spoke to someone, he said you have wax that's why it's paining. Last time about 3 to 4 years ago when I went to a doctor he removed wax from my ear and after that I was alright. Now again it seems to be the same problem. So coming to my question, is earwax a common problem? Do people regularly visit doctor for the same?

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Guwahati
Is it important to get ears cleaned (earwax) regularly. This is the second time I got this ear pain and I spoke to so...
Yes, it's a common problem. I regularly deal major part of OPD patients with wax problem. Generally impacted and hard wax. It can prevented with ear drop and regular self cleaning and not allowing it to be hard. So, it's not unusual and many people suffers from it.
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I am suffering throat infection from last 1 week. Feeling stiffness and pain in throat. Because of that having cough and cold. I already taken Azithromycin and moxikind cv 625 mg tablet and Cipla syrup. Kindly advise better medicine to get out of it.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am suffering throat infection from last 1 week. Feeling stiffness and pain in throat. Because of that having cough ...
Do gargales 3-4 time in aday. Take bio10 4 tab 3 hourly for 5 days than update. Avoid pickle, sauce, spicey n fried things.
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I am suffering from severe headache due to sinus. Give me precautions to be follow to avoid sinus.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from severe headache due to sinus. Give me precautions to be follow to avoid sinus.
Take a flow of steam (of plain water only ) over the forehead through a crescent steam inhaler, eight hourly
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I have dust allergy and which is dormant since last 3 months. Suddenly started again with frequent sneezing and which inning nose. What is the reason for this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I have dust allergy and which is dormant since last 3 months. Suddenly started again with frequent sneezing and which...
In Allopathy, anti-histaminics or immunosuppressant medicines like steroids are used which only give temporary relief, with the problem returning once the medicine is stopped. On the other hand, during Homeopathy treatment of allergy is cured by strengthening the immune system and the symptoms subside on their own. At the same time, it needs to be understood that this is purely natural allergy treatment. No steroids or anti allergic medicines are used. The immunity is strengthened by Homeopathy instead of being suppressed as happens with allopathic treatment. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance.
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Ear Infections!

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Ear Infections!

Ear Infections

Middle-ear infections (otitis media) are inflammation or infections located in the middle ear space. Ear infections can occur as a result of a cold or upper respiratory infection, or may occur in isolation in the presence of chronic middle ear fluid.

Risks

While children or adults may develop an ear infection, the following are some of the factors that may increase a person’s risk of developing ear infections:

  • Being around someone who smokes

  • Family history of ear infections

  • A weak immune system

  • Spending time in a day care setting

  • Having a cold or upper respiratory infection

  • Being bottle-fed while lying on his or her back

  • Chronic fluid within the middle ear

Causes

Middle-ear infections are usually a result of dysfunction of the eustachian tube, a canal that links the middle ear with the throat area. The eustachian tube helps to equalize the pressure between the outer ear and the middle ear.

When this tube is not working properly, it prevents normal pressure equalization, causing a buildup of fluid behind the eardrum. Additionally, it can be a source of bacteria to enter the middle ear. When this fluid cannot drain, it allows for the growth of bacteria and viruses in the ear that can lead to an ear infection. The following are some of the reasons that the eustachian tube may not work properly:

  • A cold or allergy, which can lead to swelling and congestion of the lining of the nose, throat and eustachian tube (this swelling prevents the normal drainage of fluids from the ear)

  • Smoke exposure

  • Young age (the eustachian tube of young children is underdeveloped and does not work as efficiently as adults’)

  • A malformation of the eustachian tube

  • Enlarged and chronically inflamed adenoids

Types of Middle-Ear Infections

Different types of otitis media include the following:

  • Acute otitis media. This middle-ear infection occurs abruptly, causing swelling and redness. Fluid and mucus become trapped inside the ear, causing the child to have a fever and ear pain.

  • Otitis media with effusion. Fluid (effusion) and mucus continue to accumulate in the middle ear after an initial infection subsides. The child may experience a feeling of fullness in the ear, and it may affect his or her hearing, or cause no symptoms.

  • Chronic otitis media with effusion. Fluid remains in the middle ear for a prolonged period or returns again and again, even though there is no infection. May result in difficulty fighting new infection and may affect a person’s hearing.

Symptoms

The following are the most common symptoms of an ear infection. However, each child may experience symptoms differently.

  • Fever, especially in infants and younger children

  • Fluid draining from ear canals

  • Loss of balance

  • Hearing difficulties

  • Ear pain

It may be more difficult to detect an ear infection in young children who have not learned to speak yet. Symptoms in children and nonverbal individuals may include:

  • Unusual irritability

  • Difficulty sleeping or staying asleep

  • Tugging or pulling at one or both ears

The symptoms of ear infections may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your child's health care provider for a diagnosis.

Diagnosing Ear Infections

In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, your child's health care provider will inspect the outer ear(s) and eardrum(s) using an otoscope. The otoscope is a lighted instrument that allows the health care provider to see inside the ear. A pneumatic otoscope blows a puff of air into the ear to test eardrum movement.

Tympanometry is a test that can be performed in most health care providers’ offices to help determine how the middle ear is functioning. It does not test hearing, but it helps to detect any changes in pressure in the middle ear. This is a difficult test to perform in younger children because the child needs to remain still and not cry, talk or move.

A hearing test may be performed for children who have frequent ear infections.

Treatment

Specific treatment for ear infections will be determined by your health care provider based on the following:

  • Age, overall health and medical history

  • Extent of the condition

  • Tolerance for specific medications, procedures or therapies

  • Expectations for the course of the condition

  • Your opinion or preference

Treatment may include:

  • Antibiotics by mouth or eardrops

  • Medication for pain and fever

  • Observation

  • A combination of the above

If fluid remains in the ear(s) for longer than three months and the infection continues to reoccur even with the use of antibiotics, your health care provider may suggest that small tubes be placed in the ear(s). This surgical procedure, called myringotomy and tympanostomy tube placement, involves making a small opening in the eardrum to drain the fluid and relieve the pressure from the middle ear. A small tube is placed in the opening of the eardrum to ventilate the middle ear and prevent fluid from accumulating. The child's hearing is restored after the fluid is drained. The tubes usually fall out on their own after six to 12 months.

Your surgeon may also recommend the removal of the adenoids (lymph tissue located in the space above the soft roof of the mouth, also called the nasopharynx) if they are infected or enlarged. Removal of the adenoids has shown to help some people with chronic ear infections.

Treatment will depend on the type of ear infection. Consult your health care provider regarding treatment options.

Effects of an Ear Infection

In addition to the symptoms of ear infections listed above, untreated ear infections can result in any or all of the following:

  • Infection in other parts of the head

  • Scarring or perforation of the eardrum

  • Permanent hearing loss

  • Problems with speech and language development (children)

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