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Dr. Balaji Ranganathan

MBBS, MS - ENT

ENT Specialist, Chennai

17 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
Dr. Balaji Ranganathan MBBS, MS - ENT ENT Specialist, Chennai
17 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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Dr. Balaji Ranganathan is an experienced ENT Specialist in Kattupakkam, Chennai. He has been a practicing ENT Specialist for 17 years. He has completed MBBS, MS - ENT . You can visit him at DR Balaji Ranganathan in Kattupakkam, Chennai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Balaji Ranganathan on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), Chennai - 2000
MS - ENT - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), Chennai - 2004
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Tamilnadu Medical Council

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I have my nose problem. It is so red all the time. What should I do?please advice

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
If it is the normal color of your nose then nothing much can be done about it but if it is because of any problem then you have to see a doctor to find out the cause and treatment for it.
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I am 30 year old female, after delivery I started to feel hyperventilation all of sudden and other symptoms like dizziness, not able to concentrate, chest tightness, sometimes if I get late to office or for any urgent work I get anxious and butterfly sensation in stomach. Currently I am on antianxiety medication- Zosert. Could you please suggest me how to get rid of this. Thank you for your help.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I am 30 year old female, after delivery I started to feel hyperventilation all of sudden and other symptoms like dizz...
Hi there, I am very glad for your question. I appreciate that you got the courage to have your question answered on a public forum. Thought challenging in cognitive behavioral therapy Thought challenging—also known as cognitive restructuring—is a process in which you challenge the negative thinking patterns that contribute to your anxiety, replacing them with more positive, realistic thoughts. This involves three steps: Identifying your negative thoughts. With anxiety disorders, situations are perceived as more dangerous than they really are. To someone with a germ phobia, for example, shaking another person’s hand can seem life threatening. Although you may easily see that this is an irrational fear, identifying your own irrational, scary thoughts can be very difficult. One strategy is to ask yourself what you were thinking when you started feeling anxious. Your therapist will help you with this step. Challenging your negative thoughts. In the second step, your therapist will teach you how to evaluate your anxiety-provoking thoughts. This involves questioning the evidence for your frightening thoughts, analyzing unhelpful beliefs, and testing out the reality of negative predictions. Strategies for challenging negative thoughts include conducting experiments, weighing the pros and cons of worrying or avoiding the thing you fear, and determining the realistic chances that what you’re anxious about will actually happen. Replacing negative thoughts with realistic thoughts. Once you’ve identified the irrational predictions and negative distortions in your anxious thoughts, you can replace them with new thoughts that are more accurate and positive. Your therapist may also help you come up with realistic, calming statements you can say to yourself when you’re facing or anticipating a situation that normally sends your anxiety levels soaring. As you explore your anxiety disorder in therapy, you may also want to experiment with complementary therapies designed to bring your overall stress levels down and help you achieve emotional balance. Exercise – Exercise is a natural stress buster and anxiety reliever. Research shows that as little as 30 minutes of exercise three to five times a week can provide significant anxiety relief. To achieve the maximum benefit, aim for at least an hour of aerobic exercise on most days. Relaxation techniques – When practiced regularly, relaxation techniques such as mindfulness meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, controlled breathing, and visualization can reduce anxiety and increase feelings of relaxation and emotional well-being. Biofeedback – Using sensors that measure specific physiological functions—such as heart rate, breathing, and muscle tension—biofeedback teaches you to recognize the body’s anxiety response and learn how to control them using relaxation techniques. I hope this helps. I wish you a very quick and speedy recovery.
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I get tonsils very often and quickly. Nor am I able to eat anything neither to breathe. My throat gets blocked instantly after having anything sweet. Only a single toffee gets them on fire. I am fed up of this. Help me out. Get me a solution. What to do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I get tonsils very often and quickly. Nor am I able to eat anything neither to breathe. My throat gets blocked instan...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine hepar sulph 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update. Gargling with lukewarm water twice a day will also give you relief.
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I am experiencing constant pain in the left ear since two days. Kindly help me identify the problem.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am experiencing constant pain in the left ear since two days. Kindly help me identify the problem.
Hello, otitis, may cause due to infection, clogging the fluid behind the drum, wax or some sort of traumatic injury. You need to consult an ent to assess the exact cause of otitis. Moreover, you may take homoeo -medicines (pills no 40)** @ belladonna 30-6 pills, thrice a dy @ phytolacca 200-6 pills, thrice a day. @ mullen oil q 2 drops be poured in ears twice -morning/at bed time. Take care.
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Is Electric WaxVac Ear Wax remover cleaner safe to use? Many of the website its selling around 300 rupees; so what is the effective way to remove wax without using cotton swab.

M S, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Gurgaon
Is Electric WaxVac Ear Wax remover cleaner safe to use? Many of the website its selling around 300 rupees; so what is...
Wax formation is natural cleansing mechanism of body. Do not get into habit of ear cleaning regularly. Consider ear wax removal only if ear is blocked or is painful and hearing is affected. No single method is foolproof everytime. Visit your specialist if you have bothersome symptoms. You may use wax dissolving drops for 3-4 days before visiting the specialist.
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I have red eye and ear infection and my stomach is paining not so bad. What should I do?

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I have red eye and ear infection and my stomach is paining not so bad. What should I do?
Red eye has many causes. You have to see if it is associated with blurring of vision, pain, discharge and other complaints. But commonly its allergic or infective in origin ie allergic or infective conjunctivitis. Which has simple treatment protocol. But still its wise to see an ophthalmologist for a thorough slit lamp examination to rule out other differentials for acute red eye.
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Dear Doctor, My younger son age 12 years has nose bleeding problem. This happens any time like in the school, play ground, while sleeping also this has happened. Kindly let me know the reason, preventive measurement for this problem.

MBBS (M.A.M.C), M.S. ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
Dear Doctor, My younger son age 12 years has nose bleeding problem. This happens any time like in the school, play gr...
Get all the blood test esp coagulation profile, lft and cect pns coronal and axial views are must. Press the nose for 10 min. Child should be sitting. Give cold sponges on cheek and fore head. Whatever blood comes in throat child should spit. 90% bleeding stops on its own on pinching for 10 min.
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I'm having a thorat pain from last 4-5 days. Took a medicine also but its not working. Can anyone help me out with this? Whenever I swallow something it pains. Please suggest a good medicine.

DNB (ENT), MBBS, MNAMS - Otorhinolaryngology
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
I'm having a thorat pain from last 4-5 days. Took a medicine also but its not working.
Can anyone help me out with th...
As the symptoms are persisting for last 4-5 days, it is advisable for you to consult an ENT Specialist for proper management.
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I am having pain in my throat for last few days I can't able to speak clearly my words are getting cracked in middle I don't know why it is happening my voice was gone there is any reason for that? Please advise.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
I am having pain in my throat for last few days I can't able to speak clearly my words are getting cracked in middle ...
As you r telling the problem, there may be hoarseness of your throat. Avoid cold drink and curd etc. Do gargles of hot water with salt three times a day. Also at night hot milk adding turmeric, sugar ghee you may take 3 days.
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Jaw and ear pain .Pain in neck n front neck also. got checked its fine .Paramolars came in upper jaw.No straight teeth .Teeth shape going V shape mouth shape .Tell me what to do to kick my pain ?

MFDS RCPS (Glasgow), MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Hi Your pain could be from the teeth, the jaw joint, or the muscles around the joint, or a combination of the above. The teeth shape that you mention could be responsible for the pain around the jaw joint. It would be best you see an Oral Surgeon for a physical evaluation and diagnosis. You may also need treatment by an orthodontist.
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I am suffering form sinus problem for more than 3 years what is the solution without any opperation ?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
If with medication no relief,then surgery is only choice.Can add flutiflo ft nasal sprey to XYZAL M.
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Its been 2 weeks I had a septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery. So one thing I noticed that doctor has not removed the bony spur on right due to which I had breathing problems. When I asked him he said he has changed the angle of spur and we cannot remove it. Is it so? And I am still facing breathing problems. How long it will take to recover completely? Shall I eat/drink cold stuff like cold-drink or ice cream?

MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO)
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
Its been 2 weeks I had a septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery. So one thing I noticed that doctor has not remo...
lybrate-user, you will need to wait for 3 months before your nose could be reoperated. So, get a CT-PNS scan after 3 months and if the obstruction is radiologically confirmed, find another better ENT Surgeon to revise the surgery. REMEMBER- If you pay peanuts, you will only get monkeys!
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How to avoid head ace. When ever I get head ache I see world is revolving round. Please advise.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
How to avoid head ace. When ever I get head ache I see world is revolving round.  Please advise.
take crocin pain relief one sos. check your BP. check your eye sight . take healthy diet. take rest and proper sleep. consult if not ok.
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I am experiencing heavy cold now a days my nose flows more often and also throat infection please suggest.

MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Gandhinagar
I am experiencing heavy cold now a days my nose flows more often and also throat infection please suggest.
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 and Antibiotics can help you
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Mere gale main chale ho gaye h dava phi h bt koi farak ni pad rha plz koi dwai btao

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Mere gale main chale ho gaye h dava phi h bt koi farak ni pad rha plz koi dwai btao
You can take borax - 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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I am suffering from cold and throat pain for previous two days. I already take honey tuss and crocin advance for weakness and body pain.Please tell.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am suffering from cold and throat pain for previous two days. I already take honey tuss and crocin advance for weak...
You can go for following remedy it will help you 1. Crush a little raw ginger to make paste 2. Press the paste on a sieve 3. Extract ginger juice 4. Take 1 tsp ginger juice 5. Add 1 tsp honey 6. Mix well 7. Heat the mixture till lukewarm 8. Have 1 tsp thrice a day Causes: • Common cold • Climatic change • Infections this is very helpful.
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May I know how to get rid of throat infection without any medicines. I want home made therapy to get rid of this infection. Please reply as early as possible?

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Guwahati
May I know how to get rid of throat infection without any medicines. I want home made therapy to get rid of this infe...
(1) regular tongue scrapping from most posterior part twice daily (2) regular tooth brushing twice daily (3) additional mouth wash gurgle (like colgate) at bed time.
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Sinusitis - Conditions That Lead to It!

MS - ENT, DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Sinusitis - Conditions That Lead to It!

Sinuses are cavities in our skull behind the nose which spread out in a pattern. These cavities are lined with tissues and mucosal membranes and are essential for our breathing process. Sinusitis is a condition where the tissues within the cavities become inflamed which results in the sinus cavities being blocked due to a buildup of fluid.

What are the conditions that can lead to sinusitis?
Some of the conditions that can cause nasal polyps are explained as follows:

  1. Nasal polyps are small growths of tissue within the lining of the nose which may block the sinuses, resulting in sinusitis.
  2. Common cold is also a culprit which may result in sinusitis
  3. If your septum or the bridge between the holes of the nose is deviated (this condition is referred to as a deviated septum), you may be prone to developing sinusitis.
  4. The lining of the nose may swell in a condition known as allergic rhinitis and cause sinusitis as well.

Types of sinusitis
There are multiple types of sinusitis which may affect people and also on how long they last. The various types of sinusitis are explained below:

  1. Acute sinusitis: This is the most common form of sinusitis that lasts usually between 2 to 4 weeks. It starts with a cold, blocked nose and turns into facial pain that usually starts very suddenly.
  2. Chronic sinusitis: This is a form of sinus infection which can have a debilitating effect on your life and may last for 12 weeks or longer.
  3. Sub-acute sinusitis: This is somewhere between acute and chronic sinusitis and may last from anywhere between 4 to 12 weeks.
  4. Recurrent sinusitis: This form of sinus infections tend to be a variation of acute or sub-acute sinusitis which tends to occur multiple times a year.

Symptoms of sinusitis
The manifestation of the symptoms of sinusitis may be different from person to person and also on the type of sinusitis you are suffering from. However, there are some generic symptoms that are common to all forms which are mentioned as follows:

  1. Smelling senses may be dulled
  2. Facial pain
  3. Congestion accompanied by a cough
  4. Nose may be blocked, stuffy and may also be runny
  5. Other symptoms may also include bad breath, fatigue, or even dental pain
  6. Nasal cavity may have pus and it may drain from time to time

It is best to consult a doctor quickly, if you have been having any of these symptoms. The doctor can prescribe nasal decongestants and antibiotics which can help. If you have chronic or recurrent sinusitis, then more aggressive and advanced treatments may be required.

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