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Dr. D.Balakrishnan

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Chennai

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Dr. D.Balakrishnan Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Chennai
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Dr. D.Balakrishnan is a trusted Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist in Indira Nagar, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at chennai clinical center in Indira Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. D.Balakrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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Okay actually I. Was having sex on 1 may twice. On this month I have sex many times, now I periods have not came. It supposed to come on 21 like that. At night I feel dizzy type.

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Okay actually I. Was having sex on 1 may twice. On this month I have sex many times, now I periods have not came. It ...
Ovum or egg releases on 14 or 15th day from the first day of the menstruation in a woman having regular cycles. It servives for 24 hrs only but sperm survives 4 days after ejaculation inside the uterus. So if a person had sex between 10th to 17 th day of a monthly cycle then there will be more chance of getting pregnant and the period is known as unsafe period. Kindly consult a doctor for further evaluation.
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I have throat problem like when I take spicy foods its could affect after few hours my thoar is feel like fire how to solve this?

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I have throat problem like when I take spicy foods its could affect after few hours my thoar is feel like fire how to...
avoid spicy n hot foods...ur suffering from acid reflux...take more more organic diet . for now start on PPI and antacid gel...make life style changes n dietary modification for long-term benefits

Vertigo: Causes and Treatment

DNB (ENT), Diploma - Diploma - DLO - Rhino-Laryngology, MBBS
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Vertigo is a medical condition where the affected person feels that the world or surrounding environment is spinning or moving. It is accompanied with nausea, vomiting, sweating and having problems in walking steadily. Moving your head worsens this condition. An illusion of movement is observed.

Vertigo arises from several conditions. There are mainly two types of Vertigo-

Peripheral Vertigo: This is the most common vertigo and is caused often due to a problem in the balance mechanism of the inner ear. The causes include:

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: Being one of the common causes of vertigo, BPPV occurs due to certain head movements when standing up or bending over. The attacks are short, powerful and recurrent in nature. Nausea is also accompanied. A feeling of lightheadedness and despaired balance is observed after the attack. Fragments of calcium carbonate crystals are broken off from the channel linings present in the inner ear. These fragments cause the problem by getting into the ear fluid canals, and certain head movement sweeps them across the canal causing vertigo.

Head Injury: Vertigo develops due to head injuries, and the symptoms are similar to that of dizziness.
Labyrinthitis: It is an infection in the inner ear, which causes the labyrinth of the ear to get inflamed. The labyrinth controls our hearing and balance. An inflammation causes it to send different information than the other, normal ear. This conflict causes vertigo. Such vertigo can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, loss of hearing and ear pain.

Vestibular Neuronitis: This is a condition pertaining to the inner ear, which causes inflammation of the nerve which connects the labyrinth to the brain. The condition arises from viral infections. Nausea and vomiting are observed, and this condition leads to vertigo.

Meniere's Disease: This rare condition in the inner ear causes severe vertigo along with hearing loss and aural fullness. Meniere's disease prompts sudden vertigo attacks with nausea and vomiting.
Central Vertigo: Central vertigo arises from problems in the cerebellum of the brain and brainstem. Causes include:

Migraines.
Sclerosis, a condition which affects the central nervous system.
Acoustic neuroma, a type of brain cancer growing on the acoustic nerve.
Brain tumors, stroke or transient ischemic attack.
Certain medications.
Treatment-
Treatment of vertigo depends on the cause and on the extent of symptoms. Labyrinthis and vestibular neuronitis are cured by vestibular rehabilitation and medication. BBVV is treated using a process called the Epley maneuver. Meniere's disease is cured by modes of dietary restriction, medication, treating tinnitus and treating hearing loss. Generally, curing the cause of vertigo helps in healing the disorder.

Vertigo is caused by different reasons and factors and rectification of these factors helps in the treatment of vertigo.
Vertigo: Causes and Treatment
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I am 55 years old suffering from throat infections and infections on tongue and frequently coming infections. Please suggest recovery.

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take protein rich diet and consult further for detailed management... Dr surbhi agrawal consultant physician and diabetologist and wellness expert
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I have a sinus problem. This problem make any allergy. And some time paining for near by nose.

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Dear lybrate user sinusitis is inflammation of sinus spaces which are hollow spaces in our facial bones and become infected due to improper drainage or blockage of sinus openings into nasal cavity ,since killing of bacterias through antibiotics is not a permanent cure since bacteria grow secondary to favourable habitat thus it needs a constitutional treatment for permanent cure
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I am 29 years old male, my left Ear has blocked and im sensing only half a sound with continues beep sound.

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I am 29 years old male, my left Ear has blocked and im sensing only half a sound with continues beep sound.
This problem may be due to Wax in ear/ or may be Eustachian tube blockade Kindly 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 kindly consult ENT surgeon

Sir my right side of the neck is slightly swollen. Below Adams apple. There is no pain. And the swollen neck side cannot be seen but when I touch it. Than it can be felt that it is slightly swollen. Should I worry about it or its common.

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Sir my right side of the neck is slightly swollen. Below Adams apple. There is no pain. And the swollen neck side can...
Don't worry, but it may be thyroid, so go to ent doc+get investigated by thyroid profile blood test.& further treatment.
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I am unable to eat healthy food. Whenever I see junk, fried food I am unable to control myself, I feel drowsy, lazy all the day, I feel like nothing interesting left in the world, I have lost interesting everything, what do I do?

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This is due to indigetion. So first of all you should follow some basic thing 1. Avoid=hot and cold at time 2. Less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3. Do not drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4. Avoid late night sleep 5. Avoid to eat spicy food, besan, bekary food, overeating, junk food. 6. Every 3 day in month eat mung dal and rice for whole day.
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I am suffering from severe neurosis after angioplasty . I am not able to walk properly. I tend to lean forward and grow weak on my legs also dizziness and dementia.

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Please take following medicine:- Dr. Reckeweg's r - 54 / 10 drops in little water thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.

I am 25yr male my problems when came cooling claimet my nose closed example when put the fan that time class my nose.

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General Physician
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If symptoms are sneezing, running nose, blocked nose 1. Take proper rest/ lot of fluids 2. Take proper home made diet. 3. Steam inhalation carefully by steam inhaler twice a day for 2-3 days frequent/ continuous cough cold may be because of many reasons like: 1. Any ent problem like dns polyp sinusitis 2. Low immunity 3. Allergic condition so you need to consult ENT doctor for proper examination and further management There are some supplement available that can be start after personal consultation and these supplement can reduce severity and no. of episodes of this problem
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My father has throat problem, a lump is visible from outside in neck front side, he is feeling sore throat continuously from last 2 year, even after consulting 3 hospitals and various tests no disease found but my father is continuously feeling unhealthy bcz of it. He never smoked or drunk, sir please guide me.

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My father has throat problem, a lump is visible from outside  in neck front side, he is feeling sore throat  continuo...
AVOID ALL BAD HABITS. SMOKING,ALCOHOL. DO TEST FNAC FOR LUMP. CBC, BLOOD SUGAR. TILL THEN YOU CAN TAKE TAB. SINAREST THRICE A DAY. TAB. FLUKA-150 MG ONCE A WEEK FOR 8 WEEKS. AFTER TESTS RESULT CONSULT AGAIN. WELCOME IN LYBRATE.

I am having sinus problem. Can I know the reasons due to which I face a problem of sinus?

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
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Hello, main cause of sinusitis is rhinitis. Repeated rhinitis, generally allergic rhinitis may lead to sinusitis or asthma in pre disposing person. Sinusitis get more aggravated when osteomeatal unit gets blocked or to say passage of drainage gets narrowed. So, to control sinusitis, control of allergic rhinitis is necessary. Thanks.

I can't sleep at night like cat sleep if any small sound hear I wake up and some time blood comes from nose. Will you please suggest why like this please help me?

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I can't sleep at night like cat sleep if any small sound hear I wake up and some time blood comes from nose. Will you...
Bleeding from nose: cold water on nose and head will help. If no result, endoscopy of nose to locate the bleeder and cautery of bleeder will cure you.
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I am 20 years old I have nose bleeding during summer I used medicine but not cured what should I do?

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I am 20 years old I have nose bleeding during summer I used medicine but not cured what should I do?
Dear you need to get ct scan done for your nose and sinus as main culprit lies in the sinuses, most of the time this nose bleeding is due to dryness in the nose, hence improve your diet which keeps you hydrated as shakes, fresh pulpy fruits, iron rich diet, juices and salads, banana is good for this.

I have tonsils. How to get rid of that?

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
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Hello welcome to lybrate:) tonsils need to be removed only if they cause perennial problem to you like the following 1. Repeated throat infections that affect your attendance in workplace or college 2. Difficulty in swallowing 3. Difficulty in breathing 4. Difficulty in speaking 5. If the tonsil infection is diphtheretic and you have become a carrier 6. If it causes unmanageable snoring there are more reasons which can help the doctor arrive at the decision of removing those. Nextly if only throat infection is what you are talking about, then take the following precautions: 1. Avoid cold foods / dusts / winds / road-side eateries 2. Do warm gargles of throat with hot saline water everyday morning and night before sleep whenever you experience throat itch or discomfort 3. Take plenty of warm fluids 4. Drink plenty of water 5. Take plenty of green leafy vegetables to take care of your nutritional requirements of vitamins and minerals 6. Eat an amla (gooseberry) daily, its an excellent source of vitamin c 7. Stop smoking if you have been doing 8. Reduce intake of alcohol and other recreational drugs 9. Promptly consult a doctor when you feel you are developing an infection in throat / nose hope the reply helps you and hope you get rid of the problem soon. Regards.

My friend is suffering from a sore throat from last 4 days and loss of appetite with single meal in a day as well as 5 hours sleep. Traces of blood had been reported as he had vomiting yesterday the room temperature is maintained kindly help what could be the symptoms and cause?

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My friend is suffering from a sore throat from last 4 days and loss of appetite with single meal in a day as well as ...
Yes this is all due to dry ness in the mouth along with the acute condition of the mouth for acuteness you need to show to throat consultant and for dryness you need to take good hydrating fruits and iron rich diet, which helps in mucus production and this in turn leads to protective layer.
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Dear sir, my child age is 7 years old and he is suffering from wax problem on ear since two month and we are living in remote area and no hospital and ear doctor on that location and I can't go to other place due to same reason. So pls help and provide medicine name for clean wax.

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Dear sir, my child age is 7 years old and he is suffering from wax problem on ear since two month and we are living i...
In that case, clean your outer ear with a cloth and try one of the following to remove the blockage: place a few drops of mineral oil, baby oil, water, or commercial ear drops into the inner ear to soften the wax, which will allow it to come out more easily.
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She is not to smell from last 2 years and hole day headache. What to do?

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
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She may be having some mass/polyps in nose blocking sinus drainage pathway causing sinusitis and loss of smell. You should get xray done and review with report. Do steam inhalation twice a day.
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I am a woman aged 63. I am having throat problem in the sense" voice" - left side vocal cord is very weak. I am suffering from this for more than 3 years. What can be done to get the normal voice /sound thanks.

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Requires detailed questioning so as to ascertain your personality and to treat you symptomatically. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.

My throat is sore for the past one week but i am suffering from cold. Is there any connection between these two?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist
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My throat is sore for the past one week but i am suffering from cold. Is there any connection between these two?
sore is done after cold. 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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