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Dr. Karunakaran

ENT Specialist, Chennai

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Dr. Karunakaran is a renowned ENT Specialist in T.Nagar, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Karunakaran at Gunasekaran Hospital Pvt Ltd in T.Nagar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Karunakaran on Lybrate.com.

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Sir, 8 days before I dipped into swimming pool from that my ears are blocked, stil it is not released. I can hear only 50 percent of my capacity. Sometimes I'm getting headache at that part. Could uo please suggest some ears drops or some ENT specialist. I stay at e city, bangalore.

DORL, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Faridabad
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8 days before I dipped into swimming pool from that my ears are blocked, stil it is not released.
I can hear onl...
This is due to the blockage of connection between nose and ears, this is a tube which connects ear with nose after this get blocks you have this kind of problem, keep chewing for this and do not clean your nose so abruptly. If this does not open than need to go to ear surgeon.
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I've been nose running from last 2 month I already concert with my family doctor they suggest me medicine ampoxin vikoryl zinetac and maintain while I am taking medics it's f9 but after one day later again I am feeling same problem and my nose so much paining when I trying to clean my nose clearly blood is coming.

MS otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery
ENT Specialist, Jaipur
I've been nose running from last 2 month I already concert with my family doctor they suggest me medicine ampoxin vik...
Hi lybrate-user, you may be suffering from allergic rhinitis. You just take montelukast and levocetrizine tablet. And use fluticasone nasal spray. You vl be fine. And continue use it for 2 week. Then ask me I vl reduce the doses.
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I am having pain in my ear from 3 days and I also see a small pimple in my ear. What to do to stop the pain?

MBBS, Fellowship In Diabetology
General Physician, Bangalore
Hi thanks for your query- that would be because of an boil/furuncle. Kindly take tab moxikind cv 1-0-1 fr 3 days and tab combiflam 1-0-1. Both after food. If persistant kindly see an ent specialist.
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Suddenly some drops of blood came from my nose before 2 or 3 years i've experienced same thing why it is could someone help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Suddenly some drops of blood came from my nose before 2 or 3 years i've experienced same thing why it is could someon...
It can be due to abrasions or due to capillary rupture or due to hypertension and which needs to be evaluated after clinical examination.
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While I start eating my left nostril start watery fluid .In night I also face blocked nose I have to use otrivin nasal drop to keep open. I wanted to know the reason and it's solutions. Thanks.

Master of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma In ENT, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Thane
While I start eating my left nostril start watery fluid .In night I also face blocked nose I have to use otrivin nasa...
PLEASE CONSULT ENT SPECIALIST Till then, try taking steam inhalation for 3 times a day. To know how to take steam, please read instructions below to know - how to take steam inhalation for best results. If problem is not solved in 2-3 days, you may need additional medicines. Techniques to steam 1) Boil a pot of water. 2) Pour water into a large flat pan or bowl. If you use a casserole, water will remain warm for longer duration. 3) Place your head over the bowl at a distance of 1 feet. 4) Cover your head and bowl with a large towel (like a tent), take long breath through your nose and breath out through mouth. Take a break every 1-2 minutes until you feel relatively cooler. Do it for 10 minute twice or thrice a day. If you feel that the treatment is getting too much for you, raise the towel so that fresh air is brought into the area and breathe through your mouth a couple of times and then resume Take care - Take all precautions while dealing with hot water. Also, keep children away and wan others that you are dealing with boiling hot water. Other way is - by an Electric steamer available in market and take steam through it. It is more convenient.
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I have an bulge just outside my left ear, I consulted a doctor, she advised that this is a cyst and told me to apply clear gel. There is no visible results rather it is worsened. Should it be removed surgically, please help.

DORL, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Faridabad
I have an bulge just outside my left ear, I consulted a doctor, she advised that this is a cyst and told me to apply ...
Yes dear if it is enlarging cyst slow or fast whatever may be, than surgical removal is must, do not wait it to get resolved as cyst has only surgical access and this is small minor surgery without any scar with small incision with no complications results
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Is it ok to take azibet-500 antibiotic for tonsillitis while I'm already on a birth control pill (Femilon)? Will it reduce the effectiveness of my birth control pill?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Is it ok to take azibet-500 antibiotic for tonsillitis while I'm already on a birth control pill (Femilon)? Will it r...
There is no such interaction I guess. But if you want to take then homoeopathy is far better then allopathic antibiotics. As they don't have any side effects. You may take Phytolacca 30 3 doses 1 hourly. And another advise is to avoid the birth control pills as they have many side effects in a long run. You can read them online. Instead use condoms. Or CE method.
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I am suffering from nasal discharge from childhood. Ear operate in2001 and nasal operate in 2010. But problem is same. Bad smell is created from nose. All problems create all times. Plz advise me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am suffering from nasal discharge from childhood. Ear operate in2001 and nasal operate in 2010. But problem is same...
Hello take homoeopathic treatment hepar sulph 200 4pills daily once for 8 days and revert back for further treatment.
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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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Dear Sir / Madam Greetings of the day! I have one critical problem with my ear which I come to know when I travelled first time by air. I feel a very much pain in my ear at the time flight take off. I feel as air has been filled in my ear completely and this make high pain in my ear. Now what should I do as I have another trip by air in coming month.

BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
Dear Sir / Madam
Greetings of the day!
I have one critical problem with my ear which I come to know when I travelled ...
There is nothing wrong with you, What you are experiencing is very normal. When your flight takes off and the plane begins its ascent, the air pressure inside the inner ear quickly surpasses that of the pressure outside. The tympanic membrane or eardrum swells outward. Picture a loaf of bread rising while baking, and you get the idea. You need to equalize the pressure by introducing as much air as possible via the Eustachian tube and there are several ways to do that. 1. Swallowing 2. Chewing gum or sucking on hard candy 3. Valsalva maneuver - With a mouthful of air, close your mouth and pinch your nose shut. Gently force air out until ears your ears pop. If you are sick with a cold or allergies, the Valsalva maneuver is not recommended, as it could cause a severe ear infection. Instead, try a lesser known method called the Toynbee maneuver: close your mouth and nose and swallow several times until pressure equalizes. 4. Use cotton ear plugs Hope this helps.
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