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Dr. Prabha Karthik

MBBS, DNB (ENT)

ENT Specialist, Chennai

14 Years Experience  ·  150 - 500 at clinic
Dr. Prabha Karthik MBBS, DNB (ENT) ENT Specialist, Chennai
14 Years Experience  ·  150 - 500 at clinic
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Dr. Prabha Karthik is a renowned ENT Specialist in R A Puram, Chennai. She has been a practicing ENT Specialist for 14 years. She is a MBBS, DNB (ENT) . She is currently associated with Nova Ivi Fertility in R A Puram, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prabha Karthik on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College - 2003
DNB (ENT) - Nanavati Hospitals, Bombay - 2008
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Tamilnadu Medical Council
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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DNB
Pulmonologist, Nagpur
Sinusitis

What is sinusitis? — Sinusitis is a condition that can cause a stuffy nose, pain in the face, and yellow or green discharge (mucus) from the nose. The sinuses are hollow areas in the bones of the face. They have a thin lining that normally makes a small amount of mucus. When this lining gets infected, it swells and makes extra mucus. This causes symptoms.

Sinusitis can occur when a person gets sick with a cold. The germs causing the cold can also infect the sinuses. Many times, a person feels like his or her cold is getting better. But then he or she gets sinusitis and begins to feel sick again.

What are the symptoms of sinusitis? — Common symptoms of sinusitis include:

Stuffy or blocked noseThick yellow or green discharge from the nosePain in the teethPain or pressure in the face – This often feels worse when a person bends forward.

People with sinusitis can also have other symptoms that include:

FeverCoughTrouble smellingEar pressure or fullnessHeadacheBad breathFeeling tired

Most of the time, symptoms start to improve in 7 to 10 days.

Should I see a doctor or nurse? — See your doctor or nurse if your symptoms last more than 7 days, or if your symptoms get better at first but then get worse.

Sometimes, sinusitis can lead to serious problems. See your doctor or nurse right away (do not wait 7 days) if you have:

Fever higher than 102.5°F (39.2°C)Sudden and severe pain in the face and headTrouble seeing or seeing doubleTrouble thinking clearlySwelling or redness around 1 or both eyesTrouble breathing or a stiff neck

Is there anything I can do on my own to feel better? — Yes. To reduce your symptoms, you can:

Take an over-the-counter pain reliever to reduce the painRinse your nose and sinuses with salt water a few times a day – Ask your doctor or nurse about the best way to do this.Use a decongestant nose spray – These sprays are sold in a pharmacy. But do not use decongestant nose sprays for more than 2 to 3 days in a row. Using them more than 3 days in a row can make symptoms worse.

You should NOT take an antihistamine for sinusitis. Common antihistamines include diphenhydramine(sample brand name: Benadryl), chlorpheniramine(sample brand name: Chlor-Trimeton), loratadine(sample brand name: Claritin), and cetirizine (sample brand name: Zyrtec). They can treat allergies, but not sinus infections, and could increase your discomfort by drying the lining of your nose and sinuses, or making you tired.

Your doctor might also prescribe a steroid nose spray to reduce the swelling in your nose. (Steroid nose sprays do not contain the same steroids that athletes take to build muscle.)

How is sinusitis treated? — Most of the time, sinusitis does not need to be treated with antibiotic medicines. This is because most sinusitis is caused by viruses — not bacteria — and antibiotics do not kill viruses. Many people get over sinus infections without antibiotics.

Some people with sinusitis do need treatment with antibiotics. If your symptoms have not improved after 7 to 10 days, ask your doctor if you should take antibiotics. Your doctor might recommend that you wait 1 more week to see if your symptoms improve. But if you have symptoms such as a fever or a lot of pain, he or she might prescribe antibiotics. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions about taking your antibiotics.

What if my symptoms do not get better? — If your symptoms do not get better, talk with your doctor or nurse. He or she might order tests to figure out why you still have symptoms. These can include:

CT scan or other imaging tests – Imaging tests create pictures of the inside of the body.A test to look inside the sinuses – For this test, a doctor puts a thin tube with a camera on the end into the nose and up into the sinuses.

Some people get a lot of sinus infections or have symptoms that last at least 3 months. These people can have a different type of sinusitis called “chronic sinusitis.” Chronic sinusitis can be caused by different things. For example, some people have growths in their nose or sinuses that are called “polyps.” Other people have allergies that cause their symptoms.

Chronic sinusitis can be treated in different ways. If you have chronic sinusitis, talk with your doctor about which treatments are right for you.

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Hello doc, from some days back my both are red. And, pain little bit too. My ears pain too. What to do now? And what happened to me?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello doc, from some days back my both are red. And, pain little bit too. My ears pain too. What to do now? And what ...
Hello, if you are suffering from cold then please mention Take Belladonna 30, 3 drops, thrice daily. Use Schwabe's cmd2, eye drop. instil 2 drops in each eye twice daily. Wash your eyes with cold water twice daily. Revert me after 1 week.
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My baby is not sleeping, wakes up at night in rain is it due to nasal congestion or gala problem I don't understand. Please advise.

Visiting Physicians Programme, Fellowship in Sinus Surgery (Austria), Micro Esr Surgery, MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Hyderabad
My baby is not sleeping, wakes up at night in rain is it due to nasal congestion or gala problem I don't understand. ...
You can use saline nasal drops, anti cold medicine. Adenoids problem is common in 2 yr old children.
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How much can a rhinoplasty correct this? Can it correct it to be a normal nose? Also, hope you could give me the "estimate" cost of the whole procedure. Thanks a lot.

Master of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma in ENT, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist,
How much can a rhinoplasty correct this? Can it correct it to be a normal nose? Also, hope you could give me the "est...
VTry taking steam inhalation 3 times a day. If not improved in 3 days, please consult and ENT Specialist in 3 days. Here is the step by step guide to steam inhalation- 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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Hi, I am 39 year male, smoker, I have severe throat infection, chest blockage due to sputum, running nose and sneezing like crazy.

DNB (Respiratory diseases), MBBS
Allergist/Immunologist, Nagpur
Running nose, throat infection, sputum is due to nasal allergy and continuous dripping of your nasal and sinus fluids from back of nose over throat. This process is exacerbated by smoke. However, I also need to see if you have airway inflammation as well ie. Asthma. I can help. But first I require 2 reports, 1. Xray paranasal sinus waters view, 2. Spirometry. Have them done and send the report.
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I am 17 years old and my throat is paining and I can't even swallow water can you give me solution.

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Ayurveda, Ambala
I am 17 years old and my throat is paining and I can't even swallow water can you give me solution.
• Take 1/2 piece of ginger , crush it and squze its juice and mix it with one teaspoon of honey and take 1/2 spoon of this mixture 2 times in a day . • Take 4 - 5 tulsi leaves and 1/2 piece of ginger and 1 glass of water mix both of them in water and boil it till half glass of water remain in the container then drink it by add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar . • Avoid cold water , ice creams, and pickle. • Take strepsils or sualiin (hamdard pharma) 1 tablet 3 times per day or slowly suck a piece of mulethi . • Doing gargles with lukewarm water it will reduce your pain . • Drink lukewarm water .
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My voice is decreasing day by day but their is no pain or no irritation in/out of my throat, what should I do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My voice is decreasing day by day but their is no pain or no irritation in/out of my throat, what should I do?
Do gargle with warm water thrice a day. Drink warm water also. take 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. Take plenty of water, avoid cold things, cold drinks. Oily foods.
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How to Deal With Insect Inside Ear

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB (Otorhinolaryngology) , MS - ENT , MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
How to Deal With Insect Inside Ear

It is that time of the year when insects are all around. Suddenly one feels a buzzing sound or an itchy feel in the ear. To your horror, one feels a live insect is in your ear, which can be extremely annoying and is like a nightmare. Insects often get stuck when they enter our ears as they cannot fly or crawl out. They try to find their way out and their movements inside our ears can be very uncomfortable, painful and can be itchy as well. Moreover, they can easily produce infection.

In this scenario, do not try to remove an insect with cotton swab, tweezers or hair clip as it will make the situation worse and can lodge the insect deeper into the ear canal, which can possibly damag the eardrum, leading to permanent hearing loss. If an individual is not certain about the potential harm taht can be caused by the insect in the ear, one should seek medical care immediately. Insects in the ear are common reasons for visits to doctor's clinic, especially in children.

If one suspects an insect in ear, one may experience pain, swelling, blood or crackling. One may even feel biting, stinging, hearing loss or dizziness. It is best to stay calm in this situation as being active may lodge the bug further in ear or cause it to move further back or cause serious damage to the sensitive eardrum

One way to try to remove a bug in ear is by tilting the ear toward the ground and attempt to wiggle the ear. Grasp the earlobe and give it a wiggle. If the bug is not too far into ear canal, it may fall out on its own. If the bug is still alive and is not too far inside of the ear canal, it may simply come out on its own. If one stays calm and keep objects including fingers away from ears, it is likely that the bug will find its way back out of ear.

One can also try to flush the ear with warm water with a dropper or a bulb syringe. This can be done by holding head upright and stretching the ear canal by pulling the outer ear and then putting a steady stream of warm water into ear. Tilt head to the side to drain out the ear. Do not try this if one suspects that ear drum has been ruptured to prevent additional damage.

To avoid stinging or eardrum rupture from scratching or biting , one may use a drop or two of mineral, baby, or olive oil inside your ear canal to kill the insect. Finally, visit an ENT specialist doctor as they can remove the insect by special suction devices. Post insect removal, one must look out for signs of infection as swelling, dizziness, hearing loss, fever, and pain. Finally follow up with ENT specialist or Otolaryngologist for the final opinion.

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I am having problem of sinus. My nose gets blocked after some time intervals. I have to use nasal spray to open it as it becomes difficult to breathe. What could be the cure or medicine for this.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Do steam inhalation 2-3 times daily with karvol plus inhalant capsule 2. Put otrivin nasal drop one thrice daily 3. Take a course of antibiotic after consulting doctor 4. If you are suffering from chronic sinusitis, take plain xray pns/ct scan of pns or nasal endoscopy after consulting ent specialist to confirm diagnosis 5. If you are having recurrent symptoms, you may have to undergo endoscopic sinus surgery.
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I am 42 years male. Having blood coming in spiting and from nose for past 2 months. Weight got lost 2kg Habits. Drinking and tobacco chewing for 15 Years. Please advise.

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
Is it continous bleeding from nose? and what is the amount of blood that comes out? you can use nasivion nasal drops 2-2-2-2.
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my son is 6 years old boy. Sometimes like once or twice he is getting blood from the nose. I consulted the child specialist and also an ENT .after checking him they said its normal for some child upto 15 years nothing will happen .but I want to know exact reason why? Please Can any doctor help me here?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
my son is 6 years old boy. Sometimes like once or twice he is getting blood from the nose. I consulted the child spec...
Sir, Since when he is bleeding from nose Is he on any medication Does he bleed a lot from wounds What is his BP Did he suffer from any medical illness Contact me for more information, questioning.
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I have a sour throat since 3 days and having cough, I have tries multiple home remedies but I have not got any results.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
I have a sour throat since 3 days and having cough, I have tries multiple home remedies but I have not got any results.
Take following medicines Spongia tosta 30 4pills to be sucked thrice a day for 1mth take plain water steam once a day avoid eating curd, icecreams, pickles, papad, citrus fruits, watermelon, green skin bananas, pineapple, strawberries, custard apple, guavas. Stop using mosquito repellants.
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I m suffering from nose blocking, feeling hard to breathe. Eyes are getting so tired and headache too. Help me. What can I do for this?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello If symptoms are sneezing, Running nose, blocked nose 1.Take proper rest/ lot of fluids 2. and Take proper home made diet. 3. Do Steam inhalation carefully by steam inhaler twice a day for 2-3 days You can take(If No drug allergy) : 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day Get check eyes for refractive error We need to go for ENT evaluation to rule out sinusitis Consult ENT doctor for further management
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Hello I get throat pain at night when I sleep and at morning when I woke up while chewing? What should be the problem and what should I do?

DORL, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Faridabad
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I get throat pain at night when I sleep and at morning when I woke up while chewing? What should be the probl...
This is due to throat dehydration, so keep yourself well hydrated with fruits salads and shakes, along with iron rich diet.
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I had my first intercourse on 5th midnight. I started bleeding after 6 hours of my first intercourse. It has been 2 days and I am changing two pads a day. My last periods were on 10th june to 14th june. I am confused whether it is my periods or vaginal bleeding. I felt a bit dizzy jst after sex when I tried to walk. So is there a possibility that I started bleeding internally that moment?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I had my first intercourse on 5th midnight. I started bleeding after 6 hours of my first intercourse. It has been 2 d...
If it is periods, the bleeding will be darker, with small pieces of clots. It will reduce in quantity by 50% on day 3. If it is bleeding due to injury after intercourse the blood will be bright red in colour and it will flow at constant rate. If it continues beyond the third day, see a gynecologist.
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I am a 24 years old female. My cough is persistent since many months. I also have asthma and sinusitis. Due to the cough I suffer from vomiting and can't eat food. What should I do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am a 24 years old female. My cough is persistent since many months. I also have asthma and sinusitis. Due to the co...
Hello, Yes, persistent cough many times lead to vomiting Kindly tell me 1.for how long your are having asthma and sinusitis? 2. What medicine you are taking for asthma and sinusitis? 3. also share recent reports I need to take complete history for further management
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I have cold and sore throat and I am pregnant, please advice what to do by natural way.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
I have cold and sore throat and I am pregnant, please advice what to do by natural way.
Hi you can do gargling with betadine or salt water three times in day. You can take steam inhalation also this both thing will help you if you do not want to take medicine. Thanks.
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Sir my name is suman age is 35 last 20 days to my right ear continuously sound I am go to ear doctor also he told ear nerves weak and he write a medicines stablanz-pv and neuromet for fifteen days I use 15 days continuous finish the tablets but did not any change whats the treatment for cure my problem sir.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir my name is suman age is 35 last 20 days to my right ear continuously sound I am go to ear doctor also he told ear...
It's called as tinnitus and many times it is not curable and so I will suggest you to go to that same doctor for follow up and get a confirmation
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My nose is not straight but down, which sometimes irritates me. Is there any way to make nose straight, like parrot nose? Please help me.

DORL, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Faridabad
My nose is not straight but down, which sometimes irritates me. Is there any way to make nose straight, like parrot n...
Yes plastic surgery is for you dear, this is very good surgery with less complications and good results in goood hands,
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Dear doctors I have very sore pain in muscle every time I workout at gym is it natural or something else?

Post Doctoral Research (Ph.D.) (A.M) (Oncology), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) - (Cine-Med Inc. USA)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Dear doctors I have very sore pain in muscle every time I workout at gym is it natural or something else?
Hi, soreness in muscle owing to excessive workout in gyms is common. I would advise you to relax and rest for a couple of days and not attempt any strenuous work outs till you feel better. Resume your exercises gradually without excessively straining/ stressing yourself. Do warm up with simple and light exercises before getting onto intensive ones. Should you have symptoms other than the ones mentioned, and ones that are debilitating and unbearable, do see a general physician in person for a clinical evaluation. Hope this helps. Take care and all the very best.
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