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Dr. Ramesh Babu

MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB (ENT)

ENT Specialist, Chennai

24 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
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Dr. Ramesh Babu MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB (ENT) ENT Specialist, Chennai
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Dr. Ramesh Babu is a trusted ENT Specialist in Kodambakkam, Chennai. He has been a successful ENT Specialist for the last 24 years. He has done MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB (ENT) . He is currently associated with Dr. K. Ramesh Babu's Clinc in Kodambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ramesh Babu on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Madras University - 1993
Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO) - dr mgr university - 1999
DNB (ENT) - National Board Of Examination - 2001

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Sir My name is nikhil. My age is 25. I have problem while walking little bit too much I feel like I am not getting breath properly. I feel pressure over my throat area. As if something is obstructing my breath. And I feel my body shakes from inside Actually it's happing from past 3 months. And I have also done MRI test it shows a spondylolisthesis at L5&S1 level and mild spondylosis without disc herniation, thecal sac.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Sir My name is nikhil. My age is 25. I have problem while walking little bit too much I feel like I am not getting br...
Homoeopathy has good treatment for your spondylosis, without causing adverse effects. Take homoeopathic medicine arsenicum alb 30 daily in the morning and in the evening and give feedback after 6 days.
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My Throat is paining and am not able eat food from two days .If I move my mouth it is paining please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My Throat is paining and am not able eat food from two days .If I move my mouth it is paining please help me.
1.Do betadine gargle 2-3 times daily 2.Avoid drinking cold water, have luke warm water, tea, coffee, hot soup 3.Take throat lozenges, 4.Give voice rest 5..Avoid smoking 6.If no relief you have to take antibiotic 7.Consult doctor for further advice
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Tinnitus me diet batayen. Cold water pina chahiye ki nahin. Cooler. A.c.me sleep kar sakte hain kyaaa.Plz reply.

ENT Specialist, Vijayawada
tinnitus-learn to live with it, u can take cold water if u r not allergic, u can sleep in cooler or ac away from direct flow.OK.
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I am suffering to swallow food and any eatables since last 7 months, but in between some time I feel everything was OK, when I think about it, it starts from that time, every time I feel coughing in my throat, tell me what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering to swallow food and any eatables since last 7 months, but in between some time I feel everything was O...
Get your self examined by a ENT doctor for further guidance and local examination and take cp velozD once before breakfast
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Hello, am 32 years old male and I hail from Kerala. I was working in India till 2014 and moved to UAE in 2015. I used to catch cold and get headache in winter season in India. And ever since I came here I get headache very frequently during winter season. If I walk in the park or place where cool breeze flowing I get headache and initially I didn't know what was the cause. When I told this to my sis in law, who is a qualified nurse, said it is sinusitis and advised me to take steam all the time. Although taking steam helps me lot I want a permanent cure for this. Because I have running nose almost round the year. When I start eat anything spicy mucus starts coming and I have to run for the tissue. It embarrasses me at times. So all these symptoms are just of sinusitis or something else? I have not consulted with any physician regarding this. Please advise.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
From your complaints it seems like sinussitis---myself is ahomoeopath and I will prescribe you medicines for 2 months and surely you will get marked relief from your headache and cold problem but you will have to follow homoeo treatment for 4-6 month- homoeopathic medicine r-49 drops (dr reckeweg) drink 20 drops 3 times daily in 20 ml fresh water lemna minor 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 5 drops direct on tongue 3 times daily in acute attacks take booume 27 or pollinosan drops (bioforce) hold 10 drops direct on tongue for 10 seconds and then swallow it. Repeat every 2-3 minutes till acute sneezing attack lasts. Report after 2 months.
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My wife aged about 76years. She is living in the room and due to old age does not go out. Recently, she has a running nose with sneezing, and little watery right eye. Can she take Bryonia-30 1 to 2 drops three times a day? Seeking homeopathy advise.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, don't give her bryonia. Give her allium cepa 30 ch, 2 drops twice a day and bc no. 05, 5 tabs thrice daily. Revert me after 5 days.
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I am 21 year old I losses blood from my nose during summer days sometimes it also happens sometime in winter as well what should I do?

MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Aurangabad
Hello adi. It may occur due to dryness of the nose, causing bleeding from the small blood vessels from anterior inferior part of nasal septum. You may use saline nasal drops & liquid paraffin nasal drops to prevent dryness of the nose, after ent physicians advice. If the symptoms remain persistent / severe, then consider for nasal endoscopy and cauterization of bleeding vessels.
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Sir I am facing strange problem from past 10 days in my ear. I always felt a suu. Like sound in my ears from past 10 days. What is the reason behind that and what should I do to cure it? ThANK You.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir I am facing strange problem from past 10 days in my ear. I always felt a suu. Like sound in my ears from past 10 ...
We call it as tinnitus and as its recently started kindly contact a ENT doctor for treatment otherwise it can remain with you life long
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Can't Kick Your Sinus Infection? This Can Help

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh

1. Relieve sinusitis: when the air is too dry, sinuses don't drain and function properly. According to many ent experts, adding humidity to the air is generally good for sinus health especially if you're regularly suffering from congestion and sinusitis.

2. Heal faster: whether it be a cold, asthma, or allergies, a humidifier keeps your nasal passages lubricated, which helps speed up the healing process when you're under the weather. For people with bad allergies, there are humidifiers that are specially designed to purify the air as well.

3. No more nosebleeds: another reason keeping your nasal passages moist and lubricated is essential is to prevent nosebleeds. If you're regularly experiencing nosebleeds due to your dry climate, it's worth a try. Many people have found that it makes a huge difference.

4. Alleviate snoring: the moisture from a humidifier keeps the throat from drying out and relieves the intensity of that annoying snoring sound. If you or your partner is a snorer, the added bonus is that (at least) one of you will be sleeping more soundly.

5. Support beautiful skin: soothe dry skin by sleeping with a humidifier on through the night. In the morning, you'll notice not only that your face looks more supple but also that your hands and lips don't feel dry and dehydrated.

Before you go out and purchase one, learn about the differences between warm and cool-mist humidifiers.

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I am getting fever frequently, snoring will be there for a week. It starts, if I drink cold water, or if I eat oily food. Cold and fever starts with throat infection.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am getting fever frequently, snoring will be there for a week. It starts, if I drink cold water, or if I eat oily f...
For fever take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and For cold take tablet cetrizine at night and take cp amoxicillin 500 mg 1-1 for five days and Take a flow of steam (of plain water only ) over the forehead through a crescent steam inhaler, eight hourly
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Dear Doctor, I am 37 years old male 66 kgs. From last few months I am not able to sleep straight or right side. If I am trying to do the same then shortly a kind of Snoring (more like Humming sound) starts I initial sleep and I awake. However there is no problem on left side sleep. My question is "Is it anything can be congestion related problem? Or what it can be?

MBBS
General Physician, Nainital
Dear Doctor, I am 37 years old male 66 kgs. From last few months I am not able to sleep straight or right side. If I ...
U know your treatment. Please sleep on left side And enjoy you sleep. There is hardly any solid treatment of snoring, except lot of tests. U will never reach to a conclusion.
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I suffer from sore throat followed by head heaviness quite often. ENT doc has detected nasal turbinate hypertrophy and deviated septum and suggested coblation turbinate reduction procedure. Can this problem cause throat issues and is such procedure effective. Kindly advice.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I suffer from sore throat followed by head heaviness quite often. ENT doc has detected nasal turbinate hypertrophy an...
Sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes it painful to swallow. Like colds, the vast majority of sore throats are caused by viral infections. This meansmost sore throats will NOT respond to antibiotics. Many people have a mild sore throat at the beginning of every cold. When the nose or sinuses become infected, drainage can run down the back of the throat and irritate it, especially at night. Or, the throat itself can be infected. Strep throat is the most common bacterial cause of sore throat Chronic sore throat can be quite discomforting as it can be a source of perpetual irritation or pain in a person’s throat. It is a chronic infection of the throat characterized by a constant irritation in the throat, with or without pain, and may be associated with hoarseness of voice in some patients. Homeopathic remedies promise a safe and successful recovery and relief from this condition as they address not just the symptoms of soreness but also its underlying factors. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance
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Hi doctor I am having problem with my voice. I am 19 when I speak to someone over the phone or in person, I always hear them saying" what" can you speak again". May be thats because my voice is not loud enough and clear. Also when I hang out with my friends as we laugh out loud so much, gossip so much, then at the end of day my throat feels like coughing. Is there any yoga/ exercise/ food to make it correct?

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Delhi
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I am having problem with my voice.
I am 19 when I speak to someone over the phone or in person, I always he...
Hi, my advise to you to go for a voice evaluation by an speech therapist. But I can suggest some methods you can follow it. First you need to drink plenty of water during your conversation, do not whisper or clear your throat regularly, voice rest is must, avoid smooky area, caffeinated products, do not eat spicy foods.
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Sinusitis: Management and Prevention

MBBS, Fellowship In Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Tumkur
Sinusitis: Management and Prevention

Sinusitis: Management and Prevention

Sinusitis is infl ammation of the mucous membranes lining one or more of the paranasal sinuses. The various presentations are as folllows:
● acute sinusitis: infection lasting less than 30 days, with complete resolution of symptoms
● subacute infection: lasts from 30 to 90 days, with complete resolution of symptoms
● recurrent acute infection: episodes of acute infection lasting less than 30 days, with resolution of symptoms, which

Recur at intervals of at least 10 days apart
● chronic sinusitis: infl ammation lasting more than 90 days, with persistent upper respiratory symptoms
● acute bacterial sinusitis superimposed on chronic sinusitis:

New symptoms that occur in patients with residual symptoms from prior infection (s). With treatment, the new symptoms resolve but the residual ones do not.
Physical findings and clinical presentation
● patients often give a history of a recent upper respiratory illness with some improvement, then a relapse.
● mucopurulent secretions in the nasal passage
● purulent nasal and postnasal discharge lasting more than 7 to 10 days
● facial tightness, pressure, or pain
● nasal obstruction
● headache
● decreased sense of smell
● purulent pharyngeal secretions, brought up with cough, often worse at night
● erythema, swelling, and tenderness over the infected sinus in a small proportion of patients
● diagnosis cannot be excluded by the absence of such findings.
● these fi ndings are not common, and do not correlate with number of positive sinus aspirates.
● intermittent low-grade fever in about one half of adults with acute bacterial sinusitis
● toothache is a common complaint when the maxillary sinus is involved.
● periorbital cellulitis and excessive tearing with ethmoid sinusitis
● orbital extension of infection: chemosis, proptosis, impaired extraocular movements.

Characteristics of acute sinusitis in children with upper respiratory tract infections:
● persistence of symptoms
● cough
● bad breath
● symptoms of chronic sinusitis (may or may not be present)
● nasal or postnasal discharge
● fever
● facial pain or pressure
● headache
● nosocomial sinusitis is typically seen in patients with nasogastric tubes or nasotracheal intubation.

Cause
● each of the four paranasal sinuses is connected to the nasal cavity by narrow tubes (ostia), 1 to 3 mm in diameter; these drain directly into the nose through the turbinates. The sinuses are lined with a ciliated mucous membrane (mucoperiosteum).
● acute viral infection
● infection with the common cold or infl uenza
● mucosal edema and sinus infl ammation
● decreased drainage of thick secretions, obstruction of the sinus ostia
● subsequent entrapment of bacteria

A. Multiplication of bacteria
B. Secondary bacterial infection

Other predisposing factors
● tumors
● polyps
● foreign bodies
● congenital choanal atresia
● other entities that cause obstruction of sinus drainage
● allergies
● asthma
● dental infections lead to maxillary sinusitis.
● viruses recovered alone or in combination with bacteria (in 16% of cases):
● rhinovirus
● coronavirus
● adenovirus
● parainfluenza virus
● respiratory syncytial virus
● the principal bacterial pathogens in sinusitis are streptococcus pneumoniae, nontypeable haemophilus influenzae, and moraxella catarrhalis.
● in the remainder of cases, fi ndings include streptococcus pyogenes, staphylococcus aureus, alpha-hemolytic streptococci, and mixed anaerobic infections (peptostreptococcus, fusobacterium, bacteroides, prevotella).

Infection is polymicrobial in about one third of cases.
● anaerobic infections seen more often in cases of chronic sinusitis and in cases associated with dental infection; anaerobes are unlikely pathogens in sinusitis in children.
● fungal pathogens are isolated with increasing frequency in immunocompromised patients but remain uncommon
Pathogens in the paranasal sinuses. Fungal pathogens include aspergillus, pseudallescheria, sporothrix, phaeohyphomycoses, zygomycetes.
● nosocomial infections occur in patients with nasogastric tubes, nasotracheal intubation, cystic fi brosis, or those who are immunocompromised.
● s. Aureus
● pseudomonas aeruginosa
● klebsiella pneumoniae
● enterobacter spp.
● proteus mirabilis

Organisms typically isolated in chronic sinusitis:
● s. Aureus
● s. Pneumoniae
● h. Infl uenzae
● p. Aeruginosa
● anaerobes

Differential diagnosis
● migraine headache
● cluster headache
● dental infection
● trigeminal neuralgia

Workup
● water’s projection: sinus radiograph
● ct scan
● much more sensitive than plain radiographs in detecting acute changes and disease in the sinuses
● recommended for patients requiring surgical intervention, including sinus aspiration; it is a useful adjunct to
 

Guide therapy:
● transillumination
● used for diagnosis of frontal and maxillary sinusitis
● place transilluminator in the mouth or against cheek to assess maxillary sinuses, and under the medial aspect of the supraorbital ridge to assess frontal sinuses.
● absence of light transmission indicates that sinus is filled with fluid.
● dullness (decreased light transmission) is less helpful in diagnosing infection.
● endoscopy
● used to visualize secretions coming from the ostia of infected sinuses
● culture collection via endoscopy often contaminated by nasal flora; not nearly as good as sinus puncture
● sinus puncture
● gold standard for collecting sinus cultures
● generally reserved for treatment failures, suspected intracranial extension, nosocomial sinusitis.

Treatment Nonpharmacologic therapy
● sinus drainage
● nasal vasoconstrictors, such as phenylephrine nose drops, 0.25% or 0.5%

● topical decongestants should not be used for more than a few days because of the risk of rebound congestion.
● systemic decongestants
● nasal or systemic corticosteroids, such as nasal beclomethasone, short-course oral prednisone
● nasal irrigation, with hypertonic or normal saline (saline may act as a mild vasoconstrictor of nasal blood fl ow)
● use of antihistamines has no proved benefi t, and the drying effect on the mucous membranes may cause crusting,

Which blocks the ostia, thus interfering with sinus drainage.
● analgesics, antipyretics.

Antimicrobial therapy
● most cases of acute sinusitis have a viral cause and will resolve within 2 weeks without antibiotics.
● current treatment recommendations favor symptomatic treatment for those with mild symptoms.
● antibiotics should be reserved for those with moderate to severe symptoms who meet the criteria for diagnosis of

Bacterial sinusitis.

● antibiotic therapy is usually empirical, targeting the common pathogens.
● first-line antibiotics include amoxicillin, tmp-smz.
● second-line antibiotics include clarithromycin, azithromycin, amoxicillin-clavulanate, cefuroxime axetil, loracarbef, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin.
● for patients with uncomplicated acute sinusitis, the less expensive first-line agents appear to be as effective as the

Costlier second-line agents.

Surgery
● surgical drainage indicated
● if intracranial or orbital complications suspected
● for many cases of frontal and sphenoid sinusitis
● for chronic sinusitis recalcitrant to medical therapy
● surgical débridement imperative for treatment of fungal sinusitis

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My name is Bhavin Shah. 26 year. I have Throat problem and I try salt water gargling, Plenty of water drink. But still I have pain. So what can I do? Reply me.

DORL, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Faridabad
My name is Bhavin Shah. 26 year. I have Throat problem and I try salt water gargling, Plenty of water drink. But stil...
No dear salt water gargling is not recommended as throat pain is due to dryness in the mouth and this is due to the lack of hydration in your mouth, saliva and mucus which is protective layer in mouth helps you to keep mouth mucosa wet and healthy, if this get dries than bacteria gets space to enter your body, and you start getting repeatedly the cold and throat pain, do keep yourself hydrated with fresh fruits, shakes, lemon juice of honey, melon, water melon, salads, and milk products like curds lassie, cofffee hot and cold.
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I m 22 years male I m having throat problem I can not speak clearly and at night its pains what should I do?

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
I m 22 years male I m having throat problem I can not speak clearly and at night its pains what should I do?
Strictly avoid all junks, chillies, oily -spicy food, pickles if you r eating, drink lots of water, juices or daily have fresh fruits. You may chew mulethi. Drink milk+haldi (1 tsf) at night. Saline gargles would also be helpful.
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I have allergy to blocked nose and runny nose very frequently for long time. Then I take some medicine like cetrizine then get relief some time again same problem. Please suggest permanent solution.

MBBS
ENT Specialist, Navi Mumbai
I have allergy to blocked nose and runny nose very frequently for long time. Then I take some medicine like cetrizine...
There are 2 things which should be taken into consideration. One is allergy n other is blocked nose. Allergy is your body s own response to an allergen. Identify allergen (dust, mite,fungus, fumes,smoke, grass, pollens,animal dander etc etx .start using mask when going outside. Consult a good ENT surgeon n get prescribed anti allergic nasal spray and tablets. If no relief after a decent 3-6 months course go for allergic testing and start SLIT (sublingual immunotherapy ). Second is blocked nose: if its due to allergy you will get relief by above. If its due to anatomical reasons like septal deviation or turbinate hypertrophy or polyp/nasal mass etc then surgery will help. Hope this helps. Take steam daily take Care.
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I had a very sore throat yesterday with no phlegm. Today, my throat is less sore but now with a little phlegm (mucus). What medication should I be taking ?

MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Gandhinagar
I had a very sore throat yesterday with no phlegm. Today, my throat is less sore but now with a little phlegm (mucus)...
Pain in throat may be due to Allergy cum infection in throat. Through examination of throat is required. If required after taking throat swab for culture and sensitivity, accordingly antibiotics and Antihistamincs , Analgesics can be given.
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