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Dr. Ravi Shankar

ENT Specialist, Chennai

Dr. Ravi Shankar ENT Specialist, Chennai
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Dr. Ravi Shankar is a renowned ENT Specialist in Ambikapuram, Chennai. He is currently practising at Chennai Medical Centre in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ravi Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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Ear Pain - Can it Be a Sign of Infection?

MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Nagpur
Ear Pain - Can it Be a Sign of Infection?

Ear infection is a disorder which can either be viral or bacterial, affecting one’s middle ear the most. This disorder is painful as fluid accumulates in the ear leading to inflammation. Infections of the ear can either be chronic or acute in nature, the damage is more prominent in case of chronic infections. Acute ear infections can be painful but they usually fade away in a few days’ time.

Symptoms
In case of an ear infection, you will experience pain in the ear. A pressure may develop in the ear accompanied by drainage of pus from the ears. Some severe cases might also lead to loss of hearing, be it temporary or permanent. The symptoms of ear infection may develop and affect both the ears. Fever during ear infections is another common auxiliary condition.

Causes
Ear infections tend to occur when the Eustachian tubes in the ear get blocked as a result of fluid accumulation in the ear. The Eustachian tubes can get blocked due to the following reasons –

  1. Being affected by allergies
  2. Conditions such as cold can lead to ear infection
  3. Problems in the sinuses
  4. Excessive smoking
  5. Infected adenoid glands

In addition to the causes, there are certain risk factors which can make one prone to ear infections, some of them being:

  1. Narrow Eustachian tubes in children increase the risks of ear infections
  2. Changes in climate and altitude
  3. Second hand exposure to cigarette smoke

Treatment
For mild symptoms, simple home remedies will suffice. A warm compress on the affected area can reduce the pain. Taking pain relieving medications such as ibuprofen can also help in reducing pain. For moderate symptoms, antibiotics may be required to treat the bacterial infection.
If other treatments do not work, then surgery may be required. Usually tubes are inserted in the ear to drain the accumulated fluid. If it involves the adenoid glands, then surgical removal of the adenoid glands may be required. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ent-specialist.

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I am suffering from acute throat pain last few days sometimes its combined with ear pain I smoke since 15 years but last 3 years have reduced to 2 or 3 a day I took Althrocin 500mg for 3 days it was ok but again on irregular intervals I am getting pain.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
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 /me for further advice
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Right side of head lower portion above ear feels heavy and veins feels pulsation and in my neck had pain since February 2016.

DORL, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Faridabad
Both of these are different disease processes as such, neck pains are due to cervical muscles strain due to wrong positioning while sleeping as at your age cervical spondylosis is not common, and secondly head pain is partial type of migraine
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I suffer from sinusitis. Is surgery the only way to cure this problem? If not, how can I cure sinusitis?

MBBS, PG Diploma In Emergency Trauma Care, Fellowship in Diabetes
General Physician, Delhi
There are many options to cure sinusitis. Surgery is the last option. First get ncct - coronal and axonal done. Depending on the reports of ncct, it will be decided if you need medical treatment or surgical treatment.
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I get pain in my eye and eye lid. Once it starts paining it goes further to my head travelling to the behind of my ear. I've said its mild sinus and there is no medication for this. I've stopped having all cold things, but still suffer with this even in days time without straining myself.

B.H.M.S
Homeopath, Patna
1. Artemesia 30 one drop twice daily. For 7 days. Left eye /right eye. Please give detailes in 24 hour after taking the remedy.
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Meri problem hai ki mere gale me pichle about 15 mahine se halki sinti jaisi awaazaati hai jiske wazah se mai sbse zyada preshaan hu. Aur khis khis bhi rehti hai. Jiske wazah se gahari saans leni paditi hai kyuki in problem k wazah se saans lene aur bolne mai dikkat hoti hai.

MBBS
General Physician,
App ki sans ko problem chronic bronchitis wayza sayed ho raha hai aap nazdiky koi medical specialist ko dekhaya ga woh appko examine karke elaj ka.
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Am getting through a severe throat infection from last night . Even though trailing with gargling and hot water treatment I couldn't get it right . Please help me out from this.

MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
You maybe suffering from pharyngitis. You need to avoid the cause of your allergies and also take anti allergy medications. Please consult for prescription. If you have an infection and have fever you will need to do a course of antibiotics. For now do warm saline gargle and steam inhalation 3 times a day.
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I am suffer from tinnitus for past 1 year I take many medicines but didn't any relief can recommend any medicine by you.

MBBS, MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Ahmedabad
Tinnitus is very annoying condition arising due to many causes. Most of the causes are not serious. It needs to be investigated thoroughly. First complete examination by ent surgeon is must. Then investigations like audiometry and impedance audiometry are done and depanding on outcome treatment is planned or sometimes further investigations also may be needed.
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I have swollen throat. I am taking homepathic medicine for last two days. But things are getting worse. Could you please suggest any medicine for relaxing the throat ?

ARCD in Critical Care
Unani Specialist, Delhi
nise 100 mg twice a day montemac fx once a day betadine gargles twice a day all medicine up to three days n ull recover very fast

I have suffering from 3 years ago From my nose water in yellow color it comes every day and headache! I have met with many doctors but no change occurred! I have paid lot of money! Please help me. I am studying inter 1st year on 2nd mar on wards my exams are starting so I cont write exam because of headache!

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hello Asif, Seems like you have some allergic rhinitis due to which you are getting the watery nose and in turn the headache. You can take Homeopathic Kali Bichromicum 200, 4 pills three times a day till your exam ends. After that I would suggest you take a proper course of homeopathic medicines which will require me to know a bit more about your condition and about you as a person. Till then these medicines will help you a lot.All the best for your exam. May you succeed with flying colors.
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Why I feel so dizzy when I get up from the bed after a long time. It feels like m going to faint.

DORL, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Faridabad
Humming sound, whistling and giddiness are the problems which are getting in people are very commom thesse days, these get complicated when they are not taken care of at proper time whistling or buzzing in the ear is getting commoner these days in people of all ages. Most common causes is wax or any object in the ear, after getting your ears clean these gets over. But if ears are already clean than this is worrisome. Common causes which are responsible are high cholesterol diet, alcohol, smoking, loud noises, cervical spondylosis, trauma (self or inflicted) over the ears. If this is the situation than report to your ent doctor immediately tinnitus is basically due to hampered blood supply to ears due to which ears start dying. As this process starts a person starts hearing noises. When a person starts hearing noises then it is already late diagnosis as these noises gets heard by someone when they are of 40 db intensity, below that threshold these noises are not heard. So it is already to late and the damage has become permanent. Problem with these noises are that we can control at what level person goes to his specialist otherwise these noises keep on increasing and can give you headache frustration and depression. Now a days tinnitus maskers are available which help you to lead your life peacefully.
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I am having a problem of burning effect in my throat. What should I do? Also I feel allergic to cold food items.

BHMS
Homeopath, Jaipur
Take homeopathy remedy psorinum 1m 1dose only. Another day start with 2medicines ars alb 305drops 3times, belladonna 305drops 3 times.
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I want to remove my wisdom tooth as there is cavity. I want to know that is there any hearing will be effected aftr making it removed. I have heard it effects ear.

MS - ENT, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Bangalore
Wisdom tooth removal doesn't affect your hearing. Get it removed by a good omfs doctor.(oral and maxillofacial surgeon)
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What should I do when someone snores badly at night and I can't do anything about it. Please guide me some medicine.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
These are some methods & instruction for relief in snoring: • Exercise daily and running, jogging. Do long breathing exercise pranayam daily. • Clear nasal passage (nose) before sleeping. You can take steam for 2 - 3 minutes to clear the passage. • Change your sleeping position, elevate your pillow slightly while sleeping. • Sleep on a side not on back. • Avoid smoking and excess drinking alcohol. Do not take sedative medicines. • You can do some throat exercises. Repeat these vowel a, e, i, o, you loudly three minutes few times in a day. Place your tongue tip behind your teeth and move backward three times in a day. Move your jaw in left side with open mouth for 30 seconds and in right side for 30 seconds. • You can also try for anti snoring mouth appliance.
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I am 66 years old suffering from sinus for the last so many years, it mostly happens in climate change but now since last year i am feeling it continuously and cough everytime when it falls on my throat. Please advise me.

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
Tab.Cefuroxime 500 mg twice a day for 1 week Tab.Allegra-M daily 1 at bed time and Flomist nasal spray 2 puffs twice a day along with that steam inhalation twice a day for 2 weeks. After that get a CT scan done to find out any underlying patholgy.
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Kafi Dino se meri nàak bahut khusk h or hath lgane pr drd bhi hota h nariyl tel lga k dekh chuki hu kuch aaram nhi LG rha.Please tell.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
There must be some local infection or abrasions and swelling because of excessive dryness apply neosporin cream twice a day and avoid touching your nose.
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I am 42 years old and I am suffering from blocked ears and pain in throat since 3 days. I feel tired and pain in body and little fever also. Please help.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Mr. Divesh, Do you have any cold. As.a first aid, I advice you to take tab.Dolo 650mg 1 tab for fever or body pain, 3 times per day if necessary. Do you have back pain, eye pain, joint pains, skin rashes, any bleeding. Drink plenty of water Use Nasivion.nasal spray( Adult), 3times 0 per day for 5days. Get back to me with details for further advice.
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