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Dr. Shanmuga Ashok

ENT Specialist, Chennai

Dr. Shanmuga Ashok ENT Specialist, Chennai
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How to Treat Acute Mastoiditis?

MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Delhi
How to Treat Acute Mastoiditis?

The infection of the bone of the ear is Mastoiditis. This may be an acute infection needing hospitalisation and injectable drugs or may be in the form of slow bone eroding processes like cholesteatoma.

Let us learn more about this condition and its treatment

Understanding the mastoid bone: The mastoid bone is made up of air sacs and it looks a lot like a sponge. In this sense, it is different from the other bones that can be found in the human body. In order to function properly, this bone requires air from the other parts of the ear, including the Eustachain Tube which connects the middle part of the ear with the portion that lies at the back of the throat. If this tube gets infected due to any reason, the infection and bacteria can also travel to the Mastoid bone, leading to an infection in this area. Another form of the infection starts from the ear drum and a slowly progressive bone eroding process starts which spreads into the air sacs and can potentially spread to the brain.

Symptoms: Acute mastoiditis will present with earache, ear discharge and onset of fever and chills, as well as redness and inflammation behind the ear. Pain in the ear may be experienced along with headaches and swelling that may be experienced behind the eyes. At the very earliest sign, these symptoms must be reported to an ENT or ear throat nose specialist so that the treatment can happen at the earliest. Chronic mastoiditis may be due to repeated infections and bone eroding cholesteatoma which presents with repeated episodes of ear discharge which may be foul smelling and may even have blood.

Diagnosis: The diagnosis is mostly made on ear examination and may involve imaging tests like a CT scan as well as an MRI scan of the head and the ear. A simple X-ray of the mastoids can help in detecting the severity of the infection, and it spread.

Treatment: After diagnosing the problem with imaging tests as well as a detailed ear examination, the doctor will usually start the treatment by admitting the patient in the hospital. Antibiotic medication will be administered through intravenous methods, after which oral antibiotics will be prescribed for many days after the patient has been discharged from the hospital. Surgery may be required if the infection has not cleared up even after the use of antibiotics and is also done in cases of bone erosion. This surgery will be done to drain the infected fluid from the ear and remove a part of this Mastoid bone. Complications like facial paralysis and vertigo need to be discussed with the surgeon before the surgery.

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I am 20 years old. I'm suffering with ear ache from 1 week. How to get rid of this problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 20 years old. I'm suffering with ear ache from 1 week. How to get rid of this problem.
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and if necessary after local examination we should start with antibiotics
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I usually suffer from pain in throat with the change in climate please suggest me a cure.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I usually suffer from pain in throat with the change in climate please suggest me a cure.
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 after consulting doctor.
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Sir I have tonsils from past 5 days I ve tried medicine but its not working what should I do?

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 6..Avoid smoking 7.If no relief you have to take antibiotic 8.Consult doctor /me for further advice
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Help me to get some medication for soar throat and irritation. .I am having fever also 100 degree c

MD - General Medicine, MBBS
General Physician,
If this sore throat is of only a short duration, it is usually due to a viral infection. You don't need any antibiotics, some anti allergic medications like certirizine, saltwater gargling and some rest should get you cured in 2 days. If doesn't get resolved in 2 days think of taking antibiotics.
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Iam 20years old. I often suffer from breathing problem like I feel hard to breath and nose are blocked slightly, also get headache like head Heavy feeling.

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Jabalpur
Iam 20years old. I often suffer from breathing problem like I feel hard to breath and nose are blocked slightly, also...
Possibilities of allergic respiratory disorders (asthma & allergic rhinitis) are there in your cases, associated with sinusitis causing the frequent head aches.
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How to recognise sinus? I have a problem. If I get sneeze anytime that will not stop and sneezes will come continuously for some 10 mins. Pls help me what to do for this. Will this take under sinus?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day..1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep...avoid milk...cold drinks....take hot water steam....
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I had pimple marks and some inflammation on nose. Apart from some medicine, my doctor advised me to apply elocon cream to apply on nose. After reading a little about this, I am little suspicious. Please suggest.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I had pimple marks and some inflammation on nose. Apart from some medicine, my doctor advised me to apply elocon crea...
Pimples/ acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin disease which develops due to blocking of the hair follicles in skin. For pimples and to remove scars take following med. Berberis aquifolium q. X 14 days 20 drops twice in water. Use berberis aquifolium oin any company also drink plenty water. Have green vegetables. Stop oily food. Avoid night watching. Wash face with medimix soap 2/3 times per day. Contact me after 2 weeks.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sore throat/cough-home remedies

Sore throat, though painful, lasts only for a few days. Sometimes
It is accompanied or followed by dry cough. Most of us get it
Treated with antibiotics and painkillers which is normally
Unnecessary. It is mostly self limiting and may go away in a few
Days. Yet, it is not something to be left untreated. And most
Certainly, you ought to get medical attention if it is recurrent.

Some causes

# airborne allergens
# upper respiratory infections
# asthma
# dry air
# sinus infection
# other infections like laryngitis or pharyngitis
# post nasal drip
# gerd/acid reflux
# smoking


A few days of home treatment can help if the sore throat is not
Characterised by fever or other symptoms.
1. Gargle! one cup of lukewarm water with one teaspoon of salt and
A pinch of turmeric would make an excellent gargle to soothe sore
Throat. Do this at least 3 times a day.
2. Ginger tea with honey.
3. A tea prepared with lemon can also help.
4. Chamomile tea is relieving.
5. Broths (vegetable or chicken) are good.
6. A lot of warm fluids should be taken.
7. In the case of allergens, recognize the allergen and stay away
From it. Use a humidifier or air conditioner.
8. Stay away from second hand smoke, caffeine and alcohol.
9. Elevate the head with pillows at night.
10. Licorice, thyme, peppermint, eucalyptus oil are some other
Herbs used for home treatment.
11. Cough lozenges and cough suppressants can help with pain.
12. Take rest (voice included).

In the case of severe throat pain with fever and swollen lymph
Nodes you will need to consult me privately.

I am a 18 years old lad suffering from cold and throat pain fro early morning today, I gurgeled several time and took crocin tablet. Bt its paining in my neck till now.

D.N.B, D.L.O
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Bangalore
I am a 18 years old lad suffering from cold and throat pain fro early morning today, I gurgeled several time and took...
Hi continue doing gargling it will take some time to reduce as it might be a viral infection. Can take levocitrizen for cold once in night for 5 days. Take aceclo- paracetamol combination for pain. Do steam inhalation also. If nose is blocked can use nasal decongestant drops also. If still pain not reduced do consult. Take care.
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I had snoring because hevy fat in my throat. How can I reduce fat without operation. So many doctors told if can take operation. It is not success.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), PGDHHM
General Physician, Ganderbal
I had snoring because hevy fat in my throat. How can I reduce fat without operation. So many doctors told if can take...
Hello I can understand your problem.. Take honey 1tsf warm water 1glass lemon 1/2 zeera 1 pinch add all together and take it early in the morning before breakfast. Hope you follow this regular upto 3 months. Thanks.
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Dear, sir my question is a one day driving time in suddenly my accident by car so my hed and nose Boone s are go in to out so some some time here a panning. Pls sir give your salutation. Thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and we have to examine the damage to your face for further guidance.
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I am having problem in my throat when ever I drink slight cold water also my throat make me suffer. I have tonsils I hope so, even now when I drink normal water also my throat is paining. Please help me out.

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
I am having problem in my throat when ever I drink slight cold water also my throat make me suffer. I have tonsils I ...
Hi , sore throat is usually accompanied by pain. Here are a few steps that you may follow in general to either cure or avoid getting sore throat. Try avoiding constipation by all means. (a) healthy & balanced diet with focus on fresh fruits/ leafy greens. Bittergourd is known to help in this condition. Fresh pineapple juice is beneficial too unless you are allergic to it. However, avoid yellow banana for it is likely to trigger allergy. (b) consume flesh foods in moderation. (c) take plenty of water daily and stay hydrated. (d) regularize life style, reduce stress/ strain and stay relaxed and focused. (e) protect yourself from intense heat/ cold air. (f) do not take extremely hot/ cold/ spicy/ sour drinks as well as foods. (g) warm saline gargling 2 - 3 times daily. (h) gargle made of tulsi, cinnamon, turmeric or fenugreek seeds and honey are also beneficial. (i) avoid overcrowded places. Hope the above-mentioned shall help. You may still connect with me in private to discuss and come up with a treatment plan that suits you in particular. All the very best.
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I am having ablation in throat since last 2 days it feels like something ruptured inside it please prescribe me the cure for it

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
You have only told about the problems. You did not mention a few thins like disease of your parents and occurances of diseases in your childhood. Anyway \you can take Arg-Met 6th. Power, 3 doses (5-6 globs) in consequtive morning. You will be definitely cured.
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My father is 45 years old. He is having infection in his throat which is painful. Which doctor should I consult?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
My father is 45 years old. He is having infection in his throat which is painful. Which doctor should I consult?
Please give him Belladonna - 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for two days. Revert back after two days with feedback.
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My throat is very sensitive. I usually get soar throat every time I may drink cold or some fruit from the lime family. This is unusual as I fall sick more than my children. What can you suggest?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
My throat is very sensitive. I usually get soar throat every time I may drink cold or some fruit from the lime family...
You probably have more sensitivity to cold and citrus family of fruits so it's better to avoid their consumption rather than getting sick again and again also do warm water saline gargles immediately after you eat these things in case you eat them.
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Hi. I m 21/male have a chest pain since 12 months and I have consulted pulmonary doctor one month back he gave me some medicines and during course I did no feel any pain but after course I started having same pain as earlier. Is it a heart pain or lungs pain and I do get pain on upper abdomen and left side chest pain after I eat heavy meal. I have pain sinusitis and I smoke regulalry

BHMS
Homeopath, Gandhinagar
Hi. I m 21/male have a chest pain since 12 months and I have consulted pulmonary doctor one month back he gave me som...
First of all avoid fatty food probably it's due to indignation. Properly chew the food. Avoid water after meal for an hour. Take small quantity of water at small interval. Take salad in your meal.
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Sir my age is 24. Height 5.11 ft.weight 76 kg. Sir since 1 year I am having numbness and tingling in whole body in increasing frequency. Bone and muscle pain in whole body including mouth. Inflammation in the body. Chest and abdomen enlargement. Rapid ,excessive and new hair growth on whole body. My body is weakening day by day. I am noticing reduction in my testicle size day by day. They are now almond size. Sir I had habit of masturbating 5 times daily since the age of 18 but I left it one year ago. 2 month after leaving I started suffering from many problems. I also go frequent urination since the problem has started. My urine has a very bad odour .so my penis odour also become very bad. Sir I had my testicular ultrasound showing right testis 2.6*1.6 cms and left 2.5*1.6 cms.epidydimal cyst of 5 mm and mild varicocele of 2.2 mm.my abdominal ct with contrast shows left renal calculus of 5 mm. Brain mri shows maxillary nasal polyps. Neck Xray shows C2 and C3 segmentation incomplete. My vitamin b12 is 185pg/ml. My vitamin d is reducing every time I go for report .now it is 70. My total testosterone is 2.73 ng/ml. And free is 21. 3pg/ml. Estradiol is 28. 3pg/ml. Cortisol is 234 ng/ml. No doctor is unable to understand why I am weakening day by day?

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Lucknow
Sir my age is 24. Height 5.11 ft.weight 76 kg. Sir since 1 year I am having numbness and tingling in whole body in in...
You may consult an endocrinologist as there may be underlying hormonal problems. An orthopaedic doctor for body pains to rule out or diagnose fibromyalgia, arthritic or autoimmune conditions. Theres nothing to worry, you visit a medical college nearby where these specialties are there. Its needs some time to arrive at a correct diagnosis, and multiple tests, follow-up is needed under experts. On the whole, it is manageable. Be assured.
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I have sinus problems like nose checkup, throat infection, head he etc as I am service engineer I travel a lot across India during climate change I suffer from this problems kindly suggest me best solution.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Can be allergic rhinitis. Allergy screening blood test to confirm. Can try antihistamine and inhaled nasal steroid.
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