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Dr. V.Shankar Kumar

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Chennai

400 at clinic
Dr. V.Shankar Kumar Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Chennai
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. V.Shankar Kumar is an experienced Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist in R A Puram, Chennai. He is currently practising at Nova Ivi Fertility in R A Puram, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. V.Shankar Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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I am 18 years old having severe throat pain and headache and vomiting session and body hot. Please advise.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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I am 18 years old having severe throat pain and headache and vomiting session and body hot. Please advise.
You can start with pantodac dsr twice a day and tab. Dolo 6501-0-1 for 1 week. Tab augmentin 625 mg1-0-1 for 1 week.

Blocked nose, Sinusitis, Respiratory allergies-solutions without over the counter Medicines.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician
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Respiratory allergies are aggravated during a change of season and it is rampant during Feb and march in and around Delhi/ NCR. Allergies are aggravated by gas, bloating and are accompanied by dry skin, dry throat, cough, sneezing and wheezing. When allergy strikes, phlegm (balgam) blocks the nose and sinuses. Allergy may or may not be accompanied by fever but body ache is for sure. Normally for this type of low-grade fever antibiotics are not required but these allergies are not self-limiting like the flu with which it can be confused. Stress is another factor that aggravates the allergic effects. Ginger helps, so does honey and black pepper and cinnamon but on top of the list is steam to inhale, steam is antiseptic too, remember your doctor sterilizing instruments by autoclave which is based on the formula of a pressure cooker-lots of a stem is generated and everything (except plastic) including clothes and drapes get sterilized. Take a handy covered vessel like the one used in beauty parlors, switch on while it is kept on your table and cover your face with a towel, deep breathe steam, you will feel the passages opening up and phlegm melting which you can spit out without an effort of a violent cough. Avoid heavy, processed, refined and processed foods. 2) triphla helps fight allergy too, its powder or tablets help to reduce inflammation anywhere in the body. 3) wear cotton or linen 4) meditation helps reduce stress 5) benefits of honey are known to everyone. Do not take honey with steaming hot beverages, take it with warm water only. 6) ginger- some people chew it raw, some mothers give a drop of its juice+ some honey to their toddlers, some people make a concoction by boiling it in water at low heat and consuming it like tea/ coffee with a little milk 7) fresh indoor plants minus dust on the leaves gives fresh oxygen and inhaling deeply fresh air does open up blocked respiratory passages. 8) eat less salt as it leads to water retention making a condition worse 9) Guduchi also helps 10) maintain hygiene, do not skip daily bath with warm water. 11) if entire family including small kids want to inhale the steam for some time, make use of the smallest room in the house with doors closed, keep an electrical kettle, boiling for some time, entire room becomes steam room and breathe normally, passages of normal persons will also become free of any allergy. 12) everyone is lazy if asked to go to the kitchen to heat water but simple home remedies can help family and save money on extra medicines tests which are not required in simple seasonal allergies.
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I am 21 years old male. I have slight blockage in my throat. I can't feel that blockage while eating and drinking but I can feel that at rest time while swallowing saliva I can feel that. What should I do? but there is no pain. This question is answered by a doctor. He said me to consult an ent specialist and I consulted, the ent doc said that I have tonsils and my question is how to reduce tonsils and what are the causes of tonsils.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Emergency Trauma Care, fellowship in diabetology
General Physician
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Hi it would be due to pharyngitis/tonsilitis/urti. Tonsils are part of human body in everyones throat. Kindly remove that taught that it will cause big issues. Only when it gets infected it causes problems. Kindly do routine infectr tonsils. Ion investigations and examination of tonsils by an ent doctor. If repeated infections, affecting your daily life- go ahead with tonsilectomy where they will remove of you.

Sinus problem from 4 months Mondeslor-2 months After that he took amoxicillin for 5 days 500mg Steam with carvol plus But the x ray shows the same.

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Hi, Take Schwabe’s Alpha-SH, Alpha-NH and Biocombination-05 - all of them thrice a day for 4 weeks. Use Bakson's Nasal-Aid spray/ 1-2 sprays after every 4 hours. Management: - Avoid cold drinks and fried food, take healthy food. -Avoid exposure to Air-conditioner or cold air. -Take steam-inhalation once before going to bed. -Take enough sleep and rest. Home-Remedies: -When turmeric is combined with spicy ginger root and brewed for hot tea, this combination can help loosen mucus from clogged nasal passages, alleviate sinus pressure, and make you feel better all around. -Two or three tablespoons of raw, unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar added to a cup of hot water or tea taken three times daily will help thin out excessive mucus relieving congestion an sinus pressure. Mix with lemon and honey to taste. - Vitamin C (available in form of chewables) helps the body to resist immune system deficiencies and improves overall health.
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I have a very flat nose.Can it be corrected with nose filling to make it shape it instead of rhinoplasty.How much it might cost ?

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
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Hello , Flat nose is best corrected by Augmentation Rhinoplasty surgery. Any other associated abnormality can be corrected simultaneously. Nose fillers can also correct the defect, but they are temporary only. Last for a Year only. Dr Agrawal Mumbai

Almost 9 years ago in 2007, when I was in my vacation and travelling in train, in mid night I had a feeling that train was rolling, Immediately I sat and I was holding the chain firmly and did not sleep the whole night. Very next day when I met doctor, he examined and said whenever I lie down, my pressure goes less than 100 and when I get up it goes above 120, That is the reason for this happening. Then I had some medication. I was told not to get up from bed immediately, but slowly turn one side, put one leg down on the ground and then both leg on ground. I followed for this for almost a month. Then it slowly vanished. I was later told this might be because of some shoulder bone pressing some nerve which stops blood going to brain for fraction of seconds and I was asked to go physiotherapist. He did some IR therapy and suggested some exercises and slowly I forgot that incident till 2015. In 2015, when I was cycling (prior to joining Goqii), I fainted on middle of road and lasted for few minutes and I was admitted to hospital. The discharge summary simply indicated Syncope. After that once in 2 or 3 months, I have giddiness for fraction of seconds, while getting up from chair or bed or coming out of car (basically when I stand up after long sitting). All X-Ray, ECG, ECHO, CT scan and even MRI shows normal.

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Almost 9 years ago in 2007, when I was in my vacation and travelling in train, in mid night I had a feeling that trai...
Your initial description falls in the category of benign postural paroxysmal vertigo precipitated by change of postures and neck movements on a particular side. Your small episode of unconsciousness while cycling needs more analysis. Syncope is the most plausible explanation but it could also be due to sudden kinking of the vertibro basilar artery in the neck bones supplying the posterior part of brain causing sudden loss of balance and transient unconsciousness. Because your all investigation reports are normal one has to presume that you are suffering from bppv and you will need special neck rotational exercises called epley maneuver which needs separate description and guidance to do. If the presumed diagnosis is correct then this maneuver may cure you of your problem. If despite this there is no relief then some more investigations like carotid angiography may be needed. Of course all this is postulation on the basis of your narration without going in the details of reports.

Pls help me. I have a sore throat from a month. M gargling with hot saline water n taking warm liquids n all but it's not going .can you say me d medicines of it. I sneezes sometimes. Watery nose sometimes. No any coughing .I dnt know y it's still with me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Pls help me. I have a sore throat from a month. M gargling with hot saline water n taking warm liquids n all but it's...
Due to increase in pitta you have this problem avoid green leafy vegetables spicy oily diet outside food curd chaza etc consult privetly for medication according causes of disease.

I have been getting pressure in head for months and it is daily and constant now. I have tried all sorts! Chiropractor, eye tests, medication. I have just had CT scan and don't think it'll show anything serious up! Please can anyone help. Don't think it's anxiety or stress, not sinusitis. God knows but it's getting me down and I am desperate!

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
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I have been getting pressure in head for months and it is daily and constant now. I have tried all sorts! Chiropracto...
First of all stop feeling desperate as it will do you no good. Maintain your calm and focus on a healthy solution. It is good that all your reports are ok. There are 2 options- see a psychologist and with each sitting you will feel better because the mental pressure you are experiencing will be reduced by talking out to a professional qualified and trained in handling such cases. But, each sitting will cost you money. 2nd option is to regularly watch and practice what is being taught on astha channel daily 5-7: 30 am and you will very soon get rid of your problem. Plus, it is totally free.

I am 36 year old female having ear pain and sore throat from last week. I took home medicine but no effect. From yesterday my left eye turned red and water started coming out of it. I used ITone drops and slept. In morning when I woke up it was hard to open the eye, it was pasted with to green mucous. I am also have sore throat till ear. Please suggest whom shall I see. ENT specialist or Eye specialist.

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I am 36 year old female having ear pain and sore throat from last week. I took home medicine but no effect. From yest...
U probably have an infection likely viral which has involved your throat, ear and eyes. You can start with warm water gargle or butadiene gargles for your throat. And an antibiotic 4-6 times daily for your eyes. It is always better to be evaluated by a doctor. You will need to see both ent n eye specialists.
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I have trouble breathing during the night. Ent doctor says that my right nostril is blocked and requires surgery. He says because of this my bp is high 160/120 when I wake up in the morning. Bp should be normal when a person wakes up. Is this true? I snore very loudly and sometimes have trouble getting deep sleep. I have been prescribed starpress 25 and stalopam mini plus to be take daily before sleep. Is this ok? any side effets of these?

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist
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Weight? snoring nose is identified as silent killer in this fast life. If prescription work then good ,failing that surgery is the only option after sleep study n other test due to disturbance in sleep. For raised BP we have some solution between a time, so consult with full details in most of cases modern system of medicine has side effects, n its noted that dose increases periodically. You can also confirm with your doctor for your doubt.
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I have cold for last 2 days. There is pain in throat when I swallow anything. I am taking otrivin drops in nose for cold but pain in throat is there.

MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
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I have cold for last 2 days. There is pain in throat when I swallow anything. I am taking otrivin drops in nose for c...
You need to start gargles 3-4 times a day, and coarse of antibiotics and antihistamines, depending on your physical findings. So if it isn't improving than go and meet an ent specialist.

Best medicine for angry throat...laryngitis. Ghroat is red and slight pain.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath
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drink luke warm water or have honey or have luke warm water with tulsi in it... And better get your test done because now-a-days trend of swine flu is on...may b possible you have got it... get H1N1 test done... Take care
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Hello doctor I have large amount of acidity as well as my bones of shoulders, hand get pain, back pain. Also I just feel dizziness always. So please tell me why this happen and suggest me diet and nutrition.

Doctor of Medicine
General Physician
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Hello doctor
I have large amount of acidity as well as my bones of shoulders, hand get pain, back pain. Also I just f...
It is better to try to come out of the stress and anxiety because this might be the reason of hyperacidity and pain
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I have regular cold problem. Every morning I aam having sneezes and running nose. Help.

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Hi, take tab. Septillin 2-0-2after food and rhinorin lehya 1 tsf twice daily followed by milk for 3 months continuously. Avoid cold and refrigerated food. Do steam inhalation twice daily. Avoid sweets and oil fried food. Perform pranayama daily in the morning for 10-15 mins.
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My wife age is 51 years she is suffering from snoring last 1 year and also thyroid please give me correct suggestion.

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Ayurveda
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These are some methods & instruction for releif 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.

Sir I had an ice cream yesterday and now I am facing sore throat. Suggest me any home remedy to cure this problem and to prevent such problems afterwards. I am of about 20 years. Kindly suggest me some cure for this. Such irritating thing it is.

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Ayurveda
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Sir I had an ice cream yesterday and now I am facing sore throat. Suggest me any home remedy to cure this problem and...
You can apply these home remedies for relief: • 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.

I have ear pain problem. Please give me the solution.

MBBS
General Physician
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I have ear pain problem.  Please give me the solution.
First we should see the ear canal for any impacted wax or an abscess than we should ask the person if there is any cold than we should also look for any infected tooth which can give referred pain in the ear. We can arrive at a diagnosis and then start the treatment.

My brother have problem of mucus by nose. He suffers any time with this problem. What is causes of it.

MS - ENT, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
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Your brother may be suffering from sinusitis. He should be evaluated with a nasal endoscopy and a ct scan of the paranasal sinuses.

My mom is having Tinnitus (probably don't know exact term, but according to her symptoms it looks like Tinnitus). She is being consulting many doctors for many years, all have helped to reduce the voice, but not completely. Can you help me with the cure?

MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
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Tinnitus can indeed be a very troublsome. I have been seeing a lot of tinnitus patients, the most important factor is to determine whether it is associated with hearing loss or not. Get a pure tone audiometry and consult me with the report. There are a lot of tinnitus retraining strategies which can help your mother.
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