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Dr. V.Shankar Kumar

MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), FAMS - Fellowship of the Academy ...

ENT Specialist, Chennai

29 Years Experience  ·  300 - 500 at clinic
Dr. V.Shankar Kumar MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), FAMS - Fellow... ENT Specialist, Chennai
29 Years Experience  ·  300 - 500 at clinic
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Dr. V.Shankar Kumar is an experienced ENT Specialist in R A Puram, Chennai. He has over 29 years of experience as a ENT Specialist. He is a MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), FAMS - Fellowship of the Academy Medicine . 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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Education
MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1988
Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO) - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1992
FAMS - Fellowship of the Academy Medicine - University of Vienna - 1997
Professional Memberships
Association of Otolaryngologists of India (AOI)
Tamilnadu Medical Council

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Saline Gargles

MDS Prosthodontics
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Saline Gargles
Please do not forget to do warm saline gargles - luke warm water with pinch of salt in it at least 3 times a day.
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I am suffering from sneezing for long time, take lots of medicine but I am still I am suffering. A person suggest me to take'sumo cold and its working but just like addiction, means if I will not take that medicine today then I will again suffering. So I am taking sumo cold on daily basis. Please help me I don't know what to do.

MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Gandhinagar
I am suffering from sneezing for long time, take lots of medicine but I am still I am suffering.
A person suggest me ...
Nasal Allergy: It is very common now a days…it is of two types –Seasonal and perineal. Seasonal allergic rhinitis occurs according to changes in atmosphere. Antihistaminics and decongestants can help you.
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Suffering from 3-4 years .Erectile dysfunction, hair loss, weakness, legs pain, mood change, anger headache And I am suffering from throat pain jaw pain inside jaw there is tingling (ant feeling )in cheeks side from inside full mouth .is this because of low testosterone level. Is there any medicine to improve testosterone level. I want to improve my total body. Please suggest me gud medicine for this I am waiting for your reply.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Suffering from 3-4 years .Erectile dysfunction, hair loss, weakness, legs pain, mood change, anger headache And I am ...
Dear lybrate user, kindly note that if you indulge in sexual relation after an interval of minimum 7 days then you are bound to discharge quickly during intercourse but that does not imply that you have any disease. It occurs due to loss of control of the muscles of penis. Normally it is seen that when a person does sexual intercourse daily he gains control over the muscles of penis & can stay longer during sex. You need to take homoeopathic mother tincture salix nigra q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water to get rid of premature ejaculation. But before taking any medicine kindly notice whether you are having a second erection within 15 minutes of ejaculation for the first time. If you are not experiencing any erection within 15 minutes of ejaculation then you are surely suffering from erectile dysfunction. There will be a change of medication in this case. To get rid of erectile dysfunction you need to take homoeopathic mother tincture agnus castus q q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. Kindly note that this medication may not be sufficient enough to take care of your problem. These medicines are based on the symptoms of your diseased condition & these medicines need to be complemented by further deep-acting remedies in order to permanently eliminate the underlying cause of the disease. So I would suggest you to consult me privately via lybrate as it is very necessary to diagnose the proper underlying cause of your problem if you are wishing for a permanent relief from your problems. A permanent annihilation of the underlying cause of the disease will not only provide you relief from your troubles but it will also cease any chance of further relapse of that particular disease condition.
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I have a very serious problem of running nose kindly tell me what to do and what to not? Please advise.

DNB, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Avoid precipitating factors ie which bothers you most. Do whatever relieves you. You are best judge.
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I am suffering from sinus almost a year so please suggest me Which medicine takes in sinus.

BHMS, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC) & PGDMT
Trichologist, Gurgaon
U can take homoeopathic medicine which helps to overcome your sinusitis Kali bicrom 200 Silicea 200 Or Consult me online.
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I am 29 year old my problem is tonsil when I speak more time my neck is dry and cause khasi what should I do ?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
you might need surgery for tonsil, take some water when you are speaking, it will relieve you of cough. welcome for further help.
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continuous liquid flow from nose which is not cured some doctors said that it is menzitis is it cured by medicines?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
If it is cerebrospinal fluid leak from the nostrils than you have to get it operated as early as possible.
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Dear Doc,My wife's ears continue to remain blocked after a flight last month. She has tried puffing and exhaling air, saline water gargles but no releif. Can you please suggest some decongestant/other medicine which can be of help.

M.S(ENT),DNB,D.O.R.L, Laryngology fellow
ENT Specialist, Mumbai
She most probably has fluid behind the ear drum. She can take T. Relent o.D once at night time for a week. Also use Otrivin nose drops followed by steam inhalation twice a day. If the problem persists, see an ENT specialist.
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Sir I did not clean my ears for long time so there is a so. Much dust formed and also pain so the doctor told to put some drops but I carelessly left now a I want clean that ear what can I do sir?

MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Aurangabad
Sir I did not clean my ears for long time so there is a so. Much dust formed and also pain so the doctor told to put ...
Hello. Appears that you are having impacted wax in the ear causing pain. Use wax softener ear drops and oral analgesics for pain. Once pain subsides get wax removal done by ENT specialist. Please do not put anything in the ear canal to clean the ear by yourself. Thank S.
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Waxed with Allergic Rhinnitis and Sinusitis Hear is the Solution

Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D.)
Homeopath, Belgaum
Waxed with Allergic Rhinnitis and Sinusitis Hear is the Solution

It is difficult to distinguish between allergy symptoms allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. This is no small problem. Of all the chronic diseases from which we suffer, allergic rhinitis is the most common. Approximately 30 million Indian or 15% of the Indian, population suffer from allergic rhinitis. Sinusitis, on the other hand, is one of the most common complications of allergic rhinitis. The problem with differentiating these two conditions occurs, because allergic rhinitis and sinusitis may both present with the same symptoms, such as fatigue, runny nose, chronic cough, congestion, post nasal drainage, headaches, facial or teeth pain, loss of taste or smell, and difficulty sleeping. Asthma, the other major complication of allergic rhinitis, is a lower airway lung disease that may present with cough, shortness of breath, and chest tightness, and in some studies, up to 40% of patients with allergies, have asthma.

Think then of a triangle: with allergic rhinitis on the left, causing sinusitis on the right, and both conditions causing asthma on the bottom. All three conditions can occur separately, but are closely interconnected. Remember that sinuses are simply empty cavities that surround the eyes. Air must be present in the sinuses to allow the linings of the sinuses to breathe and this is accomplished via small openings from the sinuses into the nasal passages. These openings also allow mucous from the sinuses to naturally drain into the nasal passages. If anything causes a blockage of the openings, the lack of air causes linings to use up the surrounding air supply, and like a vacuum, the resulting negative pressure will draw fluid out of the sinus linings. Fluid may then collect and fill the sinuses, which allows for bacteria to grow and cause infections. This can lead to facial pain, infected post nasal drainage and headaches. With increasing inflammation and thickening of the sinus linings, swollen tissue may round up and form nasal polyps that may cause and lead to loss of taste and smell.

Allergic rhinitis and common viral colds are the leading causes of sinusitis, and the history and physical examination will help your provider distinguish the two conditions. Allergic rhinitis may be seasonal, lasting weeks, months or even year round, and is caused by pollen, dust mites. Fever and discolored nasal drainage are uncommon, unless sinusitis is also present. Conversely, typical viral colds last 3-7 days, so any fever, discolored drainage, sore throat, headache or fatigue lasting longer that 7 days is very unlikely to be a simple viral cold, and is most probably sinusitis. On physical examination, patients with allergic rhinitis and sinusitis may both have dark circles under the eyes (shiners), swollen, pale nasal tissue, congestion and discharge. Patients with sinusitis, however, may also have discolored discharge. Studies have shown that greater than 50-75% of allergic adults and children with asthma have abnormal sinus, and asthmatic symptoms did not improve until the sinusitis is treated completely.
ALLERGIC RHINITIS
Most patients 10-20% of the population with sneezing, congestion, runny and itchy nose rhinitis, postnasal drip and itchy, red eyes during spring and fall have allergies to seasonal pollens. A high percentage of allergic individuals will be children. Whether someone will develop

Allergies depends on two factors: (1) Hereditary - Is there a family history of allergy?
(2) Environmental- Is the individual old enough and been exposed to enough pollen? Symptoms due to allergies may be severe enough to cause a loss of time from work and school.

Interestingly, a percentage of patients with classic symptoms will be absolutely and unequivocally negative on skin testing. Allergy injections are not indicated and not possible, because these patients are not allergic. And yet patients are just as symptomatic, and just as miserable as the rest of us. How is this possible and what treatment is available?
Definition and Pathophysiology
The diagnosis of rhinitis without positive skin tests is divided into two subgroups. One subgroup, non-allergic rhinitis with eosinophilia, presents with allergy symptoms in addition to conditions such as nasal polyps and nasal eosinophilia, asthma and frequently sinusitis. The other subgroup, vasomotor rhinitis, presents with symptoms, especially congestion, but lacks other associated conditions.

The nasal mucosal lining has a rich blood supply that is under the control of the nervous system called the autonomic nervous system. Nonspecific stimuli such as rapid changes in weather, temperature and humidity, drafts, exposure to chemicals, odors, perfumes, smoke and dust, emotions or stress may increase blood flow to tissue, resulting in swelling, congestion and rhinitis. A significantly deviated septum may induce changes in the mucosa, worsen the non-allergic or vasomotor rhinitis and cause more nasal congestion and drainage. Hormonal changes that occur with pregnancy, menstruation, menopause, hypothyroidism and oral contraceptives may cause symptoms of chronic non-allergic rhinitis.
Clinical Features
Patients complain of chronic nasal congestion, rhinitis, postnasal drip and sneezing. Congestion and blockage may alternate from side to side and are usually constant, though seasonal weather changes may trigger symptoms that mimic dust allergies. Symptoms may be worse upon awakening in the morning. Examination reveals marked pink or pale nasal swelling obstruction and thick nasal secretions. In all cases, skin tests are negative. Patients with non-allergic but not vasomotor rhinitis will have eosinophils present in nasal secretions and frequently nasal polyps complicating the obstruction.
SINUSITIS
Sinusitis
Sinusitis is an infection or inflammation of sinuses. Sinuses are the air-filled pockets or spaces found in the bones of face, around eyes and nose. They produce mucus, which, under normal circumstances, drains into the nose. Normally the sinuses produce about 1.5 litres of mucus a day and the quantity increases during allergy, inflammation and infection and this also changes the character of the mucus. Infection of sinuses is one of the common health care complaints.

Pathology
Sinusitis occurs when the mucus-producing lining of sinuses become inflamed and block the opening of the sinuses. Due to this, foreign material cannot get out, oxygen levels drop within the sinus and bacteria in the nasal cavity slither into the sinuses causing the sinus walls to swell and fill with pus. If the infection does not subside, the body sends in disease-fighting cells to kill the bacteria, which in turn can do considerable damage to the sinus walls. These defender cells can damage the cilia, the hair-like structure in the sinuses that help expel foreign matter. In addition, scarring can be caused which can result in the formation of sores.

Causes of Sinusitis

Infection due to bacteria, virus, fungi
Allergy: Most commonest causes are dust, animal dander, smoke, food and pollutants
Upper respiratory tract infection such as common cold or flu
Nasal polyps
Nasal Septum deviation
Chronic tonsillitis and adenoiditis
Climatic factors like sudden temperature changes
Swimming in infected water
Low immunity
Dental causes like an abscessed or badly decayed tooth, following dental treatment
Diseases like diabetes and HIV can create a predisposition to sinusitis

Symptoms of sinusitis

Nasal congestion leading to nasal obstruction, difficulty breathing through the nose
Thick nasal discharge (may be yellowish or greenish in colour in case of infection)
Sensation of fullness in the face
Sensation of pressure behind the eyes
Postnasal drip
Cheeks feel tender and pain may be similar to toothache in upper jaw
Mild fever and headache over one or both eyes (if frontal sinuses are affected)
Headache is usually worse in the mornings and made sharper by bending forwards
Sore throat
Foul smell in nose
Nasal sounding speech
Possibly, pus-like nasal discharge
Dry tickling cough
Tiredness

Asthmatic Attack
In the initial stage there is an asthmatic aura sometimes sneezing, flatulence, Drowsiness or restlessness irritability will be present. There can be a dry cough along with wheezing breathlessness these are some of the symptoms before the actual asthmatic attack.

Sense of oppression in the chest suddenly in the middle of the night is experienced.
There is a sense of suffocation and the patient leans forward fighting for his breath; or he may go to the open window to relieve the suffocation.
Anxiety, perspiration, cold extremities and cyanosis might be present.
Wheezing is present and can be heard from a distant.
In severe airways obstruction airflow maybe so reduced that the chest is almost silent on auscultation.
Inspiration is short and high pitched while the expiration is prolonged. On auscultation there are plenty of rhonchi and rales heard.
Termination is spontaneous or due to medication. As the bronchial spasm is less the patient is able to breathe and he can also cough which brings out viscid sputum which relieves him.
The duration of the attack varies from a few minutes to hours. The attacks can last for many hours in paroxysms this state is known as Status asthmaticus. In this state the patient has to be admitted to the hospital so that he can be supplied with oxygen and other auxiliary methods of treatment

For many patients with asthma, the concern that this “reversible” though serious, potentially life-threatening persistent lung disease may progress into emphysema, is real and worrisome. After all, asthma along with emphysema and chronic bronchitis, the latter two conditions known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD), all have inflammation with airway narrowing, mucus production and airway obstruction. Homeopathy Management

Suppression of colds by high doses of conventional medicine leads to recurrent attacks. When you use a groom to clean your room, do you push all the dust in a corner of the room or collect it and throw away? It is a common sense that if you push to the corner of the room, in due course the dust will spread in the entire room again and make it dirtier. Same is the case with the disease affecting your body. If you suppress the disease, where will it go? It will remain in dormant state inside the body and express itself again when the body meets any of the allergic triggers. The homeopathic medicines however through the principle of “like cures like” stimulate the vital force and immunity in order to enhance the body’s capacity to repel further allergies and infections. The constitutional medicines that are found by considering the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of an individual can only lead him on the road of permanent recovery from those allergic spells. Not only these medicines cater the problem of allergy but also impart great health on all planes, as it treats the patient as a whole and not just his disease.
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I am 21 years old, I have problem with my nose I get mucus from my nose while eating, when ever I get mucus even I get irritation also because I get mucus all time when ever I take little of spicy food.

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
I am 21 years old, I have problem with my nose I get mucus from my nose while eating, when ever I get mucus even I ge...
A lot of people whenever they have any spicy food the nose starts running. The spicy foods trigger the nasal mucosa to produce excess mucous. The only way to prevent this is to avoid eating spicy foods. If you like having spicy foods there is no harm in the nose running. It is a very temporary problem. So you can choose what is it that you want.
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I am 29 year old, I have breathing problem and sneezing non stop problem. Please help me.

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Start tab. Montair-l daily at bed time and flomist nasal spray 2 puffs twice a day along with that steam inhalation twice a day for 2 weeks. Get a ct scan done to find out any local pathology in nose like polyps or any mass that can be corrected accordingly.
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My wife is 41 years old, she snores regularly while sleeping, please tell me the remedy.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, Please follow these tips to stop snoring: - Reduce your weight if you are obese. - Perform pranayama (breathing exercises) everyday. - Quit smoking which irritates the mucosal layer of the nose and throat and causes blockage and results in snoring. - Quit alcohol and sedatives which relax the throat muscles and results in snoring. - Sleep on sides instead on back. - Elevate the head by using a thick pillow which eases the breathing. - Clear the nose before going to bed. - Establish regular sleep pattern. - Keep the bedroom air moist by using humidifier; as dry air irritates the mucosal membrane in the nose and throat. - Perform throat exercises like repeating the vowels a, e, i, o, you loudly for 2-3 mins few times a day or keeping the tongue behind the teeth and moving it backwards - 3-4 times a day. - Anti snoring appliances can also be used.
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Hello Doc! I am a 17 year old female. I have a headache like almost all the time. And I get a vertigo often. I don't get a good sleep every night. I'm totally disturbed with all those dreams I get. So this anyway related to Stress, Depression or any other cerebral problem?

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
Hello Doc! I am a 17 year old female. I have a headache like almost all the time. And I get a vertigo often. I don't ...
Headache & vertigo could be because of lack of sleep. Stress is one of the many factors responsible for insomnia. Have a hot glass of milk before you go off to sleep. It will help you in getting a sound sleep.
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Can I have a normal married life if I am having vertigo problem. What problems I can have in future if I have vestibular problems is it treatable?

MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Can I have a normal married life if I am having vertigo problem. What problems I can have in future if I have vestibu...
Yes you can lead a normal married but you to evaluate the severity of the problem and treat it accordingly
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Dear Sir, I'm facing two types of problems is following When I comes in contact of cold water or whether in morning time so that time I feel sneezing 15-20 times everyday & after that there is some itchy also in my throat. Kindly let me know the solution. 2nd problem is, In night my nose disturb to all other member, I'm not fatty guy but I don't know why sounds create. So requesting from all Specialist ENT doctor, kindly let me know the perfect solution. Awaiting for your prompt response on this.

MBBS
General Physician,
Dear Sir,
I'm facing two types of problems is following
When I comes in contact of cold water or whether in morning t...
your firs problem is duebto acute rhinitis of nose duebto some allergen. take a tab of cetrezine as and when required. do warm saline gargle regularly. have homemade freshly prepared lemon juice which is rich in vitamin C thereby increasing your body autoimmune system which prevents infection. your second problem is snoring? this is common in some individual if it is disturbing and embarrassing. then it could be due to DNS means deviated nasal septum. or nadalnpolyp you could consult abENT. specialist.

Azee and augmentin antibiotic taken together for throat infection bimistake. Any sideffect.

MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
Azee and augmentin antibiotic taken together for throat infection bimistake. Any sideffect.
You can have loose stools so take a pro biotic More than that taken these 2 antibiotics together is useless stop. 1 of them.
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What should be used for cleaning earwax? Which is Best thing that available in market?

BHMS, Certified in Aesthetic Skin Treatments, Certified in Applied Behaviour Analysis
Homeopath, Mumbai
What should be used for cleaning earwax? Which is Best thing that available in market?
Try an earwax removal method at home, unless you have a perforation (hole) or a tube in your eardrum. Over-the-counter wax softening drops may be put into the affected ear and then allowed to drain out after about five minutes while holding the head to the side, allowing the drops to settle. Sitting up again will let the drops drain out by themselves. Your feedback matters for follow up. Thank-you.
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Dear Dr. I have continuous snoring and insomnia during my sleep and I feel more sedative when I wake up in the morning. Can you please guide me how to recover from this.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Clear nasal passages. If you have a stuffy nose, rinse sinuses with saline before bed. Using a Neti pot, nasal decongestant, or nasal strips can also help you breathe more easily while sleeping. If you have allergies, reduce dust mites and pet dander in your bedroom or use an allergy medication. Keep bedroom air moist. Dry air can irritate membranes in the nose and throat, so if swollen nasal tissues are the problem, a humidifier may help. Change your sleeping position. Elevating your head four inches may ease breathing and encourage your tongue and jaw to move forward. There are specially designed pillows available to help prevent snoring by making sure your neck muscles are not crimped. Sleep on your side instead of your back.
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