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Dr. Madhulika Sharma  - ENT Specialist, Delhi

Dr. Madhulika Sharma

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DNB (ENT), JLN Medical college,Ajmer, Senior Residency ENT, Junior Residency...

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Hello everyone, I am Dr Madhulika Sharma. I have been practicing daily for 15 years and I would be telling you precisely on the topic of sore throat.

People are not that aware of the topic sore throat , because what they feel is the common complaints that 'I have irritation in the throat, I have a feeling of dryness, I have a little bit of pain in my throat that really pains and when I swallow '. These are the common complaints . So many a times , reason is not only associated with sore throat. Some of the patients have actual infections from other things associated with that . 

So we need to consult a specialist to treat it. The most common cause of sore throat - as you call it pain in the throat is viral infection which in most of the cases , they do not need any treatment at all . They can be mild infection . In case of mild infection , simple gargle and home remedies will also help . But if you do not feel comfortable even after 2 days , you should go to the specialist then. The second most common cause is bacterial infections . In these cases , the patients will have fever and small swellings. There are other associated symptoms like fever which is not responding to medication at all.

All these symptoms can be associated with most commonly with bacterial infection. Then apart from that , sometimes these infections lead to abscess formation that is all the more grave because many times we do take medication from outside and they just keep continuing that and then the abscess builds up and then that leads to severe complications. So whatever simple medicines we take , we should try only for 2-3 days and not more than that , because after that it becomes difficult for patients as well as doctor.

Now apart from this , many a times very few patients come with pain in throat they have been taking treatment and there are symptoms inside the throat that only we can see . Only ENT specialist can examine them and we can come to know that you have this problem and just treating the answer itself reads the problem right . Then sometimes there are foreign bodies that are stuck in the throat - people think that it is sore throat and start taking medication for that .

So all these things have to be treated only after proper examination , but of course it is not a grave problem most of the times . So initially , one or two days you can of course take medication. Rest simple warm saline gargle is a wonder drug that can help each and every patient and you can always contact me online rate on other sites and I would be really happy to help you.

Thank you so much!

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Dr. Madhulika Sharma is an experienced ENT Specialist in New Delhi. She has over 9 years of experience as an ENT Specialist. She is a qualified in DNB (ENT) - St Stephens Hospital Delhi - 2009. Senior Consultant at Sharma Medical Centre. Sha holds a professional membership of MNAMS, MAIRS. She provides services such as: Treatment of Cold Cough, Treatment of Throat Ache, Treatment of Ear Pain, Treatment of Sneezing, Treatment of Sinusitis, Treatment of Mouth Sores, Treatment of Flu, Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis, Coughing Treatment & Management and Treatment of Hearing Loss. She is currently associated with Sharma ENT clinic situated at Sharma Medical Centre - B/112, Subhadra Colony, Gate No.7, Near Shastri Nagar Metro Station, Delhi. You can consult Dr. Madhulika Sharma, Monday to Saturday from 4pm to 6pm at Sharma ENT Clinic in New Delhi, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Madhulika Sharma on Lybrate.com. Lybrate.com has an excellent community of ENT Specialists in India. You will find ENT Specialists with more than 41 years of experience on Lybrate.com. Find the best ENT Specialists online in Delhi. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

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DNB (ENT) - St Stephens Hospital Delhi - 2009
JLN Medical college,Ajmer - JLN Medical college,Ajmer - 2004
Senior Residency ENT - Acharya Bhikshuk Government hospital. Delhi - 2015
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Junior Residency in Neurology - Santokba Durlabhji Hospital Jaipur - 2005
Junior Residency in Anaesthesia - Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Hospital Delhi - 2006
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Excessive Smoking - Can It Lead To Ear Infection?

DNB (ENT), JLN Medical college,Ajmer, Senior Residency ENT, Junior Residency in Neurology, Junior Residency in Anaesthesia
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Excessive Smoking - Can It Lead To Ear 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.

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I get cold and cough easily. I can not eat or drink anything which is cool. And am allergic to dust. I have the plum which is always there in my throat throughout the year. When I get cold my body gets very weak and it stays like that for 7 to 10 days. Also I shiver for cold breeze and also in air conditioner. What does I have? Sinus or pneumonia or anything else?

DNB (ENT), JLN Medical college,Ajmer, Senior Residency ENT, Junior Residency in Neurology, Junior Residency in Anaesthesia
ENT Specialist, Delhi
I get cold and cough easily. I can not eat or drink anything which is cool. And am allergic to dust. I have the plum ...
Hello well if you get symptoms very frequently but they are just not serious then you need to take some medication for some time along with gear on your physical exercise and breathing exercises you are comfortable with.

I hv sinus nose blockage complete Took claribid 250 and itraconazole both twice daily but with no positive result. Now blood is coming along with nasal secretion. I hv opted for augmentin duo 625 and cheston cold total. Is it going to ease my sinus issue. Pl suggest and help me out.

DNB (ENT), JLN Medical college,Ajmer, Senior Residency ENT, Junior Residency in Neurology, Junior Residency in Anaesthesia
ENT Specialist, Delhi
No sir you need to consult an ENT specialist for same as some times further evaluation is required to rule out certain diseases.

6 Ways To Manage Viral Throat Infection!

DNB (ENT), JLN Medical college,Ajmer, Senior Residency ENT, Junior Residency in Neurology, Junior Residency in Anaesthesia
ENT Specialist, Delhi
6 Ways To Manage Viral Throat Infection!

The common reason why most of us get throat infections is because they are viral in nature. This means that if one person gets a throat infection, he/she can transmit it to others by touching, coughing, sneezing, etc.
Viral throat infections can be managed easily. There are several home remedies that can alleviate your viral infection. However, it is suggested to consult an ENT specialist if the home remedy is not providing any relief to you.

  1. Gargling: It is one of the most popular methods of treating viral throat infection. All you need to do is mix one tablespoon of salt in 200 ml of water and warm the solution. When the water becomes lukewarm, take a small portion of it and rinse your throat with the solution. Take care that the solution remains within your throat and does not reach your stomach. Rinse your throat for 5 minutes and repeat the procedure after a rest of 2 minutes. Ensure that the water remains lukewarm for effectiveness.
  2. Inhalation: Another common method of ridding yourself of viral throat infections is to inhale steam. Boil some water mixed with eucalyptus oil. When the water starts developing bubbles, take your face near it, cover it and the pot containing water with a dry towel and inhale the steam. This procedure is inconvenient for many people because inhalation results in sweating, but the result is perceptible. You must inhale steam for at least five minutes. Once you are done with inhalation, avoid taking cool fluids like cold water etc., else the effect would be reversed and your infection might get more severe.
  3. Take lots of fluids: Strange as it may sound, viral throat infection can also be treated by taking lots of hot fluids. The warm temperature helps in neutralising the viruses, while the fluids prevent the dehydration of the body. Take hot tea, coffee etc. when you have an infected throat.
  4. Drink hot milk and turmericMany mothers administer this solution to their kids to treat throat infections caused by viruses. This concoction is best taken before sleeping in the night. Turmeric has been found to carry several anti-microbial properties.
  5. Avoid smoking: If you are a smoker, you must avoid smoking to alleviate your viral throat infection.
  6. Use decongestants and nasal sprays: These substances make breathing easier by contracting the swollen mucous membranes. Nasal sprays also help relieve runny noses and post-nasal drips, which are so irritating and inconvenient to many. However, avoid administering this remedy to small children. Since these sprays contain synthetic drugs, it is advisable to stick to prescribed dosages for different age groups. Please also consult your ENT doctor before administering the nasal sprays to yourself or anybody else.
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I am prone to even low temperature because whenever I exposed to cold it turns out to be continuously sneezing and running nose. What is the cause and cure of this problem.

DNB (ENT), JLN Medical college,Ajmer, Senior Residency ENT, Junior Residency in Neurology, Junior Residency in Anaesthesia
ENT Specialist, Delhi
I am prone to even low temperature because whenever I exposed to cold it turns out to be continuously sneezing and ru...
Hello sir this is mostly vasomotor with some medicines for some time and regular physical exercise you will gradually overcome this to a great extent. Ya but Moser has to be examined to start the treatment. So please do that at some nearby ENT or show me the reports of done earlier.

I am using probiotic gummies for my 10 years old kid for 6 months because of ibs. 45 days ago he suffered from throat pain and then high fever for one day. Now he is suffering from fever and cough for 7 days. It is started with throat pain and now no throat pain. Is it cause for probiotic gummies?

DNB (ENT), JLN Medical college,Ajmer, Senior Residency ENT, Junior Residency in Neurology, Junior Residency in Anaesthesia
ENT Specialist, Delhi
I am using probiotic gummies for my 10 years old kid for 6 months because of ibs. 45 days ago he suffered from throat...
Hello gummies have high sugar concentration so of course it would increase the chances of throat infections so after eating gummies make sure child rinses his mouth with plain water. Throat infections with fever only by these is unlikely provided child is not be allergic to such gummies and candies.
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Procedure And Risks Factors Of Adenoidectomy!

DNB (ENT), JLN Medical college,Ajmer, Senior Residency ENT, Junior Residency in Neurology, Junior Residency in Anaesthesia
ENT Specialist, Chennai
Procedure And Risks Factors Of Adenoidectomy!

Adenoidectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the adenoid. The adenoid is a gland which is present on the roof of the mouth; its role is to produce antibodies to protect the body against infections. Usually the adenoid glands diminish during your adolescence and disappear by the time you are an adult. Respiratory and throat infections that are chronic in nature, are the main causes of infection in the adenoid glands.

Reason for the removal of adenoids
Throat infections that occur frequently can lead to the enlargement of the adenoid glands. When these glands become enlarged, it results in breathing problems and blockage of the Eustachian tubes. Blocked Eustachian tubes can cause infections in the ear which, in turn, causes severe hearing problems.

The procedure
The surgical procedure is performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient mode. The removal of the adenoid glands takes place through the mouth. Initially, a small instrument is put inside the mouth to keep it open. After this, the adenoids are located in the mouth, following which they are scrapped off with a curette or by applying heat to the area by the process of diathermy (a technique to stimulate circulation by heating up a part of the body with the application of localized heat currents). Once the procedure is completed, you will be discharged on the same day.

Post procedure
Post-surgery, you may experience a sore throat for a few weeks. You must drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration. Keeping yourself hydrated also helps relieve symptoms of post-surgical pain, if any. Oily and spicy foods should also be avoided as it may cause pain inside the mouth. Applying ice can also relieve pain symptoms. However, don’t apply ice directly wrap it in a cloth and then apply it on the neck. Do not undertake any stressful or strenuous activity for 7-10 days post-surgery to further facilitate the recovery process. Post-surgery, the risks of throat and ear infections are greatly reduced. Breathing through the nose also becomes relatively easier.

8 Tips To Prevent Nosebleed!

DNB (ENT), JLN Medical college,Ajmer, Senior Residency ENT, Junior Residency in Neurology, Junior Residency in Anaesthesia
ENT Specialist, Delhi
8 Tips To Prevent Nosebleed!

There are various type of nosebleed that can be caused by a variety of conditions. While some of them may not be too serious, one must never ignore heavy and persistent nosebleed. Nosebleeds are of two kinds: anterior nosebleed and posterior nosebleed. While 90% of all nosebleeds are anterior nosebleeds, the posterior nosebleeds are far less common and may be slightly more serious in nature. An anterior nosebleed is usually caused in the blood vessels that lie on the front portion of the nose and can be controlled easily. A posterior nosebleed usually comes from damage to an artery in the rear portion of the nose. Infection, trauma, allergic reactions and other such causes may be behind a nosebleed.

Let us cast a glance on the tips to prevent nosebleeds.

  1. Salt water and saline nose drops can be used in order to prevent nosebleeds. It is important to take these on a regular basis in case you are experiencing these nosebleeds on a regular basis.
  2. You can also visit your doctor, who may prescribe blood thinners so that the blood does not clot and lead to a nosebleed. You will need to ensure that you take such medication only when the doctor prescribes the same.
  3. The use of painkillers like Aspirin and other non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs must be limited. Sometimes, taking such medication too frequently may lead to nosebleeds.
  4. You would do well to control your blood pressure because hypertension and other forms of high blood pressure can also cause nosebleeds. Lifestyle changes like your diet and exercise can help in keeping a more stable blood pressure level so that you do not fall prey to frequent nosebleeds.
  5. Humidify your home with a humidifier so that the air does not get too dry. Many times, this causes nosebleeds. Also, you may want to keep the heat down in the bedrooms. Many nosebleeds happen due to too warm temperatures while you are sleeping.
  6. Nose picking should also be discouraged as it can lead to nosebleeds in case there is a scratch or any other kind of damage when you try to force the dirt out.
  7. It has also been found that smoking has a connection with nosebleeds. This can be fixed if the patient quits smoking.
  8. One should not use nasal sprays without a prescription from a doctor. This also includes antihistamines, decongestants as well as other medicated sprays. These may not suit the patient at all times, and may also lead to nosebleeds.

In the event of a nosebleed, you will need to lean forward with your head tilted backwards. This will stem the bleeding. If it is possible, you must also try and lie down immediately for a few minutes. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Septoplasty - What You Need To Know About Its Procedure?

DNB (ENT), JLN Medical college,Ajmer, Senior Residency ENT, Junior Residency in Neurology, Junior Residency in Anaesthesia
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Septoplasty - What You Need To Know About Its Procedure?

The nasal septum divides the nose into two nostrils or airways. When this septum is defective in structure or position, it can cause several physical difficulties like breathing problemssleep apneableedingsinusitis, etc. The surgery to correct the nasal septum is known as septoplasty. The surgery is very common and ha
s a high rate of success.
 
Reason: When the bone and cartilage separating the two chambers is crooked and deformed, it prevents the air from flowing properly through either one of the nostrils. People suffering from this condition often breathe through their mouth and this leads to respiratory tract infections. So, the septum is fixed with the help of septoplasty.
 
Procedure

  1. First, your medical history is taken. A thorough physical examination is conducted and the nose is photographed from the inside and the outside. You may also be asked to avoid medication like ibuprofennaproxen and aspirin for a few days since these can increase the bleeding after surgery.
  2. Septoplasty is performed under general or localized anesthesia and takes about 90 minutes. Incisions are made on the inside of the nose and the mucus membrane is lifted.
  3. Then, the pieces of cartilage that are affecting normal functioning are repositioned or removed.
  4. If the nasal bone is causing the septum to be wrongly aligned, then cuts are made on the bone and it is positioned correctly.
  5. Sometimes, cartilage grafts (called spreader grafts) are put in between the upper nose cartilage and the septum to widen the narrow nostril.
  6. After this, the mucus membrane is put back in place and stitched.

 Post- surgical care: A nasal support is put inside the nose to help it heal and keep it straight. The support is removed after two days but there may be swelling and occasional nasal discharge for a few days. The tissues and cartilage become stable within 4 to 6 months. You are asked not to blow your nose or cough and sneeze too much as these might displace the nasal support. The head is to be kept at a higher level than the rest of the body while sleeping and physically demanding exercises are to be avoided in order to prevent nosebleeds.
 
Risks: Septoplasty is not performed if the patient had high level of blood sugar or high blood pressure. It is also delayed in case of any kind of infection in the nose, mouth or in the respiratory tract. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Sore Throat - Causes And Remedies

DNB (ENT), JLN Medical college,Ajmer, Senior Residency ENT, Junior Residency in Neurology, Junior Residency in Anaesthesia
ENT Specialist, Delhi
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Hello everyone, I am Dr Madhulika Sharma. I have been practicing daily for 15 years and I would be telling you precisely on the topic of sore throat.

People are not that aware of the topic sore throat , because what they feel is the common complaints that 'I have irritation in the throat, I have a feeling of dryness, I have a little bit of pain in my throat that really pains and when I swallow '. These are the common complaints . So many a times , reason is not only associated with sore throat. Some of the patients have actual infections from other things associated with that . 

So we need to consult a specialist to treat it. The most common cause of sore throat - as you call it pain in the throat is viral infection which in most of the cases , they do not need any treatment at all . They can be mild infection . In case of mild infection , simple gargle and home remedies will also help . But if you do not feel comfortable even after 2 days , you should go to the specialist then. The second most common cause is bacterial infections . In these cases , the patients will have fever and small swellings. There are other associated symptoms like fever which is not responding to medication at all.

All these symptoms can be associated with most commonly with bacterial infection. Then apart from that , sometimes these infections lead to abscess formation that is all the more grave because many times we do take medication from outside and they just keep continuing that and then the abscess builds up and then that leads to severe complications. So whatever simple medicines we take , we should try only for 2-3 days and not more than that , because after that it becomes difficult for patients as well as doctor.

Now apart from this , many a times very few patients come with pain in throat they have been taking treatment and there are symptoms inside the throat that only we can see . Only ENT specialist can examine them and we can come to know that you have this problem and just treating the answer itself reads the problem right . Then sometimes there are foreign bodies that are stuck in the throat - people think that it is sore throat and start taking medication for that .

So all these things have to be treated only after proper examination , but of course it is not a grave problem most of the times . So initially , one or two days you can of course take medication. Rest simple warm saline gargle is a wonder drug that can help each and every patient and you can always contact me online rate on other sites and I would be really happy to help you.

Thank you so much!

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