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Dr. Pradeep R K A  - ENT Specialist, Trivandrum

Dr. Pradeep R K A

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MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - ENT

ENT Specialist, Trivandrum

11 Years Experience  ·  250 at clinic  ·  ₹200 online
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Dr. Pradeep R K A 92% (281 ratings) MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - ENT ENT Specialist, Trivandrum
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Pradeep R K A is an experienced ENT Specialist in Ambalamukku, Trivandrum. He has been a successful ENT Specialist for the last 11 years. He has completed MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - ENT . You can meet Dr. Pradeep R K A personally at Santhwana Hospital in Ambalamukku, Trivandrum. Book an appointment online with Dr. Pradeep R K A and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - MRMC Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Banglore - 2008
MS - ENT - Amrita Institue of Medical Sciences, Cochin - 2015
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Kannada
Awards and Recognitions
Best PG paper presentation at National conference- Phonocon 2018
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Association of Otolaryngologists of India (AOI)
Association of otorhinolaryngologists of india -kerala chapter

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I'm experiencing pain near the tonsils area and the side of the neck till my temple. The pain is excruciating and nothing but only a combiflam helps subside the pain. Once the effect of the drug subsides the pain starts again. Please help me.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Trivandrum
From your history it can be either a usual pharyngitis or nasopharyngitis due to sinusitis. Or can be called as Stylohyoid ligament pain called eagles syndrome. The later type has intermittent pain usually subsides with pain killers and then later recurs. You can do an X ray towns view to check for styloid .

I am suffering left side throat pain from 3 months I am taken zocef 250 and ceftum 500 full course but no any benefit pain is same condition so please suggest me.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Trivandrum
I am suffering left side throat pain from 3 months I am taken zocef 250 and ceftum 500 full course but no any benefit...
Take a course of antacid. Also check where exactly the pain is. It can be an issue of sinusitis with draining of mucus into throat, it can also be an enlarge styloid process.

Cochlear Implants - How To Deal With It?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Trivandrum
Cochlear Implants - How To Deal With It?

Cochlear implant is a medical device that provides direct electrical stimulation to the hearing nerve in the inner ear. Children and adults with a severe hearing loss may be helped with cochlear implants. A cochlear implant is a prosthetic substitute directly stimulating the cochlea and it does not cure deafness or hearing impairment.

A cochlear implant completely by-passes the normal hearing mechanism and stimulates the auditory nerve directly by means of an internally implanted electrode assembly. The implant consists of an external portion that located behind the ear and an interior portion which is surgically implanted under the skin. An implant has a microphone, a speech processor, a transmitter and an electrode array. The sound from the environment is picked by microphone and transmitter and receiver/stimulator sends them to speech processor to convert them into electric impulses. The speech processor placed with the microphone behind the ear, or it is a small box-like unit worn in a chest pocket. The speech processor digitizes the sound signals and sends them to a transmitter just behind the ear. The electrode array collects the impulses from the stimulator and sends those to different regions of the auditory nerve. The electrodes stimulate the fibers of the auditory nerve, and sound sensations are perceived.

A cochlear implant is very different from a hearing aid. Hearing aids amplify sounds so that they can be detected by damaged ears. Cochlear implants bypass damaged portions of the ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve. Hearing via a cochlear implant is different from normal hearing and takes time to adjust. However, it enables many people to understand other sounds in the environment, recognize warning signals, , and understand speech in person or over the telephone.

The benefits from a cochlear implant depend on many factors, such as the age of the patient when he or she receives the implant, the hearing loss present pre or post patient developed language skills and finally the motivation of the patient and family support

Once a person is referred for cochlear implant, more testing is done which includes audio logic testing, psychological testing, medical examination, and tests performed by the surgeon. It is done to ensure that the candidate will benefit from a cochlear implant and will have the motivation to participate in the process. Once the decision is made to go ahead, the surgery is done. Sometimes it involves an overnight stay in the clinic, and sometimes it is done on an outpatient basis. Six weeks post-surgery, patient is fitted with the external microphone and speech processor and implant is activated and programmed.

The best candidates are those having severe hearing loss in both ears, limited benefit from hearing aids, medical condition that makes surgery risky. Children can be considered for cochlear implants if they have the similar conditions as adults and in addition have support from their educational institutions to development of auditory skills.

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My father is diagnosed with some heart problem and on medication including tide, deriphyllin, rozucor10, olmesafe. He has problem of nose bleeding too occasionally. Today we sent him for normal routine blood test but some no are worrying me a lot. Esr 100, hemoglobin 9.2, rbc 3.07, platelet 101, rdw cv 17, rdw sd 57, hematocrit 28.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Trivandrum
My father is diagnosed with some heart problem and on medication including tide, deriphyllin, rozucor10, olmesafe. He...
Blood reports shows an elevated esr. Any inflammatory reaction can raise esr. Reason for nasal bleed should be check. Along with the blood value if you have inr pt and aptt values then it will be wise. There are cardiac medication which leads to bleeding from nose. Even increased blood pressure is a cause. When small capillaries (blood vessels) breaks causing bleeding.

She is having cough since last week. It's severe in night. Noisy breathing too. She vomitted milk a few time. We have given her maxtra, advent and saline drops.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Trivandrum
seems like she has a nasal infection or congestion. Should get a detailed check up. Taking a antihistamines along with nasal drop will reduce the symptoms... also take antacids if gastric problems are then. she has to be started on antibiotics if found having nasal infection ( yellowish or thick sputum).
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I have severe nasal blockage. I have been prescribed ebast 10 mg. How long can I take ebast 10 mg. The doctor who prescribed is out of town.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Trivandrum
I have severe nasal blockage.
I have been prescribed ebast 10 mg.
How long can I take ebast 10 mg.
The doctor who pre...
you have to find out what is the actual cause of your nasal block. doing a nasal endoscopy is a very short procedure which will tell u what is wrong. Instead of taking ebast for a long term it's better to find the actual cause and treat it. Taking medicine for a long term is always a problem. But you can take ebast if taking one daily ...Then not more than 1 month. before than find out the actual cause of your nasal block.
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I having dry cough fro last 5 days. I have take following medicines from 5 days 1. Azee 2. Alex tab 3. Allegra but not much relief, kindly suggest.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Trivandrum
Dry cough can also be due to gastric problems, also due to allergic symptoms. Take a proper anti allergic, a single dose of steroid can have a good relief. Taking antacids will also help. For detailed consultation and medication. Do consult.

I can not hear properly. Like someone needs to raise thr voice. I can not hear whispering and all. AndI feel my ears are filled. I have used ear birds.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Trivandrum
I can not hear properly. Like someone needs to raise thr voice. I can not hear whispering and all. AndI feel my ears ...
Most common causes for such problems are ear wax. You can use ear drop to get the wax removed. In some cases you may have to consult an ENT specialist to remove it there. For medication you can consult online.
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My son 12 years he suffering from breathing problems he is not breathing with mouth while sleep.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Trivandrum
It can be of multiple reasons. The most common one is the obstruction of nose due to the presence of tissue called Adenoid. It is present in child hood and slowly becomes smaller. It is usually bigger is children with allergic problems causing the feeling of nose block which make the child breath through mouth. The said symptom can also cause due to nasal septum bend. Using medication can resolve the adenoid issue to a great extend.
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Acute Mastoiditis - How To Diagnose It?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Trivandrum
Acute Mastoiditis - How To Diagnose It?

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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