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Dr. Somenath Saha - ENT Specialist, Kolkata

Dr. Somenath Saha

MS - ENT

ENT Specialist, Kolkata

29 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. Somenath Saha is an experienced ENT Specialist in Lake Town, Kolkata. He has had many happy patients in his 29 years of journey as a ENT Specialist. He has done MS - ENT . He is currently practising at Care And Cure in Lake Town, Kolkata. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Somenath Saha on Lybrate.com.

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MS - ENT - Puducherry University - 1989
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Hi I am from. Bhuj Gujarat, have n sinus since 1 and half years. Tell me about. What will have do in home remedies.

DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Bareilly
Hi I am from. Bhuj Gujarat, have n sinus since 1 and half years. Tell me about.
What will have do in home remedies.
Kindly go in for steam inhalation. Minimum twice a day. This will relieve you of the congestion. If possible do exercise daily. Min 4 km brisk walking. Yoga will be of good benefit.
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I have nasal congestion with running nose at morning time since the last 7 years. I take several medications in allopathy, Homeo and Ayurveda. No improvement. One allopathy doctor suggest 15 tablets, I think it's steroid. After took that tablet conditions better for 2 years. But right now the problem exist.

postgraduate, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Sundargarh
I have nasal congestion with running nose at morning time since the last 7 years. I take several medications in allop...
I think your suffering from allergic rhinitis. Avoid exposure to dust, any other food which can cause allergy. Fexofenadine+montelukast combination for one month. Flutikasone nasal spray followed by mometasone nasal spray for maintenance therapy.
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I am having snoring problem. I have checked my thyroid and it's normal. Also reduced my weight. Kindly suggest if this can be completely eradicated.

MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Yes it can be cured but first the cause has to be determined and then adequate medical / surgical treatment can be done. Please consult a specialist.
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I suffer from tinnitus from 3-4 yrs. It started after I got herpes on my right chick. Herpes was treated in 20 to 30 days but tinnitus does not stop. have gone throw many doctors and have medicines for more then 1 years bt nothing change. It is as it is. please show me some medicine or diet by which I feel free from this tinnitus. I m tired of this. This have started hearing loss to me.

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
After getting a herpes where the nerve gets invoved it is but natural to get ringing sensation in the ear. It will take a very long time for the tinnitus to go. You need to have a lot of patience. Taking nerve strengthing tablets for a few months can give some relief.
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Well, I get recurring sore throat once in a month, which last for 3 days. The infection goes once I take no cold tablets and some home remedies. Is there anything to worry or should I do some checkups.

MD, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Kolkata
Well, I get recurring sore throat once in a month, which last for 3 days. The infection goes once I take no cold tabl...
Do not worry. You take one pantoprazole+domperidone tab (cap pan d) in empty stomach daily. Avoid smoking.
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Hello doctor my age is 19 I am suffering from thorat dryness and my tongue is white due to it as I swallow something there is something toward ryt side irrate me. I am scared it is oral cancer?

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Nagpur
Hello doctor my age is 19 I am suffering from thorat dryness and my tongue is white due to it as I swallow something ...
Hi throat cancer without any risk factors like smoking, tobacco chewing ,reverse smoking is less likely. So if you want to be sure what exactly is wrong consult an ent surgeon and seek proper advise.
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I am suffering from nasal discharge all times mostly winter season very dangerous to me. My nose blocked and feels bad smell by nose. My nose and ears already operated 10 years before. Please suggest me best medicine. Please advise me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
I am suffering from nasal discharge all times mostly winter season very dangerous to me. My nose blocked and feels ba...
Hi, clear signs of weak immune system. Needs separate ayurved treatment course package+balanced diet+pranayam. Medicines available at your doorstep by courier. For Details Consult online.
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DNB
Pulmonologist, Nagpur
Sore Throat in Children

When should I call the doctor about my child’s sore throat? — Sore throat is a common problem in children. It usually gets better on its own. But sore throat can sometimes be serious.

Call your child’s doctor or nurse if your child has a sore throat and:

●Has a fever of at least 101°F or 38.4°C

●Doesn’t want to eat or drink anything

Call for an ambulance (in the US and Canada, dial 9-1-1) or take your child to the emergency room if your child:

●Has trouble breathing or swallowing

●Is drooling much more than usual

●Has a stiff or swollen neck

What causes sore throat? — Sore throat is usually caused by an infection. Two types of germs can cause the infection: viruses and bacteria. Children spread germs easily because they often touch each other, share toys, and put things in their mouths.

Children who have a sore throat caused by a virus do not usually need to see a doctor or nurse. Children who have a sore throat caused by bacteria might need to see a doctor or nurse. They might have a type of infection called strep throat

How can I tell if my child’s sore throat is caused by a virus or strep throat? — It is hard to tell the difference. But there are some clues to look for

People who have a sore throat caused by a virus usually have other symptoms, too. These can include:

●A runny nose

●A stuffed-up chest

●Itchy or red eyes

●Cough

●A raspy (hoarse) voice

●Pain in the roof of the mouth

People who have strep throat DO NOT usually have a cough, runny nose, or itchy or red eyes.

If you think your child might have strep throat, call your child’s doctor. He or she can do a test to check for the bacteria that cause strep throat.

Does my child need antibiotics? — If the sore throat is caused by a virus, your child DOES NOT need antibiotics. Unless your child has strep throat, antibiotics will NOT help.

What can I do to help my child feel better? — There are several ways to help relieve a sore throat:

●Soothing foods and drinks – Give your child things that are easy to swallow, like tea or soup, or popsicles to suck on. Your child might not feel like eating or drinking, but it’s important that he or she gets enough liquids. Offer different warm and cold drinks for your child to try.

●Medicines – Acetaminophen (sample brand name: Tylenol) or ibuprofen (sample brand names: Advil, Motrin) can help with throat pain. The correct dose depends on your child’s weight, so ask your child’s doctor how much to give.

Do not give aspirin or medicines that contain aspirin to children younger than 18 years. In children, aspirin can cause a serious problem called Reye syndrome. Do not give children throat sprays or cough drops, either. Throat sprays and cough drops are no better at relieving throat pain than hard candies. Plus, throat sprays can cause an allergic reaction.

●Other treatments – For children who are older than 3 to 4 years, sucking on hard candies or a lollipop might help. For children older than 6 to 8 years, gargling with salt water might help.

When can my child go back to school? — If your child’s sore throat is caused by a virus, he or she should be able to go back to school as soon as he or she feels better. If your child has a fever, he or she should stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever has gone away.

How can I keep my child from getting a sore throat again? — Wash your child’s hands often with soap and water. It is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infection. You can use an alcohol rub instead, but make sure the hand rub gets everywhere on your child’s hands.

Try to teach your child about other ways to avoid spreading germs, such as not touching his or her face after being around a sick person.

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Snoring - Easy Mouth Exercises That Can Help Control It!

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB (Otorhinolaryngology) , MS - ENT , MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Snoring - Easy Mouth Exercises That Can Help Control It!

Do you snore too much while you sleep? Does your snoring give others a hard time? Snoring is caused because of the vibration of soft tissues and muscles that make up your upper airways. Working out these muscles help in the management of snoring. These soft tissues and muscles stay floppy when you are snoring. The tightening of these muscles helps in reducing the level of floppiness, which results in reduced snoring. There are several simple mouth exercises that are considered to be effective in dealing with snoring. Several researches and experiments have been carried out in order to prove the effectiveness of these exercises in controlling snoring.

The most important and common mouth exercises that help stop your snoring are as follows:

  1. The tongue slide
    • You have to push the tip of your tongue against the roof of your mouth, or the hard palate.
    • After this, you simply should slide your tongue backwards. You should repeat this around 20 times.
  2. The roof smash
    • In order to practice this exercise, you need to turn your tongue in the upwards directions, and press the whole tongue against flush with the hard palate.
    • This should be repeated 20 times.
  3. Tongue carpet
    • You have to force the underside of your tongue against the floor of your mouth.
    • Along with this, you need to keep the tip of your tongue in contact with the bottom part of your front teeth.
  4. Say aah!
    • You need to lift your soft palate, at the back of your mouth’s roof and uvula, similar to how you open your mouth during a throat inspection.
  5. The cheek push
    • You need to insert your right index finger into the mouth, while pressing the inside of your finger against your left cheek’s length.
    • You should engage your cheek muscle and try to return the pressure back on your finger.
    • This should be repeated 10 times on each side.
  6. Even chewing
    • It is important for you to chew evenly even you eat any form of food.
    • You should alternate both sides of your mouth while chewing and swallowing food.

Similar to any form of exercise, you need to practice these mouth exercises on a regular basis to gain benefits and observe positive results. Unless you practice them strictly and continuously, you may not experience any change in your snoring patterns and intensity. You should try incorporating these exercises into your daily schedule. You may do a set after brushing your teeth, or during evening commutes.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Reasons Behind Sinus Problem!

MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Nagpur
Reasons Behind Sinus Problem!

Sinusitis refers to a common condition characterised by inflammation and swelling of cavities surrounding nasal passages, commonly known as your sinuses. When something interferes with the flow of air into the sinuses and obstructs mucus drainage out of it, sinus infection or sinusitis mainly occurs.
The most common symptoms of this condition include headache or pain in the facial region, nasal congestion and discharge, loss of smell and fever in some cases. To ensure that you opt for the correct treatment it is necessary to identify the causes of blockage. Here are the chief causes responsible for giving you a sinus infection.

1. Viruses
In most cases, a sinus infection is triggered by common cold and flu, which are caused by viruses. Swelling of nasal tissues occurs due to cold, in turn creating a blockage for the holes that are meant for draining mucous. In this case, rather than opting for antibiotics, take precautions against flu and cold. You can even consider getting a flu shot.

2. Pollutants
Certain pollutants and allergens or deviation of septum can be the cause behind sinus infections as they trigger coughing, irritation of the nose and inflammation. Some of these pollutants are dust, smoke and harmful gases present in the air or substances with a strong odour (certain foods, flowers, perfumes etc). To minimize chances of sinusitis, try to stay away from these irritants to the maximum extent possible. Moreover, you can also use an air purifier to reduce the effects of air pollution.

3. Long term use of nasal decongestant sprays
Nasal decongestant sprays may help you get rid of congestion, but on the other hand they are responsible for the constriction of the blood vessels present in your nose. Moreover, if used for a long time, these nasal products may worsen the symptoms of sinusitis, especially if the directions for use are not correctly followed. Also, prolonged use of the sprays can give rise to rebound nasal congestion, which is basically a relapse of congestion. So, try to minimise the use of it and follow directions very carefully if you do need to use it.

4. Smoking
Smoke from cigarettes has an effect similar to pollutants on your nose. Cigarette smoke plays a significant role in degrading the natural sinus-cleaning system of your body resulting in more gunk build up in the sinuses, in turn clogging nasal passages. Moreover, smoking also leads to inflammation, triggering sinus infections. So, try to cut down on your smoking if not quit altogether.

Sinus can be treated with the help of medications or through endoscopic sinus surgery. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ent Specialist.

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