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AllergyDoc Goregaon

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Shree Sai Clinic & Parvatibai Shankarrao Chavan Hospital & Research Centre, Near Parkar College, Off S.V.Road Mumbai
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AllergyDoc Goregaon is known for housing experienced ENT Specialists. Dr. Sarika Verma, a well-reputed ENT Specialist, practices in Mumbai. Visit this medical health centre for ENT Specialists recommended by 101 patients.

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Dr. Sarika Verma

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB - ENT, Allergy Testing
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My daughter is 6 years old. She has tonsils. She got cold and fever frequently. I consult with a lot of doctors. Some say surgery has to be done for tonsils. Some say never do surgery. So I am in a lot of confusion. I am also not interested in surgery treatment. So please tell me a cure for this.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB - ENT, Allergy Testing
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
If she has recurrent episodes of acute tonsillitis documented by a doctor more than 4 times a year, its recommended you get her tonsils removed. If its less than that, you don't need surgery. The guidelines are very clear. Hope that helps you to make a decision.
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Immunotherapy and Allergy Vaccination

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB - ENT, Allergy Testing
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
Immunotherapy and Allergy Vaccination

Immunotherapy which is also known as allergy shots is a type of treatment which has long-term benefits. Immunotherapy helps in reducing the chance of different kinds of allergic issues to develop later in life. The chance of having allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, stinging insect allergy and even conjunctivitis are all diminished with the help of these allergy shots. Allergy shots help your body become immune to different allergens which can later trigger an allergic reaction. Any individual, who notices symptoms for more than 3 months in a year and does not see the medicines make any significant headway, should definitely consider taking immunotherapy.

What is the Immunotherapy Treatment?
The treatment of immunotherapy allows the doctor to inject small doses of whatever substance you are allergic to, also known as allergens, under your skin. This procedure helps your body get used to the allergens which in turn help in reducing the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. For allergy shots, your doctor first carries out a test to determine which allergen is the patient allergic to. The doctor might then use weed, pollen or dust mites, molds and even animal dander as allergy shots.

In the beginning of the treatment, the doctor may give these allergy shots once or twice every week, depending on the need. Once the patient reaches the point of maintenance doses, the same dose is injected in the patient’s body every 2-4 weeks for up to 6 months. Once the 6 month period is also over, the dose is reduced to once a month. A checkup will be done by your allergist after a year to see whether the symptoms have become less severe or not. If there is no remarkable change witnessed then the doctor does not prescribe continuing the same treatment, however, if there is an improvement then you may have to continue taking the shots for up to 3 to 5 years.

Results of the Treatment
There is no definite assurance of being completely cured after taking immunotherapy as the allergy might return for some within a few years. For others at the same time, the allergy might show no sign of returning and the patient can be completely cured. Most of the times, this treatment is absolutely safe when given correctly. However, symptoms of asthma, hives and low blood pressure can be a matter of grave concern as it can be a life-threatening reaction. Emergency care should be provided immediately in such a case.

Sir last month I was getting my nose running at the time of morning and night after some days I was ill with cold, I took medicine antibiotic and paracetamol and I got relief but my nose keep running and sneezing at the time of morning and night .the whole day I feel god. And now it is been a month and I am getting 7,8 continuous sneeze daily in morning and at night .i think it is an allergy that I am suffering from please give me some advice.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB - ENT, Allergy Testing
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
Sir last month I was getting my nose running at the time of morning and night after some days I was ill with cold, I ...
If you want to identify what you are allergic to, we can do a complete allergy test and find out what your allergy profile is. You can call to book an appointment.
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Adenoids and Endoscopic Adenoidectomy!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB - ENT, Allergy Testing
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
Adenoids and Endoscopic Adenoidectomy!

Adenoids are part of the ENT (ear-nose-tongue) area. They are basically lump of tissues situated at the back of the nose and higher up in the throat passage. Along with tonsils, they form a part of the lymphatic system and are also known as pharyngeal tonsils. They work in conjunction with tonsils to keep infections and viruses at bay. They also help in maintaining the body fluid balance.

Adenoids mostly occur in children. They basically start to grow from birth and can become enlarged between the ages of 5 to 7 years. They become swollen by fighting some bacteria or virus. However, by teenage years they start to shrink and completely disappears by adulthood. They do not help in fighting diseases and the body develops other ways to fight germs and bacteria.

Problems Caused by Adenoids:
Although adenoids are not harmful, they can become enlarged or swollen when fighting bacteria or viruses. In such situations, it is best to consult pediatric or ENT specialists. However, there are certain symptoms that occur in children:

  1. Breathing problems- Children may experience difficulty in breathing through the nose. Instead, they breathe through the mouth which might lead to dry mouth resulting in bad breath and cracked lips.
  2. Sleeping problems- Children having swollen adenoids having difficulty in having sound sleep. They might snore or experience sleep apnea (irregular breathing or might stop breathing for few seconds).
  3. Ear infections- Have ear infections and even develop glue ear (the ear duct is filled with fluids).
  4. Sinus problem- Your child may experience runny nose or facial pain.

Diagnosis
If your child is experiencing the above symptoms and having difficulty breathing, its best to visit an ENT specialist to get the adenoids checked out. The adenoids cannot be seen through normal eyes and has to be examined using special methods like endoscopy. An endoscope is a long flexible tube with a light, it is inserted through the mouth and the image of the inside of the mouth is seen on a screen.

Treatments for Adenoids:
Depending on the severity of the adenoids, it can be treated with nasal sprays or drops and antibiotics suggested by a doctor. If the adenoid does not shrink or the problem persists, it’s best to go for adenoidectomy.
What is Adenoidectomy? Adenoidectomy is the surgical removal of adenoids. It is generally performed by an ENT surgeon and carried out through the mouth under general anesthesia. The whole operation only requires a day. Your child is released at the end of the day.

Recovery:
After the surgical procedure, your child may experience:

  1. Sore throat
  2. Ear ache
  3. Stiff jaw
  4. Runny nose
  5. Bad breath

All of these difficulties pass away within a week or two. However, you should be careful as there is always a risk of infection after an operation. In case of excessive bleeding, known as hemorrhage, your child may need another surgery where the bleeding is stopped by cauterization.

Moreover, food and drink should be monitored carefully. As your child will have difficulty in swallowing food, it’s best to have fluids like soups or yoghurt. Remember to give them plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

Adenoids are not scary diseases. So don’t be scared and give your child all the care and support when they are facing difficulty in breathing or sleeping.

Allergic Rhinitis: Everything You Need to Know

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB - ENT, Allergy Testing
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
Allergic Rhinitis: Everything You Need to Know

Allergic Rhinitis or Hay Fever is an allergic reaction that affects the upper respiratory passage. As of 2016, about 20-30% of the Indian population has been affected by allergic rhinitis, with the count going up to about 62% in Asia. Like other allergies, rhinitis occurs in response to certain triggers called allergens when they are breathed in. This article shall concisely tell you everything you need to know about this very common condition.

Types:
Allergic Rhinitis may be of two types- the seasonal allergy in which allergic reactions occur at a particular time of the year, in response to the triggering factors that increase in abundance at that time, and the perennial allergy whose trigger factors are present around the year.

Symptoms:
The symptoms of allergic rhinitis appear suddenly and violently. These include:

  1. Runny, stuffy, itchy nose
  2. Violent and multiple sneezing and coughing
  3. Sore throat
  4. Itchy and watery eyes with dark circles sometimes
  5. Headaches, fatigue, and weakness
  6. Hive breakout and blisters

One or more of these symptoms may occur simultaneously during rhinitis. In seasonal allergy, symptoms may appear at certain times of the year, while they may appear at any time in the case of perennial allergy. Fever does not occur usually.

Causes:
Rhinitis symptoms occur when an allergic reaction is triggered by histamine secreted by the body in response to one or more of the following allergens:

  1. Pollen from trees and grasses
  2. Dust and dust mites
  3. Dead skin cells of animals
  4. Cat hair and saliva
  5. Mold

Seasonal allergies are mostly caused due to pollens from trees in spring and from grasses through summer and fall.

Diagnosis:
Allergic Rhinitis is usually diagnosed by its symptoms. Sometimes a skin prick test is performed to determine the exact substance causing the reaction. A Radioallergosorbent test or RAST is performed to measure the extent of reaction to an allergen.

Risk Factors:
Allergic rhinitis occurs due to an abnormality in the immune response of the body and can affect anybody. However, certain risk factors greatly increase your chances of having an allergy. These include:

  1. A family history of allergic rhinitis
  2. Smoking
  3. Air pollution
  4. Humidity
  5. Sudden temperature changes
  6. Chemical fumes
  7. Hairspray
  8. Perfumes and deodorants
  9. High wind

Treatment:
Allergic rhinitis has no permanent cure. Only the symptoms can be effectively managed by one or more of the following:

  1. Eye drops
  2. Decongestants and nasal sprays
  3. Antihistamines
  4. Immunotherapy and Sublingual Immunotherapy
  5. Alternative medicines
  6. Home remedies

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

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I am 22 years old and is having tonsils. Doctors says coblation is to be done .its the only permanent solution. What is the cost of treatment and how effective it is!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB - ENT, Allergy Testing
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
Everyone has tonsils they are a part of the throat structure. You must be having recurrent tonsillitis, or infection in the tonsils. If you have recurrent infection more than 4 times a year, please go ahead for tonsillectomy. If not, medical management is adequate. Coblation, radio frequency, cold knife and laser are just a method of removing the tonsils. Cost varies depending on the kind of hospital you get operated in. Warm regards
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Yesterday i've been to my sister's place after long time where my sisters son has been infected with chicken pox. I've spent long hours with him ignoring the fact that he's infected with chicken pox. Now I am worried even I might be effected with chicken pox as it is easily spreadable disease. Can you please let me know the precautions as of how to avoid me getting infected from chicken pox by him as I've spent longer hours with him yesterday.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB - ENT, Allergy Testing
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
Yesterday i've been to my sister's place after long time where my sisters son has been infected with chicken pox. I'v...
If you have had chicken pox earlier you will not get it. If you have not had and have not been vaccinated then there is no preventive available. Watch out for 7-10 days as that is the incubation period for chicken pox. All the best.
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I am suffering from nose block problem during sleeping time from 2 week use otrivin spray and other medicines but no relief please suggest me.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB - ENT, Allergy Testing
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
I am suffering from nose block problem during sleeping time from 2 week use otrivin spray and other medicines but no ...
Otrivin is a habit forming medicine. Should not be taken more than 3-5 days. Best if you see an ENT doctor who could identify the cause of your nasal blockage. Warm regards.
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"I Am 54 F In Cbp Examination Lymphocytes Are 41 And Absolute Lymphocyte Count Is 3600 My Eosinophil Are 7 And Absolute Count Is 600 Slightly Higher. I Am Suffering From Regular Sneezing. Suggest Medicine."

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB - ENT, Allergy Testing
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
Our absolute eosinophil count is high, please visit your GP to get a prescription for treating the same. 21 days course along with deworming will help. Warm regards .
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I am suffering from frequent cold. When I eat or drink cold foods in high quantity I feels runny nose, sore throat, mucus in my throat and blocked nose. Pls give me suggestion on how to cure it.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB - ENT, Allergy Testing
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
I am suffering from frequent cold. When I eat or drink cold foods in high quantity I feels runny nose, sore throat, m...
It sounds like you have an allergic problem. Please come to Gurgaon AllergyDoc for an allergy test so we can find out what you are allergic to, and give you medication for long term relief. Warm regards.
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