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Dr. Pragna Parikh  - ENT Specialist, Mumbai

Dr. Pragna Parikh

MS - ENT

ENT Specialist, Mumbai

34 Years Experience
Dr. Pragna Parikh MS - ENT ENT Specialist, Mumbai
34 Years Experience
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Dr. Pragna Parikh is a popular Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist in Ghatkopar East, Mumbai. She is currently practising at Tara Neo - Surg Hospital in Ghatkopar East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Pragna Parikh and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MS - ENT - Grant Medical College, JJ group of Hospitals Mumbai - 1983
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Association of Medical Consultants
Association of Otolaryngologists of India (AOI)

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What is the best option for a tonsil person? I am having tonsil. And whenever there's a tonsil I get ill with fever. What should I do please suggest me.

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
If you have chronic throat problem due to tonsil then you can go for surgery otherwise start tab. Septilin twice a day for 1 month and betadine mouth gargles twice a day.
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Yesterday I got drunk and then after 5 hours I vomit at least 5 times For the first time I vomit I was feeling good but then after I had a feeling that something has stuck in my throat Because of Feeling of something stuck in my throat I vomit for next 4 times I had gargle with hot water but nothing happened I had not eaten since yesterday night and now I am feeling very hungry but I can't eat because throat is paining I can feel the swollen part in my throat My friends take a look and they said it is swollen very much and yellow in color What should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Yesterday I got drunk and then after 5 hours I vomit at least 5 times For the first time I vomit I was feeling good b...
Hello.... Take homoeopathic medicine:- 1. Belladona 30 ( 3 drops three times a day ) 2. Phytolacca 30 ( 3 drops four times a day ) Take above medicines with 10 mins gap... Do not take anything half an hr before and after the medicine...... Do gargles with warm water...... Take green tea..... You can also take tulsi.. Boil some tulsi leaves in water and drink this warm . All these will help you..... Give me your feed back..... If you want any other advice you can consult me also...... Good luck.....
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Nose blockage and voice change from past 2 months. No easy discharge from nose . Frequent heaviness in nose which caused headache. When try to discharge from nose created stress in ears. Thick mucus from nose. Living in Bahrain and working as a sales engineer there due to my probation period I am not able to come to India. Taking medicines prescribed for Dr. Are, Flixonase. cetrizine. paracetamol. Zamur tab 500 mg.

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
Nose blockage and voice change from past 2 months.
No easy discharge from nose .
Frequent heaviness in nose which cau...
It is due to prolonged exposure. Start taking steam medicated with ajwain daily. Take more of black pepper in diet. Stop taking milk, curd or other heavy food items. Drink water only when hungry. Drink more of green tea with ginger.
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I am having bad breath issues n excess throat dryness frm couple of months. Climate here is pretty chilled.

MBBS (M.A.M.C), M.S. ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
I am having bad breath issues n excess throat dryness frm couple of months. Climate here is pretty chilled.
Keep taking sips of water every 10 min put liquid parafiin drops in nose. 2 drops each nostril twice a day.
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I am a lecturer. I teach 3 hrs daily at least. For d last 3 months I am having a bit o pain in my lower throat. Difficulty speaking. please help.

MS - ENT,MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kolkata
I am a lecturer. I teach 3 hrs daily at least. For d last 3 months I am having a bit o pain in my lower throat. Diffi...
Since you are a professional  speaker. You need voice modulation lessons. Steam inhalation Reflux protection Voice rest for sometime no shouting, whispering, singing. Have sips of water after speaking continuously for 10 min. Use a mike Pain while speaking is a sign of vocal strain.
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I am living in sweden which is temperature is below 10 degree. Now days I am getting blood in nose only in morning time after wakeup. After that everything is normal Can you guide me what to be done.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Causes of nasal bleeding 1. Nasal trauma (injury, exposure to warm/dry air for prolonged period, 2. Sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, dns, polyp/tumour in nose/sinus, nose picking 3. Foreign body nose, vigorous nose blowing, high bp 4. Plaelet disorder, leukemia, decongestant nasal spray, 5. Medicine like aspirin/nsaid 6. Consult ent specialist to exclude nasal causes of bleeding and for necessary advice and treatment.
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I have a problem with the my nose. The blood is flow from my nose every night. Why,please let me know

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
If you are having recurrent bleeding from nose,it could be due to nasal polyp.Get your nose checked by ENT specialist
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I wanted to inquire for my mom about vertigo. The doctor has given her medicine for the same and asked to continue with the course for 3 months. But the effect of the medicine is very temporary. As in, the symptoms like loss of balance and blankness return as the effect of the medicine fades. Is this how the treatment proceeds. Is it normal or should the effect be more permanent?

MS - ENT,MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kolkata
I wanted to inquire for my mom about vertigo. The doctor has given her medicine for the same and asked to continue wi...
Vertigo is a medical term which describes a sense of rotation even while stationary. It can often be confused with lightheadedness, generalised weakness, dizziness . Vertigo may be caused by problems in your peripheral (Ear &balance mechanism inside ear known as the vestibular system) or central nervous system. A complete checkup is required to isolate the cause. Peripheral vestibular  system causing vertigo symptoms may need initial medications to stabilise followed by Vestibular Rehabilitation  exercises. A good quality  of life can be achieved if properly managed. Basic investigations: A Pure tone audiometry  and tympanometry  can detect any problem in the ear nerves and tympanic membrane pressure (both of which can be abnormal in case of ear diseases) An Xray of the Cervical Spine (AP /Lat/Lat-oblique to check for cervical spondylitis CT brain and a complete  haemogram  are some of the baseline tests needed for a good evaluation  of vertigo. A cause of vertigo often difficult to diagnose is  BPPV Benign Paroxysmal  positional vertigo BPPV can be treated with Epleys manoeuvre  and Vestibular  Rehabilitation  exercises. With regular vestibular exercise you can be symptom free  and lead a normal life. You have not mentioned  whether your mom has Hypertension  ,DIABETES, Or any other problems.  Any blood tests done like PPBS, Thyroid function  tests, complete haemogram .Any history of head injury or neurological  problem?  Dizziness can be due to generalised weakness, Cardiovascular ,neurological or Ear-brain-balance problem. *Hope this helps Thanks
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I am suffering from nasal block for past one year continually. Using nasivion for relief nasal block for daily 2 times. Please give some permanent relief from the nasal block. Cold also present.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi. Take homoeopathic medicine - Schwabe's Alpha-NC and Alpha-CF - both thrice daily for 4 days. Use Bakson's Nasal-Aid spray/ 1-2 sprays after every 4 hours. Management: - Avoid cold drinks and fried food, take healthy food. -Avoid exposure to Air-conditioner or cold air. -Take steam-inhalation once before going to bed. -Take enough sleep and rest.
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Mere kan se pani nikal raha hai aur dard v ho raha hai aur safed rang ka koi cheeg nikal raha hai mai kiya karoon.

Master of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma in ENT, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist,
Mere kan se pani nikal raha hai aur dard v ho raha hai aur safed rang ka koi cheeg nikal raha hai mai kiya karoon.
Increase in Fungal infections of Ear with arrival of Monsoon Fungal infection of ear canal, also called as Otomycosis, is a superficial fungal infection of the external auditory canal. It is the most frequently encountered fungal infection in ear, nose and throat clinics. The organisms responsible for this clinical entity are usually fungi especially A. Niger. The fungi are usually secondary invaders of tissue already rendered susceptible by bacterial infections; physical injury or excessive accumulation of wax in the external auditory canal. The fungus tends to grow in humid, dark and warm areas and ear canal is one of the best places, especially in the rainy season. Excessive use of antibiotic ear drops may also be a cause of fungal infection of the ear. The fungal infection of the ear canal usually presents with a itching, irritation, discomfort, pain and scanty discharge from the affected ear. Patients also complain of feeling of blockage in the ear due to collection of fungal material in the canal. Sometimes irritation is so severe that patients tend to insert pins or sharp material in the canal leading to injury or bleeding from the canal. Pruritus and discharge are the most common symptoms which are usually unilateral but bilateral involvement is also been seen. There is greenish or black fuzzy growth on in the canal resembling wet ‘blotting paper with black dots’, which may fill up the entire canal. Careful drying and cleaning of external auditory canal is the first step in treatment, which is done preferably by suction evacuation by an ENT Specialist. The topical therapy with antifungal or other antimicrobial agents is also necessary. After cleaning the canal, antifungal drops, are given. Because the infection can persist asymptomatically, the patient should be re-evaluated at the end of the course of treatment.
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Hai, I am aged 25, I have a problem that, i'm getting bleeding from my nose twice or thrice in a year for last 8 years. Now recently I relocated to hyderabad 2 months before, here for last one week the temperature is 43- 46 degree celsius. For last one week every alternative days i'm getting high bleeding from my nose. I'm recently married so my wife was very scared and asking me consult doctor. But I hesitated it and said it is due to heat and high temperature. Please kindly give me good advice to cure this and what to do during the time of bleeding. What should not do.

MD - Pathology
General Physician, Amritsar
At the time of bleeding lie down without pillow head on a lower level. Apply ice packs on nose. This has many causes. One is extremely hot weather. Never poke finger in your nose. Take foods that cool in nature like watermelons lime water. Eat less of mangoes. Dont eat dry fruits in this weather. An ent check up is a must no need to hesitate this is a very common problem. No fault of yours so no need to hide or feel bad about it.
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Hi doctor I am a 34 year old man and I have nose allergies form dust problem last seven months I am used one all daily.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
As you are saying that it is due to dust so i want to tell you that Dust allergy may cause 1. Allergic Bronchitis 2. Allergic cough 3.May be triggering factor of Bronchial asthma You need to avoid dust as much as you can and boost your immunity to reduce allergic episode There are some supplement available that can be start after personal consultation and these supplement can reduce severity and no. of episodes of this problem You can take Vitamin C tablet, one tablet with food for 15 days Consult me for further management
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How to Deal With Insect Inside Ear

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB (Otorhinolaryngology) , MS - ENT , MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
How to Deal With Insect Inside Ear

It is that time of the year when insects are all around. Suddenly one feels a buzzing sound or an itchy feel in the ear. To your horror, one feels a live insect is in your ear, which can be extremely annoying and is like a nightmare. Insects often get stuck when they enter our ears as they cannot fly or crawl out. They try to find their way out and their movements inside our ears can be very uncomfortable, painful and can be itchy as well. Moreover, they can easily produce infection.

In this scenario, do not try to remove an insect with cotton swab, tweezers or hair clip as it will make the situation worse and can lodge the insect deeper into the ear canal, which can possibly damag the eardrum, leading to permanent hearing loss. If an individual is not certain about the potential harm taht can be caused by the insect in the ear, one should seek medical care immediately. Insects in the ear are common reasons for visits to doctor's clinic, especially in children.

If one suspects an insect in ear, one may experience pain, swelling, blood or crackling. One may even feel biting, stinging, hearing loss or dizziness. It is best to stay calm in this situation as being active may lodge the bug further in ear or cause it to move further back or cause serious damage to the sensitive eardrum

One way to try to remove a bug in ear is by tilting the ear toward the ground and attempt to wiggle the ear. Grasp the earlobe and give it a wiggle. If the bug is not too far into ear canal, it may fall out on its own. If the bug is still alive and is not too far inside of the ear canal, it may simply come out on its own. If one stays calm and keep objects including fingers away from ears, it is likely that the bug will find its way back out of ear.

One can also try to flush the ear with warm water with a dropper or a bulb syringe. This can be done by holding head upright and stretching the ear canal by pulling the outer ear and then putting a steady stream of warm water into ear. Tilt head to the side to drain out the ear. Do not try this if one suspects that ear drum has been ruptured to prevent additional damage.

To avoid stinging or eardrum rupture from scratching or biting , one may use a drop or two of mineral, baby, or olive oil inside your ear canal to kill the insect. Finally, visit an ENT specialist doctor as they can remove the insect by special suction devices. Post insect removal, one must look out for signs of infection as swelling, dizziness, hearing loss, fever, and pain. Finally follow up with ENT specialist or Otolaryngologist for the final opinion.

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My sneezing problem is increasing day by day I sneeze about 10-15 times in one session I have taken levocetirizine and montelukast but no change seems.

MS - ENT, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Hyderabad
Your condition may be allergic rhinitis or vasomotor rhinitis. In either case there is particular way to treat. Please do not self medicate. Please visit an ent surgeon for better treatment.
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In summers I always face a sneezing problem that last for whole day. It happens only in summers. As soon as I open my eyes ib the morning. Sneezing starts. sometime dry nose come out with blood chips.

DORL, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Faridabad
Sneezing problem and allergies are due to most of the time by means of weather change and due to anatomical variation of the nose which leads to change in the aerodynamics of the nose hence leads to watery nose this most of the time is over snsitivity on nose to outer environment, and we consider this as allergy all the time. Sinus is a normal roomy structure around nasal cavity its infection called sinusitis, if a person suffering from nasal obstruction along with sinusits and mild to moderate nasal allergies it means most probably he is suffering from dns (deviated nasal septum. Nasal obstruction is because of the deviated portion of the nasal septum (this is the bony partition of the nose cavity. Allergies are because of the hampered muco-ciliary mechanism (normally mucus is produced in the nose to moisten our nose cavity, oral cavity, and help food bolus to move downward, this mucus is basically moves on the cilia of the nasal mucosa) this mechanism gets hampered and mucus start accumulating in the nose and sinus cavity which is why thick mucus comes from nose in patients of nose obstruction and person develops sinusiits. When a surgeon removes the nasal septum deviation has not been removed properly the symptoms persists, and patient thinks that the nose bone has again regrown. It is not because of regrowth but because of half surgery done or due to the non removal of the deviation (reason can be many) nowadays nasal septal deviation can be removed endoscopically. Everything is explained in this, I hope this will benefit you.
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Dizziness and Ear Problems

MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Dizziness and Ear Problems

Dizziness is usually described as variety of sensations, which comprise of a feeling of faintness, unsteady, weak, light headed, giddy or woozy. When dizziness causes a false feeling of spinning and the moving surroundings is known as vertigo.

Dizziness can be one of the most common reasons for a visit to the doctor. However, constant feeling of dizziness can affect a person's life drastically, but it is rarely life threatening. The treatment of dizzy sensation and dizziness mostly depends on the symptoms.

Causes of Dizziness
The common causes of dizziness are medication, motion sickness and ear problems, especially disturbances of the inner ear. An injury, infection or poor blood circulation can also lead to dizziness. The triggers of dizziness and the sensations it provides are used to evaluate the cause. Also, the duration of the dizziness and the symptoms lead to a clue towards the cause of the same.

Dizziness Caused by the Inner Ear Problems
The balance of the body depends on the combined effort of many parts of the sensory system. These are:

  1. Sensory Nerves: These send messages to the brain in regard to the body positions and its movements
  2. Inner Ear: The inner ear has the organ of corti which are responsible for detecting the motions and thereby help in the balance of the body.

In vertigo a person might feel that the things around them are moving, thus creating a swaying or a spinning motion. Vertigo is usually caused by the problems of the inner ear. 

The common causes are:

  1. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), this happens when the calcium particles accumulate in the inner ear canals. The inner ear is responsible for the body movements and balance.
  2. Meniere's disease, a problem of the inner ear mainly caused by the build up of the fluids, thereby leading to a change in pressure. This causes vertigo along with hearing loss and tinnitus.
  3. Vestibular neuritis is the problem of the inner ear and is largely due to infection. Infection leads to swelling of the nerves of the inner ear which affect the body movements.

Treatment of Vertigo Includes:

  1. Rehabilitation of the vestibular system by physical therapy in order to strengthen it.
  2. Canalith repositioning by suggesting some body and head movements basically for BPPV. These movements help to move the calcium deposits from the inner ear canals to one of the chambers, which are further absorbed by the body. When the canaliths (calcium deposits) move, it might give rise to vertigo.
  3. Medicines are given to relieve symptoms of motion sickness and nausea. Antibiotics can be taken in case of infection and swelling.
  4. Surgery in some cases.
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Hi, I am 51 years old I frequently get back pain. I work as a steno in my office for 8 hours. Right now I am suffering from fever, running nose, throat infection. Please provide me an proper solution.!

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hi, I am 51 years old I frequently get back pain. I work as a steno in my office for 8 hours. Right now I am sufferin...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1. Bell 200 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for 2 days 2. Rhus tox 200 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for 2 days and revert.
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Tongue and throat going dry for a few days and more severe way by eating water is decreasing.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Tongue and throat going dry for a few days and more severe way by eating water is decreasing.
Please Check your blood sugar levels, blood pressure, urine routine, hemogram Send me report on Lybrate So that I can guide you precisely.
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