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Dr. Ratnakar Shetty

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Mumbai

300 at clinic
Dr. Ratnakar Shetty Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Mumbai
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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. Ratnakar Shetty is an experienced Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist in Mumbai, Mumbai. He is currently associated with Centro Hospital in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ratnakar Shetty on Lybrate.com.

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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
Ear-Nose-Throat (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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I am 36 year old male. I am regular victim of tonsillitis and Pharyngitis. I have been facing this problem for last 5 years. I take medicine it cures but again it stands with throat infections. I feel that my whole throat is inflamed. please help me.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
HI, Take cap. Tonsari 1-1-1 with hot water after food and tab. Lakshmivilasa Ras 1-1-1 after food. These medicines should be taken for 6-8 weeks continuously. Take tab. Tribhuvanakirti Ras 1-1-1 till the fever subsides. Avoid cold and refrigerated food, sweets and oil fried food. Do salt water gorgling 2-3 times a day.
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I am 25 years old female suffering from headache since 8 years due to pain I can't take food n can't sleep m suffering from sinus too.what to do?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Can be migrain. Ctpns to r/o sinusitis. Avoid sun, stress, irritation, constipation. Have good sleep. Paracetamol sos for pain.
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I am suffering from sinus problem. A doctor advised me to use mustard oil for my nose, means dropping some drops of mustard oil inside nose before sleeping. Is it safe or I should stop that.

B H M S, MD
Homeopath, Thrissur
Using mustard oil will definitely relieve the nasal congestion in some patients. But it may not give a permanent solution for your sinusitis. Permanent solution is accomplished in following ways. 1. Your blood cbc has to be looked for any causes 2. An x ray pns has to be taken to see which sinus is affected. 3. If sinusitis is confirmed homoeopathic treatment after assessing your genetic make up will give permanent solution.
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I have tinnitus problem in my ear. Please advise.

MD - Microbiology
General Physician,
I have tinnitus problem in my ear. Please advise.
Hi, there are numerous causes for tinnitus. I would like to know about the exact symptoms you have. Tinnitus is a vague symptom, please explain what and when you feel the ringing.
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Hi sir. I am mokhtar. And I have teeth pain problem. Bump in throat. And red spot on tongue. Please help me. If you will provide whatsap no.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi sir.
I am mokhtar. And I have teeth pain problem. Bump in throat. And red spot on tongue.
Please help me.
If you w...
mohd Mokhtar take tab combiflam for pain . apply boro glycerine mouth paint . see dental surgeon for check up .
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I have sinus problem. Whenever I am going to sleep below fan for a long time. I face several problem related to sinus. I also have dust allergy.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Do you have pain on cheek bones on pressing it? hot fomentation is really helpful in sinus besides drink fluids, such as water or juice. This will help dilute mucous secretions and promote drainage. Avoid beverages that contain caffeine or alcohol, as they can be dehydrating. Drinking alcohol can also worsen the swelling of the lining of the sinuses and nose. Moisturize your sinus cavities. Drape a towel over your head as you breathe in the vapor from a bowl of medium-hot water. Keep the vapor directed toward your face. Or take a hot shower, breathing in the warm, moist air. This will help ease pain and help mucus drain. Apply warm compresses to your face. Place warm, damp towels around your nose, cheeks and eyes to ease facial pain. Rinse out your nasal passages. Use a specially designed squeeze bottle (sinus rinse, others), saline canister or neti pot to rinse your nasal passages. This home remedy, called nasal lavage, can help clear your sinuses. If you make your own rinse, use water that's contaminant-free distilled, sterile, previously boiled and cooled, or filtered using a filter with an absolute pore size of 1 micron or smaller to make up the irrigation solution. Also be sure to rinse the irrigation device after each use with contaminant-free water, and leave open to air-dry. Sleep with your head elevated. This will help your sinuses drain, reducing congestion. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.
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I am 24 year male in a night time sleeping very snoring sound produce.Please tell.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am 24 year male in a night time sleeping very snoring sound produce.Please tell.
Hi, please follow these tips to stop snoring: - reduce your weight if you are obese. - perform pranayama (breathing exercises) everyday. - quit smoking which irritates the mucosal layer of the nose and throat and causes blockage and results in snoring. - quit alcohol and sedatives which relax the throat muscles and results in snoring. - sleep on sides instead on back. - elevate the head by using a thick pillow which eases the breathing. - clear the nose before going to bed. - establish regular sleep pattern. - keep the bedroom air moist by using humidifier; as dry air irritates the mucosal membrane in the nose and throat. - perform throat exercises like repeating the vowels a, e, i, o, you loudly for 2-3 mins few times a day or keeping the tongue behind the teeth and moving it backwards - 3-4 times a day. - anti snoring appliances can also be used.
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I have severe fever along with cold cough bo d y weakness and sour throat since last 3 days, please advice medication.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have severe fever along with cold cough bo d y weakness and sour throat since last 3 days, please advice medication.
For fever take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and For cold take tablet cetrizine at night and For cough take syp ascoril-D 2.5 ml twice a day and Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest
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I am having a sinus problem for 3 days it's very big problem. What to do to cure from this problem?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Apart from taking symptomatic treatment I will suggest you to buy a steam inhaler machine of crescent company and take a flow of steam (of plain water only) over the forehead through the inhaler and can repeat the process after eight hours as and when required.
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I have throat pain since 5 days.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I have throat pain since 5 days.
Take homoeopathy medicine barytacarb 200 potency 2 times a day 6 globules 15 min after meal for 4 days and also do gargle with 2 spoon water and 1 spoon phytolacaq 2 times morning and ev4ening.
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My lips and throat becoming dry at night . A lot of cracks on my tongue , because I handled it rudely . Some thin white layer on my tongue . There is no bad breathe n pain while swallowing ! Is it oral thrush ?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
My lips and throat becoming dry at night . A lot of cracks on my tongue , because I handled it rudely . Some thin whi...
Oral thrush doesn't happen so suddenly u may b having some thing else do you sleep with mouth open rule out nose blockage
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Almost 9 years ago in 2007, when I was in my vacation and travelling in train, in mid night I had a feeling that train was rolling, Immediately I sat and I was holding the chain firmly and did not sleep the whole night. Very next day when I met doctor, he examined and said whenever I lie down, my pressure goes less than 100 and when I get up it goes above 120, That is the reason for this happening. Then I had some medication. I was told not to get up from bed immediately, but slowly turn one side, put one leg down on the ground and then both leg on ground. I followed for this for almost a month. Then it slowly vanished. I was later told this might be because of some shoulder bone pressing some nerve which stops blood going to brain for fraction of seconds and I was asked to go physiotherapist. He did some IR therapy and suggested some exercises and slowly I forgot that incident till 2015. In 2015, when I was cycling (prior to joining Goqii), I fainted on middle of road and lasted for few minutes and I was admitted to hospital. The discharge summary simply indicated Syncope. After that once in 2 or 3 months, I have giddiness for fraction of seconds, while getting up from chair or bed or coming out of car (basically when I stand up after long sitting). All X-Ray, ECG, ECHO, CT scan and even MRI shows normal.

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
Almost 9 years ago in 2007, when I was in my vacation and travelling in train, in mid night I had a feeling that trai...
Your initial description falls in the category of benign postural paroxysmal vertigo precipitated by change of postures and neck movements on a particular side. Your small episode of unconsciousness while cycling needs more analysis. Syncope is the most plausible explanation but it could also be due to sudden kinking of the vertibro basilar artery in the neck bones supplying the posterior part of brain causing sudden loss of balance and transient unconsciousness. Because your all investigation reports are normal one has to presume that you are suffering from bppv and you will need special neck rotational exercises called epley maneuver which needs separate description and guidance to do. If the presumed diagnosis is correct then this maneuver may cure you of your problem. If despite this there is no relief then some more investigations like carotid angiography may be needed. Of course all this is postulation on the basis of your narration without going in the details of reports.
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I have severe throat pain.What can i do?

BHMS
Homeopath,
I have severe throat pain.What can i do?
Take homoeopathy medicne hepar sulph in 30 potency 7 globules 4 tim es a day without water for 5 days and also do gargles with phytolaca q 20 drops in 2 lukewarm water spoon 2 times morning and night for 7 days.
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My ear getting like the one we get inside an airplane it wont go even when I blow with my nose closed.

MBBS
General Physician, Indore
There is a connection with ear and throat which is known as Eustachean tube. Your ET is blocked so you have these problems. You can start with Nasivion Moist 2 puff daily twice a day in both nostrils x 5 days and see the difference.
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My both the nose are blocked, most of the Times. What to do?

MBBS
General Physician,
Hello, if symptoms are sneezing, running nose, blocked nose 1. Take proper rest/ lot of fluids 2.Take proper home made diet. 3. steam inhalation carefully by steam inhaler twice a day for 2-3 days frequent cold may be because of many reasons like: 1. Any ENT problem like DNS Polyp sinusitis 2. Low Immunity 3. Allergic condition like Allergic bronchitis so you need to consult ENT doctor for proper examination and further management
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Muje pet me bohot dard ker raha hai. Or pura body loose ho gya hai. Chakkar bahot aata hai. Muje koi ilaz btaoo. please Hindi me btana.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Muje pet me bohot dard ker raha hai. Or pura body loose ho gya hai. Chakkar bahot aata hai. Muje koi ilaz btaoo. plea...
Please take colocynth 30 - at an interval of 30 minutes upto three doses in a row now. Also take ors water. Measure your blood pressure and report.
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I am 25 years old male past 4 months I feel something in my throat but I can swallow. If I eat it comes back and then i'll swallow again. Sometimes I feel dry throat. Please reply me .

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,
You must consult any ent specialist for check-up. If he can identify the problem, it is good or else you may have to consult a gastroenterologist for upper gi endoscopy. Then we shall be in a position to solve your problem.
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My self Tilak RAJ abt 55 yrs. Old suffering from sinus stick problem since 1981 taken so much medicines then relief after again repeated full brain some time stopped or dullness feeling.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day. 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. Avoid milk. Cold drinks. Take hot water steam.
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Why we turn deaf ear and look the other way when we are advised by Doctors to adopt more healthy diet than we are used to.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Why we turn deaf ear and look the other way when we are advised by Doctors to adopt more healthy diet than we are use...
It is due to lack of motivation and laziness and if you want a healthy life and ses you have to make up your mind.
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