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Dr. A M Athanikar

MS - ENT, MBBS

ENT Specialist, Pune

52 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
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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
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Dr. A M Athanikar is a trusted Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist in central Panchgani, Pune. Doctor has over 50 years of experience as a Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist. Doctor has done MS - ENT, MBBS. You can visit him/her at Poona Hospital & Research Centre in central Panchgani, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dr. A M Athanikar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MS - ENT - B J MEDICAL COLLEGE PUNE, - 1970
MBBS - B J MEDICAL COLLEGE PUNE, - 1966
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English
Hindi
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Plot No 27, Sadashiv Peth. Landmark: Near Alka Talkies, PunePune Get Directions
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Hi I am 24 year female suffering from mild dizziness which is commonly felt when wake up from sleep and mild head ache which is painful when not slept well with sore pain on my skull and sometimes nausea felt and eyes are felt dot blindness and shaky lines on either sights please help me

MS - ENT, DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Delhi
These symptoms suggest a migraine episode. You will either need to go to an ent doctor who treats headaches or else to a neurologist. In the meantime avoid going out in the hot sun, establish a healthy daily routine, avoid cheese and chocolate, sleep well, do not skip a meal. Medication will help you. Regards.
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I have sinus problem from last three years. So pls tell me what could be possible treatment whether in allopathy, homeopathy or Ayurveda.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Do steam inhalation 2-3 times daily with karvol plus inhalant capsule 2. Put otrivin nasal drop one thrice daily 3. Take a course of antibiotic after consulting doctor 4. If you are suffering from chronic sinusitis, take plain xray pns/ct scan of pns or nasal endoscopy after consulting ent specialist to confirm diagnosis 5. If you are having recurrent symptoms, you may have to undergo endoscopic sinus surgery.
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Allergic Rhinitis - Signs That You are Suffering from it

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Kangra
Allergic Rhinitis - Signs That You are Suffering from it

What is allergic rhinitis?

Allergic rhinitis is defined as allergic symptoms in the nasal passage. Allergic rhinitis can be seasonal (occurring during specific seasons) or perennial (occurring year round). The allergens that most commonly cause seasonal allergic rhinitis include pollens from trees, grasses and weeds, as well as spores from fungi and moulds. The allergens that most commonly cause perennial allergic rhinitis are house dust mites, cockroaches, animal dander and fungi or moulds. Perennial allergic rhinitis tends to be more difficult to treat.

How does allergic rhinitis occur ?

This condition occurs when allergens (allergy- causing substances) come into contact with the nose, and usually also the ears, sinuses, and the throat. When allergens come in contact with the lining of the nose and sinuses, they trigger the cells to release the chemical histamine, which causes the allergy symptoms described below.

What are the symptoms ?

  • Nasal congestion 
  • Sneezing 
  • Watery " runny nose" 
  • Itchy eyes,nose,or throat 
  • Puffy eyes or 'allergic shiners'
  • Post nasal drip 
  • Tears 

These symptoms may occur during a certain season or year long. They can occur at any age. 

Risk factors for allergic rhinitis

Allergies can affect anyone, but you’re more likely to develop allergic rhinitis if your family has a history of allergies. Some external factors can trigger or worsen this condition, including:

  • cigarette smoke
  • chemicals
  • cold temperatures
  • humidity
  • wind
  • air pollution
  • hairspray
  • perfumes
  • colognes
  • wood smoke
  • fumes

Ayurvedic concept of rhinitis:

As per Ayurveda, Allergic rhinitis is compared with Vata- Kaphaja pratishaya. The concept of Ama, Asatmya and virudh aahara also predict the allergic conditions.

Ama is the product of impaired digestion and metabolism. It affects Rasa and Rakta Dhatu leading to manifestation of Pratishyaya. Wrong food combinations (Virudh aahar) having antagonist properties like fish with milk, fruit juice with milk, clarified butter with honey, ice cream after night meals, etc. leads to allergy.

Ayurveda believes in balancing the three doshas present in the human body, thus treating the disease on the whole. Treatment involves clearing the sinuses and expelling phlegm, alleviating the relevant dosha and detoxification. To permanently resolve this disorder, dietary and lifestyle adjustments may be necessary in addition to the strengthening of the immune system. Panchakarma is an effective means of treating Allergic Rhinitis.

Ayurvedic treatment for allergic rhinitis:

  1. If the symptoms are severe and in chronic conditions, Vamana Panchakarma treatment, followed by Virechana is administered. This helps to relieve Ama and balance Tridosha.
  2. In some cases, where the patient has normal digestion strength, Nasya treatment (nasal drops therapy) is administered with herbal oils such as Anu taila or Shadbindu Taila. 
  3. After the above Panchakarma treatments, Ayurvedic medicines are administered to improve respiratory immunity and strength of upper respiratory tract.

Useful Ayurvedic medicines in treating allergic rhinitis:

  1. Nimbarajanyadi tablet – Contains neem and turmeric as main ingredients.
  2. Chavikasavam – Fermented Ayurvedic liquid, also used in urinary tract disorders.
  3. Mahalaxmi Vilas Ras – Also useful in the treatment of skin diseases, diabetes, Sinus, non healing wounds, etc.

Other medicines: Narada lakshmi vilas rasa, Anand bhairava rasa, tribhuvan kirti rasa, shringarabharaka rasa, Mayur shringa bhasma, Abhraka bhasma, Lavangadi pills, Sitopaladi choorna, Marichayadi yoga, vyoshadi pills, Khadiradi pills are suggested.

Diet management:

  1. Take – Light food, lukewarm water, Kapha nashaka foods like little spicy food, saindhav salt, legumes, soups etc.
  2. Avoid – heavy food, fermented food, congestive food, too hot or too cold food, soar food, non vegetarian food, sweets, banana, curd, yogurt, ice creams, deserts, cakes, yellow grams, etc.
    1. Avoid Alcohol and cold beverages. 

      If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.

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When I take breath I feel something struck in throat an throat pain and dizziness occurs everyday. Is it normal or not. What can I do?

MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Hyderabad
When I take breath I feel something struck in throat an throat pain and dizziness occurs everyday. Is it normal or no...
You could be suffering from gastrointestinal reflux disease. Take proton pump inhibitors for a month
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I am observing small little bumps on back of my throat which are reddish in color. Also sometimes I feel tightness in the throat. There is no problem with the swallowing and breathing. No pain while swallowing. I am afraid of is it a cancer or something?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am observing small little bumps on back of my throat which are reddish in color. Also sometimes I feel tightness in...
Hi Sanket... Don't reach to diseases like cancer... it can just be lymphnode swelling because of some other infections... Better consult with details.. I will guide you once I have all the details..like investingations and also if needed homoeopathic treatment...
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My right ear is unable to hear. And all the reports are normal. What I do to hear by my right ear. so, what to do.?

MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
My right ear is unable to hear. And all the reports are normal. What I do to hear by my right ear. so, what to do.?
If audiogram is normal its advisable to repeat the audiogram. If still it comes normal then further investigation can be advised.
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I am 18 years old I am getting tired easily and frequently. And I am also got fainted after 1 hrs from having lunch and I can not hold even lighter things firmly I got tensed easily nowadays what symptoms are these?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Homoeopathy has good treatment for your problem, without causing adverse effects. Take homoeopathic medicine arsenicum alb 30 daily in the morning and in the evening and give feedback after 6 days.
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I have mennieres syndrome. I have fluctuating hear. I have severe mixed hearing loss in both the ears, esp left ear. Is there any treatment for this. Should I use hearing aids.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Delhi
I have mennieres syndrome. I have fluctuating hear. I have severe mixed hearing loss in both the ears, esp left ear. ...
Hi, now you r in meniere's disease, the symptoms are aural fullness, vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss and tinnitus. And you r diagnosed with bilateral severe mixed hg. Loss, ok. It is better for you to go for a digital hg. Aid in left ear, if possible use in both ear. Medications and surgery has limited benefit on meniere's disease.
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I am suffering from tinnitus problem over 2 years and what are the medications for that problem and is it curable or not?

MS - ENT, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Hyderabad
Tinnitus has many causes. First step is to get evaluated by ent surgeon and if required hearing tests should be done. Depending on the diagnosis the treatment can be taken. In your case since tinnitus is long term you may require a hearing aid called tinnitus marker.
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