ENT Care FAQs

ENT Care FAQs

Concept of good health care is shifting from Mortality care to Morbidity care. ENT specialist has 3 of the 5 special senses, namely Hearing, Smell and Taste under its care. The 6th newly included special Sense of Balance is also related to the ear. Care of hearing, taste, smell, voice and balance care come under ENT. So morbidity and wellness care is incomplete without ENT care.

Hearing loss in a child should be suspected, if response of your child is not appropriate. When the child is Lazy, Inattentive or Naughty. When there is delay in speech development. For further detail look in common warning signs.

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses which may or may not be due to infection. Inflammation can occur in any of the sinuses. Patients usually feel a combination of pain, pressure or headache. Sinusitis can be acute or chronic—if it’s acute sinusitis, it can usually be treated with medication.

Sinus surgery is often necessary when a person with sinusitis does not get better after trying medication or other treatments.

Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils. Symptoms of tonsillitis include severe sore throat, difficulty swallowing, headache, fever and chills.

An allergy is an abnormally high sensitivity to a certain substance, such as dust, pollens, foods, or drugs. Symptoms of allergies usually include inflammation, sneezing, itching, and skin rashes.

An allergic reaction occurs when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance from the outside world. When your immune system mistakes these normally harmless foreign substances as dangerous invaders, you body sends out antibodies to attack them.

The most common allergens include dust mites, molds, pollens, animal dander, cockroaches, peanuts, milk, eggs, latex, and penicillin. The dust mite is the most common cause of allergies.

Allergies can be treated with medicine that alleviates symptoms or immunotherapy (allergy shots) that desensitize the patient to specific allergens. However, the best method of treating allergies is allergen avoidance. If you’re allergic to dust mites, for instance, your most effective path to wellness would be to eliminate the dust mites from your home.

Some people have excess build-up of wax, some use ear buds and push wax deeper into the ear canal. To clean ears:

  • Do not try anything at home
  • Use ear softening drops to make wax soft
  • Meet nearest ENT Specialist and get it removed

Ears have a self-cleaning mechanism. You don't have to clean with ear buds. Some people may have excessive wax produced, they need to meet an ENT Specialist every 6 months to avoid complications.

We have small hairs in the ear which help in cleaning our ears. Ears buds will damage these hairs and lead to excessive accumulation of wax. Buds will push wax deeper towards the ear drum causing problems.