ENT Specialist in Kondapur
At Apollo Spectra, we have best ENT specialist in Kondapur who treat all kind soft disorders and diseases related to Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) and the related areas of head and neck. They are sensitive organs well connected to each other which require special attention. Some of the conditions we treat include-
Middle Ear Infections
A middle ear infection occurs when the bacteria or virus infects the air-filled space behind the eardrum. This can also happen due to allergies and this condition is mostly seen among children. Ear pain, hearing loss, nausea, loss of balance and pus discharge are the most common symptoms. Applying a warm cloth to the affected ear will give you some relief and if you consult an ENT specialist he will give you some pain reducer and antibiotics which will effectively cure you in days.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
It is a condition where you feel like your environment is spinning when you move your head. The affected person will feel dizzy even with the slightest movement of his/her head accompanied by nauseating tendency. Not serious except for the discomfort it causes and the symptoms will only last for minutes but recurs later. It is better to seek emergency care if the problem continues or is accompanied by issues like difficulty in walking, loss of vision or has trouble speaking.
Similar to vertigo, in that you will experience brief episodes of dizziness and will feel like your head is spinning. Pressure in the ear, nausea, ringing in the ear and permanent hearing loss are the other common symptoms. Meniere’s disease is caused due to the complication in the inner ear though contributing factors are not clear. People of any age can be affected by this disease but adults between the ages of 20-50 are more prone. This is a chronic disease and a complete cure is not available. Treatment will avail the recurring vertigo episodes and hearing aid, therapies, middle ear injections and even surgery is used to ease the problems.
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL)
Majority of hearing loss problems are caused by noise exposure. Hearing loss could be temporary but continuous exposure to sounds above 85 dB will lead to permanent hearing loss. For example, heavy city traffic is about 85 dB while that of an Mp3 player at maximum volume is 105 dB however we are not even aware of how much noise pollution is around us. NIHL is not a reversible condition and the patients will have to rely on hearing aids for the rest of the life. It is better to prevent such a condition beforehand by staying away from loud sounds.
Sinusitis is a common condition in which Para-nasal sinuses are swollen and infected. Sinus infections are caused by allergies, infection, nasal polyps and deviated septum. They are of two types: acute and chronic. While acute sinusitis lasts only for weeks, chronic sinusitis will linger around for years. However, both of them have similar symptoms such as headache, puffiness and tenderness around the eyes, pain in teeth and ear, cough, sore throat and cold. Your ENT specialist in Kondapur prescribe antibiotics for bacterial infected sinuses which are not effective on viral or fungal infected sinuses. Painkillers and decongestants are also part of the treatment. Homemade remedies include breathing steam vapor, nasal irrigation, drinking lot of fluids and applying warm, wet cloth on affected areas.
A condition in which a person’s breathing is ceased while sleeping and this will occur many times as brief episodes. The person may gasp for air while sleeping and may snore loudly. Other symptoms include dryness in the mouth, inability to concentrate during daytime, insomnia, feeling sleepy during the daytime and frequent headaches. If you doubt you have sleep apnea consult a ENT specialist in Kondapur immediately because left untreated, sleep apnea could lead to further complications.
Vocal fold nodules and polyps (VFNs and VFPs)
Vocal fold nodules are growth on the vocal cord which will become calluses. Longer than nodules, polyps are blister-like growths in the vocal cords. Hoarseness, roughness, pain from ear to ear, neck pain, voice tiredness and coughing are the common symptoms. Both nodules and polyps are caused by voice abuse and are mostly seen among professional singers, teachers and speakers (people who use their voice a lot and continuously). Treatments include voice rest, voice therapy and surgery to remove the abnormalities in vocal cord.
These are some of the most common ENT problems seen around and a majority of the people tries to treat these problems on their own without realizing their gravity. Overlooking ENT problems will only lead to unnecessary discomfort and in the worst cases to irreversible damages. So if any of the problems persists schedule an appointment with your ENT specialist in Kondapur and get proper care.