In this two part video series, Dr Joel talks about Nasal Allergy Part 1: What is Allergy? What are its types? Do you have Nasal Allergy? Part 2: Treatment of Nasal Allergy?
COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is respiratory tract infection due to a novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 (initially called 2019-nCoV); as of March 11, 2020, extent of infection was declared pandemic by the WHO Virus is thought to be zoonotic in origin, but the animal reservoir is not yet known, and it is clear that human-to-human transmission is [...]
Most of the visits any good ENT doctor or clinic is ear wax. Some parents are even scared when they bring children to our ENT hospital, and say that the ear is discharging and that the child has an infection in the ear. I once had the experience of parents coming in a panicked state [...]
Insufficient or disrupted sleep in children is now recognized to affect the cognitive development and behavior. Pediatric sleep disorders have unique societal impact; both the child’s and the family’s sleep can be affected when a disorder is present. The following table gives an idea about the amount of sleep needed by children: Sleep Requirements [...]
"Dizziness" and "Vertigo" are common complaints seen in ENT clinical practise. At our Trivandrum clinic too, roughly one in 10 patients complain of sudden giddiness. However the term dizziness is vague and often used to describe a variety of experiences, including sensations of motion, weakness, lightheadedness, unsteadiness, emotional upset, and depression. Dizziness can be differentiated [...]
How to avoid viral fever (common cold) in this flu season It's the flu season in Kerala! We've noticed a steady increase in the number of people suffering from viral fever among those coming to our ENT clinic at Trivandrum. Influenza (also called "the flu") is a viral infection in the nose, throat, and lungs. [...]
Obstructive sleep apnoea, a common disorder in ENT clinic practise At our ENT clinic in Trivandrum, one of the common conditions encountered in Obstructive sleep apnoea. Reutrakul S., and Van Cauter E in their ENT journal article mentions that Obstructive sleep apneoa (commonly misunderstood as snoring) is the most common sleep disorder. This must be [...]
Adenoids are a common cause of a child being brought to an ENT specialist. The child is evaluated in the ENT clinic. In our ENT clinic in Trivandrum, we do a procedure known as DISE - Drug induced sleep endoscopy to identify the level and degree of obstruction. An adenoidectomy is a surgical procedure to [...]