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FAQ's - ENT Care

Why ENT care now?
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.

How to suspect hearing loss in a child?
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.

What is sinusitis and how is it treated?
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.

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

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

What is an allergy?
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.

What causes an allergy?
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.

What are the most common allergens?
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.

How are allergies diagnosed?
At Krishna eye and ENT hospital, an allergist or immunologist can diagnose your allergies using allergy skin tests. This test indicates if your immune system reacts to specific allergens.

How are allergies treated?
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.