Dr Sonia's ENT

ENT Specialist, Head & Neck Surgeon,Bangalore
Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal

ENT Health Articles

How to Give Medicines to Kids

Posted on January 15, 2011 at 9:45 AM

•DO NOT give adult medicines to kids

•Some medicines are not safe for kids- so DO NOT self medicate kids

•DO NOT guess the dose of medicne to give: in case of over the counter medicines do not guess how much to give- always consult your doctor.

•Know what key ingedients the medicine contains :many combination medicines contain more than one drug and if you are giving 2 or more medicines you may overdose your child-READ LABELS CAREFULLY

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Impact of GERD or Acid Reflux or LPR

Posted on January 15, 2011 at 9:45 AM

What is GERD or LPR?

GERD means Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease - Here acid from the stomach refluxes back into the fod pipe[ oesophagus] and produces the common symptom of heartburn which all of us have experienced at one time or the other

LPR means Laryngo-pharyngeal Reflux- Here acid from the stomach refluxes back into the fod pipe[ o...

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How to do Nasal irrigation

Posted on July 3, 2010 at 5:37 AM

This is meant for my patients whom I have advised Nasal irrigation

I may have advised a combination of salt and baking soda or salt alone- do so as per the advise I have given you. The video animation is so that you get an idea of the procedure.

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Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal

MBBS MS ENT[AI...

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How to use Nasal Sprays

Posted on July 3, 2010 at 5:09 AM

How to use Nasal Sprays.

Your doctor may have prescribed a nasl spray for a variety of reasons.

  • Check the expiry date
  • Shake the bottle well
  • Clear your nose before using the spray
  • When using the spray in the right side of the nose you can use the left hand [using the opposite hand gives you the best direction by default]and direct the nasal spray nozzle towards the right ear[ avoid directing it towards the central nasl septum]
  • Breathe out throug...
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Bad Breath - Causes and Cures

Posted on July 3, 2010 at 5:05 AM

Bad Breath- Causes and Cures

By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, ENT Specialist Bangalore

The cause of the bad breath [medically called halitosis] may lie in the

  • Mouth
  • Nose and Sinuses
  • Other parts of body

Causes of Bad breath

Cause of Bad Breath in the Mouth

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Teeth[Dental] origin- decayed teeth,food between teeth
  • Dentures
  • Gum disea...
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Air travel -Health tips

Posted on June 26, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Air travel has its specific set of health problems and we may have heard of some of them.

The important health issues are:-

  • Ear  problems
  • Jet Lag
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis[DVT]
  • Motion Sickness

Jet lag

Jet lag is ca...

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Article in Deccan Herald -on Sinusitis

Posted on June 25, 2010 at 11:48 PM

See article which appeared in Deccan Herald authored By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, ENT Specialist Bangalore : Click here

Ear Wax

Posted on June 21, 2010 at 5:57 PM

By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, ENT Specialist Bangalore

What is ear wax?

Ear wax or cerumen as it is medically called is produced by small glands in the outer 1/3 rd of the ear canal. The ear wax traps particles and protects the ear.

 

Why does ear wax accumulate?

Ear wax is normally pushed to the outside by normal mechanisms of the body.

Common causes of ear wax accu...

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Ear Care Tips

Posted on June 21, 2010 at 5:53 PM

By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, ENT Specialist Bangalore

Ear Care Tips-Tips for Healthy ears

It is so true that we don’t appreciate what we have till we lose it! Taking care of our ears doesn’t require much effort but can be rewarding in the long run. The following are some tips for healthy ears which in turn help maintain well preserved hearing and balance

1. Do not injudic...

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