Dr Sonia's ENT

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

ENT Health Articles

Fluid in the Ear

Posted on January 15, 2011 at 9:45 AM

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The animation shows the different parts of the ear :

Outer ear

Middle ear and

Inner Ear.

It shows how the normal ear functions and sound is heard by us.

When the eustachian tube is affected due to inflammation or obstruction fluid can accumulate in the middle ear. This can happen suddenly...

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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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Ear drum perforation- causes,symptoms,line of action

Posted on July 27, 2010 at 12:19 AM

Ear drum perforation- causes,symptoms,line of action

By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, ENT Specialist Bangalore

The ear drum is a thin delicate membranous structure situated deep within the ear canal and separates the outer ear canal from the delicate middle and inner ear.Due to its delicate nature the ear drum can get ruptured by various causes even a slpa on the ear can rupture the ear drum.

See Article on Ear drum-What is the ear drum?

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Ear Piercing

Posted on July 16, 2010 at 11:17 PM

Ear piercing ,nose piercing and for that matter piercing of any part of the body has to be done with the utmost care and sterile precaution.

Traditional practise in India was to get the family jeweller to pierce the baby's ear amidst much fanfare and celebration.Nowadays with awareness of the risks involved people are gravitating towards more scientific and safer approaches in ear piercing and nose piercing.

How do I decide where, ...

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Adenoids

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 4:22 AM

By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, ENT Specialist Bangalore

What is meant by adenoids?

Everyone has heard about tonsils, but what are adenoids?

You can easily see your tonsils, but where are the aden...

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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

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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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Allergic rhinitis -Strategies for Prevention and Control

Posted on July 3, 2010 at 4:50 AM

STRATEGIC CONTROL OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS

  • Try to be aware of your allergen so that you can take care in future

People with seasonal allergy tend to be affected by pollen. Those who have trouble all year long are generally affected by dust, molds, chemicals, dander, gecko & cockroach droppings etc.

  •  Try to identify
  • when u have the symptoms [time of year, time of day etc]
  • where u have it most[office, ...
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Allegic Rhinitis

Posted on July 3, 2010 at 3:47 AM

By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, ENT Specialist Bangalore

Allergic rhinitis is a common condition causing considerable distress to the sufferer.Allergic rhinitis is the commonest allergy encountered in clinical pratice and constitutes more than 50% of all allergies seen in india. In fact, 1 in 6 people suffer from allergic rhinitis, which makes it the commonest chronic disease of man today and even now it’s incidence is steadily increasing.

Allergic rh...

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Nose bleeds

Posted on June 21, 2010 at 7:07 PM

By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, ENT Specialist Bangalore

Experiencing blood coming from one’s nose or seeing it occurring in a loved one can be a scary experience. Though a frightening experience it is a fairly common condition. Our nose is a highly vascular area with a delicate inner lining .Statistically 1 in 7 people may develop a nosebleed at some point in life. Fortunately many nose bleeds are minor and it is prudent to be aware of what to do should you or a loved one experi...

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Causes of Hearing loss in Children

Posted on June 21, 2010 at 5:50 PM

By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, ENT Specialist Bangalore

Causes of Hearing loss in Children

There are many possible causes of hearing loss in children.

Some causes are congenital (present at birth), while others are acquired (cause of hearing loss happens sometime after birth).

Congenital causes of hearing loss include:

  • Genetic/Inherited
  • Malformation of the outer ear, or middle ear or inn...
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Normal Milestones of Hearing & Speech

Posted on June 21, 2010 at 5:47 PM

By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, ENT Specialist Bangalore

Normal Milestones in Hearing & Speech

0 - 4 months:

Stops movement or quiets in response to speech, or unfamiliar noises.

Startles to loud sounds.

Moves eyes toward sound source.

Rouses from light sleep to sudden loud noises.

Imitates gurgling or cooing sounds and show response to noise making toys.

At 3 months, the child...

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Could your Child be suffering from Hearing loss ?

Posted on June 21, 2010 at 5:41 PM

By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, ENT Specialist Bangalore

Could your Child be suffering from Hearing loss ?

Clues to see if your baby could be suffering from Hearing loss

Watch the Response To The Environment

Baby (Birth to 6 Months)

  • Does not startle, move, cry, or react in any way to unexpected loud noises
  • Does not awaken to loud noises
  • Does not freely imitate sound
  • Cannot be soothed by voice alone....
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Is your Baby at risk for Hearing loss ?

Posted on June 21, 2010 at 5:29 PM

By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, ENT Specialist Bangalore

Is your Baby at Risk for Hearing loss ?

Your baby may be at risk for hearing loss if

During Pregnancy:

  • Mother had German measles[Rubella], viral infection
  • Mother drank alcoholic beverages.

My Newborn baby(Birth to 28 Days of Age):

  • Weighed less than 3.5 pounds at birth.
  • Had a lo...
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How Do We Hear?

Posted on June 21, 2010 at 5:10 PM

By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal,ENT Specialist Bangalore

The ear is made of 3 parts the outer ear[includes the pinna and outer ear canal], middle ear with the 3 ossicles[ bones of hearing] and the inner ear.

Sound is collected into the ear canal by the pinna and transmitted to the ear dum which vibrates and transmits the sound to the ossicles and into the inner ear. During this passage the sound waves are amplified and finally sound signals tranformed into electrical signals and ...

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How to use Ear drops correctly

Posted on June 21, 2010 at 5:01 PM

By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal ,ENT Specialist Bangalore

How to Use Ear Drops

Many a times when you visit an ENT Specialist for and ear complaint, the doctor prescribes ear drops.

Ear drops may be prescribed for a variety of conditions:

Outer ear infections

Middle ear infections

Ear drum Afflictions

Wax in the outer ear canal

For Optimum results it is prudent to know exactly how to use them on yourself o...

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