Dr Sonia's ENT

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

ENT Health Articles

Nose Block Slideshow

Posted on January 20, 2011 at 12:33 PM

This is a slideshow about the common condition Nose Block.

It is best viewed as a full screen presentation.Click on the menu button at the bottom left hand corner and click full screen for a good visual.

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What is a DNS [Deviated Nasal Septum]?

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 12:18 AM

What is the Nasal Septum?

The nasal septum is a composite plate like structure made up of membrane,bone and cartilage.The nasal septum divides the two halves of the nose into right and left nasal cavities.

What is a DNS or Deviated Nasal Septum?

If the nasal septum which is ideally central, is deviated to one side or the other ,ENT Specialists refer to this as a deviated nasal septum or DNS for shor...

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Understand your CT Scan

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 4:31 AM

By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, ENT Specialist Bangalore

Your ENT Doctor may have ordered a CT Scan of the siuses for some reason. Shown is a labelled animation of the CT scan of one of my patients depicting normal as well as abnormal structures.

Shown is the CT scan of the Nose and Sinuses

The scan shows


Nasal septum- a bony- crtilaginous...

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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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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


  • 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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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

Nasal Discharge

Posted on June 23, 2010 at 1:12 AM

What is nasal discharge ?

Nasal Dischrge is secretion coming from the nose.Nasal discharge can come out from the front of the nose or go posteriorly to the back of the nose and trickle down into the throat [ called post nasal drip or post nasal discharge]

Why does nasal discharge occur?

Nasal discharge or secretions coming fromt the nose can occur due to various reasons. The nose and the sinuses have a lining of muc...

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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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