Otolaryngology is the study of ear, nose, and throat conditions or ENT. Children with persistent ear, nose, and throat conditions need attention from an ENT specialist. So do adults for sinus infections and age-related hearing loss.
The Department of Otolaryngology (ENT) at CMRI is one of the most well-equipped departments with experienced specialists and instruments. The department offers a wide range of medical and surgical services both for adults & children covering all major aspects of ENT including Otology, Sialology, Laryngology, Paediatric Otolaryngology, Rhinology and Audiology.
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- Hearing loss in a child should be suspected if the response of your child is not appropriate. When the child is lazy, inattentive, or naughty. When there is a delay in speech development. For further details look for common warning signs.
- 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. Sinuses can be acute or chronic-if it is acute sinusitis, it can usually be treated with medication.
- Sinus surgery is often necessary when a person with sinusitis does not get better offer frying medication or other treatments.
- Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils. Symptoms of tonsillitis include severe sore throat, difficulty swallowing, headache, fever and chills.
- 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.
- An allergic reaction occurs when your immune system reacts 10 a foreign substance from •the outside world. When your immune system mistakes these normally harmless foreign substances as dangerous invaders, your body sends out antibodies that attack them.
- 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.
- An immunologist can diagnose your allergies using allergy skin tests. This test indicates if your immune system reacts to specific allergens.
- 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.