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Consultant ENT Surgeon in Bangalore

Dr. Gayatri S Pandit is a Consultant ENT Surgeon with experience of over 10 years and is heading Samarth ENT and Allergy Centre, Bangalore. She holds a Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DAA, MBBS. She did her MBBS from Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur in 2003, and did Masters in ENT form St.John’s Medical College and Hospital in 2007 and she is a Gold Medallist in Masters. She has also studied more on allergies from Christian Medical College and did her DAA from the same institute

What are conditions associated with Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is one of the common, yet commonly ignored disease. One out of every 6 people is suffering from allergic rhinitis. Worldwide around 500 million people are suffering from allergic rhinitis.

Is Cauliflower Ear a reversible condition?

If treated promptly, the cauliflower ear can be a reversible condition. What it requires is a prompt evacuation of the blood which is getting accumulated there so that there is a contact back between the skin and the cartilage.

What is Airplane Ear?

Airplane ear is a condition of the middle ear due to a sudden or a rapid change in the pressure of the middle ear. Now we have a tube which connects from the nose to the ear called a eustachian tube. This eustachian tube buffers the pressure between the external environment and the middle ear.

What are Allergy Shots?

Allergy shots are nothing but subcutaneous immunotherapy in which the allergens are introduced in your body in the form of injection.

When does one need Allergy Shots?

Allergy shots are indicated if you are suffering from allergic rhinitis of moderately severe degree or a persistent disease. The second indication is a mild asthma. Moderately severe disease means if it is affecting your quality of life such as your day to day performances, sleep disturbances etc.

Treatment options for allergies in Children

If the child is suffering from food allergies such as a peanut allergy or a nut allergy, egg allergy or a milk allergy, then avoidance if such allergens is of utmost important in the treatment. In few cases with milk allergy and egg allergy, then the child can outgrow those allergens over a couple of years.

How long does Airplane Ear last?

Airplane ear is usually a self-limiting condition. When we talk, when we chew, when we yawn there is an equalization of pressure inside the Eustachian tube. So there is an equalization of pressure through the Eustachian tube.

How to differentiate between Allergic Rhinitis and Non Allergic Rhinitis

The cardinal symptoms of allergic rhinitis are watery nose, nasal congestion, postnasal drip, pruritus, that mean the itching of the nose and sneezing. Now it is triggered by an allergen.

What does Skin prick test and raised IgE levels signify

Skin prick test is considered as a gold standard for the diagnosis of allergic rhinitis. person who is allergic to some of the antigens will show a hypersensitivity to the allergens that are tested and he will also have an increased specific IgE for the same allergens in his blood too.

What do sore throat, congestion & rash signify?

Sore throat, nasal congestion and rashes signifies the presence of an upper respiratory tract infection. This kind of an infection can be mostly an upper respiratory tract infection. Whenever such conditions are present with the rashes, we have to think of a viral infection with a thrombocytopenia, that means low platelet count.

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