• Brief Profile


    Dr D Balakrishnan BSc, MBBS, MS, DLO, is an ENT surgeon. At present, he is a professor in Govt. Stanley Medical College, Chennai. He founded the Association of Paediatric Otolaryngologists of India (APOI) and is currently it's Honorary Secretary. His special interests are in Sleep and Snoring. He is a research scholar in the Tamil Nadu Medical University on upper airway obstruction and snoring. He consults in the Childs Trust Hospital and in his own clinic in Adyar. With three decades of experience in ENT, he has cultivated a flair for scientific writing and presents difficult subjects in a lucid style.

Questions Answered by me

From your short description, it appears that your son has a profound hearing loss. Your child needs a rehabilitation package. The team for this...

Answered on : 23 Oct 2008

If your son aged 10 years old is having cold and sneezing repeatedly since childhood, it might be due to an allergy probably to some food item or...

Answered on : 09 Oct 2008

Your son might be suffering from wheeze associated lower respiratory infection (known earlier variously as asthmatic bronchitis, allergic...

Answered on : 28 Aug 2008

First, I will explain to you the rationale behind the tonsillectomy operation and the adenoidectomy operation. And, then, discuss your individual...

Answered on : 13 Aug 2008

I will answer your expressed concern first. Nebulisation is a very good method of drug delivery. It is a very safe and sure method. Your...

Answered on : 03 Mar 2008

I realise your anxiety about the persisting cold. It is perfectly normal and correct practice to prescribe a best choice antibiotic for a chest...

Answered on : 15 Feb 2008

A lymph nodal enlargement is not a disease. It is a reaction of the body to some infection in the areas drained by the respective nodes. So if you...

Answered on : 17 Jan 2008

Not all the holes in the ears can be ignored. There could be several diseases that lead to a hole in the ear drum. One such diseases is sinusitis...

Answered on : 13 Dec 2007

Your son is probably suffering from "allergic bronchitis". As your doctor has rightly advised you, the ideal treatment will be prevention. This...

Answered on : 08 Dec 2007

The post-nasal drip and the recently diagnosed thyroid cyst are unrelated.
Your age is 64 years. You started using the medicines for post-...

Answered on : 05 Nov 2007
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