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    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

You have written that your child is at present nearly 3 years in age. At the age of six months, he had some lymph nodal swellings at the nape of...

Answered on : 30 May 2011

Any throat infection by eighth month of pregnancy generally does not cause any problem with the pregnancy. The duration of antibiotic may not be...

Answered on : 03 Mar 2011

1. The carrom board powder is very fine particles of boric acid. It can lead to an inflammation (allergy), when inhaled. The child has...

Answered on : 25 Feb 2011

I understand your concern that your child with a smaller ear lobe in the left side needs to have the best attention in the world. This surgery...

Answered on : 24 Jan 2011

Both the terms 'hyper reactive airway disease' and 'asthma' refer to the same disease state. The treatment for the illness of your son is...

Answered on : 22 Jan 2011

You have said that you have some pulsating sensation of air waves in your ear; following a cold episode. The causes for this condition are many....

Answered on : 11 Nov 2010

The adnoids are tissues which are similar to the tonsils in function. They are situated behind and above the palate. Hence, they are hidden from...

Answered on : 15 May 2010

Jaundice is one of the known risk factors for hearing impairment. However,
you / your doctor have thoughtfully done a hearing assessment....

Answered on : 04 Mar 2010

I share your concern about the hearing. I also appreciate yourself acting on your suspicion by taking him to an audiology-testing unit. But, in...

Answered on : 16 Dec 2009

Syrup zyrtec certainly produces drowsiness and it can be avoided. You can give some home remedies particularly honey. Please see that she takes a...

Answered on : 19 Nov 2009
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