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keloid is the formation of a type of scar which is a result of an overgrowth of granulation tissue (collagen type 3) at the site of a healed skin injury which is then slowly replaced by collagen type 1. Keloids are firm, rubbery lesions or shiny, fibrous nodules, and can vary from pink to the colour of the patient's flesh or red to dark brown in colour. A keloid scar is benign and not contagious, ...
Dr. Alok will be out for conference on 15th and 16th this month. So, he will not be available for consultation.
Otitis externa is a broad term used to describe an inflammatory condition affecting the ear canal, with or without infection. The inflammation is usually generalised throughout the ear canal and can affect the outer ear. Acute otitis externa is the most common form. There are a number of popular synonyms such as ’hot weather ear’, ’tropical ear’ and ’swimmer’s ear’. Acute otitis externa typically...
Dr. Alok will not be available from 27th to 4th of Oct. He will be out for an International Conference.
Cerumen, colloquial known as ear wax, is a waxy substance which is secreted by 1000-2000 sebaceous glands and modified apocrine sweat glands of the external auditory canal (EAC) .The external auditory canal is divided into two parts, the lateral cartilaginous portion (outer two-thirds) and the medial bony portion (inner one-third). The skin lining the inner bony meatus is only 0.1 mm thick and is ...
Tongue-tie or ankyloglossia is a congenital condition characterized by short lingual frenulum, which results in tethering of the tongue. The prevalence of tongue-tie in newborns varies between 2.5% and 11%, depending on the population and the diagnostic criteria used. Commonly employed diagnostic criteria relies on short thick frenulum that gives the tongue a heart shape on protrusion, or inabili...
AnatomyThe length of the ET varies between 31 and 38 mm . The normal orientation of the ET is downward, anterior, and with a medial rotation. With this positioning, the ET creates an angle of about 45 and 30 to 40 with the sagittal and horizontal planes, respectively . The ET is made up of bone, cartilage, and fibrous tissue. The bony component is approximately 12 mm in length, whereas the cartila...
Ebola Virus a new terror agent: Dengue like illness with rabies like mortalityThe filoviruses, Marburg and Ebola, are among the most virulent human pathogens.Case fatality rates are 80 to 90 percent.Ebola viruses are also classified as "hemorrhagic fever viruses" based on their clinical manifestations, which include coagulation defects, a capillary leak syndrome, and shock.Other types of viral HF...
Allergic rhinitis is characterized by symptoms of nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea, sneezing, and nasal itching. Components of inhaled dust, such as mites, molds, or animal dander, can cause IgE-mediated response in atopic individuals, activating mast cells to release potent chemical mediators and then attracting inflammatory cells to induce symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Although allergic rhinitis ...
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Rhinosinusitis is defined as symptomatic inflammation of the paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity. The term rhinosinusitis is preferred because sinusitis is almost always accompanied by inflammation of the contiguous nasal mucosa. Rhinosinusitis may be further classified by duration as acute (less than 4 weeks), subacute (4-12 weeks), or chronic (more than 12 weeks, with or without acute exacerbatio...
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA (OSAS) Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) represents a spectrum of clinical disorders ranging from simple snoring to upper-airway resistance syndrome (UARS), andOSAS. In UARS, there is increased respiratory effort required to maintain airflow during habitual snoring in the absence of OSAS. OSAS, on the other hand, ischaracterized by partial or complete cessation of airflow ...
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is the most common peripheral vestibular disorder. It can be defined as transient vertigo induced by a rapid head position change, associated with a characteristic paroxysmal positional nystagmus. Canalolithiasis of the posterior semicircular canal is considered the most convincing theory of its pathogenesis and the development of appropriate therapeuticmaneuve...
VERTIGOThe Hearing and Equilibrium Committe of The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO–HNS) recommended a definition that states “vertigo is the sensation of motion when no motion is occurring relative to earth’s gravity.”True vertigo is defined as “a false sense of motion”: either you are moving or the world is moving about you. Whirling vertigo is a “special case” of ve...
Persistent cough Cough is the most common presenting complaint in adults seeking medical treatment in an ambulatory setting. Chronic cough (persisting greater than 3 weeks) can be associated with myriad diseases that may overlap multiple medical specialties. For this reason, a thorough assessment of the patient with chronic cough relies on a multidisciplinary approach and close cooperation betwee...
TINNITUS Jastreboffdefined tinnitus as “the perception of a sound which results exclusively from activity within the nervous system without any corresponding mechanical, vibratory activity within the cochlea. For 1 percent to 2 percent of the general population, this condition causes a considerable amount of distress and seriously interferes with the ability to lead a normal life.It is very di...
Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Intratympanic steroids as a treatmentThe loss of hearing of at least 30 dB over at least 3 contiguous frequencies occurring within 3 days or less is known as Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL). In more than 90% of patients, the true cause of the hearing loss is not discovered, constituting an idiopathic disease. The estimated incidence of such disease is 5 ...
Mnires disease was first described in 1861 by Prosper Mnire. The disease is characterized by episodic vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, and ear fullness. Mnire was the first to recognize that the vestibular apparatus could be the source of this balance disturbance.To diagnose Mnires disease, a patient has tohave two or more spontaneous ver
Published by Dr. Alok Banka Tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in children. Tonsillectomy is defined as a surgical procedure that removes the tonsil. The procedure may be a complete tonsil removal by dissecting the peritonsillar space between the tonsil capsule and the muscular wall; or a partial removal - throu
The tympanic membrane (TM), or the eardrum, separates the external ear from the middle ear and perceives sound and sends the information to the brain. It serves as a key component of the tympano-ossicular system for sound transmission. As a thin sheet, the eardrum is highly sensitive to air pressure changes in external auditory canal. Trauma to the
By Dr. Alok Banka Snoring is one of the most embarrassing, health issues that we face. People who snore are usually the butt of jokes. It also causes strain in relations between a husband, a wife and even their children; but emotional reaction aside, the fact of matter is that loud habitual snoring may be caused by a very dangerous ailment called o
Health Tips before flying Try NOT to fly with a cold/flu/ear infection, if you can. If its un avoidable, see an ENT doctor before travel, get his opinion. Avoid sleeping when the plane takes off or lands. Sit up while flying on an airplane, rather than lying down. Swallow, yawn, move your jaw sideways, chew gum, and sip fluids while flying on an ai

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