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Neptune Health Your Healthcare Destination - Diagnostic Preventive Pre & Post Op Care

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Anosmia is the absence or impairment of the sense of smell. 7% of the people in India suffer from impaired sense of smell. It can be partial or complete.

There are many causes for blocked ear. These may range from infection, inflammation, foreign body or even tumors. The commonest cause is wax accumulation in the ear.

One of the causes of ear blockage is ear wax, also called cerumen. Cerumen has been taken from the word ''Cera'' meaning wax in Latin

The glands present in the outer canal of the ear secrete wax. Wax being sticky helps in trapping dust and other foreign particles and prevents them from entering the delicate regions of the ear.

Nature has designed the ear in such a marvelous fashion that a natural process of cleaning and elimination of waste takes place inside the ear. where it dries up along with the accumulated foreign particles and falls out. The stale ear wax is methodically conveyed from the ear canal to the opening of the ear, The ears get blocked, when wax gets lodged deep inside the ear canal; this mostly happens when we employ external objects to clean the ear that actually pushes the wax deep into the ear canal.

Ear aches are like headaches. The most common and immediately used remedy for a earache is to use ear drops. However, this method is not safe, especially in the ear membrane (tympanic membrane) it may result in a hole infection from the outer ear traveling into the middle ear.

Hyperacusis is abnormal sensitivity to everyday sound levels or noises, often there is sensitivity to high pitched sounds. The disorder is often chronic and usually accompanied by tinnitus or ringing sound in the ears in 40% of the people. This condition can occur with normal hearing or with those with hearing loss. Patient''s lives get affected adversely as they are not able to enjoy their normal activities. Ages of individuals who suffer from hyperacusis apparently range from the very 5tinnitus. young to the very old. Hyperacusis on its own affects only 1 in 0,000 people, but is present in 1 in 1,000 people who suffer from hyperacusis apparently range from the very 5tinnitus.

Treatment depends on the diagnosis. An examination will reveal if the snoring is caused by nasal allergy, infection, deformity, or tonsils and adenoids. If snoring persists, there are several operations that can be done to reduce or eliminate snoring. Snoring may be reduced by certain dental devices which bring the jaw forward. This does not help in all the cases of snoring. Thermal Ablation Palatoplasty (TAP) are procedures and techniques that treat snoring. Laser Assisted Uvula Palatoplasty (LAUP) treats snoring by removing the obstruction in the airway. If surgery is unwanted, the patient may sleep every night with a nasal mask that delivers "CPAP Somnoplasty, a revolutionary new treatment for snoring, has been developed recently. It is a relatively painless minimally invasive procedure. Somnoplasty is an unique surgical method for reducing habitual snoring by removing tissues of the uvula (the pendent fleshy lobe in the middle of the posterior border of the soft palate ) and soft palate (the fold at the back of the hard palate that partially separates the mouth and pharynx ). Somnoplasty uses very low levels of radio frequency heat energy to create finely controlled localized burn-areas beneath the lining (mucosa) of the soft tissues of the throat. These burn- areas are eventually resorbed by the body, shrinking the tissue volume, opening the passageway for air, and thereby reducing symptoms of snoring. Somnoplasty approximately 30 minutes is performed under local anesthesia in an outpatient setting and takes

In Latin, tinnire means "to ring". Tinnitus is the medical term for "ringing in the ears,". It is the perception of ringing, hissing, or other sound in the ears when no external sound is present. It affects 1 in population, and touches over 33% of the elderly community. It may be intermittent or constant in character, mild or severe in intensity, vary from a low roar or throbbing to a high-pitch sound so deafening the individual may hear nothing else. It may be subjective -audible only to the patient or may be objective which is audible to others. It may or may not be associated with a hearing impairment. Tinnitus isn''t a disease. It''s a symptom that can be caused by a number of medical conditions.

Keep your (and your child''s) distance from anyone with Tonsillitis or a sore throat. Do not share utensils, drinking glasses, toothbrushes, etc., with anyone who has Tonsillitis or a sore throat.