Ears, Nose, and Throat are the most significant sensory organs of our body. Without these, we would not be able to perform the fundamental functions of life and living would become very much difficult. 

  • Ears are the sense organs for hearing. The other very important function that the ears perform is helping the body to balance.
  • Nose is the sense organ for smelling and it function’s as part of the body’s respiratory system. 
  • Throat is the route for air to pass to the lungs and also for the water and food to enter the digestive tract.

Ears, Nose, and Throat are closely connected and if any abnormalities or conditions occur in the Ears, Nose, or Throat, it can badly affect your life quality. 

ENT is a branch of Medical science which deals with the medical and surgical conditions of the head and neck. Doctors who are specialized in these are known as ENT Specialists or medically termed as Otolaryngologists. ENT Specialist or ENT Surgeon not only treats simple conditions related to the Ears, Nose, Throat, Head, and Neck region but also performs surgeries related to cancers, benign tumors of the head and neck as well as plastic surgery of the face and neck. You can choose to book an appointment for ENT online consultation to diagnose the right problem.

Why MediFlam?

MediFlam has a panel of some of the best ENT specialists available in India. We at MediFlam make sure that our platform provides hassle free experience to the patient as well as the doctor at the best cost possible. Our doctors work in close conjunction with the patients so as to provide them quick diagnosis, treatment and regular follow ups. For major conditions, we can connect you to the best hospitals and doctors that are paneled on MediFlam platform.

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Frequently asked questions about ENT

Can I see an ENT Online?

With the advent of modern technology, it is very possible for the patient experiencing symptoms of ENT conditions to at least get a probabilistic diagnosis by connecting with the leading ENT Specialists on an online platform. Then the online ENT consultation can help the patient for further process to confirm the diagnosis and get treated at the earliest.

What are the most common ENT problems?

The most common ENT problems which an ENT Doctor can treat are:

  • Ear Infections
  • Sinus Infections
  • Tonsillitis
  • Allergies
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Hearing Loss
  • Vertigo

What is an ENT?

ENT is a branch of Medical science which deals with the medical and surgical conditions of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck. Doctors who are specialized in these are known as ENT Specialists or medically termed as Otolaryngologists who look after ENT treatments in India. 

Is MediFlam good for an online consultation?

Yes, MediFlam is safe and good for online consultations. We at MediFlam, provide a secure platform for patients to consult ENT specialist online.

When should I see an ENT specialist?

If you are suffering from any kind of pain, infections, swelling in the throat, or any kind of seasonal allergies or sinus infections, you should see an ENT specialist.

Can an ENT specialist detect sinus infection online?
If you are dealing with occasional infections, then it’s possible to consult ENT specialist online and they will advise you on the right medication as well.
What does an ENT specialist treat?

ENT specialist in India treats various kinds of medical conditions related to Ear, Nose, Throat, Head, and Neck. From common to severe conditions like sinusitis, ringing in ears, sore throat, tonsillitis, sinus headache to sleep apnea, hearing loss, head, neck, and throat cancers, facial plastic surgery, and many more.

What kind of doctor treats Head and Neck disorders?
ENT specialist or also called Otolaryngologists are the doctors who can treat head and neck disorders along with other ENT diseases and problems.
What are the symptoms of an Ear infection?

Some of the Ear infection symptoms include, pain, hearing loss, balance problem, dizziness, Nausea and vomiting, earache.

How long does an ear infection last?

Outer Ear infection generally lasts up to 2 weeks, Middle ear infection approx. 2 to 3 days, and Inner ear infections last longer.

Are Ear infections contagious?

Ear infections are not contagious but at times many children develop some viral infections or cold, and those infections are contagious.

How to connect with the best ENT in India?

MediFlam picks the best ENT specialists from the whole country so that the patients can connect and get the best diagnosis while being in the comfort of sitting at home.

When to consult an ENT Specialist?
Some of the common medical conditions which everyone suffers are sore throat, clogged ears, stuffy nose, etc. But apart from that, an ENT specialist can treat different kinds of disorders related to Ear, Nose, Throat, and Neck and head region. If you are suffering from any kind of sinus allergies or ringing in the ears or flu-like symptoms, you can switch on to online ENT consultation to get the condition diagnosed at the earliest.

What are some of the common con ditions that an ENT specialist treats?

Below are some of the common conditions which an ENT Specialists treat:  

Sinusitis: Sinusitis is also known as rhinosinusitis. Sinuses are the cavities that produce the mucus which is essential for the nasal passages to work properly. Inflammation occurs on the tissue lining the sinuses which are called sinusitis. Some of the symptoms you may undergo are thick nasal mucus, facial pain, fever, headaches, a poor sense of smell, sore throat, and a cough. The cough gets worsens at night. If it lasts less than 4 weeks, its acute sinusitis and if it lasts for more than 12 weeks, it’s called chronic sinusitis. Online ENT specialists can help you diagnose the condition and can advise you on the right medication.

Allergy: ENT Specialists also treat allergies caused due to dust, pollen, or other particles. It includes symptoms like swelling, sneezing, redness, and more. These allergies are also known as sinus allergy. Consultation with the best ENT Specialist online can help you in diagnosing the correct one and can be treated with proper medication.

Ear Infection: Ear infections are generally caused by viruses or bacteria. It is also more common in people having a weak immune system. Middle Ear infections are caused due to common cold or flu. People who spend more time in swimming or water develop outer ear infection also called swimmer’s ear. Some Ear infection symptoms include pain, hearing loss, balance problem, dizziness, etc. 

Hearing Loss: Hearing loss is also referred to as hearing impairment. It is when you are unable to partially or completely hear the sound, either in one ear or both the ears. It is usually found in aged people. Other reasons may include:  

  • Exposure to loud Noise
  • Earwax (cerumen) accumulation
  • Drugs that damage the ear 
  • Injuries
  • Foreign object in the ear

An ear specialist can help you in providing the right diagnosis and medication.

Tinnitus: Tinnitus is noise coming in the ears or simple words constant ringing in one or both the ears in absence of actual noise. It is sometimes due to exposure to loud noise or hearing loss. It is a minor disorder and can be treated with the help of an ear specialist.

Tonsillitis: Tonsils are located on each side of the back of your throat. They prevent your body from getting an infection. When it gets affected by Viruses or bacteria, it is called Tonsillitis. This type of condition can be caused by the common cold or strep throat. Severe throat pain happens during this. Along with it, you may experience ear pain, difficulty in swallowing, etc. If the tonsils are infected for a long time, they may have to remove through a surgery called a tonsillectomy. A Throat specialist can guide you in the right direction with proper medication. 

Sleep Apnea: It is a sleep disorder in which a person breathing stops and starts during sleep. There are various types of sleep apnea, but the most usual is obstructive sleep apnea. In this, breathing stops unwillingly for brief periods during sleep. Obesity or some other blockage at the back of the throat can be the cause of obstructive sleep apnea. A Throat specialist can help you diagnose the cause and can provide the treatment accordingly.

Facial Plastic surgery: In this surgery, ENT specialists treat cleft palates, drooping eyelids, ear deformities, facial paralysis, head and neck cancer reconstruction, trauma reconstruction, and revisions of facial cosmetic surgery.

Which are some of the surgeries performed by an ENT?

There are different types of ENT surgeries that are used to treat medical conditions affecting Ear, Nose, and Throat regions. 

Tonsillectomy (removal of tonsils) or Adenoidectomy (removal of adenoids) - These surgeries are performed most often in children

Septoplasty – This surgery is done to correct the nasal septum, to prevent any kind of obstruction and in turn enable clear breathing.

Microlaryngoscopy – laryngoscope (a short metal tube) is inserted into the larynx (voice box). It is used to examine and can also be used to perform a biopsy or a surgery

Oesophagoscopy – A long metal or flexible tube which is called Oesophagoscope is inserted through the mouth into the esophagus.

Endoscopic sinus surgery – To treat difficult sinus conditions and to diagnose, a tiny telescope is inserted into the nasal passages. 

Tympanomastoid surgery – This surgery is done to reconstruct and remove epithelial inclusions (cholesteatoma) within the middle ear

Tracheostomy – It is a surgical procedure which is used to create an opening in the neck for direct access to the trachea (the breathing tube)

How Aging affects Ear, Nose, and Throat?

ENT disorders are mostly found in older people. Aging affects Ear, Nose, and Throat functions in many ways. Many factors like exposure to loud noise, infections, effects of drugs, and tobacco can lead to ENT disorders.

  • Hearing Loss or hearing impairment and ringing in ears (Tinnitus) are common among aged people. 
  • Sense of smell also gets reduced with aging. This in turn also affects to sense of taste.
  • Changes in voice also happen with the age. The tissues present in the larynx harden and thus affect the voice quality which causes hoarseness.

For above all conditions, you can get an appointment of ENT specialist online consultation to diagnose issues sitting at home.

What is Pediatric Otolaryngologist or Pediatric ENT?

Pediatric Otolaryngologist or Pediatric ENT is a doctor who specializes in treating medical conditions related to Ear, Nose, Throat, Head, and Neck in infants, children, and teenagers.

Different ENT conditions which can be consulted with Pediatric Otolaryngologist or Pediatric ENT are:

  • Ear infections
  • Tonsillitis
  • Laryngomalacia (a birth defect)
  • Sleep apnea
  • Adenoid infection
  • Asthma and allergy, etc

Vocal Injuries in Singers:

Vocal Injuries are a concern for every professional singer. If left untreated, may affect the singing career.

The Following vocal cord conditions can be treated by an ENT or Laryngologist:

  • Vocal cord nodes, polyps or cysts, and paralysis
  • Vocal tremor
  • Dystonia
  • Laryngospasm

Singing sometimes places damage on the diaphragm, soft tissues of the neck, throat, and face, and the chest muscles apart from the vocal cords.

Neck pain is also common in Singers. Some common factors like stress can cause pain in the muscles around the neck and shoulder region. This ends up in the shortening of the vocal cords limiting the top and bottom ranges of the voice.

A singer should try and avoid any kind of vocal injuries by having a healthy lifestyle and regular consultation with the laryngologist or an ENT.

Can Acoustic Neuromas Cause Vision Problems?

A rare benign growth from the vestibulocochlear nerve is known as Acoustic Neuroma (AN). The features of Acoustic neuroma are hearing loss and tinnitus in the affected ear, dizziness, unsteadiness, facial weakness, headaches, mental confusion, unsteady gait, eye problems (eye twitching).

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