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  • Bell’s Palsy

    Bell’s Palsy is a facial paralysis of one side of the face. It is caused due to damage to the facial nerve that controls muscles on one side of the face. It is named after Scottish anatomist Charles Bell who first described it and is the most common cause of facial paralysis. Causes The cause of this paralysis is unknown however it is not the result of a stroke. This condition often occurs overnight with a rapid onset of partial or complete paralysis. Usually the condition gets better on its own. It is believ...

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  • Nosebleed (Bloody Nose or Epistaxis)

    Causes: Nosebleeds are also called Epistaxis and are commonly caused due to drying of the membranes of the nose and nose picking. Drying of the membranes is common in winter when the air is dry. The bleeding is caused by the rupture of blood vessel within the nose. The nose is situated in a vulnerable position and protruding on the face. Hence any trauma to the face leads to a nose bleed. Nose is also rich in blood vessels and even a minor injury can also lead to bleeding. Although the sight of blood flowing out of...

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  • 6 Possible Causes of Ear Pain

    Most of us have experienced ear pain at some point in our lives. These ear aches are caused by a variety of reasons. Some of them are mild which gets cured by itself, while some are severe which need immediate attention. The latter are most probably caused by some root problems that can lead to big complications if it’s left untreated. Here are six possible ear pain causes worth knowing: 1. Ear Wax Blockage Earwax protects our eardrum from bacteria, fungi and other unwanted small particles. But sometimes the...

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  • Mouth Ulcers

    Mouth ulcer, also known as apthous ulcer,oral ulcer or a mucosal ulcer are sores that appear inside the mouth. Mouth ulcers are very common particulary in women and young adults. These ulcers are painful when eating, brushing teeth etc. Many times ulcers are harmless and heal on their own. However when ulcers last longer than 3 weeks, one should consult an ENT doctor. Types: Mouth ulcers can be mainly classified into 3 types: 1. Minor Ulcers 2. Major ulcers 3. Herpetiform ulcers Minor and Major ulcers can be differ...

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  • Sore Throat

    Sore throat is the most common throat disorder. It is often caused by common cold/flu. The other reasons include allergies, infection (viral or bacterial), smoking etc. A person suffering from sore throat basically experiences pain in the throat and difficulty in swallowing. It might also be accompanied by fever. Sore throat affects people of all ages however the occurrence of sore throat is high in certain people like children, smokers, people who are allergic and people who have a weak immune system. Mild for...

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  • Balloon Sinuplasty – Less Invasive, Quicker Recovery

    Current statistics reveal that approximately 134 million people in India are affected with chronic sinusitis/rhinosinusitis which translates to about one in eight people being plagued with an unhealthy sinus. In metros like Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai the proportion is higher due to increasing levels of pollution and lack of green spaces and fresh air. There are four types of sinuses which are hollow cavities in the bones around the cheek bones and eyes and each sinus has an opening through which the accumulated m...

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  • Hear! Hear! Before It’s Too Late …

    While exposure to loud noise (most commonly known cause) can damage the ears, foreign objects or sudden blows can also damage the eardrum, resulting in temporary, or in some cases, permanent loss of hearing. Causes And Prevention Of Ear Damage One of the most common causes of ruptured eardrum and other ear damage is inserting a foreign object into the ear. Use of earbud to clean the wax, or to relieve an itch is not advisable, it is best to leave earwax alone. It traps dust, bacteria, and other particles that migh...

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  • Say no to tobacco, yes to life!

    Tobacco is the biggest menace of public health today. This is not an understatement. For, the effects of tobacco use, as we all know, are destructive and widespread. Tobacco is one of the primary causes of cancers and cardiac problems. Many youngsters nowadays, in both cities and rural areas, are getting addicted to tobacco use in various forms (chewing tobacco leaves, Ghutka and Beedis, Cigarettes, Cigars, Chillum and Hookahs) which in the long run have an adverse effect on health and life of the population. Acco...

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