Should My Child get a Flu Shot?
Being an ENT Specialist with a considerable Paediatric practice, I am frequently asked by parents whether their child needs the annual Flu Vaccine. They often tell me "according to the Internet she/he should get it". Following this line of reasoning, I decided to abandon my textbooks for a change and ‘Google’ it. This is what I learnt: The top results…
Early Signs of a Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is one of the commonest reasons for a patient to visit an ENT Specialist. Hearing loss cab broadly be classified into TWO TYPES: Conductive Hearing Loss - which is caused by problems in the outer ear and middle ear and is usually treatable with medication and/ or surgery Sensory Neural Hearing Loss - This is related to a…
What is an antibiotic and why I cannot start one on my own
What is an Antibiotic? ANTIBIOTIC ANTI - Against BIOS - Life ANTIBIOTIC = Against Life In its most common use, an Antibiotic is a medicine that destroys or slows down the multiplication or growth of a Bacteria. How do Antibiotics work? Antibiotics work by either destroying the cell wall of the bacteria, or interfering with it's growth/ multiplication or by…