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Department of Otolaryngology (ENT)
- Head & Neck Surgery

Common Conditions:

Allergic Rhinitis / Nasal Allergy

Sinusitis

Ear (Otology) & Dizziness

Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Head & Neck Cancers

Swallowing Problem

Hearing & Language

Thyroid Problem

Paediatric (Kids) ENT

Tonsillitis

Nasal Polyps

 

Nose and Allergy (Children)

 

 

Doctors


Senior Consultant


Consultant 

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What causes it

House dust mite allergy is very common and it is present in the bed mattresses we use daily. Various kinds of food and environment allergies can be excluded by skin, food elimination and blood tests.

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About the condition

Nose block, discharge and itch, sneezing and epistaxis are common complaints in children. A child is more likely to suffer from food allergy than adults (eg: milk, wheat, eggs, peanuts and soy).

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Diagnosis and Treatment Condition

Our allergy nurse will counsel comprehensively on allergen identification, avoidance and offer a complete range of testing. If necessary, flexible and rigid scope is done to exclude tumors or infections.

 

Besides medications, immunotherapy is also available for de-sensitization. Besides the usual injection form of immunotherapy, an oral sublingual form of immunotherapy is available too. Minimally invasive endoscopic surgery is done for severe persistent sinusitis failing medication and in complex cases, advanced computerised imaging systems is used to improve safety.

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