With the onset of monsoon, torrential rains, and extreme hot weather, it looks like different viral diseases are making their rounds.
When the virus first hit us, there was a lot that we did not know about its signs and symptoms, but we are now more aware. A lot of people have asked me if loss/change in the sense of smell and taste is part of COVID-19 symptoms.
Although it’s not very cold in the big cities, the temperature has already gone down in the countryside. But wherever we are located, there is a change in the overall atmosphere, and this affects all of us in different ways.
The seemingly benign ear wax may feel like an unusual topic for discussion, but years of working as an ENT consultant has made me realise that there are a lot of misconceptions about it out there. It is time to debunk some of them.
Perhaps, there is no persons in the world who has not suffered from headaches once in a while. Frustrating as it may be, patients need not worry as most headaches are manageable, and should not be as physically disruptive as they sometimes turn out to be.
The most important factor to keep in mind on these long, hot, humid days is to stay well hydrated. We lose a lot of water and electrolytes as we sweat. Also, as some of us use air conditioners a lot, there will also be dryness of skin.
The nose is the first part of the respiratory system, and plays an important role in the function of the olfactory senses.
Winter is on its way and along with it comes the wedding season. Although now it seems there is no proper wedding season anymore as weddings take place all year through, and are as elaborately celebrated as ever.