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  • Understanding the symptoms of Covid-19, common cold and allergy

    Ever since the pandemic broke out, some of my friends and family have been calling whenever they get a cough, runny nose, or sore throat. Of course, most of them are scared and stressed, and want to be reassured whether the symptoms point to a virus infection.

  • Health tips for winter

    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.

  • Know your headaches

    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.

  • Reminiscing life

    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.

  • Common nasal disorders

    The nose is the first part of the respiratory system, and plays an important role in the function of the olfactory senses.

  • Pre Wedding Aesthetic Preps

    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.

  • Seasonal ENT problems

    People suffering from these kinds of symptoms are usually suffering from Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis. This is usually due to the patient being allergic to the weather conditions.

  • Staying well during Ramadan

    Most of us get busy in celebrating the holy month of Ramadan in special ways, and of course, preparing for Eid, which is just around the corner. Due to changes in timing in our routines, it becomes a difficult task to maintain regular timing for medication, exercise and taking care of ourselves in general. This is especially for people suffering from chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, arthritis etc. Some patients find it very difficult to maintain their medications during fasting, and end up getting sick. Here are a few tips to maintain all the timings and proper diet during this period.

  • A word about nasal congestion

    Imagine a face, and the nose is probably its most prominent feature. The dimensions of the nose are often a big part of how you look. Its myriad shapes also reveal our race and ethnicity.

  • Ears and Q-tips

    Quite often, we see people using Q-tips, or 'cottonbuds' as we call them, to clean or remove wax from the ears. Although it is common

  • Of tonsils and adenoids

    As an ENT specialist, tonsillitis is one of the most common ailments that I treat in my chamber. It is also one of the most common topics on which everybody, regardless of profession, education or background, has many theories and opinions on. So, before the patient ends up in a doctor's chamber they have been treated many times. The same thing happens with children suffering from enlarged adenoids. Too many myths, stories and theories are out there to prevent proper treatment.

  • Hair Beauty Tips

    A word about hair

    Hair is part of the tough outer protective layer of our body, which also includes exocrine glands, skin, and nails. It serves multiple functions like protection, temperature regulation, facilitation of evaporation of perspiration, and also as a sense organ.

  • Understanding dementia

    Dementia is one of the newest medical terms added to the parlance as the number of people suffering from the ailment are ever increasing.

  • Ear infections

    The most common ailment that I witness in the OPD nowadays is the itchy ears with discharge.

  • Rejuvenation of the face

    Whenever the word rejuvenation comes along we think of someone elderly with wrinkled skin, but that is not necessarily true.

  • Hair related problems of summer

    Summer and the ensuing heat give constant reminders that our skin now requires additional care and maintenance.

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    Ensuring safety measures while piercing the body

    It has been in fashion for a long time, and body piercing in Bangladesh is now more popular than ever. While in the past we were accustomed seeing people with earrings and nose-pins, youngsters now also flaunt their pierced eye-brows, lips, and tongues. Pierced nipples and genitalia are also not unheard of.

  • Feeling the Burn: Treatment Tips

    Burns are one of the most common household injuries, especially among children in this season.

  • Snoring and sleep apnoea to be taken seriously

    Recently, we have had patients who are on the verge of a legal separation due to the extent of their partner's snoring. Setting aside the mental anxiety, snoring is a telltale sign of some problems, and can be the cause for other serious health concerns.

  • All about hair


    Our hair has been a great part of defining our beauty. So taking care of our hair ought to be a big part of our daily routine.

  • Skin and its relation to systemic diseases

    Sometimes we overlook small changes in the skin thinking that it is not important, but they may be signs of some systemic disease. So it is always wise to consult with a dermatologist and get the proper diagnosis.

  • Dandruff…those dreaded flakes!

    Many things can cause dandruff, but one of the most common, and surprising to many, is not washing here in the right manner.

  • Skin and its relation to some systemic diseases

    Skin is the largest organ in our body. There are many systemic diseases which manifest themselves on the skin, and there are also certain diseases, which if not treated properly, will cause skin lesions.

  • ENT diseases in children

    Just like adults, children are affected by all sorts of ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) diseases, but some diseases affect them more than adults.

  • Beauty Dissected

    Thanks for the question. This is a very common problem faced by bespectacled people. First of all I will advise you to change your frame.

  • Facelift-when, how?

    Facelifts are a topic that will pop up whenever we talk about cosmetic surgery.But actually how many people really know what type of procedure it is?

  • Dealing with chronic diseases

    My mother had diabetes, hypertension, dementia and Parkinsonism. She started suffering from these diseases at the age of 40 onwards.

  • A 'skintillating' Eid

    The celebration of Eid, after a long month of abstinence, is a big part of our faith. Besides having good food and wearing beautiful clothes, we all want to look our best on this joyous occasion.

  • Summer and ENT woes

    Summer, with the scorching heat, cloudy skies and sudden rains, is one of the most beautiful seasons of Bangladesh. Getting drenched

  • Looking good after 40

    ALMOST everybody dreads the 40s. It is a time where you are stepping into your middle ages.