Ear pain may be due to infections and inflammation of the external, middle or inner ear as well as from structures that are located adjacent to the ear itself. Ear pain usually occurs in children, but can occur in adults as well. Ear pain may affect one or both ears, but majority of the time itís in one ear. The pain in the ear can be dull, sharp or burning. It may be constant or may come and go. Ear pain is one of the most disturbing pain. It affects not only ears but also jaw, head, cheek bones and even neck. The most common causes of the ear pain are:
- Impacted Ear Wax
- Ear Infection
- Cough and Cold
- Tubal Blockage
- Swimmer's Ear
- Temporomandibular Joint Pain
Injury, infection, irritation in the ear or referred pain may cause earaches. Referred pain, is pain felt somewhere other than the infection or injured site. Ear Wax is one of the most common causes of ear pain that we see at Sethi Hospital, Gurgaon. Wax generation is a common phenomenon wherein wax is generated and automatically goes out. However when the process is not proper or fiddled with, it leads to ear pain. Outer ear infection can be caused by swimming, wearing hearing aids or headphones that damage the skin inside the ear canal, or putting cotton swabs or fingers in the ear canal. MIddle ear pain can be caused by infections that stem from the respiratory tract. Fluid buildup behind the ear drums caused by these infections can breed bacteria. Labyrinthitis is an inner ear disorder thatís sometimes caused by viral or bacterial infections from respiratory illnesses.
The treatment would depend upon the reason for ear pain. If the ear pain is due to ear wax then the ENT specialist at Sethi Hospital would try and clean the wax to relieve you of the pain. In case the wax is hard or impacted then the ENT specialist may advise you ear drops to soften the ear wax. However if the infection is the root cause of the ear pain then the treatment would be directed towards treating the infection. Treatment for outer and middle ear infection is done through medicine and ear drops. However in certain types of inner ear infection ENT surgeon may advise surgery. Surgery is generally advised in case the infection has reached mastoid bone. The surgery is beneficial if there is discharge from the ear and also hearing loss. There are cases of inner ear infection which are also associated with vertigo. In these cases we have seen that the patient's vertigo may or may not go. The aim of the surgery is to treat the inner ear infection which could be more damaging in the long run.
Sethi Hospital was setup in the year 1996 by the doctor couple of Dr. Ashok Sethi and Dr Pushpa Sethi in the city of Gurgaon. Initially the hospital offered services in the fields of Orthopaedics and Gynaecology but soon developed into a multi-specialty hospital offering complete range of secondary and tertiary level treatments. In the last 24 years, the hospital has treated more than 12 lac patients throught outdoor and indoor facilities. Sethi Hospital has won the trust of the patients on the basis of ethical and cost effective treatment. Middle class patients who have to self finance their medical treatment, find our pricing quite affordable for the quality of treatment given.
The state of art cutting edge medical technology deployed at Sethi hospital makes us a complete hospital for your medical treatment. Most of the patients who come for any kind of treatment normally require the facilities of ultrasound, colour doppler, echocardiography and digital x-ray within the hospital. Sethi hospital has all these facilities inhouse which means that the patient does not have to run from one place to another for getting the complete treatment. Inhouse pharmacy and pathology lab ensures that the attendants of the patients getting admitted at the hospital can have the peace of mind and do not have to run helter skelter.
The team of doctors at Sethi hospital are some of the most experiencd medical professionals in the city of Gurgaon. Almost all our doctors have more than 15-20 years of experience in their respective fields. The doctors at Sethi Hospital are always trying to improve the medical and surgical outcomes and take active part in continous medical education programmes. Our team of doctors are assisted by highly trained paramedics in the diagnostic field. Our Nursing Team efficiently carries out the doctor's instructions and provide compassionate care which speeds up the healing process. The Physiotherapy Team makes sure that your recovery is quick and complete.
Dr A.K.Sethi, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sethi Hospital is talking about the surgical procedure for replacement of Knee Joints which are worn due to Osteoarthritis. Watch the Video.
Dr Pushpa Sethi, Gynaecologist is talking about the various treatment options available for Polycystic Ovaries - Lifestyle modification, Diet, Medicines and Surgical.