In several cases, it’s difficult to ascertain do we need to go to a doctor. With winters just around the corner, it is wise to learn and to be reminded, when we should seek immediate medical attention. Moreover, as we grow, we develop a tendency that benign disorders will resolve on their own as our immune system is fighting with it. The sad part is that we never remind ourselves that our immune system also needs to rest. The experts at Pristyn Care share the cases and emergency warning signs where we need urgent medical attention.
Firstly, we will talk about the need for immediate medical attention for kids. If you are a parent, you can understand that it’s a constant worry that you love. There is no way around it. Furthermore, since children have lower immunity to pathogens, they fall sick a lot. The incidence of sickness in kids does not always depend on how the living conditions are or how well the kid is being taken care of. So, here are some points that you have to remember to take care of your kid well:
- Fast breathing or trouble breathing
- Bluish or gray skin color
- Not drinking enough fluids
- Severe or persistent vomiting
- Not waking up or not interacting
- Being so irritable or child does not want to be held
- Frequent flu-like symptoms with fever and worse cough (Also Read: Coronavirus, Flu, Common cold or something else- How to identify? )
If you notice any such symptom in your kid, it implies the need for immediate medical attention.
Alarming cases of ear problems
Having an ear infection is bad enough but when you are dealing with the pain, you have a decision to make. Should you go to the ENT doctor now or follow a ‘wait-and-see’ approach also given by an ENT doctor? Even though ear pain the subsides or eaisily managed at home, there are also times when you need an ENT specialist to diagnose the cause of the pain. An expert ENT can prescribe an appropriate treatment.
Reading the signs of ear problems that may get worse
- Middle-ear infections or otitis media can result in pain or difficulty hearing
- A knot or swelling developed under or behind the ear
- Difficulty moving parts of the face in a normal way
- Personality changes such as becoming fussy or lethargic
- Sudden high fever or seizure
Alarming cases of throat problems
Winter season causes snot dripping, cough droplets swarming, temperatures spiking, and sick people moaning. Germs also spread faster than wildfire and a sore throat is often where the story all begins. If something triggers allergies, you develop a sore throat. So, the question remains, sore throat comes and goes for days or weeks, is it alarming? Well, definitely. Sore throats may be caused by a viral illness or bacterial.
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Reading the signs of throat problems that may get worse
- Infection of the voice box causing changes in voice
- Mononucleosis that tends to cause a persistent sore throat
- Mumps, herpangina, or influenza
- Strep throat which doesn’t occur with congestion or a cough
- Infection of the tonsils or the adenoids
- Infection of the tissues around the tonsils
- Inflammation of the epiglottis or uvula
Alarming cases of nose problems
The functions of the nose are extremely important to health. It filters the air you breathe, removing dust, germs, and irritants. It warms and moistens the air to keep your lungs and tubes that lead to them from drying out. Your nose also contains the nerve cells that help your sense of smell. When there is a problem with your nose, your whole body can suffer. For example, the stuffy nose of the common cold can make it hard for you to breathe, sleep, or get comfortable.
Reading the signs of nose problems that may get worse
- Smell and taste disorders
- Deviated septum that divides the nasal cavity into unequal halves
- Nasal polyps or soft growths that develop on the lining of your nose
- Nosebleeds or drip of blood coming from the nose
- Sinus caused by allergies with a runny nose
- Nasal fractures, also known as a broken nose
Our ENT specialists can help you get better
Based on the data shared by a pharmaceutical company, nearly half of the working people are taking medicines for some sort of ENT issue. Think about it, doesn’t seem highly unlikely. Almost everyone at some point has had a stuffy nose, clogged ears, or sore throat. The best part is that ENT specialists can treat a diverse range of conditions and disorders. ENT specialists are not only medical doctors who can treat problems of ear, nose, and throat, they are surgeons who can perform extremely delicate procedures to remedy the ailments. This requires an additional five to eight years of intensive, post-graduate training after the medical school.
The best ENT doctors at Pristyn Care are practicing for over 8 – 10 years. The area of expertise entails to Otorhinolaryngology and Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. They can perform all major surgeries and modern procedures pertaining to the ENT category. They may include Nasal Disorders, Fracture Nasal Bone Correction, Nasal Polypectomy, FESS, Reconstructive Middle Ear Surgery, Adenoid / Tonsil Surgery, Myringotomy and so on.
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