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  • Centre For Ear Nose Throat Allergy & Snoring
    chronic asthma due to my allergies to dust mites in particular It was my great fortune to come across a newspaper article on your expertise in treating allergies using immunotherapy Being an avid sports person prior to receiving treatment my asthma attacks prevented me from jogging as I was coughing so much I couldn t even get proper sleep for 6 months due to my asthma My protracted use of inhalers and medication was making me so frustrated and I wasn t even getting better Now into the 2nd month of your treatment I want to sincerely and deeply thank you for giving the chance to live a normal life again as I m already seeing so much improvement The results are amazing I hope people suffering from allergy attacks can receive your treatment because no one should have to suffer these attacks when one can be immunised Best regards JL Book an appointment with HealthSense Specialist Dr YT Pang to look at your ENT problems and get cured Children ENT Problems FAQ Is your child having problems with stuffy nose frequent colds sore throat asthma snoring or mouth breathing We can help your child with any ENT problems Centre

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  • Centre For Ear Nose Throat Allergy & Snoring
    sprays But when someone s airways are blocked or they re wheezing or in the case of Mr Gibson who suffered such debilitating headaches I like to explore immunotherapy Dr Mikula said With SLIT instead of weekly shots we have the patient administer their own drops from a dropper bottle under the tongue everyday It takes 2 3 years until they completely build their immune system and tolerance to things they re allergic to which is slower than the allergy injections But using the drops has many benefits they re easier for the patient who can administer their own drops at home instead of making a weekly doctor s appointment for a shot It s a great alternative for adults and children who are afraid of needles and for those who are highly reactive to shots To date there have been no reports of any anaphylaxis or mortality due to the drops Allergy shots carry a rare risk of death due to anaphylactic shock said Dr Mikula I started the drops for both dust and food allergies back in the fall of 2006 I know that six months after starting the drops I have had NO headaches I have started to wean some of the foods I m allergic to back into my diet and I am doing great said Mr Gibson In 1998 SLIT was endorsed by the World Health Organization as a viable alternative to allergy injections Physicians in Europe have been practicing SLIT for about 40 years and the procedure is gaining support among allergists in the United States as well as otolaryngologists who practice allergy treatment Immunotherapy works by slowly exposing the body to precisely the thing it s allergic to Over time the body s immune system builds immunity to the allergen that s in

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  • Centre For Ear Nose Throat Allergy & Snoring
    effects than older ones The medication provides a good control of the symptoms However the problem can recur after cessation of medication Now with the use of immunotherapy SLIT we can target the cause of the allergy ie the dust mite Given as drops under the tongue this acts like a vaccine protecting your body against the dust mite Studies have shown long term relief of up to 10 years even after stopping the SLIT With accurate diagnosis and appropriate management one need not surrender or suffer the effects of allergies Snoring More than a Social Nuisance Snoring is part and parcel of sleeping While one may deny it snoring happens in every individual While snoring is not abnormal loud snoring may indicate a more sinister underlying medical problem Snoring when associated with apnoea is linked to high blood pressure heart problems diabetes and strokes When apnoea stop breathing takes place repeatedly during sleep the oxygen in our body drops This deprivation results in effects on the brain and heart The resulting symptoms are tiredness in the day lack of concentration increase blood pressure frequent toilet visits during sleep periodic limb movements amongst others In the US those with severe sleep apnoea has been linked with an increase mortality of 30 when followed up over 9 years By making an early diagnosis one can modify the long term outcomes A consultation with an ear Nose Throat doctor will determine the cause of your snoring Some of the causes can be managed medically such as allergies and sinusitis Endoscopy of the nose and throat is performed in the clinic to determine the structure of the upper airways and the possible potential area If needed a home based sleep study will be organized The latest sleep studies equipment are comfortable and easy

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  • Centre For Ear Nose Throat Allergy & Snoring
    in carpets bedding and cuddly toys are told not to waste money on special mattress protectors and vacuum cleaners to tackle dust mites Experts say they don t help much the BBC reported The Cochrane Collaboration research group reviewed 54 earlier studies involving 3002 people to assess how well some of this equipment worked and found that there was no significant reduction in dust mites Among the products tested were mattress protectors specialists cleaners high efficiency vacuum cleaners and filters Thirty six trials assessed physical matters such as mattress casings and chemical methods Ms Leanne Male assistant research director at Asthma UK said that the updated review confirms previous evidence that dust prevention has little effect on reducing overall asthma symptoms She recommended washing bed linen at hight temperatures and removing soft toys from bed instead Comments Specific Immunotherapy in the form of sublingual drops can modify the body response to allergies and effect a cure for the allergy Book an appointment with HealthSense Specialist Dr YT Pang to look at your ENT problems and get cured Children ENT Problems FAQ Is your child having problems with stuffy nose frequent colds sore throat asthma snoring or mouth breathing We can

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  • Centre For Ear Nose Throat Allergy & Snoring
    nose examination and or an endoscopy If allergy is suspected skin or blood test will be done The commonest allergen in this part of the world is the house dust mite Management of Allergic Rhinitis Avoidance if there was no exposure to the allergens then symptoms will not occur By reducing the exposure load the symptoms can be minimized This is however not entirely possible with dust mite allergy Medication If avoidance does not resolve the symptoms sufficiently medication may be needed A Nasal Spray Steroid Nasal Spray effective in controlling symptoms and is the most effective of the medication They are available in both the aqueous or power form eg Rhinocort both forms Anti Histamine Nasal Spray quick and effective has bitter after taste not widely available in Singapore Decongestant Spray Over the counter medicine for blocked nose need to be used sparingly eg oxymethazoline Side effects of dryness rebound effects and cardiac effects on prolonged use B Oral Medication Antihistamine effective in reducing symptoms The newer generation are less sedating and well tolerated This can be used for long term without much side effects eg Telfast Aerius Clarityne Zyrtec Antihistamine with Decongestant if blocked nose is significant this combination medication can be helpful eEg Clarinase Zyrtec D One should avoid taking this in the evening as the side effect is hyperactivity Decongestant Tablets Effective for blocked nose eg pseudoephedrine but has similar side effect of hyperactivity and palpitation Should not be taken for long term due to cardiac effects Steroids effective but has side effects with prolonged use This should be taken with the advice of a doctor Cromolyn Safe but benefit takes a while to occur Works by decreasing the activity of the mast cells More useful in allergic eyes than nose Anti Leucotriane useful when asthma

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  • Centre For Ear Nose Throat Allergy & Snoring
    Health People who are allergic to cats may not have to get rid of their pets to find relief if the findings of a new study hold up Tolerance to cats can be built up in allergic kids by placing increasing doses of standardized cat dander extract under the tongue according to Spanish researchers In the medical journal Allergy Dr Emilio Alvarez Cuesta of Hospital Ramon y Cajal Madrid and colleagues note that a first line step for people with cat allergy is to remove cats from the home However this is often rejected or is not entirely effective leaving immunotherapy as the only treatment Immunotherapy is based on the idea that the immune system can learn to tolerate allergy triggers if it is exposed to gradually increasing amounts of the offending allergen starting with tiny amounts that don t cause an allergic reaction Book an appointment with HealthSense Specialist Dr YT Pang to look at your ENT problems and get cured Children ENT Problems FAQ Is your child having problems with stuffy nose frequent colds sore throat asthma snoring or mouth breathing We can help your child with any ENT problems Centre for Ear Nose Throat Allergy Snoring CENTAS

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  • Centre For Ear Nose Throat Allergy & Snoring
    Sinusitis A blocked nose runny nose with thick mucus postnasal drip with phlegm and cough facial pain and headaches with or without fever are symptoms of sinusitis In the acute or early infection the symptoms are more severe Over time the symptoms become less bothersome but remain persistent Individuals that have symptoms of persistent phlegm mucus clearing of throat cough and blocked nose need to exclude sinus infection especially if these take place after flu The underlying problem is a blocked sinus opening damming infected material in the sinuses Only when the choked point is clear will the sinuses recover What is the relation of Allergic Rhinitis and Sinusitis Sinusitis is the inflammation of the sinuses While allergic rhinitis does not cause sinusitis directly individuals with allergic rhinitis are more prone to have sinusitis The sinus infection also tends to be more severe In the treatment of the sinusitis allergic rhinitis must also be addressed otherwise the symptoms of sinusitis can become chronic What is the treatment for sinusitis Treatment of sinusitis is initially with medication These include antibiotics and medicine to clear the phlegm and mucus If after several courses of antibiotics and symptoms still persist an evaluation by an ENT surgeon is needed to rule out problems of allergy polyps structural abnormalities and tumours making the symptoms persistent If medical treatment is not successful a CT scan X Ray of the sinus will be needed to evaluate the extent of infection Surgery may be needed to clean the sinus and unblock the choked sinus Currently the operation of choice is Endoscopic Sinus Surgery This is a minimally invasive surgery done by endoscopes with no cuts on the face or gum Computerised image guided surgery system is currently available to make the endoscopic sinus surgery more complete safer and

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  • Sinusitis dengan menggunakan Sistem Balon | Pengobatan Sinus
    ini dilakukan dengan sangat hati hati Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty 1 Aman dan efektif Melibatkan beberapa resiko juga tetapi dengan system balon ini aman dan efektif dalam Mengurangi gejala sinusitis karena sudah dibuktikan sebelumnya 2 Sedikit perlengkapan Teknologi ini menggunakan perlengkapan yang kecil lembut dan flexible yang masuk melalui hidung kita Alat ini dimasukan dengan sangat hati hati dalam membuka penyumbatan sinus tersebut 3 Reduced bleeding Dibeberapa kasus selama operasi dengan menggunakan teknik tidak ada tulang atau jaringan yang dibuang oleh karena itu dapat mengurangi perdarahan dengan adanya cara operasi yang baru ini tidak perlu menyumbat lubang hidung dengan kain kapas yang dibuat selepas menggunakan cara operasi yang lama untuk menakung pendarahan selepas operasi 4 Masa penyembuhan yang cepat sebagaimana yang kita ketahui bahwa masa pemulihan semua manusia adalah berbeda Beberapa pesakit dapat menjalankan kembali aktivitas mereka secara normal seperti biasa dalam masa 24 jam 5 Tiada batas untuk pemilihan bagi pengobatan ini teknologi Balloon Sinusplasty adalah pembedahan yang menggunakan alat kamera dan mungkin dengan menggunakan obat obatan atau dengan teknik pembedahan biasa Balloon Sinuplasty Technology Langkah pertama Using the Relieva Balloon Sinuplasty system the otolaryngologist gains access to the target sinus with a Sinus Guide Catheter and a flexible Sinus Guidewire Then a Sinus Balloon Catheter is advanced over the Sinus Guidewire Langkah kedua The Sinus Balloon Catheter is positioned across the blocked ostium and gently inflated Langkah ketiga The Relieva system is removed leaving an open sinus ostium and restoring normal sinus drainage and function Ballon Sinuplasti LUMA Balon Sinuplasti ini adalah satu jalan revolusi dalam menangani sinus Denggan menggunakan kawat penunjuk dan balon untuk membesarkan yang menghalangi sinus Biasanya posisi dari pada balon ini diikuti dengan menggunakan sinar X X RAY selama operasi berlangsung Teknologi ini telah mempunyai perkembangan yang lebih dimana X RAY tidak dibutuhkan lagi

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