Questions Frequently Asked by Patients.
Allergy & Immunology
Yes, the risks of allergy testing can be eliminated if one opts for in-vitro antigen specific IgE levels. These are done in labs so the risk of allergic reactions in patient is bypassed.
There are two ways by which clinical allergy testing is done:
There is small yet potentially dangerous risk of severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis with allergy testing.
Allergy testing is done:
CT scan involves ionizing radiation. It can cause damage to radiation sensitive body parts like eyes, skin etc.
Contrast medium injected in the blood vessels might rarely cause allergic reactions.
Serum creatinine levels are checked before contrast CT scan to rule out pre-existing kidney dysfunction.
2 to 7 percent patients injected with iodinated contrast develop kidney damage known as contrast-induced nephropathy which may be temporary or permanent.Most affected are high risk individuals with dehydration, kidney disease, diabetes, old age, patients using other kidney damaging drugs etc.
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeries
The baseline is a pleasant looking nose with appropriate breathing function.
In most cases the surgical correction can restore the shape of nose. This reshaping is done within the confines of what are considered the normal measurements. It is best to discuss what you want and what is possible with the surgeon prior to the surgery. Possibility of variation in final results and extent of variations expected should be discussed.
Before going for a cosmetic surgery on face you should have:
Head & Neck Cancers
For simple understanding, Stage of a cancer can be described as Size and Spread of the cancer.
More the size and/or spread more advanced the stage.
Hearing Aids can be fitted in infants as young as 3 months old.
Anyone can suffer from hearing loss.