Dr. Athira Ramakrishnan helps patients maintain healthy ears by keeping the ear canal clean by performing the procedure of Ear Wax Removal periodically. Ear wax formation is a natural process but when excess ear wax blocks the ear canal, it can impair hearing. The doctor inserts a curet, a small curved instrument into the ear canal or might use a suction procedure to remove wax.
Ear suction cleaning
Microsuction is the safest ear cleaning method. After inspecting the ear internals with a microscope for clear visibility of the inner parts of the ear to assess the condition, the doctor uses a suction device to extract wax without using water.
Ear Lob Stitching
To repair damaged ear lobes like torn edges of the skin of the lobe the doctor performs the procedure known as ear lobe stitching under local anesthesia. The procedure involves the removal of the damaged skin and stitching with sutures to rebuild the damaged ear lobes.
Treatment Of Ear Infection
Dr. Ramakrishnan also treats all types of ear infections by advising patients to use ear drops and other medicines depending on the nature and severity of the infection. NSAIDs or non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen (Advil) and acetaminophen (Tylenol) are useful in managing pain occurring from the infection.