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All you need to know about your ‘Voice’ on ‘World Voice day’ April 16th

One of the components that define what we speak is ‘Voice’. It is produced by the vibration of the ‘vocal folds’ also called “Voicebox” that’s located in our throat. When this so-called ‘voice’ is abnormal, the overall quality of speech is affected and sounds unpleasant. People might have encountered brief episodes of hoarseness or rough voice when they have a cold or a cough excessively. It remains for the shorter duration. If the same abnormal voice quality lasts for more than 3 weeks, then it’s high time that we consult an ENT, SLP and get evaluated.
A condition that presents with an abnormality in voice parameters, i.e. pitch, loudness and quality that impacts speech production.

Chikungunya – Signs, Symptoms, Complications & Prevention

Chikungunya is a self-limiting viral disease caused by chikungunya virus which is transmitted to humans by an infected female Aedes aegypti, mosquitoes.
Chikungunya symptoms include fever and severe joint pain. Other commonly seen symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and skin rash. Joint pain is often debilitating involving all the joints; it varies in severity and duration. Patients with severe joint pain should be suspected to have chikungunya.
The clinical signs and presentation are similar to other viral infections especially dengue and can be misdiagnosed as dengue clinically. Dengue fever which can be diagnosed at the early stage of fever by laboratory tests should be done to rule out.

Root Canals – Treatment, Signs, Procedure, Outcome and More

Conservative Endodontic is a branch of dentistry which deals with diagnosis and treatment of dental problems associated with soft tissues inside the tooth.
Root canal refers to the natural cavity within the center of the tooth.
Root canal treatment (RCT) is a procedure to repair or save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. The goal of this procedure is to save the tooth from pulpal necrosis (disease of pulp). RCT is done both in kids and adults in order to save their tooth from decaying; it stabilizes the tooth and gives it a new life.
Not all tooth decay requires RCT; only if the infection (decay) is too deep your dentist may recommend you this treatment option.

Why you need BCG Vaccine(TB Vaccine)? 4 Myths & Facts on Tuberculosis

Does your child needs BCG Vaccine? About 1 million cases of pediatric tuberculosis are estimated to occur every year accounting for 10–15% of all tuberculosis(TB). It has an efficacy of 75–86 % for prevention of miliary and meningeal form of Tuberculosis & 50% for pulmonary tuberculosis. “TB happens when a persom with latent TB becomes sick. Some individuals become sick as soon as they get infected, before their immune system can fight back. In other cases, people don’t get sick initially but they fall sick when immune system becomes weak. This can happen due to some other infections or immunocompromised conditions.” – Dr Sireesh, Consultant Pediatrician & Pediatric Endocrinologist, TeleradRxDx.

What are sleep disorders?

A group of conditions that affect the ability to sleep well on a regular basis. Various health conditions, some medications, stress anxiety are a few common reasons of sleep disorder. Most of us occasionally experience sleeping due to stress, hectic work schedule and multiple other issues. However, the frequent occurrence of these issues on a regular basis may indicate a sleeping disorder.

Why you need DPT vaccine?

DPT vaccine protects your child (younger than age 7 ) and helps them to develop immunity against deadly diseases. Popularly known as the painless vaccine as all acellular (aP) vaccines, these are associated with significantly lesser side-effects, and thus the replacement of the whole cell (wP) vaccines was mainly driven by the safety profile of these vaccines.

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