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Suffering from Nasal Blockage & Congestion?

A new non-surgical treatment in the form of KOS therapy might be the answer for you

Allergic Rhinitis:

Symptoms of Rhinitis such as breathing difficulty, nasal congestion, nasal stuffiness, sneezing, post nasal discharge, and cough are common among patients.Allergic Rhinitis

This could be allergic rhinitis which is usually seasonal, and is associated with itchy nose, eye or throat. Patients can usually get relief with anti-allergic treatment such as with anti-histamines and with steroid nasal sprays.

Non-Allergic Rhinitis:

But there is another form of rhinitis (non-allergic rhinitis) which is not seasonal, is present round the year and where the symptoms of nasal congestion/nasal stuffiness do not get relieved with the aforementioned treatment. Patients with hormonal rhinitis (pregnancy associated rhinitis), rhinitis associated with hypothyroidism,rhinitis associated with changes of temperature (vasomotor rhinitis) or with rhinitis medicamentosa (patients addicted to nasal decongestants such as Otrivin) also face a similar dilemma.

There is a help available now in the form of KOS therapy for the aforementioned type of rhinitis (Non-allergic rhinitis).

KOS Therapy:

Kinetic Oscillation stimulation(KOS) is a new method to treat non-allergic rhinitis and primary nasal congestion and stuffiness.

The treatment is non-invasive, performed in an outpatient clinic, without anesthesia and is very patient friendly.

    • Benefits For the patient:


  • Patient friendly
  • Not surgically invasive and no anesthesia needed
  • No scars or bleeding
  • No pharmaceuticals
  • Fast acting relief, or within a few days for responding patients
  • A positive lasting effect of 4-10 months for responding patients
  • Typically repeated treatments have a stronger and longer lasting effect for responding patients

Principle of action of KOS therapy:

The KOS therapy stimulates the nasal mucosa and the autonomic nervous system(ANS), which may give the responding patients almost instant relief or within few days.KOS Therapy has been found to be effective for months following the treatment.

The treatment procedure:allergy treatment Dubai

The procedure is very simple.

An inflatable balloon at the end of the catheter is inserted into one nasal cavity at a time. Short kinetic oscillating stimulation in the form of vibrations is provided to each nostril which is intended to reset the balance of the nervous system and sensors, thus providing relief from nasal congestion and blockage.

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KOS Therapy has been newly introduced at the ENT department of International Modern Hospital; one of the few centers in Dubai offering the treatment.

The author, Dr. Rohit Gulati, is a Specialist Otolaryngologist and ENT Surgeon at International Modern Hospital with more than 13 years of experience in the field of Otorhinolaryngology.

How to help my toddler (between 3-4 years of age)?

What does (s) he understand?help my toddler

  • His or her complexity of understanding keeps extending. He / She now understands simple WHO? WHAT? And WHERE? Questions and hears you when you call from another room.
  • This is the crucial age where hearing difficulties may become evident. If you are in a doubt of his/her hearing, it’s wise to consult an audiologist.

how to help my toddlerWhat does (s) he speak?

  • (S)he talks about many things to you, what happened in preschools, what type of play they did, how is teacher to him/her, what are his/her friends, what funny, and new (s)he experiences, and also his imaginations.
  • His/her sentences are becoming longer and longer as (s) he combines four, five or more words. His /her speech is usually clear and fluent and easily understood by the strangers most of the time.
  • They become very loud and unstoppable.

How can I help my child?

  • Mix categories e.g. mix animals with picture of baby, cookies, ice cream. And make the child to sort them out and show what doesn’t belong to the category. Tell him/her that he is correct baby doesn’t belong to cat, dog, category because baby is not an animal.
  • Draw, glue a car without wheels, favorite cartoon with a mistake, glue a dog in driving seat and talk about how silly the pictures and encourage him/her to talk about what is missing, and what is correct.
  • Act out typical scenarios with the child like going to doctor with the pet, teacher and student, acting like the mother at home, cooking food, making baby dress up, superman. Allow her/him to guide you in acting. Be the student and let your child teach a lesson. Ask the child questions; make him repeat if you have not understood completely.
  • Expand the child’s vocabulary by acting, storytelling, singing, filling the blanks. Talk about new games, new ideas you and your child can do and have fun.How can I help my child?
  • Find out a simple and interesting story book read line by line, ask simple WH questions (what, Where, Who, Why).Talk about favorite part in the story, in the cartoon. This is the best time to talk about favorite things with the child talk about his/her favorite game, food, rhymes and tell him/her also your choices.
  • Bring your family album to the bed. Talk about the photo and ask the child can you remember this photo. Help him to explain what happened.
  • Do silly mistakes in game, apologize for your mistakes, and ask his/her help to play correctly.

Leave interesting books and materials lying around for your child to explore.

How To Prevent Common ENT Disorders

There are many ways to prevent ENT disorders, though it is not always possible, as in the case of congenital conditions. However, multiple ENT disorders can be prevented. Here are some things you can do to prevent ENT disorders. Frequent hand washing is the single most important thing you can do to prevent infection. Avoid exposure to illness, and practice good hygiene, such as covering your mouth when you cough and staying at home when you are sick.
Since it is difficult to teach good hygiene to small children, toddlers who attend daycare or preschool are at a higher risk of developing chronic ENT disorders.

Preventing Ear Infections

Preventing Ear Infections


Ear infections are a common ENT disorder. They occur when germs enter the ear and become trapped there. Due to their infectious nature, there are many things you can do to prevent ear infections. Certain inherited traits, though, make some people, especially children, more prone to ear infections.

Here are a list of ways to prevent ear infections:
• Avoid exposure to cigarette smoke.
• Identify and treat allergies.
• Keep your child’s immunizations up to date.
• Do not remove earwax unless your physician tells you to.

Preventing Sinus Infections
Preventing Sinus InfectionsSinus infections occur when germs enter one of the hollow cavities in the skull surrounding the eyes and nose. A sinus infection may feel like a very bad cold that doesn’t go away after the usual 2 to 3 weeks.

Here are some ways you can protect yourself.
• If you have a cold, use a saline nasal spray (available over the counter) to keep your nasal passages from becoming blocked.
• Do not fly if you have a cold. If you must fly, consider use of a decongestant and nasal spray 30 minutes before take-off.
• Identify and treat allergies; long-term sinusitis is usually caused by allergies, while acute sinusitis is usually caused by bacteria.
• Try using saline nasal spray daily for chronic sinusitis.

Preventing Sore Throat
Preventing Sore ThroatThere are many causes of sore throat, including infections, acid reflux, sleep apnea or more severe and rare disorders, such as cancer. A very common cause of sore throat is a bacterial or viral infection, so practicing good hygiene, such as frequent hand washing, is a good way to prevent sore throat. Here are some other suggestions:
• Get plenty of rest and exercise to bolster your immune system.
• Avoid exposure to cigarette smoke.
• Do not spend long periods of time outside when the air quality in your area is poor.
• Treat esophageal reflux.

Preventing Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Preventing Snoring and Sleep ApneaSleep apnea is a condition where a person stops breathing for brief periods of time while asleep. It is very common in the United Arab Emirates and can be harmful if left untreated. Fortunately, there are many treatments available, and sleep apnea can often be cured. Here are some good ideas to prevent or keep sleep apnea at bay.
• Maintain a healthy body weight.
• Avoid alcohol or sedatives at bedtime.
• Identify and treat tonsillitis, nasal polyps or other disorders that can cause airway obstruction.
• Quit smoking.

Not all ENT disorders can be prevented. Many depend on inherited traits; however, following these suggestions may serve to keep you healthier in the future. Hand washing remains at the forefront of disease prevention, along with other isolation practices, including coughing in to your sleeve and staying at home while you are sick. These guidelines can also help strengthen your immune system, decreasing the likelihood of catching an illness and limiting the amount of time you spend sick.

Not paying attention to your nasal symptoms may turn your sinusitis chronic

Headache disorders Info Graphics in circle.Vector illustrationsApproximately 20% of the UAE population suffers from Chronic Sinusitis. Symptoms range from stuffy nose, nasal blockage, headache, facial pain, postnasal discharge, cough and bad breath. These are all symptoms of chronic sinusitis. The weather in UAE plays a significant role in the development of these symptoms. Fine sand in the air, humidity, allergies, sudden temperature changes too trigger it. Deviation of the nasal septum and nasal polyps too can lead to chronic sinusitis.


When you have chronic sinusitis, the mucous membrane of the nose, sinuses and throat get inflamed, possibly from a pre-existing upper respiratory tract infection or allergies. Swelling obstructs the sinus opening and prevents normal mucous drainage, causes mucous and pressure to buildup.

Symptoms include – thick greenish post nasal discharge, nasal stuffiness, and pain around the eyes, cheeks, nose and forehead. There could be an associated reduced sense of smell and or taste.This condition if not treated on time can lead to Bronchitis, asthma or other respiratory diseases,

Many people with sinusitis either silently suffer or opt for self medication, making the problem worse leading to a chronic ailment. A common cold is usually caused by a viral infection and it gets better in approximately a week’s time. If it lasts for more than that, you need to see a Doctor.


sinus-1Visual inspection, nasal endoscopy and CT scan, paranasal sinuses can help screen for chronic sinusitis. A CT scan can accurately diagnose chronic sinusitis. Once diagnosed, it is treated with nasal decongestants, steroid nasal sprays, antihistamines, antibiotics etc.
Sinus surgery may be required when conservative treatment fails. Endoscopic sinus surgery is done under local or general anesthesia. The main aim of the surgery is to enlarge the natural opening of the sinuses and to restore the normal sino-nasal ventilation and drainage.


  • Steam inhalation
  • Saline spray
  • Pain in the nose and sinuses can be relieved by warm compress.


  • Keep yourself hydrated – Drinking water prevents mucus from thickening and blocking the sinuses.
  • Avoid smoking – Smokers are more prone to suffer from sinusitis.
  • Consult a Doctor if a cold persists for more than 10 days.
  • Complete prescribed course of antibiotics. When indicatedHeadache disorders Info Graphics in circle.Vector illustrations