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Dr. Achar V S

Neurologist, Bangalore

500 at clinic
Dr. Achar V S Neurologist, Bangalore
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Achar V S is an experienced Neurologist in Wilson Garden, Bangalore. He is currently practising at V S Specialist Medical Centre in Wilson Garden, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Achar V S on Lybrate.com.

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How Serious Are Seizures in Children

DNB Paediatrics, DCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
How Serious Are Seizures in Children

During a febrile seizure, the body of a child may convulse, shake and contract, the eyes may roll, and he or she may moan or become unconscious. This type of seizure is usually for a few minutes, but in rare cases can last up to 15 minutes.

Febrile seizures stop on their own while the fever persists until treated. While some children may feel sleepy afterwards, others do not have lasting effects.

Seizures in toddlers may be caused due to the following factors

  • Epilepsy - Epilepsy is defined categorically as two or more seizures without any acute cause. Epilepsy can occur at any age, but it is usually diagnosed in infants and young children.
  • Body temperature - Body temperature may indicate a crisis in small children. High body temperatures or low body temperature can cause seizures in a toddler. These types of seizures occur only once or twice in children two years or younger, often after an illness. This type of seizure due to the fortification of the body temperature is considered a febrile convulsion.
  • Dehydration - Febrile seizures can also occur due to dehydration. Dehydration is a direct result of previous illness that included sweating and fever.
  • Physical condition - A child who is in poor physical condition can also be prone to seizures. Malnutrition or a body weakened by disease or illness makes small children more susceptible to crises.
  • Family History - Family history can play a role in toddlers or children with seizures. If a family member suffered  from the tendency or had convulsions, particularly febrile seizures as a child, this trait can be inherited.

Treating febrile seizures

If your child has a febrile seizure, stay calm and:

  • Make sure your child is in a safe place and does not fall or hit something hard
  • Place your child on his side to prevent choking
  • Watch for signs of breathing difficulties, including any colour change in the face of your child
  • If the seizure lasts more than a few minutes or your child turns blue, it may be a more serious type of seizure; connect with doctors immediately

Febrile seizures can be frightening to witness, but remember they are fairly common and are not usually a symptom of a serious disease, and in most cases does not lead to other health problems.

Related Tip: What is Rickets? How to Prevent Your CHILD From the Disorder??

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My wife, 66 years, suffered a intracerebral brain hemorrhage stroke more than a year ago. She is not under any medication for this other than her regular drugs for diabetics and hypertension. She still feels numbness around her right cheeks and continues to feel bitter taste in her saliva. Is this a common phenomena as some doctors say? Is there any medicine that can help to improve without much side effects? (She is too sensitive to most of the common medications.)

MD - Ayurveda, Fellowship in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Yoga Instructors Certificate
Ayurveda, Bangalore
My wife, 66 years, suffered a intracerebral brain hemorrhage stroke more than a year ago. She is not under any medica...
Hello. She may feel like that. Use 1 pince of Paccha Karpura (you will get in grocery shop) added in 200 ml of water for gargling twice daily. It'll help her.
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I have severe headache since 3 days. Though I am taking tablets its not working. Is it related to migraine?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, Some primary headaches can be triggered by lifestyle factors, including: Alcohol, particularly red wine Certain foods, such as processed meats that contain nitrates Changes in sleep or lack of sleep Poor posture Skipped meals Stress Insufficient sleep or rest Overexertion Nutritional deficiencies A secondary headache is a symptom of a disease that can activate the pain-sensitive nerves of the head. Any number of conditions — varying greatly in severity — may cause secondary headaches. Get your blood pressure checked, make a chart. Let me know about the readings, will give you medication accordingly. Also, get eyes tested. Medication: Meantime, can start with homoeopathic medicine - Bakson's Mig-Aid tablet/ after every 2 hours.
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Good day to you. For a few months i've been having numbness and weakness in my left leg and scrotum. Got my mri results back and they say. Mild scoliosis at L4 L5 region with minor disc bulge with no nerve compression. No sign of cauda equina. Small annular tear at L4 region with muscular spasm. What's causing my numbness? How do I fix the disc bulge?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
Good day to you.
For a few months i've been having numbness and weakness in my left leg and scrotum. Got my mri resul...
Most likely, the cause of your symptoms are disc bulge. The best treatment at this stage is physiotherapy. Medications such as pregabalin and gabapentin are also helpful.
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I am a paralyzed patient spinal injury level c5 c6 injury in 7 year back. Now I am not using any medicines only doing physio therapy. I am lying in water bed. But I want to lying any normal bed but I can not please give me any solution for lying any other bed and any tablet for recovery.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am a paralyzed patient spinal injury level c5 c6 injury in 7 year back. Now I am not using any medicines only doing...
To prevent pressure sores of bed sores water bed been advised other than water bed alpha bed also available in the market do continue rehabilitation exercises from physiotherapist best wishes.
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I am suffering from Depression and Insomnia for the past 27 years and I am taking treatment with a Psychiatrist. I am taking powerful sedatives and Anti-Depressants, still I don't get deep sleep during night and am not fresh at all in the morning and I can't wake up early in the morning. So I can't go to a Job. There are so many side-effects are there. One such side-effect is Gastric trouble! I can't shit one time! Few hours after shitting again I feel like shitting! How to get rid of this Problem? Please suggest me Doctor!

Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
Hello dear friend, sorry to hear your plight. If you want to live a healthy & fulfilling life; then we need to first understand your current set of problems, how they started & evolved; what medications you are currently taking, whether at any point in your treatment you felt better with medications etc. So I would suggest that you write your problems in detail in your own words & also write about your current medications (or attach snapshots of your medical records) & get back to me so that we can formulate an EFFECTIVE plan of action. Good Luck
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Mere sir me problem hai 3years pahele mere sir me chot lagi thi. Jisse mere sir Ka adha hissa sunn jaisa raheta hai pLEASE help

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Mere sir me problem hai  3years pahele mere sir me chot lagi thi. Jisse mere sir Ka adha hissa sunn jaisa raheta hai ...
Homoeopathic medicine------- arnica-montana 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 1 drop direct on tongue 3 times daily for 3 months and consult me thereafter--------------
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Hello My daughter who is going to be 5 years in october was suffering from meningitis/septicemia? (doctors thought) from 3months old and was given antibiotics ets for more than one month and EEG test shows she has seizure disorder. Till now she cannot speak and even though she can walk she still has problem (not like normal child). Her hearing is good. I give her dilentin at morning and evening till today from 3 months old. Did she have chance to get cured? which hospital will I take her t? please help.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Your child is having cerebral palsy. Nees comprehensive treatment by a physiotherapist, speech therapist, neurologist, pediatrician etc. With good care there are instances of cp children doing very well in their life with good management. I wish you and your child a happy future.
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In my left hand numbness started after my crt implantation. I consult nuero & concern cardiac, but no result.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
It could be due to cervical spondylosis this is quite a common condition rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Any way take ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days do neck & back (spine) exercises contact me again if need be. Use of cervical collar will give you relief. It may have to be further investigated. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take you will need other supportive medicines also.
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I am 18 years old and when I wake up in morning I see black all in front of my eyes and my brain feels heavy. What can I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
It can be either due to hypoglycaemia or sinusitis I will suggest you to buy a steam inhaler machine of crescent company and take a flow of steam (of plain water only) over the forehead through the inhaler and can repeat the process after eight hours as and when required.
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I am 33 years old I am suffering from epilepsy since 2 year taking tegrital cr 300, 400 morning and night during this period I gain weight 12 kg continuously watch my diet portion and exercise but fail to loss extra pounds please help me guide me what type diet and medicine should take to reduce fat from my lower body.

MBBS, MD - NEUROPSYCHIATRY
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Unfortunately some of these medications cause weight gain. Tegrital though is better. Please ensure diet control and exercise. Pleasexsee your doctor if you gained weightcas your Tegrital dose may need to be adjusted. Look for thyroid disease
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My wife is 57 years suffering from insomnia since quite long. Earlier she was taking Zolfresh - 5 mg and now taking Ativan 1 mg with doctor's advice. She takes it at 8.00 pm and get sleep at 10.30-11.00 pm. But she does not get sleep well. Pls. Advice.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My wife is 57 years suffering from insomnia since quite long. Earlier she was taking Zolfresh - 5 mg and now taking A...
Tip- I will suggest you to take a shower with warm water or just wash your face , forearms , legs with soap and water at bedtime for a peaceful sleep
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I am 48 yrs male have peripheral nuretis taking gabentin and ayurvedeic medicne 93 kgs severe burning sensation starts in the evening difficulty in car driving due to numbness.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Dear I think you have burning feet syndrome and peripheral neuritis and there is apparently no medicine which works.
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Skin is becoming very dry. Arm, legs are very dry. It seems upper layer of skin is peeling off. I am taking syndopa110 for parkinson. Is it due to any sideeffect of any medicine? What should I do to cure this dryness?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Skin is becoming very dry. Arm, legs are very dry. It seems upper layer of skin is peeling off. I am taking syndopa11...
Apply physiogel cream as moisturiser over skin three to four times daily. Bioderma atoderm pain soap or oilatum bar for body wash.
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Hello sir, I am 21 years old. Sir I think I have some nerve problems my my hands, fingers are automatically shaking sir while I am holding some thing eg if I hold glass, mobile etc please suggest me a reason and what I HV to do further. I have smoking habit for last 2 years.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to take injection vitcofol 2 cc intramuscularly every alternate days for five pricks and revert back after completion
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I am 43 years old man and had diagnosis with Cervical spondylosis. In 2013 my right hand got numb and had to taken laser therapy and ultra sound. After that I was fine. But now for few days having backache. Can you please suggest some exercise. Thanks,

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 43 years old man and had diagnosis with Cervical spondylosis. In 2013 my right hand got numb and had to taken la...
Hot fomentation x twice daily. Neck Exercises. Neck Stretching. Postural Correction. Shoulder Shrugs . Core Strengthening Exercises. Take frequent Breaks at work Use cervical pillow. Use Back Support. Self Massage the back of neck.
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I had symptoms of migraine after eating pickles made by mango is migraine is a incurable disease what are another symptoms of migraine.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
Migraine attacks are episodes of headache precipitated by some smell, food, situations it is associated with nausea, vomiting, hallucinations. Exposure to sun can also trigger it. You need to take medicines during an attack and also otherwise to prevent attack.
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My mom is suffering from parkinson. Is this a severe illness. What is d best cure for parkinson. She is been medicined from past 3 years for this disease. What are precautions to be taken for her. Please suggest me as I love her more than anybody in this world.

MD Medicine, DM Neurologist
Neurologist, Dehradun
My mom is suffering from parkinson. Is this a severe illness. What is d best cure for parkinson. She is been medicine...
There is no cure of parkinson disease medical treatment can help to reduce symptom and disability to some extent deep brain stimulation is another surgery option.
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I have diabetes since last 15 years and it is largely controlled but time and again it goes beyond the regulated limits. I am experiencing pain in my feet and maybe because of neuropathy, and there is also a sense of numbness. Lately is is seen that the third toe on my right leg has curved downward. Can you suggest treatment for the above and who should be consulted. Thanks/regards

M B B S, M. D (Internal Medicine)
General Physician, Nellore
If your glycated hemoglobin is within fair control, then you need not bother about occasional rises in the sugar levels. Neuropathic pains are treated symptomatically. They are expected to happen after so many years. Do not worry about your toe. I think it is only age-related changes in the joints.
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My hand shivers always when I hold something. Sometimes when I drive that time Also what should I have to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
. 1. It could be due to essential tremor. The cause of the tremor is unknown. In some cases it is hereditary and runs in families. There is no definite treatment unless it is severe 2 other causes of tremor could be stress, anxiety, panic, nervousness, inadequate sleep, physical exhaustion, strong emotion, hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia, smoking/tobacco/alcohol abuse/withdrawl, excess tea/coffee, drugs like steroid/amphetamine, neurological disorder, cerebellar dis order, 3. Investigate yourself to exclude the above causes of tremor after consulting neurologist 4. Avoid stress/anxiety/nervousness/ panic etc 5. Avoid excess tea/coffee/ smoking/alcohol if you have 6. Take good nourishing diet 7. Have adequate sleep. 8. Do a thyroid function test to exclude thyroid problem
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