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Dr. Chaitra Harsha

Allergist/Immunologist, Bangalore

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To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies.My favorite part of being......more
To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies.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. Chaitra Harsha is a popular Allergist/Immunologist in Sarjapur, Bangalore. She is currently practising at Genedynamix in Sarjapur, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Chaitra Harsha and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I am NASEEM AHMAD of22years and I am suffering from asthma. Tell me some suggestions.

MD - Pharmacology
General Physician, Ahmedabad
First you have to test lung function to see your fev1. It will decide your stage of asthma and treatment will be started accordingly.
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I am 13 years old and I am suffering from cold and bronchitis. What can I do . What medicine can I take.

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DNB - Pulmonary Medicine, MD - Internal Medicine, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD)
Pulmonologist, Delhi
I am 13 years old and I am suffering from cold and bronchitis. What can I do . What medicine can I take.
You may be suffering from nasobronchial allergy. Get your diagnosis confirmed by spirometry. Thereafter treatment is easy by inhaler and nasal spray
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Allergies - Homeopathic Treatment For It!

BHMS, DI Hom (London)
Homeopath, Varanasi
Allergies - Homeopathic Treatment For It!

Most people, at some point of time, have been affected by allergic reactions. An allergic reaction is a hypersensitive reaction triggered by an Allergen (substance that has the potential to trigger an allergic reaction). Allergies can be Perennial or Seasonal. Perennial allergies are not season specific and can occur throughout the year.

Seasonal allergies, on the other hand, are season specific, for example, Hay fever (triggered by pollens) is a common allergic reaction during the spring season. 

A number of substances can act as a potential allergen, triggering a hypersensitive reaction in a person. The allergens can be 

  1. Environmental factors, such as pollen, dust mites, sunlight, fur of some animals, or mold
  2. Certain foodstuffs like milk and dairy products, peanuts, wheat, soy, tomatoes, eggplant, alcohol or shellfish.
  3. Synthetic and natural substances like pesticides, nickel, latex
  4. Certain medications like sulfa drugs, penicillin
  5. Animal stings; mostly wasps and bees, can also trigger an allergic reaction.

The allergic reactions affecting a person can vary depending on the source of the allergen. It can be a skin allergy, nasal and cough allergy, food allergy or a dust allergy. The best way to treat an allergic reaction is to identify the allergen involved. Homeopathic treatments are very effective against allergic reactions. Though time consuming; homeopathic treatment provides long lasting and permanent relief. In addition, the homeopathic medicines have no harmful side effects. No wonder, more and more people are going for homeopathic treatments.

The following homeopathic medicines, if taken regularly and diligently, can successfully treat a number of allergic reactions:

  • Arsenic Album: Many people suffer from watery eyes, continuous sneezing, running nose accompanied by a burning sensation. These all are signs of a nasal allergy. Arsenic Album is an effective homeopathic option against nasal allergy.
  • Sulphur: It provides great relief from skin allergies. Sulphur is a boon for people suffering from very dry and itchy skin.
  • Natrum Mur: It is an effective homeopathic (natural) medicine against nasal and skin allergies.
  • Pulsatilla, Natrum Carb and Aethusa Cynapium: These homeopathic medicines act as a blessing for people suffering from milk allergy.
  • Urtica Urens: If you are allergic to shellfish, Urtica Urens is just for you.
  • Bromium and Lycopersicum: they are very effective against dust allergies. Arsenic Album is also an excellent option.

There are people who are allergic to certain hair dyes. Arsenic Album and Sulphur effectively deals with such allergies. Natrum Mur and Sepia cannot be neglected either. Do not allow allergies to make your life miserable. Switch over to the homeopathic treatments and enjoy a stress free life, sans the allergies.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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What are the effects of acquired Immune defenency syndrome and their side effects what all?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
If CD4 count is with in normal limits than the person is asymptomatic and if the level is low than there can be lymphadenopathy and secondary infections which have their own symptoms
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मेरे शरीर पर लाल डाग आते हे non veg खाने पर,बैगन,सिंगदाना ये भि खाने से होते हे. ये करीब दो साल से हो रहा हे. Please कुछ ईलाज बताओ. PLEASE.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Ye allergy hai. Nidaanparivarjan niyam se aaoko ye jhana nahi chahiye. Yadi aap nahi chhodh sakte to allergy alleviation ke liye herbal yog istemal karen. Start me aap haldi, neem, mishri lekar uska pryog karen. Kya response aata hai, uspar agli chikitsa nirbhar hai. Pl report after 19 days.
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I have asthma and I normally use aerocort capsules prescribed by doctor long ago, recently I have been exposed to dust and I am having little bit difficulty while breathing, so I went to doctor .He said to stop using aerocort and use foracort 200 .Why does he want me to use foracort and what's the difference between them can you explain.

MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
I have asthma and I normally use aerocort capsules prescribed by doctor long ago, recently I have been exposed to dus...
Your doctor have advised you right, as aerocort have short acting Beta2 agonist and a steroid combination to be used only in emergency as it adversaly effect heart and may increase bronchial hypersensitivity with regular long term use.
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Bronchial Asthma

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, FNB-Critical Care Medicine
Pulmonologist, Gurgaon
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Good evening friends,

I am Dr. Piyush Goel, I am a pulmonologist and critical care specialist in Columbia Asia Hospital, Behar, Gurgaon.

Today I throw light on the most important lung disease which we call as Bronchial Asthma. There is lot of stigma associated with Bronchial Asthma and there are, people need lot of clarification in view of asthma. How we can control this disease? How we can cure this disease and how we can prevent this disease and in today I will explain regarding this disease in a layman language so you can understand this disease well and I just want to remove some stigma associated with this disease also. This is my sincere effort. Right, so asthma is basically a part and parcel of allergic disorders. Most of the patients, most of the people in all over world are allergic to many things. The people can be allergic to dust, people can be allergic to smoke, people can be allergic to perfumes and other odors, people can be allergic to humidity, people can be allergic to temperature change and all these people who are allergic can get asthma. Right, so what do you mean by asthma? Asthma is basically lung allergy. If you are getting symptoms associated with lungs and the reason behind this is allergy then we call it as a, we scientifically we have given name to this thing, we call it Bronchial Asthma, so it is a part and parcel for allergy. Right, so you can get allergy of skin in scientific, in medical language we call it as dermatitis, allergic dermatitis. If you get allergy of a nose we call it as allergic rhinitis. If you get allergy of the throat we call it as allergic pharyngitis, and if you get allergy of the lungs, this means you are suffering from Bronchial Asthma. Right, so basically what is allergy, now you will ask me the question, what is allergy? Allergy is basically abnormal response of your body to some foreign substances of foreign stimulants. Right, like if the person is not allergic and he had a test exposure, right. The body of that person in subconscious way will tell that don’t worry. It will not do any harm, so don’t do any reflux things and don’t take any reflux actions, right so normal persons who are not allergic are absolutely fine if they have exposure to test. So the normal person will continue and there will be no symptoms in a normal person. If a person is not allergic. Now, if the person is allergic, suppose the person is allergic to dust then his body in a subconscious way will tell that we have to get rid of this dust particle and how this body can get rid of this dust particle? You start having sneezing, you start having rhinitis, that is watering of the nose, you start having coughing when this dust particle goes into throat and you can have a narrowing of your airways, right when it, this dust particle goes into the lungs and you feel difficulty in breathing and you see some vising sounds coming from your lungs, which we call it is as, which we call it as a lung allergy, that is Bronchial Asthma. So this is about basically a Bronchial Asthma. Bronchial Asthma is nothing, nothing beyond that. Right, so if you are allergic then how can you control this thing, how can you control this thing, right, first of all, first and the most important, the symptoms. As I discussed the physiology of the disease the symptoms are rhinitis, sneezing, sore throat, coughing, breathing problems and wheezing coming from the chest, so these are the symptoms of asthma. So how can you control it? You can’t avoid the exposures sometimes you are in a market and there is a dust going on, there is a dusty environment then you can stop taking breath at that time, you have to take a breath, and if you take the breath you can get an allergic symptoms or symptoms of asthma. So for you to controlling this first and foremost is to avoid the things, but you can avoid sometimes, so control these things you have to take some medications which includes anti allergic and bronchodilators which will open your airways when aver these is allergic manifestation. So most important thing in asthma is to control your symptoms. Right, treatment is something which we have to give every time, but in background you have to control the symptoms then you will remain disease and center free. Right, so to control you have to take the anti-allergic and the bronchodilators. Now a days bronchodilators we are using  an inhaler form that goes directly into the lungs and which will open the airways because, and this will, you will get rid of the symptoms at that tie only. Right, so bronchodilators, they are, there is some stigma associated with the bronchodilators, that the patient will become habitual after taking the bronco inhaler from inhaled bronchodilators, but I will say that you will not become habitual because if these inhalers. You will become good that is why you want to take inhaler again and again. You will feel much better. You confidence will be much better, your concentration will be much better, you will progress more in life if your asthma symptoms will get controlled with one single inhaler in a day, right, and that is for sure.  Right, there are no side effects. There are more side effects are analgesic, the tablet you are taking for headache. Right, because it goes into your stomach and from stomach it goes into your blood and from blood it goes into all parts of your body weather you have a headache, weather you have a leg pain, weather you have a hand pain. So there are more side effect of these drugs as compared to inhaler because inhaler goes directly into the lungs, where the problem is. Right, so it will produce only good effects not the bad effects. But somehow, there are some very subtle side effects of these medications. Every medication has their side effect. But in view of, if you see the pros and cons of each and everything and if you see the cost effective analysis, if you do the cost effective analysis of these medications you will see that you will become much better. Your symptoms will be much controlled. Your visits to hospital will be much reduced after taking inhalers. Right, so you have to take inhalers and anti-allergens also to get rid of these nasal and the throat symptoms of allergy.

Thank you.

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She has child asthma what are precautions and consult about good treatment for my daughter.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
As a parent of asthmatic child there are few precautions to be followed apart from giving medications. Avoid child getting exposed to very cold air/breeze, avoid dust (roads, construction areas, while cleaning home) avoid wollen clothes or hairy cloths or beddings, avoid artificial colours, flavours. Be extra cautious in winter and rainy seasons. Always keep inhalers and medications related to asthma even if you are travelling.
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Allergies - 7 Highly Dangerous Symptoms!

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Allergies - 7 Highly Dangerous Symptoms!

Allergies or allergic reactions, are common occurrences which are caused by unnatural reactions between your body's immune system and foreign substances, which have gained access into the body. When these substances, known as allergens, enter your body, your immune system produces antibodies which are responsible for warding off unwanted substances like harmful viruses or diseases and helping in the body's overall resistance.

However, when your antibodies identify a particular allergen as harmful, when it really isn't, a reaction occurs which may lead to inflammation or infection of the skin, sinuses, the digestive tract and the respiratory tract, among others. Allergies usually differ from individual to individual and can vary from mild skin irritations to fatal life-threatening emergencies.

Symptoms

Symptoms of allergies depend upon a wide range of factors which are subjective and vary from person to person and from allergen to allergen. Depending upon the type of allergen involved and the nature of the allergy, symptoms may include any of the following: 

  1. Sneezing
  2. Running nose
  3. Severe itching
  4. Swollen or red and watery eyes
  5. Hives
  6. Rashes
  7. Facial swelling
  8. Wheezing
  9. Flaky skin which can peel off

These symptoms are common in mild to moderate allergies such as atopic dermatitis, hay fever, drug or food allergies. There are certain rare cases (say, scorpion stings), however, in which the allergic reaction turns out to be potentially life-threatening. This type of reaction is known as anaphylaxis. Here are its signs and symptoms:

  1. Intense shortness of breath
  2. Lightheadedness
  3. Nausea and vomiting
  4. Loss of consciousness
  5. Skin rashes
  6. Weak pulse
  7. A significant drop in blood pressure

Causes
The main cause of allergies is the uncontrolled reaction between the immune system's antibodies and harmless allergens. Allergic reactions are triggered when antibodies, like histamine, come into contact with particular types of allergens. These may include:

  1. Airborne allergens - pollen, mold or dust mites
  2. Insect stings - bee stings or scorpion stings
  3. Certain eatables - peanuts or sea food
  4. Medications - penicillin or penicillin-based antibiotics
  5. Latex or other substances which are responsible for causing allergic skin reactions

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath.

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Doctor i'm suffering from asthma i'm using levolin inhalers and seroflo rotohaler every now and then so can you please suggest a good inhalers.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Doctor i'm suffering from asthma i'm using levolin inhalers and seroflo rotohaler every now and then so can you pleas...
Hello, hello, homeopathic remedies for asthma are very effective and can cure asthma permanently. Homeopathic medicines are natural medicines and work by moderating our immune system which usually becomes overreactive in asthma. But I need to know more symptoms related to you as a whole. So that I can make totality of symptoms and prescribe you a better medicine. In the mean time take ars alb 30, 3 drops once daily and bc no. 02, 5 tabs thrice daily. Revert me with more symptoms.
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