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Dr. Dominic Benjamin

Geriatrician, Bangalore

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I am suffering from cold and cough since last Monday.

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I am suffering from cold and cough since last Monday.
Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing - everyone knows the symptoms of the common cold. It is probably the most common illness. In the course of a year, people in the united states suffer 1 billion colds. What can you do for your cold or cough symptoms? besides drinking plenty of fluids and getting plenty of rest, you may want to take medicines. There are lots of different cold and cough medicines, and they do different things. Nasal decongestants - unclog a stuffy nose...i.e ................ nasal dop/spray.....nasivion Cough suppressants - quiet a cough...................................... syp. Brozedax Expectorants - loosen mucus so you can cough it up.............syp...zeet expectorant Antihistamines - stop runny noses and sneezing.....................tab/syp....levocetirizine Pain relievers - ease fever, headaches, and minor aches and pains.......tab..flucold plus . Here are some other things to keep in mind about cold and cough medicines. Read labels, because many cold and cough medicines contain the same active ingredients. Taking too much of certain pain relievers can lead to serious injury. Do not give cough medicines to children under four, and don't give aspirin to children. Finally, antibiotics won't take. zevit once a day. tests cbc, x ray chest.

What are the symptoms of Bird flu. Its treatment is possible or how its spread from one to another.

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What are the symptoms of Bird flu. Its treatment is possible or how its spread from one to another.
Bird flu (otherwise known as Avian Flu) is a viral disease like normal Flu. It is due H5 N1 virus. The disease spreads to human beings from bird. It does not spread from human to human like other flu. it occurs due to close contact with birds and their droppings. It can spread by eating under cooked chicken and eggs etc. It has normal flu like symptoms like fever, body ache, sneezing, sore throat, cough, cold etc. But it can cause severe respiratory distress and can be fatal. It is contagious. You have to get yourself admitted in the isolation ward and get treatment as per the advice of doctor

Cold and fever medicine.

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Cold and fever medicine.
There are several things you can do to prevent a cold—they are all easy and inexpensive and worth the effort. Wash your hands often-with soap and warm water.The germs stick to the soap and get washed down the drain. Always wash your hands after coughing or sneezing into your hands, blowing your nose, after touching someone who is sick, or when using public restrooms or telephones. Cover Your Mouth and Nose When You Sneeze or Cough- Clean your hands every time you cough or sneeze. Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose, or Mouth-Germs are often spread when a person touches a contaminated surface and then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. Stay Home When You’re Sick-Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, don’t smoke, manage stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food so you can fend off viruses. Take healthy balanced diet...like boiled eggs.daily in breakfast .. Avoid people who have a cold or cold symptoms. Routinely clean and disinfect common areas of your home. Treatment:There is a gradual 1-3 day onset of symptoms. It often starts out as a sore throat, then a fever and coughing. As the cold progresses, the nasal mucus may thicken which is the last stage before the cold dries up. A cold usually lasts for a week or two. But, taking good care of yourself at home can relieve symptoms and help prevent complications if you are otherwise healthy. Unless you develop complications, you shouldn’t need medical treatment. Complications include bacterial infections of the ears, throat, sinuses or lungs which must be treated with antibiotics. In general you should: • get plenty of rest so your body can use its energy to fight the cold • staying at home will keep you from spreading germs • drink plenty of liquids like herbal tea or hot broth/vegetable/tomato soups. Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine which can keep you from getting enough sleep Runny Nose and Sneezing- if you have post nasal drip, gargle to keep from getting a sore throat. Drink extra fluids. (avoid sugary and high calorie drinks) Use saline nasal sprays or nasal irrigation • Tablet Nasorest-P once/twice daily may reduce the amount of mucous. • Humidify the rooms you are in most or your whole house if possible. Cough-Coughing is how your body gets rid of debris and mucus from the airways during a viral infection. Unless your cough is severe or is keeping you from resting at night, it is better not to treat it. A severe cough can be treated with a cough syp, but don’t try to completely stop the cough. There are two types of coughs. Productive and non-productive or dry cough. Non-productive, dry cough. A dry, hacking cough may develop near the end of a cold. Dry coughs that follow viral colds are often worse at night and can last up to several weeks. Take syrup Alex-D for a dry cough. Cough drops can sooth an irritated throat, but most don’t affect the cough. Productive cough. A productive cough is one that brings up mucus from the back of the throat or the lungs. Productive coughs should not be suppressed to the point they no longer bring up mucus. Use syrup Alex. Drink lots of water if you have a productive cough. Head and Body Aches- Take tablet dolo-650 mg for fever once or twice daily

I am suffering from cough and headache from 3 days and it was too heavy in the nights a little cold is also there please suggest me proper tablets.

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I am suffering from cough and headache from 3 days and it was too heavy in the nights a little cold is also there ple...
Hi, take cap, nasollerin 1-1-1 after food for 2-3 days. Avoid cold and refrigerated food. Drink boiled and cooled water. Take steam inhalation by adding 1 or 2 drops of eucalyptus oil to boiling water. Wear warm clothing. Avoid intake of sweets and oil fried food. Take koflet cough syrup 2 tsf 3 times a day for about a week.

From 2 days I am suffering with fever first day I was having body pains cold and fever after taking cold act tablet n crocin body pains n cold relieved yesterday now am suffering with fever kindly help.

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From 2 days I am suffering with fever first day I was having body pains cold and fever after taking cold act tablet n...
1.Take paracetamol 500mg, one tablet sos upto a maximum of three tablets daily after food 2.Drink plenty of water 3.Take rest 4. If no relief do blood examination like CBC, Widal/ Typhidot test, Blood for mp and Dengue antigen(NS1) test after consulting doctor5. Consult for further advice

I am suffering from cough and cold. Had taken nicip cd brand cipla medicine. Body ache has gawn but cough n cold still there.

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I am suffering from cough and cold. Had taken nicip cd brand cipla medicine. Body ache has gawn but cough n cold stil...
Dear lybrate-user for cough take syrup bronchorex if cough is with sputum or syrup lupituss if without sputum. Take syrup 3 times a day 5-10 ml each time. For 5 days. If there is also pain. Take tab augmentin 625 mg 3 times a day for 5 days. Do saline gargle 2-3 times with pinch of salt in luke warm water.

I am 52 year old, feeling tired. What could be the reason. I am an engineer in a heavy engineering company.

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Reason could be lack of physical activity sitting for long hours lack of protein and multivitamins no proper spacing between meals or skipping of meals.

I have been getting cold and cough for around 2-3 days I think I am suffering from TB can you consult me, what are the symptom of TB?

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I have been getting cold and cough for around 2-3 days I think I am suffering from TB can you consult me, what are th...
Signs and symptoms of active tb include: coughing that lasts three or more weeks. Coughing up blood. Chest pain, or pain with breathing or coughing. Unintentional weight loss. Fatigue. Fever. Night sweats. Chills. If these symptoms are present then consult to your doctor if its not then take homeopathic medcine bella 200, hepar 200 5 drops in few luke water each once a day and report back after with feedback.

I am always suffering from cough and cold. I hv to take a citizen at nyt and next day I would be alright. But after 2 - 3 days I again catches cold. What should I do? Any test that I shud take?

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I am always suffering from cough and cold. I hv to take a citizen at nyt and next day I would be alright.
But after 2...
Hi, take tab. Septillin 2-0-2after food and rhinorin lehya 1 tsf twice daily followed by milk for 3 months continuously. Avoid cold and refrigerated food. Do steam inhalation twice daily. Avoid sweets and oil fried food. Perform pranayama daily in the morning for 10-15 mins.

I am suffering from cold and cough.. Please suggest a suitable measure to heal up.

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I am suffering from cold and cough.. Please suggest a suitable measure to heal up.
1.Do Warm saline gurgling and steam inhalation with karvol plus inhalant capsule 2-3 times daily. 2.put otrivin nasal drop one drop thrice daily. 3.Take Honitus syrup 2 tsf 2-3 times daily. 4. If no relief, you have to take antibiotic. 5.Consult for advice .

What are the symptoms of flu? How does it occurs? What are its precautions that we have to take?

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What are the symptoms of flu? How does it occurs? What are its precautions that we have to take?
(swine flu is caused by h1n1 virus. More serious than normal seasonal flu. It is an air borne infection and spreads through the talking/sneezing / coughing of infected individual)- normal flu- byinfluenza/h4n2 virus swine flu symptoms 1. Fever, cough 2. Nasal congestion, sore throat 3. Headache, myalgia, fatigue, dyspnoea (shortness of breath) 4. Vomiting, diarrhea 5. Pneumonia and respiratory failure (in severe cases). Prevention 1. Avoid over crowding places and avoid contact with infected patients 2. Avoid sharing food, linen, utensii with infected patient 3. Frequently wash your hands with soap and water 4. Use face mask while going to crowed places 5. When coughing orsneezing, cover your mouth/nose with tissue pape and dispose of used tissue paper promptly and carefully. Put them in a bag and throw in dust bin. 6. Clean hard surfaces like door handle, electrical switches/taps/toilet flush/telephone receivers/computer key board etc frequently. 7. Frequently touched items like mobile/telephones etc should be cleaned with disinfectant diagnosis-serological and virological test prevention swine flu vaccine (validity one year),

I am having these problems Running nose all the year High blood pressure Cough and cold Acidity.

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I am having these problems
Running nose all the year
High blood pressure
Cough and cold
Acidity.
Homoeopathic medicine------------ rhinitisan or bloome-30 (bioforce) drink 15 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily-------------------- digecom syrup (wellman lab) drink 2 spoons after each meals-------

I am 45 years female. Working as a teacher. Having prolonged cold with symptoms like running nose (early morning nasal discharge like feeling) cough, head ache above eye brew. Taking thyroid tablets. Physicians confirmed it as dust allergy. The cold subsidies use some anti-allergic tablets and come back often. Suffering for last 6 months continuously. Is there any remedy?

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Internal Medicine Specialist
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I am 45 years female. Working as a teacher. Having prolonged cold with symptoms like running nose (early morning nasa...
Now a days are of viral infection be careful. Cold,Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing -fever,bodyache,headache,occured in viral infection. What can you do for your cold or cough symptoms? besides drinking plenty of fluids and getting plenty of rest, you may want to take medicines. There are lots of different cold and cough medicines, and they do different things. Nasal decongestants - unclog a stuffy nose...i.e ................ nasal dop/spray.....nasivion Cough suppressants - quiet a cough...................................... syp. Brozedax Expectorants - loosen mucus so you can cough it up.............syp...zeet expectorant Antihistamines - stop runny noses and sneezing.....................tab/syp....levocetirizine Pain relievers - ease fever, headaches, and minor aches and pains.......tab..flucold plus . Here are some other things to keep in mind about cold and cough medicines. Read labels, because many cold and cough medicines contain the same active ingredients. Taking too much of certain pain relievers can lead to serious injury. Do not give cough medicines to children under four, and don't give aspirin to children. Not helpful uses of antibiotics medicines.you should be also go for tests cbc,

What is the reasons for jika virus? What is the prevention of jika disease? Give suggestions.

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What is the reasons for jika virus? What is the prevention of jika disease? Give suggestions.
It spreads through a bite of mosquitos and so See to it that there is no stagnation of water in your house and nearby locality for more than seven days because these are the breeding grounds for mosquitoes

I am suffering from allergic rhinitis for last few years, I am very uncomfortable for this, now these days breathing shortness become a another problem when I get in touch with cold air basically, sometimes I use inhaler for this problems, I tried many things in ayurveda but got no results, please suggest if better medication available.

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I am suffering from allergic rhinitis for last few years, I am very uncomfortable for this, now these days breathing ...
Take pranacharya jukamonil syrup 1-1 tsf twice a day with warm water. And laxmi vilas ras 1-1 tab twice a day. Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day. 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. Avoid milk. Cold drinks. Take hot water steam.

I have cold from last 8 days along with cough no medicine is working. What to do?

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I have cold from last 8 days along with cough no medicine is working. What to do?
Honey 1 teaspoon at night along with sips of warm water frequently. Avoid cold drinks and cold food. It will settle down in 14 days if you take proper precautions.

I am 12 years old. I sneeze frequently in morning. How to prevent from sneezing?

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I am 12 years old. I sneeze frequently in morning. How to prevent from sneezing?
If symptoms are sneezing, running nose, 1. Take proper rest/ lot of fluids 2. And take proper home made diet. 3. Do steam inhalation carefully by steam inhaler twice a day for 2-3 days, 4. You can take tablet levocetrizine 5 mg one tablet after food once a day bedtime for 3 days.(if history of allergy to this medicine is not present) consult if symptoms persist or worsen.

Hi, I am working in a private sector so I have to work for 9 to 12 hours everyday in this situation I feel tired everyday and now I am feeling cold and cough so please suggest me the better way to stay healthy. Thanks in advance.

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Hi, I am working in a private sector so I have to work for 9 to 12 hours everyday in this situation I feel tired ever...
For removing cold and cough eat jaggery after every meal, you will cure your cough and cold. If you are working more it means you need more energy. For amzing results start doing surya namaskar and surya jal every morning empty stomach, I am giving you a Guide notes that will cure your 90 % problem all you have to do is read it, and stick to very point. 1.Make sure you have your head in the south or east direction while sleeping. In this position your body is taking force of attraction. Sleeping in north is very unhealthy and will make you tired and lethargic because your body is taking force of repulsion. Attraction bring elasticity, ease, good blood pressure, sound sleep, relaxation, increase in height while North brings high BP, quick heart beats, muscle and internal body part contraction, your breathing will affect. In Indian culture head of the Dead body during Antim sanskar is kept in North direction. In west direction researches are going on, so don’t sleep till researches come. 2.It is advisable that you consume" cow ghee" take 1 spoon of cow ghee and warm it, With the help of a dropper, Pour one drop of cow ghee in each of your nostril. It may sound weird or a hectic job at first but trust me it is the most effective remedy for any kind of problem related to health. It Makes your head nerves lighter and healthier that too without any side effects. Cow ghee reaches those areas in your head where allopathic and homeopathic medicines fails to reach. 3.In the morning start consuming lukewarm water right after you wake up & sitting in sukhasaan (chaukdi) (see image) it is advisable to even do rinsing with the lukewarm water in your mouth and gulp it after that. Drink your water sip by sip instead of drinking it in speed, this process is done for the detoxification and cleaning of your stomach/intestines that has everything to with your health issues. After this your stomach condition will remain intact at pH7 condition (which is not alkaline or acidic in nature but neutral). The alkaline or saliva (laar) of your mouth should mix with the acid of your stomach to make stomach in neutral. This is only possible if you are drinking water sip by sip, slowly each time you consume water. This will not just help you in attaining a proper health but will keep you away from other health and weakness problems, which comes from the acids produced in stomach. In Ayurveda it is said to through this formula you can live for 100 years without disease or stress. You should also eat your all meals sitting in sukhasana (check image) 4.Other advice is that don’t drink water after your meals (lunch, dinner, breakfast, or any mini meal). Drink water after 90 minutes of meals. Drinking water after your meals reduces your digestion, and as you know if food is not digested it will produce acid, which in turn will increase your weight. Scientifically it is proved that food takes at least 90 minutes to digest, drinking water during that 90 minutes will bring almost 68 types of diseases of stomach. 5.Make sure you are walking at least 5000 to 12, 000 steps every day. It is strongly recommended that you start with a jogging regime also if possible. I suggest you to buy a Pedometer which will calculate your daily steps, will help you a lot. 6.Start doing surya namaskar, its more than a weight loss exercise. From improving your posture, strengthening muscles to whittling extra inches around the waist, the benefits of Suryanamaskar are many, provided you adapt it the right way. A set of 12 fixed, cyclic postures define Suryanamaskar which when performed repeatedly at an easy pace can bring a sense of well being, almost immediately. However, those with a heart condition, arthritis or slip-disk, need their doctor's consent before starting the routine. 7.You should avoid late night dinners at any cost and make sure you are following a routine while having 3 main course meals of the day. Try having your dinner before sunset and not eat anything heavy after sunset this will surely help you with a better health. Try to sleep before 11: 00 P. M. And sleep for minimum 6 to 8 hours. Lack of sleep is also a leading factor of bad health. 8.Avoid processed food, sugar and its products as well as refined oil/double refined oil. Use pure oil of mustard (sarso), peanut, coconut, cow ghee, sesame. When you put 10 to 12 chemicals in these oils then they become refined oil and bring almost 68 diseases along with weight gain and bad health. Don’t follow what this television advertisement says about refined oil. It is all marketing. EAT PURE OILS. 9.Listen the music you love when you feel tired, music has a therapeutic energy and reduces stress and makes you energetic. 10.Bhramari pranayama is very effective in instantly calming your mind down. It is one of the best breathing exercises to release the mind of agitation, frustration or anxiety and get rid of anger. A simple-to-do technique, can be practiced anywhere at work or home, and an instant option available to de-stress yourself. 11.This breathing technique derives its name from the black Indian bee called Bhramari. (Bhramari = type of Indian bee; pranayama = breathing technique). The exhalation in this pranayama resembles the typical humming sound of a bee, which explains why it is named so. Benefits Of Bhramari Pranayama (Bee Breath) •Instant way to relieve tension, anger and anxiety. It is a very effective breathing technique for people suffering from hypertension as it calms down the agitated mind. •Gives relief if you're feeling hot or have a slight headache •Helps mitigate migraines •Improves concentration and memory •Builds confidence •Helps in reducing blood pressure Points To Note While Doing Bhramari Pranayama (Bee Breath) •Ensure that you are not putting your finger inside the ear but on the cartilage. •Don’t press the cartilage too hard. Gently press and release with the finger. •While making the humming sound, keep your mouth closed. •You can also keep your fingers in Shanmukhi mudra (hand position) while doing this pranayama. To sit in Shanmukhi mudra, gently place your thumbs on the ear cartilage, index fingers on the forehead just above the eyebrows, middle fingers on eyes, ring fingers on nostrils and the little fingers on corners of your lips. Contraindications None. Once this pranayama is learnt correctly from a yoga teacher, anyone from a child to an elderly person can practice this pranayama. The only pre-requisite is that this pranayama should be done on empty stomach. Live healthy my friend life is once:) Thanks.

I am 58 years my height 5.8 weight 74 kgs. My sugar level pasting is 110 and pp is 145. I take DIBONIL home tabs 2 morning and 2 night before food. But at times in the morning 1 hour after breakfast I feel giddy and my head is heavy and I get headache. Feel advice How to overcome this giddiness and headache.

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Hye. Thank you for your query. Understand that actually diabetes is a condition of starvation. Your body is not able to take in energy. So more than restricted diets you need to eat sensibly. It's possible that you are empty stomach for long after waking up and also possible your breakfast intake is not good enough in carbs proteins and healthy fats. You need to eat as per your needs and activity levels. Medication only helps maintain your sugars but you need to pay attention to your diet to help not increase sugar levels.

What should I do to avoid cough/cold in changing season?

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What should I do to avoid cough/cold in changing season?
Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing - everyone knows the symptoms of the common cold. It is probably the most common illness. In the course of a year, people in the united states suffer 1 billion colds. What can you do for your cold or cough symptoms? besides drinking plenty of fluids and getting plenty of rest, you may want to take medicines. There are lots of different cold and cough medicines, and they do different things. Nasal decongestants - unclog a stuffy nose...i.e ................ nasal dop/spray.....nasivion Cough suppressants - quiet a cough...................................... syp. Brozedax Expectorants - loosen mucus so you can cough it up.............syp...zeet expectorant Antihistamines - stop runny noses and sneezing.....................tab/syp....levocetirizine Pain relievers - ease fever, headaches, and minor aches and pains.......tab..flucold plus . Here are some other things to keep in mind about cold and cough medicines. Read labels, because many cold and cough medicines contain the same active ingredients. Taking too much of certain pain relievers can lead to serious injury. Do not give cough medicines to children under four, and don't give aspirin to children. Finally, antibiotics won't take.
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