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Dr. Dominic Benjamin

Geriatrician, Bangalore

Dr. Dominic Benjamin Geriatrician, Bangalore
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Dr. Dominic Benjamin is a trusted Geriatrician in Hebbal, Bangalore. You can visit him at Dr. Dominic Benjamin@Bangalore Baptist Hospital in Hebbal, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Dominic Benjamin and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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How can I get rid of my frequent cough and cold as well as headache, fever. Please respond me as soon as possible.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
How can I get rid of my frequent cough and cold as well as headache, fever. Please respond me as soon as possible.
frequent/ continuous cough cold may be because of many reasons like: 1. Any ent problem like dns polyp sinusitis 2. Low immunity 3. Allergic condition There are some supplement available that can be start after personal consultation and these supplement can reduce severity and no. of episodes of this problem you need to consult ENT doctor for proper examination and further management.
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My 19 months old son is going daycare from 15 days. Last week he had cold and cough and now suddenly he got fever. Is he is feeling homesick? What should I do for him? He is not sleeping in daycare. He is staying there for 7 hrs.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My 19 months old son is going daycare from 15 days. Last week he had cold and cough and now suddenly he got fever. Is...
Hello. It's safer to tk d child home at least, under febrile condition, else, u, yourself be not comfortable. Give him homoeo medicine. @ bryonia alb 30-4 pills, thrice a day. Give him sufficient qty of water to hydren him & to eliminate toxins, too. Of, course your love & affection is the prime medication for your child. Tk, care of your child.
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I am 24 years male I always suffer from cold and flu, so please help me what should I have to do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 24 years male I always suffer from cold and flu, so please help me what should I have to do?
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. tests cbc.
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Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Important risk factors for fall include leg weakness and trouble with balance and walking.
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Hello,I am 25 years old, I have cold & fever.What to do?

CCEDM(DIABETES), MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician,
Hello,I am 25 years old, I have cold & fever.What to do?
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. • Do steam inhalation once or twice daily 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
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What are the symptoms of dengue??

General Physician,
What are the symptoms of dengue??
fever, body pain, rashes,eye pain, abdominal pain, joint pain, bleeding etc are the symptoms of dengue.
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I am suffering from frequent cough and cold recently and this is more especially during mornings after getting up and in the evening. Please suggest a proper treatment.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from frequent cough and cold recently and this is more especially during mornings after getting up and...
Avoid any triggering factor, take folic acid regularly, eat a healthy diet, always be stress free, exercise regularly.
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I have a problem of cough & cold when weather changes or when I come in contact with impurity, dust. What shall I do?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have a problem of cough & cold when weather changes or when I come in contact with impurity, dust. What shall I do?
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
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Causes and Prevention of Balance Disorders

MS , MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Faridabad
Causes and Prevention of Balance Disorders

Balance disorder is more prevalent in old people, but they are not the only ones who are affected by it. There are many causes that can lead to Balance disorder and some of them can be controlled. Balance problem causes spinning of head coupled with dizziness while standing or sitting, which can lead to an injurious fall.

Symptoms
The common symptoms of Balance disorder include:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Depression, anxiety or fear
  • Blurred vision
  • Disorientation
  • Tiredness
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Changes in heart rate and blood pressure

Causes

  • Ear infection: If the vestibular system (which is also called the labyrinth) inside your ear gets infected and inflamed, it can cause Balance disorder. This is because the inner part of the ear is responsible for coordination and balance.  This condition is known as labyrinthitis and it is frequently accompanied by dizziness and vertigo. Viral and respiratory infections can also cause labyrinthitis.
  • Poor circulation: Certain diseases associated with the circulatory system, such as stroke can cause dizziness and various other Balance problems.
  • Medications: There are certain medications that can lead to Balance disorder, such as medications to normalize blood pressure can cause dizziness. Ototoxic drugs are infamous for causing ear problems that lead to imbalance. Sometimes its ill effects are felt only during the period of using, but many people have suffered permanent ear damage.

Other causes of Balance disorder include head injury, imbalance of chemicals in the brain, arthritis, neurological conditions and aging.

Prevention

  • Balanced diet: Meniere's disease is a condition that causes ear problems, which lead to vertigo. It is primarily connected to the change in the volume of fluid in the inner ear. Try to eliminate salt from your diet and abstain from alcohol in order to prevent such a condition.
  • Prevention of ear infections: Otitis media is a common kind of ear infection seen in children, but adults can have it too. It causes dizziness and nausea. Completing the antibiotics course helps prevent this infection.

One can also opt for an annual flu shot to keep away the flu related infections in the ear.

Related Tip: "What Causes Balance Disorder? Is Migraine A Cause?"

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Have cough cold since two weeks with taking antibiotics and anti tussive syrup but not relief yet. What can I do now.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Have cough cold since two weeks with taking antibiotics and anti tussive syrup but not relief yet. What can I do now.
1. Do a complete blood examination like cbc, esr, mantoux test, x ray chest, sputum examination for afb (3 samples). 2. Consult chest physician with report. 3. Do warm saline gurgling and steam inhalation 3-4 times daily, 5. Consult physician for further advice.
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What are the symptoms of dengue?

General Physician,
What are the symptoms of dengue?
Fever , body pain. eye pain, abdominal pain, rashes. bleeding ( usually from nose and gums, but may be from other site,)
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I am a 40 year old man. I am feeling some breathing problem. What should be dose for nebulization for me.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
I am a 40 year old man. I am feeling some breathing problem. What should be dose for nebulization for me.
0.63 mg solbutamol solution sos for nebulization. Can be inceased to 1.125mg if no response to. 63 mg.
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My son is 3 years old. He is suffering from cough, cold and fever. He ate 2 Britannia rusk toasts today but immediately done vomiting. Currently we are giving him Lastuss syrup for cough, paracetamol for fever. Is that ok.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My son is 3 years old. He is suffering from cough, cold and fever. He ate 2 Britannia rusk toasts today but immediate...
Dear lybrteuser, -give him more fluids, water, juice, milk, semisolid foods, khichri with mashed vegetables, kanji, dal rice, carry on with medication, if not much improvement in 2-3 days consult doctor as he may require a course of antibiotic.
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I have cold and cough since last week and it's so severe that I start getting chest pain after coughing out so loud! please help me on how to get rid of this severe cold and cough?

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Jabalpur
I have cold and cough since last week and it's so severe that I start getting chest pain after coughing out so loud! ...
Many times after getting the cold the cough which is usually dry becomes troublesome, but it can get relieved in few days. You can take cough suppressant cough syrups available for severe cough that is causing you chest pain. Some times lozenges such as hunnitus, strepsils may also help.
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Hello sir My question is I always suffering from cold flu please suggest me the good advice.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello sir My question is I always suffering from cold flu please suggest me the good advice.
Hi, take arsenic alb. 30, 5 drops thrice a day.Alpha cf 2 tabs, thrice a day. B. c. no. 06, 4 tabs every 4 hourly.Take Alpha WD, 20 drops with water once daily.
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My wife has common cold, cough,nasal conjunction and fiver from last night. Please suggest tablets.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
My wife has common cold, cough,nasal conjunction and fiver from last night. Please suggest tablets.
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. Take tab. Sudershana vati 1-1-1 till the fever subsides.
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I am 28 years male and suffering from cold and cough for last one year. Please advice.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am 28 years male and suffering from cold and cough for last one year. Please advice.
Hi, this condition is called allergic rhinitis. Take tab septillin 2-0-2 after food for 3 months and rhinorin lehya 1 tsf twice daily followed by milk for 3 months. These will gain immunity in your body.
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I have severe headache running nose & I sneeze quiet a lot times. What is the reason behind my symptoms. Thanking you.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have severe headache running nose & I sneeze quiet a lot times. What is the reason behind my symptoms. Thanking you.
For relief take over the counter medicines i.e. tab. Paracetamol 650 mg twice a day after meal. Tab. Flucold once a day after meal. Gargle with warm water, Use nasal spray otrivin for sneezing or running nose. drink warm water, juice,green veg., veg. Soups, lquid diets, dalia, protein diets, tulsi leaf in tea or warm water, geloy juice, A avoid cold area, dust area, cold things .i.e. ice creams, take bed rest , feel high cold then cover body with warm cloths, avoid dust area, clean body, change cloths daily, change bed sheet daily, Cold sponging in high fever . If symptoms occurs again go for tests..cbc, ns1, blood c/s. X-ray PNS, X-ray chest. After tests give me all details I give you best advise.
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I have cold and cough for 4-5 days. I take medicine regularly but there is no result. What should I do?

B H M S, MD
Homeopath, Thrissur
I have cold and cough for 4-5 days. I take medicine regularly but there is no result. What should I do?
If cold and cough persists despite treatment the cause has to be assessed with blood-cbc, aec and ige and has to be treated accordingly. Homeopathy has better solutions for persistent cold and cough which may be due to eosinophilia or allergy.
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I am having cold and cough very high and feeling a little fever also so what precautions should be taken.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am having cold and cough very high and feeling a little fever also so what precautions should be taken.
For cold take tablet cetrizine at night and For cough take syp ascoril-D 2.5 ml twice a day and For fever take tablet paracetamol 650 mg
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