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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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Why does my daughter 4 yrs old breathe heavily through mouth and not through nostrils and also se is suffering from cough and cold from birth itself every month till now.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Why does my daughter 4 yrs old breathe heavily through mouth and not through nostrils and also se is suffering from c...
she might have some enlarged tonsils/adenoids inside throat ..plz get examined first by a ent surgeon first
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What are the symptoms so cold cough and dry cough in winter season, what are its preventive methods.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
What are the symptoms so cold cough and dry cough in winter season, what are its preventive methods.
Hi, take Ars alb 30 and Bryonia 30,3 drops, both thrice daily. Alpha WD, 15 drops with warm water twice daily. Take care.
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Flu Shot - Things You Need to Know About

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmednagar
Flu Shot - Things You Need to Know About

Flu is caused by a virus known as influenza and is a common respiratory disease. It is typically caused from the month of October to May. Some of the common symptoms include fatigue, runny nose, fever, cough, muscle ache, sore throat, body ache, etc. 

The flu vaccination helps to protect from influenza. The effect generally lasts for a year. It is recommended that an individual takes this vaccination once in a year since the strain of the virus keeps changing every year. Flu vaccine comprises of an egg-based technology.

Who Can catch flu?
Anyone can get a flu vaccination. Children above the age of 6 months or more are eligible to get a flu vaccination. In addition, the person who has a severe outbreak of allergic reaction due to the flu vaccination should also stay away from this. 

Pregnant women can also get this vaccination without any worry about the baby. They not only safeguard the mother, but protect the child from influenza too. Adults who are more than 65 years old can take this vaccination without worrying. Patients with an acute allergy should consult their doctors before taking a flu shot.

Are there any side effects?
Although most people do not feel a thing after the flu shot, some might experience mild symptoms, such as redness of the area where the vaccine has been injected, mild body aches, soreness, redness and fever. Other serious side effects include allergic reaction resulting in soreness and very high fever. A doctor or healthcare personnel should be immediately contacted in such an instance. 

Can flu shot cause flu?
This is totally a myth. A flu vaccine doesn’t result in the flu. The virus content of the flu vaccine doesn’t contain any live virus that can potentially trigger an outbreak of flu in the body. They are noninfectious in every sense of the word. It takes a couple of weeks for the flu vaccine to build immunity in the body. A person might get affected during this time if he comes in contact with an infected person.

Confusing flu with similar symptoms:
Common symptoms of flu such as nausea, vomiting, sneezing, body ache and fever can be symptoms of an entirely different disease such as diarrhoea. Until the tests are conducted and the doctor gives an assured verdict of flu, it is unwise to take a flu vaccination based on gut feel and mere speculation. 

When is an ideal time to take flu vaccine?
There is no right or wrong time of taking a flu shot. It is seriously infectious and can catch hold of a person at any time. The right time to take a flu shot is now. It is readily available over the counter and can be injected at any time of the year.

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I am 74 years male, after 15 years of my CAB do need to continue my medicine, although my every report is normal. Presently I am taking atorvastatin 10 one every day and revlol 12.5 one every day. I walk 3-4 Km every day plus I do yoga 30 minutes every day.

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
15 years a long time, continuation of medicines depends on how improved the situation is or how severe it is, as you say the reports are normal in that case your personal doctor may have a more valid answer. Do keep continuing pranayam, avoid refined oil, use pure sarso (mustard) oil or virgin olive oil (cooking grade), do not let excess of fat come to your body.
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I am having a head ache and a very high fever I am felling so cold I am also having cough due to which head is paining so please tell what medicines should I take to be cure as I have not taken medicine yet.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am having a head ache and a very high fever I am felling so cold I am also having cough due to which head is painin...
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,
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Hello, I am 25 years old male, I am having cold and cough from past 8-10 days, and today I am having body pain and weekness. With a weird feeling.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Usually it is because of an upper respiratory infection may be viral or bacterial. Would like to know more abot cough its colour? are you having fever and a sore throat. I advice you to take levocetrizine tab mg at night time for 3 days. Take an antitussive such as benadryl dry cough and then cosult again.
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I am suffering to fever for last 2 days. And also cold&cough. So please help me Send me to correct medicine.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering to fever for last 2 days. And also cold&cough. So please help me
Send me to correct medicine.
Dear lybrateuser, -take adequate rest -have more of warm fluids, water (8-10 glasses a day), tea, coffee, milk mix with half a teaspoon of turmeric, soup -do steam inhalation 2-3 times a day with karvol inhalation capsule, mix one cap in one pint of boiling water -take tablet sinarest, 1 tab three times a day with milk or food -have fresh, warm homemade food with more of fruits & green leafy vegetables to boost your immunity.
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How can we control cholesterol and sugar level in our body after age of sixty five? please advise.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
How can we  control cholesterol and sugar level in our body after age of sixty five? please advise.
for diabetes you can take diet for diabetes. low sugar breakfast cereal oats., low sugar bran flakes,peas or leafy green. brown rice .whole grain foods. whole grain pasta. Avoid stress. Go for walk. You can join zym. By meditation and medication You can control diabetes / sugar level. DO tests HBA1C every 6 months. for cholesterol Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress,take plenty of water in day time. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain foods, Use GARLIC in foods daily ,. Cod liver oil.
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What are the precautions my brother must take as he is suffering from severe cough and cold from the last 2 days.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Kangra
What are the precautions my brother must take as he is suffering from severe cough and cold from the last 2 days.
he should keep himself warm...avoid taking too cold food items ,take decongestant along with pcm combination....
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I am 60 years old. I am suffering from flu. It was formed and came out with light cough. For this I used allopathy and homeopathy. But no use. I can not say in english completely. how it cure?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 60 years old. I am suffering from flu. It was formed and came out with light cough. For this I used allopathy an...
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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Master of Hospital Administration, DTM&H, MBBS
General Physician, Kolkata
After 50 years of age a man must reduce carbohydrate food & fat reach meat,better to use polyunsaturated fatty acid to get rid of heart disease & diabetes.
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What is the treatment for the patient of flu and how we can save others from the suffering person.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What is the treatment for the patient of flu and how we can save others from the suffering person.
Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest and to give symptomatic treatment and the suffering person should wear a mask.
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How can I escape from flu in this mansoon season? is there any effective home remedy of it?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
How can I escape from flu in this mansoon season? is there any effective home remedy of it?
1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. Eat green vegetables. Healthy food. Fruits. Drink plenty of water. Do pranayama early in the morning. Walk minimum for 30 minutes per day.
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I have cold and cough since last week and it's so severe tha I start getting chest pain after coughing out so loud! please help me on how to get rid of this severe cold and cough?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have cold and cough since last week and it's so severe tha I start getting chest pain after coughing out so loud! p...
For cold take tablet cetrizine at night and For cough take syp ascoril-D 2.5 ml twice a day and For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg
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I am 25 years old male, I'm suffering from Throat pain , cough and cold am taking luke warm Water and cetrizine tablet also but not getting relif , what I should do now ?

MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Gandhinagar
I am 25 years old male, I'm suffering from Throat pain , cough and cold am taking luke warm Water and cetrizine table...
Pain in throat may be due to allergy cum infection in throat. Through examination of throat is required. If required after taking throat swab for culture and sensitivity, accordingly antibiotics and antihistamincs, analgesics can be given.
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Sir whenever their is a seasonal change, I always caught up with viral. It basically happens in cold seasons and I am tired of this. Is their any permanent solution to these seasonal influenza.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
Sir whenever their is a seasonal change, I always caught up with viral.
It basically happens in cold seasons and I am...
There are some supplements name Nutrilite Daily and Protein available that can be start after personal consultation and these supplement can reduce severity and no. of episodes of cough/cold this supplements has shown wonderful result by boosting our immunity many folds
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How to save my self from cold and cough? please advise.

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
How to save my self from cold and cough? please advise.
Take tab. sinarest it contains ( Acetaminophen+ Pseudoephedrine+ chlorpheniramine). Acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine, and pseudoephedrine is a combination medicine used to throat infection and treat headache, fever, body aches, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and sinus congestion caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu. Do gargle with warm water thrice a day. Drink warm water also. Take plenty of water, liquid diet, dalia, green veg., orange. avoid cold things, cold drinks. Oily foods. If symptoms are from more days or again persist then do few tests for confirm causes of it.. cbc, x-ray chest. X-ray P.N.S. ..after tests consult again for best advice.
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I always have cold cough throughout the year. Please suggest me some good medicines.

MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
I always have cold cough throughout the year. Please suggest me some good medicines.
You maybe suffering from allergic rhinitis and pharyngitis. You need to avoid the cause of your allergies and also take anti allergy medications. Please consult for prescription. If you have an infection and have fever you will need to do a course of antibiotics. For now do warm saline gargle and steam inhalation 3 times a day.
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I am 15 years old man. I am suffering from cold & cough in last 2 days. What should I do?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 15 years old man. I am suffering from cold & cough in last 2 days. What should 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. • 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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I am male 27 year old and have flu for last 4 days. What should I do? Please help me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am male 27 year old and have flu for last 4 days. What should I do? Please help me.
Dear........ Now seasons of viral infections- cough and cold,fever. pl. Go for Tests..mp,cbc.urine r/m,ns1,blood c/s. X-ray chest. Never take asprin medicines. feel cold then cover body with warm cloths, avoid dust area, clean body, change cloths daily, change bed sheet daily, avoid stress.avoid non-veg.,avoid alcohol intake if smokes avoid also that. Cold sponging if get high fever. drink warm water, juice,green veg. Soups,lquid diets, dalia, take protein diets, tulsi leaf in tea or warm water, geloy juice, avoid cold area,cold things .i.e. ice creams, fast/junk foods, chinese foods,spicy foods, fat meal, take bed rest , You can also take tab. Tamiflu from govt. Hospitals. Or take tab. Paracetamol 650 mg twice a day after meal.
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