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Treatment of Sleep Disturbance
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How to manage and overcome Allergic and dry coughs which is affecting me during eating, traveling and speaking.
Hi, Is there any test which can detect both rifampicin. As well as isoniazid resistance for tb? What is the test name which can detect sensitivity for both drugs,?
I am male 28 years old with height 5’8” and weight 80 kg with normal health. About two months ago I suddenly woke up from sleep in the night due to breathlessness which occurred a few times that night. This happened while I was sleeping with face upwards and not otherwise. Meanwhile I had chickenpox and got somewhat week. It occurred a few days back when I had this breathlessness as many as 15 times during the night, and stopped when I turned my body / face right or left or downwards. I am now worried and particularly in the nights when I am going to sleep. Please help me!
Hello. Actually my father is suffering from cough for few months and when his throat get coughed his health become unstable. Our doctor recommend us for influenza vaccine. Please tell me which influenza vaccine is required to take for any bacterial attack for his throat.
I am suffering from dry cough for the last 4 weeks and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard can you suggest what should be done?
Hi Doctor My wife has high IGE serum level 1369. She is pregnant now. She is having lot of dry cough problem Please suggest what should we do.
I doesn't be able to eat food from last 3 days and I also have some cough problem so please help me to take some medicine.
I have more cough and cold so what I do n cough is yellow and so sticky I thing in my chest more cough are present. So please tell me what I do.
Allergic asthma affects a vast majority of adults, being one of the most common respiratory disorders. There are various triggers, and with environmental pollution on the rise, the incidence of asthma has grown too. If there is a person in the family with asthma, it is not just the person who has it, but the entire family who needs to be sort of prepared to handle it. In most cases, there could be attacks or exacerbations and it is extremely important for the person who is in the vicinity to know how to act. This timely and prompt action could sometimes prove to be a life-saver.
- Handy inhaler: If your loved one has asthma, it is advisable to keep an inhaler handy. Practice how to use the albuterol nebulizer, which often is a lifesaver when a person has an acute asthma attack.
- What to do: In most cases, the doctor writes out an action plan that details what should be done if there is an attack. The person who could be potential caretaker should familiarize with this and probably do a mock trial so they are ready when required.
- Monitor: Whether it is a young or an elderly person, teach them to monitor peak flow levels. The peak flow meter is easy to use and the readings can help identify if there is any need to be watchful.
- Clean up the house: For allergic asthma, the accumulated dust in the furniture and animal dander are great triggers. It helps to keep the house clean by periodic cleaning of the carpets, mopping up the tiles and flooring. This helps to remove accumulated dust and prevents attacks. Avoid accumulating soft toys which tend to collect dust. Bookshelves need to be cleaned periodically.
- Smoking: Avoid smoking at home or as much as possible when the asthmatic person is around.
- Pets: If possible, avoid them as they produce dander which can trigger an attack.
- Empathy: An asthma patient requires a lot of empathy. One should understand that the asthmatics are also affected by their attacks, which in turn controls their overall schedule. Try to slow down and keep pace with them. Do not push for exercise or changes beyond a certain point, as the person knows how much they can stretch. Help them manage weight and stress, as these lead to acute attacks.
Healthify your lifestyle: Eat healthy, avoid foods which can induce an attack, get a good night’s sleep, avoid triggers, maintain weight, avoid smoking, and manage stress. Emotionally, match up their pace and show empathy. All these will definitely produce better control over asthma.
Despite this, it is possible to have an attack, so be cautious. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!