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Dr. Shamita Mitra Saha

Pulmonologist, Bangalore

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I have been experiencing a lot of cough for quite some time. It feels like there is mucous stuck in my throat. How can I treat this. Can these be symptoms of LPR.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I have been experiencing a lot of cough for quite some time. It feels like there is mucous stuck in my throat. How ca...
Hi take following remedies 1. Take steem at chest and face 2. Tab. Tribhuvan kirti ras vati 1 tab 2 time a day before lunch and dinner 3. Sut shekhar ras vati 1 tab before lunch and dinner.
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I was eating carrot while studying then I started coughing severely for an hour and I think it might have entered my wrong pipe I also read that I might get pneumonia so can you please advise me for the same. Thanking in your anticipation.

MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
Coughing is due to food particles entered into wind pipe no need to worry never eat during driving /studying.
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My uncle was declared brain dead. But still his heart functions and he breathes without ventilation. He breathes through his mouth. His eyes are not responding. So what's his situation?

General Physician,
My uncle was declared brain dead. But still his heart functions and he breathes without ventilation. He breathes thro...
brain dead does mean he is dead unlessbtherebis clinical or cellular death might have gone to coma he must have been kept in artficail respirator. unlessbthere is cellular death it can not be declared dead
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I have cough from two days and also throat problem. Plzz. Give me home remedies.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have cough from two days and also throat  problem.  Plzz. Give me home remedies.
There are several things you can do to prevent a cold. they are all easy. -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. -Get plenty of rest/sleep.staying at home will keep you from spreading germs.Avoid people who have a cold or cold symptoms. -Drink plenty of fluids(veg/tomato soups,dal water/coconut water/herbal tea etc), and eat nutritious food(like sprouts/boiled eggs without yolk with milk). Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine which can impair your sleep -Treatment:A cold usually lasts for a week or two. Unless you develop complications, you shouldn't need medical treatment. -Complications like infections of the ears, throat, sinuses or lungs must be treated with antibiotics. -Gargle to keep from getting a sore throat. -Use saline nasal sprays or nasal irrigation. -Tablet nasorest-p once/twice daily may ease breathing. -Do steam inhalation once or twice daily -Cough- For dry cough.Take syrup Alex-D for a dry cough.(1 tsp thrice daily) -Productive cough:it brings up mucus from behind the throat or the lungs.These coughs should not be suppressed to the point that they no longer bring up mucus. Use syrup Alex. -Get chest xray done if cough lasts for more than a week and consult doctor immediately.
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ECMO New Era of Medicicne

ECMO New Era of Medicicne

What is ECMO?
Like dialysis for unfunctional kidney, Ecmo for unfunctional lung.

Ecmo stands for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. It is a method of giving oxygen for the body when icu pateint lungs and/or heart are not able to supply oxygen on their own. 

Why ICU pateint put on ECMO?

Doctors place ICU patients on ECMO when patients are not able to supply oxygen to the body.

ICU patients’ lungs fail for a number of reasons including pneumonia, lung cancer, pulmonary edema, pulmonary embolism and COPD.

 When a patient’s lungs fail, he/she first is intubated (breathing tube) and hooked up to a ventilator (breathing machine).
 However, sometimes lungs are so damaged that providing oxygen through intubation is not enough.

This is when doctors turn to v-v ecmo.
A heart can fail for many reasons including heart attack, pulmonary embolism, bad valve disease, or worsening heart failure. When a heart fails, doctors try to fix the underlying problem. They may also start medications (called ionotropes) to help improve the pump function of the heart. If medications are not enough, doctors will turn to v-a ecmo.

How long can someone stay on ecmo?

That is a complicated question. Due to the risks of ecmo discussed above, doctors try to keep patients on ecmo for as short a time as possible. Often patient will be on ecmo for several days up to 1-2 weeks. Every day, several blood and imaging tests are done to determine if a patient is ready to come off ecmo. As the technology of ecmo improves, hopefully side effects will decrease and patients can remain on ecmo for longer periods of time.

What is the difference between ecmo and a ventilator (breathing machine)?

Both ecmo and a ventilator aim to provide oxygen to the body when the patient’s own lungs and breathing are failing. The ventilator assists the patient’s own lungs by pushing oxygen with pressure into the lungs. Ecmo instead provides oxygen directly via a catheter placed in a patient’s vein or artery. We almost always try oxygenating a patient with a ventilator first. However, when a patient’s lungs are too sick for this, we turn to ecmo to assist in providing oxygen to the body. V-v ecmo provides oxygen through a vein. This blood then has to travel to the heart and be pumped around the rest of the body through arteries. Therefore, with v-v ecmo or with a ventilator, a patient must have a well-functioning heart to get the oxygen pumped throughout the body. V-a ecmo has the additional advantage of pumping blood directly to arteries. This “by-passes” the heart and is therefore the method of ecmo we use when a patient’s heart is failing.

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I am 59 years old. Last 30 days I am suffering from cough, plum in chest. I am diabetic. Allopathy medicines yielded temporary reliefs but not cured completely. Pl suggest a remedy.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 59 years old. Last 30 days I am suffering from cough, plum in chest. I am diabetic. Allopathy medicines yielded ...
If you have cough without sputum (sputum is a mixture of saliva and mucus coughed up from the respiratory tract), I would like to advise you to - 1. Take proper rest/ drink lot of fluids and take proper homemade food. 2. Do warm saline gargles 2-3 times a day for 2-3 days, if there is sore throat. 3. Take a cough syrup (grilinctus or banadryl) 10 ml three times a day for 2-3 days. 4. In case you also have headache, body-ache, or fever, take tablet paracetamol 500 mg after taking food. Maximum 3 tablets with gap of 8 hours can be taken in a day. If you have cough with sputum please follow - 1. Take proper rest/ drink hot fluids and take proper homemade food. 2. Take steamy showers, and use a humidifier. A hot shower can help a cough by loosening secretion in the nose. 3. Warm saline gargles 2-3 times a day for 2-3 days, if there is sore throat. 4. Syrup ambrodil - 1 teaspoonful three times a day for 3 days.
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I am suffering from cold and my cough had turn black, is this because I smoke often, please give me some solutions.

General Physician, Mumbai
Dear Lybrateuser, - You have to stop smoking as it is causing harmful effect on your respiratory system, the colour of your sputum has turned black because of smoking - do steam inhalation twice a day - avoid dust, smoke, cold fluids including aerated drinks - have more of warm fluids, water, tea, coffee, milk, soup - have a well balanced diet containing more of fruits & vegetables, whole grains, legumes, beans, sprouts, peas - do regular exercise like walking, jogging, playing games, swimming for 20-30 min, also do yoga & deep breathing for 5-10 min daily morning to keep your mind & body fit - do x- ray chest to rule out any other problem.
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SIR. My father is TB patient and recently his CBNAAT test is also positive He is taking medicine Like AKT4 and benadon Also he is Diabetic He has cough. Giv suggestion sir.

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Amount of each medicine is less in AKT4 according to his weight of 72 kg. Step dose under respiratory physician suppervision and have good control of diabetes. TB patients with diabetes need longer TB treatment of 1 year to prevent relapse.
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I have a really bad throat ache and fever and cough and cold. please suggest me some medicine And home remedy.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I have a really bad throat ache and fever and cough and cold. please suggest me some medicine
And home remedy.
Throat problem can happen due to weather changes, exposure to cold air or rain and certain sour food. 1. Mix some salt in warm water and do gargling. 2. Keep a clove and slowly chew it. 3. Drinking water frequently will reduce congestion if any. 4. Avoid fried and oily foods. We have good treatment in homoeopathy for your problem without adverse effects. You take homoeo medicine belladonna 30 (6 to 8 pills) --3 times (hourly) in the morning and arsenicum iode 30---3 times (hourly) in the evening for 3 days. Take complete rest and easily digestible light food.
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Bronchitis - Can It Be Contagious?

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Bronchitis - Can It Be Contagious?

You are out in public, and a person next to you is incessantly coughing. It is natural to be worried if it is bronchitis and the possibility of you getting infected. Read on to know about the condition and if it is really contagious. Bronchial tubes are the airways in the lungs, and when they are inflamed due to an infection or an underlying medical condition, it results in bronchitis. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic and depending on the cause, may or may not be contagious.

Types of bronchitis
Chronic bronchitis occurs when the airways in the lungs get irritated again and again. Though it’s a severe health condition that requires medical attention, it is not as contagious as it occurs due to the exposure to certain chemicals, dust, cigarette smoke or smoke from a fire, air pollutants that irritate the lungs.

On the other hand, acute bronchitis that usually lasts for one to three weeks is considered to be contagious because this particular type of bronchitis happens due to the flu or cold viruses. It is the infectious properties of the viruses causing it that makes it contagious.

In the case of acute bronchitis, since it is caused mainly due to viral infections when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, the viruses get transmitted to others in the surrounding. Hence it can spread quickly.

Some of the common symptoms of acute bronchitis are a hacking cough, production of excessive mucus, shortness of breath, and feelings of discomfort in the chest. Note that as long as the infection is present, acute bronchitis remains contagious. Once the infection is gone, it is no longer contagious, though, the symptoms, like a persisting cough, may stay for several weeks afterward.

Maintaining a healthy hygiene, such as washing hands regularly or keeping the surfaces clean, or using a handkerchief when coughing or sneezing can help in preventing the spread of the infection as well as getting affected with it. Also, taking flu vaccinations and quitting to smoke can also assist in preventing lung infections.

For the majority cases of acute bronchitis, the condition is resolved by itself within a few weeks and antibiotics may not be an ideal treatment option if the acute bronchitis is caused by a virus. The most recommended treatment options that can quicken the recovery process are taking rest, opting for prescribed over-the-counter medications, drinking lots of fluids, inhaling the steam of hot water, whether from the shower or a bowl of hot water.

People who have asthma or chronic bronchitis sometimes may develop acute bronchitis as a result of further complications of their present lung conditions and not as a result of virus invasion. Therefore, the chances of such acute bronchitis being contagious are less than those caused by influenza viruses or bacteria.

Thus, acute bronchitis due to a viral infection is more contagious than chronic bronchitis that is due to an underlying medical condition like asthma and other lung diseases. With a few simple and effective measures, such contagious infections can be prevented.

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

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Gm. Mere gale me kuch FASA fasa lagta h .bharipan lagta h ye jbse hua h jab tonsil badh gaya tha uske bad se gala mera peecha Ni chor ra .ab kaan ke necche gardan me naso me sujan lagti mujy or jalan hoti h .4 month se ye sab h .koi bhi dwaa se full araam ni milta .or dakaar bhot aati h mujjy.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, you are suffering from gastric disorder with throat infection. Drink lukewarm water. Gargle with hot saline water. Inhale steam, twice. Your diet be easily digestible on time. Avoid, junk food. Cold intake, dust, alcohol & nicotine. Tk, Homoeo medicine:@ phyto 200-6 pills, thrice. @ Belladonna 30-6 pills, thrice. Tk, care.
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I have sinus problem in my nose. It's hurting me la lot and I can't breath properly I can't sleep well give me a solutions to back normal to my life.

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Take telekast f 1 tab/day with breakfast with ennhale nasal spray 2 spray each nostril once/day for 1 month.
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Hi I am regular smoker from last 7 year. Today I got very little bleeding during cough. Suggest me what to do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You could be in danger if you do not quit immediately. You should visit a doctor first and get an immediate assessment of your problem and take the necessary medications. In the meantime you can follow these directions regarding quitting: You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact, these conditions can exist all through the day, unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact, it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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I have problem of sinus, I used to get water from noise daily, when I drink cool water get noise bleeding.what can be done

General Physician,
This is acute sinusitis. Frontal or maxillary. You do warm saline gargle regularly. Have homemade freshly prepared lemon juice which is rich in vitamin c thereby increasing your body autoimmune system which prevents infection.

Hello doctor. i am 23 years old. I am having asthma from childhood now from 3 days I am suffering for severe attack. Inhalers are not working please help me.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Indore
Take homeopathic bacillinum 1 m one dose alternate day pattern at morning for 15 days. Take ashtha aid 1 tab thrice a day from bakson compamy of homoeopathy for 15 days also. Please also check your ige level blood test & reply I wish to inform that your problem is curable with concept of modern homeopathy cure in complete, permanent, easy, safe, fast & cost effective mode. This would be permanently resolved, dont worry.
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I am a 19 year girl and whenever I get scared or tensed I suffer from breathing problem. What would be the reason?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
1.Take 11 guava leaves, 11 black pepper, 1 cup milk and one cup water. Put all of them in pot and boil it well, when it reduced to one cup, drink in empty stomach. Take this daily for at least six months or a year. 2.Boil cumin seeds in water and inhale the steam. It helps dilate the bronchial passage. 3.Take 5 gm of ginger, black pepper, cardamom, clove, cinnamon, turmeric and 30 gm of sugar. Grind the mix to a powder. Take half to one teaspoonful and mix it nicely with honey. Take it twice a day 4.Pulses like old rice (rice which is stored for at least one year is called old), wheat, barley, kulattha, mung beans, arhar beans, etc . should be consumed. 5.Honey, warm drinks like herbal teas, spice teas are also okay. 6.Sprouts, nuts and seeds can be taken in moderate amount. 7.The heavy foods and those which make ama should be avoided. This mainly includes milk products like cheese, curd, butter milk, creams, and banana, etc. 8.Oily, greasy and fried foods which are difficult to digest should be avoided. 9.White flour and white sugar products should be avoided. 10.In addition, try to avoid the cold foods, cold drinks and other refrigerated things. 11.Avoid excessive or physically demanding exercise. Yoga and Pranayama can be helpful.
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I have problem that while breathing the sound of bubbling comes and their is a stretching and pressure contracting the lungs. Sometimes cough occurs with or without mucus and a severe bubbling in throat. Nobody in my family is related to any breathing problem. I m. From a village, and it comes when I stayed at delhi for months. How can I get rid of this. Is this asthma pr what. Kindly help me.

Md ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hello, - by these symptoms it's difficult to say it's asthma - presently you might be having excess of mucous production bcz of lrti or any other infection - better to adopt few measures of ayurveda - take warm water after every meals - take 5ml of ginger juice and tulsi with honey 5ml daily twice before food - avoid sour food like curds - take vyoshadi vati 1-1-1 for 10 days thank you.
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Due to climatic changes I suffer from many problems like cough, cold etc What the remedies I apply to ruined this problem.

Ayurveda, Bangalore
Due to climatic changes I suffer from many problems like cough, cold etc What the remedies I apply to ruined this pro...
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 crux cough syrup 2 tsf 3 times a day for about a week.
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