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Dr. Shilpa

MD - Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine

Epidemiologist, bangalore

5 Years Experience
Dr. Shilpa MD - Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine Epidemiologist, bangalore
5 Years Experience
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Dr. Shilpa is one of the best Epidemiologists in Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore. She has been a practicing Epidemiologist for 5 years. She is a MD - Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine . You can visit her at Naman in Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shilpa on Lybrate.com.

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I have cough and cold, because of this find difficult to breath in night and early morning and also I fill my head is very heavy also a headache in head, give which medicine is good for me?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
I have cough and cold, because of this find difficult to breath in night and early morning and also I fill my head is...
Before medicine diagnosis is must, by your symptoms it could be any respiratory disorder like upper tract infection, sinusitis, allergic bronchitis etc. a clinical examination and x-ray will be required with complete blood count. so please see a doctor, and do not delay further. avoid sour/cold/ fried food. take steam. avoid low temp AC and congested places. do breathing exercises.
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She is suffering from cold and cough she even used d cold but there is no improvement in her condition.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
She is suffering from cold and cough she even used d cold but there is no improvement in her condition.
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 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 Consult ENT doctor for proper examination and further management.
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I am very sensitive towards flu and cold with lot of cough these days I am not well from last 15 days.please help me

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am very sensitive towards flu and cold with lot of cough these days I am not well from last 15 days.please help me
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and For cold take tablet cetrizine at night and For cough take syp ascoril-D 2.5 ml twice a day and also start with cp amoxicillin 500 mg 1-1 for five days
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I always face problem in winter season. I suffer from cold, cough, sensation in nose and respiratory system, watering eyes, itching in nose and eyes. After bath eye redness.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I always face problem in winter season. I suffer from cold, cough, sensation in nose and respiratory system, watering...
You are having problem due to allergic rhinitis or sinusitis. 1.Do an allergy test after consulting allergist to find the cause of allergy and follow advice accordingly. 2.Also consult ENT specialist to rule out sinusitis 3. Do steam inhalation with Karvol plus inhalant capsule. 4.Put otrivin nasal drop one drop thrice daily. 5.Take one tablet of cetrizine at bed time
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I am suffering from flu allergy from lemon since last 8 yrs, I am 28 years old. Whenever I intake lemon, I get cold and start sneezing, please suggest me how can I get rid of this allergy.

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
I am suffering from flu allergy from lemon since last 8 yrs, I am 28 years old.
Whenever I intake lemon, I get cold a...
Citrus allergy is rare. If your allergy to lemons is severe, it can lead to a reaction called anaphylaxis which can be dangerous. You should consult a doctor and stay away from lemons and citric fruits as much as you can.
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My daughters having cold and cough for the last one month already 2 antibiotics taken. Now vat I have to do, any natural remedies for dat.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My daughters having cold and cough  for the last one month already 2 antibiotics taken. Now vat I have to do, any nat...
its allergic problem,there is no permanent cure, 1tab sinarest before bed, steam inhalation. Wear mask to avoid dust, it will help. Thank you
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I have had cold for almost a week now. What are some home remedies for treatment of cough and cold. Also what should I do to avoid cough?

MD - Bio-Chemistry, MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
I have had cold for almost a week now. What are some home remedies for treatment of cough and cold. Also what should ...
Hi dear first get your chest x ray done for the diagnosis. And meanwhile take cough syrup such as respicure and hot water gargles and steam inhalation thrice a day for temporary relief. Regard
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My friend always have cough and cold. Recommend some solutions naturally.

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
My friend always have cough and cold. Recommend some solutions naturally.
Gargle with warm water, drink warm water, juice,green veg., veg. Soups, lquid diets, dalia, protein diets, tulsi leaf in tea or warm water, geloy juice, take vit.C diet. A avoid cold area, dust area, cold things .i.e. ice creams, take bed rest ,
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Hello doctor how are you, I am suffering from fever, cold and cough civierly please suggest any powerful drugs to cure my jabbu please.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hello doctor how are you, I am suffering from fever, cold and cough civierly please suggest any powerful drugs to cur...
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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About cold my son has every 7 to 10 days he suffer from cold he always take tablet laminate and dio-1 but what are permanent solutions. Is this a sumptuous of flue?

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
About cold my son has every 7 to 10 days he suffer from cold he always take tablet laminate and dio-1 but what are pe...
Please note that he is having cold susceptibility. Also check if he is having nasal polyp - by a doctor. If so give him ammon carb 30 - thrice daily for next 2 weeks and give me a feedback.
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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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My baby have frequent dry cough. What can I do for this and she is 6 months old.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
Stop bottle feeding if feeding with bottle.Common reasons are blocked nose,allergic cough,gastro esophageal reflux.Other reasons could be tracheo esophageal communication
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I am having a bad throat for past 3 days. I had consumed lots of cold things. Too much cough and feverish feeling. What should I do?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am having a bad throat for past 3 days. I had consumed lots of cold things. Too much cough and feverish feeling. Wh...
Firstly there's no lifelong cure for the common cold. Antibiotics are only effective against infections of throat and are of no use against cold viruses. Over-the-counter (otc) cold preparations won't cure a common cold or make it go away any sooner, and most have side effects. A saltwater gargle 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2tsp turmeric dissolved in a glass of warm water can temporarily relieve a sore or scratchy throat. To help relieve nasal congestion, try saline (pure salt water) nasal drops. If you have a throat infection, or a viral cold then I will prescribe appropriate meds based on your detailed assessment. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.
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I often have cold and cough and it usually does not leave my body It had made my haur too grey suggest something.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I often have cold and cough and it usually does not leave my body
It had made my haur too grey suggest something.
1. It could be due to naso bronchial allergy/sinusitis 2. Take x ray pns and consult ent specialist to exclude sinusitis. If there is no sinusitis then your symptoms are due to nasobronchial allergy 3. Do an allergy test after consulting allergist/immunologist and follow the treatment and advice accordingly.
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I am suffering from fevers from last 3 days and head is paining regularly and I have tonsils also.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am suffering from fevers from last 3 days and head is paining regularly and I have tonsils also.
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..for tonsils antibiotics have to be taken
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I have cough cold four year and every night fever please suggest me what to do I also have sex problems night fall nd less timing.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I have cough cold four year and every night fever please suggest me what to do I also have sex problems night fall nd...
Homoeopathy Bio comb no 6 cold and cough -4pills 3times Stodal cough syrup 1spoonful 3times for 1 monthNight fall is a term applied to the involuntary discharge of semen during sleep. In the beginning such discharges take place by an amorous and sexual dream and consequently erection is attained fully and semen is discharged. Once this disease is not cured, such discharges take place quite frequently even without dreams and erection. Nocturnal Emission is a one kind of problematic condition, which harasses the males at some point in their life. With frequent nocturnal emission males experience fatigue, low desire for lovemaking, problems related to erections and also premature ejaculation. Along with these problems others like back pain, testicular pain, burning during urination, irritated behavior and anxiety can also creep up. Homoepathic treatment for night emission in men can not only stop nocturnal emissions but also alleviate side effects of the problem. Adult males generally develop this problem due to weak nerves, lesser muscular strength, fatigue, lethargic lifestyle, diseases and due to side effects of medicines. Also too much alcohol, smoking, drugs or too much coition, hand practice or erotic fantasies and thoughts can cause frequent nocturnal emissions. HOMOEOPATHY prove best and safe method of treatment in order to cure night emission.
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Mujhe hamesha jukham or khasi ho Jata h uske baad kafi time k baad sahi hota h. Iske liye mai kya karu jisse mujhe ye problem na ho?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Mujhe hamesha jukham or khasi ho Jata h uske baad kafi time k baad sahi hota h. Iske liye mai kya karu jisse mujhe ye...
To prevent frequent cough/cold start taking immunity drops as your immunity is low and these homoeopathic immunity drops will slowly help in rebuilding immunity o that your immune systemfights back to these frequent infections and your growth is proper. Homoeopathic medicine BOOUME 20 or IMMUNOFORCE ( BIOFORCE) Drink 10 drop in 20 ml fressh water twicedaily.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Understanding COLD:

Cold is a viral infection.
Spreads from one person to another.
As your baby grow and comes in contact with more number of people there are more chances of them getting the infection, that means more number of cough and running nose when they start going out, going to cr�che or school.
Once your baby get infection from one virus they develop immunity to that virus and never get another infection from the same virus but since there are lots of viruses they keep getting infection from other ones.
Each episode usually last for about 5-7 days but can be prolonged to around 2 weeks also.
So the usual pattern is that they are UNWELL FOR AROUND 5-7 DAYS THEN WELL FOR 2-3 DAYS AND THEY AGAIN GET COLD. So it seems like your baby is ill all the time but that is actually not the case.
IS COLD BAD OR INDICATION OF POOR IMMUNITY

This is the most commonly asked question by parents.

When a baby is born there immune system is also immature like them and one of the ways to develop immunity is exposure to germs after which your baby produces antibodies against that germ.

This sounds technical but it?s true and in simple words it means that THE ONLY WAY YOUR CHILD WILL DEVELOP IMMUNITY TO A VIRUS IS BY GETTING INFECTED BY THAT VIRUS.

As the child grows, gradually the number of cold episodes will decrease as they will gradually get immune to lots of virus.

COLD IS CAUSED OR INCREASED IN COLD WEATHER OR BY EATING CERTAIN FOOD

As you all know by now that cold is a viral infection and is not related to cold climate or cold food.

Foods like curd or orange are usually labelled as culprit but actually VITAMIN C is one of the things which is found beneficial in cold and is found in these foods.

Curd also contains good bacteria which again are found to be beneficial for small babies.

THERE IS NO ASSOCIATION BETWEEN ANY FOOD AND COLD FOUND TILL NOW IN ANY STUDIES SO NO FOOD RESTRICTION IS NEEDED WHEN YOUR CHILD IS SUFFERING FROM COLD.

TREATMENT

DO NOT TREAT ALL COUGH AND COLD. If your child is active, playful and not distressed due to his illness it is advised to avoid medicine.
Since your child will keep getting infection from various viruses if you try to treat all cold there are chances that your baby will be on some or other medication always.
Actually according to the FDA of USA and UK cough and cold medicine should not be used in kids less than 6 years old as they have not shown any beneficial results in variety of studies but actually causes lot of side effects.
NO ANTIBIOTICS SHOULD BE GIVEN FOR COMMON COLD as it is a viral infection and will not respond to antibiotics which are for bacteria.
THINGS TO DO DURING COLD

If your child has high grade fever you can give him paracetamol.
Maintain good hydration and give good amount of fluids to your baby.
You can use saline nasal spray for your baby but it has to be used in the correct way.
Since it is just normal saline it does not cause side effect and can be used for long time.
DO NOT USE MEDICATED NOSE DROPS OR NASAL DECONGESTANT FOR YOUR CHILD?S COLD.
Steam inhalation with salt and water is very beneficial as it keeps the airway moist and makes the mucous more liquid therefore easy to remove.
It also makes breathing easy for your baby. If given around 30 min to 1 hr before sleep it can help the child sleep better.
Maintain a good air circulation in the room.
During the illness there are chances that your baby?s appetite will decrease. Do not worry; let them take whatever and how much ever they want. DO NOT FORCE FEED.
COMMON COLD PREVENTION

Cold spreads via air and contaminated objects so the best way to prevent children from catching colds is to teach them proper HAND WASHING.
Make sure that your child washes their hand after coming from school or playing, before eating food and after using toilet.
If your child has a cold, it's still important to protect others from catching the cold. Teaching them to cover their mouth while coughing or sneezing or using tissues for the purpose.
RED FLAGS: Need to take your child immediately to a doctor.

High grade fever lasting for more than a day but still this alone is not an indication of using antibiotics.
Unable to feed properly or constantly vomiting.
Unusually fast breathing or noisy breathing.
Excessively sleepy and lethargic.
Constantly rubbing of the ears and crying if you touch the ear or any ear discharge.
Unable to sleep in the night.
Cold lasting for more than 2 weeks.
Presence of any rash over body
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My nose keeps running. What type of medicine should I take? would an antibacterial tablet work?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My nose keeps running. What type of medicine should I take? would an antibacterial tablet work?
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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I'm suffering from cough and cold.I'm restricted to take medicine because giving feed to my son who is just 4 months.

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician, Hyderabad
You can try natural home remedies Avoid cool drinks / water=cool atmosphere you can take kala mirchi powder (4 or 5) with hot milk and small quntity of haldi
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