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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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This is for my wife suffering form cold more than one year now. Facing some energy problem not getting identified, any thing she eats get converted to cold. Last fifteen days with lot of cough. Present line of treatment is homeopathy. allopathy dose not suit her and she avoids taking allopathy medicines. Lot of cold is getting excreted every day. This has also effected on here immunity power and nature too. Rest all home remedies are going on.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
This is for my wife suffering form cold more than one year now. Facing some energy problem not getting identified, an...
Hi, take tab. Septillin 2-0-2 after food and rhinorin lehya 1 tsf twice daily followed by milk for 3 months continuously. Avoid cold and refrigerated food. Do steam inhalation twice daily. Avoid sweets and oil fried food. Perform pranayama daily in the morning for 10- 15 mins.
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I am a 21 year old female, caught severe flu and have a bad head and body ache. Please help!

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am a 21 year old female, caught severe flu and have a bad head and body ache. Please help!
Dear lybrateuser, - Take adequate rest - take sufficient warm fluids, water, tea, milk, soup, coffee, avoid all cold fluids - do steam inhalation three times a day to remove all secretions - take tablet Sinarest, 1 tab three times a day after meals - have 7-8 glasses of water for sufficient hydration - avoid exposure to dust, cold weather.
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Treat Dry Cough With Natural Remedies

M.Sc - Psychology, PGDEMS, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Treat Dry Cough With Natural Remedies

Coughing is pretty much a normal body reflex which is also natural, this method ensures that lungs, throat and our airway will keep them clear of any foreign body from entering them however it has to be understood that anything in excess is not good. Constant coughing is said to be pretty irritating hence should be treated at the earliest.

Some of the symptoms which have to be looked out for in order to know if there is any need to treat it are:

• Absence of phlegm
• Dry and itchy throat
• Irritability
• Weaker immune system
• Fatigue
• Tiredness

The reason as to why we get hit with this dry cough as identified can include:

• Sinus infections
• Viral infection in the respiratory tract
• Allergy to any smoke or dust
• Pneumonia

Dry Cough With Natural Remedies

Treatments for dry cough can be prepared easily at home, which are given below:

1. Almonds, sugar and butter:

Ingredients needed:
• 7 soaked almonds
• 2 tbsp sugar
• 2 tbsp butter
Peel off the skin from soaked almonds in the morning and crush them into paste to which butter and sugar has to be added. Mix this well to eat every day morning and evening to cure the dry cough.

2. Basil leaves, honey and ginger:

Ingredients needed:
• Handful basil leaves
• 1 inch ginger piece
• 3 tsp honey
Make paste from basil leave and use 1 tsp of this to be mixed with 1 tsp of ginger paste after which this mixture has to be sieved through in order to get juice from it. To this juice now add 3 tsp of honey and mix it well, take 1 tsp of this mixture 3 times every day.

3. Turmeric powder and carom powder:

Ingredients needed:
• 1 glass lukewarm water
• 1 tsp turmeric powder
• 1 tsp carom powder
Mix all the ingredients well to be consumed twice every day.
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I am suffered with high cold n cough from last 2 days. Which precautions are necessary to avoid this situation.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am suffered with high cold n cough from last 2 days. Which precautions are necessary to avoid this situation.
Get plenty of rest, especially while you have a fever. Rest helps your body fight infection. Stop smoking and avoid secondhand smoke, which can make cold symptoms worse drink lots of fluids such as water and clear soups. Fluids help loosen mucus. Fluids are also important because they help prevent dehydration. Gargle with warm salt water a few times a day to relieve a sore throat. Throat sprays or lozenges may also help relieve the pain. Avoid alcohol. Use saline (salt water) nose drops to help loosen mucus and moisten the tender skin in your nose.
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I have a problem of cough what should I do for this and its very tough & complicated to handle the cough & flu. please help.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have a problem of cough what should I do for this and its very tough & complicated to handle the cough & flu. pleas...
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. In general you should: -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. -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. • Do steam inhalation once or twice daily 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. 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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How was the virus discovered? Why did it return? Did we think that it had been eradicated?

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
How was the virus discovered? Why did it return? Did we think that it had been eradicated?
The invention that allowed viruses to be discovered at all was the Chamberland-Pasteur filter. This was developed in 1884 in Paris by Charles Chamberland, who worked with Louis Pasteur. It consisted of unglazed porcelain “candles”, with pore sizes of 0.1 – 1 micron (100 - 1000 nm), which could be used to completely remove all bacteria or other cells known at the time from a liquid suspension. Though this simple invention essentially enabled the establishment of a whole new science – virology - the continued development of the discipline required a string of technical developments, which we will highlight.
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I have a coughing problem for 1 week, What should I do? And I have cold for 3-4 days, What should I do? Please tell me any home remedy.

BHMS
Homeopath, Solan
I have a coughing problem for 1 week, What should I do?
And I have cold for 3-4 days, What should I do? Please tell m...
HI,first of all do gargles of salt warm water, and then make tea by adding ginger,red piper,ajwain, salt and add honey and drinl this twice a day. and eat salt warm ginger once a day.use tissue paper for coughiing ,and for mucus , maintain hygiene.
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My wife is 8 months pregnant now she is suffering with cough and cold kindly help me what kind of medicine she wants to take?

MD
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
My wife is 8 months pregnant now she is suffering with cough and cold kindly help me what kind of medicine she wants ...
During pregnancy it is always better to get examined and not take medicines arbitrarily as it can affect the baby.
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How can I control cough? I have lots of cough and cold much more time. Please answer me.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
How can I control cough? I have lots of cough and cold much more time. Please answer me.
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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I am 55 years old a diabetic.Cold not control passing urine and some say this is male menopause stage.May I know the treatment and will I get back to normal.

MBBS, MRCP (UK)
General Physician, Chennai
Uncontrolled diabetes itself may cause frequent urination. If your sugars are ok then try urimax 0.4mg at bedtime and see if you get better
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I usually have fever cough and cold frequently that is at least three to four times. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I usually have fever cough and cold frequently that is at least three to four times. What should I do?
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1.Ars Alb 30 ( 4 drops in little water) thrice a day for 2 days. 2.Belladonna 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for 2 days and revert. Keep a gap of 15 - 20 minutes in both the medicines.
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What is the main symptoms of the flu. What is the solutions of avoid the flu. Give the solutions of this flu.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
What is the main symptoms of the flu. What is the solutions of avoid the flu. Give the solutions of this flu.
Hello, these are the main symptoms of flu :- these are the symptoms of viral fever:- Body as well as muscle aches Low or high fever Inflammation of the pharynx Running nose Take Alpha WD , 15 drops with warm water twice daily to boost up your immunity. Drink small amounts of water at frequent intervals. Take care. Nasal congestion Sore throat Headache Redness and burning sensation in eyes Cough Muscle and joint pains Skin rashes Diarrhea
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MD, MCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
The Ebola virus was first reported from the African country, Sudan. This virus infection has become one of the most dreaded diseases in the world of late. The destructive potential of this virus is high with almost 80% of the victims reported dead. The virus has the potential to infect millions of people across the world if proper screening measures are not adopted by the countries of the globe.

Know About Ebola

Ebola virus diseases were earlier known as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever and are caused by the virus belonging to Filoviridae family. This is a disease known to spread from animals to humans. The RNA virus infects the wild animals such as gorillas, monkeys, chimpanzees and fruit bats and can also spread to humans. According to World Health Organization, this disease is transmitted through direct contact with the body fluids such as blood, secretions and organs of an infected animal or person. Migratory populations are most likely to get the infection and they may transmit the Ebola virus.

Early Symptoms

The early symptoms may appear one week after the virus infects your body. The symptoms include headache, fever, rashes, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, body ache, cough, etc. It is difficult to identify the disease in the early stages as the early symptoms are similar to the symptoms of other diseases. The diagnosis is usually made on the basis of tests for antibodies against viral DNA and Ebola.

Later Symptoms

Within a few days of the patient expressing the early symptoms, the later symptoms appear. Later symptoms include: impaired liver and kidney functions, redness of the eye due to internal and external bleeding, bloody vomit and bloody diarrhea, etc. The patient may experience cardiovascular collapse and finally death.

Who Is At Risk?

The persons with high risk of Ebola infection are family members of the infected persons and the health workers who is in close contact with infected individuals and mourners of the deceased person who have direct contact with the body. People who are handling the meat of the infected animals are also at the risk of exposure to the virus.

The Countries Affected By the Virus

The present Ebola virus outbreak is the largest outbreak reported and is mainly limited to West Africa. The African countries like Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Libya has reported more than 1600 cases of Ebola till August 2014. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises to avoid all “nonessential” travel to these West African countries.

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My son age 5 yrs, Weight 14 kg, he have cough & cold every months, please suggest some homeopathy medicine. Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
My son age 5 yrs, Weight 14 kg, he have cough & cold every months, please suggest some homeopathy medicine. Thanks.
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 have flu from last 5 weeks and it lasts after winters. What should I do to cure it.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have flu from last 5 weeks and it lasts after winters. What should I do to cure it.
Dear Lybrateuser, -Avoid exposure to infected person, crowded places, wash hands after coming from outside - improve your immunity by having a well balanced diet including more of vegetables & fruits, whole grains, milk & milk products, lean meats - do steam inhalation three times a day - drink sufficient water, 8-10 glasses a day - consult doctor for medication.
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I" m 27 years old male, working in Saudi Arabia and suffering from cough and cold infection. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I" m 27 years old male, working in Saudi Arabia and suffering from cough and cold infection. What should I do?
1. Do warm saline gurgling 2-3 times daily 2. Do steam inhalation with sinarest vapocap/Karvol plus inhalant capsule 2-3 times daily by steam inhaler 3. Put one drop of otrivin nasal drop three times daily 4. take Viscodyne cough syrup 2 tsf three times daily 5. If no relief, you have to take antibiotic after consulting doctor
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I'm 21 years old guy. Since 8 months I'm suffering from cold and cough week after week. What could be the possible reason behind it? How could I become relieved from this? Please help me!

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I'm 21 years old guy. Since 8 months I'm suffering from cold and cough week after week. What could be the possible re...
Hi, I think it must be allergic rhinitis. Your immunity is very low in the body. Take tab. Septillin 2-0-2 after food and rhinorin lehya 1 tsf twice daily followed by milk for 3 months continuously. Avoid cold and refrigerated food. Do steam inhalation twice daily. Avoid sweets and oil fried food. Perform pranayama daily in the morning for 10-15 mins.
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I am 19 years old but my I have always cold and cough now a days so what should I do get rid of it?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 19 years old  but my I have always cold and cough now a  days so what should I do get rid of it?
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.
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Here some of people suffering with viral fever since few days I'm suffering from cough and cold do they were also symptoms of any viral fever.?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Here some of people suffering with viral fever since few days I'm suffering from cough and cold do they were also sym...
yes these are symptoms of viral fever. do tests for cbc,mp,h1n1,urine r/m, widal, The common cold, including chest cold and head cold, and seasonal flu are caused by viruses. Use over-the-counter cold medications to relieve symptoms including sore throat, runny nose, congestion, and cough. Flu symptoms are similar, but include fever, headache and muscle soreness. take tab. dolo 650mg sos. tab. flucold twice a day. if confirm flu. take tab. tamiflu also from govt. hospital only.
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I have a doubt what r the symptoms of flu? What steps need to be taken to prevent it from spreading?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have a doubt what r the symptoms of flu?
What steps need to be taken to prevent it from spreading?
Fever with cough and cold with leucopenia are few symptoms of flu and Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest
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