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Dr. Aarti

Allergist/Immunologist, Chennai

Dr. Aarti Allergist/Immunologist, Chennai
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Dr. Aarti is a trusted Allergist/Immunologist in Mambalam, Chennai. She is currently associated with Aarti health in Mambalam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Aarti and consult privately on has a number of highly qualified Allergist/Immunologists in India. You will find Allergist/Immunologists with more than 25 years of experience on Find the best Allergist/Immunologists online in Chennai. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I am 26 yrs old. I am suffering from asthma I use inhaler and a tablet montolukast daily and even my weight us also increaing I do lots of dieting bt weight doesn't lose nw I am 85 kg nw. Can you please suggest me.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 26 yrs old. I am suffering from asthma I use inhaler and a tablet montolukast daily and even my weight us also i...
Eat small but frequent meals. Avoid long gaps in between meals. Avoid junk as far as possible. Exercise at least 4 times a week. Lastly be committed. Remember it's a lifestyle change and not a one time thing. It's a balanced intake that will last you longer. All the so called diets will only give you muscle and bone loss. The fats will remain as it is. So, try to first follow this seemingly simple tips. I am sure it will at least help you with initial fat loss.
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Hello. I have problem of allergy of dust. Every time I came in contact with dust. I got cold and cuagh. please provide me aome solution.

Dear lybrate user, dust allergy occurs due to the production of histamine in blood. This production of histamine is provoked by the entry of certain foreign substance in our respiratory system through the air we inhale. However if you are suffering from dust allergy from a considerable prolonged time then you should take the following medications:- 1) 5 drops of homoeopathic pyrogen 1000, thrice daily in empty stomach. 2) 30 drops of homoeopathic mother tincture cassia soph q, thrice daily, after meals, in a glass of water.
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I am very weak. I think I have very low immune power. I get sick every time when atmosphere changes. What ayurvedic tablets or anything can I consume to increase my immune power?

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kolkata
I am very weak. I think I have very low immune power. I get sick every time when atmosphere changes. What ayurvedic t...
Immunity  has a lot to do with rest diet ,exercise and lifestyle. Some baseline tests needed CBC WITH PCV &ESR FT4/TSH Serum 25 (OH) vitamin D level Start having plenty of fruits and vegetables  in your diet. 50 gram of proteins  (atleast) :no soya beans A course of vitamin B complex and C for 1 month. Add a probiotic supplement to your regular meals. Have sleep for atleast 7 to 8 hours. Exercise atleast for 30 minutes  every day. Kindly share body weight, height any medical conditions, occupation for better customization  Share test reports on Lybrate
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Hi. This is irfan. 39 /m. Since last few months I am facing problem of short-breathing, can't walk even for 200 meters. Problem get worst when eating food, after having food can't even walk for 50 meters, angiography is normal but my hemoglobin blood count is only 8 (normal should be 13 to 19). Taking angina tablets as well tablet for gerd problem but no result, problem is shame since last 6 months, please advise.

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Once your angiography is normal then talk to your doctor regarding need of angina tab. You have not mentioned your wt. Anaemia can be a cuase of breathlessness. Consult a pulmonologist.
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What is the symptoms of rabbis. How ew can prevent from it. And what is the causes of rabies.

General Physician, Cuttack
Rabies is due to a virus which is transmitted to human being by the bite of infected wild animals like wolve, jackals, fox, wild bat, dog, cat, monkey etc. The incubation period (the period between the bite and appearence of symptoms) may vary from 10-90 days. Some times it can develop as early as within 4 days. (the vius is present in saliva of infected anima (even if bitten/scratched) l and is not contagious. A bite in face, neck, head will have shorter ip than bite in arm/leg. The initial symptoms are fever, headache, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite feeling unwell, anxiety which lasts for 2-10 days, then severe symptoms like aggressive behaviour, auditory/visual hallucination, anxiety, confusion, agitation, increased salivation, seizure, mild or partial paralysis, difficulty in swallowing, fear of water. Death occurs in few days due to respiratory failure treatment 1. Wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water 2. Remove cloth contaminated by saliva 3. Keep the dog under observation for 10 days. 4. Pre exposure vaccine 3 doses on 1, 2, 7th day 5. Post exposure vaccination 5 doses, 0, 37, 14, 28 6. If pre exposure vaccine taken then 2 post exp vaccine on 0, 3 day.
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My son 5 years old, is a very fussy eater, hence underweight, very often getting fever and have massive immunity problem, please suggest.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Give alfa lea tonic either indian or german made for 3- months n then report its a homoeopathy non -side effect remedy 1- teaspoon, 3 times day before meals.
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I am a 19 years old male. I have been suffering from an allergy to pollen, cottage cheese, curd, mushrooms, peanuts, nickel and some other sources of protein. Exposure to these gives me severe flare-ups and rashes. My skin gets REALLY dry. The IgE levels in my blood serum are 10 times the normal value. What should I do?

General Physician, Gurgaon
I am a 19 years old male. I have been suffering from an allergy to pollen, cottage cheese, curd, mushrooms, peanuts, ...
You need to avoid all allergens as much as you can and boost your immunity to reduce allergic episode There are some supplement available that can be start after complete evaluation, these supplement can reduce severity and no. of episodes of this problem You can take Vitamin C tablet, one tablet with food for 15 days
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Chronic Bronchitis And Its Cure With Homoeopathy

Homeopath, Ludhiana
Chronic Bronchitis And Its Cure With Homoeopathy

The human respiratory system includes trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, lungs, and diaphragm. Oxygen that we breathe in and carbon dioxide that we breathe out is exchanged in the alveoli (air sacs) inside the lungs.

Bronchitis is a respiratory problem where the lining of the bronchial tubes (it carries air to and from the lungs) becomes inflamed or swells. The reason can be an infection or the person’s lifestyle. People with bronchitis have reduced ability to breathe in air and oxygen into their lungs; they also face discomfort because of the deposition of heavy mucus or phlegm in their airways.

Types of bronchitis

Bronchitis comes in two forms, acute or chronic:

Acute bronchitis

Acute bronchitis occurs mostly during the winter season caused by cold or viral infection, such as the flu. It consists of a cough with mucus, chest discomfort or soreness, fever and sometimes shortness of breath. Acute bronchitis lasts for one to three weeks and usually improves within a few days without lasting effects (although you may continue to cough for a week). If there is a repeated bout of bronchitis, then it requires a medical attention since it is a symptom of chronic bronchitis.

Bronchitis is also caused by bacteria. Bacterial bronchitis occasionally follows a viral upper respiratory infection.

Chronic bronchitis

Chronic bronchitis lasts for at least 3 months a year and two years in a row. It is a serious long-term disorder that requires regular medical treatment. Smoking should be strictly prohibited if a person is down with acute bronchitis since it becomes much harder to recover and difficult to diagnose.

What causes bronchitis?

Acute bronchitis:

The irritated membrane of the bronchial tubes is caused by viruses, typically those that also cause colds and flu or by a bacterial infection.

In some cases, exposure to substances that irritate the lungs, such as tobacco smoke, dust, fumes, vapours and air pollution also stimulates the inflammation.

Chronic bronchitis:

Repeated irritation is the main cause of chronic bronchitis which damages the lungs and airway tissue. Smoking is the most common causes of chronic bronchitis, other causes include continuous exposure to air pollution, dust and fumes from the environment, and repeated episodes of acute bronchitis.

Understanding how smoking is the main cause of chronic bronchitis:

The cigarette smoke damages the tiny hair-like structures in the lungs (cilia) which is responsible for brushing out debris, irritants, and excess mucus from the lungs. This dysfunctional property of the cilia increases the chances of developing chronic bronchitis.

In the case of a chain smoker, the mucous membrane lining the airways stays inflamed and the cilia eventually stop functioning altogether. This results in lungs clogged with mucus which becomes vulnerable to viral and bacterial infections and eventually damages the lung’s airways. This permanent condition is called copd (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

Symptoms of bronchitis

Symptoms of bronchitis include:

A cough that is frequent and produces mucusfever (may or may not be present) lack of energywheezing sound when breathing (may or may not be present) sore throatbreathlessnesschest tighteningchillsbody achesheadachesblocked nose and sinuses.

When is medical attention necessary?

Consult with the health care specialist if any of the following problems arise:

A cold that lasts more than two to three weeksa fever greater than 102° fa fever that lasts more than five daysa cough that produces bloodany shortness of breath or wheezinga change in the colour of mucus

Treatments for bronchitis

When someone has bronchitis the best treatment is to take enough rest, stay away from allergens (allergy causing agents), drink lots of fluid and have warm soothing food (like soup and khichdi).

The following are the top homeopathic remedies usrd for cough:

1. Bryonia 

Bryonia is often used for a dry, hard, and irritating cough. Patients usually use this if they have an itching pain in the throat or chest that worsens at night. Movement will also make the symptoms worse. Other symptoms with coughs that require bryonia include splitting headaches, and a dry cough accompanied by faintness, vertigo, and nausea.

2. Antimonium tartaricum 

Antimonium tartaricum is often used for loose coughs—the patient may even feel like they are suffocating. The patient also alternates between coughing and shortness of breath. Other common symptoms associated with an individual who requires antimonium tartaricum include nausea, vomiting mucus, weakness, drowsiness, hoarseness, and the desire to be left alone.

3. Aconitum napellus

Aconitum napellus is often used for colds and dry, irritating coughs that come on suddenly. Symptoms will get better from warmth, fresh air, and movement; however, symptoms worsen from warm rooms, exposure to pollen or tobacco smoke, in the evening and at night, and during cold, windy, or hot weather.

4. Pulsatilla 

Pulsatilla is also an effective remedy for colds and coughs. The patient may cough up thick, yellow-green mucus. The person will experience a loose cough in the morning and a dry cough at night. The person will feel better from open air, but worse in the morning, at night, and in heat.

5. Arsenicum album

Arsenicum album is used for coughs with a burning pain that improves with sips from warm drinks. The person’s symptoms will improve from warm drinks and a warm room, but they worsen from open air and cold.

6. Hepar sulphuris calcareum

Hepar sulphuris is used for a rattling and barking cough that starts after exposure to cold and dry air. Other symptoms include yellowish mucus, constant hoarseness, and wheezing. The person’s symptoms will worsen from lying down, walking, and drafts; however, symptoms get better from rising up and bending the head backwards, a hot compress, and damp air.

7. Causticum

Causticum is another great remedy for dry, deep, and hollow coughs. The person will feel as if they can’t cough deep enough to raise mucus. Other symptoms include hoarseness, burning pains, a sore chest, and tightness. Symptoms get better from damp weather and sips of cold water; however, symptoms worsen from drafts, cold air, stooping, talking, lying, sneezing, and bending the head forward.

8. Rumex crispus

Rumex crispus is often prescribed for a dry cough when a person lies down. The person will feel a tickling sensation in the throat that often leads to a cough. They will also experience long episodes of a dry, hacking, and fatiguing cough. The person will get better from warm air and during the daytime; however, things will worsen from cough after eating, talking, touching the throat, deep breathing, and lying down.

9. Drosera (sundew)

Drosera is a homeopathic remedy used for a dry, deep, barking, hollow, and spasmodic cough that may also produce gagging. The person’s coughing episodes will often last two to three hours. They will also experience vomiting, suffocative attacks, nosebleeds, cold sweats, hoarseness, and holding their sides during coughing bouts. The cough will worsen from lying down, being alone, and while drinking, singing, laughing, and talking.

If the condition is worse or there is no improvement then consult a homeopathic doctor for well selection of the medicine.

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Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Avoid exposue to cold, dust and smoke, which can aggrevate your attack.
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I want to increase my immune system and mind power because I can not remembered anything after reading and my age is 16 only. Please help me to increase my learning power and immune system.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Emergency Trauma Care, Fellowship in Diabetes
General Physician, Delhi
I want to increase my immune system and mind power because I can not remembered anything after reading and my age is ...
1. Stay away from Dust and Pollution. 2. Increase your immunity, eat plenty of Fruits and vegetables. 3. Keep Hydrated. Drink plenty of water and soups. 4. Exercise - Make it a habit to exercise or run for 45 minutes daily. This will improve your immunity. 5. Green Tea - Drink green Tea and coffee, They contain flavnoids and will. Improve your immunity. 6. Multivitamin - A good multivitamin of Antioxidants will also help you avoid cold and allergies. 7. Avoid eating outside food. 8. Handful of nuts like walnuts and almonds will improve your immunity to fight of the cold and allergies. 9. Maintain Healthy weight. 10. Yoga may also help in improving once immunity and inner strength. Also get your b12 and vitamin d levels checked.
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Hello Doctor. My mother is suffering from an allergy of dust and smoke. She is suffering from cold from 2-3 years. What should she do. Thank you.

General Physician, Mumbai
For cold take tablet cetrizine at night and to increase her immunity take Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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Hi, I am suffering from difficulty in breathing, Wheezing [Especially at night when I sleep]. Nothing much is coming out when coughing. Also I have allergic problem with dust. I consulted a physician and took medicines for 1 week. That time I was feeling better. But now it started again. I am not able to sleep most of the days properly due to this. The breathing difficulty/ wheezing becomes worse during night. Especially when I sneeze or cough it will become worse. Thanks.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hi take ginger tea mixed with 2-3 crushed garlic cloves. Massaging the chest with warm sesame oil mixed with salt helps to loosen the phlegm deposited in the chest, especially, when followed with steam inhalation. Take shwas kuthar ras twice a day. Pranacharya asthamin capsule 1-1 twice a day. And pranacharya shwas vikarasav 2-2 tsf twice a day. 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. Take hot water steam.
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Hai I am suffering from asthma from childhood it self it stokes me if I change the location or any place and night time. If I take the medication suggest by the doctor I clam down I am using aerocort rota capsules cipla as a medication. Pls suggest me the ptmenant cure for this thank you for lybrate.

MD(Ayu), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
I strongly recommended start ayurveda, as allopathy only subsides. Actually asthma is a vata dominant disease. In monsoon it may be increased. You have not given detail history & symptoms. Bt main treatment mentioned in our ancient text are mild purgation, massage, steam & oral medication. Stop causative factor like curd, day sleep, over eating, to eat without hunger, excess drinking water, sweety, salty & sour food. I am suggesting you 3 things 1) drink only half boiled water. Don't take unboiled water 2) ginger + turmeric- 2 2 teaspoon with old honey, before food 30 min 3) bishop weed seed+ cumin seed 2 2 spoon, whole seed after breakfast n each meal. Give follow up.
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I have taken 5 doses of rabipur 2 years ago due to a stray dog bite. Now my question is" how longer rabipur intramuscular vaccine give immunity against rabies into human body"

General Physician, Cuttack
Normally It gives immunity for 3 years. However consult physician for further advice if you suffer from dog bite again.
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I have always cough and cold. I am suffering from allergy from dust and sun light. I have also feel like that fever. What should I do to prevent?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have always cough and cold. I am suffering from allergy from dust and sun light. I have also feel like that fever. ...
Now seasons of viral infections. pl. Go for,cbc.urine r/m,ns1, blood c/s, After tests you can take antibiotics by doctor. You can take tab. Combiflaim sos , tab. Lcz-10 mg once a day. Cap. Zevit once a day.syp. Honeytus 10 ml twice a day. 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 ,
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I am 32 years female I am suffering from asthma since 8 years I am taking inhaler from last 5 years what will I do know ?

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Which inhaler. Avoid trigers. Treat rhinitis also if sneezing. Get spirometry to know severith of asthma. Consult a chest phy. Who will step up the medicine.
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My friend is very skinny. His diet is very less as per required he don't bother about it. But usually fall sick got fever or infections. He only drink soya milk or energy drinks. His immune system is weak. What should he do?

Homeopath, Sindhudurg
My friend is very skinny. His diet is very less as per required he don't bother about it. But usually fall sick got f...
1.Keep a food diary. Chart what and when you eat every day for several weeks to learn about your eating habits and identify places to add calories. Online programs like MyFitnessPal and Fitday can make tracking easy-peasy. 2. Add it up. Try adding an extra 200+ calories a day in the beginning 4. Focus on quality, not quantity. Even when you?re trying to gain weight, burgers, chips, and milkshakes all day (?err day) isn?t great for a body. Instead, choose nutrient-dense foods from all food groups, Good options include whole grains like whole wheat pasta, fruits and vegetables, nuts, and lean protein. 5. Eat more frequently. And never skip meals! It?s easy to feel full fast when you start introducing more calories into each meal; changes in food intake might also bring on gastrointestinal issues and even acne. Make things easier on your belly by spreading calorie intake out over five to six smaller meals throughout the day. 6. Snack smart. Choose calorie-dense snacks like nuts, cheese, dried fruits, yogurt with granola, avocados, and pretzels or whole grain crackers with nut butters or hummus. If leaving the house for a while, pack snacks for calories-on-the-go. 7. Drink it down. Instead of diet soda and other low-cal drinks, choose filling, high-calorie beverages like smoothies, healthy shakes, or liquid meal replacements. Drink fluids in between meals to add calories and to avoid filling up on beverages during meals (which might make people eat less solid food). 8. Eat before bed. Consider this your permission slip for the midnight munchies. A lot of healing and regeneration happens while we sleep, so eating before bed can give your body the nutrients it needs to do the work. 9. Set attainable goals. And remember to be patient. Just like weight loss, weight gain is a process?and often a slow one, Cassetty says. Gaining might take years, so don?t give up hope if you don?t pack on immediate pounds. The rate at which a person needs to gain weight depends on their health goals and current health status, and a physician or nutritionist can help establish a reasonable goal weight. Signs of reaching an ideal weight include increased energy, stabilized hunger patterns, and overall good health. 10. Get support. It?s important to have a strong support system throughout the process of gaining weight, Cassetty says, both to help gainers achieve their goals and to cope with the emotional issues that might arise from bodily changes. 11. Dress well. Don?t put off feeling good about your appearance. Talk nicely to yourself and choose outfits that make you feel good
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I am suffering with asthma from long time. I got the medication but it's not subsiding I need some permanent solution for this please help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am suffering with asthma from long time. I got the medication but it's not subsiding I need some permanent solution...
Asthma is not possible to reduce fully forever and you avoid thing bring on attacks and take inhaler twice a day.
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