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Dr. C.Venkatesan

Geriatrician, Chennai

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Dr. C.Venkatesan is a renowned Geriatrician in T.Nagar, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Bharathiraja Superspeciality Hospital & Research Centre in T.Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. C.Venkatesan on Lybrate.com.

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I've got cold and cough since a month and my ears are a little bit clumsy when I hear so what should I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
I've got cold and cough since a month and my ears are a little bit clumsy when I hear so what should I do?
Mr. Lybrate-user avoid all cold and refrigerated food. Take shwasari had yoga (divya pharmacy) 2tsf in one cup warm water and cup it slowly like tea. Morning and evening. And sitopaladi powder3gm with honey.
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Sir, I am suffering from cold and light cough from 20 days. I used so many of tablets but its not cured sir please give your valuable advice to cure my cold.

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
Sir, I am suffering from cold and light cough from 20 days. I used so many of tablets but its not cured sir please gi...
Take Dulcamara 1M 4pills every 4hrly once just take 12 to 14 times before that nly u ll feel better..im sure...Take care...Drink luke warm water..
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I am 17 years old and I am suffering from cold and cough it happens after every 2 or 2.5 months.What can i do?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 17 years old and I am suffering from cold and cough it happens after every 2 or 2.5 months.What can i do?
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. • Do steam inhalation once or twice daily 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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What is reason for flu and chicken guniya. And how to take care again to this disease.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What is reason for flu and chicken guniya. And how to take care again to this disease.
Flu is a airborne disease and is contagious and chicken gunya is a disease spread through mosquito bite and is not contagious and we need to take symptomatic treatment and Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest
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I am told I should drink a glass of hot water with honey and lime first thing in the morning. Should I?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
You can take honey empty stomach it has no side effects, honey is very good Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-fungal and many other health benefits avoid lemon empty stomach as it may cause acidity, you can take lemon after breakfast and before lunch.
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I am suffering from dry cough, cold and vomiting and I have taken such medicines but no improvement in health yet can you guve suggestions for that.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
I am suffering from dry cough, cold and vomiting and I have taken such medicines but no improvement in health yet can...
For cold ,cough Take Tabs Alfa CF (DR WILMAR SHAWBE) 2tabs to be chewed twice a day for 15 days Syp Stodal (SBL) 1tablespoon in 1/4 th cup of water drink thrice a day take plain water steam once a day avoid eating curd, icecreams, pickles, papad, citrus fruits, watermelon, green skin bananas, pineapple, strawberries, custard apple, guavas. Stop using mosquito repellants. Revert back for further treatment plan
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I am suffering from cough and cold from 20 days? What I do for cure this disease?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am suffering from cough and cold from 20 days? What I do for cure this disease?
First get ur chest X-ray done since uve prolonged cough.. If its normal then take Alex syp for cough and nasorest p -Tablet for cold
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Facial Paralysis - How Can Physiotherapy Help You Get Better?

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Facial Paralysis - How Can Physiotherapy Help You Get Better?

Facial paralysis can happen due to many factors. Sometimes inflammation develops around the facial nerve as it passes through the skull from the brain. This presses on the nerve and makes it stop functioning. As the nerve stops functioning, so does the muscle it controls.

This is what happens in Bell’s palsy, the most common cause of facial paralysis.

Bell’s palsy can happen to anyone and its cause is, hold your breath, a viral infection. Herpes zoster, Varicella zoster and HIV viruses can cause Bell’s palsy.

Bell's palsy is a common cause of a facial paralysis but there are many others too that affect or damage facial nerve. These include head injury, sarcoidosis, lyme disease, growths in the ear, tumours in the parotid gland, brain tumors and stroke.

The weakness of the face usually one-sided is a symptom of Bell’s palsy. The face may droop to one side, chewing food is also tough, drooling, dry eyes and difficulty wrinkling forehead and speech are other symptoms of Bell’s palsy, the most common reason for facial paralysis.

Treatment:

The type of therapy you receive for facial paralysis will depend on its cause. It will also develop on how long you’ve suffered from facial paralysis and the extent of damage to the facial nerve.

Your physiotherapist can help and so can speech and language therapists to deal with the issue.

In physiotherapy, a treatment called 'facial retraining' with facial exercises helps with facial palsy. It is important that you seek help from a therapist who specialises in facial rehabilitation only.

This is what you can expect from facial rehabilitation therapy-

  1. Exercises for eye care

  2. Exercises for dry mouth management

  3. Exercises to make drinking and eating easier

  4. Speech therapy

Your physiotherapist will educate you on how the facial nerve works and how it recovers. This is important to make you recover. A home therapy programme plays an important role too. It includes massages to keep face muscles mobile and healthy, stretches to lengthen muscles, exercises to help re-learn balanced facial movements and relaxation of your facial nerve and muscles.

The physiotherapist will work on your facial movement to make muscles fit. The basic idea is to slowly rewire the brain-to-nerve-to-muscle pathway. The physiotherapist’s first step is to retrain you to do correct movements voluntarily, while mentally focusing on the movement.

Physiotherapy may take months but keep at it to recover completely, especially the home exercises.

Injections of botulinum toxin or Botox also help especially if you suffer from spasms in facial muscles. Surgery is also an option for chronic cases.

Remember that exercises should be done gently as well as daily to reap benefits. Always do these exercises with the help of a therapist only. Doing exercises by yourself can be counter- productive.

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Sir why I am always suffering from sneezing and cough and cold during the winter days?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir why I am always suffering from sneezing and cough and cold during the winter days?
1.Do steam inhalation with Karvol plus inhalant capsule and warm saline gargling 2-3 times daily 2.Put otrivin nasal drop one drop three times daily 3. Take one tablet of cetrizine at bed time 4. if you have recurrent attack of sneezing, You may be having sinusitis or allergic rhinitis 5. consult ENT specialist for advice and treatment 6. Do an allergy test after consulting allergy specialist
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I get cold on regular interval and with medicine its get okay but again it get started within 3-4 days. Can you suggest some help?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
You need to increase your immunity. Take protein rich diet and consult privately for personalised medical management.
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What are the symptoms of flu and what is the solution to cure the flu and what is precaution we have to take?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
What are the symptoms of flu and what is the solution to cure the flu and what is precaution we have to take?
Flu is a term used for viral infection in Upper respiratory tract Symptom of Flu are: high temperature Body ache/ Headache Malaise Joint pain/ muscle pain cough/ cold There are some supplements name nutrilite protein and Tab Daily available that can be start after personal consultation and these supplement can reduce severity and no. of episodes of Flu
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Sir whenever their is a seasonal change, I always caught up with viral. It basically happens in cold seasons and I am tired of this. Is their any permanent solution to these seasonal influenza.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Sir whenever their is a seasonal change, I always caught up with viral.
It basically happens in cold seasons and I am...
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
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It has been few weeks my wife is sneezing a lot without any cold or flu and couple of days back she had a nose bleeding also and also she had an itching in her nose. Kindly help us out to know the exact problem and cure if possible. Regards.

BHMS
Homeopath, Singrauli
It has been few weeks my wife is sneezing a lot without any cold or flu and couple of days back she had a nose bleedi...
It is allergic rhinitis. You should take calc carb 1m weekly. Hope it will help you. If not get much relief then consult some classical homoeopath.
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I am suffering from fever and cold cough for last 6 days please suggest me what precaution I should take ?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am suffering from fever and cold cough for last 6 days please suggest me what precaution I should take ?
Hi, take arsenic alb. 30, 5 drops thrice a day. Alpha cf 2 tabs, thrice a day. B. c. no. 06, 4 tabs every 4 hourly. Do gargles with warm saline water. Take alpha – coff, 2tsp with warm water, thrice a day. Take calpol tablet , sos if fever comes. Revert after 3 - 4 days. If fever persists then go for a blood test.
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7 Best Homeopathic Remedies for Seasonal Flu!

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
7 Best Homeopathic Remedies for Seasonal Flu!

Seasonal changes are usually a time when we need to take extra precautions to ensure that we do not end up catching any bacteria that may lead to infections or influenza as well as allergic reactions. Common cold and flu is a common occurrence during such times. Seasonal changes are usually known to cause flu and cold, which can also come with chills, sneezing, cough and fever.

Here are a few homeopathic medicines and remedies that can be used during this season.

  1. Aconite: This medicine is especially helpful when there is fever after sudden exposure to dipping temperatures. Once the cold starts to affect the patient, this medicine must be taken so that congestion is prevented. It can also be used when initial symptoms like tingling and burning sensations in the nose start.
  2. Arsenicum: This medicine can be used during harsh winters and can be prescribed for stopping the discharge from the nostrils. It can also help in treating congestion and severe cold. If sneezing fits do not reduce, one can have this medicine. It also relieves burning sensation in the throatand nose, as well as fever.
  3. Allium Cepa: When the discharge from the nose is cold and heavy as well as thin, it can be cured with the help of Allium Cepa. Persistent discharge is one of the symptoms for which this medicine is usually prescribed. Also, this medicine helps patients who experience cough and discharge once they step out of a warm room.
  4. Euphrasia: When the top part of the respiratory mucous membrane is affected, this medicine can be used. It is also helpful when there is soreness in the nostrils and lips. Also, yellow and acrid discharge from the nostrils can be cured with this medicine. Dryness and pain is also one of the symptoms for which this medicine may be prescribed.
  5. Gelsemium: When the cold first starts and begins to manifest as headaches, this medicine can be used so that it breaks up the cold effectively. Also, dullness and weakness due to oncoming fever can be checked with this medicine. Further, a sore throat can be treated with this medicine. Excessively warm weather that leads to a cold can be treated with Gelsamium too.
  6. Nux Vomica: If you have caught a cold from damp and cold weather conditions, the doctor can prescribe Nux Vomica. This effectively treats cold symptoms likedry nose, minimal discharge and a tickling sensation in the nose.
  7. Mercurius: This medicine can be prescribed to treat frontal sinuses that may be suffering due to the flu. Violent sneezing and excessive sweating can be cured with this medicine. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Homeopath.
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I am 49 year old and suffer from cough & cold very frequently. I use to go by the doctors prescribed medicine but cough & cold still gives me problem. What to do now please suggest.

M.B.B.S., D.M.C.H.
General Physician, Alwar
Welcome to lybrate, please get your blood sugar f & pp checked. Get your sputum tested for culture and sensitivity and take antibiotics on the basis of report under supervision of your physician.
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I'm 19 years and I get frequent headaches from past 1 week and I have cold and cough also.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I'm 19 years and I get frequent headaches from past 1 week and I have cold and cough also.
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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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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My mother aged about 83 years, now she takes only 1+1/2 roti daily in the morning. Afternoon only half cup of soji ganji, and night only half cup of ganji. How can I increase her food? daily I am observing weakness on her face and she started walking less.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hi.You should give her sprouts like raw wheat , moong beans, fenugreek in morning.Keep overnight in water and give in morning with mixing little salt for taste.It's very good protein source and she will be fine soon.
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What are the symptoms of flu? And who we control tha flu what measures we take to a healthy life?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
What are the symptoms of flu? And who we control tha flu what measures we take to a healthy life?
Swine flu symptoms 1. Fever, cough 2. Nasal congestion, sore throat 3. Headache, myalgia, fatigue, dyspnoea (shortness of breath) 4. Vomiting, diarrhea 5. Pneumonia and respiratory failure (in severe cases). Prevention 1. Avoid over crowding places and avoid contact with infected patients 2. Avoid sharing food, linen, utensii with infected patient 3. Frequently wash your hands with soap and water 4. Use face mask while going to crowed places 5. When coughing orsneezing, cover your mouth/nose with tissue pape and dispose of used tissue paper promptly and carefully. Put them in a bag and throw in dust bin. 6. Clean hard surfaces like door handle, electrical switches/taps/toilet flush/telephone receivers/computer key board etc frequently. 7. Frequently touched items like mobile/telephones etc should be cleaned with disinfectant.
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