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Dr. C.Venkatesan

Geriatrician, Chennai

Dr. C.Venkatesan Geriatrician, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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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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How long am I contagious when I have the flu or a cold?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician,
How long am I contagious when I have the flu or a cold?
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
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I have cough and cold so what I have to do. I have taken medicine also but I dosent give me relief.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I have cough and cold so what I have to do. I have taken medicine also but I dosent give me relief.
Hi, hi the following are some of the natural remedies for cold and cough: - add a pinch of turmeric and 1/4 tsf of black pepper powder to hot milk and drink it twice a day. - mix 1 tsf of honey to 1 tsf of basil leaf juice; take it twice a day. - prepare a decoction by boiling one glass of water containing 1 tsf of coriander powder, 1 tsf of pepper powder and 1/2 tsf of ginger powder; reduce it to quarter glass and take it three times a day. - apply turmeric paste on the forehead. - do steam inhalation twice a day by adding 1-2 drops of eucalyptus oil to hot water. - keep 1 grain of crystal salt and 2-3 black pepper in a beetle leaf, roll it and chew it. This relieves cough.
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CHECKLIST FOR PERSONAL PROTECTON AGAINST GERMS LIKE FLU

MS - ENT,MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kolkata
CHECKLIST FOR PERSONAL PROTECTON AGAINST GERMS LIKE FLU

Infections can be fought by following these simple everyday habits.Good habits if started as a daily routine early in life help prevent many diseases.Parents are the biggest inspiration and have to teach children by setting example.

Follow these 6 steps to a healthier you and a healthier family

6 Steps for Daily Prevention

1)Wash hands, wash hands, wash hands.

Repeating this because the importance of hand washing cannot be stressed enough.Most infections can be prevented by regular hand washing.

ü Remember to wash hands after coming home from work ,school, play etc.

ü Wash hands after visiting the toilet.

ü Wash hands before each meal, snack, before putting anything in mouth.

ü Wash hands before you cuddle your baby.

ü A good disinfectant soap and water is best

ü Use a hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available.

ü Always carry either hand sanizer or disinfectant wipes when you are outdoor, travelling

2) Avoid close contact when you are sick

Most infections spreading by touch may be prevented by avoiding close contact when you are ill.It is better to maintain a distance of at least 3meter during sickness.

3) Stop touching your eyes, nose, mouth and face.

Habitual touching the face has to be stopped.Many disease can spread through the mucous membranes of eyes, nose, or mouth.By avoiding touching your face you automatically protect yourself from these germs.

4)Clean surfaces of furniture etc. exposed to touch with a mild disinfectant regularly .Secretion cary germs which can survive upto 3 days on surfaces.Special care to clean objects and surfaces becomes more important when caring for the sick, to prevent yourself from falling ill.

5)Stay home and rest if you are ill.

Avoid going to school, college, office, shops when you are sick.Crowded places make transmission of germs faster and also exposes the sick to secondary infection from other sources.

ü By staying home you protect others by not spreading the germ.They will definitely thank you for this.

ü You also protect yourself from disease complications due to simultaneous infection with other germs .

6) Cover nose and mouth with a tissue, clean hanky while sneezing, or coughing

By covering nose and mouth during coughing or sneezing,you prevent transmission of droplets and spread of infection.

GOLDEN HABITS FOR A HEALTHY LIFE

THE F3S2 formula

ü Food :nutritious

ü Fluids plenty

ü Fitness must:get plenty of exercise

ü Stress free

ü Sleep well and enough at least 7 to 8 hours .Less than 6 hours and more than 8 hours sleep both cause damage to our bodies immunity.


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I am having a problem of cold and cough. In morning time I am used to sneeze so many times. Are these the symptoms of snowfilia? How should I treat this?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am having a problem of cold and cough. In morning time I am used to sneeze so many times. Are these the symptoms of...
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.Take Alpha WD, 20 drops with water once daily. Drink warm water at short intervals.
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I have cold, cough and very much headache what should I do?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
I have cold, cough and very much headache what should I do?
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 , 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. take tab. paracetamol ,tab. cetrizine once a day. for 3 days.
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My mother is having cold and cough for the last 2 years and she has underwent though homeopathic treatment but no relief. Please advice the best remedy for the same. Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My mother is having cold and cough for the last 2 years and she has underwent though homeopathic treatment but no rel...
She has to do lab investigations like ESR, Mantoux test, Sputum for AFB,Xray chest, blood for CBC and consult chest physician with report
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Sir I have cough and cold what should I do.

Critical Care Training, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician,
Take betadine gargles and salt water gargles, tab. Solvin cold twice daily for 3 days, if not felt relief, msg me.
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Treadmill exercise side effect. I am 60years old.

MBBS
General Physician,
Yes if treadmill is done excessively/ done irregularly/ abruptly started/ done by cardiac pt, it may cause harm to person.
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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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Flu symptoms make you feel miserable. Learn more about the main flu symptoms so you can treat these early on. Also, find out when to call the doctor about flu symptoms.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
Flu symptoms make you feel miserable. Learn more about the main flu symptoms so you can treat these early on. Also, f...
Symptom of Flu are: high temperature Body ache/ Headache Malaise Joint pain/ muscle pain cough/ cold There are some supplement available that can be start after personal consultation and these supplement can reduce severity and no. of episodes of Flu Better to call doctor initially, so that supportive treatment can be started as soon as possible
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My wife has common cold, cough,nasal conjunction and fiver from last night. Please suggest tablets.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
My wife has common cold, cough,nasal conjunction and fiver from last night. Please suggest tablets.
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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I have cold and fever what is home remedy for the same?

CCEDM(DIABETES), MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician,
I have cold and fever what is home
 remedy for the same?
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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Sir, I have normal flu from last 3 days so could i take tablets without doctor ?

General Physician,
Sir, I have normal flu from last 3 days so could i take tablets without doctor ?
Respected sir common cold can be easily treated with simple remedies like hot water gargles, steam inhalation etc for fever take tab pcm 500 mg for running nose tab lcz 1 tab at bedtime for sore throat alex cough lozengez if it persists antibiotics can be prescribed.
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How flu is caused and how we can prevent it from spreading to others give some tips about it.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
How flu is caused and how we can prevent it from spreading to others give some tips about it.
Hi, flu is a viral infection caused by the droplet infection like cough or sneeze of an infected person. Follow these preventive measures: - avoid touching nose, eyes or mouth frequently. - cover your face while coughing or sneezing with a tissue or handkerchief and make sure people around you also follow the same. - avoid public places, crowded areas and unhygienic conditions as ther is a possibility of catching an infection. - if you are feeling sick, stay back at home and take rest so that you can avoid spreading of the disease and even you can recover fast if you take adequate rest. - maintain personnel hygiene by washing your hands before and after eating and after visiting public places.
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Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Homeopathic medicine has been proven extremely effective in Epidemics such as cholera, typhoid, diptheria, yellow fever, polio and influenza and used extensively in the 19th century
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Hello, My dad is around 67 years. Since last 2 months he is having severe swellings, pain and itching in various parts of the body restless, I have tried every possible skin doctor. But there aren't much results. Please help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Hello, My dad is around 67 years. Since last 2 months he is having severe swellings, pain and itching in various part...
Yes. Tab gandhakrasayan vati tab aarogyavardhini vati tab ashawagandha syp mahamanjistadi kadha tan khadiradi vati cap immugain cap detox cap omegarich rice bran oil for cooking
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What is the symptoms of flu? And how to protect myself from that. Please give me a solution Doctor.

Diploma in Hospital Administration, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
What is the symptoms of flu? And how to protect myself from that. Please give me a solution Doctor.
3. Common cold/flu (influenza) is viral upper respiratory infection. Its virus has multiple variants. If get infected with one variant this time, then you may get infected with other variant. There can be fever/ cough/ headache/ throat pain/nasal discharge. These symptoms last for 5-7 days, with or without treatment. Routine blood investigations are generally normal. Some time viral infection can have supper added bacterial infection which require antibiotics. Warm saline gargles, steam inhalation/ drinking hot fluids like water/tea/coffee/soup may give relief. Keeping lozenges in mouth may give soothing feeling. For specific medication consult ent specialist.
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My fathers is 65 years old now and is feeling very giddy now a days and its been increasing day by day. He coulddnot stand for more than an hour. Pleaze suggest whom I have to contact and how?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Dear , what do you mean by giddiness? is it everything spinning around or is he having a black out or is he having difficulty in balancing? it can be either vertigo, syncope or ataxia. Please get back with further details.
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I am having fever and common cold problems.what can i do?

CCEDM(DIABETES), MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician,
I am having fever and common cold problems.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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I have cold and cough for 2 days. Which medicine should I take?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician,
I have cold and cough for 2 days. Which medicine should I take?
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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