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Dr. David Chellaraj

Pulmonologist, Chennai

Dr. David Chellaraj Pulmonologist, Chennai
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Dr. David Chellaraj is an experienced Pulmonologist in Mylapore, Chennai. You can consult Dr. David Chellaraj at St.Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. David Chellaraj on Lybrate.com.

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My son is suffering from severe cough for the last 4-5 days. Our doctor had prescribed Clavam forte along with other cough syrup (Coscopin & Alex junior). As the situation not improved, doctor prescribed wysolone 1 along with previous medicines. Is it safe to take wysolone?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
If no rhonchi in chest then better no wyselone. Get xray chest, cbcesr to r/o lung infection. Flu cough can take some time.
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I am 20 year old male. I am suffering from cough from last 1 week what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily 2. Take viscodyne d syrup 2tsf thrice daily if it is a dry cough or viscodyne syrup if cough is associated with sputum 3. You may have to take antibiotic along with it if no relief4. Avoid smoking if you smoke.
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I am having a constant cough in 15 days can you just help me out how to deal with it I am harassed with it cant work at all.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
Hello, tell me answers of following questions 1.For how long you are having cough and, Is cough associated with fever 2. Is sputum is also coming ? 3.Do you have sneezing/nasal blockade/running nose 4 Throat pain +/- And Follow advises given below 1.Take proper rest 2.lot of fluids and proper home made diet. 3.warm Saline gargles twice a day for 2-3 days. We need to start antibiotics if sputum is coming with cough so tell me answers of above question than i will do further management
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I am 18yo girl weighing 61kgs and I have recently recovered from mdr t. B. (which reoccured within a span of 3 months due to incomplete medicine) should I take extra precautions on my diet & health? and also I am suffering from pcos and my doctor says that I should lose weight. Is there any way to lose weight and still not get prone to further t. B. Attacks?

MD - Maternity & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
First get rid of tuberculosis by appropriate treatment. You need to b healthy if you r suffering from tb. So do not diet. Once you r cured of tb you can think of dieting and other things.
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I am suffering from dry cough since 20 days. Severe allergic responses are also there in the form of sneezing and redness of eyes. How can I get rid off this?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine bryonia 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for 3 days and update. Avoid cold and sour things.
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Last few months I have a problem in throat cough getting stuck in my throat. How to remove the cough in my throat.

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Bangalore
Last few months I have a problem in throat cough getting stuck in my throat. How to remove the cough in my throat.
You seem to have an allergic problem. The throat must be getting irritated & hence the cough. Take a cough syrup for about 5/7 days along with an anti allergic tablet. It should help in getting rid of the cough.
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Hi Doctor, i am having Synos problem from past 3 year, and due to which i am getting repeatedly throat pain, and some time some gel kind of thing from my upper throat.. Kindly give me your valuable consultation.

D.O.R.L, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist,
You might be having sinusitis which could be associated with deviated nasal septum or other soft tissue growth in nose.consult ent specialist for further testing and treatment plan.
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I am prone to cough infections every year during start of winter like September onwards and it remains until April. I have taken amoxylin and other antibiotics/cough syrups but these effect shortly. Due to regular cough sometimes I feel headache& chest pain. please suggest some permanent cure for this in any way.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am prone to cough infections every year during start of winter like September onwards and it remains until April. I...
YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM ALLERGY DUE TO CHANGE IN ENVIREMENT TAKE some precautions ...don't take cold things, you can tab. sinarest sos .
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I am a 72 year old male who is suffering from COPD and am looking for a Homeopathic solution or course to help me breathe better and reduce the nagging cough that I have. Can you suggest a line of treatment for me.

M.D.(HOMOEOPATHY), C.S.D.(MUMBAI), BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by chronic airflow limitation that is not fully reversible and an abnormal inflammatory response in the lungs. The latter represent the innate and adaptive immune responses to a lifetime of exposure to noxious particles, fumes and gases, particularly cigarette smoke. All cigarette smokers have inflammatory changes within their lungs, but those who develop COPD exhibit an enhanced or abnormal inflammatory response may result in mucous hyper-secretion (chronic bronchitis), tissue destruction (emphysema), disruption of normal repair and defense mechanism causing small airway inflammation (bronchiolitis) and fibrosis. These pathological changes result in increased resistance to airflow in the small conducting airways and increased compliance and reduced elastic recoil of the lungs. This causes progressive airflow limitation and air trapping, which are the hallmark features of COPD. There is increasing understanding of the cell and the molecular mechanism that result in the pathological changes found and how these lead to physiological abnormalities and subsequent development of symptoms. What are the causes of a COPD exacerbation? These are two very common causes of COPD exacerbation: Lung infections, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. Infections are the most common cause of COPD exacerbations and are usually caused by a virus, but they can also be caused by bacteria. Lung irritation from dust, fumes, and other sources of air pollution. When you experience a COPD exacerbation, there is a dramatic increase in mucus production in your lungs as well as narrowing of the airways of the lungs a (bronchial tubes). The increased mucus production and airway narrowing decrease the air flow in the lungs, worsening the symptoms of cough and shortness of breath. Other cases of COPD exacerbations include heart failure, allergic reactions, accidental inhalation of food or stomach contents into the lungs, and exposure to temperature changes or chemicals. In about one third of COPD exacerbations, doctors cannot find a cause. The most common symptoms seen in COPD are breathlessness, cough and fatigue. There is no good correlation between lung function and symptoms of COPD, not even the standardized scoring of breathlessness correlates well with FEV; the important message being that a simple physiological measure can never substitute a symptom history. Breathlessness Breathlessness is the most significant symptom in COPD and it is associated with significant disability, poor quality of life and poor prognosis. Cough and Sputum Production Cough is respiratory defense mechanism protecting the airways and cough is the major method of clearing excess mucus production. In COPD patients, cough as a symptom is almost as common as breathlessness and may actually precede the onset of breathlessness. Cough is usually worse in the morning but seldom disturbs the patient’s sleep; it can, nevertheless, be disabling because of the embarrassment felt by many patients when they have bursts of productive cough on social occasions and may contribute to the isolation often imposed on patients due to breathlessness. Wheezing Wheezing is generally seen as an asthma symptom but frequently occurs in COPD as well. However, nocturnal wheeze is uncommon in COPD and Suggests the presence of asthma and/or heart failure. Fatigue Fatigue is frequently reported by COPD patients. Other symptoms Chest pain is a common complaint in COPD, mostly secondary to muscle pain. However, it should be noted that ischemic heart disease is frequent in any population of heavy smokers and COPD patients may be at particular risk. Acid reflux occurrence is also frequent in COPD. Ankle swelling may result from immobility secondary to breathlessness or as result of right heart failure. Anorexia and weight loss often occurs as the disease advances and should be mirrored by measurements of body mass index (BMI) and body composition. Psychiatric morbidity is high in COPD, reflecting the social isolation, the neurological effects of hypoxemia and possibly the effects of systemic inflammation. Sleep quality is impaired in advanced disease and this may contribute to neuropsychiatric comorbidity. How is COPD diagnosed? The diagnosis is largely made on the clinical grounds in patients who have smoked. It is confirmed by demonstrating airflow obstruction that shows little day to day or diurnal variation and minimal response to bronchodilators. Airflow obstruction can only be accurately showed by spirometry rather than by measuring peak flow rates. Many patients will only present at the time of an exacerbation and will be unaware that they have a chronic illness. Some will have had a cough or been breathless for some time but will not have recognized that these were symptoms of a lung condition. It is often only in retrospect that patients realize that they have been breathless on exertion or have had a productive cough for several years. Many smokers have a morning cough that they regard as normal for them and become breathless on exertion, which they regard as a part of normal ageing. Age is risk factor for COPD and the presence of symptoms suggestive of a diagnosis of COPD in patients under the age of 40 should raise the possibility of an alternative diagnosis or an unusual etiology such as a-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Homeopathic treatment of COPD symptoms Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat COPD symptoms but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several medicines are available for COPD symptoms treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensation, modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are some specific homeopathic remedies which are quite helpful in the treatment of COPD symptoms: side effects of hormonal inhalers you are undergoing treatment Dizziness, Fatigue, Fever; Rash; Abdominal Pain, Dyspepsia, Dental Pain, Gastroenteritis; Increased AST; Weakness; Cough, Nasal Congestion. Aggression, Agitation, Angioedema, Arthralgia, Bleeding Tendency, Bruising, Cholestasis, Diarrhoea, Dream Abnormalities, Drowsiness, Oedema, Eosinophilia, Hallucinations, Hepatic Eosinophilic Infiltration (Rare), Hepatitis, Hypersensitivity, Hypoaesthesia, Insomnia, Irritability, Muscle Cramps, Myalgia, Nausea, Palpitation, Pancreatitis, Paraesthesia, Pruritus, Restlessness, Seizure, Urticaria, Vasculitis, Vomiting. Potentially Fatal: Anaphylaxis, Churg-Strauss Syndrome.
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I hav countinusly cough, its happening after Anything ate then walk any other physical Work.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For cough take syp ascoril-D 2.5 ml twice a day and get your vital parameters of the body checked by a nearby doctor
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I don't have cold but also feeling nose uneasy I can't breath properly nose uneasy blocked nose from 1 month why I don't no can you tell asthma symptom is it asthma sign or else normal problem only tell me.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I don't have cold but also feeling nose uneasy I can't breath properly nose uneasy blocked nose from 1 month why I do...
Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day. 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. Avoid milk. Cold drinks. Take hot water steam.
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My son is 5 years old, he is having cough with alternate 8 days what can I do.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
It may be a symptom of asthma if there is a family history of asthma and allergy. He may need inhalation therapy.
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I am suffering from cough from last 3 days, and this is not only from last 3 days I comes every week. I am in great pain so pls suggest me something to reduce it.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily 2. Take viscodyne d syrup 2tsf thrice daily if it is a dry cough or viscodyne syrup if cough is associated with sputum 3. You may have to take antibiotic along with it and carry out investigations of blood and x ray chest after consulting physician, if no relief4. Avoid smoking if you smoke.
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I have bronchitis problem from childhood whenever my parents start cleaning in home. Feels suffocation, not able to breath properly what should I do?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
It is asthma, not bronchitis. Pft to confirm. Use laba and ics combination by inhalation with spacer.
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When to go for a Tonsil Surgery?

MS - ENT, DNB (ENT)
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
When to go for a Tonsil Surgery?

Tonsillitis is an affliction that plagues a fair share of people. Located at the back of your throat, tonsils are essentially two small glands, which contain white blood cells to defend your body against infection. However, on account of germ attacks, sometimes the tonsils get infected and this results in the swelling of the tonsil glands, which in turn causes sore throat and aligned maladies. 

Tonsillitis may be cured through surgical procedures. However, an isolated case of the inflammation of the tonsils need not warrant a surgery. Tonsillectomy or the surgical method of curing tonsillitis is only recommended for extreme cases of tonsillitis. Only the frequent sufferers of tonsillitis take recourse to tonsillectomy for a durable and effective solution. Surgeries are only done on those who have had at least seven bouts of strep throats within a span of a year. 

Tonsillectomies essentially involve surgical removal of the tonsils either using a scalpel or burning the tissues in the tonsils with the use of ultrasound vibrations. Usually performed under anesthesia, it is a fairly painless and a non-hazardous procedure. Tonsillectomies generally last for about an hour. However, the recovery period sometimes entail a few physical discomforts. Sore throat, difficulty in swallowing, pain in the jaws and ears are common symptoms of post tonsillectomy conditions. While there are palliative medicines available in the markets, adequate rest and proper diet speeds up the recovery. 

Tonsillectomy generally leaves no side effects and the success rate of this surgery is quite heartening. Tonsillectomy has also known to cure several other associated health problems in the likes of breathing troubles, sleep apnea, bleeding of the tonsil glands or cancerous developments in the tonsil glands. That aside, tonsillectomy is only performed on acute cases of tonsillitis and often regarded as the lender of last resort when medicines stop according any relief to the patient.
 

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I have the cancer in lungs i.e. Water collected in lungs that i guess happens in final stage.

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
Water in lung does not mean you have cancer. It can be due to some infections also. Please consult a pulmonologist (chest specialist) for proper diagnosis.
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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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What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), D.Y.N.P.
Ayurveda,
Ayurveda is best take kalp rasayan 500 gm basantmalti ras 50 tab swaschintamani 5 gm tankan bhasam 30 gm talishadi churan 50 gm maha ras 5 gm honey 100 gm mix all take 1 tsf thrice a day with pratishya har quath continue for 24 to 36 months.
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My husband is having severe pain in throat, doctors say its swollen tonsils, but inspite of taking antibiotics its still too painful for him to swallow even the saliva please do help me out Thnx.

MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Gandhinagar
My husband is having severe pain in throat, doctors say its swollen tonsils, but inspite of taking antibiotics its st...
Tonsillitis: For tonsillitis, Antibiotics added to it anti allegic and Analgesics and Antiseptic gargle helps, If you are having tonsillitis off and on you may require to go for tonsillectomy operation.
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