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Dr. Devakanthan

General Physician, Chennai

Dr. Devakanthan General Physician, Chennai
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Dr. Devakanthan is a renowned General Physician in Mylapore, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Dr. Devakanthan@St.Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Devakanthan on Lybrate.com.

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My sister is having irregular periods and acne all over her face (jawline basically) and she watched a video on pcod and the symptoms were same as she is suffering with now. Now she is scared that she is suffering from pcod. Please help .

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
My sister is having irregular periods and acne all over her face (jawline basically) and she watched a video on pcod ...
One should approach a problem with objective approach (non-biased approach) and optimism. It's important to go to a doctor and go through the necessary tests to diagnose the problem. A lot of gynaec problems correct themselves with time by adopting a healthy life style. Pl follow up and do not quit before trying!
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My wife doesn't interested in sex. She hate sex so due to we always fight for this topic. I like it regularly but she never like it. But when I forced her for sex she agree but she feels nothing no enjoyment just like statues some time I think I should divorced her but I can not do it because I love her so help me.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
My wife doesn't interested in sex. She hate sex so due to we always fight for this topic. I like it regularly but she...
Dear Lybrate user. If your wife is not interested in sex, there could be some underlying issues like fear about sex, lack of orgasm, lack of sexual pleasure, low hormonal count etc. We need to ascertain all these issues. Please do not force your wife because such a step could misfire. I suggest online counseling for your wife. Take care.
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I haven't been able to sleep since 2 days and I am having a severe headache, tried multiple home remedies, but didn't work, what to do? Please help me!

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
I haven't been able to sleep since 2 days and I am having a severe headache, tried multiple home remedies, but didn't...
DEAR Lybrate USER. This problem is due to irritation and inadequate nutrition of the brain. So follow few basic things …. 1) take solid diet two times in a day and liquid diet two times in a day. 2) drink only 100-150 ml of lukewarm water during meals …. 3) don’t drink water one hour before meals and one hour after meal…4) avoid oily, spicy, salty, junk, fast, fermented and stale foods…. 5) avoid late night sleeping habits …. 6) do anuloma viloma pranayam regularly early in the morning. A) eat 5 gm of ajwain seeds along with 5 gm of jaggery after meals. B) take 60 ml of trifala juice along with 20 ml of honey early in the morning and at night before sleep. Do all these things for 15 days. It gives you good result. Consult to me for further suggestions. THANKS.
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I am suffering from viral fever with cold and cough. Can I take a bath in evening?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am suffering from viral fever with cold and cough. Can I take a bath in evening?
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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I have heavy cold and vising trouble.

MBBS
General Physician,
Hello, if symptoms are sneezing, running nose, blocked nose 1. Take proper rest/ lot of fluids 2. Take proper home made diet. 3. Steam inhalation carefully by steam inhaler twice a day for 2-3 days continuous cold may be because of many reasons like: 1. Any ENT problem like DNS, polyp sinusitis 2. Low immunity 3. Allergic condition like allergic bronchitis so you need to consult ENT doctor for proper examination and further management.
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Sir, I am sick from enlarge prostate gland. I go to toilet again and again near about in a day 8 times. Please advise me.

PhD SEXUAL MEDICINE, DGO, MBBS
Sexologist, Ahmedabad
Sir, I am sick from enlarge prostate gland. I go to toilet again and again near about in a day 8 times. Please advise...
Hello You might be suffering from something else. Better to take second opinion of a physician or a Urologist.
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What are physical indication that I might suffer from heart problem .

MD-Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
There will be topical agonizing pain chest , heart region may be retaliated upward to left shoulder , back & left upper arm some times in back, followed by sever sweating all over body . There is also may more symptoms cause of heart diseases like murmur sound in heart region on auscultation,irregular pulse rate etc. If you have any doubt about particular symptoms you may ask that other wise contact to cardiologist .
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Can masturbation reduce the weight and health problem like eye and hearing problem as so on hair problem like that.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
Can masturbation reduce the weight and health problem like eye and hearing problem as so on hair problem like that.
Yes, daily and excessive masturbation can cause reduction in weight and health problems like eye, hearing or hair problem.
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Hi, I am ashok from Hyderabad. I am suffering from snoring, please help me to how to stop snoring. Thank you.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, please follow these tips to stop snoring: - reduce your weight if you are obese. - perform pranayama (breathing exercises) everyday. - quit smoking which irritates the mucosal layer of the nose and throat and causes blockage and results in snoring. - quit alcohol and sedatives which relax the throat muscles and results in snoring. - sleep on sides instead on back. - elevate the head by using a thick pillow which eases the breathing. - clear the nose before going to bed. - establish regular sleep pattern. - keep the bedroom air moist by using humidifier; as dry air irritates the mucosal membrane in the nose and throat. - perform throat exercises like repeating the vowels a, e, i, o, you loudly for 2-3 mins few times a day or keeping the tongue behind the teeth and moving it backwards - 3-4 times a day. - anti snoring appliances can also be used.
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I am 21 years old male. My weight is 61 kg & height is 5'8. The problem which I suffering is bad smell from my mouth. I met 2 dentists. But they couldn't cure my problem. Even then couldn't recognise what was my problem and how to cure. I have a body odour problem also. I think there is a relation between bad smell from mouth and body odour. After bathing, within 1 hr bad smell is coming from body at armpits. Similarly after brush of my teeth within 10 minutes bad smell is coming from mouth. Please give the solution for my problem.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 21 years old male. My weight is 61 kg & height is 5'8. The problem which I suffering is bad smell from my mouth....
•Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid eating strongly flavoured or spicy food. •Cut down on sugary food and drink, as it can increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth. •Reduce your alcohol consumption. •Stop smoking. •Cut down on coffee. •Drink plenty of water to help prevent your mouth becoming dry. •Chew sugar-free gum after eating, to stimulate the flow of saliva. This will help clean away any remaining food particles. •Don't use toothpaste to clean your dentures, as it can scratch the surface and cause stains. •Clean your dentures thoroughly using soap and lukewarm water, denture cream or a denture-cleaning tablet. •Use a separate toothbrush to clean your dentures. •Make sure you visit your dentist for regular check-ups. Having regular dental check-ups will ensure that any plaque is removed from your teeth, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. •Your dentist can recommend the best way to clean your teeth and gums, and point out areas you might be missing. They can also identify any signs of gum disease and ensure early treatment. •Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. •If your bad breath is caused by a gastrointestinal problem, such as an H. Pylori infection or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), you may be referred to a gastroenterologist. •Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. •You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too.
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Recently I have been shifted to a new place. And I am not well at my new place. I have cold and cough, what should I do?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
Recently I have been shifted to a new place. And I am not well at my new place. I have cold and cough, what should I do?
Sometimes our body takes time to adjust with new environment specially water and temperature. This is generally due to low immunity. If you feel that you r having fever with cough and cold you should consult a nearby physician otherwise you may take sitopladi churna one spoon with honey twice a day for few days. Drink boiled or filtered water.
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There is blood in my stool. What is that?

FELLOWSHIP IN ADVANCED LIVER SURGERY AND LIVER TRANSPLANTATION, FELLOWSHIP IN HEPATOBILIARY AND LIVER TRANSPLANT SURGERY, MASTER OF SURGERY, MBBS
Gastroenterologist,
Blood in still can be due to piles, fissures or many other conditions including cancer, you need to get investigated.
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I am 36 years old. I won't drink and smoke. May I take omega-3 Fish oil tablets for health. Kindly suggest If I can take how to take it daily. I am getting joint pains and I will do walking and push ups and dumbbells also daily. So may I take for health.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 36 years old. I won't drink and smoke. May I take omega-3 Fish oil tablets for health. Kindly suggest If I can t...
There is nothing better than balanced normal diet. DO YOUR EXERCISES DAILY. BUILD UP YOUR STAMINA GRADUALLY.If any symptoms appear, they should be investigated & treated accordingly.
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I have stomach pain from last 2 days what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician,
I have stomach pain from last 2 days what should I do?
take tab meftal spas sos, take tab pan 40 1 tab empty stomache daily for 15 days, 3-4 lt of water daily, it will help. welcome. if needed get ultrasound of whole abdnomen done, back with report
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Sir by mistake I had take 12 GM of paracetamol calpol and having vomiting since two days. What precaution should I take.

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
Sir by mistake I had take 12 GM of paracetamol calpol and having vomiting since two days.
What precaution should I take.
Paracetamol over dosage is hepatotoxic ( toxic for the liver ) and as you are vomiting you need to show urgently to a well equipped intensive care hospital and get necessary help.
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What are the symptoms of dengue fever? How many days it last? How it cured and suggest some precautions please.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
What are the symptoms of dengue fever?
How many days it last?
How it cured and suggest some precautions please.
Dengue Fever is Caused due to the bite of an infected female aedes aegypti mosquito, the disease can be fatal if Dengue Hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome developed Once bitten it takes about 3-10 days for the symptoms to appear. The most common symptoms are – 1.High fever 2.Severe Headache 3.Pain behind the eyes 4.Nausea and vomiting 5.Swollen lymph node 6.Muscle and Joint Pain 7.Exhaustion 8.Skin rash Following tips for Prevention of Dengue fever : 1. Turn over empty pails and buckets, so that they do not collect excess water. If the container that contains water cannot be emptied, remember to cover it well when not in use. 2: Remember to clean out empty flower pots and not to over water potted plants. It is advised to not have any stagnant water around as it acts as breeding ground for the mosquitoes. 3: Apply mosquito repellents on all exposed areas, during the day as well as at night on a regular basis to prevent dengue. 4: Make sure your window and door screens do not have any holes. If so, block those areas properly to eliminate mosquitoes. 5: If someone at home is ill with dengue, try to not let the mosquitoes bite them or others in the house. 6: sleep under a mosquito net (especially small children as they sleep during the day and hence, the chance of mosquito bite is high during this time). 7: If you use a cooler remember to empty out and clean the water tray regularly, even when not in use. 8: Always cover your dustbin when not in use. 9: A natural method to keep mosquitoes at bay is to plant Tulsi near your window. The plant has properties that do not allow mosquitoes to breed. 10: Using camphor as a repellent also works wonders. Light camphor in a room and close all the doors and windows. Leave it this way for about fifteen to twenty minutes to have a mosquito free environment
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My friend often watch porn. Later he came to know from some one that. Watching porn often results in to some side effects like. Losing memory, eye site problem, mental and physical problems. Etc. Now I wanted to know that if he stop watching he can be normal like before. I mean he can be free from the side effects?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My friend often watch porn. Later he came to know from some one that. Watching porn often results in to some side eff...
Watching porn can lead to emotional,mental and Physical diturbances and can cause addiction just like drug addiction.Du to this addiction of watching porn we can say that eyes can be effected,person starts neglecting important works ( we can name it Loing meemory),Mentally the porn addicted peron becomes unsatisfied and becomes aggressive and thi effects his Physical health also a he indulges in many unnatural sexual acts to fulfill his addiction itch.So in other words you are right but the second point which you asked that if he stops watching Porn,for thiss I am really worried as Pornography is an addiction just like any other drug addiction and it will be very difficult for your friend to come out of this menace.
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I am pregnant (having 12 week ), I am feeling weakness & tired . My hemoglobin is 11.2 Kindly suggest me suitable medicine.

DHB
Homeopath, Sagar
I am pregnant (having 12 week ), I am feeling weakness & tired .
My hemoglobin is 11.2
Kindly suggest me suitable med...
Haemoglobin level up to 10.5 is considered normal during pregnancy. Avoid taking unnecessary tonics / Haematinic capsule/ tablets etc. they disturb normal digestion instead take green leafy vegetables, pomegranate, apples you can take a Homoeopathic medicine Alfalfa Q 10 drops twice daily with some water for weakness & tiredness
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I am losing hair continuously. I used 2% minoxidil solution but I experienced some side effects like itching redness of the scalp. What should I do now?

DDV, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
I am losing hair continuously. I used 2% minoxidil solution but I experienced some side effects like itching redness ...
Stop minoxidil. Use hair peptide sprays or serums Eat healthy nutritious food containing proteins vitamins and minerals. Take supplements containing aminoacids vitamins and minerals
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Sir I am getting fluid from my penis after getting that. Body is getting weak itching getting depression on that. Please can say solution for that.

D.E.H.M, B.E.M.S, M.D.(E.H)
Sexologist, Faridabad
Sir I am getting fluid from my penis after getting that. Body is getting weak itching getting depression on that. Ple...
You must have done excessive masturbation. Consequently facing such weakness and depression do not worry much take following steps seriously will get relief. 1- leave masturbation if do 2- do not watch pron movies. 3- take nutritious and healthy diet 4- avoid fast food, spicy, and oily food. 5- may take ayurvedic medicine for strengthening your sexual strength to a grater level. 6- do abdominal crunches, leg raises, push ups 20 nos each and yoga. 7- add up salad as staple in your food.
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