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Dr. Dhansekar

Pulmonologist, Chennai

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Dr. Dhansekar is a popular Pulmonologist in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with I K Hospitals in Anna Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Dhansekar on Lybrate.com.

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Cystic Fibrosis - Can it be Life Threatening?

PHD - Science
Geneticist, Mumbai
Cystic Fibrosis - Can it be Life Threatening?

Does your baby’s skin taste too salty when you kiss him or her? Did he or she not poop after being born? These symptoms indicate cystic fibrosis in your baby, which is a condition that changes the way your body makes sweat and mucus. It also affects the functioning of the lungs and digestive system. The condition occurs from a flawed gene. If you have cystic fibroids, your mucus may be too thick or your sweat can be too salty. Heavy mucus clogging in your lungs may affect your ease of breathing. This is a serious and life-threatening disease, but it affects different people in different ways.

Causes
The gene known as CFTR is present in everybody. It makes a protein which controls the amount of salt and water that are moved in and out of the cells of the body. In case of cystic fibroids, the CTFR gene is broken, which occurs if you inherit two bad copies of the gene. A bad CFTR gene may lead your cells to make the wrong amount of water or salt. This makes the body incapable of getting sufficient oxygen and nutrients, as the body loses them via sweating.

Symptoms
Apart from the primary symptoms, several other symptoms are also likely due to cystic fibroids. The common symptoms which your child may experience are as follows:

  1. Coughing up thick mucus, wheezing and shortness of breath
  2. Sinus infections, pneumonia, or very frequent bronchitis
  3. Development of polyps in the nose
  4. Bulky, oily and foul-smelling stool
  5. Low bone density, widening and rounding of the fingertips and weight loss
  6. In later life, cystic fibroids may cause liver disease, gallstones or pancreatitis.

Treatment
There is no specific treatment for cystic fibroids. Several treatments are followed for relieving the symptoms and help patients feel better, breathe easier and have lesser infections or stomach problems.

  1. Airway clearance technique can help you with breathing as the mucus from the lungs is cleared in the process. There are several ways to undertake airway clearance and special devices can be used for assistance.
  2. Several inhaled drugs such as salt solutions, steroids and antibiotics are used in thinning the mucus, clearing the lungs and fighting infections.
  3. Several medicines are used for fighting the inflammation and reducing swelling in the lungs.
  4. In case your pancreas are not working properly, you can take enzyme pills for digesting proteins and fats for absorbing more nutrients from the food you take.
  5. Vitamin A, E and D supplements provide the nutrients, which your intestine cannot absorb.

In case you experience the symptoms of cystic fibroids, you should consult a doctor immediately. This will allow you to go for an early diagnosis and effective treatment.

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My son is suffering from dry cough. Throughout day he is mildly coughing his cough increases when he goes for sleep. He vomited yesterday also and today also before he got relief and he slept. My wife is administering only honitus twice daily. What should I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For dry cough I will suggest you to give syp Ascoril-D 2.5 ml and can repeat after a gap of six hours as and when required and we will have to start with antibiotics after clinical examination
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What are the symptoms of tuberculosis how to protect me and our children from physical tuberculosis?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Symptoms of TB 1.Evening rise of Temperature, Night sweat1. 2.Coughing that lasts for more than 3 weeks 3.Coughing up Blood 4.Chest pain while taking breath or coughing 5.Loss of weight, 6.Fatigue Avoid contact with patient suffering from Tuberculosis
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What are the symptoms of tuberculosis? What are tips to avoid tuberculosis? What is the treatment for this?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Classic clinical features associated with active pulmonary TB are as follows (elderly individuals with TB may not display typical signs and symptoms): Prolonged Cough(>1week) Weight loss/loss of appetite Fever Night sweats Blood in sputum Chest pain Fatigue The following factors increase the likelihood that a patient will have tuberculosis (TB): HIV infection History of prior TB treatment TB exposure Weak immunity due to other diseases avoid crowded areas and take good nutrition to avoid tb.. att is available for its treatment
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What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are Their side effects.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Medicine varies from person to person depending on the severity of Asthma. If you are suffering from Asthma get yourself checked by the physician and take medicine as per his advice
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I can't take deep breath when I want. Deep coming with my yawn or after 1-minute with taking breath. What's the reason. This all happen when once exercise and continues after I exercise also.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
When you exercise the body needs more oxygen and hence the long breath comes. You have to just relax.
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I have allergy last 10 year. I am facing nasal congestion n short breathing. I takes more time a long breathing. My nasal tissue has increased. How I can free from this problem?

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
Nasal allergy will give rise to a nasal congestion. Either you are having a deviated nasal septum or an enlarged inferior turbinates. A nasal endoscopic examination will exactly pin point where & what the problem is. Get an ent consultation done.
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Sir I'm 21 years old and my cough problem is not going from 2 yrs and every morning only after wakeup cough out like rope.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Firstly there's no lifelong cure for the common cold. Antibiotics are only effective against infections of throat and are of no use against cold viruses. Over-the-counter (otc) cold preparations won't cure a common cold or make it go away any sooner, and most have side effects. A saltwater gargle 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2tsp turmeric dissolved in a glass of warm water can temporarily relieve a sore or scratchy throat. To help relieve nasal congestion, try saline (pure salt water) nasal drops.
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I suffer from sinusitis. Is surgery the only way to cure this problem? If not, how can I cure sinusitis?

MBBS, PG Diploma In Emergency Trauma Care, Fellowship in Diabetes
General Physician, Delhi
There are many options to cure sinusitis. Surgery is the last option. First get ncct - coronal and axonal done. Depending on the reports of ncct, it will be decided if you need medical treatment or surgical treatment.
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What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects? How long after a tooth extraction before eating and drinking?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Use asthma preventor medcine by inhalation with spacer. Can cause osteoporossi and weight gian but rarely, preferably before meal.
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Whether meditation will help in reducing breathing problem? Due to cold nose gets blocked and it becomes difficult to breath.

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
If it is common cold or blockage of nose and allergic origin breathing exercises in Yoga like deep breathing, pranayaama, Kapalbhati, Anuloma Viloma and salt water instillation in nostrils may help. But first see ENT specialist to diagnose some nose defect etc. diagnosis and treatment
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Since last two days I'm having a headache, and I have a migration sinus problem so can you please suggest me any permanent cure.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Avoid stress, sun exposure, heavy meal. Hav egood sleep. Avoid constipation. Paracetamol for pain sos.
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My 6 months old baby had fever and cough. And her heart sound with cough. Now she hasn't fever but cough is still disturbing. What to do sir/mam?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 6 months old baby had fever and cough. And her heart sound with cough. Now she hasn't fever but cough is still dis...
Cough after cold is usually due to post viral infection. Treatment depends on chest (lungs) condition. If there is wheeze in chest, theophylline may be given after consulting pediatrician.
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Mouth ulcer and tonsil problems long time. OK. Please advice me. And my diagnose has created.

BDS,MDS
Dentist, Noida
For ulcers use kenakort ointment 3-4 times a day. Do see a doctor if the ulcers persits for more than 1 month.
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I am suffering from cough and it is not leaving me even I used so many cough syrups.

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Treatment of cough depends on whether it is dry or productive. Do lukewarm water gargles twice a day. Steam inhalation twice daily. Antihistamines might be helpful. Drink plenty of liquids. Use Lozenges. Hope this helps u. If required, consult.
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Hello, I'm 22 years old male. I had have suffered with my Sinus pain in head. What can I do to remove this problem?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Take a flow of steam (of plain water only ) over the forehead through a crescent steam inhaler, eight hourly
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I have last 14 days dry cough so what type of medicine I have use and relief my dry cough.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Gurgaon
Symptoms very vague. For the time being drink warm water with honey in it. Avoid rice, oily and spicy food. For good medicine, history needs to be taken.
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