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Dr. Lakshmi G

Allergist/Immunologist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. Lakshmi G Allergist/Immunologist, Chennai
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Dr. Lakshmi G is a popular Allergist/Immunologist in Anna Nagar, Chennai. She is currently practising at Lakshmi's Allergy & Asthma Clinic in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Lakshmi G on Lybrate.com.

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I am suffering from elergy from 1 month. What are the precautions to be taken now. Can you please help me.

BHMS
Allergist/Immunologist, Jaipur
When steroid tablets are taken for many months or years, harmful side effects are likely and almost inevitable. The list of possible effects is long; it includes mood changes, forgetfulness, hair loss, easy bruising, a tendency toward high blood pressure and diabetes, thinning of the bones (osteoporosis), suppression of the adrenal glands, muscle weakness, weight gain, cataracts, and glaucoma. After being swallowed, these tablets are absorbed from the stomach into the bloodstream and taken not only to the bronchial tubes (to treat asthma) but also to every other part of the body. Their effects are widespread. On the other hand, only miniscule amounts of steroid medication enter the bloodstream after inhaling it. The reasons for this difference include the following. First, steroids used for inhalational treatment of asthma are designed not cross well from the surface of the bronchial tubes into the bloodstream. Somewhat like applying a steroid cream to the skin, they are poorly absorbed from the surface into the blood. Second, only very small amounts of steroid medication are delivered from the inhalers with each dose or" puff" less medicine is needed when it can be directly applied to the affected area. We measure the amounts of steroids inhaled in micrograms, which are units one thousand times smaller than the milligrams by which we measure prednisone or medrol tablets. When breathed in, some steroid medicine remains in the mouth and can be swallowed into the stomach and from there absorbed into the bloodstream. You can minimize any effect from steroids left behind in your mouth in two ways. First, use a spacer tube with your steroid spray. (a spacer can not be used with budesonide [pulmicort] dry powder inhaler.) medicine that would otherwise land on your tongue and mouth stays in the spacer chamber. The part of the spray that passes through the spacer also tends to pass through your mouth and proceed down onto the bronchial tubes. Second, rinse your mouth with water after inhaling the steroid spray. Rinsing removes any medicine residue from your mouth. The portion of the medicine that helps your asthma remains undisturbed on your bronchial tubes. So much for the theory; what about the actual experience with steroids in inhaled form? the current generation of steroid inhalers first began to be used in the mid 1960s. For more than three decades they have been prescribed for millions of people with asthma and other lung diseases worldwide. No serious long-term adverse effects have emerged. For adults, given in the usual doses, they do not cause degeneration (atrophy) of the normal tissues of the respiratory passageway. They do not predispose to lung infections. They do not cause cancer, diabetes, or high blood pressure. We need to look more carefully at the two phrases used above" for adults" and" in the usual doses" children's bones may be sensitive to the very small amounts of steroids that can enter the bloodstream after inhalation. There is currently debate? and considerable on-going research? to determine whether in children inhaled steroids might slow bone growth and reduce a child's ultimate height. Also, when given in very large doses (many puffs from a high-concentration steroid inhaler), the amount of steroid medicine that spills over into the bloodstream can become significant. Although the effect is small, like a very small dose of prednisone, over the years this small effect can potentially add up to serious harmful effects. High doses of inhaled steroids taken for a long time can probably predispose to cataracts, glaucoma, and thinning of the skin and bones. As a result, your doctor will probably only have you take high doses of inhaled steroids as a means to avoid steroid tablets. And he/she will constantly work with you to attempt to reduce the dose of inhaled steroids to a more conventional and safer range. Remember that not taking inhaled steroids for fear of side effects may have real consequences that are far worse than potential effects in the future; namely, asthma symptoms and risk of asthma attacks now. Severe asthma attacks are usually treated with steroid tablets, which all agree have the worst side effects. When steroid tablets are taken for many months or years, harmful side effects are likely and almost inevitable. The list of possible effects is long; it includes mood changes, forgetfulness, hair loss, easy bruising, a tendency toward high blood pressure and diabetes, thinning of the bones (osteoporosis), suppression of the adrenal glands, muscle weakness, weight gain, cataracts, and glaucoma. After being swallowed, these tablets are absorbed from the stomach into the bloodstream and taken not only to the bronchial tubes (to treat asthma) but also to every other part of the body. Their effects are widespread. On the other hand, only miniscule amounts of steroid medication enter the bloodstream after inhaling it. The reasons for this difference include the following. First, steroids used for inhalational treatment of asthma are designed not cross well from the surface of the bronchial tubes into the bloodstream. Somewhat like applying a steroid cream to the skin, they are poorly absorbed from the surface into the blood. Second, only very small amounts of steroid medication are delivered from the inhalers with each dose or" puff" less medicine is needed when it can be directly applied to the affected area. We measure the amounts of steroids inhaled in micrograms, which are units one thousand times smaller than the milligrams by which we measure prednisone or medrol tablets. When breathed in, some steroid medicine remains in the mouth and can be swallowed into the stomach and from there absorbed into the bloodstream. You can minimize any effect from steroids left behind in your mouth in two ways. First, use a spacer tube with your steroid spray. (a spacer can not be used with budesonide [pulmicort] dry powder inhaler.) medicine that would otherwise land on your tongue and mouth stays in the spacer chamber. The part of the spray that passes through the spacer also tends to pass through your mouth and proceed down onto the bronchial tubes. Second, rinse your mouth with water after inhaling the steroid spray. Rinsing removes any medicine residue from your mouth. The portion of the medicine that helps your asthma remains undisturbed on your bronchial tubes. So much for the theory; what about the actual experience with steroids in inhaled form? the current generation of steroid inhalers first began to be used in the mid 1960s. For more than three decades they have been prescribed for millions of people with asthma and other lung diseases worldwide. No serious long-term adverse effects have emerged. For adults, given in the usual doses, they do not cause degeneration (atrophy) of the normal tissues of the respiratory passageway. They do not predispose to lung infections. They do not cause cancer, diabetes, or high blood pressure. We need to look more carefully at the two phrases used above" for adults" and" in the usual doses" children's bones may be sensitive to the very small amounts of steroids that can enter the bloodstream after inhalation. There is currently debate? and considerable on-going research? to determine whether in children inhaled steroids might slow bone growth and reduce a child's ultimate height. Also, when given in very large doses (many puffs from a high-concentration steroid inhaler), the amount of steroid medicine that spills over into the bloodstream can become significant. Although the effect is small, like a very small dose of prednisone, over the years this small effect can potentially add up to serious harmful effects. High doses of inhaled steroids taken for a long time can probably predispose to cataracts, glaucoma, and thinning of the skin and bones. As a result, your doctor will probably only have you take high doses of inhaled steroids as a means to avoid steroid tablets. And he/she will constantly work with you to attempt to reduce the dose of inhaled steroids to a more conventional and safer range. Remember that not taking inhaled steroids for fear of side effects may have real consequences that are far worse than potential effects in the future; namely, asthma symptoms and risk of asthma attacks now. Severe asthma attacks are usually treated with steroid tablets, which all agree have the worst side effects. Homeopathy is best for allergy.
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I have some problem like always getting sneezing because of dust allergy. When sneezing happens I will not stop it will be for long time after words it will turn to headhek. Tell me the medicine for this disease please.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hi! Take homeopathic medicine teucrium 30 ( 5 pill) twice a day for short term releif but to etradicate this tendrncy from root, take proper homeopathic treatment..
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I have asthma and because of this I can not breathe properly so please suggest me ways to prevent it.

MBBS, MD, CCEBDM(diabetology), CCMTD(thyroid dissorders)
General Physician,
Asthma is usually precipitated by dust/smoke exposure, cold air inhalation, severe panic or fear, heavy exertion etc. So avoidance of these along with keeping an inhaler containing bronchodilators along with or without steroids all the time with yourself is recommended. Wish a healthy life.
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For a 5 year old kid suggest some medicine to increase immunity as he is always having cough and cold.

Diploma in Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Parbhani
Cold is usually a viral infection. You can improve hygiene and avoid contact of any person having same symptoms.
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Sir, mujhe wheat se alergy hai and main har time dippresson main rehta hun, mujhe hair loss ho raha hai. Please give me solution. Please sir.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Srinagar
Do pranayam daily for ten minutes. Take proteins rich diet. Take tablet keralego men once daily for six months.
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Regular sinusal discharge since six months alcoholism was also there dark circles around eyes hunger for food is good weight increased from 85 to 95 Stamina okay had a dog bite six days back by a stray female dog only a drop of blood came out TT vaccine taken rabies vac was allergic did not take the rabies vac can I still take vac or is it a gone case or my immunity can help.

DAA, DNB
Pulmonologist, Bangalore
Hi. I understand your concerns. For chronic sinusitis regular steam inhalation and intranasal corticosteroid will give you relief. see a pulmonologist /allergist for the same. For dog bite since it was a stray dog and you had blood after bite complete schedule of vaccine along with anti rabies immunoglobulin is recommended. See a doctor for the same and also try to observe dog for any symptoms. Hope your questions were answered. Thanks.
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What medication are best for the treatment of asthma patient? What are their side effects?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
It depends on the severity of Asthma. Consult doctor for advice. all medicines have side effect on prolonged use
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What is S.IGE test, is this a type of Asthma, how it's happen and what is the normal range of the s.Ige

M.D - Respiratory medicine
Pulmonologist, Hyderabad
It tests if a specific allergy is responsible for symptoms. Normal values are different for different methods such as clia. Elisa.
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What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects?

M.D.(A.M.), BAMS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Avoid allergen n take th proper medication that can help you to fight allergens by enhancing your immunity. Ayurvedic medicines have a landmark results in this field also.
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I am 25 years old and am suffering from breath problem which become worst in evening, for that I am taking flomist spray and motair lc but sometimes its out of control. What else can I do? Thanks.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Flomist sprey and montair lc are for allergic rhinitis. Spirometry to confirm asthma. For medication consult a resp phy.
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I am 25 years female. I have breathing problem. But I don't have asthma problem. I have cold and dust allergy. I use seroflo inhaler 250. But I don't feel that my problem has gonE. Should I change my inhaler? Is there Ayurveda have any solution for these problem.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi, breathing disorder is caused, due to, dust, smoke, niconine, caffiene, alcoholism, indiestion, acidity, bronchitis, chronic diseases. You, should follow natural measure to overcome your problem. Go for meditation to inhale, plenty of oxygen to clear air passage & d lungs to retain oxyen to ease your breathing problem. * take, easily digstible diet to ease your, breathing disorder, as some times indigestion causes breathing disoder. * homoeopathy is gentle with no side effect, to cure breathing problem. @ blatta orntbq-10 drops, thrice with little water. Report, wkly tk, care.
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One of Street dog Bitten me 6-7 months ago. Didn't go for vaccination as it was minor scratches. Nothing appeared in the infected area. Do I need to go for some diagnosis or am I safe? Please help me, I am little worried about it.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Always get immunised after street dog bites. At least 3 doses. Also it will rest your worried mind.
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I am 17years old male. My height is not correct I haven't checked that but weight is correct. Before one month when I was sleeping I was bitten by a insect near to mouth I think it is a spider I have no pain but there is a scratch I used thulasi leaf & the scratch are little bit gone what can I do now.

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
use proper antibiotic creams at this mark .and u might require low potency steroidal cream for it. Take oral antihistamines at night time for itching if any. Apply moisturisers too. Hope this helps u. If required, consult.
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A street dog tried to bite me on my leg last day but after reaching home I saw no cut marks. His teeth barely touched my skin as I was wearing thick trousers. The trousers got torn but I can't see any visible cuts on my leg. Is there anything to worry about?

MD - Microbiology
General Physician, Bangalore
Hi. You don't need to worry about. It is grade 1injury. So I would advise you to take a tt injection and prophylactic dose of antiabies vaccine. Hope you have cleaned the wound properly.
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Sir, I am suffering in bronchitis asthma till 20 years and am also a sportsman in taekwondo discipline. Maximum time I am feeling very uneasy in morning hour at the time of exercise. What should take precautions in naturally, can you prescribe me?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Avoid dust, fumes, smoke pets and any other trigers. Take budamate 200 mdi 2 puff/twice/day with zerostate spacer.
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I have dust allergy and once I get in dust I start snizzing and once it is started it dont stop and finally I get cold. I take anti-allergy drugs when condition becomes worst. Please suggest me medcine or what I shall do?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
1-1 drop of cow ghwe in both noatrils at night time before sleep. Pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day. Avoid tea. Coffee. Junk food. Spicy food. Fermented food. Take green vegetables. Drink juice. Eat fruits. Drink 7-8 glass of water in a day. Take 7 hours sleep minimum. Do pranayama early morning. Walk for minimum 30 minutes in a day. For more detail contact me in private.
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My father has an asthma what is the effect of using an asthma preventer for long term?

MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Nashik
The effects are good if you are using inhalational steroids. They prevent / reduce the progression of disease at the cost of minor side effects. If you do cost/benefit analysis, using inhalational steroids is a win-win situation.
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Hello doctor. I have been suffering from dust energy for last 8 years. When I go outside in dusty weather sneezing start and nose running. What should I take for it?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Avoidance, antiallergic drugs and immunotherapy are the options available. Kindly revert for personalised management.
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Sir my friend is suffering from asthma and since winter season is approaching. what precaution she should take? Please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Take 11 guava leaves, 11 black pepper, 1 cup milk and one cup water. Put all of them in pot and boil it well, when it reduced to one cup, drink in empty stomach. Take this daily for at least six months or a year. 2.Boil cumin seeds in water and inhale the steam. It helps dilate the bronchial passage. 3.Take 5 gm of ginger, black pepper, cardamom, clove, cinnamon, turmeric and 30 gm of sugar. Grind the mix to a powder. Take half to one teaspoonful and mix it nicely with honey. Take it twice a day 4.Pulses like old rice (rice which is stored for at least one year is called old), wheat, barley, kulattha, mung beans, arhar beans, etc . should be consumed. 5.Honey, warm drinks like herbal teas, spice teas are also okay. 6.Sprouts, nuts and seeds can be taken in moderate amount. 7.The heavy foods and those which make ama should be avoided. This mainly includes milk products like cheese, curd, butter milk, creams, and banana, etc. 8.Oily, greasy and fried foods which are difficult to digest should be avoided. 9.White flour and white sugar products should be avoided. 10.In addition, try to avoid the cold foods, cold drinks and other refrigerated things. 11.Avoid excessive or physically demanding exercise. Yoga and Pranayama can be helpful.
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I have bronchial allergic asthma. My child 12 years always have shortness of breath(which he does not accept), lungs conjestion and coughs. I think this is starting of same problem I have. What should I do?

MBBS, MS (ENT & HEAD AND NECK SURGERY), FSIB, Diploma in Allergy and Asthma
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
You can get a spirometry test done for confirmation of diagnosis. You can start SABA like albuterol 2puff in case of symptoms like shortness of breath, cough, chest tightness, wheeze or whistling as when required.
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