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Dr. Mahesh R

Geriatrician, Chennai

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Dr. Mahesh R is an experienced Geriatrician in Anna Nagar, Chennai. You can visit him at westside clinic in Anna Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Mahesh R on Lybrate.com.

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My sister, 5 years of age is facing severe ache in the ear following cold & associated cough. What medication should she take to get relief temporarily?

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My sister, 5 years of age is facing severe ache in the ear following cold & associated cough. What medication should ...
she may be having it it is external it it is interact does any discharge comes out of the ear. in that case she might be having CSOM chronic supurative otitis media may cause perforation of the tympanic membrane. give some antibiotic ear drop to the ears.like ciplox ear drop. Make sure water does not go or enter into the best thereby causing further infections. best thing to consult a ENT specialist.
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I am 21 yr old. I am suffering from cough and cold from 2 days. please tell me what should I do?

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I am 21 yr old. I am suffering from cough and cold from 2 days. please tell me what should 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. 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

I'm suffering from cough & cold for last 15 days. My age is 56. Male. Because of cold, I get fever (around red mark) once a day. Not taking any medicines.

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I'm suffering from cough & cold for last 15 days. My age is 56. Male. Because of cold, I get fever (around red mark) ...
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

My mom is suffering from bad clod & cough from last 10 days and she has fever also from 3 days. Dr. said it is not normal fever not viral and he suggest paracetamol ip 650 and a nasal spray. Medicine is not working properly fever comes back after every 5-6 hours. Please suggest.

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My mom is suffering from bad clod & cough from last 10 days and she has fever also from 3 days. Dr. said it is not no...
Dear Lybrateuser, -Do steam inhalation three times a day -avoid cold fluids, have more of warm fluids, water, tea, coffee, milk, soup -do warm water gargles three times a day -take tab Sinarest, 1 tab three times a day after meals -do investigations blood cbc, MP, for dengue, x-ray chest, consult a doctor as she may require a course of antibiotics.
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Doctor, my father just went through a week of cough, cold and viral fever with temperatures going up to 102.4 degree Celsius. Now he is feeling very weak and dizzy, as well as nauseous. What should he do about it?

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Doctor, my father just went through a week of cough, cold and viral fever with temperatures going up to 102.4 degree ...
Homoepathic treatment ipecac 30 4pills 3 times flemkof 1spoonful 3 times for 3 days and revert back for further treatment.
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I am 25 years old, suffering from severe cold and cough. Please suggest me some good tablets.

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I am 25 years old, suffering from severe cold and cough. Please suggest me some good tablets.
Hello, Lybrate user, exposure to cold or rainy climate require certain associated symptoms to be taken into consideration e.g. Body pain Nausea, headache,chill, loss of appetite to begine homoeopathic medication ,however, Tk homoeo medicine: @ Five phos 6x-4 tabs ,thrice. @ Bryonia alb 30-6 pills, thrice. *Gargle with hot saline water, twice. * drink Luke warm water. * inhale steam twice.* avoid, dust ,smoke, cold intake, exposure to cold, caffein ,nicotine, alcohol,exertion.* ensure sound sleep for 6/7 hrs. Report after 4 days, your feedback matters. Tk care.

I am 23 year old mail and suffering from cold and cough from last 2 years. I consulted to doctors and took medicine as per their prescription bt my problem does not controlled. Give me the specific detail about my problem.

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I am 23 year old mail and suffering from cold and cough from last 2 years. I consulted to doctors and took medicine a...
Hi. I understand your concerns. You will need to undergo a detailed examination and investigations like chest x ray to look for infection. If it's normal then you will need to undergo pulmonary function test which is needed for diagnosis and also to assess severity of bronchitis based on which treatemnt can be started. You might be having allergic rhinitis along with asthma. Consult a pulmonologist for the same. Hope your questions were answered. Thanks.

I have been having cold with Phlegm for over 6 months. Even after taking medicines it does not go. The Phlegm is green in colour and some times yellow and smells times like iron and sometimes rotten smell occurs. What is the treatment. I am a smoker. I am aged 55 years. Kindly advice me.

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I have been having cold with Phlegm for over 6 months. Even after taking medicines it does not go. The Phlegm is gree...
Now a days are of viral infection be careful. Cold,Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing -fever,bodyache,headache,occured in viral infection. What can you do for your cold or cough symptoms? besides drinking plenty of fluids and getting plenty of rest, you may want to take medicines. There are lots of different cold and cough medicines, and they do different things. Nasal decongestants - unclog a stuffy nose...i.e ................ nasal dop/spray.....nasivion Cough suppressants - quiet a cough...................................... syp. Brozedax Expectorants - loosen mucus so you can cough it up.............syp...zeet expectorant Antihistamines - stop runny noses and sneezing.....................tab/syp....levocetirizine Pain relievers - ease fever, headaches, and minor aches and pains.......tab..flucold plus . Here are some other things to keep in mind about cold and cough medicines. Read labels, because many cold and cough medicines contain the same active ingredients. Taking too much of certain pain relievers can lead to serious injury. Do not give cough medicines to children under four, and don't give aspirin to children. Not helpful uses of antibiotics medicines.you should be also go for tests cbc,

I m suffering from Cold and Cough. How can I get free from Blocked Nose and Throat?

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I m suffering from Cold and Cough. How can I get free from Blocked Nose and Throat?
that means you are having acute pharyngitis or bronchitis. may be due to allergy. do warm saline gargle regularly. have homemade freshly prepared lemon juice which is rich in vitamin C thereby increasing your body autoimmune system which prevents infection. avoid exposure to cold have early morning sunrays exposure. a and have lot of fuidband water.it with be alright.
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Hi my thirteen year old daughter suffered mild chicken pox . Aftre few days had fever and cold . She has lost her appetite . How can i bring back to her normal eating ways

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May be some viral infection or dehydration . Kindlyginger onion carrot soup at early morning orange juice mixed with tender coconut every three hours Check blood and urine test if need consult your doctor.
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I am 29 year old and I am suffering from cold & cough. please suggest?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
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I am 29 year old and I am suffering from cold & cough. please suggest?
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. If you have a throat infection, or a viral cold then I will prescribe appropriate meds based on your detailed assessment. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.

My mother is diabetic for last 6 years but this week her sugar level was 485 & she is suffering from cold & cough for last 20 days. Drs have prescribed antibiotics & antidiabetic (glimepiride 4 mg + metformin 1000 mg BD) but still sugar level is 351 and no symptomatic relief in cold & cough, also she is having fever sometimes. She doesn't like food now. Nausea is also happening.

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My mother is diabetic for last 6 years but this week her sugar level was 485 & she is suffering from cold & cough for...
Thank you for the query. As per the details provided, your mother is 51 years of age and a diabetic for 6 years. A sugar level of 485 mg% is definitely undesirable, and in your mother's case it has shot up probably due to her infection (cough +cold). Please get her sugar profile done (fasting and 2 hrs post prandial blood sugar and hba1c). Since she has an infection, it will be difficult to control her sugar without treating the infection. It will be preferable to maintain her sugar between 140-180 mg% at this phase. Since she is having nausea diabetic ketoacidosis (a condition arising due to high sugar levels) must be kept in mind. Glimeperide and metformin are good medications, but since they are long acting drugs, in the background of an infection they may cause hypoglycemia. Sometimes to manage high blood sugar levels, temporarily, short acting insulin may be used. Once the sugar levels are controlled, the oral drugs may be restarted. It is advisable to monitor her sugar levels at home, if possible. In the long term, a 1400 kcal/day, refined carbohydrate and saturated fat restricted diet is preferred. Regards
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What are bird flue? How does it spread? What are its symptoms and what is it cure?

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What are bird flue? How does it spread? What are its symptoms and what is it cure?
1. Bird flu (otherwise known as avian flu) is a viral disease like normal flu. 2. It is due h5 n1 virus. 3. The disease spreads to human beings from bird. 4. It does not spread from human to human like other flu 5. It occurs due to close contact with birds and their droppings. 6. It can spread by eating under cooked chicken and eggs etc. 7. It has normal flu like symptoms like fever, body ache, sneezing, sore throat, cough, cold etc. But it can cause severe respiratory distress and can be fatal. Treatment- isolation, rest, drinking plenty of water, paracetamol sos, antiviral drug like- tamiflu. Prevention- vaccine.

I am 19 years old and I. Am suffering from stomach pain with cold cough. What is it?

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I am 19 years old and I. Am suffering from stomach pain with cold cough. What is it?
First of all you should follow some basic thing 1. Avoid=hot and cold at time 2. Less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3. Do not drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4. Avoid late night sleep 5. Panchamrut parpati 1 tab before lunch and dinner 6. Audumbaravleha 2 tsp before lunch and dinner.

I have stomach ache fewer cold cough and well as head ache, what should I do?

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I have stomach ache fewer cold cough and well as head ache, what should I do?
Now seasons of viral infections. pl. Go for Tests..mp,cbc.urine r/m,ns1, blood c/s, After tests you can take antibiotics by doctor. You can take tab. Combiflaim sos , tab. Lcz-10 mg once a day. Cap. Zevit once a day.syp. Honeytus 10 ml twice a day. Never take asprin medicines. 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. 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 ,
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Hi doctor. I get cold and cough very. Easily. And it takes quite a time to get cured. I catch cough and. Cold even. If a person has, and i'm sitting. Beside him what to do.?

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Hi doctor. I get cold and cough very. Easily. And it takes quite a time to get cured. I catch cough and. Cold even. I...
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

Sir/madam mujhe kuchh din pahle sardi bukhar huwa tha sath me ab khansi bhi suru ho gayi he to ab me kya karu?

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Sir/madam mujhe kuchh din pahle sardi bukhar huwa tha sath me ab khansi bhi suru ho gayi he to ab me kya karu?
Now a days are of viral infection be careful. Cold,Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing -fever,bodyache,headache,occured in viral infection. What can you do for your cold or cough symptoms? besides drinking plenty of fluids and getting plenty of rest, you may want to take medicines. There are lots of different cold and cough medicines, and they do different things. Nasal decongestants - unclog a stuffy nose...i.e ................ nasal dop/spray.....nasivion Cough suppressants - quiet a cough...................................... syp. Brozedax Expectorants - loosen mucus so you can cough it up.............syp...zeet expectorant Antihistamines - stop runny noses and sneezing.....................tab/syp....levocetirizine Pain relievers - ease fever, headaches, and minor aches and pains.......tab..flucold plus . Here are some other things to keep in mind about cold and cough medicines. Read labels, because many cold and cough medicines contain the same active ingredients. Taking too much of certain pain relievers can lead to serious injury. Do not give cough medicines to children under four, and don't give aspirin to children. Not helpful uses of antibiotics medicines.

I am suffering from cold and cough. How to control it.

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General Physician
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I am suffering from cold and cough. How to control it.
Hi, the common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory system, including the nose, throat, sinuses. Almost all colds clears up within two weeks without any complications. Do gargling for 4 to 5 times with salt water. Thank you.

I am 68 years old My lab results are as follows Test on 5/2/2016 Sugar fasting 133, PP 198 Urine appearance- straw Not detected. NAD Blood cholesterol 189 Creatinine. 1.2 Blood urea 32 Tri glycerine 182 Hdl 49 Ldl 103 Vldl 36 HB 14.4 TLC 9600 Polymo. 61 Lymp 34 Blonocyte 0.2 Eostinophil 0.3 Plaster 1.9 Eco cardiograph Situs colitis Chambers concentric LVH Valves Normal RWMA nil LVEF 60% Diastolic Dysfunction+ No pericardial Effusion IAS intact IVS intact No PDA No Sam/Ash. Please tell me anything wrong with these reports

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Hi Ranbir as you can see YOU have high sugar, cholesterol, triglycerides. you are overweight as well. your problem is insulin resistance , which can be solved if you can lose weight. you can lose 10kg in 3 months.
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