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Dr. Raj Kumar

Pulmonologist, Chennai

Dr. Raj Kumar Pulmonologist, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Raj Kumar is an experienced Pulmonologist in Cantonment, Chennai. He is currently practising at St Thomas Hospital in Cantonment, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Raj Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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I am having asthma and infantile eczema since childhood until now it was concentrated on my right foot but now the whole face and neck are badly affected with a lot of itching on scalp also Allopathic Dr. gave steroids that increased my blood sugar level now I am not taking any medicine . Want to take ayurvedic medication please help me to get rid of this condition.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
I am having asthma and infantile eczema since childhood until now it was concentrated on my right foot but now the wh...
Us easthma controller medication by inhalation with spacer. Better consult a dermatologist for eczema. Have plenty of fluids and avoid dust, cold, pollution and allergens.
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Hi. I am 46 years old male. Whenever I wake up in morning I sneeze a lot and have running nose. I, most of the times, found my nostrils blocked. I have to use otrivin for relief. While climbing stairs or walking, for instance, carrying my daughter, I am not able to breath properly so Doctor has diagnosed that I have asthma and I have to take rotacap 400 capsule almost daily. What do you suggest. Thanks in advance.

Diploma in Allergy and clinical Immunology, MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Allergist/Immunologist, Kochi
You may continue rota caps gorgeous some time to see the response. For your nasal allergy you may try combinase aq nasal spray twice daily for some time.
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I have breath taking problem during the beginning of winters or while getting in contact with dust. Is it asthma?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1.you may be having asthmatic Bronchitis due to dust allergy Dust allergy could be because of so many agents 3.It could be due to pollen, mite, feathers, droppings of birds, cockroach etc) 4..I advise you to do an allergy test after consulting an allergy specialist to find out the agent which is causing dust allergy. 5.Follow the advice and treatment given by allergy specialis
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I am a 19 year old male. Over the past few days I have had persistent cold. I feel a lot of phlegm in my chest and when you cough, the color of my phlegm is green. My fever is mild, and I have headache above my eyes and near the nose. What must I do to recover?

DAA, DNB
Pulmonologist, Bangalore
I am a 19 year old male. Over the past few days I have had persistent cold. I feel a lot of phlegm in my chest and wh...
Hi. I understand your concerns. You are having respiratory tract infection. Better consult a pulmonologist as you will need a chest x ray and blood tests to look for lung infection. You will need antibiotics as well. Thanks.
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Hello Doctor, My question to you is I am 38 years old and suffering from Cough and cold from Nov 2015. I have consulted our Apollo Wellness center in our office and each time they prescribe antibiotic and cough syrup. Please let know what I should do? Please guide me. ThanksVenkatesh SeshanChennai8939894932.

FRCSCTh, FRCS, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cardiologist, Bangalore
Hello Doctor, My question to you is I am 38 years old and suffering from Cough and cold from Nov 2015. I have consult...
It is not unusual in winter months to have long standing cough even after the infection, mostly viral has gone away. However to be on the safer side I would suggest a blood test including cbc and esr, sputum test microscopy and zn stain if you are bringing up phlegm and a chest xray. If these are normal, only symptomatic treatment with a cough syrup will suffice. If tests are abnormal then appropriate treatment has to be given.
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I am facing hiccups since the last 6 hrs. I tried holding my breath and it worked but it starts again and again within 30 mins.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
I am facing hiccups since the last 6 hrs.
I tried holding my breath and it worked but it starts again and again withi...
Try cold water and milk. Avoid spicy and fatty food. If constipated take treatment. No relief need investigation
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I have cold and cough too much. I am using medicines but not prevented cough. What I do now.

MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
I have cold and cough too much. I am using medicines but not prevented cough. What I do now.
Either it's upper respiratory tract infection or lower respiratory tract infection, get an xray chest done for lung involvement... Cough syrup may help you, also its expectorant action will heal you... Antibiotics may be required for infection
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I Am having sinus problem. Continues swelling mucus from nasal. Headache also when nose was blocked by that mucus. What are suggestions for solving this problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Apart from taking symptomatic treatment Take a flow of steam (of plain water only ) over the forehead through a crescent steam inhaler, eight hourly
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Hello doctor, I am having coughing past 15 days and sometimes headache. What should I do.?

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Hello doctor, I am having coughing past 15 days and sometimes headache. What should I do.?
There can be many causes of a headache such as physiological changes in the head, constriction of blood vessels, abnormal neuron activity, genetic causes, excessive smoking, excessive drinking, lack of water in the body, oversleeping, overuse of pain killers, eye strain, neck strain, and others. Ginger ginger can help reduce inflammation of the blood vessels in the head, thus providing relief from a headache. Mix equal parts of ginger juice and lemon juice. Consume it once or twice a day. Another option is to apply a paste of one teaspoon of dry ginger powder, also called sonth, and two tablespoons of water on the forehead for a few minutes. You can also boil ginger powder or raw ginger in water, and inhale the vapor. Chew one or two pieces of crystallized ginger candy.
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I am a asthma patient. I have asthma when I was born and my grandfather also have asthma but my father not. Is there and cure for asthma.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, relax! to get rid of asthma, follow the under noted tips** * * go for a walk in the morning to regulate your blood circulation. * go for meditation for 30 mnts, to transport oxygenated blood to your lungs to strengthen it, to increase its tidal value to ease your breathing. * take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins. * take, easily digestible diet, avoiding junk food. Homoeo-care** @ bryonia alb 30- 4 drps, thrice a day. @ blatta orient q-10 drops with 1/4 cup of luke warm water, thrice a day. * avoid, dust, smoke, traffic exhaust. * cold intake, exposure to cold be avoided. Report your progress, fortnightly take care.
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Sir my father is 46 years old. He has Spine Tb dorsal 6,7 for last 4 months. And he is undergoing medicine also for last 4 months. Dear sir mam I want to be ensure that he is how much better. Which tests or xray, are required for it?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Hello, I would suggest you that don't for any tests or radiological tests without the consultants' permission. Those rays may hinder the TB bacterias and can lead to some adverse effect. Please wait for the physician for that to ask for reports. Don't just go for any such reports haphazardly. Take care. :)
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My mother is of 54 years of age and she is suffering from sinus. We tried all option but of no use. Please help.

M.B.B.S
General Physician, Trivandrum
Since when is she suffering? steam inhalation thrice daily plays an important role in irrigating the sinus. Consult me for further assistance.
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Is Your Heart Missing a Beat Regularly - Could it be Arrhythmia?

MBBS, Master of Surgery - General Surgery, Magistrar Chirurgiae (Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Cardiologist, Faridabad
Is Your Heart Missing a Beat Regularly - Could it be Arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia is a disorder which is characterized by improper and irregular heartbeats; be it too slow or too fast. This problem occurs when the electrical impulses that are used to regulate your heartbeat don’t work in the correct manner. Your heart may beat irregularly, too slow or too fast.

Symptoms
Although this disorder does not yield many symptoms, a few noticeable symptoms of arrhythmia are slow heartbeat, or a racing heartbeat, chest pain, breathing difficulties and dizziness. Arrhythmia can lead to inefficient pumping by the heart, leading to bouts of fainting. A severe symptom of this disorder is ventricular fibrillation, wherein the ventricles tend to quiver instead of transporting blood. This symptom can cut off blood supply to the vital organs, which may lead to death.

Causes

  1. Coronary artery disease: In this disease, arteries of the heart can get blocked, leading to irregular heart beat and impaired heart functioning.
  2. A heart attack: An ongoing heart attack usually leads to irregular heartbeats.
  3. High blood pressure: High blood pressure problems make you more vulnerable to this condition.
  4. Impaired functioning of the thyroid glands: An overactive or underactive thyroid gland can lead to heart arrhythmia.
  5. Excessive smoking and alcohol consumption: These habits can cause problems with the blood vessels in the body, thus increasing risks of this particular condition as well as other cardio-vascular diseases.
  6. Stress: Too much stress can lead to high blood pressure; that is again linked to heart arrhythmia.

Treatment
Mild symptoms of arrhythmia do not require treatment. However, complications resulting from it warrant treatment. The various treatment options for this condition are:

  1. Pacemaker: A pacemaker is a device that is used to regulate your heart rhythms. It is placed in the body by a surgical procedure and an insulated wire is put, connecting the heart to the pacemaker. In case of an irregular heartbeat, the pacemaker sends out impulses to correct the improper heartbeat.
  2. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator: This device is used to prevent a dangerous symptom of heart arrhythmia, a symptom wherein the ventricle quivers. It is similar to a pacemaker as it is also placed near the collarbone. In case it detects an abnormal rhythm, it sends out shocks to reset the heart rhythm.
  3. Maze procedure: This is a surgical procedure wherein incisions are made on the upper heart tissue to create a scar tissue. Scar tissues act as insulators to prevent stray impulses.
  4. Alternative therapies: Alternative procedures such as yoga and meditation can help remedy the disorder.
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Hello, I'm suffering from sinusitis since I was 5 years old and now I'm 18 but I still have headaches regularly I would like to know whether there is some sort treatment for this disease? Thank you.

DORL, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Faridabad
If a person suffering from nasal obstruction along with sinusitis and mild to moderate nasal allergies it means most probably he is suffering from dns (deviated nasal septum. Nasal obstruction is because of the deviated portion of the nasal septum (this is the bony partition of the nose cavity. Allergies are because of the hampered muco-ciliary mechanism (normally mucus is produced in the nose to moisten our nose cavity, oral cavity, and help food bolus to move downward, this mucus is basically moves on the cilia of the nasal mucosa) this mechanism gets hampered and mucus start accumulating in the nose and sinus cavity which is why thick mucus comes from nose in patients of nose obstruction and person develops sinusitis. When a surgeon removes the nasal septum deviation has not been removed properly the symptoms persists, and patient thinks that the nose bone has again regrown. It is not because of regrowth but because of half surgery done or due to the non removal of the deviation (reason can be many) nowadays nasal septal deviation can be removed endoscopically. Everything is explained in this, I hope this will benefit you.
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I have cough from past one month, I have taken the medicine BT not well till now. What to do now.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Do a complete blood examination like cbc, esr, mantoux test, x ray chest, sputum examination for afb (3 samples) 2. Consult chest physician with report. 3 do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily 4. Avoid smoking if you smoke 5. If all the test reports are normal, it could be due to allergy. Do an allergy test after consulting allergist/immunologist and follow the advice and treatment.
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I am 62 years old and for the past 2 to 3 months I get cough during day time as well as night. Even after taking cough syrup it did not go. I want to know what is the real reason for this. Kindly inform me. Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Ludhiana
Hi lybrate-user, as the cough is of long duration you have to go for blood tests and X-Ray chest. After that you consult your Physician.
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I am suffering from urticaria since november 2013. I was prescribed allopathic medicines which gave temporary relief only. The rashes are sometimes like scratch and sometimes cover an area over shoulder, chest, back, neck, and abdomen. Sometimes scratch like rashes appear on forearm. Lesions appear if something is written on forearm skin by some object. Usually the patches on shoulder, neck etc. Are itchy and heat is felt. Over the time I was using cetrizine which was working very well and the symptoms almost disappear on cetrizine. Later on in 2015 I stopped taking cetrizine and tried to control the issue with natural cures and ayurvedic remedies. However the problem was reduced but did not go off completely. So I would used to bear the less rashes that I had. But, about 3 months ago I contacted cold and used to cough. The cough lasted for more than weeks and I had breathing difficulty. I went to see a doctor after Xray and ct scan, mediastinal nodes were identified in lungs and TB was suspected. After biopsy which was done to rule out lymphoma TB was most probably suspected. Doctor has now given me TB drugs mostly antibiotics. However, in due course I have started taking cetrizine again and my urticaria has got worse. My body is less immune I think as I usually get cold in every season. Earlier I used to smoke and drink, but since one year I have quit all tobacco products and alcohol completely in order to curb urticaria. Currently I am using following remedies on daily basis: Nat. Muir 1M (empty stomach), Hepar sulphur 1M, belladonna 1M and Arsenic Album 1M. Bacillinum 10M (once a week) All are taken two drops directly on tongue on prescription of a family homeopathic doctor. I suspect that I might have a leaky gut, but I am not sure. I avoid milk products and I am also suffering from tooth cavity. Now I want to seek professional advice to cure Urticaria. Kindly advise on urticaria specific remedy.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
I am suffering from urticaria since november 2013. I was prescribed allopathic medicines which gave temporary relief ...
Avoid spicy, fatty foods, sweating, take plenty of water. Can be dermatographism, in which skin is hypersensitive. Can get allergy screening blood test to confirm allergy. Bette rconsult a dermatologist.
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Hello doctor how are you, I am suffering from fever, cold and cough civierly please suggest any powerful drugs to cure my jabbu please.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hello doctor how are you, I am suffering from fever, cold and cough civierly please suggest any powerful drugs to cur...
Hi, take cap, nasollerin 1-1-1 after food for 2-3 days. Avoid cold and refrigerated food. Drink boiled and cooled water. Take steam inhalation by adding 1 or 2 drops of eucalyptus oil to boiling water. Wear warm clothing. Avoid intake of sweets and oil fried food. Take koflet cough syrup 2 tsf 3 times a day for about a week. Take tab. Sudershana vati 1-1-1 till the fever subsides.
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