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Dr. S. Arul Prakash

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Seasonal Flu - 7 Best Homeopathic Remedies for It!

B H M S, MD
Homeopath, Thrissur
Seasonal Flu - 7 Best Homeopathic Remedies for It!

Seasonal changes are usually a time when we need to take extra precautions to ensure that we do not end up catching any bacteria that may lead to infections or influenza as well as allergic reactions. Common cold and flu is a common occurrence during such times. Seasonal changes are usually known to cause flu and cold, which can also come with chills, sneezing, cough and fever.

Here are a few homeopathic medicines and remedies that can be used during this season.

  1. Aconite: This medicine is especially helpful when there is fever after sudden exposure to dipping temperatures. Once the cold starts to affect the patient, this medicine must be taken so that congestion is prevented. It can also be used when initial symptoms like tingling and burning sensations in the nose start.
  2. Arsenicum: This medicine can be used during harsh winters and can be prescribed for stopping the discharge from the nostrils. It can also help in treating congestion and severe cold. If sneezing fits do not reduce, one can have this medicine. It also relieves burning sensation in the throatand nose, as well as fever.
  3. Allium Cepa: When the discharge from the nose is cold and heavy as well as thin, it can be cured with the help of Allium Cepa. Persistent discharge is one of the symptoms for which this medicine is usually prescribed. Also, this medicine helps patients who experience cough and discharge once they step out of a warm room.
  4. Euphrasia: When the top part of the respiratory mucous membrane is affected, this medicine can be used. It is also helpful when there is soreness in the nostrils and lips. Also, yellow and acrid discharge from the nostrils can be cured with this medicine. Dryness and pain is also one of the symptoms for which this medicine may be prescribed.
  5. Gelsemium: When the cold first starts and begins to manifest as headaches, this medicine can be used so that it breaks up the cold effectively. Also, dullness and weakness due to oncoming fever can be checked with this medicine. Further, a sore throat can be treated with this medicine. Excessively warm weather that leads to a cold can be treated with Gelsamium too.
  6. Nux Vomica: If you have caught a cold from damp and cold weather conditions, the doctor can prescribe Nux Vomica. This effectively treats cold symptoms likedry nose, minimal discharge and a tickling sensation in the nose.
  7. Mercurius: This medicine can be prescribed to treat frontal sinuses that may be suffering due to the flu. Violent sneezing and excessive sweating can be cured with this medicine. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopathic doctor.
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Is eating food with red chilly powder harmful to our body who have frequent bloating and no burning sensation in stomach?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Delhi
Is eating food with red chilly powder harmful to our body who have frequent bloating and no burning sensation in stom...
Red chilly powder does aggravate the gastric symptoms of bloating and acidity, however it also depends on the sensitivity of the patient.
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Hi doctor my brother is there he is suffering from bloating every 20 mins he bloated wat he want to do for this thing.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Hi doctor my brother is there he is suffering from bloating every 20 mins he bloated wat he want to do for this thing.
Lyco 3c 4tims day for 10days Ars alb 3c 4tims day for 10days Nux v 12c 3tims day for 10days Carbo veg 3c 4tims day for 10days
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I am hepatitis b patient and fatty liver dies now what is my diet and precaution.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am hepatitis b patient and fatty liver dies now what is my diet and precaution.
Eat a high-fiber diet. Get insoluble and soluble fiber. Limit foods that are high in fat. Choose lean meats. Incorporate probiotics into your diet. Eat on schedule. Stay hydrated.
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Sirm my wife is suffering from fistula. I want to know that how I can get relief from this. Which paddhati is more beneficial homeopath, allopath or ayurvedic.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Ayurveda has a very good treatment for fistula but its mandatory to get it examined then only treatment can b undertaken. Ayurveda not only helps in treating the fistula but also helps in regeneration of the healthy skin.
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Dear doctor I have a acidity problem for last one month in every time I am using omer tables. But I want permanent solution.

MD-Physician, PGDCC
Cardiologist, Jaipur
Dear doctor I have a acidity problem for last one month in every time I am using omer tables. But I want permanent so...
Hello. Only medicines are not enough for the acidity problem. First we should know the cause. Detailed history of food habits and other habits. Many times inside infections can also cause acidity.
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Two to Three years, I have suffered with Gastric problem having symptoms of heavy stomach, then constipation-Gastroenterologist after though check.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Two to Three years, I have suffered with Gastric problem having symptoms of heavy stomach, then constipation-Gastroen...
Maintain proper hygiene, take filtered water only. No smoking, no alcohol if any. Avoid outside spicy and fried food. Walk about 3-5 kms daily. There should be gap of 2 hrs after dinner and sleep. Small and frequent meals is of help chew your food properly at time of lunch and dinner. Keep your blood sugar controlled. Raise your bed about 4" from headend side. Get your gastroendoscopy/usg done. Tab nexpro-l 1 tab empty stomach.
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Hi I have some gas problem and stomach pain please give me a suggestion to this problem.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
Hi I have some gas problem and stomach pain please give me a suggestion to this problem.
Dear Lybrate User, **During the condition of lack of hydrochloric acid in our stomach black pepper can be very effective to cure the problem. Black pepper can increase the flow of gastric juices and thus help in digestion. Powdered black pepper with crushed jaggery can be taken along buttermilk during indigestion. Or a fine powder of black pepper, dried mint leaves, ginger powder and coriander seeds, all taken in equal amounts, can be consumed twice a day (one teaspoon) to treat gas and indigestion. *Drink warm water. *Avoid more spicy, maida related, dry, junk foods.
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I have gastric problem for last week for 2 days. What are the symptoms of gastric? What should I do to overcome it?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
I have gastric problem for last week for 2 days. What are the symptoms of gastric? What should I do to overcome it?
If you are having stomach upset or acidity then make sure to take bland diet for a few days no spicy or fried food should be taken take fresh vegetables fruits salads and soups and you will be alright in a couple of days.
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

BHMS, MD(AM)
Homeopath, Kota
Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Natural home remedies for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)

You may know about many remedies for ibs (irritable bowel syndrome), but you might be confused with them. You might be still struggling with finding the best remedies for treating ibs that really work. Here below you can know that home remedies that really work in the management of irritable bowel syndrome.

What is irritable bowel syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome, shortly called as ibs, is nowadays a common abdominal concern. It is a functional gastrointestinal disorder with no organic underlying cause. It affects the colon and large intestine.

Symptoms of ibs

Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by following six main symptoms.

  • Cramping
  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation.

Home remedies to treat irritable bowel syndrome

From eating fiber-filled foods to exercising more, making some simple changes can help ease irritable bowel syndrome. Although your body might not respond immediately to these changes, your goal is to find long-term, not temporary, solutions:

1. Experiment with fiber

When you have irritable bowel syndrome, fiber can be a mixed blessing. Although it helps reduce constipation, it can also make gas and cramping worse. The best approach is to slowly increase the amount of fiber in your diet over a period of weeks. Examples of few foods that contain fiber are whole grains, fruits, vegetables and beans. If your signs and symptoms remain the same or worse, tell your doctor. You might also want to talk to a dietitian.

Some people will follow better limiting dietary fiber and instead take a fiber supplement that causes less gas and bloating. If you take a fiber supplement, such as metamucil or citrucel, be sure to introduce it slowly and drink plenty of water every day to reduce gas, bloating and constipation. If you find that taking fiber helps your ibs, use it on a regular basis for best results.

2. Avoid problem foods

If certain foods make your signs and symptoms worse, don’t eat them. These might include alcohol, chocolate, caffeinated beverages such as coffee and sodas, medications that contain caffeine, dairy products and sugar-free sweeteners such as sorbitol or mannitol.

If gas is a severe problem for you, foods that might make the ibs symptoms worse include beans, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli. Fatty foods also might be a problem for some people. Chewing gum or drinking through a straw can lead to swallowing air, causing more gas.

3. Eat at regular times

Don’t skip meals, and try to eat about the same time each day to help regulate bowel function. If you have diarrhea, you might find that eating small, frequent meals makes you feel better. But if you’re constipated, eating larger amounts of high-fiber foods might help you to move food through your intestines.

4. Take care with dairy products

If you are lactose intolerant, try substituting yogurt for milk. Or use an enzyme product to help break down lactose. Consuming small amounts of milk products or combining them with other foods also might help. In some cases, though, you might need to stop eating few of the dairy foods completely. If so, be sure to get enough protein, calcium and b vitamins from other sources.

5. Drink plenty of liquids

Try to drink plenty of fluids every day. Water is one of the best fluids. Alcohol and also few beverages that contain caffeine that also stimulate your intestines and can make diarrhea worse and carbonated drinks can produce gas.

6. Exercise regularly

Exercise helps relieve depression and stress, stimulates normal contractions of your intestines, and can help you feel better about yourself. If you have been inactive, start slowly and gradually increase the amount of time you exercise. If you have other medical problems, consult with your doctor before starting an exercise program.

Apart from these remedies whenever possible, get at least 30-40 minutes of noncompetitive exercises such as walking. Exercise generally helps relieve stress, releases the natural painkilling endorphins, and keeps your body including your digestive system working smoothly.

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She feels bloating, belching & feeling of vomiting. Please suggest some home remedies to treat this problem.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
She feels bloating, belching & feeling of vomiting. Please suggest some home remedies to treat this problem.
Hi, Try these home remedies: - Drink kheer prepared out of saboo or poppy seeds which keeps the stomach cool. - Drink a glass of pumpkin juice everyday in the morning on empty stomach. - Take 1tsf of jeera powder mixed with jaggery twice daily. – Take a bowl of curds mixed with sugar or a glass of lassi everyday which helps to neutralise the acid.
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I have pain in my abdomen when I eat heavy food. What's the reason for my pain in those areas?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1.Take bland diet, Avoid foods which cause acidity like spicy, oily, fatty and junk foods, onion, garlic, citrus fruit, tomato etc 2..Have proper Breakfast, Don’t skip or postpone your meal, Take home made food, Avoid food and water from outside, 3.Eat smaller meals at frequent intervals like 5-6 meals per day, and don't overeat. 4.Drink plenty of water. Take your meal regularly and timely. Avoid fasting, Don’t skip your breakfast. 5. Stop smoking, consumption of alcohol and tobacco, excess tea or coffee if you are having, 7. Avoid stress 8. Take one tablet of pan40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days.9.Consult me for further advice
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Drinking tea in the morning atter bathroom is good or it may cause gastric problem?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Pune
Drinking tea in the morning atter bathroom is good or it may cause gastric problem?
Mr. lybrate-user, It is perfectly ok to have tea after bathroom in the morning.In India millions of people have tea after bathroom. If its giving any gastric trouble to you like acidity, then avoid. Its important not to have more than 2 to 3 cups of tea in a day.
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Sir, my problem is over weight. I am taking 2 slice Brown bread with some namkeen, after 1-2 one cup tea, in lunch I am taking 2 roti with one bowl dal and any seasonal vegetable. And I am taking dinner at 8-8: 30p. M in which there is 2 roti with vegetable and salad. I am not eating so much then why my weight is gaining too much.

M.sc dietitics and food service management, Diabetes educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bhopal
Sir, my problem is over weight. I am taking 2 slice Brown bread with some namkeen, after 1-2 one cup tea, in lunch I ...
Hi, you should go for brisk walk in the morning. Do regular exercise atleast 15 minutes. Take lukewarm water with lemon in the morning. Include more fruits, sprouts and vegetables in your diet. Take salad before meals. Drink more water in a day. Don't take rice at night. Take small and frequent meals.
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I have gas problem scans 1 & half year if I drink tea or some junk food I can't digest it what can I do for this please tell 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
I have gas problem scans 1 & half year if I drink tea or some junk food I can't digest it what can I do for this plea...
When the secretion of acids is more than usual - we experience heartburn or acid reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), which is normally triggered when we eat a heavy meal or spicy foods. Here are some simple ingredients available in your kitchen or refrigerator that can be used to get rid of stomach acidity. Here are 12 simple ingredients available in your kitchen or refrigerator that can be used to get rid of stomach acidity. Basil Leaves. The soothing and carminative properties of basil leaves can give you instant relief from acidity. ... Fennel. ... Cinnamon. ... Buttermilk. ... Jaggery. ... Cloves. ... Cumin Seeds. ... Ginger.
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Hi. I am 31 years old guy. I have got two questions to ask. First one is that I have a doubt that I am having piles as after passing stools when I try to wash my anus with water I can feel a small swelling comes out and few minutes after washing my anus it disappears. I don't have any bleeding though. I have a difficulty while stooling as my initial stools are really hard and I have to give a lot of stress during stooling initially. I want to know whether I am having piles or fistula and how to reduce swelling? My second question is that my stools have never been this hard like what I am experiencing these days. What medicine should I take to make my initial stools soft as I have to give a lot of stress during stooling initially. Please help me.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Urology, MBBS
Urologist, Ahmedabad
Dear, 1you are suffering from first degree piles-haemorrhoids. It is not fistula. 2. Hard toilet means constipation which is a lifestyle problem and not a disease. To treat, 1. Increase fluid intake, 2. Takr emolient laxative like duphlec sy or cremaffin plus 1 tsf at night, 3, take naturrolax grannules or isabagol powder 3-4 tsf in at least 300 ml. Of water, 4. Apply zincal ointment twice a day inside anus, 5. Take high fiberand high redue diet, 6. Avoid taking pain killers so far as possible, 7. Increase physical activity like4 walking, playing physical games or exercises regularly, 8. Keep regular hours of sleep and food.
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What is Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)?

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Jaipur
What is Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)?

In healthy individuals, the liver contains little or no fat. In overweight or obese people, gradual fat accumulation leads to significant liver disease. Interestingly, these individuals may be consuming minimal to no alcohol. So, alcohol, which is the main cause for liver damage, does not have a significant role to play.

The non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has 4 significant stages as outlined below. It is a chronically progressive disease and may take years to reach the final stages of cirrhosis and fibrosis.

1. Simple fatty liver (steatosis): This is usually identified when diagnostic tests are done for some other suspected conditions. There are usually no symptoms obvious in this stage, other than the buildup of fat in the liver.

2. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH): The second stage where the liver is inflamed to a greater extent due to fat accumulation.

3. Fibrosis: The next degree of inflammation where blood vessels may be narrowed leading to scarring in the liver with impaired liver functions.

4. Cirrhosis: This is the most severe stage that occurs due to years of cumulative inflammation. The liver shrinks in size, is scarred, and liver functions are markedly impaired and can also result in liver cancer.

Risk factors for NAFLD: The exact reason why a person develops NAFLD is not established, but some of the risk factors include

1. Obesity, with more weight concentrated around the abdomen

2. Type 2 diabetes

3. High blood pressure

4. High cholesterol levels

5. Age greater than 50

6. Smoking

Symptoms: This will depend on the stage in which it is identified. While there are no symptoms in the early stages, in some people there could be a dull, aching below the ribs, unexplained weight loss, weakness, and extreme tiredness. As it progresses to cirrhosis, there could be jaundice, fluid accumulation in the abdomen and feet, and itching of the skin.

Management: While there is no treatment aimed at curing the disease per se, there are ways to manage the symptoms, as noted below.

1. Weight loss: Reducing excess accumulated fat will help reverse symptoms and prevent further progression of the disease. A BMI of 18 to 26 is considered optimal.

2. Dietary changes: Modify your diet to a carbohydrates and protein rich and reduced fats and sugars. Increasing fiber through fruits and vegetables is highly recommended.

3. Exercise: Whatever your choice of workout, it will do wonders for NAFLD. Keep a target of an hour or two of moderate to intense exercise per day to reduce weight.

4. Smoking: This is another risk factor and can also help prevent other effects of NAFLD such as diabetes and heart disease.

NAFLD is highly controllable with these changes and other damages can be reversed too. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gastroenterologist.

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I have Hyper acidity due to Reflux problem. I am on NEXUS RD 40 since last 6 months. Advise full cure without medication. Vinita Shah.

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
I have Hyper acidity due to Reflux problem. I am on NEXUS RD 40 since last 6 months. Advise full cure without medicat...
Eqat bland food eat small meals atregular inrtervals stop worrying sleep wellcontinue nexusrd change your lifestyle.
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I had burning sensation around my rectum, but recently I observed swelling near the end of my anus associated with pain, though I don't see any blood or pus. It is embarrassing to show to a Dr. Hence, requesting a remedy to this. Can't it be cured through medication. Is surgery a mandate? please guide.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, The anal swelling is likely to be a hemorrhoidal swelling and would need a local examination. if it is coming from inside anal canal then its a haemorrhoid else its likely to be a folliculitis lesion with pus formation causing pain.
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