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Dr. Shanti Ravindran

Geriatrician, Chennai

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Dr. Shanti Ravindran is a renowned Geriatrician in Arani, Chennai. You can visit her at Vasantha Hospital in Arani, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shanti Ravindran on Lybrate.com.

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What should I do because I suferr from cough and cold very frequently and I also have allergy from dust.

MD - Community Medicine, MBBS
Geriatrician, Delhi
What should I do because I suferr from cough and cold very frequently and I also have allergy from dust.
Its allergic cough. You should always keep your noses and mouth covered whenever you go out. Second thing you can do is make a habit of taking steam inhalation daily before going to bed. In case of allergic cough taking prevention is always best as taking medicine very frequently might have side effects.
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I am 70 year old female back pain and both Limb tingling and numbness and pain since 1 year diabetic and b. P. Mild vertigo (laboratory report (r. F. T. Hi level) other no history.help me

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
It could be due to lumbar spondylitis.Take X Ray limbo sacral spine and consult orthopaedic specialist for advice
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I am getting cold many times what is the solution Is there any thing to do daily so that I feel better.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Diploma in YOGA Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bhopal
I am getting cold many times what is the solution
Is there any thing to do daily so that I feel better.
Your immunity power is very low. For increase take chwanprash and panchkarma treatment. First diagnose proper cause of cold. Any type of allergy - dust - pollen body - and many other cause .consult ayurveda doctor first. Take Haridra khand - 1 tsf two times in a day with 1 cup of milk is useful in cold.
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Sir I am going to some where present season is winter. Sir my age is 49. Sir how to protect from cold.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Sir I am going to some where present season is winter. Sir my age is 49. Sir how to protect from cold.
-Drink plenty of fluids(veg/tomato soups,dal water/coconut water/herbal tea etc), and eat nutritious food(like sprouts). Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine -Take only lukewarm water to drink during the day -Do steam inhalation once or twice daily.
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Hello sir, meri wife ko bar bar jhukham ho jata h. Or uski umar 25 year h. Ap kuch solution dijiye.

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
Hello sir, meri wife ko bar bar jhukham ho jata h. Or uski umar 25 year h. Ap kuch solution dijiye.
Take homeopathic medicine sabadilla 30 4 pills (2 times) day for 15 days .a nd revert me after 15 days.
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Physiotherapist, Mumbai
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I suffered from cold and coughing from last 3-4 days. I took medicine from near shop and it was work only first 2 days. After that my fever continue and what can I do?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I suffered from cold and coughing from last 3-4 days. I took medicine from near shop and it was work only first 2 day...
take sinarest one at night for 3 days.take crocin 650 mg one sos for high fever, honitus 2 tsf 2 times a day for 5 days. consult physician if not ok.
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I am suffering from cold and hard cough. Sneezing and coughing. But do not have a runny nose. Which tablet should I take? There is somewhat throat infection.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am suffering from cold and hard cough. Sneezing and coughing. But do not have a runny nose. Which tablet should I t...
Cold, cough and throat problem can happen due to weather changes, exposure to cold air or rain, dust and pollen allergy and certain sour food. *.Mix some salt in warm water and do gargling early in the mornings. * Steam inhalation will relieve your congestion *.Keep a clove (lavang) in your mouth and slowly chew it. *.Drinking water frequently will eliminate toxins From the body and reduce congestion if any *.Avoid fried and oily foods. This can be treated by homoeopathy without adverse effects. To start with, take Belladonna 200 –once in the morning and once in the evening for 4 days.
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I am 65 years old. I go for approx. 3.5--4 km (in One Hour) Walking daily in morning. In evening, I go to Gym and do work out--- 11mts on Trade mill, 12 Mts. On Cross Walk and approx 10 mts Cycling. I attain a Heart Rate of approx 120 in each case while burning approx. 200 cals put together. All 3, I do in a span of approx. 1 hr. With rest in between and bring back Heart Rate to approx 75-80 before starting the next Work out.In between also do hand Push Ups on Gym M/cs. Please let me know --1. This much of Daily Routine ,is OK at my age of 65 (+)?2. Work out at Gym with Heart Rate going upto 120 is ok while walking on Trade Mill with Speed of 5 KMPH? 3. Again is it ok to go upto 120 Heart Rate while using Cross Walk Mill for burning Calories?

General Physician, Bangalore
Hi sir I really appreciate your efforts in working out but I recommend minimal to moderate physical activity for your age group people. So please take a gap of 5 to 10 mins between each step/ stage of your work out, so that your work out time will be increased to 2 hrs r 1: 30 hr.You did not mention about any cardiac issues you are suffering from hope you don't have any. But I would recommend you to not strain yourself too much in such a way that your heart rate will suddenly go up till 120beats/ min. I would only recommend a good walk a hour in morning and eveening .That would be more than enough instead of heavy work out.
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Flu Shot - Why Is It So Important?

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
Flu Shot - Why Is It So Important?

There are a variety of reasons why a person can fall sick. A good number of these illnesses cannot be prevented though a person may take general precautions. Having said that, in the case of influenza, it can be prevented to a large extent and it does not seem all that smart to avoid taking easy precautions when one has an option, right?

Every year, thousands of people die from influenza, which is so unfortunate because an annual shot can reduce that number by almost 60 percent. So what exactly makes a flu shot or vaccine work? As a result of the vaccine, after about two weeks or so, antibodies begin to develop in the body. These antibodies help fight off infection, specifically the kind that is targeted by the vaccine. It is important to get vaccinated for this flu on an annual basis.

Choosing the right flu shot
Considering the great number of options there are when it comes to flu vaccines, which are the ones to be injected? It is a good idea to get the opinion of a doctor to see which one to choose. This is because the choice is dependent on a variety of factors, which a medical professional would be able to assess appropriately. Note that it is important not to use the nasal spray version of the vaccine as the medical authorities have recently found that it is not as effective a method as it once was.

When should you get it?
Flu season does vary across the world, but in the US, it starts in about October and goes on till May. During this time, the flu viruses are a lot more active. When one gets a flu shot, it is this period that one needs to look out for. So, it is better to get vaccinated in late September or the start of October, so that there is minimal unprotected exposure to the viruses.

Who is it for?
It is to be kept in mind that every individual who is older than six months should be vaccinated. While it is said that getting a vaccine shot year after year reduces its effectiveness, it is still important to do so. This is because each year, the shot is altered to reflect the biggest virus threats in that year. There might be few side effects of the flu vaccine such as redness in the injected area, soreness or swelling. However, as long as one gets a flu shot in time, it is almost a given that there will be almost no time spent ‘down with the flu’. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a general physician.

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Dear sir I want to say that how long am I contagious when I have the flue or a cold.

PGD IN ULTRAASONOGRAPHY, Non invasive cardiology course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Narnaul
Dear sir I want to say that how long am I contagious when I have the flue or a cold.
About a week. You’re contagious from 1 day before you have any symptoms. You stay that way for 5 to 7 days after you start feeling sick. Kids may be able to spread the virus for even longer, until all of their symptoms fade.
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What are the symptoms of flu? She is having a lot of illness and her reports are coming normal I don't know what to do n to whom I should consult.

Diploma in Hospital Administration, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
What are the symptoms of flu? She is having a lot of illness and her reports are coming normal I don't know what to d...
2. Flu (Influenza) is viral Upper respiratory infection. There can be fever/ cough/ headache/ Throat pain/nasal discharge. These symptoms last for 5-7 days , with or without treatment. Routine Blood investigations are generally normal. Some time viral infection can have supper added Bacterial infection which require Antibiotics. Warm saline gargles, steam inhalation/ drinking hot fluids like water/tea/coffee/soup may give relief. Keeping Lozenges in mouth may give soothing feeling. For specific medication consult your doctor.
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Please help Mara stomach mai pain ho ra h gala kharab hai sardi bhi ho rhi h or khasi bhi help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Please help Mara stomach mai pain ho ra h gala kharab hai sardi bhi ho rhi h or khasi bhi help me.
Dear lybrateuser, - Take adequate rest - do steam inhalation three times a day - avoid all cold fluids, have more of warm fluids like water, tea, coffee, mill, soup - take tablet Sinarest, 1 tablet three times a day after meals - take tablet Digene 1 tab to be chewed 15 min after meals take three times a day - avoid,spicy, sour & junk food - do warm salt water gargles 2-3 times a day if you have pain or irritation in the throat drink 7-8 glasses of water for proper digestion
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I suffer from headache a lot of times. Moreover, I also have sinus and cough and cold issues. What is the probable solution to the same?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I suffer from headache a lot of times. Moreover, I also have sinus and cough and cold issues. What is the probable so...
you have sinusitis. you have to use regular nasal spray otrivin . you can take tab. dolo 650 mg sos for headache. 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 , feel cold then cover body with warm cloths, avoid dust area, clean body, change cloths daily, change bed sheet daily, avoid stress.
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What are the symptoms of swim flu how we can prevent from it and what are the precaution of it.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
What are the symptoms of swim flu how we can prevent from it and what are the precaution of it.
Swine flu is caused by H1N1 virus and is more serious than normal seasonal flu.it is an air borne infection and spreads through the sneezing and coughing of infected individual. Normal flu is caused by Influenza/H4N2 virus Swine Flu symptoms 1.Fever, Cough 2.Nasal congestion, Sore throat 3.Headache, Myalgia,Fatigue,dyspnoea (Shortness of breath) 4.Vomiting, Diarrhea 5.Pneumonia and Respiratory failure(In Severe cases) Prevention of swine flu Avoid Over crowding places, contact with infected patient, use protective face mask, wash your hands frequently with sanitizers, Cover your mouth with tissue paper while coughing and sneezing etc
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How to avoid flu and what are the symptoms of having flu. Please tell in brief and cures or curing it.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
How to avoid flu and what are the symptoms of having flu. Please tell in brief and cures or curing it.
Fever with body pain and cough and cold are few symptoms of flu and treat it symptomatically and Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest
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I am suffering from cough cold till 7 days. But till now it going increasingly so please suggest me which syrup is suitable for me and also about some antibiotic.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am suffering from cough cold till 7 days. But till now it going increasingly so please suggest me which syrup is su...
Hello, no need to take antibiotic , take the following Homoeopathic treatment for cough and cold:- Take Hepar sulph 30 ch, 3 drops , twice daily. Take Alpha Coff, 2 tsp thrice daily with half cup of hot water. Revert after 7 days. **Hello, you should do gargles with saline water.
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I suffering from cold and cough from few days before which I had body pains and fever what should I do?

lybrate
General Physician, Mumbai
I suffering from cold and cough from few days before which I had body pains and fever what should I do?
Dear lybrate user, you could do warm salt water gargles in the morning and night, steam inhalation 3-4 times a day for 10-15 min each session. If your symptoms are for more than 5 days, antibitotics would need to be recommended. For the same more details are required regarding your illness. You could consult a doctor for this.
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What are the preventive methods for cold cough and dry cough in winter season and cold ness due to weather change R.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
What are the preventive methods for cold cough and dry cough in winter season and cold ness due to weather change
R.
There are some supplements available, Name Nutrilite Daily and Protein, that can be start after personal consultation and these supplement can reduce severity and no. of episodes of this problem
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