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Dr. Shanti Ravindran

Geriatrician, Chennai

400 at clinic
Dr. Shanti Ravindran Geriatrician, Chennai
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care....more
I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
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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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Hi doctor. I has some problem regarding my health I has suffer from cold and cough. sir give me suggestion how to improve my health.

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Hi doctor. I has some problem regarding my health I has suffer from cold and cough. sir give me suggestion how to imp...
Dear........ Now seasons of viral infections- cough and cold,fever. pl. Go for Tests..mp,cbc.urine r/m,ns1,blood c/s. X-ray chest. 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 , You can also take tab. Tamiflu from govt. Hospitals. Or take tab. Paracetamol 650 mg twice a day after meal.

What are the symptoms of flu and what are the necessary steps should be taken to prevent it.

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What are the symptoms of flu and what are the necessary steps should be taken to prevent it.
Hi, The following are the symptoms of flu: - Soar throat - running nose - sneezing - headache - heaviness of the head - watery eyes - fever and bodyache - tiredness. Please follow these precautions: - Avoid touching nose, eyes or mouth frequently. - Cover your face while coughing or sneezing with a tissue or handkerchief and make sure people around you also follow the same. - Avoid public places, crowded areas and unhygienic conditions as ther is a possibility of catching an infection. - If you are feeling sick, stay back at home and take rest so that you can avoid spreading of the disease and even you can recover fast if you take adequate rest. - Maintain personnel hygiene by washing your hands before and after eating and after visiting public places.

Cold and flu

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If its whooping coughs, garlic is one of the best remedies. Syrup made from 2 to 3 garlic cloves should be consumed twice or thrice a day.
If there is congestion in the throat along with cough, bay berry should be considered as an effective option of ayurvedic treatment for cough. The bark of the bay berry tree should be consumed in powdered form. It is known as an effective remedy for chronic bronchial infections as well.
Apply a paste of crushed leaves of betel and water on the chest of the patient for effective relief from cough.
You could also boil some butea leaves in water. Cool it and use this solution as an effective mouthwash for treating sore throats and coughs. This solution has excellent antibiotic properties which help curing coughs caused due to septic and throat infections.
Sometimes, cough is a result of inflammation and infection in the pharynx. In such cases, cloves can be one of the most suitable ayurvedic remedies.
Another effective formulation for ayurvedic treatment of cough would be to take some fenugreek seeds and boil them in water for about 30 minutes. Use this solution for gargles. It provides suitable relief.
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I'm 22 years old man from 2 days I am suffering from cough cold fever and headache which medicines should I take tell me.

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I'm 22 years old man from 2 days I am suffering from cough cold fever and headache which medicines should I take tell...
take tab levofloxine 500 1 tab od, tab sinarest 1tab bd, steam inhalation for 4 days, you will be alright.

Why we are sneezing during cold and cough ?

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Why we are sneezing during cold and cough ?
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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I am male 35 year old and i am suffering from flu last 2 days. What should I do? Please help me.

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I am male 35 year old and i am suffering from flu last 2 days. What should I do?  Please help me.
Take tab. sinarest it contains ( Acetaminophen+ Pseudoephedrine+ chlorpheniramine). Acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine, and pseudoephedrine is a combination medicine used to throat infection and treat headache, fever, body aches, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and sinus congestion caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu. Do gargle with warm water thrice a day. Drink warm water also. Take plenty of water, liquid diet, dalia, green veg., orange. avoid cold things, cold drinks. Oily foods. If symptoms are from more days or again persist then do few tests for confirm causes of it..

Please tell me the symptoms of zika virus. How can we identify the virus. What are the major causes of thus virus.

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Please tell me the symptoms of zika virus. How can we identify the virus. What are the major causes of thus virus.
thrcsign symptoms of zika virus is samevas flu like fever,cough,cold,running of nose headeche bodyache fatigue etc the virus strain is same but the victornis different.
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Hi. I have cough and cold problem in every month can any permanent treatment is possible?

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Hi. I have cough and cold problem in every month can any permanent treatment is possible?
Few tips- Avoid any triggering factor, take folic acid regularly, eat a healthy diet , always be stress free , exercise regularly

What are the symptoms of dengue?

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What are the symptoms of dengue?
very good question...symptoms of dengue fever - --high grade fever, severe headache, muscle pain, pain behind the eyes, weakness, nausea/ vomiting, swollen in lymph nodes, abdomen pain, skin rashes on whole body these are occurs after 4 to 5 days of fever, last symptom is bleeding from any parts of body i.e. gums, nose, mouth, ear, under the skin which looks like bruising , breathlessness,
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I am suffering from cold and cough always, worse during cold weather especially winter every year. Accompanied by skin eruption, itching.

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I am suffering from cold and cough always, worse during cold weather especially winter every year. Accompanied by ski...
Do blood c/s, tests x ray pa view. cbc, sputum for AFB, thyphi-dot, mp.urine r/m to confirm cause of chronic fever. drink warm water. green veg., liquid diet. after tests consult to us again. now a days also season of viral fever ...never take asprin in fever . you can take tamiflu from govt. hospital . tab. paracetamol 500 mg sos.
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Sir why I am always suffering from sneezing and cough and cold during the winter days?

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Sir why I am always suffering from sneezing and cough and cold during the winter days?
1.Do steam inhalation with Karvol plus inhalant capsule and warm saline gargling 2-3 times daily 2.Put otrivin nasal drop one drop three times daily 3. Take one tablet of cetrizine at bed time 4. if you have recurrent attack of sneezing, You may be having sinusitis or allergic rhinitis 5. consult ENT specialist for advice and treatment 6. Do an allergy test after consulting allergy specialist
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I am 20 year old. I am suffering from cold, cough and fever from last 3 days. I have taken medicine but didn't get relief. What should I do now.

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I am 20 year old. I am suffering from cold, cough and fever from last 3 days. I have taken medicine but didn't get re...
U have symptoms of viral fever...take dolo-650 once daily for fever.. Drink plenty of fluids... Do steam inhalation twice daily Take sinarest for cold

What are symptoms of flu and what is this please answer this question l am waiting for answer?

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What are symptoms of flu and what is this please answer this question l am waiting for answer?
People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms: fever* or feeling feverish/chills. Cough. Sore throat. Runny or stuffy nose. Muscle or body aches. Headaches. Fatigue (tiredness) some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

What is the reasons for jika virus? What is the prevention of jika disease? Give suggestions.

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What is the reasons for jika virus? What is the prevention of jika disease? Give suggestions.
It spreads through a bite of mosquitos and so See to it that there is no stagnation of water in your house and nearby locality for more than seven days because these are the breeding grounds for mosquitoes

I have cough and fever over 3 days, and also my body is paining to much! what should I do?

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I have cough and fever over 3 days, and  also my body is paining to much! 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. 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

How could I relief from cold and cough??

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
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How could I relief from cold and cough??
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.
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When i catch a cold, i get a lot of mucus / phlegm ...is this normal? is there any relationship between quantum of mucus and immunity to cold / cough / fever?

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Cardiologist
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Yes there is. Have a check up - you may also have deviated nasal septum, polyp, sinusitis or other problem.

What is symptoms of flu and how we recognized the disease and what medicine is required.

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Homeopath
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What is symptoms of flu and how we recognized the disease and what medicine is required.
FLU (also known as the INFLUENZA) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:---------------------------- •Fever or feeling feverish/chills----- •Cough--------- •Sore throat-------- •Runny or stuffy nose-------- •Muscle or body aches---------- •Headaches---------- •Fatigue (tiredness)------------------ •Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.-------------- Preventive Homoeopathic medicine------------------------- INFLUENZINUM 200 (Dr Reckeweg) Drink 2 drops direct on tongue weekly and time during the day preferably at night before sleep-----------------------Flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs-------------------------Method of prevention after a Flu infection---- 1. People should stay away from sick people and stay home if sick.------------ 2. Wash hands often with soap and water.----------- 3. Linens, eating utensils, and dishes belonging to those who are sick should not be shared without washing thoroughly first.---------------- 4. Eating utensils can be washed either in a dishwasher or by hand with water and soap and do not need to be cleaned separately.-------------- 5. Frequently touched surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected at home, work and school, especially if someone is ill.

I get frequent cold and cough how to get rid of it. Also tell me how to treat. Thanks.

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I get frequent cold and cough how to get rid of it. Also tell me how to treat. Thanks.
Try to find out the cause of it. It could be allergy, infection or local irritation. Sometimes the food you eat does not suits you.
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