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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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No. 45 & 119, Sanjeevarajan Koil Street,Old Washermenpet. Landmark: Near S.M. Silks & Near Maharani Theater, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Sir i've been facing a running nose problem for the last 3 years. Could you please tell me what could be the reason for this continuous running nose and how can I prevent myself from this problem.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Sir i've been facing a running nose problem for the last 3 years. Could you please tell me what could be the reason f...
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
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I have a fever and flu. So what I do for this, my body feel bad. I do not work any thing. Plss help me for how to solve this situation.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have a fever and flu. So what I do for this, my body feel bad. I do not work any thing. Plss help me for how to sol...
For fever take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and For cough take syp ascoril-D 2.5 ml twice a day and Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest
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Hello doc, I first need to tell you that I am not a cancer patient. But from last couple of days I am coughing really badly. And today blood came out from my mouth. It's not a good site at all. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hello doc, I first need to tell you that I am not a cancer patient. But from last couple of days I am coughing really...
It could be due to acute bronchitis or lung infection . Get your blood examined for Dc, Tc and ESR.Take x ray chest and consult doctor
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My mother is 61 years old. And she had problem in neuro. She can't walk. Give a solution please.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
In this case diagnosis can only be made after thorough neurological examination. Treatment can be planned accordingly so in my opinion consult a nearby physician or neurologist.
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MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Pneumococcal vaccine protects against cardiac and cerebrovascular events.

Flu vaccine are known to protect against cardiac and cerebrovascular events.But according to a metaanalysis Pneumococcal vaccine also provide protection against cardiac and cerebrovascular events in the elderly and high baseline cardiovascular risk.There is 20% risk reduction in high risk induaduals.
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She is having an infection in nose due to continued sneezing and due to cold she had running nose. Now what should she try to cure it.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
She is having an infection in nose due to continued sneezing and due to cold she had running nose. Now what should sh...
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Hi, one 64 year old woman friend who is suffering from the sudden paralysis from the bottom of the chest till the toe. Doctors have informed that she has the inflammation at T1 to T3 level of the spinal cord and they call it Transverse Subacute Necrotizing Myelitis and this inflammation they are trying to reduce it with the high dose of cortisone. But the doctors were unable to find out a reason of it thus we are not sure that it will not repeat and whether it can be treated without even knowing the cause. Please help with information or some medicine which can be used to improve her condition and some tests which might be used in some similar cases and were able to reveal the cause as all the common tests have been done including MRI, ULTRASOUND, DIFFERENT BLOOD TESTS, TROPICAL DISEASES DEPARTMENT HAS TESTED DIFFERENT BACTERIA AND VIRUSES. THANKS IN ADVANCE.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
This is a general low back ache and for this you can follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes, if pain still persists you can stretch your body by twisting the waist on both sides how we used to do in the school drill similarly you can try which will help you relax as well will reduce the pain. It looks like you are anaemic. If you have back pain after you sit for long hours then it is due to your haemoglobin levels as it is important to check that. Anaemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having back / leg pain though there may not be any pathological reasons for back pain. If you have leg pain then you have to rule out the casues for having leg pain. First of all check your weight and your haemoglobin levels, as Anaemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having leg pain though there are no issues with the knee joint or back pain. If not if the pain radiates down the back of thigh and legs then it might be due to sciatica. Kindly consult the nearby physiotherapist. Hope you recover soon from the leg pain. •Standing hamstring stretch: Place the heel of your injured leg on a stool about 15 inches high. Keep your knee straight. Lean forward, bending at the hips until you feel a mild stretch in the back of your thigh. Make sure you do not roll your shoulders and bend at the waist when doing this or you will stretch your lower back instead of your leg. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times. •Cat and camel: Get down on your hands and knees. Let your stomach sag, allowing your back to curve downward. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Then arch your back and hold for 5 seconds. Do 3 sets of 10. •Quadruped arm/leg raise: Get down on your hands and knees. Tighten your abdominal muscles to stiffen your spine. While keeping your abdominals tight, raise one arm and the opposite leg away from you. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Lower your arm and leg slowly and alternate sides. Do this 10 times on each side. •Pelvic tilt: Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Tighten your abdominal muscles and push your lower back into the floor. Hold this position for 5 seconds, then relax. Do 3 sets of 10. •Partial curl: Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Tighten your stomach muscles. Tuck your chin to your chest. With your hands stretched out in front of you, curl your upper body forward until your shoulders clear the floor. Hold this position for 3 seconds. Don't hold your breath. It helps to breathe out as you lift your shoulders up. Relax. Repeat 10 times. Build to 3 sets of 10. To challenge yourself, clasp your hands behind your head and keep your elbows out to the side. •Gluteal stretch: Lying on your back with both knees bent, rest the ankle of one leg over the knee of your other leg. Grasp the thigh of the bottom leg and pull that knee toward your chest. You will feel a stretch along the buttocks and possibly along the outside of your hip on the top leg. Hold this for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times. •Extension exercise: Lie face down on the floor for 5 minutes. If this hurts too much, lie face down with a pillow under your stomach. This should relieve your leg or back pain. When you can lie on your stomach for 5 minutes without a pillow, then you can continue with the rest of this exercise.
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Whenever I get running nose due to cold nose-running stops automatically after 2-3 days but phlegm starts afterwards which does not stop until I take antibiotic. Recently I have acquired infection in throat due to eating/chewing pan-masala. Now yellow cough have started coming out. Not much but 4-5 times in a day. Please guide me to stop this problem. I am 70 years old male.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Whenever I get running nose due to cold nose-running stops automatically after 2-3 days but phlegm starts afterwards ...
Hi, Take Kanakasava 2tsf + 2tsf water mixed to it, 3 times a day and Rhinorin Lehya 1 tsf twice a day followed by milk. Avoid cold and refrigerated food, oil fried food, sweets, etc. Drink boiled and cooled water. Wear warm clothing.
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I have cold and cough since 7days tablets are not working for me as well as my mother too. How to cure it?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have cold and cough since 7days tablets are not working for me as well as my mother too. How to cure it?
Hello, take Arsenic alb30 ch, 5 drops twice daily. Alpha Coff, 2 tsp thrice daily with half cup of hot water. you should do gargles with saline water. You should take steam. You can take 1 tablespoon of honey 1-3 times daily as needed to control coughing. Take immediately before bed if cough is disrupting your sleep.
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I am suffering from cough and cold for a long time and it's not reduced still any suggestions for this problem?

MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
I am suffering from cough and cold for a long time and it's not reduced still any suggestions for this problem?
You maybe suffering from allergic rhinitis and pharyngitis. You need to avoid the cause of your allergies and also take anti allergy medications. Please consult for prescription. If you have an infection and have fever you will need to do a course of antibiotics. For now do warm saline gargle and steam inhalation 3 times a day.
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