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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.
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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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My mother is almost 60. She is suffering from cold n cough frequently. She is facing difficulty in going to any place. Whenever we visit a doctor,they give us antibiotics n some medicines with cough syrup. But I want to know what is the root cause of her frequent cold? More over what kind of restrictions she must observe to get rid of it?

MD DGO, Laparoscopic Surgery
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Your mother has low immunity. This could be due to various reasons, which can be investigated and she can be restored to vibrant health. Integrative medicine is a recent advance, a healing modality through which the root cause of illness is sought out and deleted.
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I am male 45 years old and have cold flu for last 4 days. What should I do?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
I am male 45 years old and have cold flu for last 4 days. What should I do?
For relief take over the counter medicines i.e. tab. Paracetamol 650 mg twice a day after meal. Tab. Flucold once a day after meal. Gargle with warm water, Use nasal spray otrivin for sneezing or running nose. drink warm water, juice,green veg., veg. Soups, lquid diets, dalia, protein diets, tulsi leaf in tea or warm water, geloy juice, A avoid cold area, dust area, cold things .i.e. ice creams, take bed rest , feel high cold then cover body with warm cloths, avoid dust area, clean body, change cloths daily, change bed sheet daily, Cold sponging in high fever . If symptoms occurs again go for tests..cbc, blood c/s. X-ray PNS, X-ray chest. After tests give me all details I give you best advise. Get well soon .
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My son is 22 months old. He is suffering from cold and cough. Please suggest me how to cure ?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Kindly give him flucold syp 3.5 ml three times a day if not relived please specify the nature of cough and association with discharge.
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I am suffering from cold and cough from a week. Please suggest me some medicines?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am suffering from cold and cough from a week. Please suggest me some medicines?
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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For the last few weeks I have been suffering from cold and cough. I took some anti biotic and it vanished but it again starts. Please help what to do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
For the last few weeks I have been suffering from cold and cough. I took some anti biotic and it vanished but it agai...
Hi you are suffering with cold reoccurantly, this means you have lack of immunity. After recovery with cold, take amala powder 3-5gm. Morn. And evening with water and chyavan prash5-10gm. With milk. This will improve your immunity. Take ideal nutrient diet and avoid all refrigerated items.
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He is suffering from cold and cough from last 3 days. What medicine should he take?

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
He is suffering from cold and cough from last 3 days. What medicine should he take?
Dear lybrate user homoeopathic medicine when taken based on symptom similarity and minimum dose will cure you naturally by boosting your immune system.
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My mother is 60 years old and suffer from diabetic bp patient. Muscular & bone pain is there. please suggest.

Clinical Exercise Specialist, Certificate in Population Health, Certificate in Diabetology and Prevention, Nutritionist, MHSc (Public Health), MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Delhi
My mother is 60 years old and suffer from diabetic bp patient. Muscular & bone pain is there. please suggest.
Our suggestion is regular medicine according to physician and tell her do regular walk 15 minutes daily and exercises 3 days a week 30 minutes each session and foot diet.
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What are bird flue? How does it spread? What are its symptoms and what is it cure?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
What are bird flue? How does it spread? What are its symptoms and what is it cure?
1. Bird flu (otherwise known as avian flu) is a viral disease like normal flu. 2. It is due h5 n1 virus. 3. The disease spreads to human beings from bird. 4. It does not spread from human to human like other flu 5. It occurs due to close contact with birds and their droppings. 6. It can spread by eating under cooked chicken and eggs etc. 7. It has normal flu like symptoms like fever, body ache, sneezing, sore throat, cough, cold etc. But it can cause severe respiratory distress and can be fatal. Treatment- isolation, rest, drinking plenty of water, paracetamol sos, antiviral drug like- tamiflu. Prevention- vaccine.
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Hello Dr. My dad 50 yrs. Got full fever. Can you tel some remedy so tht until mrng fever wil be down. Mrng hospitals will be open. And my dad is hvn cough and due to that voice chnged. please tel me how to reduce fewer.

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
Hello Dr. My dad 50 yrs. Got full fever. Can you tel some remedy so tht until mrng fever wil be down. Mrng hospitals ...
Take cold milk 20ml end 20ml cold warter mix both take cotton cloth deep end keep on fore head do 3, 4 times fever will dowan, 3 degree. Give him 250mg peracitanlmol to 2 times in night 3hourly end in morning show to any doctor.
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I am suffering from cold from 4 years. What will I do ?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
I am suffering from cold from 4 years. What will I do ?
Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing - everyone knows the symptoms of the common cold. It is probably the most common illness. In the course of a year, people in the united states suffer 1 billion colds. What can you do for your cold or cough symptoms? besides drinking plenty of fluids and getting plenty of rest, you may want to take medicines. There are lots of different cold and cough medicines, and they do different things. Nasal decongestants - unclog a stuffy nose...i.e ................ nasal dop/spray.....nasivion Cough suppressants - quiet a cough...................................... syp. Brozedax Expectorants - loosen mucus so you can cough it up.............syp...zeet expectorant Antihistamines - stop runny noses and sneezing.....................tab/syp....levocetirizine Pain relievers - ease fever, headaches, and minor aches and pains.......tab..flucold plus . Here are some other things to keep in mind about cold and cough medicines. Read labels, because many cold and cough medicines contain the same active ingredients. Taking too much of certain pain relievers can lead to serious injury. Do not give cough medicines to children under four, and don't give aspirin to children. Finally, antibiotics won't take.
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Have cough cold since two weeks with taking antibiotics and anti tussive syrup but not relief yet. What can I do now.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Have cough cold since two weeks with taking antibiotics and anti tussive syrup but not relief yet. What can I do now.
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 and steam inhalation 3-4 times daily, 5. Consult physician for further advice.
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I am 21 year old male, having cough and cold for few days, now I am experiencing mild fever. What medications do I take?

B.H.M.S,
Homeopath, Muzaffarpur
I am 21 year old male, having cough and cold for few days, now I am experiencing mild fever. What medications do I take?
Hello lybrate-user, you are suggested to take homoeopathic medicine as per direction -------------------------- 1. Bryonia alba 30 one drop morning evening 2. Rhus tox 30 one drop afternoon night. Medicine continue for one week and report. Thanks.
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Decline in muscle strength and flexibility

Master of Physical Therapy MPT CARDIO, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Rajkot
Decline in muscle strength and flexibility

Decline in muscle strength and flexibility, slower balance reflexes and some vision problems are some of the prevalent causes of falling down amongst elders.

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

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
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.
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Sir, mere gale me kharas ya khichkhich hai kuch ek mahine se iski wajah se mujhe ajeeb ajeeb lagta hai mera dyan isi pe laga rahta hai sir koi dava ya technique bataye ki meri ye samsya jaldi thik ho jaye please sir guide me?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir, mere gale me kharas ya khichkhich hai kuch ek mahine se iski wajah se mujhe ajeeb ajeeb lagta hai mera dyan isi ...
Dear lybrateuser, - Do warm salt water gargles three times a day - avoid cold fluids, have more of warm fluids like water, tea, milk, soup - also avoid sour, fried & junk food till your problem is better - take cough lozenges three times a day .
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I'm 21 years old and have allergy of flu in all seasons what precautions I have to do for that?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I'm 21 years old and have allergy of flu in all seasons what precautions I have to do for that?
Now a days are of viral infection be careful. Cold,Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing -fever,bodyache,headache,occured in viral infection. What can you do for your cold or cough symptoms? besides drinking plenty of fluids and getting plenty of rest, you may want to take medicines. There are lots of different cold and cough medicines, and they do different things. Nasal decongestants - unclog a stuffy nose...i.e ................ nasal dop/spray.....nasivion Cough suppressants - quiet a cough...................................... syp. Brozedax Expectorants - loosen mucus so you can cough it up.............syp...zeet expectorant Antihistamines - stop runny noses and sneezing.....................tab/syp....levocetirizine Pain relievers - ease fever, headaches, and minor aches and pains.......tab..flucold plus . Here are some other things to keep in mind about cold and cough medicines. Read labels, because many cold and cough medicines contain the same active ingredients. Taking too much of certain pain relievers can lead to serious injury. Do not give cough medicines to children under four, and don't give aspirin to children. Not helpful uses of antibiotics medicines.you should be also go for tests cbc,
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How long am I contagious when I have the flu or a cold?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician,
How long am I contagious when I have the flu or a cold?
There are several things you can do to prevent a cold. they are all easy. -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. -Get plenty of rest/sleep.staying at home will keep you from spreading germs.Avoid people who have a cold or cold symptoms. -Drink plenty of fluids(veg/tomato soups,dal water/coconut water/herbal tea etc), and eat nutritious food(like sprouts/boiled eggs without yolk with milk). Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine which can impair your sleep -Treatment:A cold usually lasts for a week or two. Unless you develop complications, you shouldn't need medical treatment. -Complications like infections of the ears, throat, sinuses or lungs must be treated with antibiotics. -Gargle to keep from getting a sore throat. -Use saline nasal sprays or nasal irrigation. -Tablet nasorest-p once/twice daily may ease breathing. -Do steam inhalation once or twice daily -Cough- For dry cough.Take syrup Alex-D for a dry cough.(1 tsp thrice daily) -Productive cough:it brings up mucus from behind the throat or the lungs.These coughs should not be suppressed to the point that they no longer bring up mucus. Use syrup Alex. -Get chest xray done if cough lasts for more than a week and consult doctor immediately.
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I have Suffering from cough problem from last few hours, its effects are like voice blurring and flu. What precaution I do need to take please help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have Suffering from cough problem from last few hours, its effects are like voice blurring and flu. What precaution...
Hello, take Aconite 200CH, 5 drops twice daily. Alpha Coff, 2 tsp hrice daily with half cup of hot water. Revert after 7 days.
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I am 64 years old male. Undergone by pass open heart surgery 3 years back. I am gaining weight, increased by 9 kgs. I go for walk 2 times a day but no avail.

MBBS
General Physician, Allahabad
Reduce fatty oily diet use roughage in your meals reduce your meals and compensate by green salads and do brisk walk of 500 meters after dinner.
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Am having sneezing my nose is blocked my palate is itching nose is also is itching it's been a month I don't have fever or cough my face skin has become very dry even if I use my moisturiser there pimples on my face pls help am I having malassezia? Pls help.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Am having sneezing my nose is blocked my palate is itching nose is also is itching it's been a month I don't have fev...
Dear Lybrateuser, -Your problem could be due to seasonal allergy -instill normal saline drops, 2-3 drops in each nostril three times a day -do steam inhalation three times a day to remove secretions -avoid cold fluids, have warm water, tea, coffee, milk, soup -avoid fried, spicy, sweets, junk food to reduce acne & infection -avoid sweat on face, wash with plane water 3-4 times a day -do not apply moisturizer or any greasy emollient on face -apply antifungal cream like ketoconazole, clean area with soap & water, dry it & then apply lightly once or twice a day if lesions are more widespread, keep applying for a week even after the pimples subside -have 6-7 glasses of water for proper hydration -consult a skin specialist if not much improvement.
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