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Dr. Shanti Ravindran

Geriatrician, Chennai

400 at clinic
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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I am 19 year old male. I am suffering from cold for last 1-2months. I have taken insulins and steams but nothing happened. What should I do?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 19 year old male. I am suffering from cold for last 1-2months. I have taken insulins and steams but nothing happ...
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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Mujhe hmesa cold and cough ho jata h nose close rehta h aur khansi hone pe cough nikalta h par chest me dard hone lagta jaise lagta h chills gaya ho sar m dard rehta h aur nose close rehta h continue so plzzz help me.

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Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Mujhe hmesa cold and cough ho jata h nose close rehta h aur khansi hone pe cough nikalta h par chest me dard hone lag...
hi. use nasal spray twice a day. take tab. sinarest twice a day after meal for 3 days. avoid dust area.and cold things.
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I have been suffering from cold and cough for a long time what should I do to cure.

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Homeopath, Thrissur
I have been suffering from cold and cough for a long time what should I do to cure.
Cold and cough occurring for long time has to be investigated for the cause and treated. You can do your blood-cbc, aec, ige to assess the cause and you need to go for a consultation.
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What are the symptoms of flu and why it is caused and for what reason it takes much days to cure the doctors and we suffers alot from this. Please give an alternative method to prevent it.

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General Physician, Kolkata
What are the symptoms of flu and why it is caused and for what reason it takes much days to cure the doctors and we s...
Hello lybrate-user, flu is essentially a viral infection. It's symptoms can be of a large spectrum. Starting from running nose, cough, fever, general body ache, lethargy, retro orbital pain to altered sensorium in extreme conditions. Doctors cannot cure it in a jiffy as virus unlike bacteria have the ability to mutate within the body. Hence a definite antiviral therapy is very rare. The only way to cure it is to boost up the immunity with lots of hydration (that is drinking loads of water) and paracetamol in case of bouts of fever. The prevention is on the same lines. You need to maintain your immunity, by eating healthy, drinking a lot of fluids which hydrates your cells and avoid physical contact with people under infection because viral infections are highly, highly contagious. Hope this serves you good.
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I am suffering from Cold for past 2 weeks. I always suffered from cough & cold whenever climate changes. How to prevent this doctor. Suggest solution sir.

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Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am suffering from Cold for past 2 weeks. I always suffered from cough & cold whenever climate changes. How to preve...
Hi, take tab. Septillin 2-0-2 after food and rhinorin lehya 1 tsf twice daily followed by milk for 3 months continuously. Avoid cold and refrigerated food. Do steam inhalation twice daily. Avoid sweets and oil fried food. Perform pranayama daily in the morning for 10-15 mins.
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I have headache and also sneezing. There is cough and cold. Body pain. Leg pain. Hand swelling and pain in back.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have headache and also sneezing. There is cough and cold. Body pain. Leg pain. Hand swelling and pain in back.
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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I have cough and cold problems about 30 days, I have always run water from my nose, please suggest me and solve my problem, and tell me how medicine use?

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
I have cough and cold problems about 30 days, I have always run water from my nose, please suggest me and solve my pr...
Home remedy for Dry Cough: 5 basil leaves, 4 black pepper, 4 munakka, 5 gms liquorice (mulethi), 3 gms banafsha - boil these in 200 ml of water till it becomes 100 ml. Filter it. Add 2-3 patasha in it and drink lukewarm for 3-4 nights...sleep well covered. Dry cough will be relieved. Also continue to chew Mulethi. you can also have Steam with vicks although some herbal medicines might also help you but after proper history taking. For that u may consult me privately over Lyberate. Please update with ur valuable feedback.
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I have continuos sneezing problem with some irritation in nose for an hour or more since last five years. Rubbing nose urge cause more irritation and water in eyes. Its totally embarrassing. Please help.

Diploma in Family Medicine, Fellowship in Diabetology, Diploma in Diabetology, FCCP, MBBS
General Physician,
1. It is a allergic manifestation 2. Do breathing exercises regularly and yoga. 3. You can take tab. Levocetrizine 5mg at night for 15 days. 4. Avoid spicy gravy foods 5. Try to stay away from air condition. 6. Do steam inhalation weekly twice regularly. 7 drink only warm water.
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I have cold and cough since 2 days. What can I do.

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
I have cold and cough since 2 days. What can 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, ns1, 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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Hi. Sir I am suffering from cold cough and little bit fever also. From 6-7 days, I took some tablet from medical shop but no improvement.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bijapur
Hi. Sir I am suffering from cold cough and little bit fever also. From 6-7 days, I took some tablet from medical shop...
Take talisadi choorna 1 tsp two times a day with warm water. 10ml of dashamularistam with equal quantity of water 2 times in a day after meals. Avoid curd and oily foods.
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I am 17 years old and I am suffering from cold and cough it happens after every 2 or 2.5 months.What can i do?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 17 years old and I am suffering from cold and cough it happens after every 2 or 2.5 months.What can 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
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I am 60 years old. I am suffering from flu. It was formed and came out with light cough. For this I used allopathy and homeopathy. But no use. I can not say in english completely. how it cure?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 60 years old. I am suffering from flu. It was formed and came out with light cough. For this I used allopathy an...
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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Respected Sir /Madam. I suffer from cold cough. When I eat milk (with toast, curd or butter milk or any sweet items. My cold cough disease beginning. Is sugar is main reason of cold cough. Please tell me permanent solution of cold cough.

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Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
Respected Sir /Madam. I suffer from cold cough. When I eat milk (with toast, curd or butter milk or any sweet items. ...
Dear Abhishek, Your problem is lactose intolerance. Stay away from milk products. Cough is the allergic reaction. Many people have it, keep looking for alternatives to eat instead. regards
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What is the solution for continuous cold and cough? please give kind solution.

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
What is the solution for continuous cold and cough? please give kind solution.
Dear...... Gargle with warm water, drink warm water, juice,green veg., veg. Soups, lquid diets, dalia, protein diets, tulsi leaf in tea or warm water, geloy juice, take vit.C diet. 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 if get high fever with cold and cough. Use nasal spray otrivin for sneezing or running nose. If eye goes red then clean them with cold water. Whenever vomiting persist with cold/cough/fever. Then take tab. Perinorm-5mg sos. 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. Never take asprin medicines in now a days or fever/cold/cough. It causes of low platelets counts. . Now seasons of viral infections/ flu - cold/ cough/ fever. If symptoms occurs again go for tests..cbc, ns1, 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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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.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
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.
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I got a headache cold & fever Is there any tablet to counter this problem?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
I got a headache cold & fever Is there any tablet to counter this problem?
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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I m suffering from cold and cough I think it is swine flu can I know the symptoms of flu.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I m suffering from cold and cough I think it is swine flu can I know the symptoms of flu.
Symptoms of swine flu are similar to most influenza infections: Fever (100 F or greater), cough, nasal secretions, fatigue, and headache, with fatigue being reported in most infected individuals. Some patients may also get a throat, rash, body aches, headaches, chills, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Some patients develop severe respiratory symptoms and need respiratory support (such as a ventilator to breathe for the patient). Patients can get pneumonia (bacterial secondary infection) if the viral infection persists, and some can develop seizures. Death often occurs from secondary bacterial infection of the lungs.
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Sir I have cough and cold what should I do.

Critical Care Training, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician,
Take betadine gargles and salt water gargles, tab. Solvin cold twice daily for 3 days, if not felt relief, msg me.
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I am suffering from cold and wet cough and headache also, not feeling well. Please suggest how to get well soon.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am suffering from cold and wet cough and headache also, not feeling well. Please suggest how to get well soon.
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1. Kali iod 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for 3 days. 2. Kof aid syrup (bakson's) (1tbs) thrice a day for 3 days and revert. Keep a gap of 15 - 20 minutes in both the medicines.
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