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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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I'm Sangeeta, age 34 year, suffering from cough and cold from many years, taken many treatment but there is no relief on it. Please help me what should I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I'm Sangeeta, age 34 year, suffering from cough and cold from many years, taken many treatment but there is no relief...
1.Do a complete blood examination like CBC, ESR, Mantoux test, X ray chest, Sputum examination.Consult Chest physician with report. 2.Do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily 3. you may be having chronic sinusitis.consult ENT specialist for advice
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I always suffer from cold, cough and sneezing and also my nose became red. please help.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I always suffer from cold, cough and sneezing and also my nose became red. please help.
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 bird flue and what are its symptoms and what are the precautionary measures taken to regulate and control the overall problem?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I m suffering from bird flue and what are its symptoms and what are the precautionary measures taken to regulate and ...
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. 8. Treatment- a) isolation, rest, b) drinking plenty of water, paracetamol sos, c) antiviral drug like- tamiflu after consulting physician. Prevention- vaccine.
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I am 60 yrs of age having diabetic type two at present facing acute problem I am lethargic and never pay sincere effort in proper medication presently my both legs have big problem of numbness please advise proper way to address this problem that to very urgently yours

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Dear, what you are suffering from is a complication of diabetes called diabetic neuropathy. Your lethargy is also probably due to uncontrolled diabetes. So the first step for both the conditions is to treat your diabetes first .
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Daily morning after wakeup, continuously having 5 -10 times cough. After that I won't any cough till night. Again next morning ,i will get. How to solve this issue? And what kind of treatment/medicine I have to follow?

Master of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma in ENT, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Thane
Daily morning after wakeup, continuously having 5 -10 times cough. After that I won't any cough till night. Again nex...
Do Otrivin nasal spray 3 times a day and then do steam inhalation after 10 minutes of nasal spray. Do not use otrivin for more than 3 days try taking steam inhalation for 3 times a day. To know how to take steam, please read instructions below to know - how to take steam inhalation for best results. If problem is not solved in 2-3 days, you may need additional medicines. Techniques to steam 1) Boil a pot of water. 2) Pour water into a large flat pan or bowl. If you use a casserole, water will remain warm for longer duration. 3) Place your head over the bowl at a distance of 1 feet. 4) Cover your head and bowl with a large towel (like a tent), take long breath through your nose and breath out through mouth. Take a break every 1-2 minutes until you feel relatively cooler. Do it for 10 minute twice or thrice a day. If you feel that the treatment is getting too much for you, raise the towel so that fresh air is brought into the area and breathe through your mouth a couple of times and then resume Take care - Take all precautions while dealing with hot water. Also, keep children away and wan others that you are dealing with boiling hot water. Other way is - by an Electric steamer available in market and take steam through it. It is more convenient.
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I am suffering from cough and cold from the last 6 months. I have taken antibiotics many times but its not work. please do advice. Its acute.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am suffering from cough and cold from the last 6 months. I have taken antibiotics many times but its not work. plea...
Your problem is weak immunity due to weak body resistance and moreover frequent intake of antibiotics further supresses immune system----myself is a homoeopath and I will suggest you some very effective homoeopathic medicines which will not only help you build up your immunity but will also prove wonders in acute phase-----------consult me with full details of your problem--------------
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I have fever from past three days. When fever comes I feel severe cold. What should I do.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have fever from past three days. When fever comes I feel severe cold. What should I do.
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 am 20 years old. And I am suffering from fever and dry cough problem last 1 day. What should I do.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 20 years  old. And I am suffering  from  fever  and  dry  cough problem last 1 day. What should I do.
For relief take over the counter medicines i.e. take tab. Sinarest sos 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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I am suffering from running nose and its effects on throats since last week. So sir/ma'am please suggest me medicine for it.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am suffering from running nose and its effects on throats since last week. So sir/ma'am please suggest me medicine ...
1.Do steam inhalation by steam inhaler 2-3 times daily with Karvol plus inhalant capsule 2.Put otrivin nasal drop 1 drop thrice daily/otrivin nasal spray one spray three times daily 3.Take one tablet of Levocetrizine (5 mg) at bed time. 4. Drink lukewarm water/hot soup/herbal tea etc 5.If you have recurrent attack of cold you may be having sinusitis/allergic rhinitis 6.Take plain xray PNS/CT scan of PNS after consulting ENT specialist to exclude sinusitis and take treatment accordingly 7. If sinusitis is excluded, it I could be due to allergic rhinitis, do an allergy test after consulting allergy specialist/immunologist to find out the cause of allergy and follow the treatment and advice accordingly.
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Hi, i am suffering from cough and cold mild temperature from yesterday. Please help.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi, i am suffering from cough and cold mild temperature from yesterday. Please help.
Now seasons of viral infections. pl. Go for Tests..mp,cbc.urine r/m,ns1,blood c/s. 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.
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My mummy suffering from problem of coughing and problem in breathing. Age 45 She tell me its a allergy What should I do The problem start in monsoon weather Please help me..

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My mummy suffering from problem of coughing and problem in breathing.
Age 45
She tell me its a allergy What should I ...
Hello, •She should drink lukewarm water. •Gargle, twice with hot saline water. •Tk, steam, twice. •Avoid, cold intake, exposure to cold climate, dust, smoke, junk food ,nicotine.•tk, homoeopathic medicine: @ Bryonia alb. 30-6 pills, thrice. @ Heper sulphur 30-6 pills, thrice. Go for meditation to charge your body and lungs with plenty of Oxygen  in order to clear nasal passage. •Report wkly, tk,  care.
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Doctor I have cough cold and little bit of fever for over 4 days now. I took some paracetamol tablets but no effect. What should I do now?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Doctor I have cough cold and little bit of fever for over 4 days now. I took some paracetamol tablets but no effect. ...
For cold take tablet cetrizine at night and For cough take syp ascoril-D 2.5 ml twice a day and For fever take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and take cp amoxicillin 500 mg 1-1 for five days
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I am 24 years male I always suffer from cold and flu, so please help me what should I have to do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 24 years male I always suffer from cold and flu, so please help me what should I have to 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. tests cbc.
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I am a 36yrs old man and I am having cold for more than years like right/left nose blocking snezzing, and no headaches but having mild fever always.

Diploma in Family Medicine, Fellowship in Diabetology, Diploma in Diabetology, FCCP, MBBS
General Physician,
1. Your problem is chronic maxillary and frontal sinusitis. 2. Drink only sterile warm water winter or summer. 2.3. Avoid all cool drinks, ice cream etc. Medication: 1. Tab. Cefixime200mg 1-morn --0---- 1 night 2. Tab. Nocold 1-morn--0------1 night 3. Tab. Supradyn 0 ------1 noon------0 4. Do steam inhalation weekly twice even if your fine as precautionary measure regularly. 5. Tab. Paracetamol 500mg 1 sos if you have fever consult me privately if you have problem.
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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.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
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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I am 26 years of age. Daily when I wake up in the morning I have running nose and nasal discharge, swelling in the sinuses and in nasal passages. This happens daily till noon then my body get normal. This is happening from last 3 years, I have consulted physician, ENT specialist and homeopathic treatment but nothing helped me. So please guide me what should I do. I am mentally very much disturb with this allergy.

MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
I am 26 years of age. Daily when I wake up in the morning I have running nose and nasal discharge, swelling in the si...
You must be suffering from allergic rhinitis and frequent episodes of infections called as rhinosinusitis. Treatments should be taken for long time and permanent cure does not occur usually try using steroid nasal sprays and antihistamines for few months.
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My father 51 years old suffering from low b. P and depression since last three years. He is very weak due to this. Please prescribe?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My father 51 years old suffering from low b. P and depression since last three years. He is very weak due to this. Pl...
there is no medicine for low bp. increase salt intake, coffee,drink 3-4 litre of water daily. consult psychologist. thanks
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What are the symptoms of flu and how one can prevent from flu and how this disease spread to others.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
What are the symptoms of flu and how one can prevent from flu and how this disease spread to others.
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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