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Dr. Shanti Ravindran

Geriatrician, Chennai

400 at clinic
Dr. Shanti Ravindran Geriatrician, Chennai
400 at clinic
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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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I am having flu from 3 days and dry throats too. I have visited doctors but his tablets are not giving satisfied result.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am having flu from 3 days and dry throats too.
I have visited doctors but his tablets are not giving satisfied result.
Hello. For flu and sore throat, need to follow the points: - Take enough rest. - Avoid cold things, fried/ oily food. -Avoid excessive use of voice/ roughly using voice or else shouting. - Gargle with salt and warm water solution thrice daily. - Take Ginger tea. - Avoid excessive cold air or sudden change of temperature (like coming from heat/ sunlight to an A/C room). - Can cover your throat with a stole. Take homoeopathic medications - Schwabe's Eupatorium Perf. 30 and SBL's Stodal cough lozenges – all of them thrice a day daily- for 3 days. Revert me back.
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Sir from 2 weeks I am suffering from cold I can't do any work and I can't sleep in night time for cough pls give some advise for this problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Solan
Sir from 2 weeks I am suffering from cold I can't do any work and I can't sleep in night time for cough pls give some...
Hi, please take homeopathic medicine kali bi 1m 3 doses, ars alb 200 6 pills twice a day, report back after 7 days with feedback.
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I have allergic cold and running nose for 1 year and cough for 1 week. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have allergic cold and running nose for 1 year and cough for 1 week. What should I do?
its allergic problem,there is no permanent cure, 1tab sinarest before bed, steam inhalation. Wear mask to avoid dust, it will help. Thank you
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Mera beta 5 years ka hai. Jab woh 1 month ka tha usko nimonia ho gaya tha. Tab se use bahut jald jukham ho jata hai .pediotrics ko dikhata hu. Koi permanent phayda nahi hota hai. Pls koi gharelu ya ayurvedic medicine suggest kre. Kyuki bachhe ki night me nose block ho jati hai. Aur bhut balgum banta hai. Pls suggest kre.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Mera beta 5 years ka hai. Jab woh 1 month ka tha usko nimonia ho gaya tha. Tab se use bahut jald jukham ho jata hai ....
Hello, Lybrate user, give your son the undernoted homoeopathic medicine:@ Bacillinum 200-4 pills wkly. Avoid, cold intake, exposure to cold climate, dust, smoke. Report, wkly. Your feedback matters. Tk care.
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Dear Doctor, My mother is 76 years old. She is usually very agile, workaholic from the time I had seen her. She takes care of cooking & other household work till now. Her daily routine is: Gets up at 4.30 am in the morning, goes out for walking by 5.00 am. Walks between 30 - 40 minutes. Comes back - does meditation for 20 min; then does Yoga for 30 minutes. By the time she finishes all this it will be around 6.30 am. Then she goes to Kitchen and does breakfast and lunch for my wife and children - as they get ready to go to their work. Goes back to bed around 11.00 pm. Till she retires to bed, she is almost doing some work in the house. Maybe takes 1 hr rest in the noon time. Coming to her health issue: She has been diagnosed for diabetes for the past 4 years and is taking Glycomet GP1 - one tab in the morning and one at night; Her sugar reading taken a couple of days back reads: Fasting: 189 and PP 196. Her food habits: Breakfast: 3 idli or 2 chapattis or 2 doses. Lunch: Rice with some dal and vegetables and 1 green; Dinner: 2 chapattis; Upuma or Kichadi. Eats a piece of apple and guava and some dry fruits and nuts. Has one glass of milk before going to bed. For the past 6 months she is finding it difficult to walk outside, as her legs are paining. Pain radiates from bottom part of hip till the heels of her both legs. Usually she walks faster than men. Now she is feels her legs are heavy and knees paining as she walks. End of her walk back home, she is sweating and panting for breath; Her question is: She does everything that is recommended and advised by Doctors. Still why would she be having such a problem at her age? What investigations are to be done? Which specialist doctor has she to check about her health issue? Would appreciate your thoughts and advise to my dear mother.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc Home Science (hons)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ludhiana
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My mother is 76 years old. She is usually very agile, workaholic from the time I had seen her. She takes...
Hello you need not worry. She needs a change in medications, take her to md Dr. Also take following ingredients and make a powder: almonds - 50 green elaichi - 50 neem leaves dry - 50 whole black pepper - 50 bhunna channa - 125 g. Take 1 tsp after breakfast and 1 tsp before dinner. Don't skip breakfast. Sleep for 7-9 hours per night is must for her. Include whole grains, sprouts, seasonal fruits and vegetables, salad vegetables like cucumber, kakri, onion, tomato etc. Include green tea 4-5 times a day. Thank you.
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I am suffering from dry cough for last two week and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what should be done?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am suffering from dry cough for last two week and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what sho...
Hi, Take hot water fomentation on the chest and back 2-3 times a day. Take Swasatone Lehya 1 tsf twice a day followed by milk for 2-3 weeks. Avoid cold and refrigerated, oil fried food and sweets.
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Hello sir, I am suffering from cold and cough from three hour and because of that I am unable to do my work properly so tell me what can I do?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Hello sir, I am suffering from cold and cough from three hour and because of that I am unable to do my work properly ...
Get plenty of rest, especially while you have a fever. Rest helps your body fight infection. Stop smoking and avoid secondhand smoke, which can make cold symptoms worse drink lots of fluids such as water and clear soups. Fluids help loosen mucus. Fluids are also important because they help prevent dehydration. Gargle with warm salt water a few times a day to relieve a sore throat. Throat sprays or lozenges may also help relieve the pain. Avoid alcohol. Use saline (salt water) nose drops to help loosen mucus and moisten the tender skin in your nose.
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How to get relief from cold, cough and headache? I was suffering from it for last 2 weeks please suggest me good solution to it.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
How to get relief from cold, cough and headache?
I was suffering from it for last 2 weeks please suggest me good solu...
For cold take tablet cetrizine at night and For cough take syp ascoril-D 2.5 ml twice a day and For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Take a flow of steam (of plain water only ) over the forehead through a crescent steam inhaler, eight hourly
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Bird flu (avian influenza)

Prevention

Bird flu vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration has approved one vaccine to prevent infection with one strain of H5N1 bird flu virus. This vaccine isn't available to the public, but the U.S. Government is stockpiling it and will distribute it in the event of an outbreak.

This vaccine could be used early in such an outbreak to provide limited protection until another vaccine ? designed to protect against the specific form of the virus causing the outbreak ? is developed and produced. Researchers continue to work on other types of bird flu vaccines.

Recommendations for travelers

If you're traveling to Southeast Asia or to any region with bird flu outbreaks, consider these public health recommendations:

Avoid domesticated birds. If possible, avoid rural areas, small farms and open-air markets.
Wash your hands. This is one of the simplest and best ways to prevent infections of all kinds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol when you travel.
Ask about a flu shot. Before traveling, ask your doctor about a flu shot. It won't protect you specifically from bird flu, but it may help reduce the risk of simultaneous infection with bird and human flu viruses.
Poultry and egg products

Because heat destroys avian viruses, cooked poultry isn't a health threat. Even so, it's best to take precautions when handling and preparing poultry, which may be contaminated with salmonella or other harmful bacteria.

Avoid cross-contamination. Use hot, soapy water to wash cutting boards, utensils and all surfaces that have come into contact with raw poultry.
Cook thoroughly. Cook chicken until the juices run clear, and it reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 F (74 C).
Steer clear of raw eggs. Because eggshells are often contaminated with bird droppings, avoid foods containing raw or undercooked eggs.
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My friend is suffering from cold and cough from few days. Is it normal due to whether change or other reason?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
My friend is suffering from cold and cough from few days. Is it normal due to whether change or other reason?
Hello, kindly tell me 1. Is cough associated with throat pain ? 2. Is sputum is also coming ? 3. Do you have fever also? and kindly follow advises given below Take proper rest lot of fluids and proper home made diet. warm Saline gargles twice a day for 2-3 days. steam inhalation carefully by steam inhaler twice a day for 2-3 days Consult Physician If Symptoms persist or worsen
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Sir, what are the symptoms of flu? And what are the precautions to be taken for the cure of flu And what is the usual home made option too avoid flu.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Sir, what are the symptoms of flu?
And what are the precautions to be taken for the cure of flu
And what is the usual...
The symptoms r as that of a common cold watery nose eyes sore throat fever cough body aches prevention is to stay away from crowded places wash hands regularly and take a vaccine once a year preferably in early november.
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I am 37 years old. I am suffering from cold and running nose for the past 2 months. What should I do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 37 years old. I am suffering from cold and running nose for the past 2 months. What should I do?
Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing - everyone knows the symptoms of the common cold. It is probably the most common illness. 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. Nasivion cough suppressants - quiets a cough. Syp. Brozedax expectorants - loosen mucus so you can cough it up. Zeet expectorant antihistamines - stop runny noses and sneezing. Levocetirizine pain relievers - ease fever, headaches, and minor aches and pains. Flucold 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.
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During every season change people tend to get the common flu. Is there any food reference to keep the flu at bay? That is because I don't want to be vulnerable to sickness.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
During every season change people tend to get the common flu. Is there any food reference to keep the flu at bay? Tha...
Few diet tips - not to eat fried food items and can eat all green vegetables, moong, chana, dal, rice etc and to apply ghee over chappati and don't apply oil over chappati and to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day and if possible eat eggs on alternate days and if possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla and eat seasonal fruit.
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I am 28 yrs old I had cold and cough from last three weeks and also breathless ness. I had taken montair lc and amoxylin also.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I am 28 yrs old I had cold and cough from last three weeks and also breathless ness. I had taken montair lc and amoxy...
do cbc , inform report. take sinarest one at night for 3 days.take crocin 650 mg one sos for high fever, honitus 2 tsf 2 times a day for 5 days. consult physician if not ok.
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How to increase BMR i am taking all precaution but not able to loose weight am neither eating processed food, sugar, no chemical supplements and taking all natural things in my diet including herbs ans spices suggested in this column

BAMS
Ayurveda,
You may use pure herbal noni for few months, I think it may be helpful for you. Its a syrup format and easy to get nearby you.
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For My granny black stools are happening, she is taking glador m2, clopidogrel, tonact 40, ecosprin 75, telmed beta 50, Is it a serious issue please help the needy, she came across heart attack n two stents are also deployed.

MBBS, MD - Geriatrics
Geriatrician, Mumbai
Glad to hear that you are concerned about your Granny's health. The complaints of passing black stools suggests that she is having bleeding from the stomach or upper intestine; unless she is taking oral iron tablets. Given the history that she is taking ecosprin and clopidogrel, which are blood thinners and prone to cause stomach ulcers, it is a high possibility. You must get her evaluated as early as possible. Regards. Take Care.
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I am 17 years old boy I am suffering from cold and cough so please suggest me good medicine so that I come well as soon as possible.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 17 years old boy I am suffering from cold and cough so please suggest me good medicine so that I come well as so...
Hi. Take homoeopathic medicine - schwabe's alpha-nc and alpha-cf - both thrice daily for 4 days. Use bakson's nasal-aid spray/ 1-2 sprays after every 4 hours. Management: - avoid cold drinks and fried food, take healthy food. -avoid exposure to air-conditioner or cold air. -take steam-inhalation once before going to bed. -take enough sleep and rest.
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What are the symptoms of flu? What are the symptoms of fever? What are the symptoms of stomach?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
What are the symptoms of flu?
What are the symptoms of fever?
What are the symptoms of stomach?
Swine Flu symptoms 2.Nasal congestion, Sore throat 3.Headache, Myalgia,Fatigue,dyspnoea (Shortness 1.Fever, Cough of breath) 4.Vomiting, Diarrhea 5.Pneumonia and Respiratory failure(In Severe cases)
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What is the characteristics of the flu and side effect of that and give suggestion to stop it?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
What is the characteristics of the flu and side effect of that and give suggestion to stop it?
Flu is a term used for viral infection in Upper respiratory tract Symptom of Flu are: high temperature Body ache/ Headache Malaise Joint pain/ muscle pain cough/ cold There are some supplement available that can be start after personal consultation and these supplement can reduce severity and no. of episodes of Flu
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Doctor I have been suffering from cold and cough since 3 weeks. Should I visit physician or just take cough syrup?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Doctor I have been suffering from cold and cough since 3 weeks. Should I visit physician or just take cough syrup?
you can take tab. Flucold twice a day . Tab. Dolo 500 mg sos. Tests..mp,cbc. After tests you can take antibiotics by doctor. Never take asprin medicines in fever and cold now a days. feel cold then cover body with warm cloths, avoid dust area, clean body, change cloths daily, change bed sheet daily,
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