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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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What are measures taken for flu how to detect it and how to take precautions regarding it.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
What are measures taken for flu how to detect it and how to take precautions regarding it.
Seasonal flu symptom 1.Fever,cough,sore throat, running nose 2.headache, bodyache pain in muscle, fatigue. Prevention 1.stay at home if sick, avoid contact with infected patient, 2.Avoid over crowding places,wash hands frequently with soap and water, 3.Avoid sharing linen, utensil, dish etc with infected patients, 4.Frequently touched surfaces like door handle, telephone receiver should be cleaned with disinfectant, 5.use face mask when going out, 7.Have good nourishing food, drink plenty of water, take adequate rests 8. If fever take one tablet of paracetamol sos, 9.consult doctor if any problem
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I am suffering from cold and cough for about 2 months. I takes some medicine everyday for it. Are those medicines are harmful to body if I takes it daily?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am suffering from cold and cough for about 2 months. I takes some medicine everyday for it. Are those medicines are...
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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Can synovial fluid injection be administered on an aged lady of 55 years? whom shpuld I refer for the same.

Diploma in Family Medicine, Fellowship in Diabetology, Diploma in Diabetology, FCCP, MBBS
General Physician,
If constant knee joint pain occurs synovial fluid injection can be administered. Consult a good orthopedician for this.
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What are the symptoms of flu? How does it occurs? What are its precautions that we have to take?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
What are the symptoms of flu? How does it occurs? What are its precautions that we have to take?
(swine flu is caused by h1n1 virus. More serious than normal seasonal flu. It is an air borne infection and spreads through the talking/sneezing / coughing of infected individual)- normal flu- byinfluenza/h4n2 virus swine flu symptoms 1. Fever, cough 2. Nasal congestion, sore throat 3. Headache, myalgia, fatigue, dyspnoea (shortness of breath) 4. Vomiting, diarrhea 5. Pneumonia and respiratory failure (in severe cases). Prevention 1. Avoid over crowding places and avoid contact with infected patients 2. Avoid sharing food, linen, utensii with infected patient 3. Frequently wash your hands with soap and water 4. Use face mask while going to crowed places 5. When coughing orsneezing, cover your mouth/nose with tissue pape and dispose of used tissue paper promptly and carefully. Put them in a bag and throw in dust bin. 6. Clean hard surfaces like door handle, electrical switches/taps/toilet flush/telephone receivers/computer key board etc frequently. 7. Frequently touched items like mobile/telephones etc should be cleaned with disinfectant diagnosis-serological and virological test prevention swine flu vaccine (validity one year),
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I am 22 years old and I have this cold and cough since the last few years. Whether it is summer or winter, the cold is always there. What should I do?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I am 22 years old and I have this cold and cough since the last few years. Whether it is summer or winter, the cold i...
take sinarest one tab at night for 3 days. take honitus 2 tsf 2 times a day. do gargle , take steam, avoid cold exposure.
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I am a 17 yr old male. I am very much prone to cough and cold. They occur to me frequently i. E after one week or so and only if I am at home for complete one day. There is no problem if I am out of home. I visited doctor last week he gave me some tablets but as soon as I stop taking them I again catch cough and cold. Mucous keeps coming out of my nose for whole day and I keep sneezing for the whole day I am fed up of it. Sneezing causes too much of head ache. What is the problem and whatshould I do? The tablets given to me are immunity and jotair la how much time will it take for these tablets to take complete effect?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am a 17 yr old male. I am very much prone to cough and cold. They occur to me frequently i. E after one week or so ...
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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Paralysis - How Physiotherapy Can Help You?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Paralysis - How Physiotherapy Can Help You?

Paralysis can be concluded as the state when the muscles lose functioning in any part of the body. Any kind of disruption in our nerve system can be responsible enough to cause paralysis. Our central nervous system and peripheral nervous system communicate and control our senses of movement. But interruption in nerve impulses can cause weakness in muscles which leads to muscle paralysis.

Symptoms
A paralysed patient will encounter symptoms like:

  1. Decreasing the motor power
  2. Decreasing vasomotor control
  3. Loss of sensation
  4. Decreasing bowel and bladder control
  5. Losing the ability of sexual function.

When it comes to treating a paralysis patient, physiotherapy is proven to be the best remedy. Physiotherapy has thoroughly helped patients with paralysis in getting to feel confident and independent. Physiotherapy includes various exercises and techniques which are developed with time in order to provide a complete rehabilitation to the patients.

Types of paralysis:
There are mainly four types of paralysis

  1. Monoplegia: when one limb gets paralysed
  2. Hemiplegia: when arm and leg of a single side get paralysed
  3. Paraplegia: when legs get paralysed
  4. Quadriplegia: when both sides get paralysed

Treating paralysis with physiotherapy

  1. Physiotherapy is advised to patients with any type of paralysis. It should be started soon in order to improve blood circulation in the muscles. It also helps in relaxing the stiff muscles. This treatment improves the overall health condition of the patient.
  2. Physiotherapy is also responsible for reducing any kind of swelling which takes place due to external brain injury.
  3. Physiotherapy is helpful in making the patient stable and independent.
  4. It also helps in maintaining the blood pressure.
  5. It helps to improve the respiratory system.
  6. Physiotherapy maintains the affected muscles and nerves. It provides strength to the affected muscles and works to prevent the limbs from getting deformed.
  7. One major symptom of paralysis is a loss of bladder and bowel function. Physiotherapy helps in managing the paralysed bowel and bladder.
  8. Physiotherapy involves different techniques which can be learnt from a physiotherapist in order to transfer a paralysed patient.
  9. Othorsis, canes, braces, splints are the equipment that are advised to the patient by a professional physiotherapist.
  10. Physiotherapy helps in resolving problems such as anxiety, anger, depression, denial which takes place after post-paralysis mental trauma.
  11. Physiotherapist provides safeguarding tips to the patient and his or her family in order to avoid accidents.
  12. Physiotherapy has a big role in creating the motivation in patient's mind.

These are the benefits of physiotherapy which help the paralyzed limbs getting stronger and better.

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My 19 months old son is going daycare from 15 days. Last week he had cold and cough and now suddenly he got fever. Is he is feeling homesick? What should I do for him? He is not sleeping in daycare. He is staying there for 7 hrs.

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Homeopath, Patna
My 19 months old son is going daycare from 15 days. Last week he had cold and cough and now suddenly he got fever. Is...
Hello. It's safer to tk d child home at least, under febrile condition, else, u, yourself be not comfortable. Give him homoeo medicine. @ bryonia alb 30-4 pills, thrice a day. Give him sufficient qty of water to hydren him & to eliminate toxins, too. Of, course your love & affection is the prime medication for your child. Tk, care of your child.
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I am 34 year old male, I suffer from chronic cold allergies, and sneeze all day when it happens, I can avoid it by taking Monteck LC or any other anti allergic medicine 2-3 per week like cetrizen etc, but I want a long term permanent solution to this problem.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 34 year old male, I suffer from chronic cold allergies, and sneeze all day when it happens, I can avoid it by ta...
Take tab. sinarest it contains ( Acetaminophen+ Pseudoephedrine+ chlorpheniramine). Acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine, and pseudoephedrine is a combination medicine for throat infection and treat headache, fever, body aches, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and sinus congestion caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu. Do gargle with warm water thrice a day. Drink warm water also. Take plenty of water, liquid diet, dalia, green veg., orange. avoid cold things, avoid cold drinks. Avoid Oily foods. If symptoms are from more days or again persist then do few tests for confirm causes of it.. i.e. CBC. welcome in lybrate.
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