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I am a teacher and I keep on suffering from cold and cough, normally once in a month. I have regular pain in my throat for which I do gargling and take strepsils and Vicks. Please guide.
Coughing during the night can really wreak havoc for your sleep and cause inexplicable discomfort in the throat and chest region. Thankfully, you can manage it by soothing your tickling throat as well as sensitive airways before you go to bed at night.
- Drink herbal tea: A mugful of non-caffeinated tea mixed with a teaspoon of honey before going to bed can help you to a considerable extent. This is because any warm liquid has the power to break down the formation of mucus in the throat region and with a bit of honey, the herbal tea becomes even more powerful.
- Try to sleep in an inclining position: Gravity is your greatest enemy while combating night-time cough. When you lie down flat on your back at night, all the mucus and dust particles, which you have swallowed all through the day, would accumulate in the throat area and aggravate it making more cough. But you can easily defy gravitational force by piling up some pillows and prop yourself on them while sleeping. You may also keep a wooden block of 4 inches height under your head, which would keep the acids in the stomach so that they don’t come up to irritate your throat.
- Make sure you use the steam cautiously: When your airways are dry, it can make you cough harder. Therefore, you may find relief if you take a warm shower or a bath before going to bed. But you have to be sure that you don’t have asthma as steam can prove harmful for you.
- Check the level of humidity: Humidifiers are known to soothe the problem of persistent coughing when the surrounding air is dry. But too much of moisture during the night can also make you cough. This is because dust mites, mold and other allergens thrive well in the damp air and they could conspire to make your cough even worse. So, pick up a cheap hygrometer from a hardware store and see that the humidity level stays within 40 to 50 percent.
- Equip yourself at night: Keep all the things from drops to water to cough syrup or anything that soothes coughing at your bedside so that you can help yourself in case you wake up in the middle of the night and start coughing.
By following these few tips every day, you can manage the night time cough and have a good night’s sleep without any interruptions. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
She have cough in any time some times he vomiting, chest pain,throtpain, somany medicine he take but not use please tell how to cure prominent.
I had typhoid. It was diagnosed a month before and after taking medicines it got cured and it came to be negative when tested after my course. But after that I use to have 99 temperature. Than I had tonsillitis also after that but it is completely cured now. Even now after a month also I use to have 99 temperature. Can you please tell me the reason for that and any medication.
Dear sir, I am having chronic coughing problem for many years especially during winter and rainy seasons it affects me more. Currently I am stable but whenever i pass through dusty ,polluted area this cough reoccurs.I also live in one of the most polluted area of maharashtra.There is a dryness feeling in my throat.I feel like dust sticking in my throat and feel like swallowing saliva continuosly but there is NO BALGAM like cough.I keep coughing continuosly. I dont have T.B. I n 2011 i was hospitalised for the same.Doctors gave me some anti biotic injection and their diagnosis report says:- ACUTE FEBRILE CLRTI DUE TO 'MARAXELLA CATARRHATIS.They gave me this tablets and injection:- cap-ramfal'bd,tab-pan 40, syr-zyrcof ,syr-corex ,inj-traxol s1.5 gm 2 times daily. I had moderate to high fever,appetite mild,no VX/LM,I WAS ALOS GIVEN NEBULISER TREATMENT.Am i having asthama problem?HOW TO GET OVER THIS PROBLEM? HELP
In 2016 Jan 6 m getting married. M happy with. My married life. But I dont want pregnancy right now. Atleast 5-6 years. N m husband not use any precautions during sex. Can you plzz suggest me any contraceptive pill. I read on net many times ki I pill is not good many side effects n all. So I little scared abt this. because I already previous tuberculosis n thts y m immunity weak. M getting sick fast.
Hi I've been suffering from recurring sinus infections for about 6 months now, my right nostril is fully blocked with what I can feel is a blockage of mucus in my top right nostril, I've tried to clean out with hot water and salt but doesn't get it all out. I can blow so much out until I get a headache and my nose starts to hurt, I've tried every nasal spray and anti histamines but got to stop taking them as I think it's causing more damage to my nose and making me very sensitive to sun light.
I am suffering from sinus and many times my headaches are unbearable so wanted to know whether it is because of sinus? Please answer me.
Please tell me basic symptoms of pilonidal sinus such that if that symptoms are not noticed then it should not be sinus.
I am young adult I experience cough cough almost through out the year I have tried many remedies but no use please suggest me best solution.
Which inhaler is safe during pregnancy for asthma. I'm using symbicort turbinhaler is it safe. Please suggest some alternative. Symbicort I use one dose in 2-3 days.
If you use preventer medicine there is a small risk of having a sore tongue, sore throat, hoarseness of the voice and a mouth infection called thrush. To help prevent these side effects, rinse your mouth out and brush your teeth after using your preventer inhaler. Using a spacer will also help reduce the possibility of thrush.
Children should be monitored closely if they are taking preventer medicines - especially for growth.
It is possible that long-term and high-dose use of preventer medicines (inhaled steroids) may cause some other side effects (See 'Side effects of long-term use of steroid tablets, below). That is why your doctor and asthma nurse will try to keep you on the lowest dose to control your symptoms.
Several studies have suggested the possibility of a very slight increased risk of the development of cataracts in elderly people who have used inhaled steroids. As with use of all medicines, careful attention needs to be paid to the risk versus benefit argument and it's as likely that any risk can be reduced by always using the lowest possible dose of medication to control the condition.
Side effects of steroid tablets
Short term use
For a small number of people, a short-term course of steroid tablets, can lower the body's resistance to chickenpox, so you should contact your doctor if you or your child are taking steroid tablets and you/they come into contact with chickenpox. If your doctor thinks you are at risk they can give you an injection to protect you.
Other possible side effects from taking a short course of steroid tablets are mood swings (especially in children) and increased hunger.
There are very few other side effects from taking occasional (three to four) short courses of steroids per year. However it is important to keep the number of courses to a minimum by making sure you are using enough of your other regular inhaled medicines.
Long term use
A small minority of people with severe asthma need to take steroid tablets for a longer period. However, taking steroid tablets regularly, for long periods of time (months or years) can have serious side effects for some people.
For these reasons your doctor and asthma nurse will always try to prescribe the smallest possible dose of daily steroid tablets. It is very important that you continue to take your other asthma treatments regularly to keep the need for steroid tablets to a minimum.
If you have severe asthma and you have been prescribed long-term steroid tablets your doctor and asthma nurse should discuss and consult with you about the risk of side effects against the benefits of controlling your asthma symptoms (if untreated, severe asthma can lead to permanent lung damage).
The possible side effects of long-term use of steroid tablets are:
Fattened face (moon face)
Feeling hungry and wanting to eat more (this extra eating can lead to weight gain)
Feeling 'hyped up' and over active with difficulty sleeping
Feeling depressed or having sudden mood swings
Heartburn and indigestion
Brittle bones (osteoporosis)
Altering diabetic control or uncovering a tendency to diabetes
Chickenpox may be more serious
Risk of cataract increases
Steroid tablets do not have any side effects that damage the heart.
What can I do about side effects of steroid tablets?
Most importantly, don't smoke. If you smoke, bone thinning side effects are worse. Your general asthma control will also be helped if no one in your household smokes. If your partner gives up smoking, it may mean you can cut down on your dose of steroid tablet.
Taking steroid tablets first thing in the morning may have some benefit in decreasing side effects.
People who need to take regular steroid tablets can use daily calcium supplements, although there is no clear scientific evidence to prove that these are useful.
Weight-bearing exercise, such as walking for 20 minutes each day will help protect against the bone thinning effect of long-term steroids.
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