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Sri Jaabilli Children's Clinic

Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases Physician, Pediatrician
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Shop No - 4, Lorven House Apartments, Behind Radhika Movieplex, Anupuram, Ecil
Hyderabad, Telangana - 500062
Details for Dr. Ramakanth Reddy
Siddhartha Medical College
Gulbarga University
Diploma in Child Health
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Indian Academy of Paediatrics
Fellow of the Royal Society of Health (FRSH)
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Consultant Pediatrician at Sri Jaabilli Children's Clinic
Director at Mayflower Hospital For Women And Children
Chief Administrator at Mayflower Hospital for women and children
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    Has your little child hit his head against a hard surface after falling from a height? Has he lost consciousness, appears dazed or is crying uncontrollably? Such conditions signify that your child has a concussion. A concussion refers to a brain injury, which occurs due to a blow to the head. It may result from a fall, a car crash or due to a sports injury. Toddlers are more prone to head injuries because of their curiosity and poor motor nerve skills. Most such injuries are harmless, but sometimes a fatal blow to the head might lead to severe conditions. Immediate treatment and care are essential in such situations.


    Several medical tests and examinations must be carried out for the diagnosis of a concussion. They include the following:

    Neurological exam is carried out to determine the functioning of your child's brain.
    X ray of the child's head has to be carried out in order to check for other injuries like fractures.
    A CT scan can be performed where the child has to intake a dye before having an X ray done. This will provide better pictures.
    An MRI scan can be performed for diagnosis as well where powerful magnets, and a computer are used to take pictures of the child's head and blood vessels.

    Treatment and Management of a Concussion:

    Usually, no special treatment is required to treat concussion in a toddler. A doctor may have to be consulted, and the child may have to spend some time in the hospital. Several medicines are prescribed by the doctor for the child in order to provide pain relief.
    There are several ways which you need to follow in order to manage the symptoms of a concussion in your child. They are as follows:

    Ice: Ice provides relief from pain and reduces swelling in head injuries. Ice also helps in preventing tissue damage. You should use an ice pack, cover it with a towel and apply it to the injured area on your child's head.
    Rest: Right after a concussion, your child must be put to rest in bed for at least twenty-four hours. Eventually, he can get back to being active as he feels better.
    Restriction on activities: Your child should not take part in sports or any activity, which may result in a fatal blow to his head. Having another concussion before the brain recovers from the previous one can be fatal.

    In cases where your child experiences nausea and vomiting, intense headaches and passes out, you need to rush him to the hospital. You must consult a doctor when the symptoms keep on worsening and continue for several weeks. Without a proper treatment, your child may develop post concussion syndromes, such as headaches, depression or short-term memory loss.
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    Arguably one of the most fatal diseases that threaten human life, Meningitis has been the cause of a lot of recent deaths. Essentially Meningitis is triggered off by the anomalous inflammation of the protective membranes called meninges in the brain and spinal cord. Spurred by some sort of a bacterial or viral attack, this condition emanates from an infection of the fluids in the cranial chamber. Often such conditions are also stimulated by some external injury, cancerous development or even certain kinds of reaction from a given drug or the other.

    Depending on the precise cause of the disease, Meningitis may be categorized as Bacterial Meningitis, Viral Meningitis or Fungal Meningitis. Other forms of Meningitis include parasitic Meningitis, Amebic Meningitis and Non-Infectious Meningitis. Meningitis could potentially be contagious. Through lengthy and proximal contact like coughing or kissing, if saliva or spit gets exchanged, Meningitis causing germs may spread from one person to the other.

    Bacterial Meningitis
    Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria Meningitidis are the two of the most rampant Meningitis causing bacteria. They have the potential of causing irreversible damage to several vital organs. However, with substantive progress in medical science, effective and suitable medication has been made available to the larger populace. But, immediate attention is imperative in this case.

    Viral Meningitis
    Viral Meningitis is relatively milder than the other forms of meningitis. Enteroviruses, arboviruses and herpes virus are some of the most common sources of this kind of Meningitis. People with strong immunity are usually able to overcome this without much ado. Vaccines are available widely in the markets to cure viral meningitis.

    Fungal Meningitis
    Fungal Meningitis are caused primarily from external influences. Inhaling fungal spores from the environment is one of the most prominent factors that lead to Meningitis. People suffering from fatal diseases like cancer, diabetes or HIV are more susceptible to fungal Meningitis. While these are a few of the primary forms of meningitis, other triggers to this disease occur due to various environmental interventions. These are consequent upon interactions with various disease causing allergens. Cure to meningitis is available in the form of surgery or sustained medication.
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    Tuberculosis is a highly infectious and potentially fatal disease which primarily affects the lungs. It is highly contagious and can infect other people via the tiny water droplets released by an infected person while coughing or sneezing. Some strains of this disease have the potential to resist drugs, which are commonly used to cure tuberculosis. Read more to find all about the different causes, symptoms, preventive measures and the treatment of tuberculosis.

    1. Symptoms: Tuberculosis, also known as TB, can be both latent and active. In latent condition TB is not contagious and it does not harm the infected person. But latent TB can change to an active form so treating it in its latent condition is highly advisable. Active TB can be diagnosed due to the prevalence of certain symptoms such as a cough, which lasts for more than 3 weeks, coughing up of blood, unintentional weight loss, chills, chest pain, loss of appetite and fever. Tuberculosis mainly affects the lungs, but can also affect your kidneys, brain and spinal cord.

    2. Causes: Tuberculosis in general is caused by infection. It spreads from person to person by ultra-small droplets, which an infected person releases while coughing or sneezing. Tuberculosis is highly contagious but it is not very easy to catch TB as the immune system of your body fights it off. Also if a patient of TB is under treatment, the person 's disease is no more contagious.

    3. Risk factors: Potentially everyone can be infected with TB but certain factors increase the chances of infection such as a weakened immune system, living in or travelling to certain areas and substance abuse. TB can also cause complications such as spinal and joint damage, liver or kidney problems and heart disorders.

    4. Treatment: Administering medical drugs is the most convenient way of treating TB. But TB is more persistent than normal bacterial infections and utmost care and caution must be taken to treat it. Completion of treatment is highly essential to fully cure TB. Some of the side effects of TB medication include loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, dark urine and jaundice.
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    Hormones which are released during breastfeeding, especially oxytocin provides a lot of benefits to both the mother and the child. It helps in the development of an emotional bond b/w the mother and the child. It also helps in returning the uterus to its original shape and can reduce postpartum bleeding.
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    As a mother, eat as much as fresh fruits, vegetables and proteins like meats, nuts, beans and eggs possible. Also, drink milk and eat foods rich in calcium, like yoghurt, cheese, green leafy vegetables etc. It will be of great benefit to your and your baby.
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    Bedwetting causes stress

    Know that bedwetting is often a normal part of growing up. Most children don't stay dry at night until about the age of 3. And it's usually not a concern for parents until around age 6. There are ways to work toward dry nights as a family.

    Reassure your child by being supportive. He isn't wetting the bed on purpose. And bedwetting isn't typically a sign of an emotional or physical problem. Explain that it is normal, very common and that he won't always wet the bed.

    Bedwetting often runs in families. If you or your partner wet the bed as a child, talk with your child about it. It'll help him see that people do outgrow it. And it may help him feel less alone and embarrassed.

    Many things can lead to bedwetting. It could be the slower development of bladder control or heavy sleep. There may be hormonal issues. Stress and anxiety can be a cause. A child who's been dry and suddenly starts wetting the bed may have an infection or a big life change such as a move may be bothering her. Be sure to speak with your doctor if this is a new problem.

    If she's 4 or older, ask for her ideas. What might help her stop wetting the bed? brainstorm together. Drinking less in the evening and cutting back on caffeinated drinks may be worth trying. You can also offer options like disposable underwear or waterproof sheets. By keeping it positive and involving her, you'll help build her confidence and encourage good bedtime habits

    Praise and reward for staying dry

    When your child has a dry night, praise her for it. Some families mark wet days and dry days on a calendar. Stickers or stars can make it fun. If your child stays dry a number of nights in a row, offer a small reward for a fun breakfast or small book. If she wets, be supportive and remind her that results will come if she keeps up her efforts

    Provide simple reminders

    Make using the bathroom just before he gets in bed part of his bedtime routine. Also, remind him that it's ok to get up during the night to use the bathroom. Nightlights can help him find his own way when he needs to go.

    Resist the urge to wake your child a lot during the night. If you use this approach, waking once a night should be enough, perhaps right before you go to bed yourself. Keep in mind that if you deprive your child of rest and sleep, you may increase his level of stress. Stress can be a bedwetting trigger.

    Involve your child in cleaning up

    When he wets the bed, he can put his pjs in the hamper or help you change the sheets. Make sure he understands it's not a punishment, just part of what has to be done. The idea is to make him more aware of his bedwetting without scolding him or making him feel ashamed

    Clean up: removing the smell of urine

    Accidents happen. And when they do, urine can leave a stubborn odor in clothes and in bed linens. Try adding a half cup to a cup of white vinegar to your wash to remove the smell.

    Cleaning a mattress: step 1

    If you need to clean urine from a mattress, first use towels to blot up as much as you can. Keep blotting, but don't rub, until no more moisture comes to the surface.

    Once you've blotted up as much of the urine as you can, saturate the entire area of urine stain with hydrogen peroxide. Let it stand for 5 minutes, and then use towels again to blot the area dry.

    Once the mattress is dry, sprinkle baking soda over the entire area and let it stand for 24 hours. The next day, vacuum the baking soda away. It should be clean and odor free.

    If your child is nervous about sleepovers, remind her of the steps she uses to stay dry at home. Giving her disposable underwear and extra clothes in case of an accident might put her at ease. A sleeping bag with waterproof lining may also help.

    Beforehand, notify the adult host that your child may have some worries about bedwetting. Discuss your child's plans for handling it so everyone feels prepared.

    Some medications (desipramine, desmopressin, or imipramine) may help for special occasions when your older child wants to stay dry, such as at camp.

    Be patient about bedwetting

    Scolding or losing your temper won't make your child stop wetting the bed. Don't bring up bedwetting in front of others to try to shame her. Embarrassment will only increase her stress and anxiety. Meanwhile, remember that bedwetting eventually does stop. Try practicing patience and providing support while you wait.

    Dealing with teasing in the home

    Bedwetting can make your child an easy target for teasing. To help him handle it, make your home safe for him. Don't allow anyone in your family to tease about it. Explain to siblings that bedwetting is something their brother doesn't have control over and that he needs everybody's love and support.

    If your child avoids other children or comes home with unexplained injuries, she may be being bullied. Listen to what your child says. Talk with her and let her know that you know it's not her fault. Then talk with people at her school and ask what they've seen. Be proactive and work with the school to find ways to make the teasing stop.

    When to call the doctor

    If your child is still bedwetting at age 7, consider setting up a doctor's visit. While there may be a medical problem, most of the time there isn't. Also, see the doctor if your child suddenly starts wetting the bed after being dry for 6 months or more.
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    5 Ways To Reduce Joint Pain And Inflammation

    Rule out Allergies

    Food allergies can have on those little aches and pains that we often pass off as nothing. I believe the first step in dealing with acute and chronic pain is to rule out allergens as you may likely nip the issue in the bud by doing a very simple allergen test.

    Like with any health plan that you may be pursuing, it’s always best to consult your doctor. Many of the foods included in this post may contradict with some medications. So, when you go in for a allergen test, be sure to have a discussion with your health practitioner.

    Reduce Inflammatory Foods

    Now, if going the route of an allergen test is not something you want to do, you may still want to experiment with foods that are known to be inflammatory. Here are the main culprits: Sugar, Dairy, Gluten, Grains, Trans Fats, Artificial Sweeteners, Starches (in excess) and Alcohol.

    Increase Anti-Inflammatory Foods

    Foods (like nuts) and fish (like salmon) are loaded with Omega-3s, that will help fight inflammation. Other great sources of anti-inflammatory foods include blueberries, kelp, horseradish, mustard, garlic, onions, watercress, parsley, celery, pickles, lemon and rose-hip tea. And, don’t forget to add more vibrant vegetables into your diet as they are loaded with micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and antioxidant properties that are essential for building and repairing tissues.

    Herbs such as turmeric and ginger are known to be natural pain remedies, so when you’re cooking, be sure to add one or both of these ingredients to your meals. I especially love these two ingredients in smoothies.

    Get Moving

    It’s a known fact that a lot of joint pain can be a result of stagnation in the muscles and joints. Now, starting to run a 10km is not what I would suggest. In fact, I’m suggesting light weight training, low impact walking, pilates or yoga. These all really help to get your joints in motion and reduce stiffness and pain. Light weight training can also strength the muscles surrounding your affected joint, providing them more support.


    Normally, I would list off a selection of supplements to help you reduce symptoms of pain and begin the healing process. At the same time, if you are taking medications, there can be certain contradictions that may impede on the effectiveness of the medications. So, again, I encourage you to consult with your medical practitioner.

    I would certainly recommend that you start with a high-quality multi-vitamin or mineral supplement especially if your dietary choices haven’t been the best. Now, this doesn’t imply that you should take supplements and then continue to make poor food choices. I don’t personally take a multi-vitamin anymore as I always create a plate that is 75% vibrant, fresh vegetables that provide what I need.

    As with any protocol for improving health, you also need to look at your diet and lifestyle to make significant, long term changes. Consider the steps above as great starting points.
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    Foods that can keep your Uric Acid levels at Normal.

    High uric acid levels in the blood stream can lead to a common form of arthritis called gout. To prevent gout, it is essential to maintain good eating habits and have proper medication. To reduce the uric acid levels in blood, you may need to limit intake of alcohol, sugary foods and reduce purine rich foods like meat, poultry, seafood and pulses. Vegetables such as cauliflower, asparagus, spinach, peas and mushroom also contain a lot of purines. Digestion of purine leads to the formation of uric acid. If uric acid is not eliminated normally which is seen in gout sufferers, it can build up in the blood stream leading to joint inflammation and pain.

    Water   Water flushes out toxins including excess uric acid from the body. Have at least 10- 12 glasses of water daily.

    Cherries    Cherries have anti–inflammatory substances named anthocyanis that help reduce uric acid levels. It prevents the uric acid from crystallising and being deposited in the joints. Cherries also neutralise the acids and help prevent inflammation and pain. 200 gms per day is very effective in bringing down uric acid.

    Apple    Malic acid in apple neutralises uric acid and thus provides relief to the sufferers. You should consume one apple daily after a meal.

    Lime    The citric acid found in lime is a solvent of the uric acid .The juice of half a lime squeezed into a glass of water should be taken twice daily.

    French bean Juice    Another effective home remedy for gout is french beans juice. The healthy juice can be consumed twice everyday for treating gout or high uric acid.

    Celery seed    This is a popular home remedy to lower uric acid levels in the body. Have celery seeds extract to get best results.

    Berries    Berries especially strawberries, and blueberries have anti-inflammatory properties so include them in your diet.

    Apple Cider Vinegar   Drink apple cider vinegar. Add 3 teaspoons of vinegar to 8 ounces of water and have it 2-3 times every day to treat uric acid.

    Pinto Beans    A diet rich in folic acid can help lower uric acid naturally. Folic acid rich foods like pinto beans, sunflower seeds and lentils should be included in your diet.

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    A new born baby breathing in a fast or abnormal way is something unusual. In such a case, contact your pediatrician immediately.
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    Health benefits of Tapioca (Sabudana)

    Sabudana, or tapioca, is a favourite breakfast and evening snack option in indian households. Sabudana khichdi, sabudana pakoda or sabudana kheer are served at indian dinner tables quite often. Apart from food, it is also commonly used to starch clothes. Here, we tell you about the other health benefits this food has to offer:

    1. Tapioca is a good source of protein, which helps with muscle building, healing and strengthening. So vegetarians, turn to sabudana for your daily protein intake.

    2. Tapioca is rich in iron and calcium, which helps maintain bone health. You can prevent osteoporosis and other bone conditions by adding a regular dose of tapioca to your diet.

    3. You can eat a bowl of soaked sabudana with a dash of chilli powder, salt and crushed peanuts to fight fatigue after a hectic day. Loaded with carbohydrates, tapioca will make you feel energetic in a matter of minutes.

    4. Regular consumption of sabudana keeps blood pressure levels under control. Also, the potassium present in it aids healthy blood flow and lowers the pressure on the cardiovascular system.

    5. Sabudana is a healthy weight gain food. So if you're skinny and wish to gain weight naturally, add tapioca to your diet.

    6. Rich in folic acid and vitamin b, tapioca helps prevent foetal birth defects and improves the development of your unborn baby. 

    7. Tapioca prevents gas, indigestion and constipation problems and is good for your metabolism and digestive system.

    Sabudana khichadi recipe

    Preparation time: 20 minutes
    Cooking time: 4 minutes
    Serves 4


    1 cup sago (sabudana) 1/2 cup roasted peanuts, crushed2 medium potatoes, cubed1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) 2 green chillies, slit2 tbsp oilsalt to taste


    Wash the sago. Drain and keep aside for about 2 hours. If necessary, sprinkle a little water over the sago to moisten it. In a glass bowl, combine the oil, cumin seeds, green chillies and potatoes. Cover with a lid and microwave on high for 2 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Add the soaked sago, peanuts and salt and mix well. Cover with a lid and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Serve hot with green chutney or curds.

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    Do not keep plastic bags, ropes and strings in your kid's reach. Strictly keep them away from his vicinity.
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    Tips to prevent arthritis.

    Arthritis in different forms affects a large number of people all over the world. There can be primary and secondary causes of arthritis, the most common being a degenerative form of arthritis, which can be due to the ageing process. There is also wear and tear of the cartilage between the two articulating bones, which forms the joint and in some cases, due to osteoporosis bones are already weaker and softer and susceptible to deformation.

    Tips -

    *Physical activity like choose stairs instead of lifts, walk 500 metres before getting into the car.
    *Start mild to moderate exercises and weight management.
    *Indulge in distressing activities like meditation.
    *Protect your joints from fresh injury as well as the existing injuries.
    *Drink plenty of water.
    *Increase your calcium intake.
    *Increase your vitamin intake.
    *Treat injuries.
    *Reduce repetitive motion in your daily life.
    *Avoid smoking.
    *Avoid alcohol consumption as it weakens bone health and structure.
    *Try taking glucosamine and chondroitin.
    *Drink milk regularly, and in case you are lactose intolerant then switch to calcium and broccoli for calcium intake.
    *For a post menopausal woman, hormone replacement therapy and additional calcium and vitamin d are important.
    *Practice yoga or simple stretching.
    *Use of good body mechanics.
    *Make sure that your shoes are the right size and make sure that they are padded.
    *Avoid inflammatory foods

    Often chronic inflammation is associated with a host of diseases, some of which are even life threatening like cancer and heart disease. You will be surprised to find that most of the internal inflammatory conditions occur due to the increased consumption of certain foods such as: salt, sugar, sweeteners, alcohol, caffeine, injected meat, common cooking oil, trans fats and red meat.

    Home remedies for arthritis -
    *One teaspoon of honey and apple cider vinegar each with a cup of warm water 
    *Mustard oil
    *Epsom salt
    *Fish oil

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    A baby as young as 12 months should be bathed not more than three times a week.
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    A child should read stories when he reaches the pre-school age. Let him choose the stories.
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    Apart from benefitting the baby, breastfeeding benefits the mother as well. The prolactic hormone is released in the mother's system during the process and she feels a nurturing and peaceful sensation.
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    Importance of Rice water .

    The next time you cook rice, think twice before tossing that water down the drain.


    Rice water is rich in nutrients that benefit the skin and hair, making it Asia's best beauty secret. You can use it as a toner, face wash, hair mask or acne treatment.


    Don't believe us? Here are six ways to use this ingredient for flawless skin and shiny hair. 


    Skin Toner
    Soak a cotton pad in rice water and use it to wipe your skin. It will remove any impurities and the excess sebum from your skin, leaving it soft and refreshed.


    Face Mask
    Another way to use rice water is to make a face mask. Take a paper napkin and cut two circles for your eyes, a rectangle for your mouth and a slit for your nose. Pour some rice water in a bowl and soak the mask in it for ten minutes. After, take the mask out, squeeze out the excess water and carefully place it on your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes. It will leave you feeling very refreshed.


    Face Wash
    Store excess rice water in a bottle and use it to wash your face every day for beautiful and glowing skin. You don't have to depend on cosmetic skin products for healthy skin anymore; rice water is the ultimate fix!


    Pore Tightener
    Dip cotton balls in rice water and apply it on your skin. The water will tighten your pores and make them appear smaller.


    Acne Treatment
    Apply rice water on your pimples to treat them naturally and quickly. Try it to believe it.


    Hair Mask
    Pour rice water on your scalp and let it be for 20 minutes. Wash it off, apply a mild shampoo and conditioner, and voila! You've gotten shiny hair without any expensive treatments.

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    Popcorn! Is that healthy or in healthy?

    Why, yes it can! Who doesn't crave a tub of popcorn when they step into a movie theatre? How about when you're watching a movie at home, curled up on the couch?

    The good news is that popcorn is one of the healthiest snacks you can eat, and not the junk food that most people think it is. It just needs to be prepared and seasoned the right way.

    Popcorn is naturally a whole grain, so it offers the same health benefits as other whole grains. Popcorn is packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins A, B, E, and K, folate, iron, potassium, and zinc.

    A single cup (25 g) of air-popped popcorn contains merely 31 calories and 0.3 g of fats.

    Studies show that the antioxidant content of popcorn is much higher than most people think. In fact, one study showed that the concentration of polyphenols in popcorn exceeds that of most fruits. Polyphenols are antioxidants that offer a variety of health benefits, including the prevention of degenerative diseases such osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and diabetes. The antioxidant content is concentrated within the hull of corn, so it's important to cook it with the hull intact.

    Hunger pangs are annoying and tricky to deal with if you're trying to lose weight. But don't fret - popcorn is a light, filling snack that will help banish those bothersome pangs and give you a health boost while you're at it.

    Making healthy popcorn at home

    ? Make sure you air-pop it, and then season it with light, low-calorie ingredients. If you flavour popcorn with full-fat butter or cheese, you will have nothing but a nutritional disaster.
    ? If you don't have an air-popper at home, choose the healthiest microwave popcorn, which has lesser fat, sodium and trans fats and fewer calories than the regular microwave varieties.

    Healthy ways to season popcorn

    Masala Zing
    Mix � teaspoon each of salt, curry powder, cumin powder, garlic powder, and coriander powder in 1 bag of freshly popped popcorn.
    Zippy Italian
    Drizzle � tablespoon of olive oil, 1� teaspoon of Italian herbs and 1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese on a bowl of popcorn. Toss to blend well.
    Red Hot
    Mix together 1 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, chilli powder, and red cayenne pepper, and sprinkle on a bowl of popcorn.

    Sweet Stuff
    Mix together a teaspoon of low-fat butter, a pinch of cinnamon, a dash of cayenne pepper and a teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder. Drizzle onto a bag of popcorn and toss.
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    Common Asthma Myths.

    Asthma is a potentially dangerous disease, and according to WHO estimates, 235 million people around the world suffer from it. It is also the most common chronic health condition among children.


    In the event of an asthma attack, the airways of the lungs become inflamed, and the condition is triggered by allergens such as mould, dust, pollen, and pet dander. The symptoms include frequent coughing, shortness of breath and wheezing, fatigue, and other changes in lung function. Anything that triggers allergies can also lead to asthma symptoms. 


    Because of the severity of this disease, it's important to get the facts right, so as to avoid mishaps and interference in proper treatment. On World Asthma Day, we set record straight on this condition, its causes, symptoms, and treatment.


    Myth: People with asthma shouldn't exercise. 
    If the asthma is under control, there is absolutely no reason why people with the condition can't be physically active. It is important for both adults and children to stay active and healthy to prevent obesity. Obesity is an asthma trigger that can make symptoms worse.

    Myth: Asthma can be cured. 
    Not true. Asthma is treatable, but despite great progress in the field of medicine, we still don't have a cure for this condition. Some people believe that alternative medicine such as homeopathy or Ayurveda have the potential to cure asthma, but this is simply not true. Only a timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment can help people with asthma lead normal, active lives.


    Myth: Inhaled steroids are harmful and addictive.
    A lot of people confuse inhaled steroids with anabolic steroids that are used in sports and fitness. Inhaled steroids are asthma preventer medications, and currently, these medications are the only way to keep severe asthma under control. They are effective and non-addictive.


    Myth: Children outgrow asthma. 
    It is a misconception that children who have asthma outgrow it by the time they hit puberty. The disease does go into remission in some kids around puberty, but this is not because the asthma has been cured. Most often, the symptoms strike again, and sometimes the asthma returns when young adults start consuming alcohol.


    Myth: Smoking does not affect asthma. 
    False! Smoking is a major asthma trigger, which is why people with asthma have an even stronger reason than most to quit this harmful habit. Second-hand smoking by a parent also triggers asthma symptoms or worsens them in kids. Many people with asthma find when they quit smoking they experience significantly fewer symptoms and less frequent asthma attacks.


    Myth: Moving to a dry climate can cure asthma. 
    It's true that a change in environment may temporarily put off asthma symptoms, but it's not possible that this will cure the disease. Many people find that their symptoms reduce when they're at the countryside or the coast. Eventually, allergens will trigger the symptoms again.


    To reduce asthma triggers at home, make sure your house is dust-free. Clean your fans and AC units often. Avoid carpeting and other furnishings that trap dust and mould. Keeps your windows closed during pollen season. If humid climate is a trigger for you, use a dehumidifier in your home.


    Myth: It's normal to use your inhaler at least once a day.
    Not true! If you are regularly your inhaler to treat asthma symptoms more than twice a week, then it is obvious that your condition is not under control. It's important that you see your doctor and talk about what's going on.

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    Dr Ramakanth is a gifted child specialist who is blessed with unmatchable knowledge and marvellous clinical skills... he is the true maestro of his discipline and a fully dedicated pediatrician. His skill to understand the patients is great... I recommend Dr Ramakanth whole heartily.... Virender Verma
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