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Dr. Rashmi Sama

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Pulmonary Med. & Critical Care Med., DM - ...

Pulmonologist, New Delhi

17 Years Experience  ·  900 at clinic
Dr. Rashmi Sama MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Pulmonary Med. & Criti... Pulmonologist, New Delhi
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Dr. Rashmi Sama is one of the best Pulmonologists in Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi. She has had many happy patients in her 17 years of journey as a Pulmonologist. She has done MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Pulmonary Med. & Critical Care Med., DM - Pulmonary Med. & Critical Care Med. . She is currently associated with Ganga Ram Hospital in Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rashmi Sama on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Manipal Academy of Higher Education - 2000
MD - Internal Medicine - St Lukes - Columbia University, New York - 2005
DM - Pulmonary Med. & Critical Care Med. - Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia - 2007
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DM - Pulmonary Med. & Critical Care Med. - University of Illinois, Chicago - 2009
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American Medical Association (AMA)
american thoracic society

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Am suffering with cold and cough with phlem. I had taken respira. But did not worked for me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Whenever there is mucous discharge from the nostrils I will suggest you to take one tablet of cetrizine at night and For dry cough I will suggest you to take syp Ascoril-D 2.5 ml and can repeat after a gap of six hours as and when required.
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I m suffering from fever, cold and cough from last 6 days, pls tell me the proper solution.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
I m suffering from fever, cold and cough from last 6 days, pls tell me the proper solution.
can be viral. paracetamol 500 sos with rest and saline gargles. No relieg get investigated to know cause
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Chronic Bronchitis And Its Cure With Homoeopathy

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Chronic Bronchitis And Its Cure With Homoeopathy

The human respiratory system includes trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, lungs, and diaphragm. Oxygen that we breathe in and carbon dioxide that we breathe out is exchanged in the alveoli (air sacs) inside the lungs.

Bronchitis is a respiratory problem where the lining of the bronchial tubes (it carries air to and from the lungs) becomes inflamed or swells. The reason can be an infection or the person’s lifestyle. People with bronchitis have reduced ability to breathe in air and oxygen into their lungs; they also face discomfort because of the deposition of heavy mucus or phlegm in their airways.

Types of bronchitis

Bronchitis comes in two forms, acute or chronic:

Acute bronchitis

Acute bronchitis occurs mostly during the winter season caused by cold or viral infection, such as the flu. It consists of a cough with mucus, chest discomfort or soreness, fever and sometimes shortness of breath. Acute bronchitis lasts for one to three weeks and usually improves within a few days without lasting effects (although you may continue to cough for a week). If there is a repeated bout of bronchitis, then it requires a medical attention since it is a symptom of chronic bronchitis.

Bronchitis is also caused by bacteria. Bacterial bronchitis occasionally follows a viral upper respiratory infection.

Chronic bronchitis

Chronic bronchitis lasts for at least 3 months a year and two years in a row. It is a serious long-term disorder that requires regular medical treatment. Smoking should be strictly prohibited if a person is down with acute bronchitis since it becomes much harder to recover and difficult to diagnose.

What causes bronchitis?

Acute bronchitis:

The irritated membrane of the bronchial tubes is caused by viruses, typically those that also cause colds and flu or by a bacterial infection.

In some cases, exposure to substances that irritate the lungs, such as tobacco smoke, dust, fumes, vapours and air pollution also stimulates the inflammation.

Chronic bronchitis:

Repeated irritation is the main cause of chronic bronchitis which damages the lungs and airway tissue. Smoking is the most common causes of chronic bronchitis, other causes include continuous exposure to air pollution, dust and fumes from the environment, and repeated episodes of acute bronchitis.

Understanding how smoking is the main cause of chronic bronchitis:

The cigarette smoke damages the tiny hair-like structures in the lungs (cilia) which is responsible for brushing out debris, irritants, and excess mucus from the lungs. This dysfunctional property of the cilia increases the chances of developing chronic bronchitis.

In the case of a chain smoker, the mucous membrane lining the airways stays inflamed and the cilia eventually stop functioning altogether. This results in lungs clogged with mucus which becomes vulnerable to viral and bacterial infections and eventually damages the lung’s airways. This permanent condition is called copd (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

Symptoms of bronchitis

Symptoms of bronchitis include:

A cough that is frequent and produces mucusfever (may or may not be present) lack of energywheezing sound when breathing (may or may not be present) sore throatbreathlessnesschest tighteningchillsbody achesheadachesblocked nose and sinuses.

When is medical attention necessary?

Consult with the health care specialist if any of the following problems arise:

A cold that lasts more than two to three weeksa fever greater than 102° fa fever that lasts more than five daysa cough that produces bloodany shortness of breath or wheezinga change in the colour of mucus

Treatments for bronchitis

When someone has bronchitis the best treatment is to take enough rest, stay away from allergens (allergy causing agents), drink lots of fluid and have warm soothing food (like soup and khichdi).

The following are the top homeopathic remedies usrd for cough:

1. Bryonia 

Bryonia is often used for a dry, hard, and irritating cough. Patients usually use this if they have an itching pain in the throat or chest that worsens at night. Movement will also make the symptoms worse. Other symptoms with coughs that require bryonia include splitting headaches, and a dry cough accompanied by faintness, vertigo, and nausea.

2. Antimonium tartaricum 

Antimonium tartaricum is often used for loose coughs—the patient may even feel like they are suffocating. The patient also alternates between coughing and shortness of breath. Other common symptoms associated with an individual who requires antimonium tartaricum include nausea, vomiting mucus, weakness, drowsiness, hoarseness, and the desire to be left alone.

3. Aconitum napellus

Aconitum napellus is often used for colds and dry, irritating coughs that come on suddenly. Symptoms will get better from warmth, fresh air, and movement; however, symptoms worsen from warm rooms, exposure to pollen or tobacco smoke, in the evening and at night, and during cold, windy, or hot weather.

4. Pulsatilla 

Pulsatilla is also an effective remedy for colds and coughs. The patient may cough up thick, yellow-green mucus. The person will experience a loose cough in the morning and a dry cough at night. The person will feel better from open air, but worse in the morning, at night, and in heat.

5. Arsenicum album

Arsenicum album is used for coughs with a burning pain that improves with sips from warm drinks. The person’s symptoms will improve from warm drinks and a warm room, but they worsen from open air and cold.

6. Hepar sulphuris calcareum

Hepar sulphuris is used for a rattling and barking cough that starts after exposure to cold and dry air. Other symptoms include yellowish mucus, constant hoarseness, and wheezing. The person’s symptoms will worsen from lying down, walking, and drafts; however, symptoms get better from rising up and bending the head backwards, a hot compress, and damp air.

7. Causticum

Causticum is another great remedy for dry, deep, and hollow coughs. The person will feel as if they can’t cough deep enough to raise mucus. Other symptoms include hoarseness, burning pains, a sore chest, and tightness. Symptoms get better from damp weather and sips of cold water; however, symptoms worsen from drafts, cold air, stooping, talking, lying, sneezing, and bending the head forward.

8. Rumex crispus

Rumex crispus is often prescribed for a dry cough when a person lies down. The person will feel a tickling sensation in the throat that often leads to a cough. They will also experience long episodes of a dry, hacking, and fatiguing cough. The person will get better from warm air and during the daytime; however, things will worsen from cough after eating, talking, touching the throat, deep breathing, and lying down.

9. Drosera (sundew)

Drosera is a homeopathic remedy used for a dry, deep, barking, hollow, and spasmodic cough that may also produce gagging. The person’s coughing episodes will often last two to three hours. They will also experience vomiting, suffocative attacks, nosebleeds, cold sweats, hoarseness, and holding their sides during coughing bouts. The cough will worsen from lying down, being alone, and while drinking, singing, laughing, and talking.

If the condition is worse or there is no improvement then consult a homeopathic doctor for well selection of the medicine.

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I do not no how to solve my breathe problem so please help me doctor nd will wait your answer.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Few tips- Avoid any triggering factor, take folic acid regularly, eat a healthy diet , always be stress free , exercise regularly
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I am having Sinusitis problem since years. I tried all the possible options for treating, consulted number of ENT & Homeopathic doctors but did not helped in permanent curing. Thus, I often take anti-allergic medicines which has become a practice for me during weather change. Can you please suggest some good ways to restraint it, at least I can stop taking anti-allergic. Please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Do steam inhalation regularly. You might be benefitted with a short course of steroids and antibiotics if needed. Please rule out nasal polyps, asthama,and other systemic illness which might aggravate your condition like ciliary akinesia, I immune suppression. Go for endoscopic sinuse surgery to relieve congestion and irrigate sinus if above measures do not work.
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When I do exercise I feel breathlessness ecg and chest xray are ok. What are the reason and what is the treatment for breathing problems.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
When I do exercise I feel breathlessness ecg and chest xray are ok. What are the reason and what is the treatment for...
It is normal to feel heavy breathing during exercising once you get used to it it will improve in the meantime do breathing exercises to improve your lung capacity.
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I have bronchitis. But now a days I walk fast, run or walk continuously I get tired and breathe so heavily. Can anyone please tell me why this happen is there any serious symptom or problem or there is a need of surgery.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, bronchitis/ asthma can be treated well with homoeopathic medicines completely, only need to be regular with the medication and avoid those foods/ things to which you are allergic to for sometime. Keep taking your already on going medication, reduce it gradually and slowly once homoeopathic starts acting. Take bakson's astha-aid drops/ 10-15 drops in 1/2 cup water/ thrice d day for 1 month. Also, take homoeopathic medicines - alfaalfa tonic and five phos. - both thrice daily, and let me know about your condition after a month.
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Hi.Iam 22 years old. I am not a diabatic.I am having problem of cough everyday .When i had check prevous i was having b12 deficincy , so that i took b12 injection then it was okk .But now i am having problem of exessive saliva in mouth .I also feel low in energy. I am taking calcium supplements .But sometimes i feel am ok then that saliva problem occurs.So please give absolute answer of my problem.I have some time irritation in eyes.

Phaco Development Program, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, DNB Ophtalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Mysore
As you have dust allergy most probably your irritation is also due to allergy. Anti-allergic eye drops will give you relief from itching but i suggest you consult a pulmonologist who specializes in allergic disorders and get yourself desensitized or start taking anti allergic tablets like montelukast
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In my throat always have infection and I also have cough always it is reddish color. Please tell me what should i do?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
In my throat always have infection and I also have cough always it is reddish color. Please tell me what should i do?
Please take cup. Met. 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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What is the remedy for long lasting cold. Is that a symptom for sinus. Or seasonal change issue.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For cold take tablet cetrizine at night and if there is associated headache than its due to sinusitis
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My weight so heavy. What are me doing for this. Many time I have a problem to breathing.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
My weight so heavy. What are me doing for this. Many time I have a problem to breathing.
U need to take a balanced diet eat low calorie foods do exercise eat good fats intake of oil is 15-20 ml use refined oil eat more vegetables and fruits avoid sweets drink green tea with lemon juice with out sweets.
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I have rheumatoid arthritis and also copd. Slowly my right foot ankle started to change deform and unable to walk freely what is the medication to cure it. Other than surgery as I cannot stand to surgery.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Yes. Start following ayurvedic medicines cap immugain cap detox cap omegarich cap green rich cap calrich tab aarogyavardhini vati ashawagandha churna
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What are the side effects of asthma disease when someone is suffering from Asthma disease.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Symptoms Of Asthma Coughing especially at night, during exercise Sneezing, running nose, sore throat, Shortness of Breath, sleeping trouble Tightness of chest Wheezing in chest (whistling sound in chest while breathing) Treatment 1.You have ton do steam Inhalation 2-3 times daily 2.Take Viscodyne LS syrup 2 Tsf thrice daily 3.You have to take antibiotic, use inhaler and do nebulisation along with it if required 4.consult doctor for advice
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My mom aged 50. Diabetic patients. Suffering from severe cough. Sneeze. What should do?

MBBS, MD Obs & Gynae, FNB Reproductive Medicine
Gynaecologist, Jalandhar
antibiotic course is required if there is fever or expectoration. if not it could be simple allergic cough and may go with cetirizine.
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My father has an asthma what is the effect of using an asthma preventer for long term?

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmednagar
Your father should continue the asthma treatment. If he's using devices like inhaler, or rotacap or spacer, along with tablets, that indicates he cannot discontinue the treatment without consulting his regular physicians. Also, if he's a diabetic or a hypertensive patient, then the line of treatment differs.
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It's a question to a homeopathic doctor. I have emphysema and I need a prescription for homeopathic medicine to cure this. Please prescribe medicine.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
No medicine in homeopathy. It is aprogressive disease and symtoms can be be controlled by medicine, pulmonary rehabilitation, exercise, food, and adult vaccination.
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I am 22 years old aur mujhe last 3 weeks sie mere gale m halka sa dard h aur jab me sans leta hu toh gala suka suka. Sa lagta h dard vaise toh halka sa h aur kabi kabi hi hota h maine medical se viscodyne-D li ti liking . Abi bhi vaisi hi h please koi medicine btaye.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Kolkata
I am 22 years old aur mujhe last 3 weeks sie mere gale m halka sa dard h aur jab me sans leta hu toh gala suka suka. ...
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My friend is suffering from tuberculosis (tb) from 3 days please say the way of curing?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Apart from taking symptomatic treatment take prescribed anti tuberculosis drug and eat protein rich food.
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Sir I am suffering from cold cough from last one week I tried many medications but it did not helped me either kindly suggest some good medicine.

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
Take steam daily and gargle with lukewarm water. take honey with water. To prescribe some more symptoms are necessary. consult me privately
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Is there any treatement for cure ILD, UIP or likely IPF. Alternately how such a patient is supposed to lead his life with this ailment. Age 76 yrs.

MD PULMONARY
Pulmonologist, Mumbai
There is no treatment for curing a fibrosed lung but treatment exists for inflammation,alveolitis to prevent fibrosis. Need to see CT chest to answer further. And if it is a end stage lung disease I need to discuss things at length.
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