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Dr. Shubnum Singh

MBBS, MD - Pathology & Microbiology

Allergist/Immunologist, Delhi

38 Years Experience
Dr. Shubnum Singh MBBS, MD - Pathology & Microbiology Allergist/Immunologist, Delhi
38 Years Experience
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Dr. Shubnum Singh is a renowned Allergist/Immunologist in Saket, Delhi. He has been a practicing Allergist/Immunologist for 38 years. He has done MBBS, MD - Pathology & Microbiology . He is currently associated with Max Super Specialty Hospital-Saket in Saket, Delhi. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shubnum Singh on has an excellent community of Allergist/Immunologists in India. You will find Allergist/Immunologists with more than 29 years of experience on You can find Allergist/Immunologists online in Delhi and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


MBBS - Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, - 1979
MD - Pathology & Microbiology - - 1986
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In July month I take 5 dose of rabies injection after 2 and half month on19 Oct my dog beaten me again and my dog is not vaccinated that's why I want to know that can I take more injections or not. 3 dose or 5dose I take it one dose on same day 19 Oct.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
In July month I take 5 dose of rabies injection after 2 and half month on19 Oct my dog beaten me again and my dog is ...
If you have taken before 2 months there is no need for full course again and you can stop with two and observe the dog.
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Ayurveda, Nashik


1) close windows at night to avoid pollens

2) take regular medicines

3) do exercise and pranayama daily

4) diet should be healthy

5) keep bedroom clean and dust free

6) regular checkup at clinic

7) use a light color to wall as well curtains.(especially bedroom)

8) dinner should be taken before sunset.

9) use mask while going out or apply coconut oil to nostrils

10) carry inhaler all the time (emergency)

11) massage to the chest and back warm with oil, afterward take hot fomentation.


1) smoking -active or passive

2) exposure to allergens air pollution

3) avoid visit to gardens

4) stop the self medication. Paracetamol also increases the risk of asthma by 27 %.

5) avoid outside food

6) avoid preserved packed food

7) oily food should be avoided

8) cold drinks and ice-creams.

I have dust allergy so please solve them with our consultancy which doctor has to be preferred.

Allergist/Immunologist, Chennai
You can visit any reputed allergist in your place. Make sure they are trained in western medicine for immunotherapy.
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I have this problem wherein I constantly have thick mucus in my throat. I have wheat allergy and house dust allergy however even after taking care of that it hasn't gone. Can you suggest anything on it. I also have had 2 septoplasties.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
I have this problem wherein I constantly have thick mucus in my throat. I have wheat allergy and house dust allergy h...
Yes. Nidaanparivarjan is the best option which means avoid the cause. If that's not possible, you can manage with medicine. Start gargles with curcumin powder and salt with warm water. Then use of throat cleansers like sitopaladi and vyoshadi having pomegranates skin have a role go play effectively.
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Hi, I'm a 21 year old male, I suffer form chest congestion form time to time, my doctor had prescribed me a mild inhaler (the type used by asthma patients) because it would help . But I I had no luck finding it in any drug store . Eventually I misplaced the prescription and I do not remember the name/type of inhaler it was . Could you possibly tell me what inhaler I should use for this purposes? Thank you.

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
You can have mild inhalers like asthalin which doesn't have steroids. But, I would suggest that you check out your prescribing doctor before taking them.
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I am a 15 year old male from India suffering from excessive day time sleepiness even after completing 8 hours of nighttime sleep. I after getting up from sleep experience full body pain. And, I am having a history of Asthma from childhood.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I am a 15 year old male from India suffering from excessive day time sleepiness even after completing 8 hours of nigh...
I hope you are not on any medications at present. If you still have daytime sleepiness after having a 8hour sleep at night, u need to get evaluated in detail
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Asthma: Debunking Myths About Using Inhalers

General Physician, Hyderabad
Asthma: Debunking Myths About Using Inhalers

Asthma is a chronic lung condition wherein the air passage gets blocked or constricted due to the production of extra mucus. It is an age old condition which has been creating problems for people since a long time. Despite the seriousness of the condition, there are various myths people tend to believe about asthma.

Here are a few myths about asthma and the usage of inhalers:

  1. Regular Usage of Inhalers is Addictive: This is a total myth. Using inhalers is not at all addictive, it is a necessity. Just because you use your inhaler regularly does not mean you are addicted to it.  Just like brushing your teeth every day isn't an addiction, taking your daily medicine from an inhaler isn't an addiction as well. Using an inhaler will just help you with your asthma condition.
  2. Oral Medicine Gets Better Results than Inhalers: Absolutely not. In fact, it is proven that inhalers give better results than oral medications. Oral medication takes longer to act during a sudden asthma attack while inhalers deliver the drug directly to the lungs.
  3. Inhalers Are Meant For Severe Asthma Cases: Well, this again is not true. Inhalers are used for treating asthma. Period. Asthma is a condition where your lungs inflame which is best cured with steroids, and the easiest way to have steroids administered to you is through the inhalation method. When you use the inhalers, the steroids are delivered directly to your lungs. They also have a minimum number of side effects when administered through inhalers.
  4. Asthma is Curable: You might tend to think that asthma can be cured with the help of proper medications. You might think that asthma is not a constant condition. But it is not what you think. The symptoms of asthma might not be present all the time but that doesn't mean you do not have asthma. Asthma is a long-term condition where the airways swell up causing you to suffer from breathlessness. If you suddenly stop taking your daily medicines because the symptoms have not surfaced, then it will take you a long time before you will be able to totally recover from the next attack you suffer from.

If you have asthma, remember to take your medicines daily and timely. 

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What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects?

PG Diploma in Clinical Research, Diploma in Acupuncture, MBBS, College Of Physicians & Surgeons
General Physician, Mumbai
Identify the allegens &go for prevention. Various modalities of treatment available coz of hich side effects are minimized. Good follow up & avoiding self medication can minimize side effects & better control. Immuno therapy, various allied therapies gives good control.
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I have developed allergy from egg for last 2 years. Earlier I dont have any problem by eggs. It causes pain in my stomach.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have developed allergy from egg for last 2 years. Earlier I dont have any problem by eggs.
It causes pain in my sto...
stop eating eegs. take tab. meftal spas sos for abdomen pain. tab. pan -40 mg before meal for 5 days. take fiber meal, green veg., plenty of water, if not ok checkup usg whole abdomen, urine r/m, lft,kft, cbc, blood sugar,urine r/m. after test consult again.
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I have dust allergy & when I woke up early my nose blocks. Can you suggest any medicine for this.

General Physician, Cuttack
1.Dust allergy could be because of so many agents (It could be due to pollen, mite, feathers,dander,mold, droppings of birds,pet hair/feather/fur cockroach etc) 2..I advise you to do an allergy test after consulting an allergy specialist/Immunologist to find out the agent which is causing dust allergy. 3.Follow the advice and treatment given by allergy specialist/immunologist. Treatment 1.Anti histamine like Levo cetrizine 1 tablet at bed time 2.Decongestant steroidal nasal dropspray like Rhino cort nasal spray one spray to each nostril three times daily, 3.Remove wall to wall carpet in bed room, 4.keep pets out of bed room/house 5.minimise house hold humidity 6. keep home clean, ensure good ventilation, vacum cleaning of carpet, furniture, drapperies,wash bed linen frequently in hot water, instal A/C, 7.Use face mask when going out 8..consult allergist for further advice
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Diwali - How the Rise in Pollution Level Affects Your Health?

MBBS, MD -Pulmonary Medicine-Tuberculosis ,Respiratory Disease Medicine , Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Diwali - How the Rise in Pollution Level Affects Your Health?

The festival of Diwali is greeted with great pomp and splendour and along with the regular festivities, the pollution levels in the air also rise due to the ritual of bursting fire crackers. In an analysis, the rise of harmful pollutants such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide seemed to reveal a disturbing outcome.

The rise in pollution during Diwali affects you in the following ways:

  1. The PM (particulate matter which is smaller than 2.5mm) enters your lungs (learn more about lung cancer) and bloodstream and has several health impacts including chronic respiratory symptoms such as painful breathing and shortness of breath which might cause premature death.
  2. High sulphur dioxide levels in the air during Diwali also lead to inflammation of air passages and causes complications in respiration.
  3. A compound called ‘strontium’ found in the atmosphere multiplies by 120 times during the festival and causes bone damage and blood clotting ailments.
  4. Firecrackers contain heavy metals which are toxic to the human body and the amount of magnesium in the air goes up by 22x, which poses a significant threat to all forms of life.
  5. The noise pollution also rises during the festival and in extreme cases, can permanently damage one’s hearing.

However, there are a few measures you can undertake to steer clear of the excessive pollutants present in the air:

  1. Limit the amount of time you spend outdoors even while exercising. This is because the air remains contaminated, days after all the festivities get over and the pollutants take a very long time to dissipate.
  2. Even on the road, drive with the windows of your car rolled up to avoid intake of adulterated air and use a face mask if you are a two-wheeler rider.
  3. Plant a lot of green plants inside your house as they purify the air you are breathing and ensure a supply of fresh oxygen.
  4. Install an air purifier in the room to make sure you breathe in fresh, uncontaminated oxygen when you sleep. The air purifier will also help in lessening your respiratory complications.

Also, in case you notice any respiratory or breathing problem, it is advisable that you consult a pulmonologist, to rule out serious health issues. 

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My 25-year-old brother has asthma. What is the effect of using an asthma preventer long-term? I heard that using it for years might cause bone shrinkage. Is it true? Are there any vitamins or supplements to help vision?

General Physician, Mumbai
If steroids are given orally for long periods of time than only it will cause bone shrinkage but if given through nebulisation than it won't have any side effects
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I have asthma problem so what should I avoid and what should I take to return to normal life?

Pulmonologist, Bangalore
Hi. I understand your concerns. Asthma is a disease causing symptoms like coughing, chest tightness and wheezing on and off. You will need to undergo pulmonary function test. It is necessary for the diagnosis and to assess the severity of asthma. Based on severity of asthma treatment needs to be tailored. With treatment you will be able to lead a normal life. Hope your questions were answered. Thanks.
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I had an asthma attack last week. Since I m asthmatic and weather changed I took anti allergy tablets. But the attack got changed into intense cold and cough. The cough was continuous so I started taking an expectorant. Now its a week, coughing has reduced but fever is on and off. And croaking cough is also there with sneezing. Also my eyes are burning. Please help.

General Physician, Warangal
If there is runny nose with itching burning and continous watering through eyes then use nasal decongestant drops or sprays for immediate relief. Fever can be managed with antipyretics but if it continuous even after1week then go for mp and widal tests.
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I am suffering from allergic bronchitis since 2 months, as I am doing job in Delhi where pollution level is so high, is there any permanent cure for my disease. As I sometimes feel breathing difficult and moreover I am just 28 years old. please suggest some permanent remedies.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
Bronchitis is a chronic respiratory disease which causes abnormal widening of the bronchial tubes, along with it's a rare disease and modern medicine has limited option to offer. Homoeopathy has got some very good medicine which can improve the situation.
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Please suggest me some home remedy for asthma (allergic) which causes due to pollution or dust.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Please suggest me some home remedy for asthma (allergic) which causes due to pollution or dust.
Home Remedies for Asthma Clove : Take 5-6 cloves and boil them in half a glass of water, followed by adding a spoon of honey. ... Ginger : Ginger has so many benefits on your heath and body. ... Mustard Oil : Take some mustard oil and mix camphor in it. ... Figs : Figs are another efficacious home remedy against asthma.
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MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Palakkad
Allergic asthma is a very common presentation in the clinics these days. Patients usually present with allery to dust, smoke, spices etc which initiate sneezing progressing to itching in eyes, rhinitis (running nose), throat pain and eventually cough and difficulty in breathing.
in todays world it is almost imposssible to always avoid the allergen, so the better option is to strengthen the body to fight against these.
Ayurveda advocates certain daily regimens which can help in this.
1.Proper oral hygiene has to be maintained. Practice tooth brushing at morning and before bedtime. Ensure proper mouth wash after every meal.
2. Pratimarsh nasya - This is the practise of instilling oil in the nose. This can be practised easily by an individual. Instill 4-5 drops of sesame oil daily in each nostril and inhale deeply. This has to be practiced early in the morning.
3.Make a habit of applying Rasnadi powder (An ayurvedic medicated poweder) over the vertex immediately after bath and also at bedtime. Avoid sleeping directly under the fan or other cooling sources.
4. Intake of buttermilk processed with turmeric poder, curry leaves, ginger is also useful.
5. Add ginger, garlic esentially in all meals.
6. Yogic practices like breathing exercises can support the lung capacity and cleansing practices like neti can help in developing desensitization to allergens.
7. Drinking water should be boiled with cumin seeds and always consumed as lukewarm.
8. Oil massage before bath can help a lot. Sesame oil can be used for this, for those having frequent episodes of chest congestion muatard oil will give better results. Take bath in warm water only.
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Blocked nose, Sinusitis, Respiratory allergies-solutions without over the counter Medicines.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi

Respiratory allergies are aggravated during a change of season and it is rampant during Feb and march in and around Delhi/ NCR. Allergies are aggravated by gas, bloating and are accompanied by dry skin, dry throat, cough, sneezing and wheezing. When allergy strikes, phlegm (balgam) blocks the nose and sinuses. Allergy may or may not be accompanied by fever but body ache is for sure. Normally for this type of low-grade fever antibiotics are not required but these allergies are not self-limiting like the flu with which it can be confused. Stress is another factor that aggravates the allergic effects. Ginger helps, so does honey and black pepper and cinnamon but on top of the list is steam to inhale, steam is antiseptic too, remember your doctor sterilizing instruments by autoclave which is based on the formula of a pressure cooker-lots of a stem is generated and everything (except plastic) including clothes and drapes get sterilized. Take a handy covered vessel like the one used in beauty parlors, switch on while it is kept on your table and cover your face with a towel, deep breathe steam, you will feel the passages opening up and phlegm melting which you can spit out without an effort of a violent cough. Avoid heavy, processed, refined and processed foods. 2) triphla helps fight allergy too, its powder or tablets help to reduce inflammation anywhere in the body. 3) wear cotton or linen 4) meditation helps reduce stress 5) benefits of honey are known to everyone. Do not take honey with steaming hot beverages, take it with warm water only. 6) ginger- some people chew it raw, some mothers give a drop of its juice+ some honey to their toddlers, some people make a concoction by boiling it in water at low heat and consuming it like tea/ coffee with a little milk 7) fresh indoor plants minus dust on the leaves gives fresh oxygen and inhaling deeply fresh air does open up blocked respiratory passages. 8) eat less salt as it leads to water retention making a condition worse 9) Guduchi also helps 10) maintain hygiene, do not skip daily bath with warm water. 11) if entire family including small kids want to inhale the steam for some time, make use of the smallest room in the house with doors closed, keep an electrical kettle, boiling for some time, entire room becomes steam room and breathe normally, passages of normal persons will also become free of any allergy. 12) everyone is lazy if asked to go to the kitchen to heat water but simple home remedies can help family and save money on extra medicines tests which are not required in simple seasonal allergies.

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I am 63 years. Male and I am having severe breathing problem from last 5 years. Consulted many doctors and taken medicines according to their advice but nothing happened so far so can you help me out?

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Can be asthma/copd. Get spirometry done. If smoker stopsmoking. Medicne will depends on your diagnosis.
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