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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 38 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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Causes and Symptoms of Silicosis

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Causes and Symptoms of Silicosis

Silicosis is a lung disorder that develops as a result of exposure to dust, which has silica (chemical compounds) content. Silicosis significantly makes you prone to other serious health disorders. It is an incurable disorder and a prescribed dosage of medications in the form of cough syrups or antibiotics can help in the regulation of the symptoms. Inhalers are also useful to clear the blocked air passages. In extreme cases, the doctors might suggest a transplant of the lung to eradicate silicosis.

Causes: Silicosis is caused primarily due to a long- term exposure (usually 5-15 years) to silica. But a short-term exposure (for a few weeks or months) can also result in silicosis, which tends to worsen considerably as time progresses, if not diagnosed in its early stages. Silica is a natural dust particle, which is found in abundance in rocks, sand, bricks or concrete. Once silica gets into your body through inhalation, these particles tend to damage the tissues of the lungs by inflicting minor incisions. This considerably disfigures the lungs, thereby making the whole process of breathing rather troublesome. Long-term exposure to silica might further lead to lung cancer. People who work in mines, glass or asphalt manufacturing industries, iron and steel industries and construction sites are at increased risks of developing this condition.

Symptoms: The Symptoms of Silicosis begin mildly, but tend to worsen with time. The symptoms of Silicosis are as follows:

  • The initial symptoms include severe weariness, repeated instances of coughing and experiencing trouble while breathing. These symptoms usually recur as time progresses.
  • In the latter stages of silicosis, the symptoms gradually worsen accompanied by severe pain in the chest along with fever, night sweat and sudden loss of body weight.

Silicosis might make you susceptible to other infections related to the respiratory systems such as tuberculosis.

Prevention: In order to prevent Silicosis, you should wear suitable protective gear and a respirator on your face while working in a place which has risks of silica exposure. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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What are the best vegetarian diets effective for good brain and immunity level in winters for 18 females?

General Physician, Chandigarh
Foods rich in vit c inhances your immunity otherwise all fresh vegetables and fruits including grains and cereals are good for health.
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Hi, I am 49 years old female, since my childhood I have the problem, when I use onion, getting much tears and headache, eye pain even if peeling the skin of onion. May be the onion is peeled by someone 10 feel distance also.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Noida
Prevention is better than cure. If you feel unconvenient and uncomfortable then it will better not to peel onions.
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I am 34 yes old I am in marketing profession I am facing problem of dust allergy I told so many allopathy tablets. Even though my sneezing is not control if I touch my nose 10-15 sneezing at a time please suggest good medicine and this is summer in this ayurveada medicine is heat up body please suggest

MBBS, MS (ENT & HEAD AND NECK SURGERY), FSIB, Diploma in Allergy and Asthma
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
You are most probably having allergic rhinitis, start metatop nasal spray 2 puffs twice a day and tab montair fx once a day for 1 week, and get a skin prick test done to identify the allergen u r sensitized to.
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My cat scratches my body. I had taken anti rabies injctn frst dose. But on the second day the cat again scratches on my chest. Do I need to take any other medicine or jst complete the dose of rabies injctn? how many days till the anti rabies injctn shows its effect?

General Physician, Mumbai
Just complete the doses and it will be effective for a year. But you can vaccinate your cat so that others don't have to take injection.
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My 68 year old gray is suffering from asthma. What is the effect of using asthma preventer long term. I heard that using it for a year might cause bone shrinkage. Is it true? Are there any vitamins or supplements for particular.

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 35years have relayed asthma for 10 years I have an medicine please send me tablets thank you.

General Physician, Cuttack
1.If you have allergic asthma,do an allergy test to find out the agent which is triggering asthma. 2.Consult allergy specialist and follow his advice and treatment
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My son is 17 years old and his hair are falling at fast rate. He has some dandruff problem but that too is under control (by ketoconazole shampoo; He has allergy from dust and smoke, could this problem related to it? what diet should he take, please suggest.

Homeopath, Faridabad
My son is 17 years old and his hair are falling at fast rate. He has some dandruff problem but that too is under cont...
Hi. It's normal to loose up to 100 hair per day, and in most people, those hairs grow back. But many men -- and some women -- lose hair as they grow older. You can also lose your hair if you have certain diseases, such as thyroid problems, diabetes, or lupus. If you take certain medicines or have chemotherapy for cancer, you may also lose your hair. Other causes are stress, a low protein diet, a family history, use of bore water, or nutritional deficiencies. Need to rule out any causative factor or underlying medical condition. Management: take diet rich in protein like non-veg, eggs (it's loaded with essential nutrients such as proteins, vitamin b12, iron, zinc and omega 6 fatty acids in large amounts and biotin), different pulses & legumes, sprouts, nuts (sp. Walnuts and almonds); iron-rich food like green vegetables, dates, carrots, prunes, green peas; also oats, shrimp, take flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, green tea, soyabean, fruits, salads, etc. Take low-fat dairy products (they also contain whey and casein, two high-quality protein sources) take proper 6-9hrs of sound sleep. Give up the habit of smoking and excessive alcohol intake. Avoid junk food and any kind of beverages (tea, coffee, aerated drinks, cold drinks, etc.) avoid canned/ tinned food or food that contains preservatives (eat fresh ones). Avoid use of hard water to wash the head rather use boiled water for head wash. Avoid use of harsh hair colour, hair treatment like rebonding, straightening, perming, etc. Avoid vigorous exercises or any supplements provided by the gym! cover your head with scarf or cap while stepping outside. Use rose wood/ any wooden hair comb to brush your hair. Regular exercising is also one of the important point, but should be done under some good, qualified yoga teacher or instructor for proper guidance; it also releases the stress/ tension in the mind and the body and keeps you fit and young! medication: take homoeopathic rx - schwabe's wiesbaden 200, badiaga 200 & alfalfa tonic twice a day for 1 month and revert. Also, use schwabe's anti-dandruff shampoo and anti-dandruff oil regularly as per the condition of your scalp (minimum 3 times a week). After shampooing, use bakson's arnica hair conditioner as well after every head wash.
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I am allergic to dust. Keep sneezing every morning and evening. I have taken medications before but it doesn't help.

General Physician, Chandigarh
These dust allergies are difficult to treat you have to take precautions to avoid your exposure to dust atmosphere as much as possible when you are allergic to something the only way to protect yourself is to avoid the allergen.
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Hi, I have two daughters. My younger daughter is 3 years old and she is very prone to disease. Her immune system is very weak. Always try to avoid her meals. Every month she get ill. Please suggest something for her.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hi, I have two daughters. My younger daughter is 3 years old and she is very prone to disease. Her immune system is v...
Being a homoopath ,I have developed a combination for children who suffer from frequent infections leading to sserious health and growth related issues.Consult me a the reults are guranteed and you will not regret for your decision.I will be happy to guide you.
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I have dust allergy. What is the solution for dust allergy using natural treatment?

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
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I am 21 years old ,from last 6 months I had a problem of dust allergy and due to this I am unable to breath freely in dusty and cool environment so please give me a tips to get relief from problem.

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Jabalpur
the best thing is avoid dust entering your nose by avoiding dusty atmosphere and also using face mask in dusty areas. If breathing problem occurs then use of inhalers may be required
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I am a 19 year old male and I have asthma problem for last 6 months. What should I do?

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Asthma is controlable with inhaled controler medication. Try budamate 200 2 puff twice/day with spacer.
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Acute Upper Respiratory Infection: Causes and Symptoms

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection: Causes and Symptoms

Upper respiratory infection (URI) is a condition, which involves illness, mainly caused by critical infection in the upper respiratory tract. This region includes the pharynx, larynx, nose and sinus. This infection causes diseases, such as tonsillitis (tonsils get inflamed), pharyngitis (causes sore throat) sinusitis (nasal passage becomes inflamed), laryngitis (voice box in your throat gets inflamed) and common cold.

Causes of upper respiratory infection (URI):

  1. Both virus and bacteria cause upper respiratory infection (URI). The most common form of virus causing this infection is known as 'rhinovirus.'
  2. The immune system of young adults and children are often very vulnerable. Hence, they are more likely to develop upper respiratory tract infection.
  3. URI is also contagious and airborne in nature. So if a person comes in contact with an infected person suffering from URI, he/she is likely to develop this infection.
  4. Not washing hands before meals can also cause upper respiratory infection because the virus can be transferred easily to the mouth and can travel into your system.
  5. If you have any lung problem or heart disease, you are more likely to be susceptible to upper respiratory infection.
  6. Those who already have inflamed tonsils can trigger tonsillitis by drinking any cold or spicy beverage like ice-creams or cold milkshakes.
  7. Exposure to some flu or cold can cause pharyngitis. It can also be caused by second hand smoking.
  8. Birth defects or structural defects in the nasal cavity or nasal polyps can cause sinusitis. Sometimes the inside part of the nose may get swollen due to common cold and block your ducts. This is a common cause for sinusitis.

Symptoms of acute upper respiratory infection:

  1. Congestion in the lungs or nasal area.
  2. Whooping cough
  3. Running nose due to common cold.
  4. Feelings of fatigue and lethargy throughout the day.
  5. Your body will start aching without engaging in any physical exercise.
  6. You can also lose consciousness in severe respiratory tract infections.
  7. Difficulty in breathing.
  8. Oxygen levels in blood drop down drastically.

Sometimes in worse cases, acute upper respiratory tract infection (URI) can also cause respiratory failure, respiratory arrest and congestive heart failure. Therefore, it is necessary to book an appointment with a doctor as soon as you start experiencing the above symptoms. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pulmonologist.

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Sir my son is now 2.4 years old. Observed short breathing and little sound from his neck during cold, is it asthma? sir please suggest some medicine.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
He could be having allergic nasal block or breathing trouble. Reply privately with his weight and all details.
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Sir, His age is 12 Yrs and Wt is 29 Kg. Through out the day he feels lethargic and frequently has upset stomach & mouth ulcer problem. He also lacks in appetite. We try to give him nutritious food including fruits & nuts. But did'nt get any result. By look also he is absolutely thin. Please suggest ways to increase his immune power and gain weight. Thanks.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Sir, His age is 12 Yrs and Wt is 29 Kg. Through out the day he feels lethargic and frequently has upset stomach & mou...
To gain weight, eat food with extremely high caloric value. Try to increase your food intake without consuming too much fat and sugar. Regular meals, especially breakfast are important if you find it difficult to gain weight. Eat late - having snacks at bedtime may help to gain weight. Relax after having meal. Eat frequently- eat five or more meals a day. Do regular exercise. Take ashwagandha churna with water twice a day. Take pranacharya krishata nashak capsule twice a day. Drink milk three times a day.
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I have very low immunity since from my childhood I get weak during changing season and take a long time to recovery if ill.

General Physician, Nashik
I have very low immunity since from my childhood I get weak during changing season and take a long time to recovery i...
1. Stay away from Dust and Pollution. 2. Increase your immunity, eat plenty of Fruits and vegetables. 3. Kee Hydrated. Drink plenty of water and soups. 4. Exercise - Make it a habit to exercise or run for 45 minutes daily. This will improve your immunity. 5. Green Tea - Drink green Tea and coffee, They contain flavnoids and will. Improve your immunity. 6. Multivitamin - A good multivitamin of Antioxidants will also help you avoid cold and allergies. 7. Avoid eating outside food. 8. Handful of nuts like walnuts and almonds will improve your immunity to fight of the cold and allergies. 9. Maintain Healthy weight. 10. Yoga may also help in improving once immunity and inner strength.
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My Grandmother is an Asthma patient and she keeps on coughing most of the time which also disturbs her sleeping cycles, so please suggest some good medicine or home remedy or any solution which can reduce her coughing, I don't like seeing her with so much trouble, so please suggest some good way which can help her.

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
My Grandmother is an Asthma patient and she keeps on coughing most of the time which also disturbs her sleeping cycle...
Step up asthma medicication to control it better. Use asthma preventor medicine having LABA and ICS combination by inhalation with spacer. Give her adult vaccination against flu and invassive pneumoccocal infection. Avoid cold exposure, dust, pollutiobn and allergens.
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What is a symptom of asthma? Is it dangerous for life? How can we prevent himself from it? please help me answered.

General Physician, Srinagar
Hi and thanks for asking a question dear Lybrate user asthma is disease which weaknes your lungs. Coughing, breathing problem are some symptoms of asthma. Asthma can be prevented by 1. You should always live in where airflow is clean and more. 2. You should not eat those which can cause asthma like cold foods. 3. If you got asthma immediately visit a doctor. 4. If there is no doctor available at some time give oxgen therapy to patient with oxygen mask. Use bronchoĺdialators. Thanks.
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Don't Understand Why Baby Is Crying?

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
Don't Understand Why Baby Is Crying?

All babies cry sometimes. It's perfectly normal. Most small babies cry for between one hour and three hours each day.

Your baby can't do anything for herself and relies on you to provide her with the food, warmth and comfort that she needs. Crying is your baby's way of communicating any or all of those needs and ensuring a response from you.

It's sometimes hard to work out what your baby is telling you. But in time you will learn to recognize what your baby needs. And as your baby grows she'll learn other ways of communicating with you. She'll get better at eye contact, making noises and smiling, all of which reduce her need to cry for attention.

In the meantime, if your baby is difficult to soothe, she may be trying to say:

I'm hungry

Hunger is one of the most common reasons that your newborn baby will cry. The younger your baby is, the more likely it is that she's hungry.

Your baby's small stomach can't hold very much, so if she cries, try offering her some milk. She may be hungry, even if her last feed doesn't seem very long ago. It's likely that you will be feeding often and regularly in the first day or so to help your breastmilk to come in anyway. If you are formula feeding your baby she may not be hungry if she has been fed within the last two hours.

I need my nappy changed

Your baby may protest if her clothes are too tight or if a wet or soiled nappy is bothering her. Or she may not mind if her nappy is full and may actually enjoy the warm and comfortable feeling. But if your baby's tender skin is being irritated, she will most likely cry.

I'm too cold or too hot

Your baby may hate having her nappy changed or being bathed. She may not be used to the feeling of cold air on her skin and would rather be bundled up and warm. But you will soon learn how to perform a quick nappy change if this is the case.

Take care not to overdress your baby, or she may become too hot. She will generally need to wear one more layer of clothing than you to be comfortable.

Use sheets and cellular blankets as beddings in your baby's cot or moses basket. You can check whether your baby is too hot or too cold by feeling her tummy. If her tummy feels too hot, remove a blanket, and if it feels cold, add one.

Don't be guided by your baby's hands or feet, as they usually feel cool. Keep your baby's room at a temperature of between 22 and 25 degrees c depending on the weather.

If your baby is co-sleeping with you, contact with your body will elevate her skin temperature so she's likely to be warm. Is she is using a cot, place her down to sleep on her back with her feet at the end of the cot. That way she can't wriggle too far down under the blankets and become too hot.

I need to be held

Your baby will need lots of cuddling, physical contact and reassurance to comfort her. So it may be that she just wants to be held. Try a baby sling to keep her close to you, perhaps swaying and singing to her while you hold her.

You may be worried about spoiling your baby if you hold her too much. But during the first few months of her life that's not possible. Small babies need lots of physical comfort. If you hold your baby close she may be soothed by hearing your heartbeat.

I'm tired and need a rest

Often, babies find it hard to get to sleep, particularly if they are over-tired. You will soon become aware of your baby's sleep cues. Whining and crying at the slightest thing, staring blankly into space, and going quiet and still are just three examples.

If your baby has received a lot of attention and cuddles from doting visitors, she may become over-stimulated. Then, when it comes to sleeping, she'll find it hard to switch off and settle. Take your baby somewhere calm and quiet to help her to settle down. Read more on establishing good sleeping habits.

I need something to make me feel better

Be aware of changes in your baby. If she's unwell, she'll probably cry in a different tone to her usual cry. It may be weaker, more urgent, continuous, or high-pitched. And if your baby usually cries a lot but has become unusually quiet, it may be a sign that she's not well.

Nobody knows your baby as well as you do. If you feel that there may be something wrong with her, speak to your doctor and discuss your concerns. Call the doctor if your baby has difficulty breathing through the crying, or if the crying is accompanied by a fever, diarrohea, or constipation.

I need something. But I don't know what

Sometimes you might not be able to figure out what's wrong when your baby cries. Many newborns go through patches of fretfulness and are not easily comforted. The unhappiness can range from a few minutes of hard-to-console crying to several hours at a stretch, an almost constant state of crying that is sometimes called colic. Colic is defined as inconsolable crying for at least three hours a day, for at least three days a week.

Many parents find it very difficult to cope with a baby who has colic, and it can put a strain on the whole family. There is no magic cure for colic, but it rarely lasts for more than three months.

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