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Dr. Gangadhar Mallu

Pulmonologist, Hyderabad

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I am a COPD patient. Despite the inhalers and antibiotic there is frequent congestion of sputum in my lungs which causes discomfort. What is the remedy for getting relief?

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
I am a COPD patient. Despite the inhalers and antibiotic there is frequent congestion of sputum in my lungs which cau...
Copd treatment is as per staging and pft report. Optimise inhalor therapy. Antibiotics only in chest infection. Adult immunization for pneummocal pneumonia and flu to decrease these infection. Adequate physical activity. Can join a pulmonary rehabilitation programme. Breathing exercise and good nutrition hav emore fat and protien and less carbohydrate.
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What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects? What safety measures need to adopt?

Homeopath, Thane
Hi, homoeopathic medicines are best for treating asthma as they don't have any side effects. Safety measures in order to avoid getting attacks of asthma to be kept in mind * avoid mosquito repellents and insecticidal sprays *use mosquito nets *avoid curd, pickles, citrus fruits, fruits like guavas, pineapple, strawberries as they worsen the condition.
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I am suffering from asthma since childhood. When I was 14 years old 1 doctor suggested to use inhaler. Now I became addicted to inhaler. I wanted a permanent cure of asthma.

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. Report me back after a month.
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What if I have latent tb infection? How can I keep from developing tb disease? What are tests for tb infection?

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Jabalpur
We in india usually do not treat latent tb, where as in american and european countries they may treat it also. The reason for it are: 1. Our 40% of population is infected with tb and treating 40% of the population is not a practical task. 2. Even if an individual takes treatment for latent tb, the tb disease is so common in the community that person may still again get tb infection from a tb patient in community. Taking a good diet, regular exercise, leading a stress free life, not smoking, living a spacious atmosphere are some of the ways of preventing tb disease. To detect tb infection there are two test 1. Mantoux/tuberculin test. 2. Interferon gamma release assays (igra).
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I am suffering from cough and had gone for the treatment also from 27th march. But meanwhile they guess this as a start of T. B. So they had done mantoux test and gave a positive (16/12 mm) report. Also telling to do something gama qualifier test. So what to now. Please suggest. Emergency.

General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to get an xray chest done and also get your sputum checked for genexpert test and if you find any thing abnormal than only we should be going for tuberculosis treatment and just on the basis of mantoux test reports we should not start tuberculosis treatment.
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Treatment For Asthma

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Latur
Treatment For Asthma

Asthma is characterized by three signs wheezing, breathlessness and cough on my point of view combined treatment for this problem is very good that is inhalation therapy with herbal medicine so please visit doctors if you feel these three sign and symptoms.

I am suffering from dry cough for the last two weeks and I have a chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what should I done?

Homeopath, Raebareli
I am suffering from dry cough for the last two weeks and I have a chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest w...
Plese take Bryonia 200 - once daily for next 3-4 days Do gargle with saline water twice daily Apply/massage the chest with warm mustard oil Stay warm Avoid cold in any form.
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Recently my sister was saying that she can't breathe properly. We said that this is winter there is no problem. But she was so nervous and getting scared. Please help me.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Emergency Trauma Care, Fellowship in Diabetes
General Physician, Delhi
URTI-Take warm or hot drinks often – hot tea , hot coffee,hot Soups, hot milk. Avoid Fried/Oily foods like –Samosa, Dosa, Pakora, Papad, Namkeens, Potato Chips , Namkeens . Avoid Hotel Food, Avoid Fast food,Hamburgers, Pizza.Do not take any COLD drinks , cold water, ice cream, chilled food from refrigerator. Take soft foods like rice Gurrel (Khichdi), Plain daal, boiled vegetables.Avoid Chillies completely. Take plain warm water, Cocunut water, Enerzal in warm water.Avoid Cold Milk , Meat Products ,Fried rice and noodles. Avoid Sour fruits like Citrus fruits, grapes . Avoid heavy meals, eat small frequent meals. Avoid Alcoholic drinks of all kinds like Beer, Wine,whisky,vodka etc.Warm saline gargles thrice daily. Steam inhalation thrice daily.Rest for 5 days Private Consult with me for proper medicine protocol if the above doesnt help.
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Asthma A Review

MD - Ayurveda, MSC -Applied Psychology
Ayurveda, Udupi
Asthma A Review

Asthma is a universal chronic airway inflammatory disease of the air passage characterized by recurring symptoms, excessive air sensitiveness and airflow obstruction. Wheezing, prolonged expiration and fast heart rate are some of the common features. Asthmatic attack generally gets exaggerated in the morning and night. The person may turn blue at severe condition.

Symptoms of asthma

Shortness of breath
Breathlessness at the time of attack
Wheezing, a hissing sound at exhalation (breathe out)
Chest tightness and pain
Suffered with severe anxiety
Itchiness to throat and chin
Frequent cough at night
Uneasy in body and increase in palpitation
Mucus production
Tiredness after exercise and enhance pulse movement
Sign of cold like sneezing, nasal congestion and sore throat are common, and some comfort during sitting
Sleeping disorder
Recurrent coughing
Lower part of eyes may be darkening
Difficult in speaking
Moodiness, Headache, running nose, etc.
Sweating is also common
May difficult in hearing

Causes of asthma

Allergy due to natural tendency/ airborne allergens (house dust, cockroaches) and irritants (tobacco smoke) trigger it.


Childhood respiratory infection

Environmental and biologic triggers like infections, dietary patterns, hormonal changes in women etc.

Hypersensitivity from allergens like molds, animal dander, grass, pollens, hair, lint and grains.

Fluctuation/Change in weather.

Digestive disorders

Affliction in gastrointestinal tract

Risk factors of asth

Hereditary factor-chances increase when immediate blood relatives have the condition.

Suffering from obesity

Being a smoker

Being a passive smoker

Pregnant mother addicted to smoke

Pollutants, mites, moulds, dust, aspirin, pollen grain etc.

Certain chemical used in farming and manufacturing

Kids born with below average weight

Kids respiratory infection

heart and lungs congestion, pneumonia,tuberculosis,lung cancer and cystic fibrosis

Children age group 2-16 are more vulnerable

Wheezing tendency of infant flare up asthmatic symptoms.

Psychological factors like despair, depression, separation, problems in interpersonal relation are too induced it.

Ayurveda for asthma treatment

Due to modern faulty lifestyle, uncontrolled pollution and rapid industrialization, allergy, allergens, bronchial asthma has become common among children, adult and aged people. Ayurvedic herbal supplement, natural remedy and dietary treatments are good for the disorder. This disease comes in the paroxysm of dyspnoea and during the attack; the patient goes in extreme agony, perceives darkness, feels thirst and become motionless. On account of frequent coughing and expectorant, the patient faints and remains in extreme distress till phlegm is cough out.

Herbal tea made up of Ajwain, Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi), pepper, and ginger is useful natural expectorant for it.
Panchakarma is very useful for asthmatic patients.

Vasa, an Indian herb, control bronchitis, a boon and known for cough remedy.

Turmeric, a bronchial herb, is highly useful for the chronic condition.

Glycyrrhiza glabra (Yashtimadhu), soothe the trachea and prevent airways obstruction.

Herbs like albezia lebbeck, clove is useful for bronchitis.

For natural cure of the condition and to get some relief, rub brown mustard oil on the chest.

To minimize congestion and reduce breathlessness, drink some pepper + 1 teaspoon honey + little onion juice. It is one of the natural ayurveda remedies.

More intake of fluid should be taken if one suffered with dryness of it.

Massage with sesame oil on the chest is a very useful alternative treatment.

To ease the severity of bronchitis, take a mixture of Sitopladi Churna + liquorices+ borax powder and honey, thrice a day.

Seed of Celery is used in the treatment of it.

Chewing of the fruit chebulic myroblan at night allay asthmatic attack.

Arjuna bark is helpful in treating of it.

Powdered of bay berry bark an effective remedy for bronchial patients.

Euphorbia facilitates easy breathing.

Aniseed has expectorant characters so helpful for asthma patients.

Gum of Asafetida + Honey is useful for the patients.

Trachyspermum ammi has expectorant properties and ease chronic phlegm.

Garlic reduces the asthmatic severity.

Ginger can be used for bronchial asthma for its expectorant properties.

Here are given some home remedies that can be tried at home safely without any complications.

Lemon juice is good natural remedy.

Combination of Bitter gourd root + Honey + Tulsi leaves brings unique result to the patients. It is one of the best home remedies for such patients.

Boil drumstick leaves + Salt+ Pepper + Lime juice, an effective herbal remedy for the condition.

Taking and inhaling honey is one of the widespread treatments for the case.

Inhalation of eucalyptus oils open up airways.

Ginger juice + Methi + honey, a very effective home remedy for the chronic condition.

Juices of carrot and spinach provide relief.

Onion + honey + some black pepper provide relief from congestion and ease breathlessness.

Garlic+ milk is a beneficial remedy.

Honey + warm water take out phlegm from the throat and used for treatment purposes.

Massage of mustard oil and camphor over the chest provides relieve in breathing.

Take the steam of carom ajwain to get respite.

Use basil + honey every morning to keep away from the condition.

Chew basil leaves + salt for natural treatment to cure it.

Use roasted gram and milk at night to free flow of airways.

Turmeric (grind) + honey are unique for it.

Chewing of black pepper at night is also good.

Lemon juice + ginger once a day is fine with the condition.

Chewing Chebulic Myroblan gives reprieve from asthmatic attacks.

Diet for Asthma

Chew your food properly and eat slowly with relax mind. To avoid over-fullness on chest, always eat less than your capacity and avoid imbalanced diet. If diet changes as per complementary and alternative medicine, there is a greater chance to bring relief in asthma. One should take diet as per COPD guidelines. Children are also at greater risk of the condition because some foods are the biggest trigger of asthma attack among children. Children with obesity are prone to it, so diet, weight loss regime and fitness is must here to reduce cholesterol.

Green leafy vegetable, fresh fruits and herbs are quite effective for the condition due to its antioxidant features.

Hot pungent may make breathing easier by opening air passage.

Citrus fruits due to its greater content of Vitamin C have inherent power to fight it.

Predominately vegetarian diet is the good option for the patients.

Foods rich in Vitamin play a vital role in curing it.

Oxygen carrying capacity of blood increases owing to antioxidant property of Vitamin E.

Essential fatty acids, particularly omega-3 oils reduce inflammation and alleviate attacks.

The therapeutic aspects of Tulsi can't be ignored.

Flavonoids of apples reduce inflammation.

Nasal acuteness can be minimized by taking turmeric along with honey.

Eating of ginger and black pepper is advisable.

Take more and more lukewarm water.

Asthmatic diet should contain of limited quantity of carbohydrate, protein and fats. He should also take more and 
more quantity of alkaline foods like fresh fruits, green vegetables and Bengal gram.

Foods not for asthma

Avoid sugar, rice, pickles, ice cream, cold drinks, curds etc. as all those help in phlegm formation.

Spicy and pungent foods should also be avoided.

Foods like cider, wine, beer and cheese may provoke asthma attack.

Allergen foods that are responsible for it are meat, eggs, fish, shellfish, milk, chocolate, food preservatives etc.

Asthma prevention and precautions

There are so many ways to control and prevent asthma. First of all, your surrounding should be neat and clean. It is a wise decision to keep himself away from asthmatic triggers like pollutants, dust, smoke, medications, pollen etc. 

Foods such as rice, sugar, lentils and fried one should be skipped as these items helps to form phlegm.

Bronchitis patients should always eat less than their capacity.

Keep away from cold and damp places.

Eat slowly and chew your food properly.

Give much more thrust on Yoga.

Avoid dusty places.

Keep yourself away from mental worries and stress.

Pranayama should be in your everyday routine.

Take 10-12 glasses of water daily but not along with meal.

Walking, especially brisk walk should be preferred.

Spices, pickles, tea and coffee should be avoided.

During asthmatic attack, taking of warm water is preferred.

Excessive eating should be avoided.

Take light dinner.

Avoid Tobacco, alcohol, Gutka, Pan Masal, etc.

Smoking invites severity, acuteness and chronicity.

Air conditioners and coolers are also harmful.

Evade perfumes, repellents, deodorants, aftershave and air fresheners.

Don't drink cold water.

Do moderate exercise.

Avoid over indulgence in sex.

Bedroom should be free from allergens.

Wash your mattresses regularly.

Avoid cleaning of house through broom.

Do swim to ease your chest.

Cold and heavy meal should be avoided.

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Hi, Six years back, I was affected by TB .i had akt4 tablets for eight months. I got cured. Recently I got married, im trying for a baby. Does the tablets which I had resist my pregnancy? Is it possible? Pls suggest me the solution.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Program in Diabetology
General Physician, Delhi
Six years back, I was affected by TB .i had akt4 tablets for eight months. I got cured. Recently I got married, i...
Medicines are not harmful the disease could have affected tubes and ovaries Need Hysteroscopy HSG etc.
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My kid 6 years old, when ever whether change she get cough and cold, do we have any good medicine, every time we could not able to use antibiotics, kindly help, thanking you.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
You should not use antibiotics frequently especially without doctor's prescription. It may be seasonal viral infection or allergy. Show to a good pediatrician.
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My 5-year-old daughter 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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Suffering from cold n headache. Feels all the sinuses are filled. N all the teeth are lso also paning. Since 2 days.

BDS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S)
Dentist, Pune
Suffering from cold n headache. Feels all the sinuses are filled. N all the teeth are lso also paning. Since 2 days.
Sometimes inflamed sinus can add to heaviness of the upper jaw and taking steam inhalation will help.
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Hi Sir. Im undergoing treatment for lymph node TB. I missed my morning dose of Isoniazid (300) few days ago. Will it have any effect?

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Mohali
Usually missing a single dose does not affect the course of the disease. But if you miss the dose in the morning take it in the day whenever you remember.
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I am suffering from 2 week cough in very hard. It give the solutions in my health body.

General Physician, Mumbai
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 and Take Cp. Amoxicillin 500 mg twelve hourly one after breakfast and one after dinner for five days.
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From yesterday my heart beat normal that is 60 BPM but the heart beat is strong. What is the problem with my body please tell me.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
From yesterday my heart beat normal that is 60 BPM but the heart beat is strong. What is the problem with my body ple...
Dear 60 beats is taken in normal range means 60-100/min. So don't worry. Usually in athletes such happens.
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Hi Dr. mujhe halki khansi sans lene me paroblme hai dil bahut dhadak raha h fefron me arkas sa lahta hai jaise kahin gas ruk jati h ush tarah se lagta hai.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hi Dr. mujhe halki khansi sans lene me paroblme hai dil bahut dhadak raha h fefron me arkas sa lahta hai jaise kahin ...
Hello there, for cough, take 2-2 teaspoonful of pranacharya kasantak by mixing it in hot water twice daily. Sitopaladi, praval and tankan bhasm churna taken with honey can also bring relief. Consume this 3 to 4 times a day for relief from dry cough; you can also drink tea with basil leaves or add ginger and black pepper in it. Salted hot water gargling also helps. And stay away from cold drinks and don't take milk when having cough.
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I am 21 yrs old. In my throat tonsil stones are coming out of white colour. Its hurting a lot and I am facing a bad breath due to it. Please tell me what should I do?

Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Homoeopathic treatment- hepar sulph 30 -4 pills 3 times tonsiheal pills 4 pills 3 times for 8 days and revert back.
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I have problems in morning while breathing. Some time I can't take breathe properly. What is the reasons and what is solution of that?

General Physician, Srinagar
Hi and thanks been being a user of lybrate dear this can be a cause of asthma. So I suggest you to visit a medical officer (doctor) to get it treatment and you must do following thing to keep yourself fit and fine 1. Eat health foods 2. Drink more water 3. Regular exercises. 4. Yoga 5. If you smoke you must quit it 6. Always maintain good airway.
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Headache is one of the most frequently encountered problem

MD - General Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Kolkata
Headache is one of the most frequently encountered problem

Headache is one of the most frequently encountered problem at a clinic. Even questions at lybrate are mostly studded with this symptom.
More often than not, headaches are self limiting and without a serious medical problem. But any chronic headache needs proper evaluation for definitive therapy.
Grossly, headaches can be divided into primary (no definite structural lesion in brain) or secondary (associated with changes).
Any headache, if associated with vomiting without nausea, visual disturbance or nerve deficit (new onset squint, double vision, loss of sensation anywhere, facial deviation amongst many) may indicate secondary headache, but exceptions are there. These require immediate attention to rule out life threatening disease.
Commonest primary headache is tension type headache all of us have felt at certain times. Often it is like a band pressing around forehead. Common analgesics manage them well but for recurrent problem, we might prescribe prophylactic drug.
Migraine is something very common presenting as pain in one half of head with vomiting, nausea, visual or auditory aura. They require immediate analgesic like acetaminophen and prophylaxis with propranolol or amitriptyline.
Cluster headache, as the name suggests, comes in cluster for few days and more common in male. Oxygen has been proven as effective treatment.
Trigeminal neuralgia is more sharp, lanceolating pain, but responds satisfactorily to carbamazepine.
Sinusitis, in frontal bone presents as headache more around 10am in the morning that requires therapy with antihistamines and antibiotics occasionally.
Therefore' headache' carries little value unless it is described in detail to ensure proper therapy.
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