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Dr. Alok Gopal  Ghoshal - Pulmonologist, Kolkata

Dr. Alok Gopal Ghoshal

MBBS

Pulmonologist, Kolkata

39 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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Dr. Alok Gopal Ghoshal MBBS Pulmonologist, Kolkata
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Dr. Alok Gopal Ghoshal is an experienced Pulmonologist in Circus Avenue, Kolkata. He has been a successful Pulmonologist for the last 39 years. He is a qualified MBBS . You can consult Dr. Alok Gopal Ghoshal at National Allergy Asthma Bronchitis Institute in Circus Avenue, Kolkata. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Alok Gopal Ghoshal on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Calcutta University, West Bengal, India - 1979
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Hindi

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I have cough for more than 3 months and taking medicines too but not getting relief pls give.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
take sinarest one tab at night for 3 days, do gargle, take steam. do cbc esr sputum test, consult physician. inform if not ok.
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What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects?
use asthma controller medication by inhalation with spacer with LABA if asthma uncontrolled. can cause osteoporosis in adults and grwoth retardation in childrens but rarely
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My grandmother is suffering from cough from 2 years wet and dry both cough. Her face got red while cough. She wants to get rid of it tell me something please to cure.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Please do a X-ray of chest first. Also ask her to -- Drink plenty of warm fluids. Drinking warm fluids helps to loosen the secretions in your sinuses so that your mucus flows more freely, making you feel better faster. Studies show that drinking warm fluids relieves cold symptoms such as runny nose, cough, sneezing, sore throat, and fatigue. If this does not helps her get back to me.
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I have about 8 years of asthma, but now about 3 years later its just 2 times in a year, I used doxoryl m at the time of asthma attack. But now in this week every mid night at 4 to 5 am I feel asthma attack. When I took garlic and after 30. Min I feel good. So please suggest me what should I do. If possible please recommended me some medicine. It was for dust allergy.

MD Hom., Certificate in Food and Nutrition, BHMS, Diploma In Yoga, PGDM
Homeopath, Indore
I have about 8 years of asthma, but now about 3 years later its just 2 times in a year, I used doxoryl m at the time ...
Take kali carb 200, 4pills thrice a day and Ars alb 30,4 pills twice a day and report thereafter for further treatment. We have good homeopathic medicines for asthma, and many other respiratory diseases. But the recurrency of your disease needs to be broken, which is possible only by constitutional homeopathic medicines. For this, we need to record all your physical as well as psychological symptoms, so that proper treatment is to be started then. So do book an online appointment for detailed case to be taken and treatment to be started as soon as possible. Besides this, take steam inhalation, do saline water gargle, avoid fatty, fried and oily food, be hydrated, take proper rest, avoid cold and sour food. For more queries, consult us.
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Acute Respiratory Infections: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Acute Respiratory Infections: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Recent years have witnessed the severity of acute respiratory infections. The main cause is exposure to more of respiratory Infection causing microorganisms. Everyone is at a high risk of exposure. The infections can affect all age groups equally. Therefore, you must know all about acute respiratory infections.

Acute respiratory infections may interfere in normal breathing. The infection often starts as a viral infection in the nose, trachea (windpipe) or in the lungs. In cases of non treatment, the infection spreads to the entire respiratory system. The infections are transmissible.

Causes:
There are many respiratory infections of which causes are unknown. However, a few known viral causes are as follows:

  1. Adenoviruses: These viruses are known to have over 50 different types of viruses causing common cold, bronchitis as well as pneumonia.
  2. Rhinoviruses: These viruses cause common cold. Those individuals, be it young or old, who have a weak immune system can have an acute respiratory infection.
  3. Influenza virus: This is also known as Orthomyxovirus with six types of viruses, such as Type A, B and C, Isa Virus, Thogoto Virus and Coronavirus. Out of these, Type A is known to cause a severe disease.
  4. Enterovirus: This virus is associated with several human and mammalian diseases, including acute respiratory infection.
  5. Respiratory syncytial virus: This virus causes respiratory tract infections in the lower respiratory tract.

Bacterial causes are as follows:

  • Bacillus anthracis
  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Corynebacterium diphtheria
  • Pneumococcus: It is a cause of meningitis and Pneumonia.
  • Streptococcus pyogenes
  • Haemophilus influenzae

Symptoms:
Few of the prominent symptoms are as follows:

  1. Itchy, watery eyes - Soreness behind eyes and often conjunctivitis
  2. Nasal discharge and congestion
  3. Sneezing
  4. Having Sore throat
  5. Coughing
  6. Severe Headache
  7. Fever
  8. Malaise
  9. Fatigue
  10. Muscle pain
  11. Diagnosis

The first thing that the doctor tends to check is the breathing pattern of the patient, followed by a number of checks:

  1. Fluid and inflammation in the lungs
  2. Nose and throat checks
  3. X-ray or CT scan would be required to check the condition of the lungs in advanced cases

There could be complications such as respiratory failure, respiratory arrest or congestive heart failure

Treatment:
Ideally for viruses, there isn't any cure. Medications that are prescribed are for the symptoms.

  1. Cautious use of antibiotics for the symptoms can reduce adverse effects as well as decrease costs. It will also reduce drug resistance.
  2. A single oral dose of nasal decongestant used in common cold could be moderately effective to aid congestion in grown-ups for a short period.
  3. Alternate medications, such as the use of vitamin C help in the inhibition and cure of upper respiratory infections.

Prevention:

  1. Probiotics and vaccination are available for certain infections such as URTIs, Adenoviruses and Streptococcus pneumoniae.
  2. Best prevention is to boost your immune system. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.
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I have tonsils from last few days. From yesterday night I'm not able to speak properly please help me out.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, I am giving you some home remedies for enlarged tonsils Gargle with warm salt water to reduce the swelling and pain caused by enlarged tonsils Mix honey and lime juice in a glass of warm water on this soothing drink to treat a sore throat and reduce nasal congestion Add a pinch of turmeric powder and black pepper powder to a glass of warm milk. steam inhalations to help relieve congestion in the chest and nasal passages. Stop from talking too much to rest the throat and speed up the healing process In most cases, tonsils will shrink to their normal size after a few days of such natural remedies. should drink at least eight glasses of water a day to keep hydrated. Apart from water, he can drink clear soups, warm broths, herbal teas and fresh fruit and vegetable juices Avoid drinks that are too acidic such as citrus juices and buttermilk as these can aggravate symptoms Avoid all junk food and foods that are oily, fried and spicy Boiled vegetables, mashed potatoes, cooked oatmeal, jello, scrambled eggs and baked fruits are all excellent options. Avoid foods and snacks that are hard and crunchy such as chips, hard breads, and nuts as these can increase the inflammation. Consult ENT doctor for further Management
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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

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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Why I am bleeding from mouth with mix of saliva (with blood with small small quantity? There is no cough. But my past medical I had an tuberculosis so is this is symptoms of same .I consult my doctor he said that there no need to worry it's bleed from your past tuberculosis lungs side place but I can't? So please.

BHMS
Homeopath, Rajkot
Have your Chest X-Ray (PA) done. As already your doctor advised to not to worry, but to relieve your anxiety, we can be guided through CXR for ruling out Tuberculosis. Further other tests can be done, if CXR shows anything. Other wise, maintain good oral hygiene. Will be alright.
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My son is 2.5 Years old, he is suffering from cough he become healthy after medication but after a month he become sick again. please suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is 2.5 Years old, he is suffering from cough he become healthy after medication but after a month he become si...
Your son must be getting steroids for cough which makes him healthy and after recovery, medicine is stopped so the appetite must have decreased and again become sick thus this cycle shall go on. Do not give any medicine containing steroids for cough. Steroid does more harm than good in long run. It is a very specific drug used for specific disease. Treatment of cough depends on cause.
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Meri 40 plus sister ko thyroid problem+skin problem dark patches+lungs problem every time cough and Dr. Said ke lungs shrink ho rahe hain. Kya yeh ek hi bimari hai ya alag alag bimari hai? Iska kya or kese ilaaz hoga. Some other symptoms are. Thakavat.saans phoolna. Neend nahi aana. Saans chhotey chhotey. Lamba saans lene par khaansi. Bhookh theek hai.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Meri 40 plus sister ko thyroid problem+skin problem dark patches+lungs problem every time cough and Dr. Said ke lungs...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. I have gone through the details provided. With these kind of multiple problems, it is a case to be shown to competent physician and an endocrinologist. Shayad aap ko PGI Chandigad jana padega. Because she may need to under go a variety of investigations and a team of doctors should be looking at these problems. That is my suggestion. These kind of cases can not be decided on in online consultation. Thanks.
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