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Dr. Kaushik Nandy

Toxicologist, Kolkata

150 at clinic
Dr. Kaushik Nandy Toxicologist, Kolkata
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Dr. Kaushik Nandy is an experienced Toxicologist in Barasat, Kolkata. You can meet Dr. Kaushik Nandy personally at Dog clinic in Barasat, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Kaushik Nandy and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I m suffering from cold and cough from 1 weak so please advise me the good medicine.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I m suffering from cold and cough from 1 weak so please advise me the good medicine.
take sinarest one tab at night for 3 days. honitus 2 tsf 2 times a day. do gargle. take steam. inform if not ok.
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I am suffering from cold and cough. I will try many medicines but its same so tell me what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
hi if I'm your treating doctor i would straight away diagnose your condition as lower respiratory tract infection. so kindly follow the advice for five days use tab.levofloxacin 500 mg twice a day , tab tusq twice a day, tab.razo - d twice a day before food. use syrup ascoril 5ml thrice or four times per day. just let me know after five days. hope answered your question. dont hesitate to ask me if you have any. have a good day.
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6 Winter Health Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
6 Winter Health Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

Traditionally, winter is a time for running around throwing snowballs, trying (and failing) to hit the high notes in" all I want for christmas is you. And then creeping inside to deal with our dripping noses and dry throats. For many of us, winter health problems are as much a part of the season as holiday cookies or goofy knit caps. However, while you may be resigned to feeling less than great for the next few months, there are some winter health symptoms that you shouldn't blow off as" just what happens when it gets this cold" — because they could be a sign of a serious problem.


 

Many of these symptoms might be familiar; perhaps you've experienced them for years, every time the temperature drops. But that doesn't mean they're normal or unavoidable — yes, virginia, it is unusual to have colds on and off from autumn to spring, to have a cough that lasts three months, or to have your fingers go white every time you spend some time in the freezing outdoors. Just because it's normal for you, doesn't mean it's not actually a health concern.


 

So if any of the six symptoms below strike a chord, get yourself checked out by a doctor — yes, even if you're sure it's not a big deal/ you hate causing a fuss/don't want to bother the doctor/whatever other excuse you've been using to get out of a gp visit. Just go. Your lungs, circulation, immune system or whatever else will thank you.

 

1. White fingers

If you live in a spectacularly cold area, you're doubtless familiar with the one serious problem that whitened fingertips after exposure to freezing weather can signal: frostbite. But if you habitually suffer from fingers whiter than santa's beard every time you spend some time outdoors, you may have a different problem — a condition called raynaud's syndrome.


 

Raynaud's syndrome is essentially a malfunctioning of the blood vessels in your extremities. If they're exposed to cold or stress, they'll contract temporarily, restricting the blood flow massively and leading to the syndrome's trademark creepy whiteness. As the blood vessels relax and the blood returns, your fingers will flush and hurt. Raynaud's is pretty common (up to 20 percent of adults worldwide have it), but it's also got some serious possible side effects, including ulcers — so if you're nodding your head in recognition here, hop it to your gp.


 

2. Flushed cheeks

The winter season is all about pink cheeks, right? what would the season be without flushed-cheek children frolicking and taking sleigh rides? yep, but if you're getting a bit too flushed, you could actually be afflicted with something more serious than festive cheer.


 

If you've noticed that your flushed cheeks last for a long time or seem to be lingering and sticking around like a sunburn, you may have the beginnings of rosacea, a dermal disease related to the blood vessels in your face. As the name indicates, it shows up as a painful rosiness and redness of the skin, as well as occasional pimples. But if you identify with all these symptoms, don't worry — you're not alone. Up to 10 percent of people in cold countries suffer from rosacea, and there are a host of treatments available, from facial gels to avoiding triggers (coffee is, alas, partially responsible). So even if you feel like it's not making a major dent in your life, you still might want to get your potential rosacea checked out.


 

3. Wheezing

When you come in out of the cold weather, do your lungs usually sound like a bellows? wheezing — which typically involves a whistling noise and feeling of restriction when you breathe — isn't actually a normal respiratory reaction to the cold, so if you've started to give a decent impression of a deflating balloon every time you head indoors, you need to see a doctor.


 

Wheezing can be a sign of many health issues, including bronchial infections, asthma and even allergies. If you're wheezing and you know you won't be able to see a doctor for a while, make sure to at least wrap yourself up very well every time you go outside (particularly around the neck and face), and try not to do exercise in cold air (which, if you have asthma will, can leave you with a wheeze so intense, it may sound like a seal bark).


 

4. A cough that won't go away

The concept of a" persistent cough" doesn't really hit home until you've actually spent weeks or months with the thing hanging around, interrupting your sleep and making you the most hated person in any movie theater you enter. Coughs are often benign, but it is important to watch how long they last. If they don't clear up in less than two weeks, you may just have lasting irritation in your airways after a cold or could be suffering from an allergy — but your cough might also be pointing to other health conditions.


 

A prolonged cough may mean that you have developed a bacterial infection in your airways, particularly if you notice that the cough's accompanied by a bit of pain. The four other common causes of prolonged cough, according to harvard research, are a postnasal drip, asthma, acid reflux, or certain blood pressure medications which induce cough — and all of these situations deserve medical attention. And in extremely rare circumstances, a cough that won't go away can also be a sign of lung cancer. So don't feel like you should just wait for it to go away on its own.


 

5. Extremely dry lips

Dry lips are a constant struggle for most of us in cold weather, but if the problem persists even when you've smothered them in every chapped lip solution known to man, you may actually deal dealing with a more unusual problem: a vitamin a overdose. Women are only supposed to have 700mg of vitamin a per day, and if you're exceeding that, your body may be reacting in some unusual ways.


 

A vitamin a overdose is known as hypervitaminosis a, and it's not fun: along with dry, cracked lips, your skin and mucus membranes go dry and you may suffer from hair loss. It's most often caused by people taking too many vitamin a supplements (like cod liver oil) and also occurs as a side effect of some heavy-duty acne meds. So if you're concerned, be very sensible when it comes to supplement use and the balance of vitamin a-heavy foods like sweet potato and tuna in your diet.


 

6. Persistent colds

Long-term vegetarians and vegans will probably be familiar with this one: if your body seems to be completely incapable of recovering from colds, or only lets you feel healthy for a few days before you catch the next one, you might actually have an iron deficiency affecting your immune system. The medical term is iron deficiency anemia, and it leaves your body vulnerable to infections and viral illnesses.


 

Iron plays a big role in the immune system; it is a necessity for red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body. If those red blood cells are not working properly, your system gets fatigued and oxygen-starved and can't fight off illness. You can fight this deficiency through upping your consumption of vegetarian-friendly iron-rich foods, like dark leafy green veggies, legumes, and whole grains. And if you aren't a vegetarian, one of the most highly recommended ways to combat iron deficiency anemia is seriously seasonally appropriate: eat dark turkey meat, which has tons of iron. So bring on that christmas lunch early! you just have to have the turkey leg, for medical reasons.

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I frequently keep suffering from cold and now currently pain in my chest left side. Suggest me some medicine.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I frequently keep suffering from cold and now currently pain in my chest left side. Suggest me some medicine.
take sinarest one tab at night for 3 days. honitus 2 tsf 2 times a day. do gargle. take steam. inform if not ok.
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I have cold for two days. It will make headache also and how can I cure it? Please help me.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have cold for two days. It will make headache also and how can I cure it? Please help me.
Get plenty of rest, especially while you have a fever. Rest helps your body fight infection. Stop smoking and avoid secondhand smoke, which can make cold symptoms worse drink lots of fluids such as water and clear soups. Fluids help loosen mucus. Fluids are also important because they help prevent dehydration. Gargle with warm salt water a few times a day to relieve a sore throat. Throat sprays or lozenges may also help relieve the pain. Avoid alcohol. Use saline (salt water) nose drops to help loosen mucus and moisten the tender skin in your nose.
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Pears may improve heart functions

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Pears may improve heart functions

Mets is a cluster of major cardiovascular risk factors highly linked to the development of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes

Pears are excellent source of fibre and a good source of vitamin c for only 100 calories per serving further research is needed to confirm the antihypertensive effects of fresh pears as well as to assess their impact on vascular function
 

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How can I maintain my body weight?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
How can I maintain my body weight?
Follow a proper healthy diet regularly, habit of regular exercise. Keep you healthy and you can maintain your body weight. Take adequate calorie according to your height weight and work type, good protein and fat. Try to avoid unhealthy outsider food. For more detailed weight maintain diet plan, you can contact me.
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Sir I am student of class 12th, I am suffering form cold last 6 day so tell me what I do. Thanxx.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi, dear lybrate user. Take, homoeo-medicine* @ aconite nap 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ ferrum phos 6 x -4 tabs, thrice a day. *drink lukewarm water* avoid cold intake, exposure to cold, junk food * report after 4 days.
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I am 23 years old and I get tired very fast. Could you please help me in regaining my stamina back. Please instruct me about my diet and workouts. Thanks a lot.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 23 years old and I get tired very fast. Could you please help me in regaining my stamina back. Please instruct m...
Hye, thanks for the query. It is important to know that just eating two heavy meals a day will not fulfill your nutrient needs. Most often we skip meals especially when at work or in college. We start our day on empty stomach but our work or stress or activity is never reduced. This causes weakness and lack of energy levels. Food is our source of energy and if you don't eat well as per your needs you are going to get deficient in many nutrients. So, start by eating the right foods at the right time. Eat meals at frequent intervals. Eat a mid meal between each main meal. Avoid junk foods. Include dairy, eggs, nuts, fruits in your meals. Avoid alcohol and smoking. Exercise at least thrice a week. Whatever exercise you can manage consistently and enjoy too eg jogging football dance swimming.
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Me and my kid has the same problem with our nose we continue sneezing and situation became worse sometimes my kid always rub his nose and it starts bleeding please suggest what to do.

MS - ENT,MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kolkata
Me and my kid has the same problem with our nose we continue sneezing and situation became worse sometimes my kid alw...
Regular cold may be due to Allergies or due to decreased immunity repeated episodes of viral infection. *Steam inhalation  twice a day. *Have fruits 5 portions  every day  *A course of vitamin B complex and vitamin C to improve  immunity. *Avoid  allergic stimuli like dust ,pollens. If you remain in AC room either ensure AC FILTER is cleaned every 2 weeks  or use a mask *Steroid nasal  sprays may be needed for a prolonged duration Anti allergic  drugs may also be needed. Apply mupirocin ointment to the raw area of child's nose. Hope this helps.
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Heard that drinking water from plastic bottles is dangerous. What are the alternatives?

Certification in Diabetes Educators Program, Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Heard that drinking water from plastic bottles is dangerous. What are the alternatives?
Yes drinking in plastic bottles is dangerous as it has pthalates (toxins) which causes harm to the body. Use glass bottles instead or store water in a stainless steel container.
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I am too slim, even I don't work too much. Also I eat balanced diet. But I don't exercise daily. Stamina is good.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
I am too slim, even I don't work too much. Also I eat balanced diet. But I don't exercise daily. Stamina is good.
To gain weight you need to combine a balanced eating pattern with regular physical activity. You should be eating at least 6 small meals a day, rather than sticking to 3 square meals. You could divide it as 3 main meals and 3 snacks. You need to be eating every 2-3 hours. Space out snacks during the day so you don't spoil your appetite. Bread, cereal, rice, whole wheat, dalia and pasta: biscuits, and corn-bread are good sources of carbohydrates. Fruits: dried fruits, fruit nectars, and large quantities of fresh fruits vegetables: include, potatoes, peas, corn in your diet. Meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, and nuts: beef, pork, lamb, poultry, salmon, omelets, nuts, peanut butter, kidney beans, chickpeas will help you gain weight. Include dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese: milk, fruited yogurts, hard cheeses, ice cream, puddings, custards, milkshakes. -nuts and seeds make a healthy option for snacks. -roasted channas and peanuts are good -peanut butter on the sandwiches are a great mid-meal choice. -you must know that cereals actually contain some healthy calories. Stay hydrated: drinking plenty of water and other fluids like juices, milk, soups etc, will work in your favour. Do not drink water before a meal and in between the meal as it may make you lose your appetite, thus calorie intake suffers. Sleep: at least 8 hours of sound sleep is a must. Since your body is actually building up muscles, while you rest. Weight gainers have long term side effects.
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Advice

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Advice
As dietitians, here is our best advice to you" dump your diet"
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I am 54 years old man and I do not feel hungry. I do not feel like eating and have burning sensation in my throat, often. What should I do?

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hello , you must get your thyroid levels checked for the hunger part. And as for the burning in the throat is concerned, you must be getting some minor infections in the throat. You can try drinking warm turmeric milk at least twice a day which will relieve you of any minor infections.
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Hi, my name is sam, im a 26 yrs old, im suffering from cold in every weekly, I went to doctor, he said that was allergy, he gave medicine that was LC FREEDOM, but it control when every I stopped to medicine, again cold is coming, my symptoms is head bath I have to do daily, I forget One day cold will come, and dust also, what allergy is this. Can you answer me clearly sir.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Take tab. sinarest it contains ( Acetaminophen+ Pseudoephedrine+ chlorpheniramine). Acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine, and pseudoephedrine is a combination medicine used to throat infection and treat headache, fever, body aches, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and sinus congestion caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu. Do gargle with warm water thrice a day. Drink warm water also. Take plenty of water, liquid diet, dalia, green veg., orange. avoid cold things, cold drinks. Oily foods. If symptoms are from more days or again persist then do few tests for confirm causes of it.. cbc, x-ray chest. X-ray P.N.S. ..after tests consult again for best advice. Welcome in lybrate.
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Homeopath, Solan
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I am 23 years old and have cold for the past three days. Please suggest the medicine for the fast recovery.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Take tab. Wincold twice a day for cold for 3 days. avoid cold things, take protein diets, plenty of water.
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I regularly suffer from fever at night. A normal heat of a certain temperature remains in my body. And I suffer from abnormal cold daily. What might be the problem?

MBBS
General Physician,
I regularly suffer from fever at night. A normal heat of a certain temperature remains in my body. And I suffer from ...
you may be having viral fever .do warm saline gargle regularly. have homemade freshly prepared lemon juice which is rich in vitamin C thereby increasing your body autoimmune system which prevents infection.
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