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Dr. R. K. Das

Pulmonologist, Kolkata

450 at clinic
Dr. R. K. Das Pulmonologist, Kolkata
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Dr. R. K. Das is one of the best Pulmonologists in Diamond Harbour Road, Kolkata. He is currently associated with Calcutta Medical Research Institute in Diamond Harbour Road, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. R. K. Das and consult privately on has top trusted Pulmonologists from across India. You will find Pulmonologists with more than 38 years of experience on You can find Pulmonologists online in Kolkata and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I am suffering from cough from last week and my chest is paining alot. Generally I smoke. Would you suggest me what to do for this.

Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello. Take homoeopathic medicine - schwabe's alpha-coff and glyzyrrhiza glabra 1x - both thrice a day daily for 4 days. Management: - avoid cold drinks and fried food, take healthy food. -avoid exposure to air-conditioner or cold air (wrap a warm stole or muffler around neck). -avoid excessive or rough use of your voice/ shouting. -gargle with warm water and salt 3 times a day and take steam-inhalation once before going to bed. Home remedies for cough: -stir some into some hot tea for comforting cough relief. You can also eat a spoonful of honey before bed to help calm coughs. -warm saltwater gargles help moisturize your throat, which can quiet coughs. -drink peppermint tea to help relieve coughs. -brew a eucalyptus tea by steeping a few fresh or dried eucalyptus leaves in hot water for 15 minutes. Drink this tea up to 3 times a day to help soothe a sore throat and calm coughs. -make a hot ginger tea to help soothe a chronic cough. -turmeric is a traditional cough remedy that many people have found effective for coughs. Try mixing half a teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of warm milk. You can also try turmeric powder and a teaspoon of honey for dry cough.
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I have cough from last 5days and have developed headache from yesterday. What could be the possible causes?

General Physician, Hyderabad
You have not given whether the cough is dry / wet usually viral upper respiratory infection .Head ache may be due to coughing salt water gargling+local lozenges + mild antibiotic like azythromycin may give some relief

Can a Sinus Infection (Rhinosinusitis) Cause Spinal Meningitis?

ENT Specialist, Delhi

The answer is unfortunately. Yes!
Meningitis, sometimes referred as spinal meningitis, is an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Usually caused by a viral infection, but it can also be caused by a bacterial or fungal infection.
Among pediatric patients admitted for treatment of sinusitis, 3.2% were found to have an intracranial complication. Infection of the sphenoid sinuses, however, merits concern. These thin-walled sinuses develop late in childhood, and their deep location places them adjacent to the dura mater and other critical structures.
Sphenoid sinusitis is identified in approximately 3% of cases of acute sinusitis, typically in the context of pansinusitis. Significant development of the sphenoid sinuses does not begin until age 4 to 6 years, thus, sphenoid sinusitis is restricted.
Viral infection causes most cases of spinal meningitis. Viral meningitis is usually mild and heals without treatment. Bacterial meningitis is more severe and requires treatment with antibiotics. Streptococcus pneumoniae and neisseria meningitidis are strains of bacteria that cause pneumococcus and meningococcus meningitis respectively.
It can be life threatening condition owing to its proximity to brain and spinal cord and infective media is the fluid surrounding them.
Diagnostic tools:
• Lumbur puncture – csf examination (cell count, glucose, proteins) and culture
• Blood culture
• Chest x ray
• CT scan of head and nose – pns
• MRI brain
Symptom checker in meningitis secondary to sinusitis:
• Fever (92%)
• Headache (85%)
• Nausea, vomiting (62%)
• Altered consciousness (31%)
• Seizure (31%)
• Hemiparesis (23%)
• Visual disturbance (23%)
• Meningismus (23%)
Conclusion and quick pearls:
• Complications that are less common with antibiotics
• Orbital (cellulitis, abscess)
• Intracranial (subdural empyema, thrombosis of cavernous sinus)
• Bony osteomyelitis.
• Can result in drastic sequelae
• Drain abscess and open involved sinuses
• Ent surgical involvement – functional endoscopic sinus surgery
- Usually amenable with medical treatment
- Drain sinuses if no improvement after 48 hours
• Ophthalmology check up
• Neurosurgery intervention
A low index of suspicion is necessary for early diagnosis and treatment of sphenoid sinusitis, orbital complications and prevention of intracranial complications including meningitis.

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I am suffering from dry cough for last to day nd I have chest pain what can I do.

Homeopath, Thane
I am suffering from dry cough for last to day nd I have chest pain what can I do.
Hi, take drosera 200 4pills to be sucked thrice a day for 15 days syp stodal (sbl) 1 tablespoon in 1/4th cup of water drink thrice a day for 15 days avoid eating curd, icecreams, pickles, papad, citrus fruits, watermelon, green skin bananas, pineapple, strawberries, custard apple, guavas. Stop using mosquito repellants.
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I have dry cough. Caused by irritation or inflammation in the throat and chest. What is immediate solution?

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
• Cut fresh ginger into small slices and crush them slightly. Put them in a cup of water and bring to a boil. Drink this herbal solution three to four times a day for relief from sore throat, non-stop coughing and even congestion. You can also some lemon juice and honey to it. • Another option is to chew fresh raw ginger on and off throughout the day to reduce your cough.
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I have been suffering from dry cough since last two months. No medicine is working of it. What can I do?

Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, As you are having cough, get your blood tested (empty stomach) for – CBC, ESR, AEC, Widal, Peripheral smear for MP, Sputum examination, Urine (R & M) and Stool examination (R & M) done. (In case required, may advise you some other tests later). Revert me back with the reports for proper treatment.
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3+ years baby getting cold & cough every 4 or 5 days. That time like asthma symptoms appearing.

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
If no fever with cold and cough and associated with wheeze, then it is likely due to asthma. Avoid egg, feather, sudden change of weather and milk. Consult a child specialist for proper medication.
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Tonsil baar baar badh jate hain. Aavaj kabhi bhari to kabhi patli ho jati hai. Gala dard bhi hai. Koi upaye bataiye.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
hi. use mouth gargle A.M. P.M. thrice a day. drink warm water. avoid cold thing. Take tab. Sinarest twice a day after meal. take tab. ampilox 500 mg twice a day after meal. Avoid cold things. Take orange juice, drink warm water. Green veg., veg. Soups. welcome in lybrate.
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DNB(Respireatory diseases), M.D
Pulmonologist, Coimbatore
Facts about COPD?

do you know what is COPD ?

It is a 4th leading cause of death and very soon it will be a 3rd leading cause of death worldwide.

Are we aware of it?

1.Do you smoke for many years ?
2.Are you working in a polluted environment ?
3.Having cough,breathlessness, chest discomfort?

you may have COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

It is a preventable as well as treatable and progressive disease

Causes high morbidity and mortality worldwide.

I feel it is more dangerous than cancer it term of morbidity and mortality.

what to do?
First Stop smoking!
consult your doctor if you have symptoms!
Do Pulmonary function test and diagnose COPD!
Treat accordingly!

Very potent inhaled drugs are available now!
you can control your symptoms with the drugs and live a quality life!!!

Stop smoking !!! start living!!!


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Meri age 21 years h. Mujhe har mosam me khasi aur nose blocking problems hoti hai sath me halka bukhar bhi.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
Get x ray of sinuses, 1. Avoid exposure to cold 2. Do not take cold water 3. Do steam inhalation 2/ 3 times 4. Take bath with little warm water fr medicine contact on private chat.
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I am having problem of Osteoma in Frontal Sinus and Ethemoid Sinus recess.My Homeopath Doctor has prescribed R34 medicine. Is it sufficient or need any supplement medicine.

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Secunderabad
You require expert ENT surgeon who can remove the osteoma of ethmoidal sinus by FESS and as far as frontal sinus osteoma is concerned it dependes on the location of osteoma to plan surgery
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What is a basic symptoms of flu? And tell me about the cough problems and fever and cough?

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Jabalpur
What is a basic symptoms of flu? And tell me about the cough problems and fever and cough?
Flu is caused by the flu viruses infection. The patient starts having fever which is usually high, has cough, running nose, sore throat/ throat irritation may accompany, headache can be present and sometimes if very severe may also have difficulty in breathing, other symptoms such as extreme tiredness, body aches joint pains may also be present.
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I am coughing for last 2 days on a continuous note. What should I do as its giving me pain in my chest.

General Physician, Mumbai
I am coughing for last 2 days on a continuous note. What should I do as its giving me pain in my chest.
Dear lybrateuser, -Do steam inhalation 2-3 times a day -do warm salt water gargles 3 times a day -avoid cold fluids, have more of warm fluids, water, tea, milk, coffee, soup -have a teaspoon of honey with breakfast -take syrup chericoff, 2 teaspoonful three times a day -have fresh warm homemade food with more of green leafy vegetables & fruits.
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I am 24 years old male and I am suffering from throat irritation and cough very frequently. What should I do?

General Physician, Cuttack
I am 24 years old male and I am suffering from throat irritation and cough very frequently. What should I do?
1.Do betadine gargle 2-3 times daily 2.Take throat lozenges 3. Take Honitus syrup 2 tsf thrice daily 4.If no relief you have to take antibiotic 4.Consult me for further advice
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Symptoms and Treatment of Sinusitis

ENT Specialist, Delhi
Symptoms and Treatment of Sinusitis

The inflammatory condition of your sinuses (marked by inflammation of your nasal cavities) caused due to viral, bacterial or fungal infection; any autoimmune disorders or allergic reaction is known as sinusitis. This condition is also referred to as 'rhinosinusitis' as nose inflammation occurs. Sinusitis can be either acute, sub-acute or chronic in nature. Acute sinusitis is generally caused due to the common cold and lasts not more than four weeks. Sub-acute sinusitis is more prolonged in nature and lasts for about eight weeks. Chronic sinusitis is more severe in nature and can last for up to twelve weeks or even more.

The most common symptoms of sinusitis are as follows: 

  1. Severe headache
  2. Nose blockage
  3. Release of yellowish green fluids from your nose.
  4. Fever
  5. Difficulty in breathing
  6. Painful sensation in your eyes, ears and forehead.
  7. Post nasal discharge
  8. Frequent cough
  9. A sore throat
  10. Nausea
  11. Body fatigue
  12. Neck stiffness
  13. Tastelessness and anosmia (loss of smell)

The treatment methods available for sinusitis are as follows:

  • Intake of painkillers like paracetamol can give you temporary relief from your aches. But consuming too much of these can cause side effects such as loss of appetite and drowsiness.
  • Keep yourself hydrated by drinking about 2 to 3 liters of water every day and take proper rest.
  • Steam inhalation can give you relief from nasal congestion.
  • Using nasal sprays like Oxymetazoline can also give you temporary relief.
  • Your doctor may advise you antibiotics like Amoxicillin in your sinusitis is chronic in nature.
  • Immunotherapy helps to treat sinusitis if your sinusitis is caused due to allergic reactions.
  • Your doctor may also recommend an endoscopic surgery of the sinus if your condition is found to be very severe.
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Am suffering from sinusitis from past 3 years . None of the medication is helping. Kindly advice.

M.D - Respiratory medicine
Pulmonologist, Hyderabad
Sinusitis may be associated with asthma, severe allergy, elevation of a protein serum ige, fungus infection, block of the drawing pipes from sinus to nose. Xray pns, pft, blood test for ige, xray chest, will be helpful. Consult ent surgeon.
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My son is 4 year and 9 months. From Nov 2015 he has a cough. Some time he had not cough but some day he had cough. I had given him antibiotics many times as Dr. Prescribed. But no uses. What can I do. I had given coriminic syrup many times.

Homeopath, Delhi
Don't go for antibiotics for a long time. It could be an allergy. Consult a paediatrician and go for an chest x-ray and sputum test. You may also consult a homoeopathic doctor for the same.
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I am suffering from dry cough from last two months so please help me what should I do.

Homeopath, Raebareli
Please check if some irregular habits are responsible for your cough or not. Do gargle with saline water twice daily. Check if there is tonsillitis/pharyngitis or not? also do a chest x-ray. Take bryonia 30 - twice daily for next 3 days and get back to me for further treatment.
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