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Dr. Asha Joshi

Gynaecologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Asha Joshi is a popular Gynaecologist in Chembur East, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Hegde Maternity & Hospital in Chembur East, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Asha Joshi on Lybrate.com.

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Hello, My name is Sushma I am suffering from vaginal infection since from my delivery. I am cleaning my private parts also cleanly. I consulted a gynecologists before. She gave medicines to insert in to vagina. Then my problem is solved. But after few months again I started to face this problem. But present I have no discharge problem but I am facing only itching. Pls suggest me home remedies to permanently solve this problem.

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Sexologist, Noida
During pregnancy, an increased vaginal discharge is normal. ... vaginosis, which are sexually transmitted infections that can lead to premature delivery if ... are under additional strain during pregnancy and are also affected by hormonal changes
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Homoeopathic Alternatives To Antibiotics

BHMS, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Homeopath, Lucknow
Homoeopathic Alternatives To Antibiotics

What Are Antibiotics.The word antibiotic comes from the Greek anti meaning ‘against’ and bios meaning ‘life’ (a bacterium is a life form).’ Antibiotics are also known as antibacterials, and they are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Bacteria are tiny organisms that can sometimes cause illness to humans and animals.

Antibiotics, first used in the 1940s,

An antibacterial is a compound or substance that kills or slows down the growth of bacteria.

Before bacteria can multiply and cause symptoms our immune system can usually destroy them. We have special white blood cells that attack harmful bacteria. Even if symptoms do occur, our immune system can usually cope and fight off the infection.

The first antibiotic was penicillin.


 

How do antibiotics work?

Although there are a number of different types of antibiotic they all work in one of two ways:


 

bactericidal antibiotic kills the bacteria. Penicillin is a bactericidal. A bactericidal usually either interferes with the formation of the bacterium’s cell wall or its cell contents.


 

bacteriostatic stops bacteria from multiplying.


 

What are antibiotics for? Do antibiotics work against all infections?

An antibiotic is given for the treatment of an infection caused by bacteria. Antibiotics target microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and parasites. However, they are not effective against viruses. If you have an infection it is important to know whether it is caused by bacteria or a virus. Most upper respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold and sore throats are generally caused by viruses – antibiotics do not work against these viruses.


 

What are the side-effects of antibiotics?

antibiotics can cause more harm than good when they aren’t used the right way

Below is a list of the most common side-effects of antibiotics:

Side-effects range from mild to very serious depending on the antibiotics used, the microbial organisms targeted, and the individual patient.Safety profiles of newer drugs are often not as well established as for those that have a long history of use.

Adverse effects range from fever and nausea to major allergic reactions, including photodermatitis and anaphylaxis.

  1. Diarrhea

  2. Feeling and being sick

  3. Fungal infections of the mouth, digestive tract and vagina

  4. Below is a list of rare side-effects of antibiotics:

  5. Formation of kidney stones (when taking sulphonamides)

  6. Abnormal blood clotting (when taking some cephalosporins)

  7. Sensitivity to sun (when taking tetracyclines)

  8. Blood disorders (when taking trimethoprim)

  9. Deafness (when taking erythromycin and the aminoglycosides)

  10. Allergic reactions to antibiotics


 

Some patients may develop an allergic reaction to antibiotics – especially penicillins. Side effects might include a rash, swelling of the tongue and face, and difficulty breathing. If you have ever had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic you must tell your doctor and/or pharmacist. Reactions to antibiotics can be very serious, and sometimes fatal – they are called anaphylactic reactions.


 

Alcohol

Interactions between alcohol and certain antibacterials may occur and may cause side-effects


 

Use antibiotics with extreme caution and ensure you inform your doctor/pharmacist if:

  1. You have reduced liver or kidney function.

  2. You are pregnant

  3. You are breastfeeding.


 

Antibiotic Resistance:

One of the foremost concerns in modern medicine is antibiotic resistance. Simply put, if an antibiotic is used long enough, bacteria will emerge that cannot be killed by that antibiotic. This is known as antibiotic resistance.But overprescribing them has resulted in the development of resistant bacteria, which are bacteria that don’t respond to antibiotics that may have worked in the past.  Infections exist today that are caused by bacteria resistant to some antibiotics. The existence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria creates the danger of life-threatening infections that don’t respond to antibiotics.


 

Bacteria become resistant more quickly when antibiotics are used too often or are not used correctly (such as not taking a full course of antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor).

Misuse-

Though antibiotics are required to treat severe bacterial infections, misuse has contributed to a rise in bacterial resistance.

Self prescription of antibacterials is an example of misuse.

Common forms of antibacterial misuse include excessive use of prophylactic antibiotics in travelers and failure of medical professionals to prescribe the correct dosage of antibioticsw on the basis of the patient’s weight and history of prior use.

Although Antibiotics are operative in eliminating bad bacteria, they also destroy the good bacteria, which is a vital part of our immune system. Good bacteria produce natural Antibiotics, Anticarcinogens and Cholesterol lowering substances and keep our digestive tracts functioning well.

Several transmuted strains of bacteria, are resilient to Antibiotics and are not influenced by the drugs of the pharmaceutical industry.

An Antibiotic or an Anti-viral drug may remove the pathogen, but will not assist in escalating the person’s immune system, thereby, increasing chances of re-infection.Due to side effects with Antibiotics and Antiviral drugs, most people these days are looking at Natural remedies.


 

Naturopathy or antibiotics-What do I choose and why?

Naturopathy is a traditional healing system that has been used throughout the ages and is now backed by outstanding clinical research. Naturopathy can not only shorten the length and intensity of immune complaints but also help to ward them off in the first place.


 

Naturopathy helps to build natural immunity by bringing ones overall health and wellbeing into alignment.

 Historically Naturopaths would call your immune system your overall vitality and if you have a few too many health complaints in combination, say your digestion and immune system, then your vitality could be viewed as sub optimum. The good news is that Naturopathy has an amazing array of immune boosting herbs that can bring up your vitality in no time at all.

Some examples–

Mushroom extract –  mushrooms in the diet can  strengthen the immune system.

 Honey – a very strong antibiotic on the skin, and also its astringent properties helps to heal the cut.  one can apply  honey a couple of times to the stitches, then covered with a large band aid.

Garlic – antibiotic, anti-parasitic and antiseptic when consumed raw, and a boost to the immune system.

Coconut oil – contains lauric acid, medium chain fatty acids that are antifungal and antibiotic.  Coconut oil is awesome for keeping the skin around the stitches moist.

Naturopathy works to proved herbal and nutritional symptomatic relief but can also assist in boosting immunity against viruses and bacteria.


 

Homeopathic Alternatives to Antibiotics-

Your child is restless all night with a sore throat, cough and fever. You rush your child to the Doctor next morning and the Doctor prescribes an Antibiotic. A few days later, your child is well again. Actually, was it the Antibiotic that helped or did the ailment merely run its course? In another scenario, you have a sinus infection or a bladder infection, and you are prescribed an Antibiotic, after you discontinue the Antibiotic, your symptoms come back, and your Doctor recommends another course of a stronger Antibiotic. Before you recognize, you are taking different Antibiotics for extended periods.

Antibiotics are the leading prescribed drugs and have become a major part of the treatment modality in modern medicine today.


 

Homoeopathy:a better substitute to antibiotics- It i an effective alternate to antibiotics in infectious diseases, producing no toxic side effects & bringing about rapid recovery. Infectious diseases such as sinusitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, otitis media, gastroenteritis, dysentry, urinary infections, respond well to homoeopathy.


 

Homeopathic medicine actually gained its greatest popularity primarily due to its impressive successes in the treatment of infectious diseases in the19th century.

 

What is so different about homeopathy?

Homeopathic medicines are not just composed with different medicinal ingredients, and they are not just the use of smaller doses of medicines. Homeopathy represents a different approach to understanding disease and health.

What also makes homeopathy different (and sometimes more difficult) than conventional medicine is that homeopathic medicines are not prescribed to treat a specific or localized disease but are prescribed to treat specific syndromes of symptoms of which one’s disease is just one part.

In other words, two people may have the common cold, but one would have a thin watery nasal disease that irritates the nostrils, frequent  sneezing, and a headache, all of which are aggravated by warmth. The other would have thick yellowish nasal discharge that doesn’t irritate the nostrils, nasal congestion alternating with nasal discharge, a cough that is relieved in the open air, and no thirst.


 

In Homeopathy, there is no Antibiotic or Anti viral remedy, because every correctly prescribed Homeopathic remedy has the potential of strengthening a person’s immune system that helps to fight any bacterial or viral infection.

Homeopathy has several advantages, which make it, a preferred alternative over conventional Antibiotics. It is safe with no side effects, does not suppress the immune system


 

Self – care –Measures along with Homeopathic remedies during an active infection:

  • Eliminate caffeine, alcohol, sugar, dairy, refined foods.

  • Eat lightly.

  • Be well hydrated.

  • Drink warm beverages, like herbal teas.

  • Juice fasting can help during an infection.

  • Strengthen your immune system with yoghurt, foods rich in Vitamin C, Beta-carotene, and zinc.

  • Colon cleansing can help.

  • Steam baths can help detoxify your system during infections.

  • Massage can speed up elimination of toxins, particularly a foot massage.

  • Relax and get enough rest.

  • Local application of turmeric can help skin infections.

  • Hot ginger tea for throat infections.Have a positive mental attitude.


 

Hence, to summarize, Antibiotics are an interesting group of medications, however, they tend to be over prescribed and toxic. They must be utilized as a last option, not the first.


 

The use of Homeopathy as a possible alternative to Antibiotics would be more favorable, harmless and cost-effective.

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After unprotected sex I had taken i -pll and had two days of period with brownish colour whats the reason.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
After unprotected sex I had taken i -pll and had two days of period with brownish colour whats the reason.
Emergency contraception is a high dose of hormones that forces your body to menstruate.the side effects of this, is temporal hormonal imbalances that might last up to 3 months. You might menstruate twice in a month, or maybe you'll miss this period and the next, or maybe your cycles will change, and you'll start menstruating on a different date from now on. There's no reason to panic, this is normal, expected and it won't last long. Your body will work its way to normal hormone levels in no time. No long term side effects will come from this..
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Hi, I am married guy. Me & my wife trying to have a baby. But no success. I have consult with one of my friend (he is doctor but not specialist regrading my issue.). Then he made prolactin test & told me I have high prolactin leve which is 20.41. What should I do?

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hi, I am married guy. Me & my wife trying to have a baby. But no success. I have consult with one of my friend (he is...
You need to take medicine for the high prolactin levels, this is one of the reason you are not able to conceive. As high prolatin level in males decreases testosterone hormone production and sperm count as well. High blood prolactin also causes difficulty in getting an erection, as well as breast tenderness and enlargement. And in female it interferes with the function of the ovaries. Symptoms include irregular or absent menstrual periods, infertility, menopausal symptoms (hot flashes and vaginal dryness) and, after several years, osteoporosis. High prolactin levels can also cause milk discharge from the breasts.
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Sir, I am suffering from constipation. My annaus is torned. It is swelling and pain. Othe hand I am suffering from more building, one chocolate cyst in my ovary I want to treat these.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Limit the amount of white bread, sugar, meat, junk food and milk products (cheese, milk, butter, cream.) and increasing fresh fruits, veggies, water and fiber (beans, oats,) also yogurt really helps due to the probiotics. Maybe you could do a food diary for a period, eliminate a couple of items at a time and build up until you have added enough other of good items to make the stools loose. Oatmeal helps out tremendously. Figure out the diet and once you' ve added enough good things, slowly pull back on the laxatives and pay attention as you go. This could be a food allergy, do some research, usually its lactose (dairy), nuts, sugar, food coloring, preservatives. Try to avoid boxed and processed foods which have more preservatives, calories, fat, high carb. I hope some of this helps. In the mean time try (biochemic) biocombination numb 4 and (homeo) dr reckewege r 37. Requires detailed questioning so as to ascertain your personality and to treat you symptomatically. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.
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I have pcos and irregularities in monthly periods. Bcoz of this I put on weight and unshaped body.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
I have pcos and irregularities in monthly periods. Bcoz of this I put on weight and unshaped body.
1.no alcohol 2. Reduce body wt 3. No smoking/ tobacco 4. Diet - no ghee/ butter, have mix of vegetable oils - mustard, til, ground nut, olive oil, have more green vegetables and fruits, have whole grain atta, no fried. Fast. Spicy / processed/ junk food. Less sugar, potato, rice 5. 30 mts brisk walk daily 6. Deep breathing exercise for 10 mts daily 7. Meditation daily for 10 mts. 6-8 hrs of sleep at night 8. Expose your body to sun for 15-20 mts daily after some oil massage to get vit d. 9. Take more water- proper hydration. 10. Laugh for 2 mts for medicine contact on private chat. Be positive and interact with friends and relatives.
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I am 24 is old female unmarried am getting trouble with menses delay in every month. I am not consul any doctor till now and I didn't use any prescriptions?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am 24 is old female unmarried am getting trouble with menses delay in every month. I am not consul any doctor till ...
Sometimes, the periods may be disturbed due to physical exertion, stress, sickness and hormonal disturbance. Homoeopathy has effective treatment for your problem without adverse effects. Take pulsatilla 200 ---once daily in the morning for 7 days, before the expected due date.
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Knee pains, pls help. Taking stairs and getting up from a chair. And also very bad fungal itching in the vagina. Had taken lot of medicines but nothing seems to help and the nights are miserable.

Fellowship in Pain Management, MD, MD - Anaesthesiology , MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
Knee pains, pls help. Taking stairs and getting up from a chair.
And also very bad fungal itching in the vagina. Had ...
Knee pain looks like is because of arthritis I think you approaching menopause try using ice and simple pin killers for knee pain do physio for stregthening your muscles that will reduce your knee pain avoid sitting on floor with folded knee and avoid indian style toilet.
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My wife is pregnant from 2 months. So can we continue to have sex or is there any risk Pls help on this.

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Child & Adolescent Psychology , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Pune
My wife is pregnant from 2 months. So can we continue to have sex or is there any risk
Pls help on this.
First three months are little risky you can do it in 4-6mths of pregnancy they are safe comparatively.
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Emergency Contraception - What is it?

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), Fellowship in IVF
Gynaecologist, Amritsar
Emergency Contraception - What is it?

Contraception refers to something, which works to prevent a pregnancy from occurring. But what is emergency contraception? This sort of contraception is made use of in case other methods of birth control do not work or a woman has had unprotected sex.

This sort of contraception is also referred to as the morning after pill and postcoital contraception, which effectively means that it is taken after sex. Well, if while having sexual intercourse, there is a breakage of the condom or it slips off the penis, then it is a good idea to make use of emergency contraceptives, as should a woman if it so happens that she misses two or more birth control pills over the course of her monthly cycle.

While it is true that a large majority of emergency contraceptives, which are available in the market today are in the form of pills, note that this is not the only form of emergency contraception. As a matter of fact, copper containing intra uterine devices (IUDs) happen to be the most effective way to prevent a pregnancy from occurring, but this is only true if they are fitted within five days of unprotected sex. Again, even in this case, the sooner, the better!

Most people believe that an emergency contraceptive is almost always successful in ending a pregnancy. This is quite inaccurate as the main intention of an emergency contraceptive is not to end a pregnancy, but to prevent it from happening in the first place. This is exactly why it is so essential to have an emergency contraceptive pill after sex as soon as possible. The longer a woman delays, the higher the risk of fertilisation taking place and pregnancy then being left to be a foregone conclusion.

It is important to keep in mind that emergency contraception is not a substitute for taking precautions when it comes to sex. As a matter of fact, it can be said that there is no substitute for being responsible and making use of condoms or birth-control pills in a prudent way. After all, who wants to have the stress and the repercussions of a potential unwanted pregnancy? It makes quite a bit of sense to take some extra care so that there is no need for anxiety, as it isn’t really required and sex remains as much fun as intended! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist and ask a free question.

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I am a 37 years old guy. My wife already have one ectopic Pregnancy and one successful pregnancy but at the time of last stage of pregnancy, due to hypertension Doctor had given over dose of medication which resulted death of my baby after 7 days of birth. Now I have checked that my Testosterone below lower range. My wife is also 37 years old. Please suggest me what are the test we should go for.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I am a 37 years old guy. My wife already have one ectopic Pregnancy and one successful pregnancy but at the time of l...
As your wife is 37, there is little time left. Quickly check her fertility status after consulting infertility specialist and having some basic tests. Now, regarding you, first get semen analysis done and consult doctor as we need to know the cause of low testosterone and whether it affected your sperms or not. then we can formulate treatment plan.
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Is the unwanted 72 kit is safe to stop pregnancy and how many tab. Are safe to take in a month.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Is the unwanted 72 kit is safe to stop pregnancy and how many tab. Are safe to take in a month.
Hello, Unwanted 72 is an emergency contraceptive i-pill that is essentially a high dose of birth control. It does one of three things: it either prevents a woman from ovulating, which in turn means the egg cannot be fertilized, it will prevent an egg that has already been released from being fertilized, or it stops a fertilized egg from implanting. Regardless of where you are in your cycle, taking this emergency i-pill immediately will help to ensure you don’t find yourself pregnant in the immediate future. However, just like with any quick fix, Unwanted 72 pills come with some undesired and sometimes unexpected side effects. Theses are:- Skin sensitivities, Weight gain, Changes in mood, Changes in menstruation, Reproductive damage. Keeping these side effects in the view you should not repeat it frequently, you can take it once in a blue moon. Take care.
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Health tips-nutrient-rich foods-avocado

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Health tips-nutrient-rich foods-avocado
Health tips-nutrient-rich foods-avocado: this buttery green fruit contains more protein than any other fruit and is high in healthy monosaturated fats, folate, potassium, vitamin e and the antioxidant lutein. Those healthy fats contribute to better blood flow and reduced blood pressure, which yields better brain health.
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I have period problem during a period I have a to much pain so please give me any suggestion.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I have period problem during a period I have a to much pain so please give me any suggestion.
Pain during menstruation is called as dysmenorrhoea. If you r suffering from this since long time and if it is not controlled by meftal spas and if you have to stay at home during menses because of pain, then you should get sonography done to find out the cause. It could be ovarian cyst or endometriosis or fibroid also.
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Can I get pregnant if being fingered with precum. Although he wiped his hands. I am a virgin. This happened 3 days after by periods got over .i have a minimum 32 days cycle please tell.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Can I get pregnant if being fingered with precum. Although he wiped his hands. I am a virgin. This happened 3 days af...
For pregnancy,semen has to be deposited into vagina after proper intercourse then only one can be pregnant..soo u jst dnt worry..if u havent done intercourse soo there is no chance of pregnancy..
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I have itchy clitoris from two or three months. Sometime it gets worse & sometime it can be tolerated. please suggest me the treatment. I had this three years ago.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Kreosotum 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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I hve medical abortion, a week has been pass but my bleeding does n't stop yet. After how much time it will stop?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Bleeding may take 4-14 days to stop. If you r bleeding heavy still then ultrasound is needed and also if bleeding does not stop by 14 days then also ultrasound is required.
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I had protected sex with fiance after 2 days I got my periods but in very low blood flow and in intervals could you help me with this?

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
I had protected sex with fiance after 2 days I got my periods but in very low blood flow and in intervals could you h...
Just relax and stay cool. Please do take good care of your health by adapting a healthy lifestyle ( balanced diet , exercise and good sleep are integral part of healthy lifestyle. ) Go for a medical checkup every year with the gynecologist.
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I am 23 years old. I am suffering frm PCOD. Ans I have gained lot of weight because of it. Please adive me a proper diet to loose weight

Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D.)
Homeopath, Pune
As you know polycystic ovarian disease is a lifestyle disease and you have to manage it by multiple factor such as diet, exercise and medication. You can take homeopathy for the same to avoid side effects of allopathic medicine.
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