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Dr. B S Shastri

Pulmonologist, Mumbai

1100 at clinic
Dr. B S Shastri Pulmonologist, Mumbai
1100 at clinic
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Dr. B S Shastri is a renowned Pulmonologist in Mahim West, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. B S Shastri at Hinduja Hospital - Mahim in Mahim West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. B S Shastri on Lybrate.com.

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I had severe tonsillitis in November 2015 & got treated with an ent he removed the pus through local anesthesia & later the receptionist injected 2 injections. The area around the injection is blueish in color&got a lump & pain in the area for 3-4 weeks later pain disappeared now its almost 4months still I have have the lump on the injection side. Is there any danger do I need any Dr. consultation?

M S, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Gurgaon
I am not sure whether it was a tonsillitis or peri tonsillar abscess. If it was peri tonsillar abscess, then it is advisable to get the tonsils removed. If it was tonsillitis, then nothing much to worry. For lump at the injection site, that could be due to previous injection only. I do not suspect anything serious. If you have concerns, visit your doctor for examination.
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I am 70 years of age working male residing in mumbai. Right now I have no problems. But because of pollution, we all are getting less oxygen. At 70 our lungs are not working 100 %. Can we use oxygen cylinders at night say for 2 hours everyday to compensate oxygen deficiency? does this use of oxygen cylinder has any side effects in long run? please advice.

MD - Pulmonary Medicine, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Pune
Hello, your concern about oxygen is right but this is not a solution for your problem. Oxygen is a medicine and you should use it very cautiously. Unnecessary oxygen supplementation will not help and may cause side effects like fatigue (tiredness), and morning headaches. It dries up your mucosa and results in infection. Most importantly it can suppress the drive to breathe as body gets readymade oxygen from outside. So it is not advisable to use oxygen until your blood oxygen level is below subnormal. It also poses a fire risk if not handled correctly at home.
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Hello.I have problem in breathing.My breath becums abnormal.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Take homeopathic bacillinum 1 m one dose alternate day pattern at morning for 15 days. Take ashtha aid 1 tab thrice a day from bakson compamy of homoeopathy for 15 days also. Please also check your ige level blood test & reply.
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I haven't been able to breath since 2 days and I am having severe cough. I tried all the home remedies, but didn't work. Please help me about this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take hepar sulph 30 ch, 3 drops twice daily. Alpha coff, 2 tsp, with hot water, thrice daily. Revert me after 7 days.
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Hello doctor. Before some days. I am surfing from sinus problem and consult with ent specialist. But it has long time I am not recovered. Now I felt my tongue test has change. I am not test anything. Every things like restless. What are the symptoms. Wh3re should I consult. please advice me.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
If you had positive dengue, then wait , have plenty of fluids and taste will come. write symtoms of sinus for advise
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I have asthma trouble once in day. It happens in sometimes evening and around 2AM.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
In acute stage take nebulisation with asthalin respules and few tips- Avoid any triggering factor, take folic acid regularly, eat a healthy diet , always be stress free , exercise regularly
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Due to the presence of alveoli, which are balloon-like structures in the organ, your lungs do not sink but float on water. Due to the presence of alveoli, which are balloon-like structures in the organ, your lungs do not sink but float on water. Due to the presence of alveoli, which are balloon-like structures in the organ, your lungs do not sink but float on water.

MBBS
General Physician,
aleoli are the lung s structure which is responsible for inspiration and expiration of respiratory system that is lung it does not float on water these are part of respiratory system.
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My father has lung cancer. Ayurveda treatment is good for him ? Suggest me.

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Visit Dr. Shripad banavali at tata cancer research centre, parel, mumbai. He has ayurvedic medicine for it. Regards Dr. Omkar shahapurkar
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My husband is an asthma patient. He has consulted so many doctors but no such result found. And now in winter season his condition is more serious than previous. He has to take inhaler so many times in a day. So, please help me to consult a good doctor. We will be very thankful to you.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My husband is an asthma patient. He has consulted so many doctors but no such result found. And now in winter season ...
Asthma has become a common ailment these days because of rampant air pollution and stressful lifestyle. The quality of the air we breathe, the change in climate and dust allergy can easily bring in an asthmatic flare up in some people. Asthma attack causes breathing difficulty. This happens as your bronchial tubes get inflamed and contract, thereby narrowing down the air passages. You feel your chest tightening up and experience shortness of breath with a wheezing sound. What triggers asthma flare ups? There a number of potential triggers for mild to severe asthmatic attacks. By identifying and avoiding these triggering factors you can bring down the frequency of your asthmatic flare ups notably. Look out for the following factors that may set off asthma: 1.Cold and flu: Cold and flu infection spreads through coughing and sneezing from an infected person. A cold takes 2-4 days while flu takes 3-4 weeks to recover. These infections can potentially trigger the asthma attack by causing inflammation of the air passages. 2.Weather change: The changing weather conditions, cold air, humid climate and thunderstorms often trigger asthma flare ups. Changes in temperature also aggravates asthma problem. Cold air is one of the most common reasons for asthma attacks in kids and adults alike. 3.Allergens: Dust Mites: Dust mites in your carpets, rugs, pillows and bedding may trigger asthma as well. It is very difficult to kill dust mites. Make sure you use vacuum cleaner to clear away dust from your beddings, carpets, pillows etc. And put them out in the sun often. Molds: If you have indoor plants then they may trigger asthma attack due to allergy flare ups. This happens as they tend to form molds that may trigger asthma. Pollens: Indoor plants and garden areas may be a good thriving ground for pollens. Pollens are very fine particles. Insects and gusts of air may transport these allergens to your body through breath. Pet/animal dander and cockroaches: Pets or animals with hair or fur like a dog, cat, bird or even mice may shed miniscule skin flecks that may cause irritation and trigger an asthmatic flare up. If you have cockroaches at home, then get pest control done. Their droppings may also trigger asthma flare up and you would have never guessed the real reason! 4.Work environment: If your office area is closed up and not well ventilated, has wood dust or smell of wood polish, wall paint fumes, chemicals etc. Then your asthma flare up can set off easily. 5.Cigarette smoke: If you smoke or you are in a smoking zone like in a restaurant or a party, then the smoke can prompt an asthma flare up. Even smoke from a bushfire may trigger it. 6. Air pollution: If you live, work or travel in an area where air pollution is high due to traffic or lack of greenery, then an asthma flare up can occur frequently. 7.Strong smells: Strong smells from flowers, mosquito repellents, incense sticks, varnish, paint, perfumed candles, deodorants or body perfumes can also trigger asthma. 8.Medication: Certain medicines can also trigger asthma attack like blood pressure or steroidal medicines etc. Always ask your doctor before taking medicines. 9.Stress and emotional highs: If you have not taken a vacation in a long time, you are working late nights or have to do heavy physical or mental work, then it results in extreme stress. It may trigger an asthmatic flare up. Emotional highs like anger or excitement can also trigger a flare up of asthma. 10.Exercise: Exercising, jogging, swimming or running can also trigger asthmatic attack due to physical exertion. This happens because when you run or work out, then breathing becomes faster. This lets a lot of cold air enter your lungs in comparison to normal breath that is made warm by your nose. 11.Hormonal imbalance: Anytime you are experiencing hormonal ups and downs, asthma flare up can get triggered. For women menstrual cycle, pregnancy or menopause can trigger asthma in some cases. This is not very common though. 11.Foods: Kapha aggravating foods can also trigger an asthmatic attack. Avoid rice, curd, high salt, sugar, lentils, strong tea, alcohol, pickles, sauces, processed foods to lower the risk of asthma flare up. Processed foods contain preservatives like sulphite foods that may trigger asthma. Find out the reasons that cause your asthma flare up. Keep yourself active despite asthma by avoiding these triggering factors.
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Hi, I am sukesh das and I am 23 years old male, suffering from cough and cold at last 2 days and blood comingwith cough. Please give me suggestion what I should do, is it very dangerous blood with cough.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi, I am sukesh das and I am 23 years old male, suffering from cough and cold at last 2 days and blood comingwith cou...
Hi, for cold and cough of winter 1. Try to keep body warm 2. Do not eat and drink cold food items 3. Try to avoid persons affected with cold and cough because it spreads through droplet mode by coughing and sneezing 4. Take a tablet of levocetrizine and a basic antibiotic with an expectorant cough syrup for 4 days 5. But the problem of blood in sputum can be problematic. It could be tb.
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Yoga Help Asthmatics Breathe Freel

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

The study says that yoga may have a beneficial effect on symptoms and qualities of life in people with asthma. The review summarised the results of randomised trials and found evidence that practicing yoga might be able to improve asthma quality of life and symptoms to some extent.

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My montex test for TB was positive but when I went for TB Gold test, that was negative, I don't have cough but my weight is so less if I compare to my height, what should I do, is there any other test for TB diagnosis?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Tb gold is more reliable then mantoux test. These tests only detects infection and not disease. If xray chest, ultrasound abdomen and sputum afb is normal get investigated for other cause.
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Every whether change I suffer from cold and cough, last month also I had this now again I am having this. It happens at least 7-8 times a year. How can this be properly cured.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Every whether change I suffer from cold and cough, last month also I had this now again I am having this. It happens ...
Dear Lybrateuser, -Your cough & cold is due to seasonal change & allergy -you have to build your immunity by consuming a well balanced diet, doing regular exercise & decreasing your stress levels -to build your immunity include foods like citrus fruits, vegetables especially green leafy ones, garlic, ginger, have 1-2 cups of milk with 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder daily, have 1-2 cups of green tea, have a teaspoon of honey with breakfast, have a handful of mixed nuts which provide essential nutrients to the body -keep well hydrated with 7-8 glasses of water a day -do regular exercises like brisk walking, jogging for 30-40 min, also include yoga & deep breathing for 5-10 min in the morning -avoid exposure to dust, pollen or pet ,if there in the house -avoid cold fluids including water, aerated drinks.
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Hello doctor Few days ago I posted a question about facing pain in the left side of chest and had some breathing problem. For that I had to take my ECG test and thanks to God it's come good. But now my question is i'm still sometime face some pain in my chest Kindly tell me what to do? Thank you.

MBBS, MD
Pulmonologist, Ghaziabad
Hello doctor
Few days ago I posted a question about facing pain in the left side of chest and had some breathing prob...
Dear lybrate-user, Check, when do you get this pain ,may be related to some activity or exercise. Get chest X-ray to find if there is something in lungs. Hope your not doing rigorous Exercises.
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I have asthma (allergy). Any permanent cure medicines you have please tell me sir?

DNB-FAMILY MEDICINE, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
There is no permanent cure for asthma just preventers and treatment in acute episodes as asthma is allergic hyperresponsiveness of our airways to some allergen usually pollen must seek consult to help you better manage asthma.
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80 years, 90 kg, Cough and asthmatic condition since 2 days, today increased very much, both chest and back pain, shortness of breath, frequent coughing, every 5,20 second, advised duolin TDs, serfleo bd some time back, but not taking for last six month's, started today, not much relief, what to do now in night, she can not sleep.

MD- Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Guwahati
80 years, 90 kg, Cough and asthmatic condition since 2 days, today increased very much, both chest and back pain, sho...
Is she diabetic and is she taking antihypertensive drugs these two vital informations are not shared. If not then following medicines can be given 1 .Swaskuthar rasa 2 tab + tankan bhasma250 mg+ Sitopaladi churna 3 gm + Brochorid 3tsf twice daily after food.
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What prevention should we take to avoid cough and cold for children?

M.D PEADIATRICS, MBBS
Pediatrician,
Avoid cold drinks, ice creams & fried things from outside. Dnt give off season fruits. To build adequate immunity give enough vitamine c in their diet in the form of green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits & salads, add few drops of lemon juice in their meal. Teach them to cover their mouth &nose while coughing/sneezing.
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I am allergic to cold and dust. I sometime take alerid tab, seroflo inhaler and duonase nasal spray n get relief. When allergy is acute, my nose block irritation on upper part in mouth sneezing and lastly all these disappear and asthma type problem start. As now pollution in Delhi, no medicine work even antibiotic except steroids. I am 62 years old and same is condition since last 30 yrs. please advice.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am allergic to cold and dust. I sometime take alerid tab, seroflo inhaler and duonase nasal spray n get relief. Whe...
take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day..1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep...avoid milk...cold drinks....take hot water steam....
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I am 63 yrs and have minor stable angina. What medicine I should take ?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist,
Without seing your reports, its not good to adv medicine. Stable angina can be controlled by medication and life style modification.
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