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I am an 20 year guy and I had a bad habit of masterburation and I cant stop it. Dont know why its so. Its sort of totally uncontrolable one. And I think my healt is degrading accordingly whats should I do for this? so I could leave this or stay away from this?

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I am an 20 year guy and I had a bad habit of masterburation and I cant stop it. Dont know why its so. Its sort of tot...
So there have to be some negatives, right? masturbation itself is harmless and there are no proven long-term physical issues with moderate masturbation habits. However, we can all experience some side effects, whether they are short-term, long-term or related to chronic masturbation habits. 1. Excessive masturbation is very bad for health. Excessive masturbation is the main reason for pre-ejaculation/ erection problem. Swpandosh or nightfall problem also occurs due to excessive masturbation (daily masturbation comes in the category of excessive masturbation). Excessive masturbation can cause weak body, cheeky face, weak eye sight, graying of hair, less weight, fatigue, general weakness, constipation, less appetite, non-erection, low libido, nightfall and many more. For treatment medicenes consult privately any queries inform me.
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Recently I had undergone appendectomy due to acute appendicitis with mass, had an open surgery with seven stitches a drain is also been set to eliminate infectious mass out. I had dark mucoid stools but now I observed white patches of mucus with a bit lightening in stool colour. I am presently taking Amikacin 500 IM, Cefotaxim tabs, tramadol and omez in medication. I am worried about this still colour is it just mucus or something else.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES(Fellowship in minimal access surgery), FMAS (Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery)
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
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hello. do not worry. after surgery stools may be like that for few days. you are on right treatment.
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AntiBiotic Resistance on the rise very fast

Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Healthcare Management, MD - Consultant Physician, Fellowship Critical Care Management
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
AntiBiotic Resistance on the rise very fast

In 5 Years, Threat Of Drug-Resistant Superbugs Doubles


A 72-year-old woman in Bengaluru consulted a hospital physician about a severe skin infection and fever. She had previously consulted a couple of general practitioners, who prescribed a course of penicillin for three days and fluoroquinolones—both antibiotics—for two days.

There was no relief.

So, the consultant ordered a culture sensitivity test of pus from the skin lesions to identify what was causing her ailment and figure out what antibiotics it would respond to.

Here’s what the report said:
Pathogen: Klebsiella pneumoniae
Susceptible to: No antibiotic
Resistant to: All antibiotics, including advanced drugs like fluoroquinolones, carbapenems and even the last resort combination usually reserved for severe cases of ICU infection, colistin-tigecycline.

With nothing to offer the patient, save a prescription for paracetamol to keep her fever in check, the doctor sent the patient home, and asked her to return after a week.

In such cases, sometimes, the body’s immunity kicks in and throws off the infection, the physician, Sheela Chakravarthy, consultant (internal medicine) at Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru, told IndiaSpend.

Sometimes, resistance to one or more drugs abates, allowing treatment to be resumed. Chances of that happening are greater at home, not in the hospital, which is a more infectious space where sepsis—a disproportionate and potentially life-threatening immune response by your body to an infection—could set in, she explained.

Most patients, however, succumb to the infection.

Chakravarthy faces situations where she has nothing to offer patients, not because they are suffering from terminal illnesses, such as some forms of cancer, but even when they present with what should be curable infections, “almost every day”, she said.

What Chakravarthy described is the consequence of rampant, inappropriate consumption of antibiotics, spurring the development of superbugs, as the recently released State of the World’s Antibiotics Report 2015 affirms.


India is fast becoming home to superbugs

Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus are three of the deadliest pathogens facing humanity, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). And India is gradually but increasingly becoming home to multi-drug resistant strains of these pathogens, according to the State of the World’s Antibiotics Report 2015.

Escherichia coli is notorious for causing food poisoning and urinary tract infections.

In 2010, 5% of Escherichia coli samples in India were resistant to carbapenems, last-resort antibiotics for bacteria that are resistant to first-, second- and third-line drugs. By 2014, 12% of E. coli samples were similarly resistant.


Klebsiella pneumoniae causes pneumonia, septicaemia and infections in the urinary tract, lower biliary tract and at surgical wound sites, to name a few.

While 29% of Klebsiella pneumonia isolates were resistant to carbapenems in 2008, this increased to 57% in 2014.

For comparison, fewer than 10% of Klebsiella pneumoniae infections in Europe are carbapenem-resistant.

Staphylococcus aureus can cause skin and soft tissue infections, bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections. A particularly nasty strain of, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is common in India and increasingly hard to treat.

MRSA was responsible for 40% of post-surgical site infections, according to a 2013 study by the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, Aligarh.

Between 2009 and 2014, the incidence of MRSA in India has risen from 29% to 47%.

People with MRSA are 64% more likely to die than people with a non-resistant form of the infection, according to the WHO.

How ignorance is spurring the development of superbugs

“My understanding of antibiotic is that it stops bacteria growing in body…I think amoxicillin is for throat infection.”

–An urban participant of a study of perceptions about antibiotic use and resistance among urban and rural doctors, pharmacists and public in Vellore.

Mox, short for amoxicillin, has become a household word across India.

A little knowledge, however, is a dangerous thing. It encourages self-medication, even when medicine is unnecessary, such as when people suffer viral infections—against which drugs are ineffective. Most viral fevers dissipate on their own after a few days with rest, hot fluids and a check on the fever.

Consuming too many antibiotics contributes to pathogen drug resistance.

“Resistance is an outcome of accumulated use,” said Ramanan Laxminarayan, vice president, Research and Policy, Public Health Foundation of India, and director and senior fellow, Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, US, and co-author of the State of the World’s Antibiotic Report 2015.

Indians often rely on corner pharmacists, whose knowledge of dosages may be limited.

Here’s what a rural pharmacist participant of the aforementioned Vellore study said: “Amoxicillin, 6 tablets is to be taken [for full course].”

Amoxicillin’s full course depends on the kind and severity of bacterial infection.

When an antibiotic of lower strength or fewer pills than needed is prescribed, the body cannot fully eradicate the pathogen. Sensing it has come under attack, the bacterium responds by evolving into more resilient, antibiotic-resistant strains.

But with a course of antibiotics, say generic Amoxicillin, costing about Rs 160, close to a day’s wage in many states, and a doctor’s consultation costing anywhere between Rs 100 and Rs 1,000, more than a day’s wage in most places, patients are bound to cut corners.

Another Vellore study participant summed up the situation thus: “If I have money I go to hospital. If not, I get medicine from pharmacy shop. If I get better, I stop and keep for future use.”

Stopping a course of drugs mid-way also contributes to antibiotic microbial resistance.

In a 2015 study in Chennai, 70% respondents confessed to stopping the medication when they felt better. Only 57% completed the antibiotic course.

“Less is more”: the key to preserving antibiotic efficiency

Educate health professionals, policy makers and the public on sustainable antibiotic use, says the State of the World’s Antibiotics Report 2015.

That is sensible advice.

Denmark and Sweden boast of low rates of antibiotic use and near-zero rates of antibiotic resistance because the risks of antibiotic overuse are widely known.

Instituting regulations on antibiotic use has reduced the proportion of MRSA in Europe and the US by about a fifth over the last eight years.

India requires more stringent regulations for antibiotic use.

It isn’t enough to tell physicians that they should prescribe antibiotics only when essential to cure bacterial infections. The right way is to order a culture sensitivity test, which costs money, and the patience to wait for the result.

“Patients want instant and cheap relief, and are willing to shop around for a doctor who obliges,” said Dr Himanshu Shekhar, medical director, SCI International Hospital, New Delhi.

“Some judge doctors on how fast the prescribed medicine cures. Practice pressures lead many doctors to prescribe advanced drugs, without getting a culture-sensitivity test done.”

So, it’s also not enough to have 24 advanced antibiotics, including third- and fourth-generation cephalosporins, carbapenems, and newer fluoroquinolones, under the ambit of Schedule H1 of the Drugs & Cosmetic Rules, 1945, with effect from March 1, 2014.

That means these drugs cannot be sold over-the-counter, but they are still freely prescribed.

Chakravarthy’s suggestion: “Make Schedule H antibiotics available only through hospitals and health centres.”

“Changing antibiotic usage behaviours is critical to preserve the efficacy of existing and new drugs,” proposed Laxminarayan.

India also sorely needs regulations to check antibiotic use in animals raised for human consumption, to meet the State of the World’s Antibiotic Report 2015 recommendation to reduce and eventually phase out sub-therapeutic antibiotic use in agriculture.

Sub-therapeutic use implies mixing antibiotics in animal feed to make them grow faster and to prevent infections from devastating the herd or flock.

India is among the world’s five biggest consumers of antibiotics for livestock. IndiaSpend has earlier reported increasing evidence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in animals in India, and how this impacts humans.

“Using antibiotics to make animals fatter faster is a waste of a precious resource,” said Laxminarayan.

How surgeons contribute to antibiotic resistance

Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis refers to the prescribing of antibiotics before, during and after operations to prevent infection.

Between 19% and 86% of patients in hospitals in India receive “inappropriate antibiotic prophylaxis”, according to the State of the World’s Antibiotics Report 2015. A prophylactic is preventive treatment for a disease.

Ideally, antibiotic prophylaxis should be administered as a single dose within 60 minutes of the skin incision. However, a 2013 Mangalore-based study found timing adhered to in 22% of cases in a government hospital, 64.9% cases in a medical-college teaching hospital and 80.7% of patients in a tertiary care corporate hospital.

“Smart antibiotic prophylaxis also includes choosing narrow-spectrum antibiotics to target the organism most likely to present concerns based on the kind of surgery being performed, this avoids needless exposure to antibiotics for the other microbes and helps prevent resistance,” said Vimesh Mistry, assistant professor, Pharmacology, Baroda Medical College.

Staphylococcus aureus, which lives on the skin, is most likely to cause infection during surgery. But surgeons frequently make poor antibiotic choices.

“We found appropriateness of choice of antibiotic in 68% cases and 52% compliance with the in-house prophylaxis guidelines,” said Tanu Singhal, infectious diseases specialist, Mumbai, and co-author of another study on antibiotic prophylaxis conducted in PD Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai.

Other prophylaxis inaccuracies include the unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics, inaccurate dose and inaccurate duration of prescription.

“We logged 63% accuracy in prescription duration. Surgeons tend to prescribe antibiotics for too long fearing post-surgery infection,” said Singhal.

In the trade off between protecting the patient better and increasing the risk to society of a pathogen developing resistance, surgeons are choosing the former.

Needed: A back-to-the-basics approach to health

Reducing the need for antibiotics through improved water, sanitation and immunisation is another strategy recommended in the State of the World’s Antibiotics Report 2015.

“Vaccination against pathogens such as the diarrhoea-causing rotavirus and pneumonia-causing Klebsiella pneumoniae helps curtail antibiotic demand, thereby reducing the chances of resistant strains developing,” said Laxminarayan.

In Canada, the widespread use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines for pneumonia in children has reduced the incidence of pneumonia caused by strains the vaccine covers.

However, just as antibiotic usage spurs the development of superbugs, vaccination is a double-edged sword.

Canada is seeing a rapid increase in the incidence of other strains of pneumonia not protected against by the vaccine.

So, it is better to focus on the basic constituents of health.

Making available clean drinking water and improving sanitation would prevent people from getting sick in the first place. India still has a lot to do on both these fronts.

Improving individual immunity is the best bet to ward off infections, and that is also achievable by healthier eating, exercising, healthier living and the better management of chronic conditions like diabetes and asthma that increase vulnerability to infections when they are not kept in check.


Dr Himanshu Shekhar
MD,Medicine
New Delhi
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( Above Article , with My Inputs was published in a leading Health Magazine)
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Sir, My Child Is 10 year old he has worms in his Stomach we Have Used albendazole Tablets Many time but their is no Relief from it. Please suggest Thanks.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Sir, My Child Is 10 year old he has worms in his Stomach we Have Used albendazole Tablets Many time but their is no R...
First of all you should follow some basic thing 1.avoid=hot and cold at time 2.less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3.do not drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4.avoid late night sleep 5.sanjeevani vati 1 tab before lunch and dinner 6.audumbaravleha 2 tsp before lunch and dinner.
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I have persistent pain moving throughout my body. What could be the reason and suggests possible solution.

MBBS
General Physician,
I have persistent pain moving throughout my body. What could be the reason and suggests possible solution.
This may be duebto viral infection. Do regular warm gargle. Have homemade freshly prepared lemon juice which is rich in vitamin c thereby increasing your body autoimmune which prevent infection. Things will be alright.
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Hi I am suffering from frequent wet dreams. It has been many years and it occurs 3 to 4 times a week. So I feel that its too much and again after having wet dreams pimples on my face increases. So what medicine should I take to get rid of it.?

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
You need to control your thought process and focus in what are you doing. You might take help of homoeopathic medicines and counselling if needed.
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I have pcos. But without any medication I recover from it by weight loss diet. I have no symptom of it even when it was detected not even now. My hormonal levels are normal. Periods are normal. My que is is still there are chances of infertility or to worry about?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
If your menses are regular and you have been ovulating regularly then infertility due to ovarian causes is unlikely.
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I always feel problem of constipation. I have acidity problem. I also phase problem of gastric. Please suggest me proper solution.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I always feel problem of constipation. I have acidity problem. I also phase problem of gastric. Please suggest me pro...
1.Eat high fibre diet like fruits, vegetables, beans, boiled/sprouted moong dal, whole grain rice, whole wheat pasta, whole meal breads, multi grain chapatti, oats. 2.Avoid foods which are high in fat. Choose lean meats like fish, chicken. 3.Eat on schedule 4.Drink plenty of water, 8-10 glasses daily, Avoid alcohol/caffeine 5.Take regular physical exercise 6. Stick to a regular timing for going to toilet. 7.Take 2 tsf of softovac SF/Naturolax powder with warm water at bed time or syrup Duphalac 15 ml twice daily for few days 8.If you have chronic constipation, you may have to do colonoscopic examination after consulting gastroenterologist.
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I am ,42 year old male. Im suffering from diabetes since last 8 years. Now I am not doing sex because my penis is not getting hard. please advise me what to do.

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
I am ,42 year old male. Im suffering from diabetes since last 8 years. Now I am not doing sex because my penis is not...
hello These kinds of issues can happen at any time and to any man. Causes mainly include: fatigue stress OBESITY relationship issues performance anxiety DIABETIS , HYPERTENSION alcohol consumption. smoking 1. Do daily exercise 45 min. 2. A diet rich in fruit, veggies, whole grains, and fish, and with fewer servings of red meat and refined grains, decreases the risk for ed. 3. Take 8 hrs sleep, poor sleep patterns can be a contributing factor for erectile dysfunction4. Quit smoking. 5. Limit your alcohol. Constitutional homeopathic medicine will give you best result to gain sexual energy and treat ed. Without any side effect. consult me for good result .
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My father is suffering from Vit B deficiency. What all things he should be eating to cure the deficiency?

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
My father is suffering from Vit B deficiency. What all things he should be eating to cure the deficiency?
Take normal healthy nutritious diet with green vegetables and fruits, take more cheese, and eggs. Low fat dairy - Milk, curd report with latest test report.
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Sir, I am facing problem regarding my digestion as I was suffering from jaundice 5 years before but now I do not have symptoms of jaundice but still find my eyes yellowish. please advise me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Get your Liver function done and consult physician with report. Take bland diet, plenty of green leafy vegetablesand fruits 2.Avoid oily and spicy food, 3.Drink plenty of water 4Take one tablet of pan 40 in the morning before breakfast and unienzyme 1 tablet twice daily after food for few days 5.Go for regular exercise 6. If no relief, consult me for further advice
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72 male DM2 I suffer with allergic cold due to fan air, in summer ,winter ,dust it lasts for a long period my eosinophilia readings are 6.3,7.8 on sep 16, jan 17 please comment and advice.

BHMS
Homeopath,
your suffering from allergy. Need to check your complete allergy serological test. Now all you need to do is that you need proper homeopathic treatment. Only by proper homeopathic treatment this will cure for sure. Anti-allergic drugs which used in allopathy causes immunity supression. Soo don't do that. By homoeopathic treatment you will be cure completely. Soo you can contact me through Lybrate.
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I am having pearly penile papules and I am shy showing it to my parents. How to cure it by treatment and what would be the cost. Can I self arrange it.

BHMS,NDDY
Homeopath, Jaipur
I am having pearly penile papules and I am shy showing it to my parents. How to cure it by treatment and what would b...
Dear first thing it is curable by homeopathy medicine and second thing you should discuss your problem With your parent because it is important that they should know about it without any wrong perception that you waste your money in another place so you tell them about your problem it is curable so don't worry
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Sir I have problem with my penis. It can't be long or not tight during sex time duration also less. please help ma.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Sir I have problem with my penis. It can't be long or not tight during sex time duration also less. please help ma.
As per your concern I would suggest you to do following remedy 1. Take 2 tsp Indian asparagus powder 2. Add 1 cup milk 3. Boil the mixture for 10 min 4. Drink 2 times every day Causes: • Anxiety • Incorrect diet • Unhealthy lifestyle Surely you will get results.
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Hi, Is Capsule FLORACHARG a valid medicine. Doctor prescribed the medicine but I didn't find any info about this medicine online, neither it is listed in the manufacturer product list. Please advice.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi, Is Capsule FLORACHARG a valid medicine. Doctor prescribed the medicine but I didn't find any info about this medi...
Hi Abhishek.. you might have got some mistakes reading it ... Better consult for proper treatment...with your symptoms..
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I am suffering from severe cough for the past 4 weeks , already used amoxycillin but no relief, on 12th march I need to undergo cataract surgery,please suggest some medication ?

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Consult your family doctor for tossex or corex. Cough syrup. You find any problem ask again. Thanks Dr B M GUPTA BP, SUGAR & THYROID CLINIC DELHI

He always suffers from ear pain In past he was hit there by his father What care should be taken.

MBBS
General Physician,
He always suffers from ear pain In past he was hit there by his father What care should be taken.
If the hit is very severe there may be rupture of tympanic membrane of the bear which is very thin just. 7 mm or it could be some minor fracture or damage of ear bone in the middle ear. Hence you should consult a ent. Specialist for further assessment and management.
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Hello doc, I first need to tell you that I am not a cancer patient. But from last couple of days I am coughing really badly. And today blood came out from my mouth. It's not a good site at all. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hello doc, I first need to tell you that I am not a cancer patient. But from last couple of days I am coughing really...
It could be due to acute bronchitis or lung infection . Get your blood examined for Dc, Tc and ESR.Take x ray chest and consult doctor
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As dietitians, here is our best advice to you" dump your diet"
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