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Dr. George Oommen

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine

General Physician, Mumbai

35 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. George Oommen MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine General Physician, Mumbai
35 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. George Oommen is one of the best General Physicians in Andheri East, Mumbai. He has over 35 years of experience as a General Physician. He is a qualified MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine. He is currently associated with Sanjeevani Hospital in Andheri East, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. George Oommen on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Topiwala National Medical College - 1981
MD - Internal Medicine - Topiwala National Medical College - 1985
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AIDS Society of India
Infectious Disease of America
Indian Association of Occupational Health

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I continuously keep getting cold on and off. Usually it is minor symptoms like running nose and sneezing. Could you let me know what I can do to get rid of this. I exercise regularly. Whatever I do it keeps coming back. Thanks in advance for your help.

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I continuously keep getting cold on and off. Usually it is minor symptoms like running nose and sneezing. Could you l...
1. Stay away from Dust and Pollution. 2. Increase your immunity, eat plenty of Fruits and vegetables. 3. Kee Hydrated. Drink plenty of water and soups. 4. Exercise - Make it a habit to exercise or run for 45 minutes daily. This will improve your immunity. 5. Green Tea - Drink green Tea and coffee, They contain flavnoids and will. Improve your immunity. 6. Multivitamin - A good multivitamin of Antioxidants will also help you avoid cold and allergies. 7. Avoid eating outside food. 8. Handful of nuts like walnuts and almonds will improve your immunity to fight of the cold and allergies. 9. Maintain Healthy weight. 10. Yoga may also help in improving once immunity and inner strength.
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I have struggled from piles problem from my childhood. Pl tell me something above the problem.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician
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Avoid constipation. take fiber containing diet. take green vegetables. do regular walk. take tab pilex one tab 3 times a day for 3 weeks. apply anovate cream on anus after defecation. consult if not ok.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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Understanding COLD:

Cold is a viral infection.
Spreads from one person to another.
As your baby grow and comes in contact with more number of people there are more chances of them getting the infection, that means more number of cough and running nose when they start going out, going to cr�che or school.
Once your baby get infection from one virus they develop immunity to that virus and never get another infection from the same virus but since there are lots of viruses they keep getting infection from other ones.
Each episode usually last for about 5-7 days but can be prolonged to around 2 weeks also.
So the usual pattern is that they are UNWELL FOR AROUND 5-7 DAYS THEN WELL FOR 2-3 DAYS AND THEY AGAIN GET COLD. So it seems like your baby is ill all the time but that is actually not the case.
IS COLD BAD OR INDICATION OF POOR IMMUNITY

This is the most commonly asked question by parents.

When a baby is born there immune system is also immature like them and one of the ways to develop immunity is exposure to germs after which your baby produces antibodies against that germ.

This sounds technical but it?s true and in simple words it means that THE ONLY WAY YOUR CHILD WILL DEVELOP IMMUNITY TO A VIRUS IS BY GETTING INFECTED BY THAT VIRUS.

As the child grows, gradually the number of cold episodes will decrease as they will gradually get immune to lots of virus.

COLD IS CAUSED OR INCREASED IN COLD WEATHER OR BY EATING CERTAIN FOOD

As you all know by now that cold is a viral infection and is not related to cold climate or cold food.

Foods like curd or orange are usually labelled as culprit but actually VITAMIN C is one of the things which is found beneficial in cold and is found in these foods.

Curd also contains good bacteria which again are found to be beneficial for small babies.

THERE IS NO ASSOCIATION BETWEEN ANY FOOD AND COLD FOUND TILL NOW IN ANY STUDIES SO NO FOOD RESTRICTION IS NEEDED WHEN YOUR CHILD IS SUFFERING FROM COLD.

TREATMENT

DO NOT TREAT ALL COUGH AND COLD. If your child is active, playful and not distressed due to his illness it is advised to avoid medicine.
Since your child will keep getting infection from various viruses if you try to treat all cold there are chances that your baby will be on some or other medication always.
Actually according to the FDA of USA and UK cough and cold medicine should not be used in kids less than 6 years old as they have not shown any beneficial results in variety of studies but actually causes lot of side effects.
NO ANTIBIOTICS SHOULD BE GIVEN FOR COMMON COLD as it is a viral infection and will not respond to antibiotics which are for bacteria.
THINGS TO DO DURING COLD

If your child has high grade fever you can give him paracetamol.
Maintain good hydration and give good amount of fluids to your baby.
You can use saline nasal spray for your baby but it has to be used in the correct way.
Since it is just normal saline it does not cause side effect and can be used for long time.
DO NOT USE MEDICATED NOSE DROPS OR NASAL DECONGESTANT FOR YOUR CHILD?S COLD.
Steam inhalation with salt and water is very beneficial as it keeps the airway moist and makes the mucous more liquid therefore easy to remove.
It also makes breathing easy for your baby. If given around 30 min to 1 hr before sleep it can help the child sleep better.
Maintain a good air circulation in the room.
During the illness there are chances that your baby?s appetite will decrease. Do not worry; let them take whatever and how much ever they want. DO NOT FORCE FEED.
COMMON COLD PREVENTION

Cold spreads via air and contaminated objects so the best way to prevent children from catching colds is to teach them proper HAND WASHING.
Make sure that your child washes their hand after coming from school or playing, before eating food and after using toilet.
If your child has a cold, it's still important to protect others from catching the cold. Teaching them to cover their mouth while coughing or sneezing or using tissues for the purpose.
RED FLAGS: Need to take your child immediately to a doctor.

High grade fever lasting for more than a day but still this alone is not an indication of using antibiotics.
Unable to feed properly or constantly vomiting.
Unusually fast breathing or noisy breathing.
Excessively sleepy and lethargic.
Constantly rubbing of the ears and crying if you touch the ear or any ear discharge.
Unable to sleep in the night.
Cold lasting for more than 2 weeks.
Presence of any rash over body
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I am 22 years old, I have suffering from fungal infection from 2 years it affected my both foots nail and skin also affected my both hands skin and nails. I have used many medicines and many other cosmetic products, but not relief from any medicines. So tell me how I free from this problem.

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Dermatologist
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I am 22 years old, I have suffering from fungal infection from 2 years it affected my both foots nail and skin also a...
Hi, fungal infection usually responds to medical treatment. However, in some cases, it takes a long time before it completely heals. Diagnosis of fungal infection is through evaluation of the skin scrapings. If this turned out positive, it is a fungal infection, and nothing else, unless there is superimposed bacterial infection. It is important to keep the area clean and dry. Avoid touching or scratching to prevent spread and secondary infection.

I'm 29 years old male and suffering from one side headache when I exposed to heavy temperature. What to do?

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I'm 29 years old male and suffering from one side headache when I exposed to heavy temperature. What to do?
Hello Take Natrum mur 200, 5 drops once in a week and Glonoine 30 , 3 drops once daily. BC No. 12 , 6 tabs twice daily. revert After 7 days.

Is diabetes patient can drink carbohydrate contain nutrition powder ?

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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Is diabetes patient can drink carbohydrate contain nutrition powder ?
Usually carbohydrate present in protein powders is in the form of sucrose which is cane sugar or there may be other carbs like starch, if sucrose is high it tends to increase blood sugar very quickly. There are protein powders available which are having nil carbs and 80% protein these can be taken. The mentioned by you can be taken but then other carbs have to be restricted.

I am 17 years old from last 10 days I am not able to sleep for atleast 6 hours and I am feeling digestion problem too, then What must I do?

MBBS
General Physician
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I am 17 years old from last 10 days I am not able to sleep for atleast 6 hours and I am feeling digestion problem too...
For constipation eat food with high fibre content and eat bananas at bedtime and take a shower at bedtime for a peaceful sleep

Hi doctors. I want to know how to improve my immunity against fever I catch it often. Suggest a diet.

cc USG, MBBS
General Physician
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Hi doctors. I want to know how to improve my immunity against fever I catch it often. Suggest a diet.
I am giving you health tips to maintain immunity system strong 1.Don't smoke. 2.Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in saturated fat. and also note food item that boost our immunity system citrus ginger Kale garlic cinnamon mushroom berries watermelon grapefruits 3.Exercise regularly. 4.Maintain a healthy weight

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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ASTHMA

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:

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.

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.
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!

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.

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.

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.

Strong smells:
Strong smells from flowers, mosquito repellents, incense sticks, varnish, paint, perfumed candles, deodorants or body perfumes can also trigger asthma.

Medication:
Certain medicines can also trigger asthma attack like blood pressure or steroidal medicines etc. Always ask your doctor before taking medicines.

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.

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.

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.

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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What are the main causes of a heart attack? What are the first aid measures that are to be taken in such Situations?

MBBS
General Physician
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What are the main causes of a heart attack?
What are the first aid measures that are to be taken in such Situations?
Causes of heart attack 1. Stress, anxiety 2. Lack of exercise 3. Sedentary life style 4. Obesity (over weight)/hypertension/diabetis 5. Smoking, tobacco and alcohol consumption 6. Excess oily, fatty, cholesterol rich diet, junk food 7. Heredity and genetic factor prevention of heart disease 1. Avoid stress, anxiety 2. Go for regular aerobic exercise like running/jogging/swimming/cycling/brisk walk for 1 hour daily exercise 3. Avoid sedentary life style 4. Control obesity (over weight)/hypertension/diabetis 5. Avoid smoking, tobacco and alcohol consumption 6. Avoid excess oily, fatty, cholesterol rich diet, junk food 7. Have adequate sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily 8. Do yoga, pranayama, deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 9. Lead a healthy and positive living style first aid measure learn the technique of cpr (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) from a first aid center or consult medical personnel for demonstration.
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I have sinus problem. Is there any cure of it?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist
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do you have pain on cheek bones on pressing it? hot fomentation is really helpful in sinus besides drink fluids, such as water or juice. This will help dilute mucous secretions and promote drainage. Avoid beverages that contain caffeine or alcohol, as they can be dehydrating. Drinking alcohol can also worsen the swelling of the lining of the sinuses and nose. Moisturize your sinus cavities. Drape a towel over your head as you breathe in the vapor from a bowl of medium-hot water. Keep the vapor directed toward your face. Or take a hot shower, breathing in the warm, moist air. This will help ease pain and help mucus drain. Apply warm compresses to your face. Place warm, damp towels around your nose, cheeks and eyes to ease facial pain. Rinse out your nasal passages. Use a specially designed squeeze bottle (sinus rinse, others), saline canister or neti pot to rinse your nasal passages. This home remedy, called nasal lavage, can help clear your sinuses. If you make your own rinse, use water that's contaminant-free distilled, sterile, previously boiled and cooled, or filtered using a filter with an absolute pore size of 1 micron or smaller to make up the irrigation solution. Also be sure to rinse the irrigation device after each use with contaminant-free water, and leave open to air-dry. Sleep with your head elevated. This will help your sinuses drain, reducing congestion. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.
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White stuff forming under foreskin of my penis nd side of the thigh nd its smells bad what should I do.

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Sexologist
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White stuff forming under foreskin of my penis nd side of the thigh nd its smells bad what should I do.
It's called smegma. Maintain proper hygene. Wash your private area (inside of the foreskin also) with soap & lukewarm water every day during bath. Daily.
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I have an energy with air when I awake up in the morning km y head is very pain in the morning what I do tell me immediately.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician
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I have an energy with air  when I awake up in the morning km y head is very pain in the morning what I do tell me imm...
check your BP. Check your eye sight. take crocin pain relief in case of severe headache. take good sleep and rest. avoid stress. inform if not ok.

Is osteoarthritis a part of aging, and is there a way to reduce risks, even after age 50?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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Yes it is and you reduce weight and keep doing exercises like jogging or walking and avoid much weight bearing.
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What are the incubation periods for infections? How do I take someone's temperature? How long is someone infectious after a viral infection? Is pneumonia contagious?

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
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What are the incubation periods for infections?
How do I take someone's temperature?
How long is someone infectious a...
Incubation period is the time elapsed between exposure to a pathogenic organism, a chemical or radiation, and when symptoms and signs are first apparent. In a typical infectious disease, incubation period signifies the period taken by the multiplying organism to reach a threshold necessary to produce symptoms in the host. Take temperature easily by digital thermometer, u can take oral/ axilla temp, it beeps in 1 and half minutes n the temp can be read out.. It depends on what sort of viral infection you r talking about to know hw long it is infective. Yes pnemonia may be contagious by droplet infections

I am suffering from itching problem in my under arms, pennies, chest etc. Please suggest me some household treatment?

MBBS
General Physician
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I am suffering from itching problem in my under arms, pennies, chest etc. Please suggest me some household treatment?
apply betnovate-c locally twice daily for long time, keep your area clean and dry ,it will help. Welcome.

My wife suffering from swollen feet and fingers along with swelling at back neck. Report for glucose fasting f plasama is 90, uric acid serum 4. 80, thyroid profile t3 free ft3 2. 44, t4 1. 11, tsh 3. 876 all are normal. May I know what is the reason for these swelling.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist
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Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency. Sleep on a hard bed. Use no pillow under the head. Any way Take CALDIKIND PLUS 1 tab daily for 10days Paracetamol 250mg TDS x 3 days Contact me after that. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. It may have to be further investigated.

Am getting severe headache and its making me drowsy for a while I am not able to understand my problem and I don't know what to do. Can I please have your help.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist
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Am getting severe headache and its making me drowsy for a while I am not able to understand my problem and I don't kn...
Hi. Take tab. Diclomol sos for severe headache sos. There are many causes of headache. Weak eyesight, gastritis, stress, high b. P. Tension, work load, any injury in head or abdomen, fever, avoid all these. Avoid spicy and oily meals. Eat meals on time. Take few rest during work. You may apply a pain-balm on head sos for relief from headache.

I repeatedly have headaches, what can I do?

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I repeatedly have headaches, what can I do?
Take crocin pain relief one sos. get your BP checked. get your eye sight checked. take rest and balanced diet. consult if not ok.
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