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Dr. Indu Puvna

Pulmonologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Indu Puvna is a popular Pulmonologist in Malad West, Mumbai. She is currently practising at Zenith Hospital in Malad West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Indu Puvna on Lybrate.com.

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I am having Sinusitis problem since years. I tried all the possible options for treating, consulted number of ENT & Homeopathic doctors but did not helped in permanent curing. Thus, I often take anti-allergic medicines which has become a practice for me during weather change. Can you please suggest some good ways to restraint it, at least I can stop taking anti-allergic. Please help.

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General Physician
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Do steam inhalation regularly. You might be benefitted with a short course of steroids and antibiotics if needed. Please rule out nasal polyps, asthama,and other systemic illness which might aggravate your condition like ciliary akinesia, I immune suppression. Go for endoscopic sinuse surgery to relieve congestion and irrigate sinus if above measures do not work.

I have diagnosed for pulmonary tb since 3 months and now I am on medication Rifampicin. Now its time for me to go abroad Will my medical mantoux test for tb shows a positive result when I am on medication?

MD, MBBS
General Physician
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Yes it will be positive. One it becomes positive, it remains positive lifelong. Those having Mounteux negative are at more risk of developing miliary tuberculosis or tubercular meningitis. You are at more risk of developing miliary tuberculosis or tubercular meningitis, if you don't have Monteux positive.

My 18-year-old daughter has asthma. What is the effect of using an asthma Preventer long-term? I heard that using it for years might cause bone shrinkage. Is it true?

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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My 18-year-old daughter has asthma. What is the effect of using an asthma
Preventer long-term? I heard that using it ...
We are not very sure. However for asthma for asthma problem you can do deep breathing exercies which will definitely be helpful for you. And also do breathing exercises in the east corner of the house where you get more energy as it is in the sun rising side.

My one of the friend is suffering from coughing last three months. Now what should he do for improving his coughing.

DNB pulmonology, MBBS
Pulmonologist
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He has to consult a chest specialist to see the reason for cough. It could be because of some infection in the lungs or allergic airways problem such as asthma,

I am suffering from fever for last 2 days. Also have headache and cough. What should I do?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
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I am suffering from fever for last 2 days. Also have headache and cough. What should I do?
There are several things you can do to prevent a cold—they are all easy and inexpensive and worth the effort. Wash your hands often-with soap and warm water.The germs stick to the soap and get washed down the drain. Always wash your hands after coughing or sneezing into your hands, blowing your nose, after touching someone who is sick, or when using public restrooms or telephones. Cover Your Mouth and Nose When You Sneeze or Cough- Clean your hands every time you cough or sneeze. Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose, or Mouth-Germs are often spread when a person touches a contaminated surface and then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. Stay Home When You’re Sick-Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, don’t smoke, manage stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food so you can fend off viruses. Take healthy balanced diet...like boiled eggs.daily in breakfast .. Avoid people who have a cold or cold symptoms. Routinely clean and disinfect common areas of your home. Treatment:There is a gradual 1-3 day onset of symptoms. It often starts out as a sore throat, then a fever and coughing. As the cold progresses, the nasal mucus may thicken which is the last stage before the cold dries up. A cold usually lasts for a week or two. But, taking good care of yourself at home can relieve symptoms and help prevent complications if you are otherwise healthy. Unless you develop complications, you shouldn’t need medical treatment. Complications include bacterial infections of the ears, throat, sinuses or lungs which must be treated with antibiotics. In general you should: • get plenty of rest so your body can use its energy to fight the cold • staying at home will keep you from spreading germs • drink plenty of liquids like herbal tea or hot broth/vegetable/tomato soups. Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine which can keep you from getting enough sleep Runny Nose and Sneezing- if you have post nasal drip, gargle to keep from getting a sore throat. Drink extra fluids. (avoid sugary and high calorie drinks) Use saline nasal sprays or nasal irrigation • Tablet Nasorest-P once/twice daily may reduce the amount of mucous. • Humidify the rooms you are in most or your whole house if possible. • Do steam inhalation once or twice daily Cough-Coughing is how your body gets rid of debris and mucus from the airways during a viral infection. Unless your cough is severe or is keeping you from resting at night, it is better not to treat it. A severe cough can be treated with a cough syp, but don’t try to completely stop the cough. There are two types of coughs. Productive and non-productive or dry cough. Non-productive, dry cough. A dry, hacking cough may develop near the end of a cold. Dry coughs that follow viral colds are often worse at night and can last up to several weeks. Take syrup Alex-D for a dry cough. Cough drops can sooth an irritated throat, but most don’t affect the cough. Productive cough. A productive cough is one that brings up mucus from the back of the throat or the lungs. Productive coughs should not be suppressed to the point they no longer bring up mucus. Use syrup Alex. Drink lots of water if you have a productive cough. Head and Body Aches- Take tablet dolo-650 mg for fever once or twice daily

I just wanted to ask why your stomach bulges and then shrinks when you inhale and exhale.Please tell.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician
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I just wanted to ask why your stomach bulges and then shrinks when you inhale and exhale.Please tell.
During normal relaxed breathing, your stomach will gently move up and down as you breath in and out. This is due to the fact that the diaphragm presses down on contents of your stomach during inspiration causing it to bulge out.

I started coughing around 12 days ago. After 3 days, I found I little blood in the mucus of the cough. I consulted a doctor and did a xray. It came clean. Today its been 12 days and my cough has not subsided. I have a soar throat and again found little blood in the cough. What should I do? Can it be something serious?

Md-Dnb
Pulmonologist
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It can be viral/bacterial infection. U should take antibiotics with anti allergic and the should review after 7 days.

Sir I m suffering from sugar. I take medicine certain xr500 daily for the last 7years. I m 39 years old. Last night I was not able to breathe properly. Kindly tell me what should I do.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist
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Your last hba1c and fbs/ppg, get your ecg/ xray chest and other evaluation to know cause of breathlesness.

I am suffering from cold and cough from last three days and also hair loss problem please give me some proscription.

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I am suffering from cold and cough from last three days and also hair loss problem please give me some proscription.
Hi, take cap, nasollerin 1-1-1 after food for 2-3 days. Avoid cold and refrigerated food. Drink boiled and cooled water. Take steam inhalation by adding 1 or 2 drops of eucalyptus oil to boiling water. Wear warm clothing. Avoid intake of sweets and oil fried food. Take koflet cough syrup 2 tsf 3 times a day for about a week. Take cap. Sesa 1-0-1 after food and apply sesa hair oil to the scalp at night everyday for three months.

How we can prevent asthma?

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Asthma cannot be prevented but it can be controlled. Describe your situation so that the treatment can be personally tailored.

I have allergy in my nose. Which make cough very much and I m feeling block nose and neck every time. What can I do for this.

MBBS
General Physician
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For cold take tablet cetrizine at night and For cough take syp ascoril-D 2.5 ml twice a day and For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Take Cp Amoxicillin 500mg 1-1 for five days

I am 23 year old girl and I have sever thorat pain With small bumb on tongue basically near the tonsil area. Its belly 6 months I have this issue.

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
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I am 23 year old girl and I have sever thorat pain With small bumb on tongue basically near the tonsil area. Its bell...
Small nodules in the posterior aspect of the tongue are collection of lymphoid tissue known as lingual tossils. They produce B lymphocytes and have immunological protective fiction. For sore throat if it persists you should see a doctor.

Hi, I'm a 21 year old male, I suffer form chest congestion form time to time, my doctor had prescribed me a mild inhaler (the type used by asthma patients) because it would help . But I I had no luck finding it in any drug store . Eventually I misplaced the prescription and I do not remember the name/type of inhaler it was . Could you possibly tell me what inhaler I should use for this purposes? Thank you.

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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You can have mild inhalers like asthalin which doesn't have steroids. But, I would suggest that you check out your prescribing doctor before taking them.

I am suffering from asthma and I have been using aerocart inhaler contains beclomethasone and levo salbutomal. Is it OK to use for long time.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Dear there is no other option than inhaler for acute conditions...u can also switch to herbal medicines they will slowly reduce the use of inhaler...B/W try these remedies I m sure they will help u. BUT donot stop ur allopatic medicines. 1.Take 11 guava leaves, 11 black pepper, 1 cup milk and one cup water. Put all of them in pot and boil it well, when it reduced to one cup, drink in empty stomach. Take this daily for at least six months or a year. 2.Boil cumin seeds in water and inhale the steam. It helps dilate the bronchial passage. 3.Take 5 gm of ginger, black pepper, cardamom, clove, cinnamon, turmeric and 30 gm of sugar. Grind the mix to a powder. Take half to one teaspoonful and mix it nicely with honey. Take it twice a day 4.Pulses like old rice (rice which is stored for at least one year is called old), wheat, barley, kulattha, mung beans, arhar beans, etc . should be consumed. 5.Honey, warm drinks like herbal teas, spice teas are also okay. 6.Sprouts, nuts and seeds can be taken in moderate amount. 7.The heavy foods and those which make ama should be avoided. This mainly includes milk products like cheese, curd, butter milk, creams, and banana, etc. 8.Oily, greasy and fried foods which are difficult to digest should be avoided. 9.White flour and white sugar products should be avoided. 10.In addition, try to avoid the cold foods, cold drinks and other refrigerated things. 11.Avoid excessive or physically demanding exercise. Yoga and Pranayama can be helpful.

How to stop continuous coughing.?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist
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Identifly the cause and treat it. Better consult a respiratory phy. Can take alex throat logenzes sos.

Hi doctor. Pls suggest me a best medicine for sinusitis.

CCEDM(DIABETES), MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician
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There are several things you can do to prevent a cold. they are all easy. -Always wash your hands after coughing or sneezing into your hands, blowing your nose, after touching someone who is sick, or when using public restrooms or telephones. -Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough. -Get plenty of rest/sleep.staying at home will keep you from spreading germs.Avoid people who have a cold or cold symptoms. -Drink plenty of fluids(veg/tomato soups,dal water/coconut water/herbal tea etc), and eat nutritious food(like sprouts/boiled eggs without yolk with milk). Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine which can impair your sleep -Treatment:A cold usually lasts for a week or two. Unless you develop complications, you shouldn't need medical treatment. -Complications like infections of the ears, throat, sinuses or lungs must be treated with antibiotics. -Gargle to keep from getting a sore throat. -Use saline nasal sprays or nasal irrigation. -Tablet nasorest-p once/twice daily may ease breathing. -Do steam inhalation once or twice daily

I have cough over 3 days. so, what to do.?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist
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Saline gargles. Avoid cold, dust. Pollution. No relief get investigated to know cause.For further assistance concern me privately.
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