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Dr. Indu Puvna

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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'm suffering from dry cough and I cough at a specific time of the day likely at the morning when I wake up and in the afternoon (5: 30)pm what should I do? Any home remedies?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, •you should drink lukewarm water. •Gargle, twice with hot saline water. •Tk, steam, twice. •Avoid, cold intake, exposure to cold climate, dust, smoke, junk food ,nicotine.•tk, homoeopathic medicine: @ Bryonia alb. 30-6 pills, thrice. @ Heper sulphur 30-6 pills, thrice. Go for meditation to charge your body and lungs with plenty of Oxygen  in order to clear nasal passage. •Report wkly, your feedback matters for further follow up,  please. Tk,  care.
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My 5-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? Are there any vitamins or supplements to help vision.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My 5-year-old daughter has asthma. What is the effect of using an asthma preventer long-term? I heard that using it f...
If steroids are given orally for long periods of time than only it will cause bone shrinkage but if given through nebulisation than it won't have any side effects
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I am suffering from heavy dry cough from 2 days and my chest pains wen I cough. What medicine would you prescribe for me to rid of this cough.

MSc Applied Biology, Diploma in Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Delhi
use some natural pure lycorice /lycium preparation for chest and ginger honey mix syrup , aspoon of ginger juice in a honey teaspoon xtds
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Sir I m initial stage of tb what should I do. I have also free fluid in abdomen, I a already taken 15days treatment but their is some pain in lungs and abdomen.

DAA, DNB
Pulmonologist, Bangalore
Hi. I understand your concerns. Tb can affect any organ in human body. If you have not taken any tb treatment before then you will need to complete 6 months course of medicine to cure tb. Also build your immunity by consuming fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. You will benefit from protein supplements as well. But before the diagnosis of tb should be confirmed. Hope your questions were answered. Thanks.
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Sir, Mere sister ko mirgi ki bimari he wo abhi "eptoin 300er" dawai le rahi he but usko mirgi ki daoura to nahi ata but usko aksor headache hota he kia karu Sir please koi solution dijie.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Sir, Mere sister ko mirgi ki bimari he wo abhi "eptoin 300er" dawai le rahi he but usko mirgi ki daoura to nahi ata b...
Dear lybrate user there are many side effects of continuous eptoin usage which include: hepatic necrosis, fatigue, constipation, vertigo, ataxia, mental status changes, myasthenia, hypertrichosis, nervousness, tremor of hands, numbness, dizziness, drowsiness, tremor, depression, confusion, irritability, excitement, mood changes, and restlessness Its mode of action is by slowing down the impulses which cause seizure but what is the main cause which cause this outburst of impulse will remain there and can be cured with constitutional homoeopathic treatment without any side effects and minimum dose
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Tuberculosis and Its Effective Treatment

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Tuberculosis and Its Effective Treatment

Tuberculosis is a lung related disease that is caused by bacteria known as Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis spreads through the air and is a highly contagious disease that can be transmitted through coughing, sneezing and spitting. The symptoms of this condition include coughing, blood discharge while coughing, fever, extreme weight loss, and chills. Against general myths, this disease can be treated and is curable too. Effective, timely diagnosis and treatment with the correct methods and medication are required. Let us find out the various means for effective treatment of tuberculosis.

Diagnosis: Let us first look at the diagnosis method that will help in detecting the presence of the bacteria in the body. The doctor will take a blood sample and conduct a series of lab tests in order to diagnose the condition. Also, the doctor will check the medical history of the patient so as to understand what kind of complications the person may be prone to. For this, the doctor will also find out if the patient is suffering from diseases like diabetes, malnutrition and other conditions arising out of tobacco abuse. Diagnosis of Pulmonary TB is by sputum for AFB examination and some blood test may also be required.

Medication: Usually, the best way to treat this condition is with the help of a six month long course of antibiotics that may also last 12 months, depending on the prognosis. The patient will be put in quarantine as well, so that he or she does not end up spreading this disease to anyone else. A voluntary medical practitioner or trained health worker will help in care giving and medicine administration under the instructions of the doctor. The medication will usually consist of four antimicrobial drugs or antibiotics, which will stop the release of nutrition and oxygen to the bacteria so that it cannot develop and grow. This will also ensure that the bacteria gets killed eventually.

Control of Infection: The spread of the infection is such that a single sneeze or cough can infect up to ten to fifteen people who are near the patient without proper masks and other gear to prevent the transmission. Therefore, it is the job of the hospital to ensure that proper infection control takes place by using ultraviolet light to sterilise the air around the area where the TB patients have been admitted.

One thing that the patient must remember about the treatment is that immediate and timely treatment with medication must be taken so that the patient is able to get cured. If the patient skips medicines or does not get treated on time, then the infection will come back again and again. And after a point, the patient's body and the bacteria will not be able to react to the medicines.

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Sir/mam my mother (age 45 years? Is influenza from 2-3 years. Often on daily basis water from her nose is drop. She take tablet and it become normal but in next 2-3 days it again started. It remains in all type of weather. She take advices but that doesn't work. Please suggest a effective treatment or method. Thanks.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Take pranacharya jukamonil syrup 1-1 tsf twice a day with warm water. And laxmi vilas ras 1-1 tab twice a day. 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 have 5.7 height 87.5lbs weight every time i walk for 5 min its causes breathing sensation i consulted so many doctors but in vain. Please help.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Dear, Obesity in ayurveda is known as Medorog and is defined excessive body fat accumulation in body. Medo roga specially found predominantly pitta body type constitution. The disturbed ?Pitta-the digestive fire? is disturbed leading to improper digestion and assimilation of fats. Being overweight can put you at risk for hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, back pain, coronary heart disease, and sleep problems. We have specialised medicine prepared for weight loss . No Exercise , No Dieting, No side Effect ,Kindly Attach your cholestrol and thyroid report. For better result and shape body use our medicine and see result within 15 days for order with your test reports details. Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com

My 5-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?

MD-Pulmonology
Pulmonologist, Dehradun
Your concern is very genuine. Asthma preventer medications have some effect on bone density but in practice of medicine we have to judge the risk benefit ratio. The risk of uncontrolled asthma in this age group overweighs the risk of bone loss. The main aim of treatment of asthma is optimal control. Now this depends upon the stage of asthma and the decision on whether the preventer therapy is required regularly or or not. For this optimal control you need to consult chest physician asap.
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I have bronchial asthma since last two years. And suffering in too many disease. Please give me suggestions how to get rid from it and complete cure.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), CRAV
Ayurveda, Bangalore
You can go for panchkarma. Its a complete detoxification of body by vaman and virechana. It will helps you to cure asthma and other disease. Proper consultation and medication is also helpful.
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Treating Asthma With Homeopathy

DHMS
Homeopath, Rewari
Treating Asthma With Homeopathy

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disorder. In asthma, the airways of the lungs get inflamed. Due to this inflammation, there is swelling inside the airways. This also causes excess production of mucous. The combined effect of swelling and mucus production is that the passage of air gets obstructed. This makes breathing difficult. A whistling sound or wheezing is often heard in such patients. Often the patient gets cough due to this obstruction of the airways. This cough is a reflex of the body to get rid of the excess mucous in the airways. A sense of tightness or heaviness is felt in the chest. One cannot expand the chest fully while inhaling. This is a medical condition characterised by paroxysmal wheezing respiration dyspnoea.

Homeopathy for Asthma-

When it comes to the treatment of Asthma, Homeopathy is much better at treating asthma. It is in stark contrast to allopathy, where inhalers and steroids are used to suppress inflammation. Homeopathic medicines do not aim at just reducing inflammation. They also intend to cure the basic cause of the recurrent inflammation. This way, not only the symptoms of asthma are treated but the incidence of asthmatic attacks is completely eliminated. With a couple of months of Homeopathic treatment, you will be able to live a disease-free and medicine-free life. It is worthwhile to mention here that all Homeopathic remedies are natural and do not contain any chemicals. That is why these purely natural homeopathic remedies do not have any side effects at all. Here is a list of the top homeopathic medicines for asthma, along with the symptoms when they are used-

  1. Ipecac: Ipecac is used in treating asthma, where the patient experiences symptoms like heaviness and tension around the chest area. Sudden wheezing, suffocation is experienced followed by other symptoms like motions, vomiting and gagging. The cough remains constant, and the chest gets filled up with phlegm. Cold and perspiration is also likely to be experienced. A patient may feel as if a lump is present in the chest. Increased salivation is also indicated.

  2. Arsenicum: Arsenicum is an efficient homeopathic medicine, which treats asthma attacks, which take place after midnight. The patient is anxious, restless, and cannot sleep because of the fear of being suffocated. In such cases, the patient dozes off a bit, and wakes up with great burning sensation and sore feeling in the chest. Arsenicum is prescribed during chronic stages of asthma, usually in elderly people.

  3. Nux Vomica: Nux Vomica is used when asthma attacks occur due to gastric disorders and during simple spasmodic asthmas. People who consume an excess of caffeine or alcohol are more likely to experience such attacks. A constricting feeling in the lower chest region may be experienced. These attacks commonly occur during the morning.

  4. Kali Bichromicum: This homeopathic medicine is used is asthmatic patients where the asthma attacks occur because of potashes. The attacks generally occur between three to four a.m. in the morning. The patient gets compelled to rise from sleep and sit up in order to breathe. A stringy yellow mucus may be produced, and the patient feels a lack of air in his chest.

  5. Natrum Sulphuricum: This is another effective medicine for treating asthma. The symptoms of asthma treated with this medicine get worse in damp weather. Most asthma attacks occur with a rattling sensation being felt in the chest. Bowel movement may become loose after this type of asthma attack. Alcohol and aerated drinks make the symptoms even worse. Such attacks are common in the morning with the production of a green mucus.

Homeopathy has no side effects and treats the underlying cause of asthma. You should consult a homeopathic practitioner before starting homeopathic treatment for asthma.

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Im suffering from cough for last 2 weeks and chest pain whenever I cough hard. So can you suggest what should I do.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
1.avoid exposure to cold 2. Do not take cold water 3. Do steam inhalation 2/ 3 times 4. Take bath with little warm water for medicine contact on private chat.
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I am 22 yrs old. I have sinusitis and during night cold and headache. Sometimes when I wake up in the morning I have cough also. I have an allergy from dust. Please tell me some precautions for this.

MMed, MBBS, DAA
Allergist/Immunologist, Chennai
Dust control measures are important. Change bed sheets every 2 days / vaccum bed / hypoallergenic bed covers can be used.
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I have dust allergy. Running nose. I have sinus problem also. What to do? Please help me.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
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 -Cough- For dry cough.Take syrup Alex-D for a dry cough.(1 tsp thrice daily) -Productive cough:it brings up mucus from behind the throat or the lungs.These coughs should not be suppressed to the point that they no longer bring up mucus. Use syrup Alex. -Get chest xray done if cough lasts for more than a week and consult doctor immediately. -Head and body aches- take tablet Dolo-650 mg for fever once or twice daily.
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Hi I am suffering with TB so please tell what I can take in diet and please tell Can I take Curd, banana, can I do Hard physical or mental exercise and take protein shake.

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Jabalpur
Take a good diet, containing high protein diet. The food items mentioned above are no exceptions, if you can digest them. Suggestion is to take frequent small diets than fixed larger diets in a day. Avoid very heavy physical work as your body might be weak presently. Mental exercise is ok but stress has to be avoided.
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I am suffering from dry cough from last 6 months and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Help me out pls. It really on extreme level.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from dry cough from last 6 months and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard.
Help me out pls.
It rea...
For dry cough I will suggest you to take syp Ascoril-Dplus 2.5 ml eight hourly as and when required and Take tablet paracetamol 500 mg eight hourly till symptomatic and get an xray chest done and follow up with reports.
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I am suffering from acute bronchitis and I cough a lot at night due to Bangalore weather. Due to excessive coughing, I am having back pain from last 3 days which is not getting subsided by the means of rest. Please suggest what should be done?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
I am suffering from acute bronchitis and I cough a lot at night due to Bangalore weather. Due to excessive coughing, ...
apply dry heat on ur bck n tk steam for Ur cough.... frequently tk jaggery...it is said dat helps in curing allergic cough cz of pollution n dust
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Im a 30 years old and regular smoker. I have been suffering from cold and cough very frequently some time it's cause trouble during swallowing (not very frequent). I also have digestion problem and breathing problem. I feel tried always. But my sugar, thyroid, pressure etc are normal. I went to doctors but they suggested nasal drops which is temporal cure for.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Take pranacharya jukamonil syrup 1-1 tsf twice a day with warm water. And laxmi vilas ras 1-1 tab twice a day. 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 26 years old, I have wheezing problem for last 1 year, and I have taken many allopathy medicines but not yet cured. And I feel too much tablets will harm kidneys. Shall I go for homeopathy? is it give side effects? please suggest me

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
For asthma, oral medicine are usualy not needed. Can try seritide 250 acuhaler 1 puff/twice /day, will not effect kidney.
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