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Dr. Kusum Doshi

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I am facing severe headache as well as a great amount of cough and cold. What should I do?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I am facing severe headache as well as a great amount of cough and cold. What should I do?
check your BP. check your eye sight. take crocin pain relief one sos in case of severe headache.take rest and good sleep. avoid stress. inform if nor t ok.
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I have cold and cough for 4-5 days. I take medicine regularly but there is no result. What should I do?

B H M S, MD
Homeopath, Thrissur
I have cold and cough for 4-5 days. I take medicine regularly but there is no result. What should I do?
If cold and cough persists despite treatment the cause has to be assessed with blood-cbc, aec and ige and has to be treated accordingly. Homeopathy has better solutions for persistent cold and cough which may be due to eosinophilia or allergy.
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My son had a wheezing problem as a kid & is cured. But reoccurs when he works in the hotel kitchen & when in stress His profession is a chef. Please guide if there is any treatment for the same.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My son had a wheezing problem as a kid & is cured.
But reoccurs when he works in the hotel kitchen & when in stress
H...
there are many causes for wheezing..but it is from childhood of your son..it is due to asthma or pneumonia . hot or warm area can relief in wheezing. smoke and stress causes of asthma and problems in breathing. avoid him to this area..he should be take medicines for it sos i.e. tab. asthalin 2 mg. sos. he shoul be take warm water. avoid cold and smoke area.
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My brother is 24 yr old, for a week blood is coming with cough. He used to smoke everyday. Some pain is coming from lungs. Now he's worry for this case and doubt cancer. Sir, is it cancer? now what should he do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My brother is 24 yr old, for a  week blood is coming with cough. He used to smoke everyday. Some pain is coming from ...
Due smoking cancer occurs but you had not any reports for that. Bleeding or pain may be by other causes. To find out diagnosis follow few tests. C t scan chest, cbc, lft,
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My father is 67 years old diabetic patient. His diabetics are normal now. But he feels very weak and some headache. Somebody told him to eat less food. Is this good for him. Please tell me about such condition.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
As he is a diabetic you must understand that the body is in a starvation mode as carbs are not reaching the cells. So eating less will only harm him more. Here it is always advisable to take a proper plan and not tips. But still till then remember that you must eat small frequent meals. Eat cereals pulses fruits and vegetables in the right amounts. Avoid sugar jaggery honey. Avoid fasting and feasting.
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I drink whisky. Is alcohol bad for liver? And what are the symptoms of flu? Please doctor tell me in detail.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I drink whisky. Is alcohol bad for liver? And what are the symptoms of flu? Please doctor tell me in detail.
Yes it's bad for liver specifically when its more than 2 pegs a day....otherwise also it puts a stress on liver to metabolize it Flu may present as headache ,running nose,congested eyes etc
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Can we use homeopathic medicin for swine flu is that save.and I have 18 months boy can I give medicine him also ?

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician, Hyderabad
Dear patient , your boy comes under risk group, homeo medicine is usually a safe medicine, use it on the advice of a homeo doctor.
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Only sneeze is coming and water is coming from nose .due to any change in weather and any contact of dust .cold ,cough ,and sneeze occurs. What to do?

MBBS, MS - ENT, DLO
ENT Specialist, Chennai
Only sneeze is coming and water is coming from nose .due to any change in weather and any contact of dust .cold ,coug...
HI WELCOME, You might be suffering from allergic rhinitis. Avoid all those triggering factors what you listed. Do absolute esnophil count test.
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I am 15 years old child and I am having problem in breathing and suffering from cough and cold.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 15 years old child and I am having problem in breathing and suffering from cough and cold.
Dear lybrateuser, - Do steam inhalation three times a day - have more of warm fluids, water, tea, milk, soup, avoid cold fluids - take tablet Sinarest, 1 tablet twice a day after meals - take Syrup Chercof, 1teaspoonful three times a day - avoid exposure to cold & dust - have a well balanced diet with fruits & vegetables to boost your immunity.
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I have cold and cough for last 15 days for which I have consulted many doctors and also regular taking haldi milk what should I do to get ride of this cold and cough?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
I have cold and cough for last 15 days for which I have consulted many doctors and also regular taking haldi milk wha...
Is it first episode. All cough of more than 15 days need xray chest, cbc esr and sputum afb to know cause.
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I am 23 years old and I suffer from cough and cold frequently. Please tell me about some immunity booster for this.

BHMS, CGO
Homeopath, Pune
I am 23 years old and I suffer from cough and cold frequently. Please tell me about some immunity booster for this.
recommend - stodal cough syrup sbl - 1 spoon three times a day alfalfa tonic sbl - 1 spoon, 2 times a day allium cepa - 30, 5 pills three times a day after 6-7 days, you can contact me through private questions or chat in lybrate
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M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
Cold and flu?

Herbal tips for cold and flu

#1 know when not to treat symptoms

Believe it or not, those annoying symptoms you're experiencing are part of the natural healing process -- evidence that the immune system is battling illness. For instance, a fever is your body's way of trying to kill viruses by creating a hotter-than-normal environment. Also, a fever's hot environment makes germ-killing proteins in your blood circulate more quickly and effectively. Thus, if you endure a moderate fever for a day or two, you may actually get well faster. Coughing is another productive symptom; it clears your breathing passages of thick mucus that can carry germs to your lungs and the rest of your body. Even that stuffy nose is best treated mildly or not at all. A decongestant, like sudafed, restricts flow to the blood vessels in your nose and throat. But often you want the increase blood flow because it warms the infected area and helps secretions carry germs out of your body.

#2 blow your nose often (and the right way)

It's important to blow your nose regularly when you have a cold rather than sniffling mucus back into your head. But when you blow hard, pressure can carry germ-carrying phlegm back into your ear passages, causing earache. The best way to blow your nose: press a finger over one nostril while you blow gently to clear the other.

#3 treat that stuffy nose with warm salt water

Salt-water rinsing helps break nasal congestion, while also removing virus particles and bacteria from your nose. Here's a popular recipe:

Mix 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda in 8 ounces of warm water. Use a bulb syringe or nasal irrigation kit to squirt water into the nose. Hold one nostril closed by applying light finger pressure while squirting the salt mixture into the other nostril. Let it drain. Repeat two to three times, then treat the other nostril.

#4 stay warm and rested

Staying warm and resting when you first come down with a cold or the flu helps your body direct its energy toward the immune battle. This battle taxes the body. So give it a little help by resting.

#5 gargle

Gargling can moisten a sore throat and bring temporary relief. Gargle with half a teaspoon of salt dissolved in 8 ounces warm water, four times daily.

To reduce the tickle in your throat, try an astringent gargle -- such as tea that contains tannin -- to tighten the membranes. Or use a thick, viscous gargle made with honey or honey and apple cider vinegar. Seep one tablespoon of raspberry leaves or lemon juice in two cups of hot water; mix with one teaspoon of honey. Let the mixture cool to room temperature before gargling.

#6 drink hot liquids

Hot liquids relieve nasal congestion, prevent dehydration, and soothe the uncomfortably inflamed membranes that line your nose and throat. If you're so congested that you can't sleep at night, try a hot toddy, an age-old remedy. Make a cup of hot herbal tea. Add one teaspoon of honey and one small shot (about 1 ounce) of whiskey or bourbon. Limit yourself to one. Too much alcohol will inflame the membranes and make you feel worse.

#7 take a steamy shower

Steamy showers moisturize your nasal passages and may help you relax. If you're dizzy from the flu, run a steamy shower while you sit on a chair nearby and take a sponge bath.

#8 use a salve under your nose

A small dab of mentholated salve under your nose can help to open breathing passages and restore the irritated skin at the base of the nose. Menthol, eucalyptus, and camphor all have mild numbing ingredients that may help relieve the pain of a nose rubbed raw. However, only put it on the outside, under your nose, not inside your nose.

#9 apply hot or cold packs
Around your congested sinuses

Either temperature works. You can buy reusable hot or cold packs at a drugstore or make your own. You can apply heat by taking a damp washcloth and heating it for 55 seconds in a microwave (test the temperature first to make sure it's not too hot.) a small bag of frozen peas works well as a cold pack.

#10 sleep with an extra pillow
Under your head

Elevating your head will help relieve congested nasal passages. If the angle is too awkward, try placing the pillows between the mattress and the box springs to create a more gradual slope.

#11 don't fly unless necessary

There's no point adding stress to your already stressed-out upper respiratory system, and that's what the change in air pressure will do. Flying with cold or flu congestion can temporarily damage your eardrums as a result of pressure changes during takeoff and landing. If you must fly, use a decongestant and carry a nasal spray with you to use just before takeoff and landing. Chewing gum and swallowing frequently can also help relieve pressure.

#12 eat infection-fighting foods

Here are some good foods to eat when you're battling a cold or flu:

Bananas and rice to soothe an upset stomach and curb diarrhea
Vitamin c-containing foods like bell peppers
Blueberries curb diarrhea and are high in natural aspirin, which may lower fevers and help with aches and pains
Carrots, which contain beta-carotene
Chili peppers may open sinuses, and help break up mucus in the lungs
Cranberries may help prevent bacteria from sticking to cells lining the bladder and urinary tract
Mustard or horseradish may helps break up mucus in air passages
Onions contain phytochemicals purported to help the body clear bronchitis and other infections
Black and green tea contain catechin, a phytochemical purported to have natural antibiotic and anti-diarrhea effects
Remember, serious conditions, such as sinus infections, bronchitis, meningitis, strep throat, and asthma, can look like the common cold. If you have severe symptoms, or don't seem to be getting better, call your doctor.

My friend has flu since 10 days he has consltuted a doctor near by his home but no use can you advice what is the next step.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
My friend has flu since 10 days he has consltuted a doctor near by his home but no use can you advice what is the nex...
What symptom your friend is having? There are some supplements name Nutrilite Daily and Protein available that can be start after personal consultation and these supplement can reduce severity and no. of episodes of Flu this supplements has shown wonderful result by boosting our immunity many folds consult me for further management
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I was suffering from cold cough and throat pain due to whether change. Suggest me what type of home remedies or medication I have take.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I was suffering from cold cough and throat pain due to whether change. Suggest me what type of home remedies or medic...
1. Take one tablet of crocin advance sos up to three tablets daily after food 2. Do warm saline gurgling and steam inhalation with karvol plus inhalant capsule 3-4 times daily 3. Put otrivin nasal drop one drop thrice daily 4. Take viscodyne d syrup 2tsf thrice daily if it is a dry cough or viscodyne syrup if cough is associated with sputum 4. You may have to take antibiotic along with it after consulting doctor, if no relief.
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Hi,I am 45 year male,married. I have a problem of cough getting stuck at throat while speaking. Also while walking, climbing I feel the cough coming up to my throat and remains there unless I pressure it down.Due to this problem,my voice varies while talking and I have to apply more pressure to increase my voice.Request to suggest remedy.Thank you

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician, Hyderabad
You should not split forcibly,it may give rise to bleeding best thing is avoid cool atmosphere / food/ use simple antihistamine like chlorphenermin malate(AVIL) daily at bed time+local logenges+salt gorgling
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My question is I am always suffering from cold and cough, again and again l have to take medicine for rid off, but still it was there. What should I do for that I can permanent get rid off from cold and cough?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My question is I am always suffering from cold and cough, again and again l have to take medicine for rid off, but st...
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
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I get frequent cold and cough how to get rid of it. Also tell me how to treat. Thanks.

Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
I get frequent cold and cough how to get rid of it. Also tell me how to treat. Thanks.
Try to find out the cause of it. It could be allergy, infection or local irritation. Sometimes the food you eat does not suits you.
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I have a friend, she is facing a problem of frequent running nose which lasts for a day or two. Sometimes accompanied by cold. Also she is coughing a lot. Please help.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have a friend, she is facing a problem of frequent running nose which lasts for a day or two. Sometimes accompanied...
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. 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
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I have been suffering from cough and cold with a sore throat for almost last seven days. I did not want to take medicine, so that it heals naturally. But it has already been eight days and I still have runny nose and cough. Can I wait a few more days for the ailment to get cured naturally? I also smoke almost ten cigarettes a day.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have been suffering from cough and cold with a sore throat for almost last seven days. 
I did not want to take medi...
Take tab. Dolo 650 mg sos. Tab. Lcz -10 mg once a day. Gargle with warm water, drink warm water, juice,green veg., veg. Soups, lquid diets, dalia, protein diets, tulsi leaf in tea or warm water, geloy juice, Take plenty of liqiuds. Juice, avoid cold things. Avoid oily foods. A avoid cold area, dust area, cold things .i.e. ice creams, take bed rest , avoid smoking. If symptoms persist then do tests cbc, x ray chest and consult again.
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I'm 37 yrs old. I have seasonal allergy from 20 years. In winter severe cold n congestion. N cold sensation in feet n hands where as in summer feet are heat sensitive. Kindly advice.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
May I ask you wheather you suffered from tuberculosis in past bcoz you have mentioned akt treatment. If your having this problem regularly than it could well be a bronchial asthma or may only be anasal allergy in my opinion you can go to a physicain or a chest specialist.
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