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I have tonsils and I am not getting healthy despite my healthy eating .So is there any connection between my tonsils and my weakness.
I am facing problem in my throat from last 10 years. The problem is tonsil. Should I remove it by operation or prescribe any medicine. Kindly help me sir.
Hi I am having severe cough (dry cough) with slight throat pain from 1 month. It will be continued for 3 to 5 mins once cough starts. I am using Grillntus as a cough syrup and gargling is done everyday thrice. But still having cough. I didn't see any improvement on this. Please give me a suggestion this.
Hi Doctor, i am having Synos problem from past 3 year, and due to which i am getting repeatedly throat pain, and some time some gel kind of thing from my upper throat.. Kindly give me your valuable consultation.
My 7 year old son is suffering for cough. He have allegorical problems and now a days he can't breath properly and both nose blocked. Different pediatrician doctors referred antibiotic. Still he didn't get any relax. So please help.
Sir meri sister ko 3 year we daure aate hai. Ye mahine mai subah 5-6 baje me bich mai aate hai. Jo ki 5-10 minute ka hota hai ye sote hua hi aate hai. Vo bilkul kuch samay me liye sab kuch bul jaati hai.
I am feeling dizziness, sleeping problem and problems with breathing from last week, sometimes feeling weakness. What's the reason behind it? Please suggest me, what's the treatment for it?
I had been suffering from back pain and headache since last month looking for good cure so that I don't have to face any such kind of problem in future and I want to know such medicine which I can use when suffering from cough.
I am 60 years old. I feel sometimes intermittant short of breath but not during walking no breathlessness during walking. Please advise.
Dear Sir, I was affected in TB in the year of 2005 and that time I completed my treatment for the period of six month under doctor's observation. Now its already 11 years pass away, but some time among these years, I am suffer in weight cough which is continue for 3 week & when I go for a test its always negative but I didn't understand why it is happen with me. As per my past experience I feel that ,it is a cough only because other symptoms are not happening with me like fever, wight loss etc. But I am totally confused & in doubt now, that I really come out from TB or not. I don't want to suffer in future again. Please advice me sir .
I'm 52. I feel usually.- drowsiness, weakness, depression, vertigo, chronic amoebic colitis, bronchial allergy, bronchitis, uti, prostat problem, minor headache etc, Please advise.
What are the symptoms of tuberculosis and what precaution shop we take so that we do not get the disease.
I am a 25 year old male, I am suffering from cough and cold from last one week. This cough is very intense and a very large amount of belgium is coming with most of the time when I cough. And my nose also running. Sometimes it's runny nose and sometimes stuffed. I have been a patient of TB 2 year before. Can I again have TB? Even though, I already runs the course of TB till 1 year.
I am having cough and cold from a week and basically it is due to change of season what should I do?
Dear sir and madam I have regular cold and cough in night and morning ,it can disappear after 7 am ,and starts at night 8 what is this symptoms and which treatment is the best.
I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what should be done?
What medicine I took for cough and cold outside the door to go and too many people are so beautiful and amazing and I was.
Whooping Cough (another name for Pertussis) can be termed as an infection to the respiratory system caused by the bacterium Bordetella Pertussis (B. pertussis). It generally affects infants (below one year of age) and who have not yet been immunized; also kids between 11 to 18 years of age whose immunity graphs are on a downward spiral.
What are the Signs and Symptoms?
Initially, whooping cough produces signs and symptoms that may just seem to overlap with those exhibited during the average cough and cold; mild coughing, sneezing, runny nose, low fever, etc. These persist for about a week or two and then slowly, there is the onset of the dry, irritating cough which again turns to prolonged coughing spells. The child’s face may seem flushed with a purple hue. The child may also vomit or make the distinctive whooping sound at the end of one such spell. Breathing difficulty can be another issue.
What is the Diagnosis?
The doctor performs an initial check-up followed by tests of mucus sample from the nose or throat. The mucus is checked for the presence of the Bordetella pertussis bacteria. To make a more thorough diagnosis, a blood test is also advisable.
What is the Treatment?
Hospitalisation might be required in case of acute distress. Respiratory support may also be provided if required. If there is intense dehydration, intravenous (IV) fluids may also be administered. As this disease is on account of a bacterial infection, antibiotics will be needed. But these will just treat the immediate effects and the cough cannot be completely done away with.
What can be the Possible Complications?
The possible immediate complications include:
- Brain Damage
- Haemorrhaging in the brain
What can be the Prevention?
Vaccination is needed in order to prevent whooping cough. The vaccines are advised to be administered at the age of two months, four months and six months respectively. The 1st booster dose is to be given at 16 to 18 months age and 2nd booster dose is given on 5 year completion of age. An optional booster may be given at 10 year age. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a general physician.