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Dr. Raj

Pulmonologist, Mumbai

Dr. Raj Pulmonologist, Mumbai
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I have lots of pores in my facial skin of chins closer to nose. Type of minute pores which make the area look different from skin of rest of face. I had been diagnosed with asthma in my early childhood and had inhaled numerous of steam from steamer. I am not sure if it lead for these pores to develop. Please suggest.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I have lots of pores in my facial skin of chins closer to nose. Type of minute pores which make the area look differe...
1. Take a handful of washed coriander leaves 2. Crush them finely 3. Place the paste on a sieve and press to extract the juice 4. Add a pinch of turmeric powder 5. Mix well 6. Apply this mixture on the face every night
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Asthma: Debunking Myths About Using Inhalers

General Physician, Hyderabad
Asthma: Debunking Myths About Using Inhalers

Asthma is a chronic lung condition wherein the air passage gets blocked or constricted due to the production of extra mucus. It is an age old condition which has been creating problems for people since a long time. Despite the seriousness of the condition, there are various myths people tend to believe about asthma.

Here are a few myths about asthma and the usage of inhalers:

  1. Regular Usage of Inhalers is Addictive: This is a total myth. Using inhalers is not at all addictive, it is a necessity. Just because you use your inhaler regularly does not mean you are addicted to it.  Just like brushing your teeth every day isn't an addiction, taking your daily medicine from an inhaler isn't an addiction as well. Using an inhaler will just help you with your asthma condition.
  2. Oral Medicine Gets Better Results than Inhalers: Absolutely not. In fact, it is proven that inhalers give better results than oral medications. Oral medication takes longer to act during a sudden asthma attack while inhalers deliver the drug directly to the lungs.
  3. Inhalers Are Meant For Severe Asthma Cases: Well, this again is not true. Inhalers are used for treating asthma. Period. Asthma is a condition where your lungs inflame which is best cured with steroids, and the easiest way to have steroids administered to you is through the inhalation method. When you use the inhalers, the steroids are delivered directly to your lungs. They also have a minimum number of side effects when administered through inhalers.
  4. Asthma is Curable: You might tend to think that asthma can be cured with the help of proper medications. You might think that asthma is not a constant condition. But it is not what you think. The symptoms of asthma might not be present all the time but that doesn't mean you do not have asthma. Asthma is a long-term condition where the airways swell up causing you to suffer from breathlessness. If you suddenly stop taking your daily medicines because the symptoms have not surfaced, then it will take you a long time before you will be able to totally recover from the next attack you suffer from.

If you have asthma, remember to take your medicines daily and timely. 

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I hav problem during swallowing of saliva like something small object is stuck in the right side of the throat and when I cough a little particle like a half size of rice grain comes out which is yellow in colour and awful in smell. I need advice from experts. But last time when I counsel a doctor he says its beginning of a tonsils.

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Bangalore
Hi, there are crypts or cracks on the surface of the tonsils where food particles often get stuck and cause the symptoms that you are describing. Gargle after every meal with dilute betaine to clear these crypts from food particles or have your tonsils removed.
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My daughter is 4 months 20 days old and she has been having cough for 3 days. Please suggest.

Homeopath, Bhilai
My daughter is 4 months 20 days old and she has been having cough for 3 days.
Please suggest.
Take some ajvain roast it over pan n make its mixture add saunt, ginger n honey gave one spoon every two hrs.
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Don't Understand Why Baby Is Crying?

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
Don't Understand Why Baby Is Crying?

All babies cry sometimes. It's perfectly normal. Most small babies cry for between one hour and three hours each day.

Your baby can't do anything for herself and relies on you to provide her with the food, warmth and comfort that she needs. Crying is your baby's way of communicating any or all of those needs and ensuring a response from you.

It's sometimes hard to work out what your baby is telling you. But in time you will learn to recognize what your baby needs. And as your baby grows she'll learn other ways of communicating with you. She'll get better at eye contact, making noises and smiling, all of which reduce her need to cry for attention.

In the meantime, if your baby is difficult to soothe, she may be trying to say:

I'm hungry

Hunger is one of the most common reasons that your newborn baby will cry. The younger your baby is, the more likely it is that she's hungry.

Your baby's small stomach can't hold very much, so if she cries, try offering her some milk. She may be hungry, even if her last feed doesn't seem very long ago. It's likely that you will be feeding often and regularly in the first day or so to help your breastmilk to come in anyway. If you are formula feeding your baby she may not be hungry if she has been fed within the last two hours.

I need my nappy changed

Your baby may protest if her clothes are too tight or if a wet or soiled nappy is bothering her. Or she may not mind if her nappy is full and may actually enjoy the warm and comfortable feeling. But if your baby's tender skin is being irritated, she will most likely cry.

I'm too cold or too hot

Your baby may hate having her nappy changed or being bathed. She may not be used to the feeling of cold air on her skin and would rather be bundled up and warm. But you will soon learn how to perform a quick nappy change if this is the case.

Take care not to overdress your baby, or she may become too hot. She will generally need to wear one more layer of clothing than you to be comfortable.

Use sheets and cellular blankets as beddings in your baby's cot or moses basket. You can check whether your baby is too hot or too cold by feeling her tummy. If her tummy feels too hot, remove a blanket, and if it feels cold, add one.

Don't be guided by your baby's hands or feet, as they usually feel cool. Keep your baby's room at a temperature of between 22 and 25 degrees c depending on the weather.

If your baby is co-sleeping with you, contact with your body will elevate her skin temperature so she's likely to be warm. Is she is using a cot, place her down to sleep on her back with her feet at the end of the cot. That way she can't wriggle too far down under the blankets and become too hot.

I need to be held

Your baby will need lots of cuddling, physical contact and reassurance to comfort her. So it may be that she just wants to be held. Try a baby sling to keep her close to you, perhaps swaying and singing to her while you hold her.

You may be worried about spoiling your baby if you hold her too much. But during the first few months of her life that's not possible. Small babies need lots of physical comfort. If you hold your baby close she may be soothed by hearing your heartbeat.

I'm tired and need a rest

Often, babies find it hard to get to sleep, particularly if they are over-tired. You will soon become aware of your baby's sleep cues. Whining and crying at the slightest thing, staring blankly into space, and going quiet and still are just three examples.

If your baby has received a lot of attention and cuddles from doting visitors, she may become over-stimulated. Then, when it comes to sleeping, she'll find it hard to switch off and settle. Take your baby somewhere calm and quiet to help her to settle down. Read more on establishing good sleeping habits.

I need something to make me feel better

Be aware of changes in your baby. If she's unwell, she'll probably cry in a different tone to her usual cry. It may be weaker, more urgent, continuous, or high-pitched. And if your baby usually cries a lot but has become unusually quiet, it may be a sign that she's not well.

Nobody knows your baby as well as you do. If you feel that there may be something wrong with her, speak to your doctor and discuss your concerns. Call the doctor if your baby has difficulty breathing through the crying, or if the crying is accompanied by a fever, diarrohea, or constipation.

I need something. But I don't know what

Sometimes you might not be able to figure out what's wrong when your baby cries. Many newborns go through patches of fretfulness and are not easily comforted. The unhappiness can range from a few minutes of hard-to-console crying to several hours at a stretch, an almost constant state of crying that is sometimes called colic. Colic is defined as inconsolable crying for at least three hours a day, for at least three days a week.

Many parents find it very difficult to cope with a baby who has colic, and it can put a strain on the whole family. There is no magic cure for colic, but it rarely lasts for more than three months.

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Sir I am feeling chest pain last one week, it is not in specified part of chest it shift from one place to another, feel some time heavy that part no problem in breath, what is the cause, what to take please tell. Thanks.

General Physician, Cuttack
Sir I am feeling chest pain last one week, it is not in specified part of chest it shift from one place to another, f...
1.For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress, Physical and mental strain,hyper acidity, muscular problem 2. Avoid stress and strain 3.Do regular exercise, reduce your weight if over weight. 4.Control your diet. Avoid oily/spicy/fried and junk food,high calorie and cholesterol rich diet.Take small frequent meals(5-6 meals/day instead of three heavy meals).If you have hyper acidity take one tablet of pan 40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days 5.Do Yoga, Meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress. 6.Have sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily. 7.Avoid smoking,alcohol, excess tea/coffee, if you are having 8. Drink plenty of water and take rest 9. Take paracetamol 500mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets per day at the time of chest pain 10.if you have recurrent attack of chest pain check your BP, take ECG and consult cardiologist 11.Consult me for further advice
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My son is 2 and half years old. He has got cough for last 4-5 days. Weather was changing from cold to hot so I thought he caught cold etc and due to that he had coughs. I gave him Flucold syrup but to no avail. What to give for cough? Thanks.

Fellow Pediatric Infectious Diseases, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Cold and cough are most commonly due to viral infections. Cough in children can be treated with home remedies as honey/humidified air. Post-viral cough can persist for a week or so. In case of persisting cough along with fever or breathing difficulty need to see a doctor.
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Sir meri saans fulne lg jati h jb mjhe chhick ati h please advice what should i do ?

Diploma - Diploma - OLO - Rhino-Laryngology
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist,
Agar chhick bar bar aati (> 5-6 times) with itching around nose aggravated by dust and cold then it indicate towards allergic rhinitis which may in turn be accompanied with bronchal asthma with leads to difficulty in breathing. Get to a nearby doctor if such symptoms happens again to check your lungs. Otherwise there's no relation between sneezing and difficulty in breathing. Just relax.
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Perfect treatment of Asthma allergy.

Allergist/Immunologist, Jaipur

Asthma, a condition often labeled as incurable and chronic can be cured if treated with Homeopathic medicines. Cases of recent origin and those affecting children have shown encouraging curative results and chronic, advanced cases experience noticeable reduction in the intensity and reoccurrence of the attacks.
If you are heavily dependant on bronchodilators or inhalers Homeopathic treatment will help you fight the precipitating factors (allergen), thereby making you less dependant on those medications.
Conditions such as poor resistance to climatic changes, recurrent colds / sinusitis and atopic dermatitis (skin affection) can be effectively cured during the course of the treatment.

How do we achieve this?

A holistic or a constitutional approach in which a remedy capable of influencing the following factors is prescribed:

Person’s family history (genetic predisposition)
Personal health history (sensitivity to allergens)
Body type (obesity and immune status)
Present status of all physical symptoms (intensity & frequency of the asthma attacks)
Any emotional aggravating factor

This individualistic approach helps in overall improvement of the condition and relieves any other condition associated with asthma.
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I am suffering from dry cough for last 2 weeks and I have chest pain whenever I cough hardly. Can you suggest what should be done?

MD - Alternate Medicine, PGDIP.IN GERIATRIC CARE, Post Graduate Diploma in Holistic Healthcare
Ayurveda, Balasore
Hello lybrate-user to get relief from dry cough take some home remedy. First you massage ghee on your chest and vicks apply on throats. Take boiling water add some vicks vapour by covering a towel. You will feel comfort and adhesive cough will melt. Provided that you take adrak juice add with honey. Take three times daily.
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Would you please advise some best homoeopathic medicine for recurring left side pleurisy currently I'm using Bryonia 30 tds and Sulphur 30 tds?

Please don't take SULPHUR 30 every day , Its deep acting remedy.Appropriate case taking will help to find about right kind of remedy. Thanks
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She has dry cough and cold very severely since a month what should I do? I gave her many cough syrups but it did nothing.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
take sinarest one tab in night for 3 days. honitus cough syrup 2 tsf 2 times a day for 5 days. take steam , do gargle , inform if not ok.
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I am 20 years of age I am suffering off sever cough from three day but its not giving up. what should i do?

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Sever cough not responding to treatment, need investigation. Avoid cold drinks. Do saline gargles. Consult a resp. Phy.
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My father is suffering from osteomyelitis (spinal TB). He is 58 years old. He is taking medicines from 8 days. Doctors advise bed rest. He is loosing health sharply may be due to side effect of medicines. I want to discuss the diet plan so that he can recover soon.

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Can not be due to medicine side effects as taken only for 7 days. Can be due to disease itself. Can have nutritious diet having green veg and fruits.
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I am suffering from high fever since two weeks and there is to much of cough doctors are unable to help me out please can anyone help me to suggest what to do?

General Physician, Delhi
I am suffering from high fever since two weeks and there is to much of cough doctors are unable to help me out please...
warm saline gargles & steam inhalation thrice a day may help. plenty of oral warm oral fluids will help
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I am having asthma and infantile eczema since childhood until now it was concentrated on my right foot but now the whole face and neck are badly affected with a lot of itching on scalp also Allopathic Dr. gave steroids that increased my blood sugar level now I am not taking any medicine . Want to take ayurvedic medication please help me to get rid of this condition.

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
I am having asthma and infantile eczema since childhood until now it was concentrated on my right foot but now the wh...
Us easthma controller medication by inhalation with spacer. Better consult a dermatologist for eczema. Have plenty of fluids and avoid dust, cold, pollution and allergens.
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I have chest congestion with non productive cough with vomiting sensation and throat pain please suggest any medicine and chest pain I am taking sompraz L for gerd problem.

General Physician, Cuttack
I have chest congestion with non productive cough with vomiting sensation and throat pain please suggest any medicine...
Do warm saline gurgling 2-3 times daily, take honitus syrup 2 tsf thrice daily. if no relief you have to take antibiotic. consult
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I am suffering from cough and it is not leaving me even I used so many cough syrups.

General Physician, Delhi
Treatment of cough depends on whether it is dry or productive. Do lukewarm water gargles twice a day. Steam inhalation twice daily. Antihistamines might be helpful. Drink plenty of liquids. Use Lozenges. Hope this helps u. If required, consult.
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Hello doctor. My father was diagnosed with ca prostate two years back. He was treated with hormone therapy and radiations. The hormone therapy is over now and he was advised to undergo a pet scan as a follow up. The report says that he has a 21x21 mm lump in the right lobe of the lung with positive feeding sign max suv 10. What does this mean? is this a case of metastasis in the lungs or a primary malignancy? please help. I am worried. And please throw some light on the treatment. Thanks.

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,
Prostate ca do metastasizes. Check bones and ct brain also. Hope your oncologist must have done these. Lung sol appears to be a metastasis than a separate primary focus. However oncologists are best person who can and should speak to you about yours father's prognosis. Pet scan is better investigation for malignancy. Please follow their advice. You need treatment again. Aiims, New Delhi, Tata memorial, at Mumbai, cmc vellore, Chennai - any one of them are some best centers in our country for treatment and/or opinion.
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I am having cough from about 2 weeks. But I can't take cough syrup. Can you recommend me any other medicines instead of syrup.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Take pranacharya kasantak syrup 2-2 tsf in hot water twice a day...Take sitopaladi..praval and tankan bhasm churna with honey 3-4 times a day...take ginger black pepper and basil leaves tea.. ..gargle with hot water(salted) avoid milk...cold drinks....take hot water steam.......
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