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Dr. Shamsha Sonawalla

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Hi sir.One of my friend has consumed crocin 6 tablets, coldact 5 tablets, dolo 4 tablets. Is it dangerous.Now in a local hospital the stomach Wash has been done n saline is being given.She is a female of 24 years. Is it this a kind of severe poisoning or moderate.Can she walk back to home today? Or what else she has to undergo treatment. Please help me

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Not to worry if saline is given, she will be alright by tomorrow. Nothing serious BUT why she did so needs to be looked into so that she does not take such step again. If you want you can bring her for counseling privately once she recovers. Happy health.
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Certified Food & Nutritionist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jamnagar
10,000 test buds on your tongue.But some older adults only have about 5,000. The number of taste buds starts decreasing after the age of 60. Salty and sweet tastes are usually the first to go, with bitter and sour lasting longer. Smoking also kills taste buds.
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I had quit smoking, what the the steps, exercises and anything more to do for having good health?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Congratulations on your success with quitting smoking. This is incredible and you must keep it up under any circumstances. You have also stopped the damage smoking does to sperm and to your erectile capacity. You need to now bring improvement to your lungs by doing a lot of aerobic exercise while breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. Exercise regularly and eat healthily. Avoid the company of smokers always until you have passed three years of abstinence and you will find it easier to refuse. Never try it at any time although it is possible to go back to smoking, it is equally possible to stop again. But why would you want to trouble yourself again. You have succeeded so enjoy that victory over this evil habit. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.
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I am 60 yrs. Old perfect healthy person, I have a problem of day by day weak memory. Pl. Advise a medicine to improve my memory.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, at your age, though memory problems like amnesia are common, I need to take a memory test. Many young and middle aged people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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I am 26years old male, in normal physical check up, doctor said that may be I am suffering from left side incomplete hernia, is there any treatment, I shall becobliged if you can suggest some homeopathic medicine and exercises, some other advice will also be welcomed, I have no any other problem, please advice at the earliest, I am very confused and in tension, what to do now.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES(Fellowship in minimal access surgery), FMAS (Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery)
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
I am 26years old male, in normal physical check up, doctor said that may be I am suffering from left side incomplete ...
Hi, hernia can only be cured surgically. No other treatment option. It's upto you that how much you want to delay the surgery.
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I am suffering from bipolar disorder with insomnia, please advise medicine with best regards.

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am suffering from bipolar disorder with insomnia, please advise medicine with best regards.
Dear lybrate-user, Sleeping tablet is not the only solution to sleep problems. If your mood is stabilised with lithium, then you may not have mania or depression at present (both have sleep problem as their early warning sign). Please discuss with your psychiatrist about sleep so that she/he can diagnose any sleep disorder that needs treatment.
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Please Suggest me Homeopathic or ayurvedic medicine for stuttering (Problem to speech clearly)

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
For homoeopathic medicine just name of the problem is not sufficient. It required many details about you. So if you want permanent solution consult with details. You may try taking Causticum 30 1 dose everyday.
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Know Everything About Coccydynia - Tailbone Pain!

Physiotherapist, Jaipur
Know Everything About Coccydynia - Tailbone Pain!

The back bone or spine is made of a series of bones extending all the way from the neck (cervical) to the tail (coccyx). These joints, like others, are prone to inflammation, sprain and strain, some more than the others. The coccyx in particular is highly prone to inflammation and can lead to localized pain, which is very typical, with the pain in the tailbone. This is known as coccydynia. Read on to know more about this common condition.

What is Coccydynia?

  1. Literally, coccydynia translates to tailbone pain.
  2. It is characterized by a sharp, localized pain between the buttocks in the tail bone.
  3. It is often caused by injury to the pelvic area or the tail bone.
  4. Sitting and/or leaning against the buttocks make it worse.
  5. Pregnancy, when the additional hormones relax on the pelvic floor, also leads to increased pain of the tailbone.

Diagnosis: The pain can be easily confused with other conditions like sciatica, fractured tailbone, tailbone infections like shingles, etc. However, for a trained medical person, the symptoms of tenderness and pain are quite diagnostic. Pilonidal sinus, fistula, pudendal Neuralgia is also same as Coccydynia and show same symptoms. 


  1. If there is a rash or inflammation, it needs to be evaluated further for additional problems.
  2. Where possible, rest completely for a short period of time till the acute phase of pain subsides.
  3. In case of injury, ensure there is no repeat injury to the same area.
  4. Pain medications are used to relieve pain, where it is severe and intolerable.
  5. In severe cases, cortisone injection may be given in the doctor’s office. In addition to pain relief, it may even take care of the underlying problem per se.
  6. Avoid sitting for prolonged periods where possible.
  7. After the acute phase is over, when sitting for prolonged periods, sufficient padding is advised. This could be in the form of pillows or padded seats.
  8. Sleeping on the sides is difficult, so sleep straight. If required, take a pillow in the middle.
  9. Physiotherapy is also helpful in some people who have repeat attacks. This helps in pain management and controlling acute phases. There are specific tailbone stretches, which should be done under supervision.
  10. Walking is one of the many effective ways to keep the tailbone “unlocked”, which helps in getting rid of the pain and avoiding spasms of the muscles around the tailbone.
  11. Best internal manipulation and pain management can be done with Coccyx exercise.

The time taken for healing of the tailbone depends on whether it is a simple bruise or a severe one. The former would heal completely in about four weeks, while the latter will take about 12 weeks. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a physiotherapist.

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How can I increase my memory. I forget things after some time. Please suggest me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine BACOPPA MONNERI 1X ( Wilmar Schwabe India ) Chew 2 tab 3 times daily for 2 months BREN-UP syrup( Allen) Drink 2 spoon twice daily
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I am 23 years old girl. I am not talking to anyone my class now due to small fights. I have become lonely. I cry for all little things for hrs. I remember and I cry again. I have started working more just to show my classmates. But even good marks doesn't satisfy me. I still feel inferior. I start fighting for the smallest of the small things. I shout for no reason. I cry for no reason. I do not know what has happened to me. I get nervous for little things.

Homeopath, Amritsar
Take ignatia 30 10 drops in the morning and it should be taken empty stomach. And take pulsatila 30 10 drops during night time in half cup of water. Both are homoeopathic medicine (take germany only) take world best suppliment lasa spiruline 1-1 tablet twice daily
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