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Dr. Wiqar Shaikh

Allergist/Immunologist, Mumbai

Dr. Wiqar Shaikh Allergist/Immunologist, Mumbai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Wiqar Shaikh is a trusted Allergist/Immunologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Wiqar Shaikh personally at Allergy And Asthma Clinic in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Wiqar Shaikh on Lybrate.com.

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Iam 30 years old male and I want to know how to increase immunity to TB (tuber cluosis) in the chest.

MBBS, DMCH, DEM
General Physician
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To increase immunity you should increase intake of proteins ( sprouts, dals, dairy products etc.) , green leafy veg. fruits in your diet. if you are alredy on antitubercular tratment, get check your blood for liver functios & kidney functions.

What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist
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What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects?
use asthma controller medication by inhalation with spacer with LABA if asthma uncontrolled. can cause osteoporosis in adults and grwoth retardation in childrens but rarely
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After sex I got tired and suffered from breathing problem. Because I have asthma. What will I do?

DAA, DNB
Pulmonologist
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After sex I got tired and suffered from breathing problem. Because I have asthma. What    will I do?
Hi. I can understand your concern. Any exertion can trigger asthma for which you can take your controller inhaler one puff just before exertion. Don't worry, you will be alright. Hope I have solved your query. Wish you good health. Thanks.

I have been suffering from dust allergy from years and no treatment seems to be permanent. I have tried all medications but is there a permanent solution for this?

cc USG, MBBS
General Physician
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You need to avoid dust as much as you can and boost your immunity to reduce allergic episode There are some supplement available that can be start after personal consultation and these supplement can reduce severity and no. of episodes of this problem You can take Vitamin C tablet, one tablet with food for 15 days Consult me for further management

My body temperature always hot, not fever. When I eat egg then I fall in allergy from foot till waist. What I do?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath
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Please do one latest ige level, absolute eosinophile count and send me final impression of the reports.

I have very weak hair. N facing too much hair fall for 4 years. Im an asthma patient . Kindly suggest me home remedies, ayurvedic oil n shampoo to make my hair healthier as before.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist
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I have very weak hair. N facing too much hair fall for 4 years. Im an asthma patient . Kindly suggest me home remedie...
you are under weight. Get investigated to know cause if any. Have nutritios diet, fresh fruits and green vegitables.
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Sir I'm suffering from asthma from childhood. Doctor says there is no cure for it. I take daxofiline, laveta m pill and seroflo in heller. Whn I take this medicine it weak my body so please suggest me permanent cure for this Regards Rakesh.

MBBS
General Physician
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Few tips- Avoid any triggering factor, take folic acid regularly, eat a healthy diet , always be stress free , exercise regularly
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I have asthma since childhood. I take Seroflo & Asthalin inhaler. I am allergic to bread & sulpha drug. Is there any cure?

General Physician (AM)
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Lot many causative factors are there for shortness of breathing, an attack may be brought on by contact with substances to which the person is sensitive and emotional or dietary factors should not be overlooked. A sudden change of temperature can bring on an attack. Some alleviation of the symptoms may be obtained with the use of the appropriate tissue salts, most important is it requires detailed questioning so as to ascertain your personality and to treat you symptomatically. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.

I am suffer from asthma last 5 yr. I am 27 year old. I had many checkup in delhi and other city. I had taken ayurvedic and unani medicine but not relief from it do please provide me some precaution and apoinmnent for it.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Do's 1) close windows at night to avoid pollens 2) take regular medicines 3) do exercise and pranayama daily 4) diet should be healthy 5) keep bedroom clean and dust free 6) regular checkup at clinic 7) use a light color to wall as well curtains.(especially bedroom) 8) dinner should be taken before sunset. 9) use mask while going out or apply coconut oil to nostrils 10) carry inhaler all the time (emergency) 11) massage to the chest and back warm with oil, afterward take hot fomentation. Don'ts 1) smoking -active or passive 2) exposure to allergens air pollution 3) avoid visit to gardens 4) stop the self medication. Paracetamol also increases the risk of asthma by 27 %. 5) avoid outside food 6) avoid preserved packed food 7) oily food should be avoided 8) cold drinks and ice-creams. You can consult privately we will send your medicines as per your complaints & intensity.
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Homeopathic Treatment for Asthma

B.H. M. S.
Homeopath
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Asthma is a condition that severely affects the lungs. The airways become narrow and the lungs become inflamed. Its characteristic features include bronchospasm, reversible airflow obstruction and variable and recurring symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. This might be caused up to 2 to 3 times a day.

Causes:
Causes include:

  1. Daily use of Paracetamol
  2. Vaccines
  3. Daily use of antibiotics
  4. Caesarean sections
  5. Asthma in family

Asthma is usually triggered by:

  1. Tobacco Smoke
  2. Exercise
  3. Polluted or Poor air
  4. Cold Air
  5. Emotional Stress
  6. Allergies

Homeopathic Treatment: Asthma should be preferably treated using homeopathy. It is safe for most age groups. Asthma is a chronic problem that is best treated by a qualified homeopath. While few cures are found in numerous home use packs since they can treat a number of problems, the effective treatment of asthma usually needs potencies and changes of cures more than the extent of a prescriber and a home kit. For best results, the monitoring of a qualified homeopath should be sought. The homeopathic cures required for asthma change according to the signs of the sufferer. Some of them are listed below:

  1. Arsenicum Album (Ars.): Symptoms requiring the use of this medication include wheezing with dry cough and Asthma caused due to cold air. Upon application, the person will be anxious and restless and the condition worsens after midnight. Sometimes, it might result in exhaustion. There is a chilling sensation and they will crave for warmth. Patients required Ars. will be critical, anxious and afraid of being alone.
  2. Kali Bichromicum (Kali-bi.): Symptoms that require Kali-bi include asthma with stringy and sticky mucus. The patients feel chilly and after a while they get sick. The respiratory tract often is infected with mucous membrane infections. Ulcers are an additional infection.
  3. AntimoniumTartaricum (Ant-t.): Uncomfortable breathing and wet cough with mucus require this medication. It solves many issues that accompany difficult breathing. In severe cases, heart failure is possible.
  4. Grindelia (Grin.): Key symptoms are dry cough and possibility of wheezing. It may be accompanied by Rattling respiration, chronic bronchitis and suffocation during sleep.
  5. Phosphorus (Phos.): Upper respiratory tract infections cause asthma that ends in the chest. This causes coughing and wheezing.

Other homeopathic medicines for treating asthma are Nux Vomica (Nux-v.) and Pulsatilla Pratensis (Puls.).

Homeopathic Treatment for Asthma
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I think I am bitten by a rat. Is it serious. Do I need to consult a doc. Or its fine. Something bite me and at the time of action rat was only creature present there. So I think rat has bitten me.

MBBS
General Physician
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I think I am bitten by a rat. Is it serious. Do I need to consult a doc. Or its fine. Something bite me and at the ti...
Nothing doing, don't worry. Maximum what we do is give rx inj. Tt if not received during last six months. Regards.
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I am suffering from asthma and I have been using aerocart inhaler contains beclomethasone and levo salbutomal. Is it OK to use for long time.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Dear there is no other option than inhaler for acute conditions...u can also switch to herbal medicines they will slowly reduce the use of inhaler...B/W try these remedies I m sure they will help u. BUT donot stop ur allopatic medicines. 1.Take 11 guava leaves, 11 black pepper, 1 cup milk and one cup water. Put all of them in pot and boil it well, when it reduced to one cup, drink in empty stomach. Take this daily for at least six months or a year. 2.Boil cumin seeds in water and inhale the steam. It helps dilate the bronchial passage. 3.Take 5 gm of ginger, black pepper, cardamom, clove, cinnamon, turmeric and 30 gm of sugar. Grind the mix to a powder. Take half to one teaspoonful and mix it nicely with honey. Take it twice a day 4.Pulses like old rice (rice which is stored for at least one year is called old), wheat, barley, kulattha, mung beans, arhar beans, etc . should be consumed. 5.Honey, warm drinks like herbal teas, spice teas are also okay. 6.Sprouts, nuts and seeds can be taken in moderate amount. 7.The heavy foods and those which make ama should be avoided. This mainly includes milk products like cheese, curd, butter milk, creams, and banana, etc. 8.Oily, greasy and fried foods which are difficult to digest should be avoided. 9.White flour and white sugar products should be avoided. 10.In addition, try to avoid the cold foods, cold drinks and other refrigerated things. 11.Avoid excessive or physically demanding exercise. Yoga and Pranayama can be helpful.

My body is very prone to cold. What will I do to keep cold away and get my immunity strong?

MBBS
General Physician
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For cold take tablet cetrizine at night and to increase your immunity take Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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My husband suffering allergy like itching if eat any daal, masalas etc. Please give a reason for allergy. He have suffering mouth ulcer also.

BHMS
Homeopath
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Hi, please take homeopathic medicine acid nit 1m, arsenic album 200 six pills twice a day and report back after 5 days.

I have asthma problem and I use inhaler I can't stop this medicine and I'm fully addicted so I want recover doctor and sory about my english.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Ayurveda
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i m recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you 1. Take 2 tsp of Indian gooseberry powder 2. You may de-seed and crush 1 Indian gooseberry and use it in place of the powder 3. Mix 1 tsp of honey 4. Have this once every morning
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I had a dog bite an hour ago and I took vaccination in near by clinic, I have 3 more vaccination to go, what diet should I follow and can I have alcohol?

MBBS
General Physician
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you can have any food there is no restriction as such but it is advisable not drink alcohol for sometimes. otherwise nor mm AL lifestyle. Zis OK
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I have an allergy from some of the food items. I am allergic to food like banana and dust. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician
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Few tips- Avoid any triggering factor, take folic acid regularly, eat a healthy diet , always be stress free , exercise regularly

My 10 year-old son 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
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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

Treating Asthma With Homeopathy

DHMS
Homeopath
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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-
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Treating Asthma With Homeopathy
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FCCP (USA), MD - Pulmonary Medicine
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According to hygiene hypothesis of Asthma, children who are exposed to infection during early childhood are less prone to develop asthma in future. This doesn't mean that child should be made to invite infections but too strict adherence to antiseptic protocol must be reconsidered. One should remember the sanskrit saying. .....
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