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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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Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, M.Sc - Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
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Know The Causes and Treatment Of Acute Bronchitis

DNB (General Medicine), Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Gurgaon
Know The Causes and Treatment Of Acute Bronchitis

As we go about life and routine activities, we may be exposed to a lot of different types of environments. We may have to travel in heavy traffic and may be exposed to vehicular pollution, there may be times when we are at places that allow smoking and that may expose us to smoke from cigarettes. Our nature of work today requires us to be constantly in a situation where we take in industrial fumes and exhausts. Being in any of these conditions temporarily may not be a big matter of worry, but when the incidents get more frequent they may lead to troubles in breathing and diseases such as bronchitis or acute bronchitis.

Acute bronchitis is a condition in which the bronchial tube that carries air to and from the lungs gets inflamed due to different reasons. The biggest hazard related to the inflammation of the bronchial tube is that the patient may suffer from constant coughing and irritation of the throat putting pressure on the lungs. In advanced cases, a bronchial infection may also leave the nodes of the lungs inflamed, making it more difficult for the patients to breathe.

Causes of Acute Bronchitis:

  1. The most common causes of bronchitis include the infection of the bronchial tube with bacteria or virus, which lead to the inflammation of the tube and subsequent bouts of coughing.
  2. A habit of smoking cigarettes or being exposed to cigarette smoke as a passive smoker may lead to the infection of the bronchial tube.
  3. Vehicular smoke and fumes also lead to the inflammation and infection of the tube that plays an imminent role in supplying oxygen to the lungs.
  4. Finally, when one works in a position where he/she is exposed to chemicals or harmful exhausts on a constant basis may also have to suffer from acute bronchitis.

What is the treatment for acute bronchitis?

Bed rest and supportive care such as reducing coughing are the main treatments for acute bronchitis. In most individuals, antibiotics are not needed, especially those who have as cause viral or environmental factors. For some patients who have wheezing with their cough, beta2 agonists may be helpful (bronchodilators). Perhaps the most useful treatments are directed at reducing coughing symptoms with over the counter preparations containing guaifenesin and mucolytics. NSAIDs are often added to reduce inflammation and help relieve discomfort. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend giving OTC cough and cold medications to children under two years of age; these medicines may cause harmful side-effects that can be life-threatening to young children.

What natural or home remedies treat and cure acute bronchitis?

  • Stay well hydrated by drinking fluids
  • Breath humidified air
  • Avoid dairy products because they thicken mucous secretions
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine because of potential drug interactions
  • Avoid exposure to environmental smoke and other air pollutants
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Foods Build Immunity

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Foods Build Immunity

Health Tip - Foods Build Immunity


 

Diet plays a part in strengthening the immune system. Undernourished people have lower immunity making them more prone to catching infections. A balanced diet rich in nutrients and low in fats is essential to maintain good immunity levels. Vitamin a, c and e boost the production of cells that seek and destroy disease agents. Green vegetables fruits whole grains beans spinach broccoli pumpkin and peanut butter are a good source of this vitamins. Lack of zinc can also suppress immunity. Cereals poultry yoghurt and milk form a good source of zinc. Omega 3 fatty acids found in sea foods known to boost immunity. Green tea and probiotics in the form of yoghurt also helps to build immunity. And should be careful with weight reduction diets with low calories which might reduce immune function.

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I am 23 year old. And I m suffering in asthma disease since my childhood. Now what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Few tips- Avoid any triggering factor, take folic acid regularly, eat a healthy diet , always be stress free , exercise regularly
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Hi. Iam suffering from asthma past 3 months. How can I over come from this problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, bronchitis/ asthma can be treated well with homoeopathic medicines completely, only need to be regular with the medication and avoid those foods/ things to which you are allergic to for sometime. Keep taking your already on going medication, reduce it gradually and slowly once homoeopathic starts acting. Take bakson's astha-aid drops/ 10-15 drops in 1/2 cup water/ thrice d day for 1 month. Report me back after a month.
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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.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ponda
She is suffering from a disorder of convulsions. So get her eeg (electro encephalogram) done and consult either pediatrician or neurologist for further managemnt. Care should be taken to avoid such attacks while near any machines, riding cycle on main roads, swimming pool which may be life threatening.
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I have asthma from past 5 years. When I travel a lot or face more dusty area then my asthma will start. It mostly start in night. What can I do for this?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Can nebulize if asthma attack occasionaly. If attck regular/ weekly, then use asthma preventor medicine by inhalation with spacer.
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I have food allergy and can not take rice, wheat, ground nut olive lemon several other items. Please advise. Ige levels are 155.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Few diet tips - Not to eat fried food items and Can eat All green vegetables, moong, chana,Dal And to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day And If possible eat eggs on alternate days And If possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla And Eat seasonal fruit.
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I have asthma, and since a week a cold that is not getting better. Seen a doc took anti- biotics nothing helping. Please suggest something.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
throat infection and treat headache, fever, body aches, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and sinus congestion caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu. Take tab. sinarest it contains ( Acetaminophen+ Pseudoephedrine+ chlorpheniramine). Acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine, and pseudoephedrine is a combination medicine . Do gargle with warm water thrice a day. Drink warm water also. Take plenty of water, liquid diet, dalia, green veg., orange. avoid cold things, avoid cold drinks. Avoid Oily foods. If symptoms are from more days or again persist then do few tests for confirm causes of it.. i.e. CBC. welcome in lybrate.
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My mother is 48 years old. She is having asthma since a long time. Can asthma be cured fully? What are the natural ways to cur it? What are the precautions that one should take?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
My mother is 48 years old. She is having asthma since a long time. Can asthma be cured fully? What are the natural wa...
Asthma can be controlled by using asthma controlling medication by inhalation with spacer. Avoid dust, smoke, stress, pollution, allergens, rhinitis and GERD.
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Hello sir, I'm having cold in every 2 days and my immunity power is also low. Please tell me what i need to do cure both of them?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
1.Prepare a mixture of powdered dried ginger root, black pepper and long pepper in equal amounts and store in an airtight container. Have ½ teaspoon of this powder mixed with honey. 2.Add one teaspoon of turmeric powder to one glass of hot water. Drink this sip by sip frequently during the day. 3.Dry roast 3-4 black raisins and add pinch of black pepper and rock salt to it. Have this 2-3 times a day for 15-20 days. 4.Drink luke warm water 3-4 a day. 5. Take 2 tab giloyghan vati twice a day/ 1 month.& swallow 2 basil leaves daily empty stomach with water 6. pour 2-2 drops of badam rogan shrin/hamdard at night just before sleep. follow up after 10 days. 7. Take 1 tsf chywanprash/jiva with hot milk in breakfast daily in this winter season.
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Diet for nasal allergy

MBBS, MD -Pulmonary Medicine-Tuberculosis ,Respiratory Disease Medicine , Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Diet for nasal allergy

Diet for nasal allergy

Certain foods and drinks can make allergy symptoms better or worse

Foods that help
1- seafood containing omega 3 fatty
 Acids
2- fruits and vegetables containing vitamin c and e.
3- hot drinks and soup
 Help break up mucus and making it
 Easier to cough up mucus
4- yogurt
 Natural source of vitamin d
5- drink water
6- honey

Foods to avoid
1- processed foods
 Contain highly unsaturated fats and proinflammatory trans fats that worsen inflammation
2- alcohol
 Cause swelling and stiffness in the nose can make symptoms worse.

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Hi. Doctors I want to know that what should we eat to increase our immune system's health. And to prevent stomach problems.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hi. Doctors
I want to know that what should we eat to increase our immune system's health.
And to prevent stomach pro...
First of all you should follow some basic thing 1. Avoid=hot and cold at time 2. Less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3. Do not drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4. Avoid late night sleep 5. Avoid to eat spicy food, besan, bekary food, overeating, junk food. 6. Every 3 day in month eat mung dal and rice for whole day.
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Actually my cat bit me and I take all 4 injections. After my last injection after 12 days she bit me again and after bit she was sick. Cat is not vaccinated. I want to ask how many vaccination now I take again?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Actually my cat bit me and I take all 4 injections. After my last injection after 12 days she bit me again and after ...
please have your cat seen by a vet. in case the cat is diagnosed with rabies, you can take rabies immunoglobulins in addition to the vaccine already administered at the dose of 20IU/kg of human rabies immunoglobulins (HRIG). actually vaccine starts acting after 7days and other measures are not required. please get your cat vaccinated.
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I am 65. I have been suffering from the following diseases. 1. Bronchial asthma with allergic rhinitis 2 Irritable Bowel Syndrome associated with diarrhea/dysentery. 3URTICARIA. 4. Pain on left leg due to reduction of space between L5-S1 5.Sometime attack with corneal ulcer (left eye)

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
I am 65. I have been suffering from the following diseases.
1. Bronchial asthma with allergic rhinitis
2 Irritable Bo...
Combitide inhalaor should be taken by inhalation with space rfor asthma. Can add ins for rhinitis. Do yoga and meditation for ibs.
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I am 25 years old. Facing breathing problem sometime or sometime continuous specially in very hot and cool weather. Sometime facing problem of chest pain and weakness of oxygen.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Indore
Take homeopathic bacillinum 1 m one dose alternate day pattern at morning for 15 days. Take ashtha aid 1 tab thrice a day from bakson compamy of homoeopathy for 15 days also. Please also check your ige level blood test & reply. This would be permanently resolved, dont worry.
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My friend is a 28 years female have breathing problem (asthma) since childhood but it is increased from last two months I have taken medicine nd got relief. But it is not going out fully. What should I do now?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Allergist/Immunologist, Kollam
My friend is a 28 years female have breathing problem (asthma) since childhood but it is increased from last two mont...
Dear sir, kindly confirm asthma by doing a lung fuction test, do an allergy skin test for dust mite and other common allergens. Try to isolate the triggers causing the increase in symptoms and control them as far as possible, start on inhaler with spacer combination of preventor, and releiver under the guidance of a pulmonologist/chest physician. Allergy control with oral antihistamines and montelukast. Thankyou.
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I am 22 years old. I have allergic problems with bitter foods. Whenever I take bitter foods my tongue burns and nose starts running. Due to this I'm not able eat food properly. I'm also not able eat required amount of food as my stomach gets full. please provide best solution.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
Best thing is to observe nidaanparivarjan principle which means avoid the cause. I would like you to detoxify the gastro intestinal tract by herbals. Then anti allergic regime may be started. Herbals have the capacity to raise immunity against allergens.
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I am an asthmatic patient. I need what should I do in my routine day to control it.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
Asthma do's and don'ts 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.
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My 68 year old gray is suffering from asthma. What is the effect of using asthma preventer long term. I heard that using it for a year might cause bone shrinkage. Is it true? Are there any vitamins or supplements for particular.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
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
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