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Dr. Y.N. Dholakia

MBBS

Allergist/Immunologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Y.N. Dholakia MBBS Allergist/Immunologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Y.N. Dholakia is a trusted Allergist/Immunologist in Khar West, Mumbai. He is a qualified MBBS . He is currently practising at Ramakrishna Mission Hospital in Khar West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Y.N. Dholakia on Lybrate.com.

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Sir I am suffer from wheat allergy in which we suffer many problems so in this have any solution to be alright.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
For sometime avoid wheat. Gandhak vati 2 bd, turmeric + sugarcandy powder 1/2 tsp each mixed together with milk or honey or water for 15 days. Inform response to decide further course of treatment.
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What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects?

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, asthma is preceded by the production of histamines in the blood. Histamine is produced due to the entrance of foreign particles in the body. The triggering cause behind the onset of asthma varies in every patient. A detailed case taking along with some blood test results are required to diagnose the proper underlying cause of asthma. Please conduct a laboratory test of your blood for tc, dc, esr & ige. Revert back with the results & consult me privately via lybrate. In the mean-time you can take homoeopathic mother tincture grindelia robusta q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. If you prefer ayurvedic medicines then you can take ayurvedic arjunarishta syrup. Take 20 ml of the aforesaid syrup thrice daily after meals.
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Sir, I am a 38 years old man suffering from an auto immune disease known as adult stills disease since last two years is being treated with steroids and other immuno suppressant known as biological agents with little releif, due to prolonged steroid use I have developed avascular necrosis in my left hip with significant damage, doctors have suggested total hip replacement. What are the difficulties which I will face for rest of my life after total hip replacement, please advise.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Dear I can save your hips by eswt. It is nonoperative and it can cause regeneration. Since 1997 we have treated many such hips and have long term results which are encouraging. You can write to me personally and see me asap.
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Lifestyle for Bronchitis

CERTIFICATION IN BACH FLOWER REMEDIES OF ENGLAND, Ph.D DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN BIOCHEMISTRY, B.S.M.S BACHELOR OF SIDDHA MEDICINE AND SURGERY,
Alternative Medicine Specialist,
Lifestyle modifications for bronchitis include:

Do not smoke
Use a humidifier or steam in the bathroom
Drink plenty of fluids
Rest while you have an active infection
Home oxygen therapy will be prescribed
Intake of dairy, which may increase mucus production.
Eliminate eggs, milk, nuts, food coloring, preservatives and additives.
Add onions and garlic.
N-acetyl- cysteine: nac help to dissolve mucus and improve symptoms.
Zinc enhances immune system.

Other supplements include:
Bromelain, lactobacillus, quercetin and vitamin c.

Aromatherapy: running a humidifier with an essential oil such as cedar wood, bergamot, eucalyptus, myrrh, sweet fennel, jasmine, lavender, tea tree, or marjoram at night may help thin mucus and ease cough.
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Childhood Asthma

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Childhood Asthma

What causes childhood asthma?

Researchers continue to learn what causes asthma. It is not entirely understood. The following things play a part:

  • Genetics. Asthma runs in families.

  • Allergies. Some allergies are more common in people with asthma. And, allergies also tend to run in families.

  • Respiratory infections. Infants and young children who have some respiratory infections are more likely to have long-term lung problems.

  • Environmental factors. Irritants, like pollution and allergens, are known to cause asthma.

What causes asthma symptoms to worsen (flare-ups)? 

Triggersare those things that cause asthma symptoms to get worse or asthma flare-ups. Each child has different triggers. A very important part of asthma management is identifying and then trying to avoid triggers. Asthma triggers include:

  • Allergens, such as pollen, dust, and pets

  • Upper respiratory infections, such as colds or the flu.

  • Inhaled irritants, such as secondhand smoke.

  • Certain weather conditions, such as cold air.

  • Exercise or physical activity.

  • Physical expressions of emotion, such as crying, laughing, or yelling.

Do children outgrow asthma?

How asthma will affect a child throughout his or her lifetime varies.

  • Many infants and toddlers may wheeze when sick with a viral illness, such as cold or flu. However, most of these children don't get asthma later in life.

  • Some children with persistent wheezing and asthma get better during the teenage years.

  • About half of the children who have asthma at a young age appear to "outgrow" it, although asthma symptoms may reappear later in life.

If my child has asthma, can he or she participate in sports and activities?

Photo of children playing soccer

Exercise, such as long-distance running, may trigger a flare-up in many children with asthma. However, with proper management, a child with asthma can fully participate in most sports. Aerobic exercise actually improves airway function by strengthening breathing muscles. Some tips for exercising with asthma include the following:

  • Teach your child to breathe through the nose and not the mouth to warm and humidify the air before it enters the airways.

  • During cold weather, have your child wear a scarf over his or her mouth and nose to warm inhaled air.

  • Give your child asthma medication before exercising, as recommended by your child's health care provider. If your child is not already on controller medication and he or she exercises daily, the provider may recommend daily controller medication.

  • Have your child carry his or her quick-relief inhaler medication.

Asthma and school

Some children with asthma may need to take their medications during school hours. It's important that you and your child work with his or her health care provider and school staff to meet the child's asthma treatment goals. For the best asthma care for your child at school, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology recommends the following:

  • Meet with teachers and other relevant school staff to inform them about your child's condition, special needs, and asthma management plan.

  • Educate school personnel on your child's asthma medications and how to assist during an asthma flare-up.

  • Ask school staff to treat your child as normal as possible when the asthma is under control.

  • Before starting a physical education class or a team sport, make sure the teacher or coach understands that exercise can trigger asthma symptoms.

  • Talk with teachers and school administrators about indoor air quality, allergens, and irritants in the school.

  • Ensure your child's emotional well-being by reassuring that asthma doesn't have to slow him or her down or make him or her different from other children.

Control of asthma through the years

Photo of young girl using asthma inhaler while mother watches

Be honest with your child about asthma. Remember, as your child grows, that independence is an important goal. Children with asthma don't want to be different, yet they need guidance and supervision.

  • Toddlers. This age group relies completely on the parents. These children understand little about asthma. The most important factor with this age group is to try to make medication time a fun one, while stressing the importance of taking the medications. Let the children assist in any way possible.

  • School-age. These children have an increased ability to understand asthma. They should be taught about their medications and how to avoid their triggers. They should begin to monitor their own symptoms.

  • Adolescents. Often, adolescents resist taking chronic medications, don't like restrictions, and don't want to be different. Involve adolescents in every aspect of asthma management. They should help with goal setting and help decide which medications work best. An asthma care "contract" can be used. It should allow for self-care while allowing overall parental supervision.

    Having asthma doesn't mean having less fun than other adolescents. It is important for your adolescent to tell his or her friends about his or her triggers.

Always consult your child's provider if you or your child has questions or concerns.

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I am allergic to damp room and also while going to jungle with fern. First I sneeze a lot then irritation of eyes and redding takes place. I hve used nasal spray n allegra tablets. Is there any permanent solution to this and is it safe to take allegra tablet regularly?

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist,
There is no permanent cure for allergies. You have to avoid the allergens. Allegra should be taken when allergic symptoms are there
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I am only 17 years old and I keep getting asthma attacks. How do I prevent this from happening?

Post Doctoral Research (Ph.D.) (A.M) (Oncology), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) - (Cine-Med Inc. USA)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi, I suggest, first and foremost you figure out the allergen that triggers your asthma. Dust, smoke, pollen, fungi, animal hair, insects, certain food items like wheat, egg, chocolates, flesh foods etc, cold/ hot air, stress, acidity et al are common allergens that might precipitate asthma and the triggers vary from person to person. So, once you identify the right trigger, try your level best to avoid the same. Secondly, make sure your diet/ nutrition, lifestyle including bowel habits et al are streamlined. Learn to relax and keep your stress levels low. Its advisable to eat in moderation and less than your full capacity than eating to your full. Try avoiding tea, coffee, spices, chillies, pickles, extremely hot & cold/ chilled foods. Do consume citrus fruits/ vegetables rich in vit c as they help strengthen your immunity. Warm saline gargling, at least once daily, shall help protect you from throat related afflictions that often trigger asthma in certain people. Mostly, fresh air, dry climate, regular exercise go a long way in helping avert precipitation of an attack. Daily consumption of ginger tea helps a lot too, unless you are allergic to it. Inhaling the scent of honey during an asthma attack helps breathe easier. Learning well & practicing yogasanas/ postures and breathing techniques/ pranayams help streamline/ regulate breathing patterns, and increase the airflow to the lungs, increases its air capacity, exercises the respiratory muscles etc, thereby improving the lung function overall. It also helps de-stress and relax thereby facilitating breathe easily, and properly. It is advisable to learn the techniques/ asanas from a trained person who can advise rightly in line with your medical conditions/ requirements. Hope this helps. You may connect with me in private to discuss and come up with a naturopathic treatment plan that suits you in particular and gives you a long lasting relief from your chronic ailment (s). All the very best.
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I am suffering from asthma. Wht should I do for recovering it. Is any solution to remove my asthmatic problems.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hi take shwas kuthar ras twice a day....pranacharya asthamin capsule 1-1 twice a day...and pranacharya shwas vikarasav 2-2 tsf twice a day...1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep....take hot water steam....take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 cap twice a day with warm water...
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Seasonal Influenza: Current Updates and Health Tips

MBBS, DNB - Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy & Sleep Disorders
Pulmonologist, Noida
Seasonal Influenza: Current Updates and Health Tips

Influenza is characterized by fever (temperature of 100°F [37.8°C] or greater) with cough and/or sore throat.

Influenza viruses spread from human to human via aerosols created by coughs or sneezes of infected individuals .The incubation period of influenza ranges from 18-72 hours. Viral shedding occurs at the onset of symptoms or just before the onset of illness (0-24 h). Shedding continues for 5-10 days. Young children may shed virus longer, placing others at risk for contracting infection with the virus. Shedding may persist for weeks to months in highly immunocompromised persons.

The presentation of influenza virus infection varies; however, it usually includes many of the symptoms shown here. Patients with influenza who have preexisting immunity or who have received vaccine may have milder symptoms. Abrupt onset of illness is common. Fever may vary widely among patients, with some having low fevers (in the 100°F range) and others developing fevers as high as 104°F (40°C). Sore throat can be severe and may last 3-5 days. In children diarrhea may be a feature.

Findings of standard laboratory studies, such as a complete blood cell count and electrolyte levels, are nonspecific but helpful in the workup of influenza. Leukopenia and relative lymphopenia are typical findings in influenza. Thrombocytopenia may be present.

Most frequently, hospitalization is necessary when influenza exacerbates underlying chronic diseases. Some patients, especially elderly individuals, may be too weak to care for themselves alone at home. On occasion, the direct pathologic effects of influenza may require hospitalization; most commonly, this is influenza pneumonia.

Patients with influenza generally benefit from bed rest, and most patients recover in 3 days; however, malaise may persist for weeks.[1] After the development of influenza, antiviral agents can reduce the duration and severity of illness. To be effective, the medications must be administered within 40 hours of symptom onset. Oseltamivir is taken orally (75 mg bid for 5 d).

The influenza vaccine is recommended by the World Health Organization and United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for high-risk groups, such as children, the elderly, health care workers, and people who have chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, or are immuno-compromised among others.

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I am 50 years old. I was having dust allergy and used homeopathy medicine for almost 25 years. Doctors screwed me up with experimentation and made me subject. This caused lot of health problems. I request for antidotes so that I can be healthy like before. Please help me out.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
You might be suffering from bronchial asthma. Go for a thorough physical chest examination, a pft test to check fev1/fev ratio and end expiratory volume.
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I have itching problem on my neck from last four years, I consult with doctors he said that I have allergy with dust and it's a fungal problem then he prescribed a cream and medicine, it's good for one month but again come back. What I should do now? Please give me a permanent suggestion.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have itching problem on my neck from last four years, I consult with doctors he said that I have allergy with dust ...
Persistant itching on your neck can be due to either allergy skin reactions or unhygienic condition of your neck skin due to improper hygiene and care of your neck area and in that case your neck will become dark and patchy. If yours is also such problem then consult me------------------------
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I'm suffering from asthma and its have been years. So any yoga for me which can cure my disease?

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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I was licked by a dog 2 days back then I had a cut on the same place from a metal object. Am I at the risk of rabies? I worried because I am having tingling sensation near the place of would P.S I have had 5 doses of post exposure of ARV in april.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I was licked by a dog 2 days back then I had a cut on the same place from a metal object. Am I at the risk of rabies?...
If only dog has only licked then chance of getting rabies is almost 0% for injury by metallic object, you need immediate medical attention 1. Wound care 2. Tetanus cover 3. Antibiotic cover along with analgesic and anti inflammatory medication are required consult near by physician.
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She have a suffocation problem and also allergic to dust and water. Taken many medicines but no improvement at all what to do now?

MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Avoid things which causes allergies, like dust, pollen etc keep a handkerchief with you always while traveling outside the home. Take montek lc 1 tablet at night time only for 5 to 7 days. It will help for sure, in case of severe suffocation use mdi asthalin 2 puffs only.
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Give me sir right homeopathy or ayurvedic medicine for asthma without side effect my PEFR 350 to 400.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Give me sir right homeopathy or ayurvedic medicine for asthma without side effect my PEFR 350 to 400.
Dear Lybrate User, Asthma is preceded by the production of histamines in the blood. Histamine is produced due to the entrance of foreign particles in the body. The triggering cause behind the onset of asthma varies in every patient. A detailed case taking along with some blood test results are required to diagnose the proper underlying cause behind asthma. Please conduct a laboratory test of your blood for TC, DC, ESR & IgE. Revert back with the results & consult me privately via Lybrate. In the mean-time you can take Homoeopathic Mother Tincture GRINDELIA ROBUSTA Q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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Dog has bite me. Can I take injection or not. Is it possible for me to do not take injections?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
If it is a stray dog bite and can not be kept under observation for 19 days you have to take 5 doses of rabipur vaccine after consulting doctor.
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I have allergies .due to the dust some kind of the food. They are the beef, cold food etc.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - General Medicine
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
You just food that gives you allergy. U can use haridrakandam for a month. Eat very light at night.
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I am 45 years female. Working as a teacher. Having prolonged cold with symptoms like running nose (early morning nasal discharge like feeling) cough, head ache above eye brew. Taking thyroid tablets. Physicians confirmed it as dust allergy. The cold subsidies use some anti-allergic tablets and come back often. Suffering for last 6 months continuously. Is there any remedy?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 45 years female. Working as a teacher. Having prolonged cold with symptoms like running nose (early morning nasa...
Now a days are of viral infection be careful. Cold,Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing -fever,bodyache,headache,occured in viral infection. What can you do for your cold or cough symptoms? besides drinking plenty of fluids and getting plenty of rest, you may want to take medicines. There are lots of different cold and cough medicines, and they do different things. Nasal decongestants - unclog a stuffy nose...i.e ................ nasal dop/spray.....nasivion Cough suppressants - quiet a cough...................................... syp. Brozedax Expectorants - loosen mucus so you can cough it up.............syp...zeet expectorant Antihistamines - stop runny noses and sneezing.....................tab/syp....levocetirizine Pain relievers - ease fever, headaches, and minor aches and pains.......tab..flucold plus . Here are some other things to keep in mind about cold and cough medicines. Read labels, because many cold and cough medicines contain the same active ingredients. Taking too much of certain pain relievers can lead to serious injury. Do not give cough medicines to children under four, and don't give aspirin to children. Not helpful uses of antibiotics medicines.you should be also go for tests cbc,
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Hello sir. please sir tell me. What should we do to increase our immunity, strength, stamina and power of body.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Take good nourishing diet,drink plenty of water,take green leafy vegetables, fruits,milk,egg,fish,chicken etc
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