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Dr. Sanjay Powar

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Dr. Sanjay Powar is an experienced Geriatrician in Katraj, Pune. You can meet Dr. Sanjay Powar personally at Sparsh, Katraj in Katraj, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sanjay Powar on Lybrate.com.

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Swine Flu

MD PULMONARY
Pulmonologist, Mumbai
Swine Flu
Visit your doctor immediately if you have flu-like symptoms like fever, cold, cough and breathlessness.
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Which exercise is good for a patient who recovered from a minor paralysis stroke on right leg thumb finger. What precautions should be taken so it will not repeat.

Master of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Guwahati
Hi, By curing the spasticity in your foot, your toes will finally relax – permanently. And the only way to cure spasticity is to retrain your brain to control the spastic muscles. This can be achieved through repetitious rehab exercises. Eg toe taps exercise prescription, floor grips etc etc. For free rehab exercise guides  get a text, audio or video consultation. Regards.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Common Cold

It is benign self?limiting syndrome caused by several viruses.
It is one of the most frequent acute illnesses.
The term ?common cold? refers to a mild upper respiratory viral illness presenting with sneezing, nasal congestion, nasal discharge, low grade fever, headache and malaise.
Common cold is not the same as influenza or common sore throat, which can also involve the heart.
Common cold affects a preschool child 5?7 times in a year and adult 2?3 times in a year.
It can spread by hand contact, by direct contact with the infected person or by indirect contact with a contaminated environmental surface.
It can also spread by small particle droplets that become airborne from sneezing or coughing.
It can also be transmitted via large particle droplets that typically require close contact with infected person.
Most important is hand to hand transmission of the virus.
Infection can also spread through circulating air in commercial airline passenger cabins.
Saliva does not spread any cold.
The disease is most infectious on the 2nd and 3rd day of illness.
However, a person may be infectious for upto two weeks.
Normal cold may last for 8?10 days.
The diagnosis is based on clinical findings.
Common cold can exacerbate asthma in susceptible individuals.
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Homeopathy and Common Cold

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Homeopathy and Common Cold

Common cold, as the name suggests, is one of the most common diseases in the world. It is a communicable disease, mainly occurring during seasonal change, even though it is not chronic in nature. Homeopathy has the most effective medicines which treat common cold without the side effects offered by allopathic medicines, such as drowsiness. Read on to know which are those:

  1. Aconite: This homeopathic medicine is recommended when the most preliminary signs of common cold appear, such as getting thirsty frequently and being overly-anxious.
  2. Belladonna: Belladonna is for more severe signs of cold, such as high fever and persistence of a throbbing headache.
  3. Natrum mur: This medicine is effective for a runny nose, with initially clear snot thickening after a period of 24-48 hours.
  4. Nux vomica: Nux vomica is effective for constant sensation of chill, with warmth not felt even in the comfort of the bed. It is also effective for headaches, blocked nose, body-aches, and nausea as results of the cold.
  5. Gelsemium: Gelsemium is advisable for the known symptoms of common cold such as headache, fever, fatigue, drowsiness, shivers, etc.
  6. Eupatorium perf: This medicine is effective in case of recurring thirst, sore muscles and bones, and immense headache that get worse on any kind of movement.
  7. Arsenicum iod: If you are experiencing continuous sneezing with burning sensation and a nasal discharge, this is the medicine you should take.
  8. Ferrum Phos: This medicine is also given at the preliminary stage, when the onset is slow, with mild fever, which gets worse especially with the approach of night.
  9. Pulsatilla: When you have a nose with dense discharge and blocked ears, remember that these symptoms may worsen at night. This is the medicine best suited to your cold in such a situation.
  10. Influenzinum: It is a homeopathic remedy for flu. The medicine, which is diluted and potentized, strengthens the immune system to fight against flu viruses. It does not suppress the symptoms but makes your immune system strong to not allow foreign viruses affect your health.
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I had cough cold and light fever from thirty days using medicines but no cure give me suggestions hdjdsjsjsjdkjdjd idkdkdkdjodjdjksududj.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I had cough cold and light fever from thirty days using medicines but no cure give me suggestions hdjdsjsjsjdkjdjd id...
Follow health advises given below: measure your temperature and tell me reading 1. Avoid exertion 2. Take tablet paracetamol 500 mg after food(If No drug allergy) as and when required for fever more than 99 f (maximum 3 tablets with gap of 8 hr can be taken in a day) for 3 days 3. Lot of fluids to be taken 4. Take proper diet homemade food like moong dal dalia, chapati etc. 5. steam inhalation carefully by steam inhaler twice a day for 2-3 days Get your CBC test done and review with reports
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Hi i am Having severe cold and cough for 3 days, roamed entire day yesterday searching for winter clothes wearing different jackets, had less water, in the night swelling on left and right arm, few places on the face. In the night lips swelled, and most parts of the face. Need your advice.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi i am Having severe cold and cough for 3 days, roamed entire day yesterday searching for winter clothes wearing dif...
Dear Lybrateuser, - Do steam inhalation three times a day - drink sufficient warm fluids, water, tea, coffee, milk, soup - avoid all cold fluids, spicy, sour & junk foods - take tablet Sinarest, 1 tab three times a day after meals - take syrup chericof, 2 teaspoonful three times a day - avoid exposure to cold & dust - if not much improvement then consult a doctor as you may require a course of antibiotics.
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I feel very cold in winter season than normal person. Kindly suggest the right diet, food that I should eat during this season so that I will more comfort and easy with good warm.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I feel very cold in winter season than normal person. Kindly suggest the right diet, food that I should eat  during t...
There are several things you can do to prevent a cold—they are all easy and inexpensive and worth the effort. Wash your hands often-with soap and warm water.The germs stick to the soap and get washed down the drain. Always wash your hands after coughing or sneezing into your hands, blowing your nose, after touching someone who is sick, or when using public restrooms or telephones. Cover Your Mouth and Nose When You Sneeze or Cough- Clean your hands every time you cough or sneeze. Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose, or Mouth-Germs are often spread when a person touches a contaminated surface and then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. Stay Home When You’re Sick-Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, don’t smoke, manage stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food so you can fend off viruses. Take healthy balanced diet...like boiled eggs.daily in breakfast .. Avoid people who have a cold or cold symptoms. Routinely clean and disinfect common areas of your home. Treatment:There is a gradual 1-3 day onset of symptoms. It often starts out as a sore throat, then a fever and coughing. As the cold progresses, the nasal mucus may thicken which is the last stage before the cold dries up. A cold usually lasts for a week or two. But, taking good care of yourself at home can relieve symptoms and help prevent complications if you are otherwise healthy. Unless you develop complications, you shouldn’t need medical treatment. Complications include bacterial infections of the ears, throat, sinuses or lungs which must be treated with antibiotics. In general you should: • get plenty of rest so your body can use its energy to fight the cold • staying at home will keep you from spreading germs • drink plenty of liquids like herbal tea or hot broth/vegetable/tomato soups. Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine which can keep you from getting enough sleep Runny Nose and Sneezing- if you have post nasal drip, gargle to keep from getting a sore throat. Drink extra fluids. (avoid sugary and high calorie drinks) Use saline nasal sprays or nasal irrigation • Tablet Nasorest-P once/twice daily may reduce the amount of mucous. • Humidify the rooms you are in most or your whole house if possible. • Do steam inhalation once or twice daily Cough-Coughing is how your body gets rid of debris and mucus from the airways during a viral infection. Unless your cough is severe or is keeping you from resting at night, it is better not to treat it. A severe cough can be treated with a cough syp, but don’t try to completely stop the cough. There are two types of coughs. Productive and non-productive or dry cough. Non-productive, dry cough. A dry, hacking cough may develop near the end of a cold. Dry coughs that follow viral colds are often worse at night and can last up to several weeks. Take syrup Alex-D for a dry cough. Cough drops can sooth an irritated throat, but most don’t affect the cough. Productive cough. A productive cough is one that brings up mucus from the back of the throat or the lungs. Productive coughs should not be suppressed to the point they no longer bring up mucus. Use syrup Alex. Drink lots of water if you have a productive cough. Head and Body Aches- Take tablet dolo-650 mg for fever once or twice daily
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Symptoms and Treatment: Influenza

MD - General Medicine, DTM & H
Internal Medicine Specialist, Motihari
Symptoms and Treatment: Influenza

Influenza or seasonal flu is basically a viral infection. It is different from common flu that accounts for many conditions that occur due to changing weather. These conditions include cold, stomach problems and fever. Influenza or flu comes with a variety of symptoms and is primarily caused by a virus due to lack of precautions taken as far as food and outings go, during the changing seasons.

Let us find out more about the symptoms and treatment:

  • Symptoms: The main symptoms of this condition include fever, an aching body, dullness, fatigue, dry hacking coughs, a sore throat and even headaches. Appetite loss and drowsiness are also some symptoms of the condition.
  • Causes: Influenza is usually caused by either of the two influenza viruses, such as virus A or Virus B. The strains of these viruses are known to change every year.
  • Congestion: The main form of treatment revolves around treating the congestion that may have occurred in the nasal or the sinus tracts. The treatment for this is usually done with the help of nasal decongestants or sprays which can be used for a few days to get relief until the infection and congestion leaves the body. One must avoid the use of these decongestants for prolonged periods of time as they can make the condition reoccur again and again.
  • Allergies: Histamine is the chemical that the body produces automatically when an allergy hits. This is what causes influenza and hay fever as well. One can get treated with the help of anti-histamine drugs that will be prescribed for the doctor in case an allergic reaction or hay fever is detected. This drug can cause severe drowsiness, so it is best to take it at night and wake up fresh in the morning.
  • Blood Pressure and Other Complications: It is important to know what kind of medication you are allergic to, before you ingest anything or take a spray. If you are suffering from high blood pressure or any other cardiovascular complications, then you may want to steer clear of decongestants as these sprays can increase the blood pressure as well as the heart rate of the patient.
  • Cough: In order to cure a cough, one can take a cough medicine that will also have anti-histamines and analgesics, which will help in clearing the pollutants, dirt and allergens that have caused the cough.
  • Fever: In case you are experiencing fever and body ache, you can take aspirin or acetaminophen. However, this should be avoided by children.

With the treatment, one should take ample precautions while stepping out the home. Also, the patient should be careful about the dosage to avoid an overdose. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.

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He always gets running nose very frequently. What could be done to avoid. He keeps sneezing.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
He always gets running nose very frequently. What could be done to avoid. He keeps sneezing.
homoeopathic medicine ALLER AID ( BAKSON) Chew 1 tab twice daily POTHOS 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water 3 times daily report after 2 months Avoid Cold drinks,citrus fruits,nuts and fried food nd ketchup. Start doing ALOM VELOM PRANAYAM daily for 10-25 minutes early morning.
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Hello doctor, am having cough and cold for many days, my cough is severe at night time because of this am not able to sleep peacefully. What should I do for this.?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Hello doctor, am having cough and cold for many days, my cough is severe at night time because of this am not able to...
Any post nasal drip. For how many days. If more then 15 days, then xray chest, cbc esr and sputum afb to know cause.
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