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Bronchiectasis with fibrous bands noted in left lower lobe n few subcentemetric lymph nodes noted n lower paratracheal and subcarinal level in ct scan report. Had covid last year. Should I be worried?

Dr.G.R. Agrawal 96% (34372ratings)
DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopathy Doctor, Patna
Hi, lybrate user, Infection might create such pathological condition needs opt certain natural norms to repair bronchiectasis : Go for meditation to reduce your stress to inhale plenty of oxygen to nourish your lungs. Go for a walk to regulate blood circulation. Tk, homoeopathic medicine, underlying : @ Blatta orientalis Q -10 drops, thrice with 2tsfl of lukewarm water. Avoid , junk food, alcohol, cold intake, smoke and dust. Tk, care.
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Hi doctor, I am 41 years old and suffering from bronchiectasis last 25 years and twice there was a hemoptysis - one at the age of 13 and last one in may, 2019 and in both the cases I had to hospitalised. I frequently got cold. When I was in a low humidity city for longer period for travel purpose then I feel better and also cough is naturally coming out once or twice daily but my hometown is in kolkata which is a highly humid weather and so I got cold frequently and also naturally my cough not coming out so I always feel back pain, chest pain some times, and sometimes shortness of breath. Which medicine can prevent frequent cold attack and which medicine can help to release my cough. Please advise.

Dr.Karuna Chawla 97% (117371ratings)
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
Hi doctor,
I am 41 years old and suffering from bronchiectasis last 25 years and twice there was a hemoptysis - one a...
1. Do saline gargles daily (preferably twice). 2. Whenever possible do steam inhalation also. 3. Cover your nose and mouth with hanky for at least 30 sec when you go in dusty areas also when you go in and out of ac. As our nose is the most sensitive part of our body, when there is temperature difference between two rooms or inside n outside, then if we not protect our nose, it gets affected. 4. Drink hot liquids --hot liquids relieve nasal congestion, prevent dehydration, and soothe the uncomfortably inflamed membranes that line your nose and throat. 5. Sleep with an extra pillow under your head-- elevating your head will help relieve congested nasal passages. If the angle is too awkward, try placing the pillows between the mattress and the box springs to create a more gradual slope. 6. Treat that stuffy nose with warm salt water-- salt-water rinsing helps break nasal congestion, while also removing virus particles and bacteria from your nose. 7. Blow your nose often (and the right way)-- it's important to blow your nose regularly when you have a cold rather than sniffling mucus back into your head. But when you blow hard, pressure can carry germ-carrying phlegm back into your ear passages, causing earache. The best way to blow your nose: press a finger over one nostril while you blow gently to clear the other. Homeopathic treatment has very encouraging results. Consult online for details.
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I am suffering from bronchiectasis and I had masturbate 4 times a hour. Is it dangers for health and effect on immune system? Does bronchiectasis convert to lung cancer from masturbation? One day I had masturbate 4 times a hour. Am I going for cancer?

Dr.Deepak 93% (12485ratings)
Homeopathy Doctor, Raebareli
You need seperate treatment for both issues over masturbation is a psychic factor leading to weakened immune and hence more prone to disease of any nature get back for proper treatment and guidance.
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Im having acute bronchitis, due to infection I have got cough and now from 2 days i'm getting wheezing. I'm using cepftas 200 n montek tablet. Can I get any remedy for cough.

Dr.C S Hiremath 90% (549ratings)
BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Dharwad
Dear lybrate-user ji, it may be due to allergic bronchitis. Which occurs due to inflammation of bronchial tube by allergen. It should find out the allergen and should treat accordingly. The conventional method of treatment just gives the temporary relief and suppresses the immunity, which leads some other dangerous conditions. Homeopathy treats allergic bronchitis in two phases. In the first phase, the acute episode of allergic bronchitis is treated. In the second phase, these medicines stop the recurrence of allergic bronchitis. Homeopathy has got complete cure for allergic rhinitis by constitutional treatment and holistic approach. It naturally cures by improving the immunity of your body and stops the recurrence naturally. I suggest you to take an appointment for consultation so that detail case can be discussed and rule out the cause and proceed further for treatment. You can consult me online privately. Thank you.
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Bronchits - All You Should Know!

Dr.Prashant K Vaidya 90% (18372ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Hyderabad
Bronchits - All You Should Know!

What is Bronchits?

A cold or the flu runs its course in a couple weeks, if you’re lucky. After that, you’re back to normal. But sometimes you may get bronchitis, too.

That’s when your bronchial tubes, which carry air to your lungs, get infected and swollen. You end up with a nagging cough and a lot more mucus.


-Acute bronchitis: This is the more common one. Symptoms last for a few weeks, but it doesn’t usually cause any problems past that.
-Chronic bronchitis: This one is more serious, in that it keeps coming back or doesn’t go away at all. It’s one of the conditions that makes up what's called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).


  • Most often, the same viruses that give you a cold or the flu also cause bronchitis. Sometimes, though, bacteria are to blame.
  • In both cases, as your body fights off the germs, your bronchial tubes swell and make more mucus. That means you have smaller openings for air to flow, which can make it harder to breathe.
  • If any of these things describe your situation, you have a bigger chance of getting bronchitis:
  • You have a weaker immune system. This is sometimes the case for older adults and people with ongoing diseases, as well as for babies and young children. Even a cold can make it more likely since your body’s already busy fighting off those germs.
  • You smoke or live with a smoker.
  • You work around substances that bother your lungs, such as chemical fumes or dust. (Examples: coal mining, working around farm animals).
  • You live in or travel to a place with poor air quality or lots of pollution.


-Cough and production of mucous or sputum are the two most common symptoms of bronchitis.
-Due to excess production of mucous within the bronchial tubes, the cough reflex is induced in a bid to get rid of the mucous. The mucous is usually whitish in colour.
-Often patients feel shortness of breath. This shortness of breath is aggravated on any physical activity like walking, running or climbing stairs.
-There may be wheezing in the chest while breathing. A sensation of tightness or heaviness in the chest may be felt.
-Exercising or running or climbing stairs is often difficult as the compromised lungs are unable to meet the increased requirements of oxygen.


Your doctor usually can tell whether you have bronchitis based on a physical exam and your symptoms.She’ll ask questions about your cough, such as how long you’ve had it and what kind of mucus comes up with it. She’ll also listen to your lungs to see whether anything sounds wrong, like wheezing.

That’s usually it, but in some cases, your doctor may:

-Check the oxygen levels in your blood. This is done with a sensor that goes on your toe or finger.
-Do a lung function test. You’ll breathe into a device called a spirometer to test for emphysema (a type of COPD in which air sacs in your lungs thin out and are destroyed) and asthma.
-Give you a chest X-ray. This is to check for pneumonia or another illness that could cause your cough
-Order blood tests.
-Test your mucus to rule out diseases caused by bacteria. One of these is whooping cough, which is also called pertussis. It causes violent coughing that makes it hard to breathe. If your doctor suspects this or suspects the flu she'll also take a nasal swab.

Role of Homeopathy In Bronchits:

When it comes to treating bronchitis, Homeopathy is very effective. In fact it is the most promising system of medicine for the treatment of bronchitis. Here one must mention that the preventable or avoidable causes of bronchitis should be and must be removed. It is very important that one should stop smoking if the patient is suffering from bronchitis. Any sort of pollution should also be avoided. In homeopathy, I have seen pretty severe cases of bronchitis getting cured.

Diet and Non Diet Food:

Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. You can also eat meats low in fat, chicken, fish, and low-fat or nonfat dairy.

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Acute Bronchitis - What Causes It?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD -General Medicine, Fellowship in Diabetes Management
Internal Medicine Specialist, Pune
Acute Bronchitis - What Causes It?

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.

Treating the Problem:

One of the best ways to combat health issues such as problems of bronchitis may be to lead a lifestyle as healthy as possible and to make sure that bad habits such as cigarette smoking are kept at bay. Apart from lifestyle habits, if a person falls prey to acute bronchitis, it may be important to undergo treatment so that long term effects to the lungs may be avoided.

Choosing the right treatment is of essence when you need to get the best results. One of the most effective treatments in maintaining a healthy bronchial tube is to opt for homeopathic treatment. The most viable trait of the treatment is that it does not lead to affecting the other body systems in a negative manner and the results are achieved by ensuring that it remains easy on the body. The natural ingredients and components of the medicines in homeopathy do not leave the patient weak and fighting for strength. This is one of the main reasons why people today prefer homeopathy over other conventional medicines.  

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Chronic Cough - Causes And Management!

Dr.Shahnawaz Ahmad 91% (146ratings)
MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Srinagar
Chronic Cough - Causes And Management!

Coughing is a common problem of the respiratory tract and often indicates a deeper problem. It can be very irritating and can affect eating habits and socialization. A cough which persists for more than 4 weeks is believed to be chronic in nature. Tuberculosis (TB) is the most common cause of chronic cough in India. TB is an airborne bacterial infection caused by the organism - 'Mycobacterium tuberculosis', that primarily affects the lungs, although other organs and tissues may be involved. Cardinal features are: 

  1. Chronic cough with or without sputum.
  2. Fever more in the night time. 
  3. Poor appetite. 
  4. Unintentional weight loss

Read on to know about other common causes of chronic cough and how to manage them.

  1. Allergies: People with allergies usually have a chronic cough, which gets aggravated when exposed to the allergens such as pollen or environmental dust. Staying away from allergen provides relief. Antihistamines are also useful, which most people detected with allergies keep in handy. Inhalers might be required, if there is associated congestion or shortness of breath.
  2. Asthma: This is a very common chronic condition, caused by inflammation and swelling of the lungs, in addition to wheezing and shortness of breath. Asthma patients often suffer from a chronic cough. An asthma attack usually happens during the night or early morning, and is triggered by colds, cigarette smoke, air pollutants or allergens, which can even include certain foods. Most asthmatics usually carry their steroids, inhalers, and bronchodilators, as the onset of attack can be unpredictable.
  3. Bronchitis: This condition of inflammation of the bronchial region is very common among smokers and among the elderly. There is excessive mucus accumulation, which the body tries to clear via coughing. The lungs are weakened and therefore, the coughing is painful.
  4. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): This is a problem of the digestive system, but regurgitation of food into the airway induces cough. GERD is a chronic issue and so most people also end up with a chronic cough. It is worse with sitting up than with sitting down. Treatment includes H2 blockers to suppress acid production and dietary changes including small, frequent meals and avoiding spicy food items.
  5. Upper airway cough syndrome: There could be multiple problems in the upper airway, which leads to a constant postnasal drip. Here, there is constant dripping of the sputum into the air passage, which can lead to a chronic cough whenever there is impaired air flow. This can be caused by various forms of chronic sinusitis and rhinitis. People diagnosed with this condition usually resort to antihistamines and decongestants for relief.
  6. Other causes: There are a number of other causes as noted below. Smoking, tuberculosis, congestive heart failure, pertussis or whooping cough, foreign body in the airway, cancer in the airway passage, chronic aspiration of foods, etc. can all lead to chronic cough.

The key is to identify the reason that is causing the chronic cough. Most people who are diagnosed are educated to handle it and carry the required medications including steroids, bronchodilators, and inhalers.

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Hi, I am having shortness of breath from a week, due to which if I walk a few steps I have bad trouble of taking the breath I am breathing with my a position where I can’t take shower as well with warm water. Earlier I’m diagnosed with paracardiac bronchiectasis. I am so scared my position worsen it’s like life-threatening. Suggest me some thing.

Dr.Vinayak S Hiremath 91% (52ratings)
MD - Internal Medicine, MMSc - Diabetology, Fellowship In Critical Care
General Physician, Ernakulam
Hi, I am having shortness of breath from a week, due to which if I walk a few steps I have bad trouble of taking the ...
You have severe bronchitis you need proper nebulisation antihistamines n some supportive care may be short course of steroids even you can do pulmonary exercises by using spirometry at home frequently it will help need further details to give you medicines.
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I have cough since last 1 month, not a really severe one but a consistent one, I just want to get rid of it. Can you suggest what can be done?

Dr.Anurag Seth 89% (232ratings)
Internal Medicine Specialist, Allahabad
Chronic Cough lasting more than a month not associated with any other physical complaint is most likely an allergic Cough. Most common allergens are dust, cold air, dry air, animal fur, bird droppings, moulds etc. If u have Weight loss, Fever , Blood in Cough, Sweating is suggestive of Infection....most likely TB. Act wisely.
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