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5 Homeopathic Remedies To Treat Deep Chest Cough!

BHMS
Homeopath, Ernakulam
5 Homeopathic Remedies To Treat Deep Chest Cough!

Come winter or even a slight change of season, and it is easy to catch a cold. With cold, it is quite normal and natural to develop a deep chest cough. However, it is to be noted that chest cough develops due to different reasons. Some are due to chest infections, while others are dry cough. Thus, for these different variations of cough, different homeopathic treatments are administered. Here is a list of some of the common types of treatments for curing deep chest cough-

  1. Pulsatilla: Pulsatilla is administered to those who have a sore throat, constant irritation in the eyes and fever. When fever is accompanied with cough and cold, it is important to treat all three symptoms, lest it might usher in a more serious disease. Homeopathy is often described as a holistic form of treatment. Through the medicines, the personality of the patient can be determined. For instance, Pulsatilla is administered on those who are soft, gentle, mild and timid and who have a fear of being abandoned and thus cling on to people.

  2. Nux Vomica: Those experiencing high levels of stress and falling prey to cough and cold with a sore throat and sharp pain while swallowing should try a dose of Nux Vomica. This is used to cure cough and cold, which block the nose, especially at night, making it troublesome for the individual to breathe. This might also cause blockage in the ear and sharp pains while trying to swallow food.

  3. Phosphorus: At times, one experiences an extreme bout of cough that is triggered through dry throat and coarse fever. This violent cough can be nerve wrecking at times and a relaxing remedy is preferred by the patient as soon as possible to soothe the irritation.

  4. Bryonia: This is the best medicine to treat dry cough that can be a symptom of a slowly approaching influenza. Such coughs occurs when an individual takes a high intake of cold drinks or due to sudden weather changes. The cough is followed by fever and dryness of the throat. It might also itch to a certain extent.

  5. Natrum Mur: It is the best treatment for a dry cough, which often causes a tingling sensation in the throat. This sensation creates irritation and often leads to sleepless nights for the patient. There is also presence of whitish mucus in such types of cough.

These are some of the most common types of homeopathic treatments for treating deep chest cough. Each cough is different in nature and origin, and hence should be treated differently as per the individual symptoms.  

Throat Pain - Causes & Ways To Heal It!

Dr. Sushil Gaur 87% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Ghaziabad
Throat Pain - Causes & Ways To Heal It!

Viruses are the most common cause of pain in the throat or sore throat, and it is often accompanied by cold symptoms like running nose, red watery eyes, cough and sneezing. Smoking, irritants in the air and pollution are the main causes of sore throat. It becomes very difficult to swallow food in such a condition when an individual experiences pain, itchiness or irritation in their throat.

Causes

- Leukemia in exceptional cases
- Measles
- Sinusitis
- Diphtheria
- Mumps
- Bacterial as well as Viral Infection as in Common Cold
- Influenza
- Smoking

Symptoms of Sore Throat

- Nasal passages get blocked
- Inability to gulp down food
- Severe pain in the throat which is followed by coughing
- Lymph glands get swollen
- Fever is followed by Chills

When to Visit the Doctor?

It is very important to visit your doctor if the pain in the throat lasts for longer time, and it is accompanied by symptoms like join pain, difficulty in breathing and fever. The primary symptom of sore throat is pain in the throat and other symptoms like hoarseness and white patches on the tonsils also occur under this condition. People of all age groups can get affected with this condition, but it affects mostly children and smokers. People with weak immune system and suffering from allergies are also prone to pain in the throat.

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Tonsillitis - Causes & Symptoms Of It!

Dr. Lokesh Bhama 92% (3283 ratings)
Master of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma In ENT, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Thane
Tonsillitis - Causes & Symptoms Of It!

Tonsillitis is a disorder of the tonsils present on the back of your throat. The tonsils acts as a defensive mechanism in the body as they prevent the body from infections. This is a contagious condition and can occur at any age. It is widely prevalent among school going kids.

Tonsillitis may be classified into two types:

  1. Chronic tonsillitis: This type of tonsillitis tends to last for an extended duration with symptoms of bad breath and tenderness in the lymph nodes.
  2. Recurrent tonsillitis: This is a form of acute tonsillitis which repeats itself over a year.

Causes: Tonsils prevent various virus and bacteria from entering the body through the mouth by producing antibodies. The tonsils, however, may become vulnerable to these infections. A virus that causes common cold or the bacteria that causes strep throat may result in tonsillitis. The most common cause of this disorder is the strep bacteria. School going children are especially vulnerable to this disorder because they are most prone to various infections.

The various viruses that may cause tonsillitis are:

  1. Enterovirus
  2. Herpes simplex virus
  3. Epstein-Barr virus
  4. Influenza virus
  5. Adenovirus
  6. Parainfluenza virus

Common symptoms: 
The various symptoms of tonsillitis are

  1. Swallowing difficulties
  2. sore throat
  3. The sore throat may result in bad breath
  4. You may experience fever and chills
  5. Pain in the head, ear and stomach
  6. You may experience stiffness in the neck and the jaw
  7. Swollen tonsils with possible redness
  8. Changes in voice
  9. Symptoms of cold

Treatment: The treatment for tonsillitis is usually antibiotics and in some cases, tonsillectomy. The antibiotics help in getting rid of the bacterial infectionSurgeryis only done in cases where tonsillitis is chronic in nature. It is important that you drink fluids and restrict smoking to prevent tonsillitis.

गले के रोग - Gale Ke Rog!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 91% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
गले के रोग - Gale Ke Rog!

कई बार खांसी जुकाम की वजह से या कुछ गलत खान पान से हमारे गले में भयंकर समस्या आ जाती हैं, और समस्या इतनी भयंकर हो जाती हैं के हम कुछ खा भी नहीं सकते. आज हम आपको बताएँगे ऐसी ही गले की भयंकर समस्याएं और किसी भी प्रकार के इन्फेक्शन जैसे टॉन्सिल नया या पुराना, गला बैठना, गले में खराश, गले में कुछ भी निगलने पर होने वाले दर्द का परिचय और निजात पाने के उपाय.

क्या है गले का रोग?
गले के रोग एक प्रकार का श्वसन संबंधी इंफेक्शन है जो ऊपरी वायु मार्ग (श्वसन तंत्र के) के वायरल इंफेक्शन द्वारा होता है. इंफेक्शन के चलते गले के भीतर सूजन हो जाती है. सूजन के कारण सामान्य श्वसन में बाधा उत्पन्न होती है; "भौंकने वाली"खांसी, स्ट्रिडोर (तेज़ घरघराहट की ध्वनि), तथा स्वर बैठना/गला बैठना गले के रोग के मुख्य लक्षण हैं. गले के रोग के लक्षण हल्के, मध्यम या गंभीर हो सकते हैं तथा रात के समय ये बदतर हो जाते हैं. मौखिक स्टीरॉयड की एक खुराक स्थिति का उपचार कर सकती है. कभी-कभार, एपाइनफ्राइन अधिक गंभीर मामलों के लिये उपयोग की जाती है. अस्पताल में भर्ती होने की आवश्यकता बेहद कम पड़ती है.

गले के रोग का कारण-
जब गले के रोग से संबंधित गंभीर लक्षणों की पहचान हो जाती हैं तो गले के रोग का निदान संकेत तथा लक्षणों के आधार पर होता है. ज्यादातर मामलों में, ब्लड टेस्ट, एक्स-रे और कल्चर आदि की आवश्यकता नहीं पड़ती है. गले के रोग एक सामान्य समस्या है जो लगभग 15 प्रतिशत बच्चों में दिखती है. यह आमतौर पर 6 माह से 5-6 वर्ष की उम्र के बच्चों में होते हैं. गले का रोग किशोरों या वयस्कों में कम ही देखा जाता है.
गले के रोग वायरस इंफेक्शन के कारण उत्पन्न होता है. इस रोग को गंभीर लैरिंगोट्रेकाइटिस, स्पैस्मोडिक क्रुप, लैरेन्जियल डिफ्थीरिया, बैक्टीरियल ट्रैन्काइटिस, लैरियेंगोट्राकियोब्रॉन्काइटिस और लैरियेंगोट्रैकोब्रॉन्कोन्यूमोनाइटिस के नाम से भी जानते हैं. इसके पहली दो स्थितियां वायरस से संबंधित है और लक्षण भी मामूली होते हैं. वहीं इसके आखिरी चार स्थितियां बैक्टीरिया से संबंधित हैं जो अधिक गंभीर होती है.

वायरल रोग-
75 प्रतिशत मामलों में पैराइन्फ्लूएंज़ा वायरस, टाइप 1 और 2 गले के रोग के लिये जिम्मेदार है. कभी-कभार अन्य वायरस के कारण भी गले के रोग हो सकता हैं जिनमें खसरा, एडेनोवायरस, इन्फ्लूएंज़ा ए तथा बी और रेस्पिरेटरी सिन्काइटल वायरस (RSV) शामिल हैं. जकड़न वाला गले के रोग और गंभीर लैरिंगोट्रेकाइटिस एक सामान वायरस से होता है, लेकिन इसमें इंफेक्शन के आम लक्षण (जैसे बुखार, गले में खराश तथा बढ़ी हुई श्वेत रक्त कणिकाओं की संख्या) नहीं होते हैं. उपचार तथा उपचार की प्रतिक्रिया समान हैं.

बैक्टीरियल (बैक्टीरिया-जनित)-
बैक्टीरिया-जनित गले के रोग को विभिन्न रूपों में बांटा गया है: लैरेन्जियल डिफ्थीरिया, बैक्टीरियल ट्रैन्काइटिस, लैरियेंगोट्राकियोब्रॉन्काइटिस और लैरियेंगोट्रैकोब्रॉन्कोन्यूमोनाइटिस. लैरेन्जियल डिफ्थीरिया का कारक कोराइनेबैक्टीरियम डिप्थीरिया है जबकि बैक्टीरियल ट्रैन्काइटिस, लैरियेंगोट्राकियोब्रॉन्काइटिस और लैरियेंगोट्रैकोब्रॉन्कोन्यूमोनाइटिस का कारण एक आरंभिक वायरस है जिसमें बाद में बैक्टीरिया इंफेक्शन हो जाता है. इसके सबसे सामन्य बैक्टीरिया स्टैफाइलोकॉकस ऑरेनियस, स्ट्रैप्टोकॉकस न्यूमोनिया, हेमोफाइलस इन्फ्लूएंज़ा और मोराक्सेला कैटरहैरिस हैं.

गले के रोगों से बचने के उपाय-

  • एक गिलास देशी गाय के दूध में एक चौथाई चम्मच हल्दी और एक चम्मच देशी गाय का घी मिलाकर उबालें और रात्रि में सोने से पहले चाय की तरह पिये और सो जाये चाहे तो मिश्री मिला सकते हैं परंतु चीनी कभी नहीं.
  • और यदि हाल ही में किसी को टॉन्सिल हुआ है तो उसके लिए केवल इतना ही करे कि रात्रि में देशी गाय के एक गिलास दूध में एक चौथाई चम्मच हल्दी पाउडर को मिलाकर उबालें और रात्रि में सोने से पहले चाय की तरह पिये.
  • यदि टॉन्सिल पुराना है तो उसके लिए एक चौथाई चम्मच हल्दी पाउडर को मुह के अंदर जहां तक मुंह खुल सकता है वहीं चम्मच की सहायता से छोड दें और इसे धीरे-धीरे लार के साथ अंदर जाने दें और एक घंटे तक पानी न पिये, अर्थात कुछ भी न खाये पिए. इसे हफ्ते में तीन या चार दिन ये कर सकते हैं दिन में दो बार कीजिये.
     

Rakesh Roshan Has Early Stage Throat Cancer - How Can You Stay Safe?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Faridabad
Rakesh Roshan Has Early Stage Throat Cancer - How Can You Stay Safe?

In a shocking post on Instagram, Hrithik Roshan revealed how his father, the veteran actor Rakesh Roshan, has been diagnosed with early-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the throat or in simple terms throat cancer.  

For someone who dedicatedly takes care of his health, this news came in as a startling reminder of the possibility that such a condition can happen to anyone anytime.

What is Early Stage Throat Cancer?

Throat cancer refers to cancerous tumours that typically affect the voice box, vocal cord, tonsils and oropharynx. Early stage throat cancer ranges from stage I to stage III. The good thing is that it is curable only if diagnosed early. Treatment generally involves surgery, radiation therapy or a combination of both.

Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common form of throat cancer where the disease develops on the cells lining the wall of the throat.

What are the Major Risks Leading to Throat Cancer?

Certain factors heighten the possible occurrence of throat cancer like:

What are the Possible Signs of Throat Cancer?

Symptoms of early-stage throat cancer often tend to merge with signs of common infection. However, if any of the following symptoms continue to persist, one should seek urgent medical assistance.

  1. Dysphagia
  2. A sore throat
  3. Sudden weight loss
  4. The abrupt change in voice
  5. A continuous cough including the presence of blood
  6. The constant need to clear throat
  7. Wheezing
  8. Ear pain

Treatment Options

Following the identification of the disease, the stage of the cancer is determined, which helps in deciding treatment options.

  • Radiation - Radiation involves emission of high-energy beams from X-rays or protons that directly eliminate cancer cells. For the initial stages, this is an extremely effective way of treatment.
  • Surgery - Surgery is referred to when the cancer cells are limited to the vocal cords. Here endoscopy is used to scrape off the infected portion. In situations where the voice box is infected, doctors try to save as much area of the voice box that they can. This helps in retaining the patient’s ability to speak and breathe normally. For extensive tumours, it becomes necessary to surgically remove the entire voice box and speech has to be restored using speech therapy.
  • Chemotherapy - Chemotherapy works by injecting drugs into the bloodstream. It is prescribed together with radiation to treat cancer cells. It, however, leaves room for long-term side effects and the consequences must be discussed thoroughly with the physician.

Prevention Measures

There are no substantial ways to prevent throat cancer. However, you can minimize its possibility by incorporating certain healthy practices -

  1. Quit smoking and use of tobacco
  2. Limiting alcohol intake
  3. Following a balanced and healthy diet
  4. Protecting oneself from HPV
  5. Regularly going for preventive health checkups

As the saying goes ‘prevention is better than cure,’ it is necessary to follow a healthy lifestyle. With proper treatment during initial stages, there are positive chances of winning over the disease.

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Main Reasons Of Throat Pain And How Can It Be Healed?

Dr. Sachin Gupta 90% (10 ratings)
MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Jammu
Main Reasons Of Throat Pain And How Can It Be Healed?

Viruses are the most common cause of pain in the throat or sore throat, and it is often accompanied by cold symptoms like running nose, red watery eyes, cough and sneezing. Smoking, irritants in the air and pollution are the main causes of sore throat. It becomes very difficult to swallow food in such a condition when an individual experiences pain, itchiness or irritation in their throat.

Causes

The main causes of occurrence of sore throat include:

- Leukemia in exceptional cases
- Measles
- Sinusitis
- Diphtheria
- Mumps
- Bacterial as well as Viral Infection as in Common Cold
- Influenza
- Smoking

Symptoms of sore throat 

- Nasal passages get blocked 
- Inability to gulp down food
- Severe pain in the throat which is followed by coughing
- Lymph glands get swollen
- Fever is followed by Chills

When to visit a Doctor ?

It is very important to visit your Doctor if the pain in the throat lasts for longer time, and it is accompanied by symptoms like join pain, difficulty in breathing and fever. The primary symptom of sore throat is pain in the throat and other symptoms like hoarseness and white patches on the tonsils also occur under this condition. People of all age groups can get affected with this condition, but it affects mostly children and smokers. People with weak immune system and suffering from allergies are also prone to pain in the throat.

Throat Pain - How To Treat It?

Dr. Amol Patil 89% (52 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB - ENT
ENT Specialist, Mumbai
Throat Pain -  How To Treat It?

Viruses are the most common cause of pain in the throat or sore throat, and it is often accompanied by cold symptoms like running nose, red watery eyes, cough and sneezing. Smoking, irritants in the air and pollution are the main causes of sore throat. It becomes very difficult to swallow food in such a condition when an individual experiences pain, itchiness or irritation in their throat.

Causes

The main causes of occurrence of sore throat include:

-Leukemia in exceptional cases
-Measles
-Sinusitis
-Diphtheria
-Mumps
-Bacterial as well as Viral Infection as in Common Cold
-Influenza
-Smoking

Symptoms of Sore Throat

The Nasal passages get blocked

-Inability to gulp down food
-Severe pain in the throat which is followed by coughing
-Lymph glands get swollen
-Fever is followed by Chills

When to Visit the Doctor

It is very important to visit your Doctor if the pain in the throat lasts for longer time, and it is accompanied by symptoms like join pain, difficulty in breathing and fever. The primary symptom of sore throat is pain in the throat and other symptoms like hoarseness and white patches on the tonsils also occur under this condition. People of all age groups can get affected with this condition, but it affects mostly children and smokers. People with weak immune system and suffering from allergies are also prone to pain in the throat.

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6 Causes Of Tonsillitis!

Dr. Mukesh More 87% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - ENT, DNB - ENT
ENT Specialist, Nashik
6 Causes Of Tonsillitis!

Tonsillitis is a disorder of the tonsils present on the back of your throat. The tonsils acts as a defensive mechanism in the body as they prevent the body from infections. This is a contagious condition and can occur at any age. It is widely prevalent among school going kids.

Tonsillitis may be classified into two types:

  1. Chronic tonsillitis: This type of tonsillitis tends to last for an extended duration with symptoms of bad breath and tenderness in the lymph nodes.
  2. Recurrent tonsillitis: This is a form of acute tonsillitis which repeats itself over a year.

Causes: Tonsils prevent various virus and bacteria from entering the body through the mouth by producing antibodies. The tonsils, however, may become vulnerable to these infections. A virus that causes common cold or the bacteria that causes strep throat may result in tonsillitis. The most common cause of this disorder is the strep bacteria. School going children are especially vulnerable to this disorder because they are most prone to various infections.

The various viruses that may cause tonsillitis are:

  1. Enterovirus
  2. Herpes simplex virus
  3. Epstein-Barr virus
  4. Influenza virus
  5. Adenovirus
  6. Parainfluenza virus

Common symptoms: 
The various symptoms of tonsillitis are

  1. Swallowing difficulties
  2. sore throat
  3. The sore throat may result in bad breath
  4. You may experience fever and chills
  5. Pain in the head, ear and stomach
  6. You may experience stiffness in the neck and the jaw
  7. Swollen tonsils with possible redness
  8. Changes in voice
  9. Symptoms of cold

Treatment: The treatment for tonsillitis is usually antibiotics and in some cases, tonsillectomy. The antibiotics help in getting rid of the bacterial infectionSurgery is only done in cases where tonsillitis is chronic in nature. It is important that you drink fluids and restrict smoking to prevent tonsillitis.

Prevention is better than cure, exposure to any infective source should be avoided may be thru eatbles ar drinks. If at all surgery is the solution, coblation tonsillectomy is the choice and most effective way of dealing the surgery.

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All About Tonsillits!

Dr. Swarup Kumar Ghosh 88% (82 ratings)
MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
All About Tonsillits!

Tonsillitis:- infectious and inflammatory condition of tonsils is termed as tonsillitis.
Causative organisms:- staphylococcus, streptococcus, pneumococcus and e-coli.

Types of Tonsillitis:- 
1. Acute tonsillitis- inflammation of tonsils by the infection caused by causative organism.
2. Chronic tonsillitis- recurrent attacks of acute tonsillitis can cause chronic tonsillitis. 

Aetiology:-
▪often affects children, adults are less affected.
▪chronic infection in sinusitis or teeth may be the predisposing factors of chronic tonsillitis.

Signs and Symptoms:-
▪sore throat.
▪difficulty in swallowing.
▪fever-38 to 40°c, with chills and rigor. 
▪headache.
▪body ache.
▪malaise.
▪constipation.
▪tonsils may show varying degree of enlargement.
▪often the breadth is foetid, and tongue is coasted.
▪tonsils are red and swollen with yellowish spots of purulent material presenting at the opening of crypts. 
▪the jugulodigastric lymph nodes are enlarged and tender.
▪flushing of anterior pillars compared to the rest of phrangeal mucosa is an important sign.

Treatment:-
General treatment:-

  • bed rest and encouraged the patient to take plenty of fluids.
  • attention to general health, diet.
  • treatment of co-exist infection of teeth, nose and sinusitis.
  • tonsillectomy if needed. 


Homoeopathic treatment:-

  • Baryta carb- every cold settles in throat, smarting in throat when swallowing. Throat is sore to touch. Tonsils enlarge and prone to suppurates, especially on right side. Bell- tonsillitis, worse on right side. Great dryness in throat with redness and burning. Feels constricted during swallowing. 
  • Calc. Fluor- follicular sore throat, plugs of mucous are continually forming in the crypts of the tonsils. Pain and burning in the throat better by warm drinks and worse by cold drinks.
  • Hepar sulph- passive and constricted sensation in the throat. Stiches in the throat which extend to ear. Smarting soreness in throat, worse on swallowing. Sensation as if fish bone or splincter were sticking in the throat. 
  • Lechesis- soreness, dryness and constriction in throat. Dark purple appearance of membrane. Throat seems large lump has settled over there. Liquid is more painful than solid. Thrpat is sensitive to touch. 
  • Psorinum- in chronic tonsillitis. Cutting and tearing pain especially when swallowing. Aggravate from cold air cold food and drink. Ameliorate by warm application and covering. Offensive saliva and taugh mucus in throat.
  • Phytolacca- sensation of lump, dark, red, ash-coloured appearance of throat, great pain in root of tongue, pain shoots from throat into ears on swallowing. Pain is shifting in nature. Tonsils are ulcerated and swollen. Sore throat.
  • Few other homoeopathic remedies are- puls, bry, syphilinum, nat sulph. Etc.
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When To Visit A Doctor For Throat Pain?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Delhi
When To Visit A Doctor For Throat Pain?

Viruses are the most common cause of pain in the throat or sore throat, and it is often accompanied by cold symptoms like running nose, red watery eyes, cough and sneezing. Smoking, irritants in the air and pollution are the main causes of sore throat. It becomes very difficult to swallow food in such a condition when an individual experiences pain, itchiness or irritation in their throat.

The main causes of occurrence of sore throat include:

Symptoms of Sore Throat
The Nasal passages get blocked

  • Inability to gulp down food
  • Severe pain in the throat which is followed by coughing
  • Lymph glands get swollen
  • Fever is followed by Chills

When to Visit a Doctor?
It is very important to visit your Doctor if the pain in the throat lasts for longer time, and it is accompanied by symptoms like join pain, difficulty in breathing and fever. The primary symptom of sore throat is pain in the throat and other symptoms like hoarseness and white patches on the tonsils also occur under this condition. People of all age groups can get affected with this condition, but it affects mostly children and smokers. People with weak immune system and suffering from allergies are also prone to pain in the throat.

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