Respiratory Health

Respiratory health deals with the respiratory system, which comprises the lungs, the main organ responsible for respiration. Cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption are the most common causes of lung disorders. Chemicals in the air seem to be the second pollutant causing lung diseases. Reducing contact with irritants and triggering agents help to reduce respiratory disorders.

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Are the medicines prescribed for COVID-19 symptoms fine?

Query: Hi doctor,My sister is 28 years old with a weight of 67 kilograms and a height of five feet four inches. My sister is having some preliminary symptoms of COVID-19. My family doctor suggested home quarantine. She survives in a separate room. She has symptoms like sore throat, headache, high fever, bo...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to your statement, your sister is having some preliminary symptoms of COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). She is having a sore throat, headache, high fever, body ache, and cough with rashes. Your doctor's assu...  Read Full »

Can bronchoscopy help in lung collapse caused due to pneumonia?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle has been admitted to a hospital, after a week of high-grade fever along with a cough, which gradually increased. They took a chest x-ray and blood tests and confirmed that it is pneumonia, and my uncle was on O2. He was also suspected for swine flu, and we waited for the reports,...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen all the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) This history seems to be of acute viral pneumonitis, probably due to a new unknown strain or H1N1. Sometimes, cultures may be negative while he can still harbor it. The CT scan is sugg...  Read Full »

Severe Pain In My Xiphoid Process

Query: Hi doctor,I think it is weird, but my xiphoid process has come out. It is paining a lot. I am 18 years old. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have xiphodynia, and it means pain and tenderness in the xiphoid process. Following are the common causes regarding pain in the xiphoid process. Trauma or injury to the xiphoid area. Bone disease. Emphysema-like respiratory problem. Cardiac problems. L...  Read Full »

I have had blood in my sputum for a long time. How do I manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had blood in my sputum for a long time (less than one year). I also have problems during yawning, especially if I turn my neck, back of my throat hurts. I was referred to a pulmonologist (also because I had a positive skin test for TB), after which I did my CT scan. The CT scan ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Blood-tinged sputum can have multiple causes at different locations throughout the airway ranging from the opening of the mouth and nose up to the terminal structure in the lungs. The majority of cases are not so severe and easily manageable, but sometimes serious medic...  Read Full »

My child makes loud noise while sleeping. Is this serious?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter, age 16 months, makes a loud noise while breathing from the chest. She also has red-marked spots on her face and legs. Whenever she lies on her back, she cries and has difficulty sleeping. We have tried to nebulize her, but it is not easy due to her age. Are there any medic...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.comAccording to the limited information provided by you on the condition, it is not fair on my part to form a diagnosis and advice. I would appreciate the following details:1. Since how long has she been making noise while breathing?2. Does she suffer from fever, cough, col...  Read Full »

I have sudden pain below and above the shoulder blade. Is it due to asthma?

Query: Hi doctor,I have pain in my upper back below the shoulder blade for over three weeks and I am really worried. It seems to be a dull constant pain. It comes after eating and then disappears for a while. I thought it to be due to bad posture. But the pain seems to be specific in that area and the pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Muscular pain occurs due to poor posture. But you have mentioned that it is constant and so it can be due to respiratory tract infection. I suggest you take a chest X-ray to rule out the cause and then get treated accordingly. You can send me ...  Read Full »

I get sudden sneezing with bleeding from nose and no fever. Could this be Covid-19?

Query: Hello doctor, I was going on a regular day without fever or feeling anything bad with my body. Then I suddenly started sneezing every ten to fifteen seconds. My eyes became a bit watery. I went home and suddenly started to have a nosebleed. It happened once only this afternoon but now I feel a bit o...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Shah Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Is this the first time you have noticed that bleeding from your nose? Since you do not have other symptoms that can qualify to suspect for Covid-19, you do not have to worry for time being. However, you must follow the WHO (World Healt...  Read Full »

What is the alternate medicine for chest pain, cough and arm pain other than Aspirin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having chest pain, bad cough and feeling uneasy with pain in arms for a long. I do not have Aspirin at home. What can be an easily available alternative at this time?  Read Full »

Dr. Hariharan V

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is better to take care of this cough because coughing for a long time in highly polluted cities may cause pneumonia or tuberculosis. So I suggest the following medications: Tablet Hicet (Cetirizine) 0-0-1, Azee 500 (Azithromycin) 1-0-0, Combiflam 1-0-1, syrup Tu...  Read Full »

My mother is suffering from respiratory problem, and her Hb count is 9.6. What is the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 36 years old, and she is suffering from the respiratory problem from last two days, her hemoglobin count is 9.6, can you please tell what causes this problem?  Read Full »

Dr. M. A. Toyeb, Nazma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read through your question and would like to tell you that respiratory problems can be due to allergic or due to infection. Her Haemoglobin could be due to dietary deficiency. Give her iron-rich diet like dates, banana, and green leafy vegetables. If the respi...  Read Full »

CPAM type 3 lesion with ratio 0.6. Will it cause any problem to the baby?

Query: Hello doctor, CPAM type 3 lesions, but ratio is 0.6. Will it cause a serious problem after birth for my baby?  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concern. As there is no chromosomal abnormalities in your baby, there is most likely no problem in future but continuous monitoring is important in your case.  Read Full »

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