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Old 7th March 2011, 02:04   #721
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Dear Doctors,
My dad is having one peculiar problem and need your advice.
He has been suffering from cough for almost 1 year. He gets cough before he takes any food or drinks, and before he goes to bed. The cough lasts for hardly a minute, but it's very annoying. We had consultant some chest specialist and he had give two inhalers to use, and after using it for almost 1 month, we see that cough had been worsen.
Request your advices and we are from Bangalore. any recommendations to a good doctor would also help us.
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Dear Doctors,
My dad is having one peculiar problem and need your advice.
He has been suffering from cough for almost 1 year. He gets cough before he takes any food or drinks, and before he goes to bed. The cough lasts for hardly a minute, but it's very annoying. We had consultant some chest specialist and he had give two inhalers to use, and after using it for almost 1 month, we see that cough had been worsen.
Request your advices and we are from Bangalore. any recommendations to a good doctor would also help us.
Though not my field (i'm a dentist), i suggest you take an opinion of a cardiologist (could be anginal).
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@knp, I am not a doctor nor do I have any medical background. But I have a friend whose dad had a similar problem. It was identified as Acid Reflux.

He would get a nasty cough as soon as he ate any thing. Food and any drinks like coffee etc would trigger a nasty cough. Sometimes talking on the telephone would also trigger this.

If I remember correctly, a couple of diet changes helped him a lot.
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@bblost, thanks a lot for your inputs and they really helps me a lot. Now, atleast, we can look into certain areas and try to address.
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My teeth are very sensitive, anything cold/hot causes an acute pain. I have consulted innumerous dentists, who have suggested pills/pastes but to no avail. I had been using Thermoseal RA for a year but no relief, I have started using Colgate sensitive since november 2010 but even that does not seem to help too much. Thinking of shifting to Sensodyne now.

Can anyone help in this regard?
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My teeth are very sensitive, anything cold/hot causes an acute pain. I have consulted innumerous dentists, who have suggested pills/pastes but to no avail. I had been using Thermoseal RA for a year but no relief, I have started using Colgate sensitive since november 2010 but even that does not seem to help too much. Thinking of shifting to Sensodyne now.

Can anyone help in this regard?
Visit a dentist first. Your teeth may have wear facets which may be due to aggressive brushing with a medium/hard toothbrush. These facets have exposed dentine which leads to sensitivity. A simple filling can solve this problem.

Sensodyne is a good paste and so is Colgate Sensitive.

These take atleast a month of regular use with a sensitive brush to start showing results.

Please post back what your dentist says.
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Thanks for your reply.

I had an RCT done on my upper left tooth and even then the dentist, after a thorough look at my teeth, only suggested Thermoseal. The dentist had said the general condition if my teeth were ok, only for the sensitivity I need to use Thermoseal continuously.

this sensitivity problem had stsrted in 2006 when i had chipped my, now RCT done, tooth over a chicken bone. From then on i have made innumerous visits to dentists.

The first time, RCT was done in July 2008, then I went on ship and started experiencing pain only 3 months later though not severe. When the pain became unbearable, i visited a doc in Vizag who suggested an X-ray. Since I didnt have much time, i decided to delay the visit. Anyway i was relieved in June09 and then visited my first dentist again. He raised his hands and asked me to consult somebody else.

The next one I visited took an X-ray and concluded the RCT was done done properly. He opined that the filling material was of lesser dia. Then started the lengthy process of re-doing the treatment. It took about 4 months because of some prior committments. The RCT done tooth is fine now, no pain but the sensitivity on other teeth remain.

Is there any connection between the RCT and sensitivity of my other teeth?
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Get a second opinion. A properly root canal treated tooth will not exhibit any sensitivity.
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Are there any Ayurvedic doctors on this Forum? I am very curious about Panchakarma. It seems like an ideal way to keep your body in a good condition and prevent diseases. I've never tried Ayurveda. Any inputs on this process?

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Dear Doctors,
My dad is having one peculiar problem and need your advice.
He has been suffering from cough for almost 1 year. He gets cough before he takes any food or drinks, and before he goes to bed. The cough lasts for hardly a minute, but it's very annoying. We had consultant some chest specialist and he had give two inhalers to use, and after using it for almost 1 month, we see that cough had been worsen.
Request your advices and we are from Bangalore. any recommendations to a good doctor would also help us.
Does he have chest pain as well, along with the cough? Does he have shortness of breath? Does he get this cough at nighttime while sleeping? I know you said he gets it before bed, but he might also have it while sleeping. I dont think this is a pulmonary thing. It could either be a. Acid Reflux or b. Cardiac related. If they inhalers arent helping, then i doubt its pulmonary.
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@CallAtenza, he is not having any chest pain. In the nights, he gets cough when he gets up for urine and it lasts only for 1 or 2 minutes. He never complained chest pain or heart burn, and he's very active. Also, he never showed the symptoms of shortness in breath. He does regular walking of around an hour a day and he's diabetic for last 18 years and sugar levels are in control.
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@Docs and other medical people

Can you explain to me in brief the class of drugs called 'steroids' ?

My parents have always believed that steroids are a class of drugs that have a very large number of side effects and should be used only in life-threatening conditions (partially due to the fact that an aunt of mine got Pemphigus, and from what I know, overdosage of Methylprednisolone lead to very serious complications later on, and partially due to the fact that some doctor told them that Betamethasone is a steroid and has many side-effects).

Now my father has been diagnosed with Sciatica, and the doctor told him that he'll have to be administered a course of five injections, and he told me to look up the topic on the net, and he found 'steroid injections' as a remedy, and now he feels that the injections will have adverse effects on him later on and is shying away from proper treatment and is going for stuff like alternative medicines etc.

I feel that his fears are baseless and steroids are just a class of drugs with a particular chemical structure, which is all what I could understand of googling.

Can you provide me some info that could help allay his fears ? Thanks.
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Can you explain to me in brief the class of drugs called 'steroids' ?

Can you provide me some info that could help allay his fears ? Thanks.
Try visiting this link it may be able to give you a much clearer picture;

Steroid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hope it helps.
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Try visiting this link it may be able to give you a much clearer picture;
Already did that. I was looking for some specific info, as mentioned in my post, and Wikipedia didn't have that. Thanks anyway.
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Dear Docs,
I am in my late 30s and I am worried that I am overeating. There has been a increase in weight (may be 3-4 KG) and waist size since last year or so. Initially it was more of self-pity when one meal is delayed that I used to overeat at the next opportunity. But nowadays, eating has become like a 'timepass'. Whenever I have nothing to do, I tend to search for something to eat. After lunch or dinner there is a strong craving for something sweet.
Any suggestions on how to stop the craving for food in general and sweets in particular?

Thanks in advance
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