Allergic cough: Know why timely intervention is the need of the hour

Dr Arvind Kate, a Pulmonologist at Zen Multispeciality Hospital, Chembur, share his insights about an allergic cough. Here he shares his knowledge about symptoms, causes, and treatment about the allergic cough

Allergic cough: Know why timely intervention is the need of the hourContinuous coughing can be annoying and may rob your peace of mind. Moreover, if you are suffering from an allergic cough, then it is essential to consult an expert immediately and get it treated at the right time. A cough is a reflex action which clears the throat from mucus or foreign irritants. Do you […]

4 possible symptoms of asthma, here’s what you need to look out for  

In order to have your asthma diagnosed as soon as possible, it is important to know about the possible symptoms. Here are four of them to watch out for

4 possible symptoms of asthma, here’s what you need to look out for  Asthma, a chronic lung disease, affects many people around the world. Though there is no cure for the condition, one can manage symptoms to a significant degree with the help of medications and other recommendations. It is important to know about these potential signs so you can have your asthma diagnosed as soon as possible: […]

Air pollutants trigger allergic cough in urban Indian population, states report

Living in India and inhaling lungful of polluted air every day is like being a chronic smoker according to a recent report by India’s State-Level Disease Burden Initiative

Air pollutants trigger allergic cough in urban Indian population, states reportThis partly explains why many people in urban India have a persistent dry and hacking cough even if they don’t have asthma or have never smoked. Allergic cough is more common in the winter months when drop in temperature prevents air pollutants and allergens from dissipating, trapping them close to the ground in toxic concentrations […]

7 Tips to protect your lungs during the cold winter months

The winter months aren’t always full of cheer as the cold and dry conditions can make it difficult on your lungs. Sometimes the weather is frigid and cold and it can be hard to catch your breath. In nasty weather such as this, the cold weather and your respiratory system don’t mix well.

7 Tips to protect your lungs during the cold winter monthsAfter a scorching summer and a wearisome monsoon, winter has arrived. The nights are getting longer, and the New Year excitement is at peak, but for many people the winter season does not bode well. Cold weather can quickly flare up the symptoms and make you more susceptible to illness. It majorly impacts your respiratory […]

6 effective home remedies for instant relief from cough

In order to treat cough most effectively, you need to first find out if it’s dry cough or productive cough. However, before you reach out for pills, try these six effective home remedies for cough that might help you feel better

6 effective home remedies for instant relief from coughWho doesn’t love a slight nip in the air? (Sniff, sniff) Or a chilly breeze? (Cough, cough). We get it, definitely not someone who’s been suffering from a sudden flu attack. Even a little cough can bring your life to a standstill but know that the changing weather is not the only reason for your […]

With a change in weather, here are some important tips top avoid falling sick

While flu antiviral drugs can help in some cases, they are not meant to act as a substitute for the flu vaccine. Since flu season is right around the corner, it is important to start taking preventative measures. Here are five easy tips for avoiding the flu this year

With a change in weather, here are some important tips top avoid falling sickFlu vaccine The most significant preventative step you can take is to get a flu shot each year. Since the viruses keep evolving, the World Health Organization makes regular updates to their recommendations for vaccine compositions. Though influenza can affect people all year round, illnesses are particularly high during flu season. Keep your hands clean […]

Is honey a strong antidote to cough?

Study finds drinking tea or warm lemon water mixed with honey is a time-honoured way to soothe a sore throat. But honey alone may be an effective cough suppressant, too

Is honey a strong antidote to cough?Drinking tea or warm lemon water mixed with honey is a time-honoured way to soothe a sore throat. But honey alone may be an effective cough suppressant, too. In one study, children age 2 and older with upper respiratory tract infections were given up to 2 teaspoons (10 milliliters) of honey at bedtime. The honey […]

Woman breaks rib due to severe bout of whooping coughing

The 66-year-old, from Massachusetts, went to her doctor suffering pain in her right side when her cough wouldn't subside

Woman breaks rib due to severe bout of whooping coughingLaughing so hard your sides split is one thing, but one woman has actually coughed so hard she broke a rib. When the 66-year-old woman, from the US state of Massachusetts, who has not been named in the report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, first went to see her doctor, it was […]

How acid reflux leads to coughing

Heartburn that occurs more than twice a week can be gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which can cause ulcers and permanent damage if untreated. It also increases risk of oesophageal cancer

How acid reflux leads to coughingAcid reflux is a condition that occurs when acid from the stomach moves upward into the food pipe. The acid causes irritation of the tissue lining, which leads to heartburn – a burning sensation in the chest. The American College of Gastroenterology estimate that over 60 million Americans experience heartburn a minimum of once a […]

How to prevent choking: The safe and easy way

The Heimlich manoeuvre works by creating an artificial cough. By pushing on the diaphragm, the manoeuvre forces air out of the lungs and up through the throat, forcing a trapped object out

How to prevent choking: The safe and easy wayIn 1972, a doctor from Cincinnati read a story about choking. At the time, choking was the sixth leading cause of accidental death. These statistics inspired the doctor to devise a simple way to prevent these deaths from happening. The procedure became known as the Heimlich manoeuvre. The Heimlich manoeuvre works by creating an artificial […]