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nothing in this blog will ever ever substitute a sincere consultation and a meaningful advice of a doctor.

மருந்து தருவது மருத்துவன் கடமை. ஆரோக்கியம் பெறுவது ஆண்டவன் அருள்.

Friday, November 19, 2010

A new medical website designed by medical Community at Chennai.

A new website is there now for  public, both inland and foreign, medical community as well as patients who would want precise information about the facilities available at various hospitals etc, at Chennai. Chennai, as one knows well, is the heartland of medicine, and also one which attracts patients from all over the world particularly in view of cost-benefit.

One may click at the title of this posting to learn more, by logging on to the site.

The site can offer more by creating an awareness amongst the vulnerable sections of the society, about symptoms of diseases, common health conditions, remedies available therefor and to where to look for them. It could also serve as a powerful tool in the hands of doctors in searching for recently approved generic and brand drugs, as well as drugs that are banned especially in European countries and in USA, but well sold in Asian and African markets. 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My allergic cough !!!

It all started with a nasal spray for protecting one against SWINE FLU.   I was one among the 300 and odd who received the nasal spray.
A couple of days thereafter, I had sore throat, and a little cough but the doctor said that for a few this spray would cause this minor side effect and it will go away on its own.
Unluckily for me, the sore throat stuck  that the doc prescribed Cetrizine 5 mg for 5 days. A cough pestering possibly pursuaded the doc to suggest an antibiotic Ciprofloxacin 250 mg (though he could find nothing infectious in my lungs) for three days.
Cough was adamant and said I would not go. i went to the doc again. But to my cardiologist who was well aware of my medical history.  He examined and said: No infection anywhere. No antibiotics: but take xysol ; a combination of levocetrizine and montelukast sodium twice daily for three days:
This montelukast sodium was the dreaded drug for me for the last two years, not that it did anything to me but I could remember that this drug brought back the OCD problem back of which she thought she was fully cured. So I decided not to take this particular drug, but have levoctetrizine alone.
It did not work. I went to a respiratory specialist.  He said the same thing: Lungs are clear. Anyway have a course of antibiotics: Again ciproflaxacin 500 for 3 days twice daily, and then we shall see.
Cough severe frustrating continued.

Then Chest X ray and blood report was called for.

X ray of chest showed nothing. But blood report suggested an elevated esonophils. 10 per cent.
doc puts me in diethylcarbamazine, that is hetrazon tablets .
Cough continues.
Doc puts me in steroids. hydrocortisone,
omnacortil 5 mg, 2+1 for 2 days, 1+1 for 3 days, then one daily for three days.
I have almost finished but cough still continues.
tired of antibiotics, i also take ayurvedha powder, thalisadhi in the meantime. With honey of course.
Now and then koflet soothens my throat , but then the cough starts.
It is now more than 40 days. Cough is pestering and rattling.
I do not where I am to go.
To the doctor or to an astrologer !!
மருந்தீஸ்வரா  ! ஒரு மருந்து சொல்லடா !!