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Suffering from Pet Allergy? You need not say goodbye to your friend

They say – Some angels choose fur instead of wings. These furry, little or not-so-little ones are our best friends and some of us cannot even think of leaving without them. In such a scenario, how would you feel if you have to say goodbye to your furry friend because of pet allergy? Miserable, right? …

Asthma and Fireworks

The festive season is coming and without fireworks it becomes dull. Just think there is no firework in Dussehra, Diwali. But enjoying fireworks also has a deadly price to be paid. Fireworks cause poisonous smokes and it is one one of the main triggers for asthma. The effects of these are mainly on elderly people …

Flu Vaccination

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get the flu every year. Hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands or tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every …

Peak Flow: The easiest and simplest tool to track and predict the behaviour of your asthma

A peak flow meter is a device that helps you know how well controlled your asthma is and how well your lungs are working at any given point in time. For people with asthma, it is a simple but important tool to help with daily asthma management. The readings from the meter will help you …

Implications of COUGH before and after Surgery: It’s Prevention and Treatment are key to judicious management

Patients with cough frequently present to clinicians working in both primary and secondary care. An acute cough, which often follows an upper respiratory tract infection, may be initially disruptive but is usually self‐limiting and rarely needs significant medical intervention. A chronic cough often points towards some underlying lung pathology but many a time it presents …

Environmental Pollution and its impact on Child Health

Here we’re most concerned about three types of air pollutant that cause environmental and health problems: Particulate matter (PMs). The most dangerous tiny particles of air pollution can penetrate deep into our lungs, and can even get into the bloodstream. Particulates worsen heart and lung disease. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2). A toxic gas that you might sometimes notice …