Dry Cough

Know All About Acute Respiratory Infections!

ByDr. Anantharaman Ramakrishnan,Endocrinology Acute respiratory infection is a contagious infection that hinders normal breathing and spreads from one person to another. This infection is widespread with more than ten million cases per year in India itself. Some types of acute respiratory infections are preventable by vaccination while some need to…

Understanding The ABCs Of Bronchitis & How To Prevent It!

By Dr. Mool Chand Gupta, Pulmonology, Bronchitis can sometimes be difficult to diagnose, since the main symptom of the disease is a persistent cough. Such a cough may even bring up mucus, which can lead to it being misdiagnosed as flu or some other similar diseases. Bronchitis can last for a few…

Tuberculosis – Know Its Symptoms and Causes!!

By Dr. Mool Chand Gupta , Pulmonology Tuberculosis, often referred to as TB, is an infectious disease which is caused by a particular bacterium known as Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. This disease usually affects the lungs but in severe conditions, can affect other parts of the body as well. Tuberculosis can be of two…

What to Do When a Cough Becomes Bronchitis!!

By Dr. Rajesh Swarnakar, Pulmonology What is a Persistent Cough? A chronic persistent cough is defined as a cough that prolongs beyond three weeks. Risk factors include smoking and atopy (hyper-allergic syndrome). Certain chemicals and irritants can enter your nasal pathway and trigger an inflammatory mechanism in the airways. The coughing reflex…

GERD – Causes and Symptoms of it!

By Dr Sudeepta Kumar , Gastroenterology What is GERD? Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD is a chronic disease of the digestive system that affects the junction between the stomach and the esophagus. It occurs as a result of stomach acid or stomach contents flowing back into your esophagus (food pipe).…

GERD – Know Its Causes and Symptoms!!

By Dr.Vijay Rai, Gastroenterology What is GERD? Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD is a chronic disease of the digestive system that affects the junction between the stomach and the esophagus. It occurs as a result of stomach acid or stomach contents flowing back into your esophagus (food pipe). Such a reflux…

A Persistent Cough? Symptoms and Treatment of Bronchitis

By Dr. Nikhil Modi, Pulmonology What is a Persistent Cough? A chronic persistent cough is defined as a cough that prolongs beyond three weeks. Risk factors include smoking and atopy (hyper-allergic syndrome). Certain chemicals and irritants can enter your nasal pathway and trigger an inflammatory mechanism in the airways. The coughing reflex…

All About Dry Cough

By Dr. Parvez A. Shaikh, General Physician Coughing is a way through which your body removes mucus and foreign substances from your upper airway passage and lungs. Dry cough is a tickly cough and can be caused due to allergies or viral infections. Dry cough doesn’t produce any mucus. It occurs due…