In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about the influenza or flu and how to diagnose it. Cough and cold with fever is known as influenza or flu. Cold and cough without fever is an allergic condition. Sore throat with fever and no cold and cough is bacterial sore throat which needs antibiotic management. The simple way to remember flu is no fever no flu.
Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about the classification of asthma without any investigative tools in this video. He will explain that we can diagnose the severity of asthma patient on phone by asking him to speak. If the patient can speak the whole sentence, then it’s a mild asthma. If the patient breaks his sentence into two or three, then it’s a moderate asthma. And if the patient breaks a sentence in every word, then it’s a severe asthma.
The video will talk about the formula of two to classify the severity of asthma by Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications. If any asthmatic gets an more than two attacks of asthma at night in a month or more than two attacks of asthma during day time in a week or he finishes more than two canisters of asthma inhalers in a year then he needs persistent asthmatic treatment and inhaled corticosteroids.
Dr. Aggarwal will also talk on how to decide whether canisters will last long. If two puffs twice a day are used then the canister will last for 30 days. Such patients who use two puffs twice a day have chronic persistent asthma and will require continued treatment of asthma with a maintenance therapy of corticosteroids.