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Dr. Sunil Mehra

Pulmonology
middle village, NY
45 years experience male

Locations

Office

middle village

Address

84-04,penelope ave, middle village
Directions

Fax

7188941264

About

Bio

Board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine and geriatrics. Clinical Professor of medicine, Newyork Medical College,Director MICU and Pulmonary Medicine.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pulmonology

Critical Care

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

173 Answers
13 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Residual fibrous rea: A scar is residual fibrousarea in lung after resolution of infection, inflammation or therapy reaction.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
No use: Montelukast is a leukotrine inhibitor which is used in asthma and allergic rhinitis etc.To the best of my knowledge, there is no role as fungal tmt.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Xiphisternum: Most likely lower end of sternum feels like a lump, and is called xiphisternum.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
High fever: High fever, running nose , sore throat and severe bodyaches are major symptoms.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Not really: these drugs should not cause these symptoms.These are likely because of reflux or hyperacidity
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Get xrays at least: Aspiration in lungs will present like pneumonia with cough fever Shortness of breath and an infilterate on chest xray,If you have aspirated any partic... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Air trapping: this could be normal with a good inspiratory chestxray or sec to asthma or emphysema
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Pharyngitis: It could be infection in pharynx or tonsillitis if you r running fever etc you need to have throat checked to rule out strep throat.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Likely yes: I dont think any interaction between fish and xarelto and should be safe.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Honest answre: Just say pt with acute exacerbation of br asthma.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
No you can have nor: Chr. sinusitis causes headache,cheek pain, nasal stuffiness or blochage with mucous of any color
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
May need surgery: If you are getting recurrent sinusitis infections,Get Ct scan and then depending on findings you may need surgery or different antibiotics
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Increased risk of DVT and pulmonary embolism During first 30 days there is high risk of these complications especially if D Dimers are high more th... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Yes: Yes if heart rate is slow, person might not have any symptoms like palpitation, chest pain or shortness of breath.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Not really: Best medicine remains Coumadin (warfarin) or Heparin or lowmolecule weight heparins like Lovenox etc.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Yes, you can: Yes if you are on adequate anticoagulant therapy.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Yes, it can: Yes, it can esp if flight is long and if pt isprone to get blood clots eg obese, on contraceptives etc.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Mold can make copd w: Mold can exacerbate COPD quite often.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Not sure: You must be referring to thyroid gland which is normally in neck and have parathyroid glands under that, sometimes a pt can have retrosternal thyroid ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Wheeze or cough: It is just like eia ie exercise induced asthma.Most of the time pt will have cough shortness of breath or wheeze 5 to 15 min after finishing sport / ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Sadly yes: One can not predict, some pts do have family history of brain aneurisms, so one should be vigilant and should get mri/mra done of brain.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Find a cause: Try to find whether you have any infection, asthma ., post nasal drip or reflux. Then try to treat accordingly, any cough suppressant will help a litt... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Allergies: Most likely you are having allrgic rhinitis or viral inf.With tosilitis , pt is likely to have fever severe throat pain or difficulty swallowing.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Need rx: You have likely post viral bronchitis , depending on physical exam you may need antibiotic and steroids, .
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Nonsteroidal med: Nosteroidal anti inflammatory drugs like Motrin Aleve (naproxen) etc are better though Codeine containing drugs can be used for pain relief.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Control diet: It is very common to gain weight after quitting smoking .Person can gain upto 18 lbs. Try to exercise more and control diet, best thing still is that ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Not sure: Depends on the cause of cough, in young pts, itacute bronchitis is self limiting, persistent cough after a week needs work up and treatment.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Possible: Can be life threateningtension pneumothorax is life threatening emergency if not treated fast and.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Post nasal drip or h: early morning nausea is likely sec to post nasal drip or acid secretions,Feeling cold if persistent check TSH level to r/o hypothyroid
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
It should close: Punctured lung causes pneumothorax which usually resolves with chest tube in a few days in majority of cases.In small subset, if lung puncture is big,... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Could be: Depending upon morphology of tumor it could be.R/t has been used for the treatment also curable with chemotherapy.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Carbon monoxide: co affinity for Hemoglobin more than hemoglobin
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Get checked for infe: You could have throat inf like acute tonsillitis or pharyngitis or retropharyngeal abscess, you will need antibiotics.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Depends on duration: If it is acute radiation pneumonitis, steroids can help, chronic changes are hard to get rid off.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Not really: No nicotine shows up in urine analysis.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Preferably no: Brovana (arformoterol) is a long acting agent-laba while albuterol is saba ie short acting b2 agi=onist taking them one after other will cause more si... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Same like pulm tb: You must take 4 drugs for 6 weeks then depending upon c/s report likely 2 drugs for 4and half months.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Yes: Yes, any serious pneumonia or inf, can lead on to scars.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Depends on etiology: It depends on site eg meningitis, lymphnodes, intestinal tb, renal or bone tb.Common symptoms are fever night sweats, anorexia and wt, loss.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
yes it can: You should take precaution as it can affect coagulation and cause bleeding if ingested in large quantity.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Depends on reason: Chest congestion could be sec toallergic asthma, bronchitisorcongestive heart failure coz of age, so good history physical exam chestxrat and if need ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Needs to be checked: Depending on symptoms, you need a thorough physical exam.You might need to rule out pleurisy, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, rib fracture or simply mu... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Depends: Depending upon cause, pt may need chest physiotherapy, bronchoscopy or chest tube.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Cough or SOB: Shortness of breath , cough or wheeze.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Mostly yes: Acute bronchitis is typically self limiting dissease and takes 5-7 days, in COPD pts, ac brochiti.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Check for carbon mon: Just to on safer side check carbon monoxide(odourless) level;other thing to look for is chronic sinusitis with post nasal drip.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Avoid causative: Most likely, it is allergic or infectitious, avoid known allegens, use inhaled steroid inhalersor anti allergic pills, may need antibiotic or steroid ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Not really: Mostly TB presents with fever night sweats anoxia wt loss, thick clear phlegm could be due to bronchitis, asthma or pneumonia.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Depends on etiology: If its allergic then Allegra is better, if pt has thick sec with bronchitis, Mucinex (guaifenesin) will help.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Depends.: Yes viral and other inf causes can spread the bugs.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mehra is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mehra is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 30, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you! Wasn't sure if something bad would happen if taken together
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I take a preventer inhaler every morning, a brown one (clenil)
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Government Medical College, Patiala, India
Graduated 1977MD

Awards

Teacher of the year 8 times
Top Pulmonologist , First Place, New York - Winter
2013
Top Pulmonologist , First Place, National - Summer
2013

Affiliations

director of pulmonary and icu
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