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Acute bronchitis, smoking addiction - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi I was diagnosed with acute bronchitis about 3 weeks ago I have had 2 courses of antibiotics, which didnâ??t work, a couple of days ago I was also told I have pleurisy I have been put on a 5 day course of steroids, which I have now just had my third daily dose off, my glands have come up, I have started with a runny nose and the pain in my lung has got worse. Is this right? Since I was diagnosed with bronchitis I have cut down from 20 cigarettes a day to 2. Should I be in work with this? I work in retail.
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi I was diagnosed with acute bronchitis about 3 weeks ago I have had 2 courses of antibiotics, which didnâ??t work, a couple of days ago I was also told I have pleurisy I have been put on a 5 day course of steroids, which I have now just had my third daily dose off, my glands have come up, I have started with a runny nose and the pain in my lung has got worse. Is this right? Since I was diagnosed with bronchitis I have cut down from 20 cigarettes a day to 2. Should I be in work with this? I work in retail.
Doctor :   Yes, as I am chatting with some patients simultaneously. Please bear with us for a reply
User :   just wondering whether u can put my mind at rest cos im worring about it
Doctor :Please provide these details: Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weight.
User :   21 female uk retail assistant
User :   5ft 7
User :   11st
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   u need to quit smoking
Doctor :   as ur chest infection as well now
Doctor :   stop smoking

Doctor :   earlier u quit, better it will be for you
Doctor :   in long run
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