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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can help you?
User :   I need some help
User :   I have a feeling of some thing stuck in my throat
Doctor :   Ok
User :   like some phlegm or somthing..
User :   Are you there ?
Doctor :   Yes,
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms?
User :   I get this almost every year since last two years during september
Doctor :   Ok
User :   esp if i get a fever or something
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it is followed by this
Doctor :   Do you have any problem while swallowing?
Doctor :   Do you have sore throat?
User :   No I do not have any such problems
Doctor :   Do you have nasal congestion?
User :   No
Doctor :   Do you have history of bronchial asthma in the past?
User :   No
User :   I do not smoke
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   Neither
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor in the past for these symptoms?
User :   Yes, I did...
User :   in 2008, I was given some oral steriods
User :   omnocortil
Doctor :   Ok
User :   last year, I was on salmetrol spray
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i haven't visited this year
Doctor :   Were you been told the cause for the symptoms?
User :   yeah, pollution
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you now.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   There are various cause for feeling of something struck in the throat.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It can be due to local problems of the pharynx such as a diverticulum, disformity in the mucosa of the upper gut and so on.
Doctor :   these are however rare in occurrence.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   apart from these are allergic cause, infective cause and so on.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Occasionally there are few medical problems such as anaemia which can also causes similar symptoms.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   With this bit of information, I shall proceed further.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Since your symptoms are seasonal, its probably an infection or allergic causes that is causing the symptoms in you.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Any infection, specifically viral which can affect the upper respiratory tract can cause throat congestion leading to the same feeling.
Doctor :   similarly are allergens such as pollens, dust and so on.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   You need not worry about these as usually they are self limiting in nature and will subside on its own.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   However, if the symptoms persist, or if you develop other symptoms such as high grade fever, sorethroat, breathing difficulties, you would need medical attention.
Doctor :   Hence watch out for these symptoms.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   In case you notice them, consult your doctor immediately.
User :   but I am having this almost a month now ...
User :   and its very irritating..
User :   also, when i speak for long, i get cough ..
User :   dry cough
Doctor :   If the symptoms are persisting as you have antiallergic measures such as oral antihistaminics, or local steroid can be useful.
Doctor :   You can use throat lozenges/cough syrups which contain antihistaminics alternativele.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Syrups such as benadryl have antihistaminics in them, you may use them.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   If the cough is severe, opioid syrups are better.
User :   opioid syrups
User :   ?
Doctor :   I mean cough suppressants, such as corex may be needed, but have to be used only after consulting your doctor.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Apart from this, other measures which are useful are
Doctor :   1. Saline water gargling
Doctor :   2. deep breathing exercises,
User :   Ok
Doctor :   3. Physical exercises, yoga and so on.
Doctor :   4. Good nutritious diet containing plenty of vegetables and fruits.
Doctor :   5. Finally as psychological factors play a major role in such symptoms, its necessary that you regulate and manage your stress properly.
Doctor :   Anxiety and stress can aggravate these symptoms, hence if your symptoms are recurring frequently, consider measures that can help in managing anxiety and stress.
User :   Ok
User :   Thanks, let me try these
Doctor :   And lastly, if the symptoms are severe, I would also suggest you to consult an ENT surgeon for physical examination to look for any structural problems that can be responsible.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   No, I will try your suggestions
User :   I do not have any other queries
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   Thanks a lot
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   Bye
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