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Antibiotics to treat chronic bronchitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hello
Doctor :  
how can i help u?
User :   I need to talk for my wife
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
please proceed
User :   Let me give the history, She is 54 yrs , has fever and cold with throat pain and body ache
Doctor :  
ok
User :   Yesterday I was in chat and she was prescribed Dole 650 mg 3 times a day, Centrizine at bed time and multivit tab and disprin gargling.
Doctor :  
ok
User :   Today she has no fever( May be for paravetamal), body ache and sore throat has subsided
Doctor :  
ok
User :   How ever the cough is still there cough with sputun and chest congestion
Doctor :  
ok
User :   she has this bronchitis. It come often stays for week or so and goes on antibiotic medication
Doctor :  
ok
User :   This comes even without exposure to cold
Doctor :  
ok
User :   now what to do for this cough with chest congestion. Today even she had vomiting with excessive coughing.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
have u taken any chest xray?
User :   I need your help
Doctor :  
yes i will help u
User :   I remember I had taken x-ray sometimes back, nothing was detected
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   is she having ashtma?
User :   doctors everytime say chronic bronhitis. and it goes on antibiotic medication
User :   no ashtma
Doctor :  
is her symptoms getting worse in the night?
User :   yes usually it is more in night
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
have u done any other investigations?
User :   no
Doctor :  
from how many years she is having this problem
Doctor :  
?
User :   no doctor ever advised for any investigation
User :   since almost 20 years but the frequency is now is less in last 2 to 3 years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
if possible ask her to get pulmonary function test or spirometry
User :   this test can be done in Visakhapatanam
User :   what finding it will give
Doctor :  
yes
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and only thing which we can do is give her antibiotics
Doctor :  
as u are telling that her chest xray is normal ,nothing to worry .
User :   okay
User :   What I should give her for the present situation
Doctor :   what is the antibiotic normally she takes?
User :   I don't exactly remember
Doctor :  
the best drug is augmentin 625 mg 2 times a day for three days
Doctor :  
but i am telling only for information sake as we cannot prescribe antibiotics online
User :   Then what I should do
Doctor :  
u can start
User :   okay any other medication supporting this.
Doctor :  
i dint get u
User :   Any mediine to relieve coughing in night
Doctor :  
ask her to take tusq d tablets two times per day instead of citrazine
Doctor :  
but she will feel very drowsy
User :   Okay
Doctor :   but it will give good results
User :   Okay
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help u?
User :   no thanks
Doctor :  
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User :   Thank you
Doctor :  
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