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Breathlessness,dry cough and tightness in the chest - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i am having trouble breathing and having violent coughing. I do ot have much money nor do I have medical insurance. can it be bronchitis
Doctor :   Since when are you having this problem?
User :   the symptoms are more prominant at night and in the morning.
User :   its been about 2 weeks
Doctor :   Is there fever or cold?
User :   i just decided to quit smoking and I am 21
User :   no
Doctor :   Since how long have you been having this?
User :   2 weesk
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is it dry cough?
User :   its a dry cough
User :   tihgt chest
User :   *tight
Doctor :   I suggest that you avoid cold weather and take a cough syrup with Chlorpheniramine maleate or Ephedrine and take it for 2-3 weeks.
User :   im taking dayquil and nightquil
Doctor :   If it still does not regress you should get an evaluation.
Doctor :   You may need an Xray an dBlood tests
Doctor :   Blood tests
User :   whats brands have ephedrine and Chlorpeniramine
Doctor :   You should also avoid completely smoking, cold weather.
User :   what OTC medicines
Doctor :   These are OTC medicines
User :   what otc medicines should i take that are the most effective
Doctor :   I suggest that you consult the pharmacist there as I am not aware of the brand names in your country.
User :   we have them all
Doctor :   You can tell him the generic name
Doctor :   Try Coldact Plus syrup
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
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