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Chronic cough with yellow sputum - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help u?
User :   hello
Doctor :   hello

User :   I am having kind of cough , not always , it do come once in a month or some thing
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
whats ur age/sex?
User :   last for almost an hour , too much of itching in the throat , and cough
User :   29/M
User :   its been for a long time now ..
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
when did it start?
User :   some times it come once in a month or once in 2 months like that
Doctor :  
is it dry/productive?
User :   I dont remember exactly , but more than a year
User :   I didnt understand last question
Doctor :   u get sputum when u cough?

User :   yes , I do get , kind of yellowish color and its very less
Doctor :   ok
User :   once that get over cough also stops ,
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i feel slight difficulty in taking breath when this cough come
Doctor :  
hmm have u done any investigations
Doctor :  
?
User :   not yet
Doctor :  
some times it will be allerggic bronchitis superadded by infection
Doctor :   any other symptoms?
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like fever?
User :   ok , but there is no such timing this come , I went US for 3 months and I noticed this came only once or some time
Doctor :  
ok
User :   never , no fever , once this come and when it get over I am alright
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and I noticed this do come late night always , I never noticed this came in morning time
Doctor :  
it must be mostly allergic bronchitis
Doctor :  
as u are not complaining of fever
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what medication are u taking?
User :   u meant what kind of treatment ??
Doctor :  
yes
User :   Alopathy , that too very less
Doctor :  
i want to know the name of the drugs u are taking?
User :   I am not using any kind of regular drugs
User :   when get fever I do have crosin or paracetamol
Doctor :  
do u get fever when u are coughing?
User :   not that time , I am saying in other situation
Doctor :  
for cough what are u taking?
User :   when I get cough , I just apply vicks and have some hot water , nothing else
Doctor :   oh ok
Doctor :  
it reduces on itself
User :   yes , very much
Doctor :  
how many days it will stay?
User :   i will cough very hard for some time and it go , it stays maximum for an hour
Doctor :  
ok
User :   when we started our talk I got the same cough , it got reduced now
Doctor :   according to me it is just allergy
User :   ok
Doctor :   are u an asthmatic?
User :   any further diagnostics I need to do , My wife is very worried as while coughing she seems I am finding too much of difficulty in breath and all
User :   I do have difficulty in breathing that time , I can some what same Asthma patients breath
User :   not Asthmatic
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
u get one xray just to rule out any infection of the lung
User :   if there is infection it last for atleast couple of days right
Doctor :   yes
User :   today i got this problem , i can say it may come or not after 15 to 20 days
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i am feeling too much of relaxation now , cough got almost stopped
Doctor :  
some times it will trun out to be chronic
Doctor :  
good
User :   same way it happens always
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
do u have wheezing also?
User :   at this time slight wheezing come
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
asthma /allergic bronchitis it may be either of them
User :   Asthma will be there from very young age right , will come at this age
Doctor :  
no no
Doctor :  
nothing like that
Doctor :   it can come at any age

Doctor :  
but most common is it starts at the young age
User :   ok , other thing I noticed is sputum is of very yellowish colour and i feel very difficulty to spit that
User :   it wont come to mouth , keeps disturbing internally like that
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
any weight loss?
User :   not at all , same weight for last 10 years
User :   slight gain
User :   I will be back with in 2 min ,
Doctor :   ok

User :   thanks for waiting
User :   itching is too much in the throat , outside the throat
Doctor :   ok
User :   I feel to itch very hard out side the throat
Doctor :  
all u symptoms indicate it is allergic except yellow clolur sputum
Doctor :  
ok
User :   ok
User :   yellow colour sputum will be there when ever this cough comes
Doctor :   yellow coloiur sputum will be there every time u cough?
Doctor :  
ok
User :   yes , always there
User :   that too it comes very little
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   are u habituated to smoking?
User :   hmmm not a real smoker , but I do smoke
Doctor :  
how many per day?
User :   max 2 or 3 , while taking drinks I do smoke more once in a month like that
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
my diagnosis is still towards allergic bronchitis only
User :   its totaly over now , only last for max one hour
User :   ok , any further tests I need to do to get it confirm
Doctor :  
ok
User :   I noticed the same when I went to US , for 3 months I was fine , once it just came like that
Doctor :   first chest xray PA VIEW
Doctor :  
and also montoux test
User :   ok
Doctor :   normal blood tests like TC,DC,ESR,HB % AS ROUTINE
User :   ok
Doctor :  
once the reprt is out u get back to us
User :   sure I will do that ,
Doctor :  
Can you please share your mobile number and e-mail id so that we may update our records. This information will be useful to us in case we need to send you additional information through mail or sms.
Doctor :   ur mobile no. is showing null on the chat window
User :   YYYY@YYYY 0000
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   do I need any prescription to get these tests done
User :   whom should I contact once I get the result
Doctor :   where are u staying now?
User :   bangalore
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
then not required
Doctor :  
u just go and ask for theses tests in any diagnostic lab
User :   ok
Doctor :  
u can directly login
Doctor :  
my name is DR XXXXXXXX
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and u can ask for me,even if i amnot available ur chat histrory will be saved .so that once they go through they will get to know ur problem?
User :   ok thats great
Doctor :   thanks
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Did you follow what I said? Please get back to me in case of doubts.

Doctor :   are u there?
Doctor :  
are u there?
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