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Constant sputum through throat post intake of cool drinks - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi how
Doctor :   can I help you?
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi xxxx
User :   i am having cold in the chest
Doctor :   please do not move to another page while chat is on
User :   ok
Doctor :   as in another page on our site
User :   the cold stays in the throat & i used to spit every now & then
Doctor :   since when do you have this problem? can you just explain whethr it is a cough?
Doctor :   ok you have sputum in your chest?
User :   yes its sputum
User :   sputum in throat
Doctor :   any cough?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when do you have this problem?
User :   past 2 years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any associated symptoms like nose block/sneezing/throat pain?
User :   no
Doctor :   so you have to keep spitting that is all?
User :   yes
Doctor :   To get a more complete picture I need this information
Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
Doctor :   Also, Do you smoke/drink alcohol/Any other habits?
User :   Age : 32, occupation : xxxx Location: Bangalore, Married
User :   no
Doctor :   when did you move to bangalore?
User :   8 years back
Doctor :   ok
User :   whenever I take cool drinks the sutum qty will be more next day morning
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and does this problem occur throughout the day or only in mornings?
Doctor :   also what is the colour of the sputum? is it hard/watery/frothy?
User :   throughtout the day
Doctor :   ok
User :   but the qty of sputum is more in the morning
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the colour of the sputum? is it hard/watery/frothy?
User :   white frothy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it seems to be an allergic problem xxxx
Doctor :   however it is upto you to find out what the allergy is caused by
Doctor :   as in is it because of dust/smoke/drink
Doctor :   like you mentioned that cool drinks cause an increase...there could be other trigger factors
Doctor :   also please look out for any swelling around your throat
User :   no swellings
Doctor :   and any heaviness in chest?
User :   no
User :   its just that sputum keeps coming out from the throat
Doctor :   ok
User :   sometimes even the nose dust comes out from the throat
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you shown this to some doctor before?
User :   no
Doctor :   I feel it is an allergic problem
Doctor :   but i advise you to show an ENT specialist
User :   can u pls suggest some doctor
User :   in xxxx
Doctor :   you could search for a doctor near your area from our home page search feature
User :   ok
Docor : anything else xxxx?
User :   can u suggest any medication
Doctor :   You need to get a physical examination done by an ENT
Doctor :   r u thr?
Doctor :   I have to close this window as there is no response from your side. Please get back if you need any medical advice.
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