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Cough and cold with allergy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   Today morning I did chat with you regarding cough problem. You have asked me about the Blood test report.
User :   Now, I have the report with me.
User :   Here are the details it contains
User :   TC - 8.9 cells/cmd
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Do you have the other reports?
User :   POLY - 65%, LYMP 26%, EOSI - 5%, MONO - 4%, BASO - 0%, ESR - 23%
Doctor :  
Ok.
Doctor :  
These reports are in the normal range.
Doctor :  
Do you have the AEC report too?
User :   I do not have the AEC report.
User :   AEC count is not given in this report.
Doctor :   Ok.

Doctor :  
Absolute Eosinophil count is a totally different test. this test is done to check if you have signs of allergy.
Doctor :  
You were advised a cough syrup, are you using it?
User :   I am planning to use it from tomorrow.
Doctor :   Ok.

Doctor :  
I shall give you few more tips to help your cough.
User :   Sure
Doctor :  
Do you have a dry cough or are you producting sputum in the cough?
User :   Producing sputum in the cough
Doctor :   Ok.

Doctor :  
Use the syrup as advised earlier.
User :   OK.
Doctor :  
Take a steam inhalation also, deep inhalation is better.
Doctor :   When you sleep preferably sleep in an inclined position.
Doctor :  
Cough out the sputum that comes out and do not inhale it back.
Doctor :  
If the cough persists you may also need a Chest X ray.
Doctor :  
HAve you followed?
User :   Yes. There is light yellow color appearing on my tongue (middle part). What is it due to?
Doctor :  
Since when are you having this?
Doctor :  
Are you on any medications?
User :   OK. I am on medication for Acidity.
Doctor :  
Ok.
User :   FYI - My family members (Father) has frequent cold and cough problems.
Doctor :  
Do you have any yellowish discoloration of the eyes?
User :   I think my eyes are normal
User :   What is this yellowish discoloration means?
Doctor :   Then the yellowish discoloration you mentioned is normal, may be because of the medications.
Doctor :  
Do not worry about this.
Doctor :  
After starting the syrup, the cough may feel like increased.
Doctor :  
Do not worry about that.
Doctor :  
This is normal.
Doctor :  
And it means the syrup is acting well.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
Doctor :   Are you there?

Doctor :  
Do you have any other query?
Doctor :  
Are you there?
User :   Sorry, I was off for some time.
Doctor :  
That was ok.
Doctor :  
Have you followed what i suggested?
User :   yes.
Doctor :  
Do you have any other query?
Doctor :  
I shall brief you the treatment part again.
User :   sure.
Doctor :  
1. the cough syrup as advised.
Doctor :  
Remember some time the cough may increase and it is normal.
Doctor :  
2. Steam inhalation, deep inhalation.
Doctor :  
3. As far as possible try bringing the cough out and do not inhale back.
Doctor :  
3. Sleep in an inclined position.
Doctor :  
4. An absolute eosinophil count can be done once your cough comes down to know the reason for frequent cold.
Doctor :  
5. If the cough remains this way for more than a 2 weeks then you may need few more tests.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
User :   Yes, I have followed. FYI - I noticed one thing that I am not suffering from cold from the day I started taking Tulsi Green tea. I do not know the reason. However, cough problem is sustaining. May be cold and cough are due to same reason but this is my observation.
Doctor :  
persistent cold can cause the cough.
Doctor :  
Tulsi has lot of antibacterial extracts.
Doctor :  
continue it.
User :   I was not having persistent cold earlier. I had cold problems only few times.
Doctor :   Yes, i meant cold some times can precipitate cough.
Doctor :   persistent cold can cause chronic cough.
User :   OK. I will continue tulsi tea (twice a day).
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
Doctor :  
Do you have any other query?
User :   Do I need to go for swine flu test or any thing else? I am asking this because my cough problem is not going away.
Doctor :   SInce you do not have fever, swine flu is unlikely.
Doctor :  
it is because of the allergic reaction that has precipitated both the cough and cold.
Doctor :   I meant it is probably because of the allerrgic reaction.
User :   OK. Can you suggest me some natural ways to get out of these allergy problems?
Doctor :  
Yes. i shall.
Doctor :  
Commonly allergens are the dust, pollen grains, certain type of food.
User :   OK
Doctor :  
The exact allergens causing your problem can only be determined by you by your experience or by doing the allergen test.
Doctor :  
I think the details of the allergen test has been discussed with you.
User :   OK. I think allergen test is time consuming.
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   So avoid the allergens.
User :   I will try to determine it by my experience.
Doctor :  
I shall suggest you few means of avoiding the allergens.
User :   Sure
Doctor :  
1. wash the pillows and the bed sheet frequently, use clean once when you sleep.
Doctor :  
This way you clear the dust from them
Doctor :  
2. Avoid going out early in the mornings
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as this is the time the pollens sprout out.
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3. use curtains over the door and windows and keep them closed, to prevent the dust from entering.
Doctor :  
4. Use less amount of oil in the food as they may cause an allergic reaction.
Doctor :  
Are you following?
User :   Yes.
Doctor :  
5. keep the floor where you stay cleaned as frequently as you can.
Doctor :   These are few tips that i have suggested.
User :   Can you please suggest some natural ways for my body to get strong against the allergens?
Doctor :  
You can add to this by determining the allergens if you can.
Doctor :  
Yes.
Doctor :  
You can use multivitamins regularly.
Doctor :  
You can use them as medical drug supplements.
Doctor :  
Thrugh diet.
User :   OK
Doctor :  
Generally good source of multivitamins are green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits.
Doctor :  
Vitamins boost the immunity and help in preventing allergies.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
Doctor :  
Please fill the feed back form too.
User :   Can regular exercise help against allergens?
Doctor :  
Regular exercise can help increasing the immunity.
Doctor :  
But avoid going out early in the morning especially during the season of winter for exercises.
Doctor :  
Home exercises are good.
Doctor :  
Yoga is also a good means of preventing allergies.
User :   I do "Surya Namaskara" regularly.
User :   Will it be helpful?
Doctor :  
That should be ok.
Doctor :  
it will not cause any harm.
Doctor :  
Do you have any other query?
User :   No, I do not have other queries.
User :   Thanks a lot.
Doctor :  
Ok.
User :   I have filled the feedback form.
Doctor :   Thank you.
Doctor :  
Follow the measure suggested.
User :   Sure, I will follow your suggestions.
User :   Bye.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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