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Cough caused by congestion in lungs - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   I need to discuss my prob with you
Doctor :   sure , please proceed
User :   i was having fever one week back
User :   i tokk mahacef and sumo and gryllinctus
Doctor :   ok
User :   but lat week the fever was gone but i had some blood with my cough
User :   i cough a lot every morning since then
Doctor :   ok
User :   though from last 3 days cough is not blood is not there but cough comes
User :   please advice
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   its 30
Doctor :   do you have asthma?
User :   no, i dont have any
Doctor :   before this episode of cough , did you have frequent cough any time earlier?
User :   not as such but as a general in the morning i brush i have a little cough everyday. but its abt daily
Doctor :   ok, you mean the cough has been there before this
User :   yep but little
Doctor :   ok , any expectoration /sputum when you cough
User :   whats sputum
Doctor :   the phlegm which comes out when one coughs
Doctor :   the discharge
User :   i dont know but the cough is sticky and heavy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the fever there now as well?
Doctor :   may i know if you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   no but on saturday it was 98.5
User :   no
User :   no smoke, no alcohol
Doctor :   presently any headache , body ppain , cold, stuffy nose?
User :   not as such but sometimes my eyes feels like sleeping
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   let me summarize my suggestions
User :   ok
Doctor :   since you had a recent cough and got it treated only for the symptoms , it is persisting even now
Doctor :   though the symptoms have come down , the underlying infection may still be present
Doctor :   which may again be back if not treated fully
User :   ok
Doctor :   i would suggest that you need an antibiotic course
Doctor :   since the cough is heavy
Doctor :   this will bring out all the congestion in the lungs
Doctor :   and resolve the infection from with in
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   since i cannot prescribe you antibiotics
Doctor :   i would suggest you too see a doctor for an examination to check if there is congestion
User :   ok
User :   i will do that, should i continue with the med i was taking earlier
Doctor :   and take DOLO 500 MG
Doctor :   yes , you can continue , just take the cough syrup
User :   ok
Doctor :   if you get fever
Doctor :   if you have SUMO, take it instead of DOLO
User :   ok
Doctor :   and see the doctor if cough increases
Doctor :   any weight loss over some time
User :   Not as such
User :   i have not checked
Doctor :   ok , if the doctor feels , he may advice on a chest x ray
User :   but i am 2-3 kg less than what i was last year
User :   ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   better to get an examination done
User :   Ok
Doctor :   and make sure that there is no infection
User :   i will do that
Doctor :   get a routine examination
Doctor :   i hope i answered all your questions.
User :   yes
User :   Thanks you very much Dr
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   pleasure here
Doctor :   take care of your health
Doctor :   you could folow up with what doctor said
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   i will guide you
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
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