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Cough, from 2 months - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
User :   anybody there?

Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I have cough since last two and a half months
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did it not reduce in intensity
Doctor :   since the start
User :   no its almost the same
User :   with yellow ciough comin out
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   DId you see the physician
User :   no not yet
User :   i have been having cough syrup
User :   and hot water gargles
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   But if it is for long time
Doctor :   that too 2 and half months
Doctor :   and infective cause ( yellowish sputum)
Doctor :   It is better evaluated completely
User :   ya true
Doctor :   I shall ask you few important
Doctor :   questions now
Doctor :   Ok?
User :   please go ahead
Doctor :   What is your age?
Doctor :   Occupation
User :   23
User :  
Doctor :   Where is your location
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
User :   Doctor :   drink alcohol?
User :   ya regularly
User :   yes weekly

Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   are you back?
User :   yes
User :   so what do u sugest
Doctor :   have you taken any chest x ray?

User :   no
Doctor :   How is your appetite?
User :   fine normal
Doctor :   Did yoiu reduce weight for the last two months
User :   no
User :   may have a put on a couple of kilos
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   any family member or friends with TB?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have allergies?
Doctor :   Do you have asthma?
User :   no
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It seems to be that the cigaratte smoking is causin g more injury and is not lessening your current condition
Doctor :   IT is the important irritant I could find

User :   ya very true

Doctor :   Have you taken any medicines yet?
User :   ony cough syrup
Doctor :   The salt water gargles help you in the initial stages
Doctor :   but not fruitful now
Doctor :   What is the cough syrup
User :   ok
User :   Tossex
User :   actually
User :   i am
User :   I went home in October
User :   Came back with cough and cold
Doctor :   Ok
User :   cold is gone but due to smoking i guess cough is not going
Doctor :   Yes that is true
User :   at the same tie I want to make sure its nothing more a smoker's cough
User :   I mean can it be somethin serious?
Doctor :   Look you have got the Upper respiratory tract infection

User :   ok
Doctor :   probably acute bronchitis
User :   ok
Doctor :   which is not subsided by your smoking
User :   ok
User :   I have throat pain since last two days
User :   didnt sleep with blanket
Doctor :   so acute pharyngitis too

User :   maybe cold
Doctor :   I can give you symptomatic treatment with Over the counter medicines
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   are you able to see my message?
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   lets continue.
User :   please
Doctor :   I can give you symptomatic treatment with Over the counter medicines
User :   ok
Doctor :   but at the same time you may need some prescription medicine
Doctor :   as an Antibiotic
User :   ok'
User :   ok
Doctor :   since the cough is for too long and it is not responding to the usual cough syrups you were taking
Doctor :   Do you have to breath out for coughing?
User :   didnt get the last question doctor..
Doctor :   Do you feel that the sputum is coming out from the inner part of the chest?
User :   i feel its comes from the throat
Doctor :   You can take ASCORIL 10ml thrice a day for 5 days
Doctor :   this is a syrup

User :   yes a bit from the inner chest also
User :   i jus coughed and realised
Doctor :   AAAAAAA LOZENGE is useful too
Doctor :   continue with gargles
User :   ok
Doctor :   I still doubt you may have acute on chronic bronchitits
User :   ya even i feel so
User :   Is there any way I can figure that oout?
Doctor :   Chest Xray
Doctor :   PA View
Doctor :   Get the radiologist opinion and get back to me
Doctor :   I shall advise you on how to proceed
Doctor :   with
User :   where can i get it done
Doctor :   and atleast for next 5 to 7 days reduce the smoking
User :   I mean can u suggest a good place?
Doctor :   as it is the principal irritant
User :   ok
Doctor :   which place are you in?

Doctor :   otherwise you can go to our homepage
Doctor :   and search for other hospitals
Doctor :   near yoiur area
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can use the search a doctor/hospital feature on our homepage to find a doctor in your area. WWW.WWWW.WW
User :   the cough syrup and AAAAAAA as medicines>
User :   ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   But as I told you may need a prescription antibiotic
Doctor :   AAAAAAA is infact a lozenge
User :   oh ok
User :   so that is like if am coughin too much i can take that
User :   is it so?
Doctor :   but the imp thing I once again
Doctor :   remind you is the smoking
Doctor :   The cough syrup you continue for
Doctor :   5 days
Doctor :   10 ml three times per day
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form while I type other information.
User :   what should I do about the antibiotics
Doctor :   antibiotic prescription is not good to be done over chat
Doctor :   I mean without physical examination
User :   ok
Doctor :   Get the CHest Xray
Doctor :   done first
User :   ok
Doctor :   we shall decide how to go about it
Doctor :   How many cigarettes do you smoke
Doctor :   per day
User :   close to a pack
Doctor :   Do you know the risks with it
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   Within how much time you wake up in the morning
Doctor :   you smoke your first cigarette
User :   5 to 10 minutes
Doctor :   That is very less tiem
Doctor :   I strongly care for you health
User :   ya but this first cigarette is not regular thing
Doctor :   and immediately ask you to go for nicotine
Doctor :   replacement
Doctor :   There are very good and acheiveable
Doctor :   treatment
Doctor :   availale
Doctor :   There are the nicotine replacement
Doctor :   tablets, lozenges
Doctor :   chewing gums
Doctor :   available
Doctor :   which gives you the same effect
Doctor :   but reduced riks
Doctor :   risk than smoke
Doctor :   I should mention that before we close
User :   ok
Doctor :   so that I give you a new avenue of care
Doctor :   of quitting
User :   ya thx
User :   i am working on that
User :   the replacement may be helpful
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   The smoke is the major culprit
User :   yes
Doctor :   the corbon monoxide increases the risk of lung cancer
Doctor :   and other cancers
User :   ok
User :   r u there??
Doctor :   anything else I can help you with
User :   yes a clarification please
Doctor :   yes
User :   how would i show u my x ray and other reports
Doctor :   I asked the radiologist opinion written on the report of the Xray

User :   oh ok
User :   ad you asked for two more tests above
User :   should i get all three done?
Doctor :   I have asked for Xray only
Doctor :   the other two are medicines
Doctor :   CHEST XRAY PA VIEW is single thing
Doctor :   if you say that it is perfect for the technician
User :   ok

User :   Spatica wud be fine I guess
Doctor :   The medicines are XXXXXXXX lozenge
Doctor :   and ASCORIL is the syrup
Doctor :   Ok
User :   If u know Acura Hospital, I am quite close o that right now
Doctor :   Sorry we do not have personal appointments
Doctor :   We do online consultations
User :   yes i understand
User :   r u in Acura?
Doctor :   No
User :   ok fine?
Doctor :   You can get the Xray chest at ACURA too
User :   fine
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.

User :   One second a lat question
Doctor :   ok
User :   Where can i find the nicotine replacement things
Doctor :   The psychologist will prescribe you the alternatives
Doctor :   He will assess which would be good for you
User :   ok
Doctor :   after listening to your history and your stickiness
Doctor :   to the therapy
Doctor :   If needed there are some antismoking medicines
Doctor :   too
Doctor :   That is an expert decision
Doctor :   which is specialised in addiction medicne
Doctor :   medicine
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so do i need to go see a psychologist also?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   first let the current infection is cleared off
Doctor :   then we can go for the quit smoking program
User :   ok fine
Doctor :   IT needs large counselling
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Ok, bye then.
User :   bbye dctor
User :   thanks
Doctor :   you
Doctor :   hi
User :   Sorry to disturb u again
Doctor :   hi
User :   Guess I forgot to ask your name doctor...
Doctor :   My name is Dr. XXXXXXXX
User :   I need to see the names of medicines
User :   Ok Thanks a lot Dr. AAAAAAA
Doctor :   go through the chat history, you will get all the details.
User :   and I had registered for a day only....
User :   guess i dont have to create a new account wen i get back with the reports
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