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Cough with phelgum in pregnancy, nebulization - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Pregnancy
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
Doctor :   Are you there?

User :   its ok
User :   you may help me
Doctor :   Sure

User :   my wife is taking medicines since 3 days now
Doctor :  
User :   and she is still not recovering from the cough
User :   will cough recovery take a lot of time?
User :   its a dry cough but chest has lot of phelgum
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
I will explain
User :   to when she coughs phelgum is coming out but with such a small quantity
User :   she is also taking anitbiotics and a cough syrup
Doctor :   During pregnancy there will be a lot of hormonal changes in the body
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So,she will be more prone to infections
Doctor :  
during this stage
User :   she also says now hard to breath perhaps lungs choked with phelgum
Doctor :  
Meaning to say if she comes in contact with
Doctor :  
So, recovery also will be a bit delayed
User :   shall i take her to clinic for niblizer?
Doctor :  
Since she is also on antibiotics, it is good
Doctor :  
Nebulization yes, will give instantaneous relief
Doctor :   Because it will act directly on the lungs

Doctor :  
and is a safer option
User :   ok
User :   thanks
User :   no issues in pregnancy to inhale it
User :   right/
Doctor :  
But need to inform thedoctor before going through it
Doctor :  
Because inhalation, absorption to blood is minimal
Doctor :  
and hence safe
User :   her actual doc is not available but we can inform another doc on duty who is gp
User :   is that ok?
Doctor :  
But still you need to inform your Gynecologist regarding it
Doctor :  
You can call him/her
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and take permission
User :   she is not to be reached
Doctor :  
Or the doc on duty will do it
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and then start the treatment
Doctor :  
So, you can carry on
User :   let me explain
Doctor :  
The doc on duty will do that
User :   i am going to take her to a nearby clinic
Doctor :   Ok

User :   so its not the same doctor
User :   so i said
Doctor :   Ok

User :   there is a doc sits there
User :   but she is a GP
User :   i will consult her before the process
User :   ok?
Doctor :  
Ok, she can assess the condition and then take the right decision
Doctor :  
Not a problem
Doctor :  
You can go for it

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