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Difficulty in breathing, sneezing problem - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Asthma and Allergy
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor : here.
User :   Hi I have a breathing problem, can you help me?
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   Hi AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   As I mentioned I have a breathing problem
User :   did you get my message?
Doctor :   please describe your problem in detail.
User :   I will have cold almost all the time
User :   night I am finding it difficult to breath
User :   I will be sneezing in the morinig
Doctor :   ok. is there any wheezing sound present?
User :   I dont hear any sound as such
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   is there any chest tighness or palpitation associated?
User :   yes I feel that, when I find it difficult to breath
Doctor :   ok. is there any sweating associated?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok. does the sneezing increase in morning? evening or night?
User :   in the morning
Doctor :   ok. does this increase in dusty environment?
User :   yes
Doctor :   are you on nay medications?
User :   I have done couple of them, didnt work for me
Doctor :   was any blood tests done to look for allergic reaction?
User :   no
User :   If remember correctly they have done FTP, not sure I spelled it correctly
Doctor :   I am sorry I did not understand FTP, could you please elaborate on it?
Doctor :   do you mean to say that they did an Allergen patch test?
Doctor :   or blood test with eosinophil count?
User :   no blood test done
User :   FTP is kind of test, where in they will ask me to blow air from mouth
Doctor :   ok, that could have been a 'spirometry ' test or ' peak flow metry test
Doctor :   what was teh result of it?
User :   they said that you dont have Asthma
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   THen in that case I would recommend you to go ahead with an PFT (pulmonary function test) test to see if there is any obstructive cause.
Doctor :   along with a allergen patch testing and AEC (absolute eosinophil count) , a blood test
User :   ok
Doctor :   based on the test results we can decide whether antihoistamines would work on you, if the cause is found to be allergic, then you will need prescription for them from your treating doctor or ENT specalist
Doctor :   and teh allergen patch test will show which is the causative allregen
User :   ok, do you think it is curable?
Doctor :   such that you can avoid them in future
Doctor :   yes it is curable, and symptoms can be kept under control
User :   ok thanks for all the information !!!
User :   bye
Doctor :   is there anything else that I can help you with?
User :   no thanks
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
User :   bye
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