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Dry cough post H1N1 infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   i had the flu 2 weeks ago and i have a very bad dry non productive cough i can't get rid of and my back burns should i go to a doctor/hospital
Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
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ok
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yes you should get a examination done by a physician
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to see what is happening.
User :   yeah it's pretty scary cause i can't breathe at night thank you for your time
Doctor :  
if there is breathing difficulty and wheeze, you may also need to do a pulmonary function test
User :   ive had a fever as well so
User :   could it be cause of the h1n1 i had
Doctor :  
and prescription for bronchodilators for easing your cough and breathing difficulty
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you will need to test for H1N1
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to know if it is due to that
User :   i did 2 weeks ago it was pos
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are you still having fever now?
User :   yes
User :   it was 103 about an hour ago but has gone down
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are you taking any medications now?
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ok
User :   i've been taking motrin
User :   but i feel like i still have the flu
Doctor :  
ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :  
then you need to do the test again
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along with the examination
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for your respiratory system

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and pulmonary function test
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