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Dry cough,mole in the hand - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello
User :   I have had a cough for the last 5 weeks and it wont go away
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   it is just a dry cough and gets worse throughout the day and the goes at night
User :   some days it is not there at all
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Has it happened before?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there any fever, nose block?
User :   no
User :   i am a worrier and have convinced myself it is something bad
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   age-27, occupation-nurse, in a relationship, weight 8 stone 6, and height-5 foot 6, no dependants
Doctor :   Have you consulted a physician for this before?
User :   no, i have an appointment next week
User :   i am never ill
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I suggest that you get a Chest X-Ray PA-view done
User :   how come?
Doctor :   As there could be Asthma.
Doctor :   I also suggest you get your Absolute Eosinophil Count checked.
User :   what is the most likely cause?
Doctor :   I suspect it to be an allergy mostly.
User :   i also have a mole which the doctor is going to look at-do u think that the two are linked?
Doctor :   It is better to rule out asthma and eosinophilia
Doctor :   No, it is unlikely
User :   could I have developed an allergy at my age?
Doctor :   That can happen at any age.
Doctor :   But it is better to get these checked up
User :   ok, what is the most likely cause of allergies?
Doctor :   Get a haemogram done
User :   what is that/
Doctor :   To know if there is any infection.
Doctor :   That is also a blood test.
User :   ok cool, cos the cough does not sound like a proper cough-it sounds feeble, but my throat is so irritated
Doctor :   Ok
User :   as long as its not anything serious
Doctor :   Get the tests done and the Xray and consult a Chest Physician
Doctor :   It is unlikely
Doctor :   Also I suggest that you avoid dust
Doctor :   cold weather and pollution
Doctor :   Try to wear a face mask
Doctor :   when in traffic.
User :   yeah-it is worse when I am at work in the hospital
Doctor :   Also avoid cold weather, wear warmer clothing.
Doctor :   Wear a face mask always in the hospital.
User :   when the nurse told me i had a funny looking mole I was worried I had skin cancer that spread to lungs
User :   silly I know
User :   the doctor is going to look at mole next week
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   The mole has probably nothing to do with it.
Doctor :   As for the cough, I suggest that you get it looked into.
Doctor :   with a chest physician
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Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   I think that is all, I think because I am a nurse I worry more-I just want the cough to go away
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It will, just have it looked into.
User :   Thank you for your time
Doctor :   Get the tests done and follow the advice I gave you.
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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