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Ear pain, smoking addiction - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   hi good evening
Doctor :   Good evening

Doctor :  
Proceed with your quer
User :   i am having ear pain for the last two months.I am a smoker.Is my smoking habit reason for my ear pain?
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   No direct relation as such

User :   some times my throat also gets pain
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Smoking causes congestion of blood vessels
Doctor :   So that is responsible

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and has a link
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to any vascular changes in the body
User :   oh i am having one doubt.Is the harmfulness of cigaret vary from brand to brand?
Doctor :  
Nothing like that
Doctor :  
It is mainly due to Nicotine in the cigaretter
User :   Is there any % level of nicotine among the cigaret brands/
Doctor :  
Nothing as such
Doctor :   May I know your dosage of cigarettes?
User :  
4 per day
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Its not that bad
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Have you checked your BP?
User :  
no
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
I advice you to get it done
User :  
why did you ask?
Doctor :  
Because
User :  
Is smoking habit more harmful than drinking?
Doctor :  
smoking has a high incidence blood pressure
Doctor :  
To say so in terms of health impact smoking is more risky
User :  
ok
Doctor :   But addiction capacity is more in Alcohol

Doctor :  
So both are risky behaviours only
User :  
oh
Doctor :  
Should be in control
User :  
What do you mean "should be in control"?
Doctor :  
Like within prescribe limits
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Not to get addicted to it
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So right now I suggest you to get the BP checked once
User :  
could you please prescribe to me?
User :  
ok i will check
Doctor :   Like dont go for more than 4 cigarettes

Doctor :  
Try to reduce it to 3 or 2 progressively
User :  
ok what about drinks?
Doctor :   How is your current level?

User :  
actually i used to drink beer sometimes whisky
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
How frequent?
User :  
weeekly once or twice
Doctor :  
That is fine
Doctor :  
Do not get addicted that is the point I want to make
User :  
ya sure
Doctor :  
Is there anything else you want to ask?
User :  
ya may i know your name and place?
Doctor :  

Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form say done when done.


User :  
filled........ur place?
Doctor :  

Fine Dr.........thanks for ur time.Have a happy weekend.bye
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :  
ok
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