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Examination by ENT specialist to find out reason for recurring colds - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i have chronic cold
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Continue
Doctor :   with your problem
Doctor :   are you there?
Doctor :   It seems you are not responding
User :   ya sorry
User :   got disconnected
Doctor :   Ok
User :   well i got typhoid 2 years back
Doctor :   Please continue with your other problems
Doctor :   Ok
User :   since then i had blocked nose...
User :   i did not take any medications what so ever
User :   my main problem is blocked nose now
Doctor :   Ok
User :   what seems to be the problem?
Doctor :   Do you have allergies
User :   nothing specific..even if not exposed to dust etc..i get blocked nose
Doctor :   Do you have asthma?
User :   nope
Doctor :   Did you observe what days and what times of day you get blocked nose
User :   mostly afternoon...
Doctor :   Ok
User :   all days
Doctor :   Do yu smoke
User :   not at all
Doctor :   Do you drink alcohol
User :   occasional...maybe twice a month
Doctor :   Do you have cough with sputum
User :   no cough or sputum at all
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have frequent sorethroat
User :   never
User :   i have no other problems
Doctor :   What do you when you have blocked nose
User :   just clear it off
Doctor :   Ok do you use any medications for it
User :   but after sometime i feel the need to go again
User :   no medications at all
Doctor :   have you seen a doctor
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have breathing difficulty during the episodes
User :   no..i did a PFT..was normal
Doctor :   Do you have to bring out sputum with the mouth
Doctor :   Who asked you to get the PFT done
User :   nothing frm mouth..only nose
User :   i was working in a hospital as an intern got it done
Doctor :   So did the doctor say that
User :   all the values are obs or resrt
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   WHy dint you get an ENT check up, when you are going to hospital
Doctor :   as an intern
User :   i did not want to take any medications then..mow proplem is persistant so wanted your opinion
User :   i thought maybe its temporary
Doctor :   You say it is chronic
Doctor :   for past two years
Doctor :   So now as we cant find a cause
Doctor :   by history a physical examination can be useful to find a local cause
Doctor :   i would suggest an examination by ENT specialist to
Doctor :   rule out sinusitis, polyp, atrophic rhinitis, DNS etc
User :   ok ...thanks
Doctor :   The oral examinations is also advised
Doctor :   So see an ENT
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   bye
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