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Frequent cough during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi i wanted to consult Gynaecoligist
Doctor :   I am a general practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise.
Doctor :   if you are looking for a specialist alone,
User :   My wife is pregnant and she have cough.
Doctor :   then I would suggest you to use the get a specialist opinion portal that is available to you on xxxx.
User :   and coughing frequently
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know the age of you wife and how many months pregnant is she?
User :   There is service by mail only
User :   we have gone to hospital but today is sunday and no doctor was available
User :   28 yeard and 2.5 months pregnant
Doctor :   Since when is she having the cough?
User :   5 days
Doctor :   Is she producing sputum with the cough?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Can you describe the quantity, colour of the sputum?
Doctor :   Do you find any foul smell in the sputum?
Doctor :   Is she running fever too?
User :   No fever
Doctor :   Can you describe the quantity, colour of the sputum?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes
User :   can you suggest some medicine for cough
Doctor :   These questions are relevant to understand the nature of the problem
Doctor :   Can you describe the quantity, colour of the sputum?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   cough is not coming much and coughing frequently
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does she have any problem while breathing?
User :   npe
User :   no
Doctor :   Does she have sore throat, nasal congestion?
Doctor :   Does she have body ache, generalised body pain, or weakness?
User :   No she have only cought
User :   cough
Doctor :   Does she have any other medical illness such as diabetes, high BP, heart problems, asthma?
User :   Nothing
Doctor :   Is she on any medications?
User :   nothing
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   From your description, the symptoms are probably due to allergic in nature.
Doctor :   I shall suggest you few measures that should help you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Since she is in early pregnancy, the use of medications are limited and any medications used has to be used cautiously and sparcely.
Doctor :   Hence, I shall first suggest few non medical measures.
User :   ok Please suggest
Doctor :   1. Drinking a glass of hot/warm water during the spell of cough, help in soothening
User :   ok
Doctor :   2. Use other throat lozenges such as products such as vicks, nivaran and so on.
Doctor :   3. Sitting in an inclined position, instead of lying down helps in reducing the frequency of cough.
Doctor :   4. Deep slow breathing.
Doctor :   5. Antitussive syrups such as benadryl are available over the counter,
User :   ok
Doctor :   The belong to class B group of drugs and can be used during pregnancy.
Doctor :   You may use them if the cough spells are severe.
Doctor :   1tps twice or thrice a day.
Doctor :   6. Watch out for symptoms such as these
Doctor :   Increase in the quantity of sputum productions, development of foul smelling sputum or yellow coloured sputum, fever, breathing difficulties.
User :   ok
Doctor :   If any of such symptoms develop, then she needs antibiotics, hence
Doctor :   report to your doctor.
User :   ok
User :   actuall we have gone to doctor today but today is sunday so no doctor was avaible
Doctor :   7. If inspite of these measures, symptoms persists or if there is increase in coughing, then consider seeing a doctor for physical examination.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   thanks for suggestion/consultation it was really helpful
User :   yes
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
User :   bye
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
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