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Gastroesophageal reflux disease and throat thrush - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   dr
User :   hi doctor
User :   we spoke yeaterday
User :   well, i went to gospital
User :   hospital they didnt xray my chest
User :   they said it sounded clear i blew in to meter and blew 440 which is my recommended
Doctor :   ok,
User :   so they think ites acid reflux burning my throat and esophagis and that why im really breathless
User :   do you agree or do you think i should get an xray as well
Doctor :   I say xray is the best way to check things out
User :   i though t so but they wont do it
User :   my chest clear i hae a cough and im really breathless but yet can blow 440 on meter
User :   thats why they think acid reflux
User :   can iu drink alcohol with omperazole?
Doctor :   yes , you can take
Doctor :   but xray and rthe culture test i mentioned are normal then in can agree with the acid reflux diagnosis
User :   I had thrush throat culture done two weeks ago and it was neg,,, would it hae been pos if i had any form of thrush in my chest????? i cant get them to do xray so what do you think
Doctor :   yes, it would be positive
User :   ok it was neg
Doctor :   that is why is suggested you to get sputum culture early morning sample
User :   yes need to do that still or do i not,, they swabbed my throat two weeks ago
Doctor :   throat swab can indicate about the throat infections also but sputum is about the chest
User :   so do i still need to do it
Doctor :   yes,
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   yes im just confused
User :   and i know youre an expert
User :   worried my doctor missed something
User :   he said if chest not rattling unlikely to be thrush but i take your opinion
Doctor :   do not worry , i woill be in touch
Doctor :   get the tests done we will have a discussion over the reports
Doctor :   will*
User :   ok great thanks
Doctor :   is there anything i can help you ?
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