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Having cough and cold. Took syrup. No improvement - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 04-Oct-2013
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User:Hi This is XXXXXXX here
User:Doc I am always suffering from cold and cough
Doctor:Hello XXXXXXX
Doctor:Since when are you suffering from this cough and cold?
User:No cough syrup help me to cure it
User:can you help me to cure it?
User:its going to be now 3 years
Doctor:I can try to help you
User:there is no cough formation
User:only transparent mucous is formed and that irritates
Doctor:But a cough that has been there for 3 years needs to be looked into carefully to identify the reason for such cough
User:when the temperature is low or high
User:i starts sneezing also
Doctor:So I need to know some more details about your problem
Doctor:Do you get fever in the evening time on a regular basis?
Doctor:do you sweat excessively in the nights?
Doctor:What time of the day is this cough and cold more?
Doctor:evening or morning?
User:not fixed
Doctor:is the cough more in the nights?
User:and if mucous doenot come out and eat alot i vomit and then mucous comes out
User:no doc nthng fix
Doctor:Do you get any wheezing when you have this cough or cold?
User:what exactly is wheezing
Doctor:do you have any allergies to anything, like dust, pollen, wool, or anything like that?
Doctor:wheezing is a type of sound when you breath in and out, it sounds like a whistle
User:dust, wool, fluctulation in temp, high wind
User:little bit
Doctor:How old are you Ms XXXX?
Doctor:and where do you live?
Doctor:Did you have similar problems in your childhood?
Doctor:What do you do?
Doctor:Did this start after starting a new job?
User:i wrk in a pvt company
Doctor:I want to know what kind of job you do...
User:hr executive
Doctor:Any of your family members have similar problems?
Doctor:or does anyone have Asthma?
User:sneezing is common to in my family
Doctor:Have you noticed any particular season in which this gets worse?
User:mucous formation, continuous sneezing is common in my family
User:any weather when there is change in temp
Doctor:Okay, can I presume that many in your family have allergies to things which you are allergic to?
Doctor:From your history I feel the problem with you could be allergic asthma
User:any solution to it
Doctor:Asthma is a type of allergy where in majority of symptoms are breathing related or there is continuous cough
Doctor:In this condition it is best to consult a Physician (MD general medicine)
Doctor:and then do a chest X XXXXXXX
User:i met the physician and he said its normal
Doctor:and some routine blood tests
User:blood test related to
Doctor:To confirm the problem you can go for spirometry
User:ok doc
Doctor:blood test to see if there is any elevation in Eosinophills
Doctor:So a complete hemogram will be good
Doctor:along with that you should avoid any contact from all the things that you are allergic to
User:one of doc advise not to have fried food during cold and cough
User:is it true
Doctor:Fried food has a lot of oil and this oil might make the cough a bit worse
User:ok so I should avoid it
Doctor:preferably avoid fried foods
Doctor:and avoid all other things that you are allergic to
Doctor:and then do a spirometry to find out if you have asthma
Doctor:If it turns out that you have asthma
Doctor:then you may need to take some medicines
Doctor:and with medicines you will improve immediately
Doctor:The best way is to avoid everything that you are allergic to
User:anything apart from medicine
Doctor:because always the precipitating cause for the cough in such cases will be re-exposure to the allergen
Doctor:Apart from medicine, you should exercise regularly
User:exercise like
Doctor:keep your house dirt free (Using a vacuum cleaner will help reduce the small dirt particles floating in the air)
Doctor:General exercises
Doctor:like jogging walking briskly
User:I will try to follow the things and go for the test. and let see how soon i get cured
Doctor:playing some game like badminton
Doctor:Okay, let us hope for the best
User:thank you doc for the advice and your valuable time
Doctor:is there anything else you would like to discuss with me?
Doctor:It was my pleasure my dear...
User:not right now.
Doctor:take care, bye
User:bye doc:)
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