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Having itching all over body with breathing difficulty. What could be this? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor:Hi
User:k
Doctor:have your doctors diagnosed any specific conditions like eczema or asthma ?
User:one question is whether its bcause of allergy
User:no
Doctor:have u had such conditions , all the time ?
Doctor:or occasionally , like 2-3 times in a year
User:just this year i having this difficulty
User:i dont have this before
Doctor:have u done any blood tests, or lung function tests ?
User:blood test done
User:its for Tb profile
Doctor:Was a complete hemogram done ?
Doctor:was the TB tests , done
User:s
Doctor:, as it was normal ??
Doctor:i mean, was it normal ?
User:that anti tb ige is not negative
Doctor:was there any other abnormality in it
User:anti tb IGG is not in normal value
Doctor:those levels need not be worried about , as they are antibodies that protective, and indicate immunity levels
Doctor:they are not indicators of TB
Doctor:what i am interested, to know if there was a elevated eosinophil count in a complete hemogram
Doctor:such a finding can indicate presence of a allergic condition
User:i have high in ESR
User:but i have running nose , cough but i have cold
Doctor:other tests that need to be done, include a liver functions, kidney functions, too
Doctor:as i mentioned earlier, you probably have a viral infection , and follwing the measures, that i had suggested earlier can help the resolution of the symptoms
User:why dr. the shortness of breath is may be problem in liver and kidney
User:?
Doctor:no
User:then y need to take liver test and kidney function
Doctor:the itching, fatigue, etc can be caused in kidney and liver diseases
User:?
Doctor:hence they need to rule out issues like hepatitis,
User:this breathing broblem is also bcas of that
Doctor:the tests mentioned by me, are not expensive
Doctor:and are the basic tests, done to check for general well being of a person
User:oh then fine dr.
Doctor:any viral infection, can cause fatigue , and such weakness, can increase exertion, hence when u have work overload on any body, breathlessness can also be seen
User:hmm k
Doctor:all the body organs, depend on each other
Doctor:they are not independent
User:fine dr.
Doctor:any problem with one system will affect the other too
User:that make sense
User:dr. really i like the way of explaining the problem
Doctor:You are welcome
User:fine dr. can u tell me wat test and all i have to do
Doctor:a complete hemogram, peripheral blood smear, absolute eosinophil count, liver and kidney functions, are the first tests that wll be needed
User:k dr.
Doctor:based on the results, additional specific tests can be decided
User:k fine dr.
User:thanks a lot for ur patience and sensable answer
Doctor:You are most welcome
Doctor:take care and have a good evening
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