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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have had a cough (yellow phelm) nasal discharge (yellow) and deafness in one ear since February this year. This is what was going on at the time. I had general anaesthetic late January for a half hour operation. I came off of HRT and started taking sage drops to combat the hot flushes. Changed blood pressure tablets to candesartan and started taking citalopram. I had a further general anaesthetic in April and this was a 5 hour operation. I had further general anaesthetic in August. My GP has given me 5 different types of antibiotics, blood tests, x-rays and suptum tests which hasn't show anything. I am desperate to find a solution. Please can you help as I am feeling so miserable,
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   please give me sometime to read your post ?
Doctor :   What problem are you facing this time ?
User :   As above cough & cold symptoms and deafness in ear since February
Doctor :   you still produce the phelgm ?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   May i know your age please ?
User :   54 years
Doctor :   Since you are already taking antibiotics , let me tell you few things that will help you to get rid of the symptoms
Doctor :   Do you smoke ?
User :   I have also tried antihistimins and salt/bicarobate rinse through my sinuses
User :   No I do not smoke
Doctor :   Do you have chest congestion ?
User :   No
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   add a inch of grounded white pepper in one tea spoon of pure honey and have it 2 to 3 times a day
User :   Do you mean pinch?
Doctor :   yes, pinch
Doctor :   also you can try a combination of honey and grape juice
User :   Do you think this will help my nasal passages or just the cough?
Doctor :   yes, they do help in clearing the congestion
User :   Thank you I will give it a try
Doctor :   fill one cut lemon with black pepper powder and salt and suck it
Doctor :   you will surely find relief
Doctor :   is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   No thank you
Doctor :   thanks for consulting
Doctor :   bye , take care
User :   Bye
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