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Measures to overcome wheezing and clogged nose - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi im in XXX and I have been suffering from clogged nose and wheezing for 4 weeks now
User :   Hi im in XXX and I have been suffering from clogged nose and wheezing for 4 weeks now
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   May I know few more details
User :   what kind
Doctor :   What is your age
Doctor :   gender and occupation
User :   im female, 40 years old and XXX
User :   im smoking and hypertensive
Doctor :   DO you have allergy or asthma?
Doctor :   Do you have frequent wheezing?
User :   yes i do
Doctor :   Allergy or asthma?
User :   no not frequent only during allergy season
User :   I have an allergy and I also have asthma
Doctor :   When was the last time you had similar attack?
User :   last december to january
User :   this problem occurs during change of weather
Doctor :   Do you know smoking shall increase the problem?
User :   yes that's why i dramatically decrease it to 1 a day
User :   I have a nazal spray and it works but when the aircon is on then clogged nose and wheezing happens
Doctor :   So you might be allergic to Aircon
User :   i had it cleaned because in UAE you cant survive without an AC\
User :   does antihistamine have an effect when you are taking adalat and tenormin
Doctor :   Can you say the generic of Adalat
User :   nifedine
User :   nefedipine
Doctor :   Not really
Doctor :   You can take it short time
Doctor :   If you have wheezing and clogged nose
Doctor :   the best way to over come is to use the Steam inhalation 5 times a day
Doctor :   and the inhaler
Doctor :   they give instant relief
User :   what kind of antihistamine is no drowse
User :   could you give me an over the counter brand
Doctor :   Loratidine
User :   its kind of worrying me because i have been suffering from it for four weeks does it imply anything
Doctor :   I do not know if it is OTC
Doctor :   Four weeks, yes it could be COPD
Doctor :   or chronic bronchitis
Doctor :   Yoiu might need a course of antibiotic or steroid
User :   so i really have to go to the doctor personally and get tested
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   You might need Lung function test
User :   for example this morning i could not breath because of clogged nose and i am wheezing but now Im significantly fine
User :   after the nazal spray
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it dilates the airway
Doctor :   and allows better volume of air
User :   but it might still be chronic bronchitis?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Smoking history is strong risk factor
Doctor :   I suggest now to get the Lung fucntion test with spirometry, Chest Xray, ECG and few blood tests
Doctor :   The current symptom shall subside but importantly you should quit even the one cigarette
Doctor :   with which you do not get any better
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   yes i did i always have dry lips also
Doctor :   You can only apply moisturizer
User :   does retaining water in the lower leg to feet also an indication of chronic bronchitis
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   It is more important, good that you told about this symptom
Doctor :   This is an indication of even the heart is struggling
User :   really so what should i do now
Doctor :   Doctor consult with necessary investigation and treatment
User :   usually it occurs in the afternoon after hours o fseating
Doctor :   2) Quit even the cigarette
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