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Precautions used to prevent and treat bronchitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi doc
Doctor :   how can i help you?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please go ahead with your medical query
User :   i was suffering from bronchitis 15 days ago
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you there?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
Doctor :   please provide your occupation and marital status
User :   i am single, a goct servant
Doctor :   ok
User :   copntracted this disease 15 days ago for the first time
Doctor :   are you having any symptoms now?
User :   help depressed a bit
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often?
User :   i am a soprtsman, playing all the times
Doctor :   ok
User :   earlier,not now. last i smoked was 2 months ago
Doctor :   are you using any medications now?
User :   due to this fear i gave up all
Doctor :   ok
User :   no not right now. but when i was admitted i was injected several inj
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any cough now?
User :   how do u adv me to keep fit
User :   yes every day in morning
Doctor :   ok
User :   i used to cough to get mucus
Doctor :   first avoid any irritants like smoke
Doctor :   cigarettes
User :   i am doing that
Doctor :   cold weather
User :   cold waether which is dry
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   any cold weather
Doctor :   Use a humidifier in your room.
Doctor :   Warm, moist air helps relieve coughs and loosens mucus in your airways
User :   whats that
Doctor :   they are available in any surgical stores
User :   ok
Doctor :   the cough takes some time to resolve usually
User :   what abt my diet?
Doctor :   wear a face mask when going out in traffic
User :   ok
Doctor :   take more proteins in your diet
Doctor :   take a lot of soy milk, dal, eggs, milk
User :   willi recover naturally
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you can also resume exercising
Doctor :   it will also help your airway
User :   even runnung?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Please fill this feed back form that i send, and do inform me when done.
User :   i am worried that i will have to carry those breathing spray all the time
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   were you given any spray?
User :   no, but i have seen people using it.
Doctor :   its only for asthmatics
User :   will this lead to asthama?
Doctor :   not if you take these precautions
User :   any more precautions doc
Doctor :   for now concentrate on avoiding irritants
User :   ok
Doctor :   also take citrus fruits when you recover
User :   ok
Doctor :   also improve overall fitness
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   is this communicable
Doctor :   avoid smoking completely
User :   as of now iam,staying away from smoke
Doctor :   since you have already underwent treatment
Doctor :   you are not communicable to anyone
Doctor :   ok
User :   can i be fit without coughing any more
Doctor :   yes but cough takes a week or two to resolve
User :   thanx doc
Doctor :   u r welcome
User :   whenever questions of this sort arise, i am logging in to ur web and clearing it thereof with your val sugg
Doctor :   ok
User :   u have been very helpful to me
User :   thanx and bye
Doctor :   bye
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