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Reasons for persisting cough for 3 months - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi doctor
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   for the past 2 -3 month I am feeling like caough
User :   I mean cough with thick bulgum
Doctor :   ok
User :   may me its due to the winter
Doctor :   YOU mean you get it every winter
User :   no
Doctor :   for 2-3 months
User :   this winter
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it hasnt gone down yet
User :   nop
Doctor :   is it right?
User :   I took some medicine for cough but still it persist
Doctor :   Do you smoke
User :   no
Doctor :   when do you have the cough in a day
User :   its not time specfic
Doctor :   is it mild or severe
User :   it doesnt pain or anything like that ... but the cough is very thick
User :   I mean the bulgum which come out
Doctor :   Do you get it every time you cough
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have more in the mornings?
User :   yes
Doctor :   as you rise from the bed
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any allergies
User :   no ..
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor till now?
User :   no ... should I?
Doctor :   What are the medications you have taken and how long ?
User :   Nothing much few cough syrups
Doctor :   what is your age
User :   24
Doctor :   Occupation/ city
User :   S/W proff Noida
Doctor :   as of your explanation i think of few possibilities
User :   what it can be?
Doctor :   Acute bronchitis/ Acute sinusitis
User :   is it something serious>
Doctor :   I would suggest you to see a doctor as it has been long
Doctor :   since you got it
Doctor :   An young guy like you should not have this for more than one week
Doctor :   It is not serious but you require adequate treatment
Doctor :   some antibiotics which are prescribed on physcial examination and given
Doctor :   till then i suggest you to take steam inhalations
Doctor :   to ease your difficulty of thick sputum
User :   Thanks doctor, nice talking to you..
Doctor :   it works wonder
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