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Recurrent episodes of cold and cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   are you there?
User :   hello doctor
User :   I am staying in Chennai
User :   I constantly keep getting cough and cold
Doctor :   ok
User :   i keep getting cold at least once a month
Doctor :   Do you have allergies
User :   yes i am allergic to dust
Doctor :   Ok
User :   if the cold aggravates i get a fever
User :   which sometimes causes breating problem
Doctor :   What are the symptoms that you get when you have the cold
User :   i get a running nose
Doctor :   I mean sorethroat/ cold/ cough/ fever/
User :   which normally doesn't stop
Doctor :   pain on the cheeks/ early morning sputum
User :   and constant sneezing
User :   early morning sputum yes
User :   no pain in the cheeks
Doctor :   Have you seen adoctor
User :   no
Doctor :   Were the tests done
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I believe you have some allergy
Doctor :   and that is causing the problems for you
Doctor :   be it rhinits or sinusitis
User :   i dont take any medicines but the cold goes away in some 3 days
Doctor :   only determined by the physical examintion
User :   ok
User :   whom shall i consult?
Doctor :   So please see the ENT specialist when you have the acute attack
Doctor :   By the way remember that only avoiding the allergen can keep you out of attacks
User :   what do you mean
User :   ok
User :   just in december i was admittedin the hospital for one day
Doctor :   Reason ?
User :   for high fever 104
User :   and breathing problem
User :   coupled with sore throat
User :   and cold
Doctor :   Ok
User :   all the tests conducted were negative
Doctor :   aand what was the end diagnosis
Doctor :   then
User :   i had nothing serious
User :   just a high ferver which aggraveted
User :   i had to take an antibiotics course
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Who treated yoiu
Doctor :   the specialist
User :   general phsician
Doctor :   was the ENt specialist consultation done
User :   no i think the xray was taken
User :   which showed a lot of congestion in the chest
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You should have been diagnosed with acute bronchitis
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   no i don't smoke
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   I think yoiu yhave to see an ENT specialist
User :   what should is ay is the problem?
Doctor :   You say the past history to them
Doctor :   and note down the factors that are precipitating your cold
Doctor :   like allergens be it cold, smoke, dust, food, pollen
Doctor :   the severity of the symptoms
Doctor :   Observe them
Doctor :   Ok
User :   sure doctor
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