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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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Doctor :   hi Neetu
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi Doc, am having persistent cough for the last 7 days and cold for the last 2 weeks, have taken medication, but not helping out in a big way
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   How old are you and what work do you do?
User :   Am 28 years and am working in sales profession in
Doctor :   Did you have fever with your cold?
User :   yes sometime back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   What medications have you taken?
Doctor :   Do you still have fever now?
User :   tus-q for cold, amoxylin for cough
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   DO you still have a nose block/ headache?
User :   I get headache at times but nose block is persistent
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when you cough are you bringing out any phelgm?
User :   off late it is reduced and is more of dry cough with a slight pain
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? asthma/ bronchitis or anything else?
User :   no
Doctor :   How many days did you take the antibiotics- amoxycillin for?
User :   one more thing, two weeks back i had blood coming out while i was coughing, I ahve taken this for 3 days
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
User :   no, i have never done that
Doctor :   Have you consulted a doctor before you started the medications?
User :   yes, my friends wife is a doc, i discussed with her over a phone. In mumbai, these days every second person is facing this problem. My only concern is the blood that had come out. It had happenned only once beacuse of major coughing. Just wanted to understand is there any cause for concern? shall i go for a compleet test?
Doctor :   Is your cough worse at night/ when you lie down?
User :   I think yes
Doctor :   When you do have an Upper respiratory tract infection and sevre cough- you sometimes get some blood in your spuutm
Doctor :   because of sevre coughing
User :   ok
Doctor :   Because you have had this cough/ cold for 2 weeks now, it is best for you to see a doctor for a physcial examination
Doctor :   depending on the examination, the doctor may put you an antibiotic if req
User :   ok, i'll do that today itself. Thanks for your help
Doctor :   What you can do in the meanwhile is drink plenty of water
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   I'll do that doc. Thanks bye
Doctor :   is there anything else i can hekp you with?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   bye
User :   Not at this piint of time
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