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Seasonal bronchitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi doctor i wanted to ask you abt bronchitis which usually occurs to me in april
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ok
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what symptoms do you have?
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are the symptoms seasonal occuring only at a specific time of year?
User :   jsst tightness in the broncial area and sm times difficulty in breathing
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ok
User :   ya it is seasonal
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please provide your age, gender, location, occupation
User :   age31 male
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ok
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was anytime PFT (pulmonary function test) done for you?
User :   wt will u advise me as precautions during the mth of april
User :   no pft test was nt done
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you will need to do the PFT test when the symptoms are starting to differentiate the hyperactivity of the bronchial tree
Doctor :   from that of allergic cause
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and if the hypercativity and sapsm is found
User :   hw is pft test done
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then you will need to be put on the bronchial dilators
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to relive the spasm and your symptoms
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PFT test is done in a specialised lab
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where you will need to breathe
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and the airflow wil be measured what you take in and out
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and various calculations done to see the type of problem you are having

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in case the result shows fine
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and you ahve allergy as teh cause
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then the next step will be
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to do a allergen test
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to see what allergen is causing your symptoms
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