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Severe bronchitis and chest colds - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi I have had a chesty cold but it seems to have turned into this strange heavy feeling right in the middle of my chest with a cold tickling sensation travelling up towards my windpipe - my doctor has prescribed an inhaler and thinks I might be asthmatic but I am worried it might be severe bronchitus - don't wake up coughing - when I do cough occassionally its white mucus.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr xxxx here
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   do you have any wheeeze?
User :   NO
Doctor :   Are you finding it uncomfortable breathing?
User :   No not really - I thought it was getting better yesterday with no heaviness in the chest but it returned this morning during work
Doctor :   Any pain, when you cough ?
User :   No
Doctor :   Is the cough severe, and does it come up in bouts?
User :   No its not severe its a dry cough occassionally its productive but not all the time
Doctor :   Are you having any running nose or blocked nose?
User :   no but my sinuses and ears have felt a bit blocked
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what are the medicines you are on?
Doctor :   and what inhalers has your doc prescribed?
User :   Its an inhaler i think its ventalin - I have been very stressed recently also
Doctor :   I feel you are having mild to moderate bronchitis, with mild infection in the nasal sinuses as well
User :   Should I have rested I have been doing a lot of triathlons and running
Doctor :   i would advise you to take clarinex once daily, and robitussin twice daily
Doctor :   yes rest is essential for you for a few days
User :   okay what are they?
Doctor :   a course of antibiotics will also help you,
User :   okay thats very helpful thank you
Doctor :   clarinex (antihistamine) to reduce secretions and allergic symptoms
Doctor :   robitussin is a cough suppresent
User :   thanks will do
Doctor :   consult your doc, for the antibiotics, for 3 days, will help u
Doctor :   any other query?
User :   No but will use this service again if I have too
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
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