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Shortness of breath after having medicine for hypothyroid - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you
User :   hello goodevening sir
Doctor :   goodevening

Doctor :  
how can i help you
User :   everything is going well according to ur advice
User :   but one thing i want to know that she is feeling shortness of breathing since last 2 days
Doctor :  
thah is great
User :   is it due to medications or something else?
Doctor :   can i ask you few more Q

User :   ya
Doctor :   may i know what advise was given to you previously
User :   she is taking medications for hypothyroids
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when she is hypothyroid
Doctor :  
and what tablet and how much
User :   she is taking it since 12 days
User :   25 mcg thyrox
Doctor :   she is recently diagnosed to be hypothyroid i suppose
User :   ya
Doctor :   now what problem is she having
User :   since last 2 days there was little cough and shortness of breathing
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
is there any fever
User :   she has finished 5 day course of antibiotics roxikind
User :   no
Doctor :  
now is she alright
Doctor :  
or is the cough persisting
User :   ya active
Doctor :  
only cough is there or fever also
User :   cough
Doctor :  
shortness of breath still persisting
User :   ya
Doctor :   may i know the name of the city you reside
User :   while taking breath the breath is not full sometimes
User :  
Doctor :  
did you check this with doctor
User :   ya she has no past record of heart problems
Doctor :  
i mean for this shortness of breath
User :   ya
Doctor :  
cause fever, cold and cough indicates its seasonal flu
User :   ya
Doctor :   it should get resolved with the roxid and other treatment
User :   it happens several times during cold
Doctor :  
if there is shortness of breath than that need to be evulated by X ray of chest
User :   roxid means roxithromycin
Doctor :  
was X ray examination done in the last two days
User :   no
Doctor :  
did you visit the doctor in the last two days
User :   ya
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
this is what my concern was
Doctor :  
than nothing to worry
User :   they are telling it as viral bronchities
Doctor :   ya that is what my concern is
Doctor :  
it might turn to Pneumonia
Doctor :  
so onlu asked so much of Q
User :   they had advised roxikid for 5 days
Doctor :  
now what has doctors advised you
Doctor :  
presently
User :   only antibiotics
Doctor :   good
Doctor :  
this is for how many days
User :   should i give her any cough as well as broncho dilators?
User :   5 days
Doctor :  
no in this case i dont think she require any bronchodilators
User :   ya
Doctor :  
antibiotics are must for further 5 days
User :   she is taking her thyroid medications in the morning
Doctor :   paracetamol and antihistaminics given to her
User :   no
Doctor :  
thyroid medication should not be stopped
User :   ya
Doctor :  
this is infection of lower respiratory system
User :   should i give her sinarest
Doctor :  
and it is stress
Doctor :  
so dont stop thyroid medication
User :   ya right
Doctor :  
tab sinarest you can give
User :   ok
Doctor :  
it is for symptomatic relief
User :   then ?
Doctor :  
it has to be taken three times a day
User :   ya
Doctor :  
antibiotics will cure the disease
User :   any higher?
Doctor :  
no
Doctor :  
higher means specific
User :   cephalosporin groups?
Doctor :  
and it is prescribed after culture and sensitivity of sputum is done
User :   ok
Doctor :   there are many groups of higher antibiotics

Doctor :  
cephalosporin is one group
Doctor :  
it is not like higher or lower
User :   tell me any safest antibiotics that she can take as well as thyroid medications
Doctor :  
it is the culture and sensitivity which will determine which drug to give
User :   ya right
Doctor :   there is no relation between antibiotics and thyroid drugs

User :   ok
Doctor :  
all antibiotics are safe
Doctor :  
only pencillin injection has the allergy part
User :   then should i continue with ROXITHROMYCIN ?
Doctor :  
it is a higher antibiotic
User :   she has allergy to pencillins,amoxillins
Doctor :  
so only the doc has advised you roxid
User :   ya
Doctor :  
pencillin and amoxillin belong to a group and the higher version in them is cephalosporins
User :   ya
Doctor :   i would like to give more info on drugs in respiratory infection as now i am very clear why roxid was prescribed
User :   ya
User :   is it ok?
Doctor :   let me tell you
Doctor :  
fever, cough and cold
Doctor :  
it is sore throat
Doctor :  
usually the drugs are sinarest and wait for 3 to 4 days
User :   ya it was 3 days back but no throat pain now after taking antibiotics
Doctor :   be little patience you will understand every thing
User :   ya
Doctor :  
now after 3 or 4 days if patient symptom doesnt improve and sputum production occurs
Doctor :  
than antibiotics are given
Doctor :  
the drug of choice is pencillin
User :   ya
Doctor :  
as your wife is allergic to pencillin it cannot be given
User :   ya right
Doctor :  
now the first alternative is amoxcillin
Doctor :  
she is also allergic to that
User :   ya right
User :   loose motions due to amoxicillin
Doctor :   ya one of the side effect
User :   ya
Doctor :  
now cephealosporins also belong to amoxilin family
Doctor :  
she will ahve diarrohea as main side effect
Doctor :  
so that also cant be given
User :   ya
Doctor :  
the second alternative is the erythromycin and roxithromycin
User :   ya
Doctor :  
roxithro is higher than erythro
User :   ya
Doctor :  
so you are getting the best drug for the situation given
Doctor :  
please fill the feed back form
User :   ya
Doctor :  
also to reduce the symptoms during the treatment period sinarest is given
User :   should i tell her to continue it for another 5 days?
Doctor :   as advised by your doctor

User :   ya
User :   but no fever now
Doctor :  
because if taken for more days or for less days it will be ineffective
Doctor :  
good no fever
User :   ok
Doctor :  
she is on the road to recovery
Doctor :  
as she is hypothyroid she is taking some more time
Doctor :  
than usual
User :   ya
Doctor :   is there anything i can help you with
User :   can she be given medicines for cough?
Doctor :   yes she can be

Doctor :  
what medication is there for cough with you now
User :   which will be best for her?
Doctor :  
how severe is the cough
User :   bromexine+salbutamol?
User :   it is only at night but day time is very less
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the drug you told me is not for cough it is bronchodilator
Doctor :  
why you did not tel me before
Doctor :  
you need to tel me about all the drugs prescribed by your doctor
User :   ya
Doctor :   you follow the advise given by your doctor

Doctor :  
now since the cough is disturbing the sleep in night
Doctor :  
i will advise you on syrup ok
User :   ya
User :   doctor has only advised antibiotics
Doctor :  
it is syrup COREX
Doctor :  
ok you take 5 ml only in night
User :   ya
User :   ok
Doctor :   not to give in day time
User :   ya
Doctor :   is there any thing i can help you with

User :   for shortness of breath?
Doctor :  
this is what we discussed now
User :   ya
Doctor :  
to continue the antibiotics
User :   ya right
Doctor :  
is there any thing else
Doctor :  
to summarise
User :   ok
Doctor :  
continue antibiotics
User :   ya
Doctor :  
as prescribed your doctor
User :   ya
Doctor :  
that syrup as advised by your doc
User :   ya
Doctor :  
than tab sinarest if advised by your doctor or else not to take
User :   ya
Doctor :  
syp corex only in night if cough is disturbing the sleep
Doctor :  
done
User :   ya
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   ya thank u very much
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