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Sinusitis and phlegm - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   Hello?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Well, I have what my doctor calls a sinus infection, and I feel like I have a lot of phlegm in my chest...
User :   But I can
Doctor :  
User :   Not cough it up. And when I do, occasionally, I cannot spit it out. I assume it's better to spit it out right?
Doctor :  
Do you have cough also
User :   Yeah, a mild one. Usually one just to clear my throat. A bit itchy, dry.
Doctor :  
Okay can you breath normally
Doctor :  
Or Do you have difficulty in it
User :   Decently. I have asthma to begin with it, so...I'd say I'm doing good. Just not very deep breaths. Those sting a bit
Doctor :  
Can you hear any sound other than whistling like in asthma
User :   I wheezed for maybe 5 minutes at one point, but my breathing seems good.
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
then as you said it is dry cough
Doctor :  
and the sinus infection which is causing the symptoms
Doctor :  
It will go away with the treatment for sinus
Doctor :  
and you must take lots of warm water

Doctor :  
to soothen you throat and salt water gargle in luke warm water
Doctor :  
will help you a lot
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