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Suffering from cough and breathlessness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   hi
User :   How are you?
Doctor :   good thank you; how are you?
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   okay
User :   I had a sore throat 3 weeks ago - took GRillinctus and Erithromycin
User :   throat is fine but I have irritation in lung that causes breathlessness
User :   taking Flovent for last couple of weeks
Doctor :   how old are you?
User :   30
Doctor :   what work do you do?
User :   software programming
Doctor :   do you hav any other health problems/ asthma
User :   no
Doctor :   bronchitis/ allergies/ ?
User :   only sensitive to sulfa drugs
User :   no bronchitis or allergy
Doctor :   are you having a cough now?
User :   only sometimes...when the lung feels irritated
User :   sorry, i may have lost connection for a second...are you still there?
Doctor :   any phlegm comes when you cough?
User :   none
Doctor :   about your breatlessness-
Doctor :   is there any particular time that you feel breathless?
User :   usually more towards the end of the day
User :   but i sleep very peacefully and don't feel any strain or coughing at night
Doctor :   Are you having any fever now/ chest pain?
User :   no fever
User :   but as i feel more strain towards end of day i feel a little heaviness in chest
Doctor :   do you smoke?
User :   only socially...haven't smoked in several weeks
Doctor :   who prescribed those medicines for you?
User :   i was in USA - have recently relocated from there
Doctor :   After a sore throat you usually have a cough for some time; but as you have had a cough for 3 weeks now and you are having breathlessness
Doctor :   I strongly recommend that you see a physician for a physical examination of your chest
Doctor :   especially because you have no previous medical history of a similar problem
User :   should i see a GP or a specialist
Doctor :   you can see a GP
User :   okay...thank you
Doctor :   ok
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