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Suffering from dry cough. Medicines, syrups ineffective. Advise? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 31-May-2013
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Doctor:You can type your medical query here and I can answer you now
User:Hello Sir
User:How r u
Doctor:I am good and you?
User:good sir
Doctor:Do you have any question for me today?
User:Sir i have one issue regarding cough
Doctor:Ok, please go on, describe it
Doctor:When did it start first?
User:Sir actualy iam suffering from cough from last 3 to 4 months.
Doctor:Is it dry cough or with sputum?
User:Dry cough
Doctor:Which part of the day do you observe it to be more?
Doctor:While lying down or after getting up from bed?
Doctor:or during office hours?
User:after getting up from bed and during office hours
Doctor:What is your age, gender and weight?
Doctor:Do you find it more on the weekdays or weekends?
User:sir one more thing i want to be clear i have taken lots of medicens and sirups with concern doctor i have checked my chest x-ray, blood test and urine test it's all are in normal
Doctor:Can you please answer my questions posted above?
User:29 age, male and 52 kg
Doctor:Do you have history of asthma or dry skin?
Doctor:Ok can you let me know what is the medicine used?
Doctor:Doyou have any other medical problems?
Doctor:From the description you gave me you seems to be having allergic bronchitis. The allergen can be pollen, dust, mites etc.
Doctor:To know the exact allergen you can go for patch testing by an Allergist. Some ENT specialist can do that
User:sir exactly i don't no the names, But the concern doctor has told it is just dust allergy
Doctor:You will be given a course of antiallergics for few months and symptoms should certainly improve
Doctor:Do you have sneezes?
User:sir but now iam prefering homeopathy medicine
User:no sir
Doctor:Ok are yu taking it?
Doctor:Any improvement?
Doctor:I have few suggestions for you.
User:sir iam countinuing the same initially i got improvement but now again it is back
Doctor:apart from the regular medication.
Doctor:This will greatly help if you follow correctly
Doctor:1) Wash your towel, bedsheets, curtains once every three days in hot water above 100 degree
User:ok sir.
Doctor:2) Wash your mouth, eyes, nose and ears every time you go out and come back office / home
Doctor:so you should wash after reaching office and after reaching home with warm water
Doctor:This will clean off all the stuck particles of dust
Doctor:and prevent entering the air pipe
Doctor:These two measures will certainly help you along with the medicines
Doctor:You can ask your doctor a prescription of Montelukast + cetrizine
Doctor:Did you follow?
User:no sir
User:sir pls suggest, i have to visit ENT now
Doctor:Along with the medicines you should follow the two suggestions I gave you
User:sir pls suggest, the cough is from more than 3 months. is there any major problem for me
User:ya sir will workout the same
Doctor:Was TB test done?
Doctor:A dry cough for three months should be tackled correctly by right doctor. I suggest ENT specialist
User:sir concern doctor has taken blood test and urine test. result is normal , i have asked him for any TB problem he said no nothing like that it's just like dust allergy.
User:ok sir i visit the ENT specialist
Doctor:Yes please do and ask for the prescription of the same medicines
Doctor:Most likely it is allergic in origin hence no need to worry
Doctor:However TB testing would complete the formatlties
Doctor:did you follow?
User:sir actualy i have this type of cough once in a year, But normally it will be cure in a month
Doctor:yeah but allergic cause need more time and dedication therapy
User:but this time only i am suffering from last 3 months
User:sir agian i have to take all tests
Doctor:Not necessarily
Doctor:You just need some examination by ENT about the nose and throat
User:sir i have to countinue homeopathy medicien after taking ENT tests
Doctor:You may
Doctor:Allopathy treatment does not affect by homeopathy
Doctor:you have to ask the homeopathy doctor if homeopathy works even if you take allopathy or not
Doctor:My opinion is you would do well if you follow the above medicine and suggestions
Doctor:You an stop Homeopathy for two months
Doctor:and follow what I said above
Doctor:Do not be confused
User:sir i have been asked to homeopathy i told not to take allopathy while using homeo
Doctor:I know
Doctor:That is why
Doctor:Are you with me?
User:sir i have 1 habit where i spit ennumber of times in a day
Doctor:This is because of allergic bronchitis, your body defense mechanism a mucus is secreted to kill the allergen entering the airway
Doctor:that mucus is spit out constantly
Doctor:Did you understand?
User:Sir finally, 1) I have to stop homeopathy, 2) i have to visit ENT 3) I have to Wash my towel, bedsheets, curtains once every three days in hot water above 100 degree 4) I have to Wash my mouth, eyes, nose and ears every time i go out and come back office / home
Doctor:Worth the conversation I believe
User:sir some times i feel back pain also
Doctor:Do you take frequent breaks once in 30 minutes while you work infront of computer?
Doctor:Did you take any medical treatment for this?
User:no sir
Doctor:You can try with simple COMBIFLAM cream
User:ok sir
User:thank u sir
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:no thanx sir
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me
Doctor:Bye for now
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