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Symptoms and treatment for Lower respiratory tract infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Hi doctor
User :   I am having serious problems with cough
Doctor :   how long have you had this problem?
User :   i have taken cough syrups but of no use
User :   I am a bit sensitive to cold overall but recently ,past 7 days it has become worse
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Are you haning a cold/
User :   ya
Doctor :   throat irritation/ sneezing/ or fever?
User :   both throat irritation and] sneezing
Doctor :   do you have any phlegm coming out when you cough?
User :   yes
Doctor :   what colour is it?
Doctor :   and is it a little bit
Doctor :   or a lot?
User :   earlier it was yellow or black
User :   but now it is white
User :   a little at a time
Doctor :   do you have chest pain when you cough/ otherwise?
User :   yes now it pains
User :   chest pain
Doctor :   is your cough more when you lie down?
Doctor :   is the pain only when you cough or even otherwise?
User :   i guess, because yesterday entire night i was coughing
Doctor :   is the pain only when you cough or even otherwise?
User :   all the time i cough
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
User :   no
Doctor :   how old are you/ what work do you do?
User :   i am a HR (recruiter) around 24
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you taken any medicine( other than the cough syrup)/ seen a doctor for the cough?
User :   not yet, it usually gets cured within 2 days but this time its taking long
Doctor :   You might have developed an LRTI- lower respiratory tract infection
User :   ok
User :   what medi should i take then
Doctor :   The medicines that you need are available by prescription only
Doctor :   and the choice of the antibiotic will be based
Doctor :   on your chest examination
User :   but anything on temp basis
Doctor :   you can take Brozodex syp 1-1-2 tsp
Doctor :   As you have been having this problem for a week
Doctor :   pls see a GP as soon as you can for further treatment
Doctor :   preferably
Doctor :   today evening
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   welocme
Doctor :   bye
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