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Symtoms of acute bronchitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   i am having some problems with my breathing
User :   when i breathe in too deep i feel cracking in my back
Doctor :  
Can you explain me more about it?
User :   i am always coughing up mucas
User :   when i breathe there is a wheeze and sometimes a bit of a rattle
User :   i have been having on and off chest pains slightly to my left side
Doctor :   Did you ever had similar complaints in the past?
User :   no
User :   never
Doctor :   Since how long you have this problem?
User :   the chest pains on and off for the pasr 2 weeks
User :   coughing up mucas 3 weeks approx
Doctor :   What is the color of the mucus?
User :   i also have a dry cough
Doctor :  
How much you cough out each time?
User :   greenish brown color
User :   about a 10 cent coin sometimes more
User :   are you in ?
Doctor :   No I am in
User :   oh ok so you wouldnt know what a 10 cent coin is sorry
Doctor :  
I was working in US for sometime
Doctor :  
so I know of it
User :   also hot and cold flushes
Doctor :  
Did you check your temperature?
User :   ok well about the size or a little bit bigger than an american quater
Doctor :  
DId it start with a fever?
User :   the highest it has got was 39.2 so i had a warm shower and took some panamax and went to bed
Doctor :  
When was that?
User :   it might of i dont remember sorry
User :   bout a week ago
Doctor :  
What is your age?
Doctor :  
What is your occupation?
User :   23
User :   home duties and i run my own company from home
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Do you smoke?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Since how long?
User :   i was about 14
Doctor :  
how many per day?
User :   5
User :   im not a heavy smoker
Doctor :  
Did you see a doctor or taken any medicine for it?
User :   no
User :   it is just come back tonight
Doctor :  
Ok since this is bothering you for many weeks, this is taking a chronic course and not completely relieved
User :   im sorry what dose that mean?
User :   ok ok
Doctor :   This could be a Acute on Chronic Bronchitis

Doctor :  
or Pharyngitis
User :   ok
User :   are these bad?
Doctor :  
Since there is a wheeze you need a chest examination by a stethoscope
User :   ok
Doctor :  
The doctor shall prescribe you a course of antibiotic
Doctor :  
which can last for a week
User :   ok thanks do you mind if i ask a couple more questions?
User :   ill book in to see my gp
Doctor :  
and you need to take an antitussive syrup so that the dry cough is controlled
Doctor :  
I do not mind
Doctor :  
but I did not complete my first advice yet
Doctor :  
let me do it first
User :   ok im sorry please continue
Doctor :  
You can start with Steam inhalations with the VICKS or some menthol based balm so that your airway
Doctor :  
is broadened and you do not get the wheeze
User :   ok
Doctor :  
but this is a temporary solution only
User :   yeah i understand that
Doctor :  
Now carry on with your other question
User :   i have acne around my chin area and no where else how can i get rid of it?
Doctor :  
You can choose any over the counter Anti acne cream and apply it for long duration in the night
User :   ok
Doctor :   one more thing the acne recur or do not heal if you keep touching them except during washing the face

Doctor :  
Wash your face and do not scrub the acne
Doctor :  
wash only thrice a day
User :   dont scrub it ok i scrub it
Doctor :  
Use a specialised soap which are anti acne with salicylate in it
Doctor :  
foam and leave in that area for 3 minutes to wash off
User :   can i buy that from the chemist?
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
Usually they are over the counter
User :   dose that dry the skin out?
Doctor :  
do not require a prescription
User :   thats great
Doctor :  
Yes that is why use a moisturiser
Doctor :  
always
Doctor :  
and a sun screen while going out
User :   why sunscreen?
Doctor :  
These measures may take more time
Doctor :  
but do not leave it
User :   so whick one will work the quickest and be more affective and can i use them all at the same time
Doctor :  
All at the same time
Doctor :  
but the cream in the nights only
Doctor :  
Sun screen in the day
Doctor :  
Moisturiser twice a day
User :   ok and how long will it take for it to clear up?
Doctor :   It takes one to 2 months
Doctor :  
for complete cure
Doctor :  
the current acne go off in 3 to 4 days
User :   wow thats great so do i continue to do this course the rest of my life or will i be able to stop?
Doctor :   You can stop after you no longer see acne for 1 month

User :   and after the one month do i have to continue it?
Doctor :  
Stop it
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   oh ok cool and will the acne come back
User :   yeah
User :   i wrote it doen
Doctor :  
good
Doctor :  
is there anything else
Doctor :  
that I can help you with?
User :   no and thank you for your help it has been greatly appreciated
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