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Throat infection in pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi\
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how can i help u?
User :   do you have a lady doctor available now as my wife would like to speak
Doctor :   can u please login after 15 minutes lady doctor will be available
User :   ok whats her name?
User :   and how will i conntect to her
Doctor :  
u can login aftter 15 minutes she will pick
User :   ok
User :   thanks
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welcome
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sure i will try
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   can i speak to
User :   doctor i am pregnant with 7th month just started
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Please proceed with the query?
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   10 days ago I got infection in throat, went to the doctor who said it is pharingitis
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   and gave me antibiotics and prospan syrup (to extract my phelgum from chest)
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   i finished my medicine 3 days ago
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   and i coughed a lot
User :   now cough is like 20% left
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   and am not taking the prospan syrup as it is terrible, as soon i take, it brings cough
User :   anyway
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   yesterday morning when i woke up. i felt as if i cant breath and something stuck or feeling of severe dry
Doctor :   Ok

User :   i feel so much how do i say that i want to get out of house
User :   when i stand i feel am little breathing
User :   when i sit or lie its terrible
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   whole night i stand and wake up
Doctor :  
May i know your age?
User :   i am 32
User :   so i went to my doc last night
User :   and she did ultra sound
User :   and she asked me how i sleep
User :   basically i sleep on my back
User :   she said i should sleep on side
Doctor :  
Do you difficulty in breathing or is it the cough that troubles at night?
User :   and i told her after i ate food, feels like food is still under neck
User :   its like when sleeping
User :   suddenly i feel suffocated
User :   and i sit
Doctor :   Oh.
User :   coughing is lot reduced but no link to
User :   as coughing was there bef
User :   doc did a test on me
User :   she used some device on my index finger
Doctor :   Ok

User :   and said my oxygen saturation is 96
User :   so i dont have issue of oxygen
Doctor :   Your oxygen level is good.
User :   he gave me syrup called bronchicum
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   and she gave me surup (moxiline ) for digestion
User :   but since today and lasy night
User :   i feel so anxiety
User :   i cant sit
User :   kept walkig here and there
User :   cant lie at al
Doctor :  
I shall help you in this.
User :   my husband told me that he can bring ventolin inhalor
User :   shall i take it?
User :   or my issue is completely different
Doctor :   I shall come to that.
User :   one more thing
Doctor :  
Before let me find the cause for your problem.
Doctor :  
Yes proceed with that.
User :   one of my friend told me that she had the same feeling in her all pregnancy period. i am scared as i have still 2 months left
Doctor :  
I shall answer your query?
User :   and my mouth also becomes so dry
User :   yes pls
User :   go ahead
Doctor :   Have you checked your hemoglobin status?
User :   my hemoglobin is always less. yes i fogot to tell youthis
User :   docotr i have hypotyrhoid since long and am taking 125mb itroxin
User :   my himoglobin came 10
User :   last week
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   and doctor asked me to take red meat, etc
User :   but i never eat red meat
User :   and allergic
Doctor :  
Has your sore throat reduced?
User :   sore throat is gone
User :   but whole neck is dry
Doctor :  
Ok.
User :   am living i riyadh and its a dry desert
Doctor :   Do you have wheezing?
User :   i puton humidifier last night
User :   no sheezing sound
Doctor :  
Ok.
User :   very few phelgum comes when i cough
Doctor :  
ok.
User :   but my main issue is anxity feeling like i run away some where
Doctor :  
I shall answer your questions one by one now.
User :   i did not eat well at all since 2 days as i dont feel
User :   ok
Doctor :  
The cause for your fever and cough could either be viral infection or could have been alleric bronchitis.
User :   i dont have fever, never said i have
User :   or had
Doctor :  
They take time to improve.
User :   but yes doc said who checked my 10 days ago about brochism chest
Doctor :  
There are various cough syrups including ventolin
Doctor :  
Yes.
Doctor :  
That is what i meant.
User :   i am taking the followin syrup since last night 10 ml. Bronchicum (Elixir S, thype fluid extract)
Doctor :  
Since you never had these symptoms earlies the cause could have been either allergy or viral infection.
User :   i think it may be allergic
Doctor :  
These syrups are ayurvedic herbal syrups.
User :   i never had bronchism or breathing issue in my life
Doctor :   I have little knowledge on these because i practice hallopathic medicine.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
However i can tell you about ventoloin syrup.
User :   shall i take ventolin inhaler?
Doctor :  
They help in reducing the breating difficulty.
Doctor :   It is not a very safe medicine in pregnancy.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   i will buy ventol syrup
User :   10 ml?
Doctor :   It is the same as ventolin.
Doctor :  
But if your breathing difficulty is very severe you can take those.
User :   what if i take venotlin syrup and see for one day?
Doctor :   I would suggest you to have an examination done by a doctor.
User :   i did
User :   last night
User :   and themedicines he gave
User :   i told u
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   he examined my chest
User :   every thing
Doctor :  
if you have already taken then its fine.
User :   and he said i have physycological feeling of not breathing
Doctor :  
Then i would recommend you to take ventolin syrup only if you have severe distress.
Doctor :  
Other causes of breating discomfort are
User :   let me go to my docotr again tomorro evenig
Doctor :  
the pregnancy itself.
Doctor :   Yes
User :   as he is gone now
Doctor :  
That would be better.
User :   but how i wil pass tonight
User :   doctorjust until tomorrow evening
Doctor :  
Elixor syrup and other syrups are fine.
User :   can i take 2 doses of ven syrup?
Doctor :  
But i am not comfortable in you taking ventum syrup.
Doctor :   As i told you,
User :   ok
User :   i understand
Doctor :  
Only if the breating difficulty is very severe.
User :   doctor i am feeling it
User :   you know
User :   i know people who take venotilin inhalor
User :   they even show from their mouth by brething heavily etc
User :   i dont have that urge
User :   yet i feel i cant breath
Doctor :   It is mainly used in asthamtic and other people aho have wheezing.
Doctor :  
Since you do not have those,
Doctor :  
It would be better you avoid it as far as possible.
User :   ok
User :   got it
User :   i will see doctor tomorrow
User :   doc one more thing
User :   am eating a lot of anar since 4 mnths
User :   is that ok?
User :   sweet anar
Doctor :   I was telling about the other causes of breathing difficulty.
Doctor :  
It could have been pregnancy itself.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
You shall feel better after another month.
Doctor :  
As the growth of the fetus increases.
Doctor :  
Some people do get breathing difficulty in the 6 to 7 th month of pregnancy.
Doctor :  
and they improve on it self.
Doctor :  
by the end of 8th month.
Doctor :  
So this could also be the problem.
User :   ok got it
Doctor :  
So try lying down on the side as the doctor mentioned to you.
Doctor :  
Anaemia can also cause slight breathing difficulty.
Doctor :  
So improve your diet.
Doctor :  
You can take Iron and folic acid supplements too.
User :   which diets are good for this?
Doctor :  
After consulting the Obstretician.
User :   i am taking one iron and one calcium every day
Doctor :  
Iron containing foods are green leafy vegetables, ragi, apple.
Doctor :  
Continue with those.
Doctor :  
Avoid heavy meals at night.
User :   if i eat apple i get migrane
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :  
Then you can avoid apple.
User :   other fruits?
User :   banana?
Doctor :  
But include vegetables in the diet.
Doctor :  
Banana is ok.
User :   pomergrane? am eating one every day
Doctor :   Yes that a good source of iron.
User :   carrot juice?
Doctor :  
And lastly do not hit the bed immediately after dinner.
Doctor :  
Carrot juice contains
Doctor :  
Vitamin a
Doctor :  
It is a ok source of iron.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   yes i have
Doctor :  
Ok.
Doctor :  
These problems are going to be a temporary.
Doctor :  
So do not be anxious about it.
User :   thanks a lot doctor
Doctor :  
Anxiety and stress can increase your problems.
Doctor :  
Is there any other query?
User :   yes
User :   tonight if my condition becomes very severe
User :   can i then take one spoon if v syrup?
Doctor :   you can,

Doctor :  
But try avoiding it as far as possible inthe future.
User :   ok
User :   thanks alot
User :   you take care and i am thankful
Doctor :   so only if you cannot manage then fine.
Doctor :  
Is there any other query?
User :   no
User :   good night
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