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Experiencing cough, shortness of breath and vomiting. Chest x-ray done. Required treatment?

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hi...this is XXXXXXX from mumbai india...i am experiencing a violent cough from 15 days which comes 2,3 times a day & at that time i feel shortness of breath & somestimes i vommit also..went to a doctor & he told me it is a acid reflux disease..(i am taking antibiotics etc from 40 days as last month i got my wisdom tooth removed)..he changed my medicines & told me to have pantogyn-d & a analgesic anti acid syrup before meals....He also advised me to take a chest X XXXXXXX also,which i did...the x XXXXXXX report is normal but its mentioned that- MINIMAL Increased bronchovascular Markings in bilateral lung fields-SUGGESTIVE OF Bronchitis with congestion..which my dr said its normal & continue the above medicine...i am still getting violent cough 2,3 times....so kindly suggest
Posted Sun, 10 Mar 2013 in Lung and Chest disorders
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sundar Gnanavel 2 hours later
Hello
Thanks for your query. On going through your history, i would be willing to agree with your physician's diagnosis of GERD. Minimal bronchitis does not manifest with these symptoms. In addition to the medication for GERD, i would suggest that you avoid spicy food and tea/coffee/carbonated drinks as they precipitate GERD. It is essential to eat at a slower pace than usual. You can consider an endoscopy to look for any associated peptic ulcer disease as well. Do clarify further if you need to.
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Dr Sundar
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Follow-up: Experiencing cough, shortness of breath and vomiting. Chest x-ray done. Required treatment? 8 minutes later
thanks...actually my doctor also told me about stomach ulcers...i am on medicines from last 40 days as in ist week of january i got my wisdom tooth removed,hence i was on antibiotics & painkillers till end of january & after that i had developed cough,throat infection & again i was on medicined ie-cough syrups,antiboitics & anti allergics etc...but now i get violent coughs 2,3 times & sometimes i vommit also..acc to chest xray & my doctor-he told that its acid reflix & it will get fine as i am on medicines now ie-pantogyn-d & a analgesic anti acid syrup
so..what you suggest now?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sundar Gnanavel 3 hours later
Hello.....
I agree with you that the symptoms started post-infection. Neverthless the symptoms still fit into GERD. I would not suggest treating it as a bronchial infection. The current management should work for you eventually.
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Dr Sundar
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Follow-up: Experiencing cough, shortness of breath and vomiting. Chest x-ray done. Required treatment? 14 minutes later
but my condition is not improving....still i cough 2,3 times & everytime i feel shortness of breath during that time & vommit occassionaly...one thing i should say-the duration of violent cough has gone down as i am taking new set of medicines from past 3 days...so according to you what should i do & which food items should i take?
and normally how much time it takes to completely get cured....????

thanks...
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sundar Gnanavel 3 hours later
Hello.....
To tell you frankly GERD usually is not fully curable but we aim at symptom control only. Within another 2-3 weeks i would expect your problem to be under control. As i suggested avoid spicy food, tea, coffee and soft drinks. You can take everything else. Wish you speedy recovery.
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Dr Sundar
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