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Excessive sputum, running nose, breathing difficulty, prescribed telecast, nasal spray. Asthma?

Sir my illness started as infection in chest lots of sputum was coming out for more than 20 days and also having running nose after that I was having problem in breathing I refer to the chest physician he said i am suffering from rhino sinusitis and gave me the prescription of telecast L for 15 days and a nasal spray . After 15 days he gave me telecast-10 tablet and said to continue for 2 months after 30 days the breathing problem as not up to that extent but it has not gone fully some coughing is there.. so is it the Asthma …..
Asked On : Tue, 23 Oct 2012
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Yes your symptoms are suggestive of asthma which is a form of menifestation of allergy and in your case triggered by chest infection. If you have not had any previous history of allergy/asthma, hopefully it is transient and will go away soon. You may continue taking telecast 10 and add aerocort inhaler if breathing problem is bothering you.
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Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Sujoy Khan's  Response
I am not sure of your age but a CXR is definitely recommended if you are having low grade fever with productive sputum.
Allergic rhinitis or rhinosinusitis is a distinct possibility and antihistamines and nasal steroids takes a minimum of 6 weeks to work and therefore must be continued for 3 months before stopping them.
As you have had improvement, it is advisable to continue them but also get a specific IgE blood test to elucidate your allergies.
House dust mite/animal dander allergy is likely when you have perennial (all yer round) rhinitis.
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Pulmonologist Dr. Arnab Maji's  Response
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Your symptoms may be due to asthma. Do you have wheezing? Do you have family history of asthma? Do you have history of eczema? Asthmatic usually do have such histories. Though the diagnosis of asthma is mainly clinical it needs to be confirmed by spirometry with bronchodialator reversibility testing. Rhino-sinusistis is a common association of asthma. Fix an appointment with a pulmonologist, get your chest examined and go for the spirometric testing to conclusively prove the diagnosis of asthma.
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