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Had severe cold which turned to wheezing, chest ratting, diagnosed as asthma, non-smoker, used inhaler, antibiotics, no relief<br>

Hi, I am a 36 year old female. Over the winter I got a really bad cold between the months of Dec - Jan, I tool antibiotics and cough syrup for trying to knock it out but nothing seemed to work. When I went back to see my Doctor in March I still had wheezing an rattling in my chest especially when exhaling and lying down, he said that I had a temporary asthma brought on by the chest infection I had over the winter and prescribed me an inhaler which does provide some relief, however her we are in June and I’m still using the inhaler and the wheezing and rattling just seems to be getting worse. I don’t smoke and I do not have any allergies that I know of no have I suffered from asthma in previous years.
Asked On : Thu, 31 May 2012
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Your doctor rightly told you that because of your chest infection you are having temporary asthma. At times after a bout of viral or bacterial infection the airways become sensitive. This is termed `Hyper Reactive Airway Disease` and it menifests in the form of asthma symptoms.You should take inhalers which have combination of long acting bronchodilators and long acting steroids lke seroflo or foracort 2 puffs 2 to 3 times a day, an anti leukotrein like montair 10 mgm at night and an antiallergic like cetrizine or allegra. If symotoms still do not subside take a short course of steroids like prednisolone 20 mgm for 5 days.
Answered: Fri, 1 Jun 2012
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After going through your text, i guess perhaps the disease was not tackled nicely at the beginning, may be inititally you ignored it or might have used self medication. Sometimes chest infections takes time to go and anti-biotic treatment may last even for a couple of weeks and homoeopathic treatment may last even for months. A prolonged respiratory infection leads to the problems like shortness of breath, rattling in chest, offensive expectoration etc. it makes the body oversensitive to even the slightest stimulus.
The choice of treatment is yours you can choose either allopathic or homoeopathic system. One thing you need to do is get a chest x-ray done, and also go for Complete Blood Count which includes HB, TLC, DLC, ESR and also add AEC.
You can have the following Homoeopathic Medicine, but do consult your doctor also:
1. Antimonium Tart 200C 5drops in half cup of water daily for 7 days.
2. Steam inhalation( see if you can bear that, in case of discomfort abort it)
3. avoid sour things
4. avoid cold things
5. add multivitamin capsule to your diet( its one capsule daily but do consult your doctor for that)
6. some walk (dont pace yourself out of breath).

Wish you a speedy recovery to health
Answered: Thu, 31 May 2012
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