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Blood in sputum, sinusitis, spondylitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Doctor, I have a question. My mother in law has been complaining of some blood in her sputum ...atleast once or twice a u recommend her any tests?
User :   She has sinus issues
User :   sinus headaches and nasal blocks in the morning when she wakes up
User :   she has spondylitis also...sometimes she says she has some tingling sensation in her head and her arms....
Doctor :   she needs a good evaluation and examination of sinuses by ENT
User :   her age is abt 60\
Doctor :   Ok
User :   for sinus headaches she uses sinarest medicine ...quite often
Doctor :   Wear and tear of the bones ar ecommon at this age
User :   ok
Doctor :   hence spondylitis a degenerative changes are expected
User :   any home remedies?
Doctor :   with some symptoms as informed by you
Doctor :   Usage of these medicines without proper evaluation can lead to atrophic sinuses
Doctor :   and more problems
Doctor :   They are other ways of dealing with it
User :   sinus lavages ? meaning using a nettipot ?
Doctor :   The ENT doctor should be available for such
User :   cleansing with water nostril to another ?
Doctor :   Steam inhalations, Sinus lavages can be done at home
Doctor :   Ask the ENT doctor about the same
User :   ok atrophic sinuses ,what do u mean ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   is it ok to use paracetamol tablets for headaches ? Any side effects from it ?
Doctor :   Constant use of medicines
Doctor :   O
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   At her age, she should restrict to less than 3 tablets per day
Doctor :   and not more than 5 days continously
Doctor :   I hve to close the window as you are not responding. Please login if you have any other medical queries
Doctor :   No problem
Doctor :   Bye for now
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