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Breathlessness after coughing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
User :   good morning
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   my 4 yrs old daughter is having cough i am taking treatment and
Doctor :   Ok
User :   since yesterday everytime she coughs she starts saffocating should we admit her
Doctor :   Is there any fever?
User :   she just cannot breathe
Doctor :   Did she take any medicines till now for this?
User :   no she dosent have fever
User :   yes she is taking medicine
Doctor :   Is she on an antibiotic course?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is she very breathless?
Doctor :   Did this ever happen before?
User :   yes she cannot breathe
User :   no never before
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then she probably needs to be taken to a hospital for nebulisation.
User :   should i admit her
Doctor :   Meanwhile I suggest that you keep her in propped up position meanwhile
User :   ok
Doctor :   Admission may be required
Doctor :   But first she needs physical examination by a physician
User :   ok
Doctor :   as based on the chest sounds a decision can be taken
User :   ok
Doctor :   Meanwhile she should be made to wear loose clothing and make her breath with her mouth
Doctor :   I suggest that you take her now
Doctor :   Bye for now

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