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Chronic cough, smoking and alcohol addiction - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   I am suffering from cough for the past 9 months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Any Fever or any other Symptoms that your having
User :   no
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long?
User :   I smoke rarely
User :   Will take alcohol twice a week
User :   32, Male, xxxxx
User :   Married
User :   66 Kg, 167CM
Doctor :   Have you got the Examinations done in this case since it has been for good 9 months now
Doctor :   Do you have any Other Symptoms other than Cough like Sputum or Chest Pain Or any thing else
User :   No
Doctor :   No was for the Second Line of Question
User :   for both
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Well then I would like you to get
User :   cant understand
Doctor :   the X-Ray and the Sputum for Culture and Sensitivity Done since the Most Common Thing Tuberculosis needs to be Ruled out
User :   ok
Doctor :   After that if it comes Negative then you will only need a Course of
Doctor :   Anti Biotic Cover and it should be fine
Doctor :   If your Positive for Tuberculosis then you will need to be started on that separate course of treatment and that will take 6 months time..
Doctor :   are you following it
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is there any thing in Particular that you would like to answer
Doctor :   Me to Answer
User :   no
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Doctor :   Are you there xxxxx..
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