Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
127 Doctors are Online

Cough, from 2 months - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: General Health
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 2408 Questions

User :   hello
User :   anybody there?

Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I have cough since last two and a half months
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did it not reduce in intensity
Doctor :   since the start
User :   no its almost the same
User :   with yellow ciough comin out
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   DId you see the physician
User :   no not yet
User :   i have been having cough syrup
User :   and hot water gargles
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   But if it is for long time
Doctor :   that too 2 and half months
Doctor :   and infective cause ( yellowish sputum)
Doctor :   It is better evaluated completely
User :   ya true
Doctor :   I shall ask you few important
Doctor :   questions now
Doctor :   Ok?
User :   please go ahead
Doctor :   What is your age?
Doctor :   Occupation
User :   23
User :  
Doctor :   Where is your location
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
User :   Doctor :   drink alcohol?
User :   ya regularly
User :   yes weekly

Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   are you back?
User :   yes
User :   so what do u sugest
Doctor :   have you taken any chest x ray?

User :   no
Doctor :   How is your appetite?
User :   fine normal
Doctor :   Did yoiu reduce weight for the last two months
User :   no
User :   may have a put on a couple of kilos
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   any family member or friends with TB?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have allergies?
Doctor :   Do you have asthma?
User :   no
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It seems to be that the cigaratte smoking is causin g more injury and is not lessening your current condition
Doctor :   IT is the important irritant I could find

User :   ya very true

Doctor :   Have you taken any medicines yet?
User :   ony cough syrup
Doctor :   The salt water gargles help you in the initial stages
Doctor :   but not fruitful now
Doctor :   What is the cough syrup
User :   ok
User :   Tossex
User :   actually
User :   i am
User :   I went home in October
User :   Came back with cough and cold
Doctor :   Ok
User :   cold is gone but due to smoking i guess cough is not going
Doctor :   Yes that is true
User :   at the same tie I want to make sure its nothing more a smoker's cough
User :   I mean can it be somethin serious?
Doctor :   Look you have got the Upper respiratory tract infection

User :   ok
Doctor :   probably acute bronchitis
User :   ok
Doctor :   which is not subsided by your smoking
User :   ok
User :   I have throat pain since last two days
User :   didnt sleep with blanket
Doctor :   so acute pharyngitis too

User :   maybe cold
Doctor :   I can give you symptomatic treatment with Over the counter medicines
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   are you able to see my message?
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   lets continue.
User :   please
Doctor :   I can give you symptomatic treatment with Over the counter medicines
User :   ok
Doctor :   but at the same time you may need some prescription medicine
Doctor :   as an Antibiotic
User :   ok'
User :   ok
Doctor :   since the cough is for too long and it is not responding to the usual cough syrups you were taking
Doctor :   Do you have to breath out for coughing?
User :   didnt get the last question doctor..
Doctor :   Do you feel that the sputum is coming out from the inner part of the chest?
User :   i feel its comes from the throat
Doctor :   You can take ASCORIL 10ml thrice a day for 5 days
Doctor :   this is a syrup

User :   yes a bit from the inner chest also
User :   i jus coughed and realised
Doctor :   AAAAAAA LOZENGE is useful too
Doctor :   continue with gargles
User :   ok
Doctor :   I still doubt you may have acute on chronic bronchitits
User :   ya even i feel so
User :   Is there any way I can figure that oout?
Doctor :   Chest Xray
Doctor :   PA View
Doctor :   Get the radiologist opinion and get back to me
Doctor :   I shall advise you on how to proceed
Doctor :   with
User :   where can i get it done
Doctor :   and atleast for next 5 to 7 days reduce the smoking
User :   I mean can u suggest a good place?
Doctor :   as it is the principal irritant
User :   ok
Doctor :   which place are you in?

Doctor :   otherwise you can go to our homepage
Doctor :   and search for other hospitals
Doctor :   near yoiur area
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can use the search a doctor/hospital feature on our homepage to find a doctor in your area. WWW.WWWW.WW
User :   the cough syrup and AAAAAAA as medicines>
User :   ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   But as I told you may need a prescription antibiotic
Doctor :   AAAAAAA is infact a lozenge
User :   oh ok
User :   so that is like if am coughin too much i can take that
User :   is it so?
Doctor :   but the imp thing I once again
Doctor :   remind you is the smoking
Doctor :   The cough syrup you continue for
Doctor :   5 days
Doctor :   10 ml three times per day
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form while I type other information.
User :   what should I do about the antibiotics
Doctor :   antibiotic prescription is not good to be done over chat
Doctor :   I mean without physical examination
User :   ok
Doctor :   Get the CHest Xray
Doctor :   done first
User :   ok
Doctor :   we shall decide how to go about it
Doctor :   How many cigarettes do you smoke
Doctor :   per day
User :   close to a pack
Doctor :   Do you know the risks with it
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   Within how much time you wake up in the morning
Doctor :   you smoke your first cigarette
User :   5 to 10 minutes
Doctor :   That is very less tiem
Doctor :   I strongly care for you health
User :   ya but this first cigarette is not regular thing
Doctor :   and immediately ask you to go for nicotine
Doctor :   replacement
Doctor :   There are very good and acheiveable
Doctor :   treatment
Doctor :   availale
Doctor :   There are the nicotine replacement
Doctor :   tablets, lozenges
Doctor :   chewing gums
Doctor :   available
Doctor :   which gives you the same effect
Doctor :   but reduced riks
Doctor :   risk than smoke
Doctor :   I should mention that before we close
User :   ok
Doctor :   so that I give you a new avenue of care
Doctor :   of quitting
User :   ya thx
User :   i am working on that
User :   the replacement may be helpful
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   The smoke is the major culprit
User :   yes
Doctor :   the corbon monoxide increases the risk of lung cancer
Doctor :   and other cancers
User :   ok
User :   r u there??
Doctor :   anything else I can help you with
User :   yes a clarification please
Doctor :   yes
User :   how would i show u my x ray and other reports
Doctor :   I asked the radiologist opinion written on the report of the Xray

User :   oh ok
User :   ad you asked for two more tests above
User :   should i get all three done?
Doctor :   I have asked for Xray only
Doctor :   the other two are medicines
Doctor :   CHEST XRAY PA VIEW is single thing
Doctor :   if you say that it is perfect for the technician
User :   ok

User :   Spatica wud be fine I guess
Doctor :   The medicines are XXXXXXXX lozenge
Doctor :   and ASCORIL is the syrup
Doctor :   Ok
User :   If u know Acura Hospital, I am quite close o that right now
Doctor :   Sorry we do not have personal appointments
Doctor :   We do online consultations
User :   yes i understand
User :   r u in Acura?
Doctor :   No
User :   ok fine?
Doctor :   You can get the Xray chest at ACURA too
User :   fine
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.

User :   One second a lat question
Doctor :   ok
User :   Where can i find the nicotine replacement things
Doctor :   The psychologist will prescribe you the alternatives
Doctor :   He will assess which would be good for you
User :   ok
Doctor :   after listening to your history and your stickiness
Doctor :   to the therapy
Doctor :   If needed there are some antismoking medicines
Doctor :   too
Doctor :   That is an expert decision
Doctor :   which is specialised in addiction medicne
Doctor :   medicine
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so do i need to go see a psychologist also?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   first let the current infection is cleared off
Doctor :   then we can go for the quit smoking program
User :   ok fine
Doctor :   IT needs large counselling
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Ok, bye then.
User :   bbye dctor
User :   thanks
Doctor :   you
Doctor :   hi
User :   Sorry to disturb u again
Doctor :   hi
User :   Guess I forgot to ask your name doctor...
Doctor :   My name is Dr. XXXXXXXX
User :   I need to see the names of medicines
User :   Ok Thanks a lot Dr. AAAAAAA
Doctor :   go through the chat history, you will get all the details.
User :   and I had registered for a day only....
User :   guess i dont have to create a new account wen i get back with the reports
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor