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Dry throat with phlegm, Posterior pharyngitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I'm 51 years old
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   I have dryness in the throat
User :   and feels like a blockage
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   the phlegm is normal, have a very distrubed sleep
Doctor :   Ok
User :   what could be the reason?
Doctor :   Before suggesting you, I would like to know a few more things: User :   sure doctor
Doctor :   1. Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   Yes both
Doctor :   May I know the frequency?
User :   About 8-10 cigrattes a day
User :   and alcohol about 4 days in a week
User :   no exceeding 180 ml on each occassion
Doctor :   May I know the duration of the present symptoms?
User :   about 20 days
Doctor :   Do you suffer with any diagnosed medical condition?>
User :   No doctor
User :   also i have to mention that the above symptoms are only when i'm sleeping
Doctor :   Do you consume home food or outside food?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   home food only
User :   I carry lunch to work as well
Doctor :   Do you drink filtered water or tap water?
User :   Aquaguard usually and rarely tap water due to the convenience
Doctor :   Do have any history of sinusitis or frequent cold in winter season?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no doctor
Doctor :   After going through your details I am of the impression that it could be Posterior pharyngitis or sinusitis.
Doctor :   These cause due to bacterial infections.
User :   okay
User :   any work around that you would suggest/
Doctor :   You need to see a ENT specialist as you require a dose of Antibiotics.
Doctor :   Meanwhile you can follow these measures: Doctor :   1. Daily consume boiled water.
Doctor :   2. Consume luke warm water first thing in the morning.
Doctor :   This will help in reducing dry throat problem.
User :   okay
Doctor :   3. Gargle salt mixed in warm water thrice a day
Doctor :   4. Lozenges like strepsils will help in throat irritation
User :   okay
User :   Would you recommend any ENT specialist in Bangalore?
Doctor :   I will ask my customer care executive to call you back after this live chat regarding ENT specialist in your area.
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   Yes Doctor, I have saved a copy of this chat
Doctor :   Are there any queries for me to help you with?
User :   No Doctor, thank you very much for your time
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   and suggestions
Doctor :   Take care.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   Thank you Doctor
User :   Good Evening
Doctor :   Pleasure here.
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