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Having cold and sinus since childhood. Medication? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Sep-2013
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User:Hello Doctor
User:I have a problem of cold and sinus since childhood
Doctor:I am sorry about it
Doctor:Are you on any medications for the same?
User:I use nasal spray fluticasone for cold
User:I believe the problem is because of fast creation of phlegm
User:Everytime I eat, it seems that major part of it is converted to phlegm
User:and I try to cough it out as much as possible, but this seems to be an ongoing problem
User:and am never clear of phlegm in chest, throat and nose
Doctor:oh, I am so sorry about it
Doctor:when was the last time you took a chest x-ray?
User:Is it related to improper digestion of food ?
User:not in last few years
Doctor:it is because of more phlegm producing cells in the respiratory tract called as goblet cells
User:anything I can do to make it better
Doctor:These are activated whenever there is a trigger like eating in your case
Doctor:yes, there is lots that you could do to get rid of this and it is easy
User:thats relieving
Doctor:firstly, get a chest x-ray done to check the amount of phlegm in your lungs and the airways
Doctor:2. then, you may have to see a chest physician along with the x-ray for him or her to decide on which medications to put you on
User:ok, so it is curable
Doctor:I usually prescribe phlegm expectorant like tusq D to my patients
Doctor:yes, definitely curable with few lifestyle changes
User:ok, thats good to know
Doctor:you should be put on medications for a week or so to remove all the phlegm from your airways
Doctor:once the airway is clear we can put you on maintenance dose of the same medicine
User:ok, so this time I need to visit chest physician and not ENT
Doctor:a chest physician is ideal for you
Doctor:together with this, you need lifestyle changes
Doctor:these are
Doctor:-daily steam inhalation to clear the secretions
Doctor:- drink warm water always
Doctor:- do not get more of AC or fan
Doctor:- avoid eating cold food
Doctor:- keep yourself warm
Doctor:- do not eat spicy and oily food
Doctor:that will trigger the phlegm
Doctor:I hope you are following me
Doctor:aren't you?
User:yes Doctor
Doctor:when you do this, you will be perfectly fine in less than a month
User:Thanks, I believe that was a good information, as I am suffering since last 10 years
Doctor:over next few months, the problem will be completely cured
Doctor:yes, I understand
User:I'll do exactly as you suggested
Doctor:it must be difficult for you
Doctor:it does come in the way of normal life
User:yes, relieved now to find a solution
User:Thanks a lot !!
Doctor:you may come back on chat anytime for further assistance
Doctor:pleasure is mine anytime
Doctor:shall we close the chat now?
User:yes, thanks again, have a great day !
Doctor:great day and week ahead to you too
Doctor:take care
User:sure, thanks
Doctor:bye for now
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