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Heavy cough, sore throat, sputum, low fever, sneezing, migraine, indigestion, headache, to quit smoking indicated - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Ya hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   I am having very heavy cough
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when are you having this
User :   Last 10 days
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   can you elaborate on the symptoms ?
User :   ya
Doctor :   is the cough associated with expectoration ?
User :   sorry i didn't got
Doctor :   is the cough associated with phlegm
Doctor :   or sputum ?
User :   yes
User :   not always
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you fever ?
User :   sore throat, low fever
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any sneezing , allergy
User :   ya
User :   soil & fan
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are your eyes itching ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know if you have any wheezing
User :   whats that
Doctor :   trouble in breathing
User :   no
Doctor :   any history of asthma?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the cough present through out the day
User :   i was having breathing problems in childhood
User :   no
User :   from 2 days there is hardly any cough
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I suggest you to follow these thinghs
User :   please
Doctor :   1. for throat pain , please do warm saline gargles
Doctor :   as often as possible
User :   for your knowledge, also i have migraine
Doctor :   2. you must see a general physician for an antibiotic if needed
User :   ok
Doctor :   3. you must cover your nose and mouth on exposure to dusts
Doctor :   avoid the allergen
Doctor :   if there is no fever , i feel the cough will subside soon
Doctor :   give it a day ot two
User :   ok
Doctor :   keep yourself hydrated
Doctor :   meanwhile drink warm boiled water
Doctor :   have a bland diet
Doctor :   avoid spicy food
Doctor :   give rest to the voice
User :   hmm
Doctor :   you could chew lozenges for the throat , it will provide soothing effect and reduce cough
Doctor :   did you follow my suggestions ?
User :   is it medicine
Doctor :   meanwhile may i know if you smoke ?
User :   :) yes
Doctor :   no it is just vicks. halls , you can take them
User :   ok
Doctor :   how many cigarettes a day ?
User :   10 to 12
Doctor :   it is the main cause for your cough
Doctor :   ok , please reduce it
Doctor :   it will lead to constriction of the air ways and cause bronchitis
User :   hmm ok
Doctor :   hence there will be cough and lot of mucus secretion
Doctor :   this is called as COPD
Doctor :   it can have harmful effects
Doctor :   so please try and reduce it and quit it later
Doctor :   i would also suggest you to avoid spicy food , tea, coffee
Doctor :   consume in moderation
User :   ok
Doctor :   did you follow my suggestions ?
Doctor :   if the cough does not come down , you may need an examiantion , and a chest x ray
User :   ya thats
User :   *Thanks
Doctor :   are there any more questions for me to help you with ?
User :   ya as i have a migrane
Doctor :   ok
User :   is there any permanent medicine for that
Doctor :   currently what are the medicines you are on ?
User :   no i don't take any medicine
Doctor :   ok
User :   just combi or metacine
Doctor :   may i know if you have any warning symptoms before migraine , any trigger factors?
User :   ya
Doctor :   what are they ?
User :   indigestion
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   for how many hours is the headache
User :   can't say sometimes full night
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you got your eyes tested ?
User :   ya its all clear
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you may need medicines for this to control
Doctor :   if the episodes are sever
Doctor :   taking crocin or paracetomol will not serve the purpose for long time
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   also avoid the trigger factors
User :   but doctor says there is no permanent solution for this
Doctor :   may i know how long do you work ?
User :   9 hrs approx
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest you take good breaks and avoid continuous strain to eyes
User :   ok
Doctor :   this will reduce the trigger factor
Doctor :   also reduce cofee, tea
Doctor :   again i stress on quitting smoking
User :   ya i will try to do that
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and also eat on time
Doctor :   it will reduce your indigestion problems
Doctor :   avoid spicy food
User :   ok
Doctor :   did you follow my suggestions ?
Doctor :   are you with me
User :   ya Thanks
User :   ya
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   take care
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