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Inhaler suggested for cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi my mom received an enhaler that she would like assistance on i hope someone could help me thank you.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
Doctor :   May I know the age of your mother and since when she is on inhaler ?
User :   hi doctor my mother ecieved an enhaler called seretide is it good for her she coughs alot
User :   50 the hospital gave it to her today but she is scared and she does not want to take it she is scared she might be allergic or something
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Seretide is a combination inhaler containing Flixotide and Serevent.And is a very good medication .
User :   how many times does she take it in a day?
Doctor :   May I know how sever is the wheeze and what the general physician has got in a PFT ?
User :   i dont understand
Doctor :   Has she undergone any lung test ?
Doctor :   Pulmonary function test ?
User :   no
Doctor :   May I know how many times has the GP Advised ?
User :   twice daily
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Please do follow some more steps that i advise,and advise your mother that this is a very safe inhaler : Doctor :   1. Please use a Karvol plus drops before sleep in hot water and fumigate the room or ask her to take the steam before bed.
User :   ok
Doctor :   2. Also Keep the head end elevated.
Doctor :   3. Keep the room properly oxygenated.
Doctor :   4. START with once in the night and then from tomorrow ask her to take twice
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hope you have followed.
Doctor :   Please do not panic or feel anxious.
Doctor :   Do oyu have anything else to ask ?
User :   no thank you
Doctor :   Thank you for ocnsulting me
Doctor :   Take care , bye for now
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