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Persistent cold, measures to avoid sputum formation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXXhere
User :   Hi Is there any way that we avoid accumulation of flum in the throat
Doctor :   May i know your age please?
User :   25
Doctor :   Since when are you having flum in the throat?
User :   Its like on & off , Am having this problem from the past 12 yrs
Doctor :   Do you have any other problems like breathlessness, tonsillitis etc?
Doctor :   Have you ever get yourself examined for this persisting problem?
User :   no sir
User :   i have not cosulted with anyone
Doctor :   Ok, first of all this chronic flum can be suggestive of some infection also like sore throat, sinusitis etc
Doctor :   Do hot water mixed with salt gargles 3 to 4 times a day
User :   i think i have sinusitis
User :   ok
Doctor :   Also take 1 tbsp of honey in a glass of warm water daily after getting up in morning
User :   ok
Doctor :   Avoid taking too cold things and also exposure to cold environment
Doctor :   Drink lots of water.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Also you can have Chamomile tea with lemon and honey.
User :   Is it like green tea or something
Doctor :   If all these things do not help you get yourself examined by an ENT, also you may require an X ray skull to rule our sinusitis infection.
Doctor :   Yes it is herbal tea
Doctor :   It may require long term antibiotic treatment.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Keep taking Steam also 3 to 4 times a day so that if your sinuses are blocked they may open by regular steam
User :   sure
Doctor :   You can also add Karvol Plus in Steam water. It will clear the congestion
Doctor :   Karvol plus comes in capsule form, you have to break it and add the whole liquid present inside in water.
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   no that is it for now
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
User :   bye
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