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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   HI doctor ,I have cold and cough for 3 weeks now Medicines prescribed earlier
1.Cefpodoximine and clavulanate tabs (microef CV-200amol )
2.TRACET (paracet)
3.Codistar (cough syrup)
and they said i have alergic tonsils
I have a pricking pain in my middle of my chest (not sure if its chest congestion) when i breath hard or cough (with lot of mucus)
I cant take medicines which induces sleep!!!Please help
User :   Hello.
User :   Let me read your query.
User :   Hi doctor
User :   I am little worried if i might have other chest problems
User :   Is this the first time your having respiratory tract infection?
User :   Yes !! (respiratory track infection) ?
User :   Yes , upper respiratory tract infection.
User :   Since when are you taking these medications?
User :   Does it cause pain to the chest when cough or breathing hard
User :   4 days back
User :   Yes.
User :   sorry 1 week 4 days back
User :   If there is inflammation of the upper respiratory tract infection,
User :   Ok.
User :   Are there any improvement in your condition?
User :   ya .. i had throat pain and dry cough ... now cough is worse but throat pain is gone
User :   Ok.
User :   and pricking chest pain
User :   i had little fever that time
User :   Can describe your chest pain? like location, duration of pain, etc
User :   ow i dont have fever
User :   Ok.
User :   right in the middle of the chest
User :   Ok.
User :   not left not right
User :   Ok.
User :   pricking pain whenever i breathe ... like for few seconds say 20 sec
User :   Can you rate your chest pain from 1 to 10, 10 being the maximum pain.
User :   may be 2 or 3 i suppose
User :   Ok.
User :   Do you have any other associated symptoms along with the chest pain?
User :   as some thing like an some smalll wound on middle of the shest
User :   like ?
User :   Sweating, increased heart rate, etc
User :   no no ...
User :   Nausea , vomiting
User :   if i had those i would have rushed to doc
User :   no no
User :   Ok.
User :   It is probably due to excessive coughing and the inflammation of the upper respiratory tract due to infection is what causing the pain.
User :   ok
User :   Have you finished your course of antibiotic prescribed for you?
User :   I am allergic to sulpha drugs and have acidity problem
User :   Ok.
User :   Ya religiously
User :   Since when are you having acidity problem?
User :   Can you give your age, height and weight.
User :   years together .... but now its under control .... i cant take too spicy food or anything which irritates my bowel
User :   Ok.
User :   AGE 24 , height : 5'5 and weight : 63 kgs
User :   Ok.
User :   One of the reasons for pain in the center of the chest is due to heartburn.
User :   ok
User :   Did you do any tests for acidity?
User :   should i take any medicines now
User :   Which medication are you taking about?
User :   yaa ... its because of software job i do
User :   Ok.
User :   doing some meditation and yoga helped me ...
User :   untiming food
User :   For what???
User :   for acidity
User :   Cough or acidity?
User :   Ok.
User :   I would recommend you to consult a gastroenterologist for an expert opinion.
User :   Ok
User :   is my chest pain becoz of cough ... becoz i did not get chest pain , even when i had acidity
User :   you were telling me abt upper respiratory tract infection
User :   do u suggest some medicines
User :   Yes, as i told you already, excessive coughing and the inflammation of the upper respiratory tract due to infection is what causing the pain.
User :   what should i do now
User :   Can you confirm me current symptoms once?
User :   'your
User :   I mean which is present now.
User :   pricking chest pain (middle) which is when i breath hard or cough , cough with mucus
User :   Ok.
User :   Thank you.
User :   Welcome
User :   :-)
User :   I would recommend you get a another examination done, As you would require another course of antibiotic.
User :   oh
User :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol.
User :   no no no bad habits good boy
User :   Good.
User :   Are you taking adequate diet during your illness?
User :   should i consult a doc nearby
User :   Yes.
User :   yes
User :   who prescribed you the first medications?
User :   an ent (Dr . xxxx) from xxxxx
User :   Ok.
User :   Then you can visit him again.
User :   I am in xxx, nearby Docs clinic is closed , please tell me if this might be a major problem or i will go to him next week
User :   You can show it any doctor you want.
User :   It is not a major problem.
User :   Please suggest what medicines i can take , no doc near by are good
Doctor :   since I am not examining you personally, I cannot prescribe you prescription drugs.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   you have to get yourself examined by a doctor to see what could possibly be causing the chest pain
Doctor :   such that appropriate treatment can be started
Doctor :   to relieve your symptoms
User :   Ok
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   Yes yes ... its not appropriate for you to precribe me medicines without proper examination
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   Nothing specific ... one general doubt
Doctor :   ok. please proceed
User :   is masturbation related to immunity ? becoz i had done it freq abt 1-2 weks daily
User :   should i control it
Doctor :   no, it is not related to immunity
Doctor :   over masturbation leads to problems later like erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
Doctor :   it does not affect the immunity
User :   And soes it cause backpain
User :   and whenever i do i think i need 8 hrs sleep
Doctor :   some time sit can lead to back pain, but not directly, it usually would result from bad posture
User :   and lack of it , i feel tired and exhausted
Doctor :   ok
User :   is it related
User :   ?
Doctor :   the tiredness could be realted, as the body needs to relax completely after sexual activity, the hormones that are released at that time cause your mind to relax
Doctor :   and may cause youto need more sleep
Doctor :   *you to
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   nothing doc thanks a lot
User :   do u suggest any general medicines for immunity
User :   one more question plz
Doctor :   in general immunity can be improved by taking a well balanced diet and suppliments of multivitamins
User :   can i do some yoga , when i have this respiratory track infection
Doctor :   ok. please proceed
Doctor :   you can try doing breathing exercises to open up the air passages.
Doctor :   but if it causes any discomfort stop immediately
User :   Ok
User :   Thanks a lot
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