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Prolonged cough with diabetes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my wife has prolonged cough since 4 years and she is dibetic and on insuline mixtard 30/70,she had by-pass heart surgery 5 years back,taking Atorva 10 and ecosprin 150 and taking montair LC and divolin rapsule enhaler for cough,but cough is persisting..please help
Doctor :   Hi
User :   sir have gone through my wife problem
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   May i know her age ?
User :   she is 59
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Was she done with Bronchoscopy ?
Doctor :   OR CT Scan ?
User :   yes only brochoscopy,result was ok,CT scan is not done
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   What was your Doctor's opinion ?
User :   ENT Doc is saying this is dust problem,and biend industrial area and side of high way ,yes dust is there
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   As per your given details i feel that the current treatment is going fine
Doctor :   but because of her comorbid condition diabetes the cough is taking longer time
Doctor :   to resolve
Doctor :   i also agree with the ENT specialist
Doctor :   and suggest you to move to a better place
Doctor :   free from pollution
User :   sir one more thing,the blood sugar level is also eratic specialy PP and please tell me since she is taking Mixtard since long is this insuline may be mune and any effect due to dibetic in cough?
Doctor :   since the blood sugar erratic the germs can grow easily and can result in more infection
Doctor :   now you have better measure to control blood sugar
Doctor :   it may require to change the insulin dose speaking to an expert Diabetologist
User :   and if any thing with lungs,shall i go for CT scan? and can I have chat with diabotologist?
Doctor :   Chest physiotherapy shall help in better recovery from cough
Doctor :   You may get the CT Scan after visiting a Chest Specialist who is expert in Chronic cough conditions
Doctor :   Sorry we have only general physicians online for chat
Doctor :   bif you want we can arrange an Email OR a phone discussion with a diabotologist
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
User :   what to do with specialist then?pl give mail or phone number
Doctor :   Consulting diabotologist is a different service at Healthcaremagic
Doctor :   consulting a Chest Specialist physically is better than taking a second opinion at HealthcareMagic
User :   OK will he will reply my mail or I have to go same way as I did for chating with you
Doctor :   I would suggest you to visit a diabotologist physically
Doctor :   Yes i wil forward your request to Customer Care HealthcareMagic
Doctor :   Please confirm the number 0000
Doctor :   you will get a call tomorrow in the morning
Doctor :   They will help you in getting you an appointment
User :   Thaks Doc for your advice i will be waiting for mail at YYYY@YYYY . with regards
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   Regards
User :   yes my mob 0000
Doctor :   sure you will get a call in the morning tomorrow
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with ?
User :   Thanks a lot for all the help
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   Bye
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