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Recurrent chest infections with sore throat and fever. Reason ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:good Evening
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:good evening i have recurrent chest infections
User:with sore throat
User:some time fever
Doctor:How often do you get them?
User:every 2 months
User:do i need to carry out some test
Doctor:Do you get cough with phlegm along with it?
User:mostly dry cough
User:sinus like
Doctor:have you noticed any weight loss?
Doctor:How is your appetite?
User:not in overall weight but i notice weight loss near my waist
User:apetite in morning is bad
User:afternoon and night is ok but not great
Doctor:Do you get any night sweats?
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Let me explain.
Doctor:Recurrent infections can be due to low immunity, allergy or chronic infections such as Tuberculosis.
User:also the cough is spreading to family members and others
Doctor:You need to get few tests done.
User:i have noticed it causes different problems in other people like low BP,High BP..
Doctor:To exclude tuberculosis.
User:No test carries out
User:doctors tell me i have URI
Doctor:You can go for Complete blood count, Urine routine examination, chest xray and sputum for Acid fast Bacilli.
Doctor:yes,that is the most probable reason.
Doctor:but , then we can make sure by excluding other causes.
User:how to reduce the URI why it is recurrent
Doctor:To find the reason, we need to do the investigations.
User:can you tell me what investigations required
Doctor:I have already mentioned them.
User:ok the tests you have mentioned are sufficient
Doctor:That should be sufficient initially.
User:ok great i will do that
Doctor:If anything is wrong, then we will have to go for further investigations
User:thanx for clarifying me
Doctor:In the meantime,
Doctor:you an take Tab. Celin 500 mg twice daily for 2 weeks.
User:is it for allerrgy
User:is it an antibiotix
Doctor:It is vitamin C, which will help in improving the immunity
User:ok thanx
User:does it have any side effects
Doctor:No. It does not have any side effects.
Doctor:you can have them safely.
User:bye then
Doctor:Once you get the results, please visit your family physician with the results.
Doctor:Have you followed my suggestions?
Doctor:Is there anything else I could help you on?
User:no thanx
Doctor:Thanks or consulting me.
Doctor:Hope I was helpful.
Doctor:Have a Nice Evening!!
Doctor:Bye for now.
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