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Remedy for persistent barking cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   yeah
User :   i got a tickley chest and my throat feels tickly and i feel a bit wheezy and i got a barking cough
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   no
User :   im 16 and female and live with my parents
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since ehen are you having this problem
Doctor :   when
User :   just got it through the night
User :   but i have had the barking cough for a longtime like 3 years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you had it before?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you got yurself examined any time?
User :   last year i went to a doctor and i told them bout my barking cough and they put me on asthma medicatiion and they said i had asthma
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you continuing the medication now?
User :   so they put me on symbicort and ventolin
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any other XXXXXXXX problems you have got?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest you follow the medication they have given and follow these tips
Doctor :   always use air conditioner so that
User :   its just i only have the medication for the barking cough
Doctor :   you are not exposed to dust pollenetc
User :   and i dont no because im geting weezy and have got a cold could this be a trigger to my asthma?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   cold dust pollen
Doctor :   are triggers of asthma
User :   well when i go out in the cold air i cough straight away and i sound like a dog coughing
Doctor :   thats why avoid dust
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you should cover your ears and nose when you
Doctor :   go out in the cold
User :   yea so
Doctor :   use warm clothing scarves etc
User :   if my asthma is playng up because of my cold that i have got sould i go back tot he doctors ?
Doctor :   do you have pets in your home?
User :   yes
User :   i have a little dog
Doctor :   if it does not subside in 36 hrs
Doctor :   ok
User :   what should i say to the doctor if it has not improved?
User :   like how do i explain it?..
Doctor :   regularlu bathe and groom your dog
Doctor :   just say that you were diagnosed with asthma and
Doctor :   are having cough since 2 days
Doctor :   not subsiding on medication
Doctor :   are you using an inhaler currently?
User :   no but do i sound like i need nebulizer because of my trigger to my asthma since i have a cold in my chest??
User :   yes i have a turbu inhaler whitch is my symbicort
Doctor :   its best to be on a nebulizer
Doctor :   as you are having repeated episodes
User :   but how do i no if i need the nebulizer?
Doctor :   a regular inhaler should suffice for now
Doctor :   it should subside with the medications given to you
User :   how will the doctor no when i need to be on the nebulizer? ...
User :   and should i tell the doctor i rekon i need a nebulizer?
Doctor :   if your cough is not controlled
Doctor :   by medications and if it worsens
Doctor :   i suggest that for now you continue your drugs and inhaler, avoid going out in the cold
Doctor :   avoid dust
Doctor :   it should subside
Doctor :   if not you may have to visit a physician
User :   ok
Doctor :   again
User :   then
User :   ok ten
User :   thanks 4 ur help
Doctor :   Please fill this feed back form that i send, and do inform me when done.
User :   doctor:)
Doctor :   you arewelcome
Doctor :   take care
User :   ciao xx
Doctor :   bye
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