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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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Practicing since : 2004
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dr. my father just had angioplasty done in december.
just after the anhioplasty he has to major problems,
1. whatever he eats he feels it is late even for sweets he feels its too spicy.
2. since 2 months he is coughing continuosly.he has this irritation in his throat.please advice
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
User :   hello dr.
User :   have u gone thru my queries dr.?
Doctor :   may i know his age please
User :   67
Doctor :   can you tell me what all medications he is on?
User :   yes please wait
Doctor :   ok
User :   plagril gold 75 / rozavel 10/ ramipril tablets cardace 2.5/glyciphage-g1metoprolol succinate extended/ cobadex/ neurobin forte.....
User :   ecosprin
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   now the taste change he has been experiencing is due to the medications, its a common side effect. its nothing serious, you can always visit his cardiologist and some medications can be changed
User :   ok
Doctor :   as for as the cough , is it dry cough? or does he brings out sputum ?
Doctor :   since how long the cough is there?
User :   it started with dry cough 95% times its dry.once it starts it goes on for hrs. specifically when he tries to lie down.does not sleep the whole night.the moment he lies down it starts.
Doctor :   so its more of a a irritant chat ?
Doctor :   cough **
User :   yes
Doctor :   is he taking any medication for it ?
Doctor :   any cough syrup ?
Doctor :   make sure he has a syrup and also some lozenges so that the irritation goes down
User :   yes the family dr changed 2 syrups, then the dr in his panel gave him another.he takes sualin also
Doctor :   and the next step would be to get an X ray done
Doctor :   so that we can rule out a lung infection
User :   none of the syrups or medications are working
Doctor :   and a throat culture
Doctor :   a long standing cough is a sign of a infetion
User :   the panel dr. strictly told him not to take an xray..he said no need.
User :   infection of ??
Doctor :   what was the reason given for no X RAY ?
Doctor :   respiratory infection
User :   i dont know dr.
User :   so what type of an xray is adviced.
Doctor :   throat culture also is must
Doctor :   a regular lung X ray will tell us
Doctor :   chest X RAY
User :   chest xray covers everything?
Doctor :   yes it will
User :   ok
Doctor :   once its done we can pinpoint the cause
Doctor :   and treat him accordingly
User :   is it ok to show the xray to our family dr. or an ent
Doctor :   yes thats ok
Doctor :   you can do that
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