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Smoking addiction and chronic cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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User :   Hi
User :   Hello
User :   How can I help you
User :   I have been having a mild cough for about 4 months now
User :   ok
User :   occasionally it becomes worse
User :   ok
User :   like right now
User :   How did it start
User :   i took some anti biotics in between for 4 days
User :   i think it was due to the weather change
User :   Did you have fever when it started initially
User :   no fever at any time
User :   ok
User :   just cough and sore throat
User :   i travel a lot
User :   Is it dry or any sputum
User :   so lot of weather change
User :   sputum is there
User :   ok
User :   what color is the sputum
User :   yellow gray
User :   Do you have any change in voice
User :   now i also have a cold so a little change
User :   ok
User :   Does the cough worsen when you lie down
User :   Do you have breathlessness
User :   no, its very mild generally, like an irritation .. now a days its a little worse, but not serious or so i feel
User :   no breathlessness
User :   Does the cough worsen when you lie down
User :   no, i dont seem to be coughing at night
User :   Do you smoke or drink alcohol
User :   both, and quite frequently
User :   How long you have been smoking
User :   and drinking alcohol
User :   10 years
User :   How many cigarattes per day
User :   How old are you?
User :   What is your occupation
User :   8 - 10 cigs a day, age 30, occupation - sales in an IT firm
User :   Do you have frequent colds/ headache over the past few months
User :   no
User :   Have you consulted a doctor/any investigatoons done
User :   no investigations, doctor prescribed some antibiotics to be taken for 4 days, the condition improved after that, then relapsed again, like i said this has been going on for 4 months now
User :   i feel that it is because of frequent travel in the last four months
User :   When did you take the antibiotics and what exactly did you take
User :   may be immunity is a little low because of the frequent travel
User :   ok
User :   took the antibiotics a month back
User :   dont know
User :   ok
User :   which one it was
User :   smoking worsens your sympt0ms
User :   and decreases your immunity
User :   You said you travel a lot
User :   ok
User :   do yo u have regular meals/ eat well
User :   now i think i wont be travelling much
User :   meals was affected by the travel, that should get fixed now
User :   Since you dont have any fever and just cough
User :   there are few things that you can do to fasten
User :   recovery
User :   i am taking benadryl and have been doing hot water gargling
User :   drink of plenty of water
User :   around 2lts per day
User :   with out fail
User :   steam inhalation for the last few days, but condition has remained the same
User :   ok
User :   take a multivitamin like becosules once a day
User :   ok
User :   this will help improve your gener4al
User :   health
User :   as you are missing meals
User :   not any more
User :   Cut down the smoking which brings lot of change in your health
User :   ok
User :   a doctor from our organisation will call you to see
User :   how you are doing
User :   Can i confirm your details
User :   ok
User :   0000
User :   YYYY@YYYY
User :   is this right
User :   yeah
User :   is there anything
User :   else i can help you with
User :   thank you
User :   you are welcome
User :   nice day
User :   how can i get back in touch with you
User :   buye
User :   bye
User :   anytime
User :   9 to 9 anyday
User :   name please
User :   Dr xxx
User :   thank you dr xxxx
User :   bye
User :   bye
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