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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   In Mid August 2010, I had a greenish smelly nose discharge for 5-6 days. I thought it was just a cold so I took NyQuil and called it a night. One day I swallowed the mucus and it had a terrible posionist taste. I felt well other then that. About 2 weeks later, I had a terrible feeling. I was hot and short of breath. Was rushed to hospital they could not find anything wrong. I went to my allergist and he perscribe me prednisolone (no history of asthma). I later went to my primary doctor and he stated it was bronchitis and percribed me bixion for 10 days. did not feel better by day 4 so i stopped. he also did a physical and I was in good health. EKG, Chest X-ray and blood work was good. Also no wheezing and lungs were open. Currently, with the same symptoms, but everyone seems to think nothing is wrong. I need another opinion. I am currently feeling pressure around my nose and toothaches.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Your age?
User :   28
Doctor :   Anyy difficulty breathing now?
User :   28
Doctor :   Or persistant wheeze?
User :   not as bad as it was
User :   no wheesing
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no chest discomfort
Doctor :   DO you have any cough with expectoration at present?
User :   I make myself cough..A lot of the time its dry but I can feel the cold in my throat
Doctor :   Ok then i guess you dont have any symtpoms of bronchitis or asthma t present
Doctor :   Your symptoms now more correspond to nasal congestion
Doctor :   And toothache probably due to cavities?
User :   Will nasal congestion cause shortness of breath
Doctor :   Has your wisdom teeth erupted?
User :   no
Doctor :   You mentioned your are not facing any difficulty breathing
User :   I said not as bad as i was.. Its still happening
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does it exagerate on exertion
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   was an recent xray taken
Doctor :   And any lung fuction tests performed
User :   yes! X ray was fine..
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
User :   no lung function
User :   no i dont smoke
User :   blood work came back great too
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then probably could be due an allergic response triggered mild asthmatic attack
User :   ok.. even if i dont have asthma..
Doctor :   The possible causes for breathlessnes are
Doctor :   1. bronchitis
Doctor :   2. asthma
Doctor :   3. pneumonia
Doctor :   But in all the following will have expectorations
User :   what about post nasal drip? would hat cause shortness of breath
Doctor :   It will not cause any shortness of breath
User :   ok
Doctor :   The symtpoms for post nasal drip are
User :   what is a good OTC medication for bronchitis
Doctor :   There are only nasal decongestants
Doctor :   No specific meds as OTC
User :   ok
Doctor :   Will require antibiotics and antiinfalmatory drugs with milder steroids
Doctor :   1Running nose due to mucus flow
Doctor :   2, Frequent spitting
Doctor :   3, Tickling in the throat
Doctor :   4, Rigid burning sensation at back of the throat
User :   I am spitting every 3 mins..
Doctor :   5, Mucus feeling in the back of the throat
Doctor :   6, Chronic sore throat
Doctor :   ok
User :   I have symptoms 2,3,5,
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   You should also understand my limitations in giving a perfect advice without examination.
Doctor :   However I try to give my best opinion possible.
User :   yes..I understand
Doctor :   I would suggest you to get examined again when you face the symptoms
User :   I thank you
Doctor :   And regarding shortness of breath are you using any steriods At present
User :   yes..Methylpredisolone..
User :   but i do not have asthma
Doctor :   Ok that should really help you from attacks
Doctor :   It could be allergic bronchitis
User :   ok
Doctor :   Generallyy milder steroids are prescribed for asthma or allergic bronchitis
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   No thanks for the advice
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Wishing you a speedy recovery
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Bye for now

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