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Suffering from lung infection and heart burn - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hello can you help, i am really really breathless, cant get oer a breath sitting or walking. sore between my shoulder blades. heay stomach at the top
User :   i had a cough last week with no phlegm
User :   and thats gone but so breathles
User :   took amoxicillian
Doctor :   ok,
User :   but stopped as thought breathlessness fromthat but its not its really bad
Doctor :   Do you still have breathlessness now ?
User :   worried it could be can be candidis of lung took oral thrush test and was neg but something really strange
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is the breathlessness during the rest too ?
User :   yes
User :   not so bad during sleep
User :   but sitting here now yes
Doctor :   i would consider the best way to know the cause of your problem would be by an Xray
User :   ok yes
User :   could it be lung thrush
User :   not had any thrush any where else
Doctor :   but for now i can suggest you a home remedie
User :   ok
Doctor :   for instant relief
User :   yes
Doctor :   Make a mixture of 1/4 cup of onion juice, 1 teaspoon honey and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.
User :   ok
User :   what do you reckon it could be
User :   is it something dangerous
Doctor :   no , i think the phlegm of the previous infection is doing this
Doctor :   Not dangerous
User :   ok
User :   is that in lungs??
User :   i had a rattle cough but nothing came up
Doctor :   And yes have to rule out whether the congestion of the lungs is still present this would be better done by xray
User :   rattle gone now just mega tight chest as if i hae ran a marathon
User :   and sore sore back
Doctor :   May be the infection has gone less toxic by the antibiotics you had but still present in
Doctor :   You may need the right antibiotics to comvat the infection
User :   its so hard toget breath
User :   yea
User :   i had sore throat first
User :   but doc thought it was heart burn
User :   then went to rattle cough
User :   bo phleghn
User :   then
User :   this
Doctor :   yes, it could happen with the phlegm blocking the bronchioles or bronchoconstriction due to infection
User :   do you think it could be thrush ?
Doctor :   thats the way a infection evolve
User :   or is that a no no as not had thrush anywhere else
Doctor :   the heart burn due to stress induced by the toxicity of the infection
User :   yea
User :   so could it be candids
User :   or do you reckon its just what you sais
Doctor :   No, thrush could bnot be a chance
Doctor :   not*
User :   ok would you know a diff from that
Doctor :   Thrush makes you more sick than bfreathless
User :   ah ok
User :   i also had tiredness and nausea for 4 weeks
Doctor :   and you will not be coughing the phlegm if thrush
User :   i dont hae any phleghm at all its dry cough but it was rattling before
Doctor :   tiredness and nausea can happen in any infection as a result of stress
User :   ok yes
Doctor :   you said you had rattling , thats nothing but phlegm and that happens commonly with bacterial infection
User :   so in short ,,, dry cough that rattled, like phleghm but no cough up of it now it dosent, really breathless to point walking around is tricky do u reckon its blocked phleghm as not coughed up any . x
Doctor :   and the test for candidiasis rules out the possibility still more
Doctor :   i do
User :   the test for candisis was done when my throat hurt
User :   ok so how can i get x ray quickly
Doctor :   its a long standing infection ( candidiasis ) yes the throat sample is enough to know whether you are infected with candida
Doctor :   yes, Xray is a must
User :   ok it was neg , but i did the spit test and it looked pos
Doctor :   and at the same time get a culture sensitivity of the sputum coughed up voluntirily early in the morning
User :   the top of my stomach is solid too.
Doctor :   both will clearly give a good insight into your problem
User :   ok yes. is there still poss it could be thrush. is the spit test in glass of water accurate
Doctor :   Was the spit test reported positive ?
User :   i did it myself at home
User :   so how do i get my sample
Doctor :   Do not worry , follow the remedy i suggested and get the tests
User :   thank you for your help
Doctor :   the sample to be taken early in the morning after a sleep
User :   i was worried about thrush and being fatal
Doctor :   take a deep breath and expire more than possible
User :   done that
Doctor :   you will get cough and then the sputum
User :   ok
Doctor :   yes, thrush is severe and fatal
User :   thats why im worried
Doctor :   but not a chance in you
User :   ok
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   take care
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