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Suffering from severe cough, get mucus with cough. Had bronchitis also. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 15-Aug-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I am suffering from severe cough . and i get mucus with cough .Last month i suffered from bronchitis also
User:So after i relocated to Banglore in 2011, i used to suffer from sneezing and cold every sunday . I did not take any medicine for it as it would go after a day ..but last month i took steam in the same condition and aftert ta i was not able to breath
User:so what is ur suggestion on the same
Doctor:I am sorry, I was unable to understand your post. Do you mean you are suffering with severe cough a month ago and developed breathing difficulty (one episode) last month.
User:no no ..this is the history ..i am not sure if (cold/sneezing allergy) and brochitis are related or not
User:but now i am having throat pain with cough (with cough i get mucus)
Doctor:So you are suffering with throat pain and cough. Since when are you suffering from?
User:since last tuesday .. i have tried home remedies ..but no effect
Doctor:Are you having fever?
Doctor:And nasal congestion?
Doctor:Is the cough dry or associated with mucous?
User:iwth mucous
User:no fever nasal congestion
User:even if there is no cold but i feel swallowing mucous at times
Doctor:Do you have previous sinus problems?
Doctor:Do you feel swallowing mucous when you lie down?
User:yes ..i can feel the same while i am doing some work also
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Do you have diabetes/high blood sugar?
Doctor:Do you have history of allergies/bronchial asthma/wheezing?
User:age is 28 .no diabetes..
User:yes i am suffering from bronchitis/wgeezing (strated recently ..2 months back)
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Based on your history, you seem to be suffering with post nasal drip.
Doctor:Here the secretions from the nose drips behind into the throat leading to throat inflammation.
Doctor:This inflammation can progress downward as the problem remains untreated leading to cough.
Doctor:Post nasal drip is commonly seen in patients with pre-existing sinus problems or nasal allergies.
Doctor:One of the above therefore could be the cause. It needs to be found and treated specifically to cure your symptoms.
Doctor:That being said, patients with gastritis/reflux esophagitis can also have similar symptoms.
Doctor:Since these symptoms are seen for more than 5 days, I would recommend that you consult an ENT surgeon.
Doctor:He/she can examine your nose and throat and confirm the exact cause.
Doctor:In the meantime as you plan the doctor visit,
Doctor:my suggestions are:
Doctor:1.Use nasal drops - saline nasal drops three times a day.
Doctor:2. Try steam inhalation slowly and gradually.
Doctor:3. Gargle with warm water and salt.
Doctor:4. Try antiallergic tablets like cetrizine for 2-3 days.
Doctor:4. If cough is severe, you can try benadryl twice or thrice a day.
Doctor:6. Lastly take antacid syrup such as syp mucaine gel 1 tsp before meals thrice a day.
Doctor:These measures are only temporay fix till you visit your doctor.
Doctor:So try to consult the doctor at the earliest.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:ok ..Can you suggest any ENT surgon ?
Doctor:May I know your location?
User:kormangala . bangalore
Doctor:You can try the ENT department at St. John's Hospital.
Doctor:Alternatively I shall ask the customer support team to call / send mail about other ENT surgeons around Kormanagala, Bangalore.
Doctor:You can visit one of the surgeons.
User:ok ..thank you
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no thank you
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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