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Suffering from wheezing after throat infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   Hi. I am 28, female, from bangalore
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   I had fever, cough and throat infection last month
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Took antibiotics for a week and fever got ok
User :   but since infection has spread to chest it resulted in bronchitis
User :   and I was having a bit of wheezing
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I had not had wheezing before this
User :   so the doc said it is better to take roto inhaler
User :   so that infection comes out from chest
Doctor :   Are you still having any symptoms?
User :   Have been using the inhaler for 3 weeks
User :   not sure till when to continue or if infection is fully gone
User :   Not able to make out coz I have sinus problem and in monsoons I have a tendency to have slight cold and breathing difficulty
Doctor :   Do you have any wheezing, cough or sore throat still present?
User :   but i dont have cough or sore throat any more
User :   i feel breathing diff at night is more due to sinus which causes blockage in left nostril
User :   so inhaler may not be required as such...but how to know whether chest infectin has fully gone or not?
Doctor :   Since when is the sinusitis present?
User :   about 3 yrs
User :   it is not very severe, on certain days have a bit of headache and stuffy nose
Doctor :   You need to get a X ray chest done for confirming the Bronchitis and also may require examination by a stethoscope which will help in evaluating the disease.
User :   So you suggest not to continue the inhaler without confirming the need?
Doctor :   Since the lung sounds and infection can bemade out b7y examini9ng you
Doctor :   Is the wheezing still present or not?
User :   No i dont have it now
Doctor :   Ok then you need not take it but you can get an examination done for the infection.
User :   Ok I will do that
User :   Are there any side effects of the inhaler?
User :   Or will it result in a tendency for wheezing going fwd?
Doctor :   1)Take steam inhalation after adding Karvol plu s in water 3 times a day
Doctor :   No inhaler does not cause the wheezing to increase.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Wheezing only indicates infection in the lungs and inhaler is a form of medication which helps in controlling it.
User :   Thanks for your time, will proceed as per your suggestion
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   No, not as of now. Thanks and bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
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