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Suggest treatment for cough and cold in diabetic patient - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Jul-2014
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User:actually my mother has come down to XXXXXXX recently and is suffereing from cough and cold
User:she is 55 years of age and has diabeties
Doctor:Is it the blood sugar level?
Doctor:Ok this high blood sugar can cause infections
Doctor:I suggest you to see a local doctor for ausculatation of lungs and may be an Xray
User:Our family physician had previously diagonosed her with bricanyl
Doctor:That would not be sufficient
User:actually that drug is also out of market
Doctor:Diabetics have drug resistance easily
User:So in mean time any other drug as substitute?
Doctor:so I would not take a chance in prescribing
User:got it
User:I will take her to a local physician for check up then
Doctor:Her blood sugar has to be controlled
User:thanks for ur time
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
User:not currently
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