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Date : 10-Jul-2014
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User:Hello Sir
User:I have cough
User:hearing khur khur sound from my chest
User:tried several syrup
User:nothing works
Doctor:How long have you been dealing with this issue?
Doctor:What other symptoms do you have?
User:almost 2 weeks
User:started with fever
User:fever gone within 2days
User:but cough persists
Doctor:Do you produce sputum with cough?
User:no, feeling that i have, but not coming out
Doctor:Do you smoke?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:The symptoms you currently have seems like a post viral cough.
Doctor:Such kind of cough usually lasts for 3-6 weeks.
User:sound from my chest giving me lot of trouble
Doctor:It will gradually resolve after 6 weeks.
Doctor:So do not worry.
Doctor:But if there are wheezing sounds happening from your chest
Doctor:it may indicate the symptoms are still persisting or you are developing bronchoconstriction
Doctor:which will benefit with inhaler.
Doctor:I recommend you visit a physician who will examine your chest and if needed perform X-ray.
Doctor:A prescription for bronchodilator will be given to you
Doctor:that should take care of the problem.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:second time also went to the same doctor
Doctor:What was the doctor's opinion during the visit?
User:he said, some infection, and prescribed with the new syrup and some caps
Doctor:Was X-ray done/blood tests done?
Doctor:Since when are you on these new syrup and capsule?
User:last 4 days
Doctor:If there was no good response even after 4 days of treatment, then you need discuss about what is causing this condition.
Doctor:Like I said, it can be a post infection cough - which will take atleast 6 weeks to clear
User:ok, thank you
User:will try to meet him again
Doctor:or a condition that needs reexamination.
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
User:no sir
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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