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Date : 26-Oct-2014
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User:Hello Doctor
User:I am having little breathing problem since a month at nght time and dry cough
User:so i have done my CBP yesterday
User:i will tell you the report based on the report could you please suggest any further test ot medicine is required
Doctor:Ok sure, you can upload report
User:Hemoglobin : 13.4%
User:Hemoglobin 14.4%
Doctor:good normal
User:Sorry it is 14.4%
User:RBC - 5.1
User:WBC - 5500
User:Platelet - 1.9
User:Nuetrophils - 42
User:Lymphocytes - 47
User:Eosinophils - 09
User:Monocytes - 02
User:Basophils 0
User:PCV 45
User:MCV 88
User:MCH 28
User:MCHC 32
User:RBC : Normocytic/normochomix
User:WBC - Shows lymphocytes with mild eosinphilia
User:Platelet - adequate
User:the aboev is my report
Doctor:Ok I will explain you now
Doctor:Your lymphocytes 47 slightly elevated it should be between 20-40%
Doctor:it indicates mild infection in your body may be due to cough
User:it is there since month
User:i do not have cold at all
User:night time cough comes
Doctor:Easinophil count is increased it indicates allergy
Doctor:is cough dry or wet ( sputum)?
User:so any further test or medicine required?
User:its dry its not coming out in mouth
Doctor:Are you feeling anything stuck in mouth like sputum which is not coming out?
User:yes i feel that
User:stuck in throat kind i feel at night specifically
User:and wheezing sound is coming
Doctor:Are you having any acidity problem?
User:yes i have GERD as well
Doctor:Are you taking any medication for gerd?
User:i am taking Omez since 4 days and my acidity is controlled
Doctor:Ok good
Doctor:along with omez I suggest you Levocetrizine once a day for 5 days
Doctor:If you will feel better after 5 days then you need to visit your physician for complete clinical examination
Doctor:and investigations like chest x ray if needed, sputum examination
Doctor:steam inhalation may help you
User:But day time no sign of cough
User:only night time only
Doctor:It may be due to allergy or due to GERD which can cause cough when you lie down and gives feeling like something in throat
Doctor:I suggest you continue omez
User:so no need to worry i hope because of high in lyphocytes
Doctor:avoid having food 2 hours before bed
Doctor:use high pillow while sleeping
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:no other Query Doctor
User:Thank you for the advise
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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