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Date : 07-Apr-2014
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User:i had some food go down the wrong pipe last night and i cant cough it up...lot of sinus drainage now and its making me cough
User:do i need to be concerned?
Doctor:Hi,
Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here.
Doctor:You can take Simplle PRILOSEC OTC
Doctor:twice a day
Doctor:I do not think it is a cause for concern
Doctor:THis Prilosec OTC can make you better
Doctor:and normal in 48 hours
User:what does prilosec have to do with food in the wrong pipe?
Doctor:Food in the wrong pipe would have been coughed out
Doctor:otherwise you would have breathless by now
User:a tiny piece?
Doctor:So it is important to prevent acid to reflux back
Doctor:Yeah even tiny piece
User:it feels like it is still there
User:why am i having so much sinus drainage
Doctor:Yes because of the piece there will be a mild tear
Doctor:and you will feel it
Doctor:however it would be healed in 24 hours
Doctor:What do you mean by sinus drainage
Doctor:post nasal discharge
Doctor:Is it pus or phlegm?
User:down my throat mucus
Doctor:Ok that is because of irritation
User:i understand thank you
Doctor:Mucus is a protective phenomenon
Doctor:That helps to heal the tear easily
User:i woke up scared not a good way to start my day lol
Doctor:At this time you do not have to worry
Doctor:but take Antacid available over the counter
Doctor:to prevent aggravation of tear with stomach acids
Doctor:Did you follow what I said? Can you summarize our discussion?
User:thanks anything i should watch for? yes i understand
Doctor:Breathlessness
Doctor:and fever
Doctor:Both of them point towards blockage of air way and pneumonia
User:ok thank you
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:no you were helpful
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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