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Treatment for asthma - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi AAAAAAA
Doctor :   how can i helpyou?
User :   i am an asthmatic patients wondering where to get best treatment
Doctor :   are you asthmatic?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   continue with your problem
User :   taking asthalin regularly but still i am breathless many times
Doctor :   how many times are you taking
Doctor :   asthalin per day
User :  
3-4 times
Doctor :   how many times you go breathess
User :   sometimes 6-7
Doctor :   in a day?
User :   not every day
Doctor :   so put it per week then
User :   breathless may be around once in 3-4 days
Doctor :   how many times you go breathless per week
User :   once
Doctor :   when was the last consultation to a doctor?
Doctor :   did you get a spirometry test done recently?
User :   six mpnths
User :   no
Doctor :   ok when was that last done ?
User :   dont know
Doctor :   ok dont worry
Doctor :   usually asthmatics are graded according to their symptoms and PEFR test by spirometry
Doctor :   but according to your symptoms you have mild asthma
User :   ok, what should i do next
Doctor :   It should be getting well with asthalin inhaler
Doctor :   but as it is not relieving yoiu from the symptoms
Doctor :   i suggest you to consult a pulmonologist or any general medicine
Doctor :   doctor
Doctor :   to review your medication and symptoms
Doctor :   as such you have to follow some genral measures
Doctor :   like not getting out in cold
Doctor :   wearing an air mask while on road
Doctor :   observe your routine what makes you and when makes you breathless
User :   can you prescibe me any better drugs or give me a name of good doctor in mumbai
Doctor :   sorry XXXXXXXX we dont have database of doctors in mumbai
Doctor :   we ar the service for banglorites
Doctor :   soon we shall be coming to mumbai also
Doctor :   anything i can assist you with?
User :   ok, any good doctor in bangalore
Doctor :   where are you in banglore
User :   are you a chest specialist
Doctor :   no i am general practitioner
Doctor :   hello AAAAAAA
Doctor :   are yhou there?
User :   ok,
Doctor :   do you want one of our doctors to helpyou in
Doctor :   finding a doctor
Doctor :   which area do you live in?
Doctor :   banglore
User :   shall i take some antibiotics and deriphyllin to get some fast relief
User :   no i am from bangalore but now in mumbai
User :   XXXXXXXX nagar
Doctor :   but the above drugs are not given with prescription
Doctor :   antibiotics shall be not of much use in asthma
User :   why, one of my doctor has given me in the past
Doctor :   unless you have a bacterial infection secondarily
Doctor :   you can use the asthalin inhaler right now
Doctor :   if you have sever symptoms
Doctor :   probably you have a secondary infection then
Doctor :   had
User :   one of my friend is taking seretide, can i atke that
Doctor :   XXXXXXXX seretide is a steroid
Doctor :   so yo ucant get it without prescription
User :   steroid ??
User :   no steroids are not good i heard
Doctor :   but asthmatics are generally given
Doctor :   as steroids are given on inhlation only so it has lesser side effects
Doctor :   I suggest that yo ucan take asthalin inhaation every 1 hour
Doctor :   it has no severe side effects
Doctor :   and if yo uhave very severe attack now
User :   ok,
Doctor :   you need a nebulisation in hospital
User :   is that Ok
User :   how much that will cost
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it costs only for nebulisation usually around 200 rs
Doctor :   but do you have severe attack now
User :   no
User :   but do you think i can chat if i get an attack
Doctor :   ya thats why i
Doctor :   asked you
Doctor :   clearly
Doctor :   AAAAAAA can i help you anymore
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