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Types of asthma and treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   ok
Doctor :   please proceed with your query.
Doctor :   are you there with me?
User :   I just want to know new diagnosis methods for asthma and chest congestion
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   may I know your age?
User :   and need to know good 35
User :   35
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you need them for yourself?
User :   need to know about a good Pulmonologist
User :   myself
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   have you done any tests regarding the same so far?
User :   nope
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   could I ask a few questions on this?
User :   yes
Doctor :   can i know what symptoms do you have?
User :   after coming to bangalore almost 10 yrs back it started...and started with wheezing
Doctor :   ok
User :   which i had for a year and with some homeo and ayurvedic treatment it cured
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   where were you previously located before coming to Bangalore?
User :   kerala
Doctor :   can i know if you smoke?
User :   nope
Doctor :   before this , any respiratory problems or illness in the past?
User :   i use to sneeze once in a while ( like with some alergies dust or some thing)
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   in the recent times, how many episodes of wheeze you had?
Doctor :   any symptoms of cough and fever?
User :   mostly alternate days ...but i use a inhalor which a doctor prescribed
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no cough
Doctor :   any family history of asthma or allergy?
User :   yes my mother had
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I would want to summarize my suggestions to you now.
User :   ok
Doctor :   asthma is of two types.
User :   ok
Doctor :   generally, as in your case, it is called extrinsic asthma, episodes happen due to allergic causes.
User :   ok
Doctor :   the causes being inhalation of dust, climatic changes, etc.
User :   ok
Doctor :   these often trigger an attack of asthma and presents as wheeze.
User :   ok
Doctor :   since your mother also had asthma, it could be intrinsic as well.
Doctor :   generally an inhaler will help most of the times.
User :   ok
Doctor :   to investigate this I would recommend the followoing
Doctor :   1. pulmonary function tests
Doctor :   2.allergy testing
Doctor :   3.evaluation of the nose and sinuses.
Doctor :   4. chest X ray done on routine to exclude other causes.
User :   ok
Doctor :   these are the basic tests we always recommen for asthma.
User :   ok
Doctor :   the main key is to avoid the agent causing allergy
User :   ok
Doctor :   which causes sneezing, congestion, itching in the eyes , and wheeze.
User :   ok
Doctor :   wheeze happens when the inhaled particles causes reaction, and makes the airways narrow and you fel difficult to breathe.
User :   ok
Doctor :   If you avoid the dust and general things or find what causes the wheeze in you, you can prevent episodes.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   yes i do
User :   Thanks Dr for you help
Doctor :   pleasure here.
Doctor :   are there any more questions that i can help you with?
User :   Can you suggest me any good Pulmonologist
Doctor :   our customer care team will call you for the same
Doctor :   can you confirm your phone no?
User :   ok thanks a lot once again
Doctor :   thank you, our customer care team will help you further.
User :   ok then...shall i end the chat session
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me .
Doctor :   yes, we will call you with the pulmonologist details
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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