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Wheezing problem - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi doctor
User :   i had chat with u yesterday, regarding my brother having wheezing
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   are you the same doctor?
User :   or should I explain everything again
Doctor :   It would be better
Doctor :   if you explain briefly
User :   omk
User :   ok
User :   my brother 19 years old have developed wheezing
User :   my grandfather was home for 1 week and he smokes biddi
User :   been the reason for this
the smoke must have
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Yes
User :   he also has itchy eyes and "khansi"
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does your brother smoke?
User :   he is on benadryl, coffe(for bronchodilation)
User :   no he does not
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when does he have the wheexing problem?
User :   we are also giving him steam to inhale
Doctor :   Does he have a cold too?
User :   4 days
Doctor :   Ok
User :   just cough
User :   no fever
Doctor :   Is there any cold?
User :   but the nose gets blocked
Doctor :   Ok
User :   yes he sneezes may be due to allergy
Doctor :   It must be a common cold rather than any
Doctor :   allergy to smoke
Doctor :   He should continue the steam inhalation for at least 3 times a day
Doctor :   for 3-4 days
User :   i doubt because the wheezing looks like asthmatic breathing problem
Doctor :   he can continue with the cough syrup
Doctor :   Wheeze occurs in several other conditions
Doctor :   If the wheeze persisits beyond 4-5 days
User :   with wheezing i am referring to shortness of breath
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Wheezing, shortness of breath, cough are all symptoms of respiratory viral illness as much as asthma
User :   and his condition is close to acute wheezing
Doctor :   when the problem is for a short term, it is most likely to be a viral condition.
Doctor :   If you still have any doubts I suggest that you consult a chest physician and get him examined.
User :   he had such stuff develop after being exposed to smoke, previously also, around 4 months back
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I am giving you my opinion based on what information you have given till now. If you are still in doubt you can always take a second opinion.
User :   ok doctor, but one thing more
Doctor :   Ok
User :   if he develops serious shortness in the middle of night
User :   is there anything we can do in that kind of emergency
Doctor :   As he is on medications there is very minimal chances for such a problem and in case that happens he should sit up in the bed
Doctor :   and breath into a closed plastic bag
Doctor :   he should breath in and out into the bag itself
Doctor :   this will increase the CO2 content of the air
Doctor :   and will stimulate the brain.
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   doc i am a medical student
User :   u can explain me the detail
User :   i am preparing for my medical entrance
Doctor :   I thought that I just explained the details.
User :   anything more
User :   that we can do
Doctor :   If you need any further clarifications please be specific.
User :   any emergency medicine
Doctor :   He will need bag and mask ventilation with Salbutamol and oxygen combination to be provided by a nebuliser.
Doctor :   Which cannot be done at home.
User :   but pure oxygen will inhibit the stimulation for breathing
Doctor :   I have never mentioned 100%oxygen
User :   and is there any inhaler that can be kept for emergency use
User :   as used by asthma patients
Doctor :   It shall be given once asthma is confirmed and that can be done with a definitive one year history.
Doctor :   However examination by a chest physician is necessary to confirm asthma.
User :   ok
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User :   doctor
User :   healthcaremagic is good
User :   can i ask you how much are u paid for 1 month for 12 hours chatting
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   As that is not a medical related query, it is irrelevant here
User :   ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   thanx
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