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Hello doctor, I had suffered from cold about a month

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Posted on Fri, 8 Feb 2019
Question: Hello doctor,

I had suffered from cold about a month back, which was almost fine after few days but used to cough when exposed to cold breeze. Now, since about 10 days coughing is more with pain/pressure in chest.
I consulted a physician who prescribed Advent 625mg and Allegra-M for 5 days. But there was not much relief.

Yesterday I got a Chest X-ray, CBC test done. Reports are attached.
The X-ray report indicates INTERSTITIAL INFLAMMATION. Could you please explain the problem and how serious it is. Also suggest a treatment for the problem.

Also, would like to mention here that since 2-3 months i am suffering from cold very frequently- almost every week or 10 days. Please explain if this is also related to the problem.

Thanks,
Bhawna
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Possibility of post infectious bronchitis is more likely.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
I have gone through the reports you have attached.
By your history and description, possibility of post infectious bronchitis is more likely.
It is common after viral upper respiratory tract infection like cold.
It causes inflammation of airways (bronchi) which appears as interstitial inflammation.
Please let me know
1. Do you have breathlessness?
2. Do you smoke?
You need to get done PFT (Pulmonary Function Test) for the diagnosis of bronchitis.
Treatment is inhaled bronchodilators (formoterol or salmeterol) and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) (budesonide or fluticasone).
Usually symptoms recover after 3-4 weeks.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks..
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (26 minutes later)
Hello doctor,

Thanks for your reply.
1. Yes i feel breathlessness, as if the breath is not fully happening.
2. No i don't smoke.

Thanks,
Bhawna
doctor
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (15 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Get done PFT.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
Sorry for late reply as I was busy.
In my opinion, you should get done PFT (Pulmonary Function Test).
Please let me know
1. Have you ever undergone PFT?
2. Do you have wheezing?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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Hello doctor, I had suffered from cold about a month

Brief Answer: Possibility of post infectious bronchitis is more likely. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Ask a doctor forum. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports you have attached. By your history and description, possibility of post infectious bronchitis is more likely. It is common after viral upper respiratory tract infection like cold. It causes inflammation of airways (bronchi) which appears as interstitial inflammation. Please let me know 1. Do you have breathlessness? 2. Do you smoke? You need to get done PFT (Pulmonary Function Test) for the diagnosis of bronchitis. Treatment is inhaled bronchodilators (formoterol or salmeterol) and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) (budesonide or fluticasone). Usually symptoms recover after 3-4 weeks. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks..