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Posted on Tue, 19 Feb 2019
Question: I have a lot of flem and this creates a lot of suffocation. I totally feel very uncomfortable.
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Answered by Dr. Arnab Banerjee (47 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
further detailed evaluation required...

Detailed Answer:
Hello there,
Welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service...
I've gone through your query in details...

Well, first of all, kindly clarify a few details that you've provided here...You said you're having sinus related problems at the moment and being treated with homeopathy. However, in the medications tried column, you've also mentioned of taking some anti-biotic and cough syrup.

So, are you taking both allopaths as well as homeopath?

Which antibiotics and cough syrup did you take? Please provide the specific name, duration, and dosage...

Please share your presenting complaints in details too for further evaluation...

Since how long are you suffering from this?

Is there any fever?

Any hoarseness of voice?

Any sore throat/nasal blockage/runny nose/headache?

Any cough? What is the color of the phlegm? Yellow/green/watery-clear or something else?

Your symptoms could be due to congestion and inflammation of the upper respiratory tract only...

If there is any fever, pain/aches, you should take Acetaminophen/Paracetamol 650mg three times daily after some food for the next few days...

-Start doing Chlorhexidine gargle twice daily and lukewarm saline gargle twice daily in an alternate fashion...avoid going to any overcrowded places, for the time being, perhaps use a face mask while going out...

-Take some steam inhalation thrice daily, it'll help to ease the associated symptoms to some extent and clear the secretions/drainage...

-Avoid any form of cold-drinks, dairy products, and sour foods as they can further aggravate this situation...

-Please drink a lot of fluids. Have plenty of warm liquids (soups, broth, porridge etc.), they'll act as an immunity booster and fasten the recovery.

Let me know if I can assist you further...

Wish you good health...

Take Care
Kind Regards


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Follow up: Dr. Arnab Banerjee (1 hour later)
Hello Doctor,

Please see my answer below.

So, are you taking both allopaths as well as homeopath? No, I am not. The Allopaths was sometime back. Currently I am not being treated for excessive flem.


Which antibiotics and cough syrup did you take? Please provide the specific name, duration, and dosage... Not sure about it.

Please share your presenting complaints in details too for further evaluation...

Since how long are you suffering from this? Since the last few months

Is there any fever? No fever at all

Any hoarseness of voice? No

Any sore throat/nasal blockage/runny nose/headache? Nasal Blockage, runny nose at times and Headache if blockage is severe.

Any cough? What is the color of the phlegm? Yellow/green/watery-clear or something else? Limited cough, dark yellow and I feel Jelly type.
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Answered by Dr. Arnab Banerjee (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Proper ENT check-up required...

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back,

Thanks for these details...

Well, this seems like a case of chronic sinusitis along with respiratory tract inflammation...

I'd suggest you get a proper ENT check-up in the first place...There will be a need for antibiotics therapy for a prolonged duration (10-14days at least) along with a few investigations (i.e. Sputum gram stain; AFB; Culture sensitivity, throat swab, and nasal swab analysis, culture sensitivity, CBC with Peripheral blood smear and absolute Eosinophil count, a chest X-ray, X-ray PNS)...

Additionally, follow all other bits of advice given earlier...since it's been a few months already, kindly don't delay any longer and get yourself checked out thoroughly...

Wish you good health...

Take Care
Kind Regards

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Brief Answer: further detailed evaluation required... Detailed Answer: Hello there, Welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service... I've gone through your query in details... Well, first of all, kindly clarify a few details that you've provided here...You said you're having sinus related problems at the moment and being treated with homeopathy. However, in the medications tried column, you've also mentioned of taking some anti-biotic and cough syrup. So, are you taking both allopaths as well as homeopath? Which antibiotics and cough syrup did you take? Please provide the specific name, duration, and dosage... Please share your presenting complaints in details too for further evaluation... Since how long are you suffering from this? Is there any fever? Any hoarseness of voice? Any sore throat/nasal blockage/runny nose/headache? Any cough? What is the color of the phlegm? Yellow/green/watery-clear or something else? Your symptoms could be due to congestion and inflammation of the upper respiratory tract only... If there is any fever, pain/aches, you should take Acetaminophen/Paracetamol 650mg three times daily after some food for the next few days... -Start doing Chlorhexidine gargle twice daily and lukewarm saline gargle twice daily in an alternate fashion...avoid going to any overcrowded places, for the time being, perhaps use a face mask while going out... -Take some steam inhalation thrice daily, it'll help to ease the associated symptoms to some extent and clear the secretions/drainage... -Avoid any form of cold-drinks, dairy products, and sour foods as they can further aggravate this situation... -Please drink a lot of fluids. Have plenty of warm liquids (soups, broth, porridge etc.), they'll act as an immunity booster and fasten the recovery. Let me know if I can assist you further... Wish you good health... Take Care Kind Regards