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Suggest treatment for cough, breathlessness, joints pain and dizziness

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Posted on Tue, 1 Dec 2015
Question: I've been having a lil cough, some shortness of breath, aches and joint pain for about a week. last night severe leg cramps and spasms and this morning some dizziness. ???
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (37 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Infection workup needed

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Based on your description , it appears to be an infection. The cough and shortness of breath points towards the lower respiratory tract as the focus of infection. Blood counts, ESR, Chest x ray and electrolytes including calcium levels can be advised. If a bacterial infection is suspected then antibiotics can be initiated in consult with your doctor. Steam inhalation for thinning out secretions, Tylenol for body aches and fever, honey for soothing effect can be used for now at home.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107

Dr. M.S. Khalil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (19 minutes later)
The cough is very shallow and only when I inhale...and not every time. also severe muscle spasms in my legs at night. what could cause that?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Explained

Detailed Answer:
Hello again.

The spasms can be related to electrolyte imbalance such as hypocalcemia, arthritis involving knee or hip joints or both. They can also be related to generalized malaise associated with the overall inflammatory nature of an infection. NSAIDs and muscle relaxants would lead to adequate resolution of the spasms in most cases. If the cause is still not clear the nerve conduction studies and electromyography would be required for accurate assessment.

Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (6 minutes later)
Thank you!!!
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Most welcome.

Detailed Answer:
You are most welcome.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for cough, breathlessness, joints pain and dizziness

Brief Answer: Infection workup needed Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern Based on your description , it appears to be an infection. The cough and shortness of breath points towards the lower respiratory tract as the focus of infection. Blood counts, ESR, Chest x ray and electrolytes including calcium levels can be advised. If a bacterial infection is suspected then antibiotics can be initiated in consult with your doctor. Steam inhalation for thinning out secretions, Tylenol for body aches and fever, honey for soothing effect can be used for now at home. Wishing you best of health Thanks Let me know if you have any query Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil