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Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: I HAVE CONGESTION BEHIND EARS AND LATELY HAVE HAD SHORTNESS OF BREATH AND A WHISTLING OR WHEEZING SOUND IN THROAT WHEN I BREATH,LUNG CAPACITY SEEMS HALF OF NORMAL...IM 42,25LBS OVERWEIGHT AND HAVE MEDICALLY CONTROLED HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possibility of post infectious bronchitis is more.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
In my opinion, you are mostly having post infectious bronchitis.
It is common after viral upper respiratory tract infection (congestion in the ears).
You lung capacities are also reduced. So this favors bronchitis also.
Inhaled treatment is the best treatment for bronchitis.
So you will improve with inhaled bronchodilator and inhaled corticosteroids (ICS).
Please let me know if you are smoker.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 28 minutes later
I do not smoke,i noticed that steam helps but am concerned that the cooling vapors would not be good
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Did you have similar episode in the past?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Yes, steam inhalation is good. No harm in it.
It's good that you don't smoke.
Possibility of bronchitis is more.
Please let me know
1. Is this your first episode?
2. Have you ever had similar kind of episodes in the past?
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.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 4 minutes later
been congested plenty of times but never breathing problems
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Since how many days you are having these symptoms?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I am sure you are having post infectious bronchitis.
And you will mostly improve with inhaled treatment.
Please let me know
1. Since how many days you are having this congestion?
2. Since how many days you are having wheezing and shortness of breath?
3. Have you ever taken inhaled treatment?
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
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 7 minutes later
congestion...1week,shortness of breath....several weeks,never done inhaled treatment
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I thought you first had congestion and then shortness of breath.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
So, you initially developed shortness of breath and then developed congestion.
I though you had congestion first and then shortness of breath.
So in your case we need to rule out lung infection first because you had shortness of breath and wheezing first.
So please let me know
1. Do you have cough and expectoration?
2. Do you have fever or chest pain?
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.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 4 minutes later
cough but no phlem,no fever or chest pain sorry for misinformation
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No need for sorry.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
No need for sorry. It's OK.
One last information, I want to ask.
1. Do you feel secretions in the chest?
2. Which over the counter drug you have taken?
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.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 2 minutes later
no,nyquil cold and flu
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Sorry, I forgot to ask your weight.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I am extremely sorry that I forget to ask your weight.
This will be needed to adjust the dose of antibiotic and inhaled treatment.
You will need short course of antibiotic and combination of inhaled bronchodilator and inhaled corticosteroids.
Please tell me your weight and height, so that I can prescribe you exact dose of these drugs.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 minute later
5-7,195
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Here is your prescription.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
So your weight is approximately 88 kgs.
So here is your prescription.
1. Take levofloxacin (750mg) once daily after breakfast for 5 days.
2. Combination of inhaled bronchodilator (formoterol 12 micrograms) and inhaled corticosteroid (budesonide 200 micrograms), one puff twice daily for 2 weeks.
3. Drink plenty of fluids orally.
4. Do warm water gargles 5-6 times a day.
Don't worry, you will be alright.
Hope I have solved your query.
If you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wish you good health. Thanks.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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