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Cough, yellow phlegm, nausea after eating, stomach pressure, light headedness, feeling of blood rushing to head, low grade fever. Help?

Hi. For about 3 months Ive had phlegm production that is yellow on color. I had a cough for a few weeks, which has gone away now. I get nauseous after eating, with the feeling of pressure on my stomach . I get very light headed if I hold my breath for a few seconds, and I feel all the blood rushing back to my head when I let go of the breath. I have a low-grade fever. Also it takes more energy than normal to breath in deeply. Not sure what is going on. Can you help?
Wed, 6 Mar 2019
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Hello,

Usual viral or minor bacterial infection subsides on its own within say 7-10 days, but the persistence of symptoms at 3 months is not usual.

The definite management requires thorough history, physical examination and x-ray chest with lab results for WBC count evaluation.

Primary relief with antacid as omeprazole and antispasmodic as dicyclomine would like to relieve you at present.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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