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Inflammation of the bronchial tubes, which carry air to the lungs, is called bronchitis. The symptoms are chest congestion, wheezing, dyspnea (difficulty breathing), cough with a lot of mucus, etc. It can be either acute, where the symptoms last for only a few days, or chronic, where it lasts longer and leads to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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My cough and chest tightness has not resolved even after treatment. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a cough, tightness in my chest, ears feeling plugged, and fever off and on since last week. I was diagnosed with bronchitis and have just finished my Zithromax, and I am taking cough syrup with Codeine. I am now a full week into this illness and feel worse than ever. Still coug...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please mention your age. Since you have already completed your antibiotic course, get an investigation done, including a complete hemogram, blood sugar, urine analysis, WIDAL (typhoid test), and peripheral smear. This is to rule out any other...  Read Full »

Do my X-rays show the beginnings of asthma or COPD?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with bronchitis yesterday in the emergency room. Felt very weak and difficulty breathing and could not wait for my doctor appointment in two weeks. I have an unproductive cough for a month and a half and burning in my chest. Today very breathless when talking. Do these X-r...  Read Full »

Dr. Abaranam Innaci

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These X-rays show dilatation of your airways (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From X-ray, we cannot confirm the diagnosis. To differentiate asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) you need to do a spirometry testing. That will confirm the...  Read Full »

Will Forocort help in chest tightness and acute bronchitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 44 years old. I got flu symptoms two years back and after two weeks of slight chest pain. So my doctor prescribed Foracort 200 with Montair LC. Then in a few days, I got cured. Now, I have chest tightness and mucus but not much cough, no fever, and no running nose. It is looking lik...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakaran

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With history, I would suggest a few medicines for cold. Treatment: 1) Tablet. Augmentin 625 (Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid) 1-0-1 X 5 days. 2) Tablet Pulmoclear (Acebrophylline and Acetylcysteine) 1-0-1 X 5 days. 3) Tablet Montek-LC (Montelukast and Levocetiriz...  Read Full »

I was smoking for last 30 years and left it now. Kindly explain the reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I was smoking for last 30 years. I left it 50 days ago. My weight is 171.96 Ibs. Height is 5 feet 7 inches. Currently, I am taking Emlong 5 twice daily.  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have checked all attached documents (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The lab tests show: Elevated ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and high TLC (total leucocyte count) which mean that there is inflammation most likely due to chronic bronchitis a...  Read Full »

Please suggest some medicine for dry coughing and cold.

Query: Hi doctor,I am caught by very bad cough and cold. Please suggest some medicine for dry coughing.  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since when are you suffering from above problem? Is there any throat pain? Probably you may be suffering from acute viral rhinitis with bronchitis. Avoid cool drinks and freeze water. I suggest you the following medicines: Tablet Gudcef CV (Clavulanic acid and Cefp...  Read Full »

I have low immune system and get bronchitis and sinusitis often. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been getting bronchitis and a sinus infection every two months. It is so bad when it happens, I am put on antibiotics, steroids medicine, plus two inhalers. My doctor is starting to say I have asthma. I am 18 years old and I have never had problems breathing, believe me, I was ...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your medical history carefully and understood your concern. The low immune system makes you more prone to get an infection. Sinus infection is difficult to treat sometimes. A sinus infection can be complicated by lung infection especially when severe...  Read Full »

70 year old has cough accompanied by wheezing. Is it advisable to try Asthalin?

Query: Hello doctor, My father (aged 70) has been suffering from coughing and light fever (varying between 99 to 101) for the past ten days now. Medical tests (attached) do not seem to reveal anything, and the prescribed medicines (see below) do not improve things. Coughing is now also accompanied by whee...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It appears to be bronchitis, likely viral. Has his fever settled now, or is it still continuing? Wheezing and coughing may continue for some more days, up to one to three weeks. Yes, he can, and he should use the inhaler. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with...  Read Full »

I have been having a blood streak in my cough for the last two days. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a blood streak in my cough for the last two days. Though it is significantly less, I am concerned about it. The same thing happened to me eight months back, but I suffered from a cold then. Currently, I have only a cough but no cold. In the morning, my one nostril was also filled wit...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to history, blood streak in sputum is present. In the past eight months, the same complaint resolves on its own. Hence this case is a bronchitis-like respiratory infection. Your auscultation findings were normal. Hence it could be m...  Read Full »

I have breathing difficulty with cold while lying down. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I do not know what happened, but I stopped being able to breathe the last night. It was terrifying. My nose was stuffed up and I have been trying to get over the cold for almost 16 days now. I was laying on my back and had a dream (it was not scary at all). During the dream, I realized th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The primary likely cause appears to be nasal congestion, particularly more pronounced during sleep, which can lead to a sensation of feeling choked. This congestion often eases when awake and mobile, causing a shift to mouth breathing, which is not as prevalent during sl...  Read Full »

My 6-month-old baby coughs continuously and I am worried that it could cause choking. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My 6-month-old baby has been coughing all day, every few minutes, and I am beginning to worry that she might choke and become unable to breathe.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. These symptoms can indicate a serious respiratory infection that can affect newborns, such as bronchiolitis or pneumonia. Here are some things you can do in the interim to support your daughter: Although it is normal to be an...  Read Full »

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