My girlfriend had mucus, throat pain, shortness of breath, tiredness, chest pain, and a build-up of snot. She had two doses of antibiotics for a chest infection. Done a chest x-ray, it was clear and normal. She was asked to take antihistamines to stop mucus from the back of the throat, but all symptoms remain. It is happening for two to three months. What is this? Is there any possible prognosis or cure? Please help.
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From your history, it is evident that she has picked up an allergy, which is constantly leading her to develop mucus, and hence, her entire chest is getting congested. Ideally, there is only one thing you can do, and that is to change her atmosphere so that she is not exposed to the allergen. May be she can consider wearing a mask while working. Just an advise long term prolonged allergy like that can lead to asthma in the future.
I will suggest the following medicine till she recovers.
1) Tablet Montek-LC (a combination of montelukast and levocetirizine) one tablet before she is about to go to work.
She may feel a little drowsy, so ask her to take adequate precautions. Montelukast is a good drug for chest congestion and helps in relieving the allergy.
I hope this helps.
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