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02 Aug 2011

Chest infection
Dear Doc

I think I have a cold. I had a sore throat for a few days (deep down not where you swallow) and a very tight chest with a dry cough. Today I am a bit conegested. No runny eyes or fever.

The problem is I am asthmatic. I am using my preventer as usual - I even upped my dose from1 puff 2x day to 2 puffs 2x day. (Seretide), butI find that I need my reliever every 2 hours and even then my chest feels so sore and tight.

Do you think I need to see my dr for oral cortisone?
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CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

BMJ

Yes, I really suggest that you consult your doctor for a lung function test and x-rays. Cortisone therapy will alleviate your tight chest.

Regards





Dr Anrich
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