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I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
Do you have any cough or shortness of breath?
yes a cough producing clear mucus
and when does your chest hurt during coughing?
when coughing, breathing in deep, as well as eating or drinking. The eating and drinking concerned me the most.
do you have any heart burn or acid reflux?
see Im not sure. Not normally, but I have gotten heartburn in the past from time to time. I did have a low grade fever for a couple of days when this started.
probably you do have bronchitis.
Now if this is bacterial infection, antibiotic will help.
Steroid is used to reduce the inflammation in your airways.
and both these medications can worsen your acid reflux.
Hence, omeprazole available over the counter can be considered 20 mg daily for a week or two.
also an antacid like Gaviscon, or Maalox should be helpful before meals.
So far, it does not sound concerning.
Once your cough and mucus get better, your recovery will be fast.
the pain also will subside.
so is it normal with bronchitis to have chest pain when eating and drinking?
yes it is
but do not worry
you can follow the above suggestions after discussing with your doctor.
oh ok. I was worrying a little, as I tend to be a bit of a hypochondriac haha. You suggested things for acid reflux. You think this could be part of the problem also?
yes I think so
do not worry
you should improve
Ok doctor Thank you.
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