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I am a 56 year old male and I have been sick since last

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I am a 56 year old male and I have been sick since last night 12/01/2017

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

I have been light headed, dizzy, stumbled once at work, coughing with a raking feeling in my chest, sore feeling all over, no energy and I am in good shape, I work in a casino and every time I had to go to the gaming floor I returned to my office feeling worse. Runny nose, no apatite, feeling muscle aches and extreme coughing with with major pain in my chest. Gaming floor is cigarette Smokey.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you ever dealt with this before? Are you having any shortness of breath?

That's the problem, no this is the worst I can ever remember feeling.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

High blood pressure, diabetic taking my meds on time and high cholesterol.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Hello and thank you for the question.
Answers given are for informational purposes only and are not meant to replace an exam by an in-person.
I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Internal Medicine Consultant with over 13 years of clinical experience and I will do my best to help you today.

I would like to get some more information regarding your symptoms/question to help you more efficiently.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Do you have fever?

Are you coughing up phlegm?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It feels like I do but I have drank some cold 7up to settle my stomach. Earlier it was 101
Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Thank you very much for the useful information.

Cough, fatigue, runny nose, muscle aches ---this is typical of a viral infection.

Mostly these kind of infections are self limiting, and settle down in few days requiring no specific treatment, but considering the fact that you are diabetic, and work in an environment where there is too much crowding and smoke; I would be more careful about you.

Right, now just watchfully monitor yourself and try;

Tylenol for pain

Good hydration

Steam inhalation to ease out cough

Green tea and honey water --- both have anti-inflammatory properties

There are few warning signs which should prompt you to see your doctor, including shortness of breath, high fever, recurrent vomitings.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Just see if you don't improve in next 48 hours, better to go for an evaluation. Basic blood tests, and chest x-ray will determine whether you need a course of antibiotic or not.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 7 months ago

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Good luck n get well soon

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