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I have fever chest congestion and cough. Now I feel this…

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I have fever chest...

I have fever chest congestion and cough. Now I feel this spongy feeling on my face. I am a bit dehydrated too? Am a diabetic so bit scarred

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Any other skin concerns?

First it used to be around the nose some times. Noticed it around two months back. But never on my face

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

Diabetes and hypertension

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 1 month ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 1 month ago

Spongy feeling of chest is not likely due to any serious issue like stroke. This is a part of manifestation of infection. You may have bronchitis, walking pneumonia (mild grade lung infection); both of which will need a course of antibiotics.

Deep breathing exercises, rest, plenty of fluids and probiotics would help you.

Bronchitis is treated as following;

1) Adequate rest / bed rest if symptoms are severe.

2) cough suppressants such as codeine and dextromethorphan.

3) ipratropium bromide

4) theophylline

5) Occasionally antibiotics may be prescribed.

6) Zinc supplement; this increases the body immunity.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
The spongy feeling is on the face not on the chest
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 1 month ago

Sorry for it.

I meant it to be face. This is typing error.

An infection can cause myriad of symptoms.

If your blood pressure and blood sugar are controlled, please do not worry.

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