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I had my covid booster on 28th October and since then I have

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I had my covid booster on 28th October and since then I have had a cold and cough . The cough has now gone into my chest and makes me very breathless. I spoke to Asda pharmacist who advised me to see my GP. I have been trying all day to get an appointment with someone but you are my last hope.
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I am on thyroxene simvastatin omeprazole and candersartin. I have been taking paracetamol and benalyn for the cold. I am allergic to pencilling erythromycin codeine and amoxycillin.
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Customer: I seem to have developed a stomach bug or it is just the penicillin affecting my diverticulitis.

Hello and thanks for your question. I’d be pleased to assist
you. Kindly answer following questions for further advice:

Age? Male or female?

Past medical history?

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Female
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
It won't let me put my mobile in

Don't worry all phone call requests are auto generated. Just
ignore if you do not want it. Talking
through text chat is just fine with me.

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Okay

So you are having problems with breathing now?

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
I had a colonoscopy on 14th October. I had a flare-up if my diverticulitis in August. I also have a hiatus hernia.
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
When I walk about I get breathless. I think it has to do with the cough I have. I am okay when I am sitting down

Ok thanks

Do you also coughing up phlegm???

Customer: replied 3 days ago.

Do you have any fever?

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
No temp is 36.6

That is good

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
I used to have bronchitis which I haven't had for a while also chest infections in winter but not since I started having the flu jab

Ok thanks

I would recommend at the moment:

  1. Steam inhalation with vicks
  2. Plenty of fluids
  3. Chest physiotherapy 

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Have you seen the wait for physio?

You can do it at home

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Thank you for your advice. I have been drinking plenty. I have olbis oil would that do instead of vick. As I don't have that indoors.

Yes that would be helpful also

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
How do I go about the physio? I live on my own so no one to help me.

Do deep breathing exercises to fill lungs with fresh air that would be helpful in mucous clearance and quick recovery

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Thank you you have been most helpful.
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Sorry I didn't give you my age I am 70

No problem that is fine. Advice would be same

Please do
let me know if you have any further questions in future I would be happy to
answer

Best of luck

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Thank you goodbye

You are welcome

Goodbye

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