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Acute Pharyngitis,difficulty in swallowing, pain medication, antibiotics - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   hi
User :   Hi I have severe throat infection
Doctor :   Is it very painful?
Doctor :   Do you have fever along with it?
User :   I am not able to gulp
User :   2-3 days
User :   yes
User :   I am taking medication as well but its not helping much
Doctor :   Did you do Salt water Gargling along with taking the medicines?
User :   Yes I have little fever as well
Doctor :   May i know what medicines are you taking?
User :   YEs
Doctor :   Ok That's good
User :   I have taken hot mil with honey, salt water gargle, Disprin water gargle
Doctor :   Can you tell me the details of medications that you are taking for it?
User :   Aziwok -250 twice a day (Azithromycin), Levocet twice a day (Levocitrizine) and Ultracet 3 times day (Acetaminpphen and Tramadol)
Doctor :   Ok, The prescription is quite good for your problem. Did you see the doctor before taking these?
User :   Yes..
Doctor :   I suggest you to wait for 2 more days, continue with Azithromycin, do Salt Water gargling
Doctor :   May be you require some Bed Rest also.
User :   actually me and my wife have same problem and she showed to sepreate doctors... At that my condition was better than my wife... My doctor had prescribed me Amclox (Amoxicillin) but since my condition by evening became worse I started with Azithro..
Doctor :   That is Why I am asking you to take rest for a day or two at home and
User :   Doc last 2 days I have gone to office and I feel very sleepy
Doctor :   Ok, Fine
User :   I am sorry, I have NOT gone to office
Doctor :   It seems like its more infectious, May be it will a week to 10 days to get cured.
User :   How long does these throat infection takes to cure?
User :   I am not able to eat or drink anything
Doctor :   Do not take anything too hot or too cold,.
Doctor :   Try taking liquid and Semi-solid food as much as possible
Doctor :   Drink boiled and lukewarm water
Doctor :   Do not take Spicy food, Oily food for some days
User :   Do you think I need to see a ENT Specialist?
Doctor :   I suggest you to wait for 2 to 3 days more and then see an ENT specialist
User :   Can i do something which can help me atleat eat?
Doctor :   I understand your pain.
User :   Right now when I try to gulp anything even water it pains erribly
Doctor :   Try eating Porridge
User :   Any change in medication, coz situation has worsened by many folds since i consulted the doc
User :   Ok will eat
Doctor :   No, Do not Change the medicine, Wait for 2 days and then see an ENT specialist if it does not subside.
User :   A stronger Pain killer, Or higher doze of Antibiotic?
Doctor :   No, Just Wait for 2 days.
Doctor :   Most probably you will get better
User :   Okay.. One more think if if pains too much is there a quick fix which I can do relieve my pain for some time?
Doctor :   You can use a local anaesthetic gel locally.
Doctor :   You can also use Dologel Mouth gel
User :   Any names Doc?
Doctor :   You can apply some gel on the painful area with some cotton, your pain will reduce.
User :   It will difficult to apply as it pains inside the throat, No sure If my hand can each there?
Doctor :   Use a Spoon to apply if You cannot reach through your hand
User :   *my hand can reach there
Doctor :   DO not Worry, You will be fine soon.
User :   ok
Doctor :   I suggest to take one more day off from work.
User :   Can I start office from tomorrow?
User :   okay....
Doctor :   Is there anything else i may help you with?
Doctor :   Wishing you speedy recovery
User :   One last thing... How different is Amcox from Aziwok?
User :   Coz my doctor precribed me Amclox and I am taking Aziwok
Doctor :   Both are from different class of Anti-biotics, Please do not change antibiotics frequently, You may become resistant to both of them.
User :   No I didn't Its just my wife was eating Azithromycin and it was paining too much for me as well so instead of buying Amclox I sarted with Azithro
Doctor :   No Problem, Do not worry.Azithromycin
Doctor :   is quite good for Acute Pharyngitis
Doctor :   Thank you for Consulting me. Get well soon.
User :   thanks..
Doctor :   I will be available for your follow up queries if any.
User :   Thanks for your valuable advice
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