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Advice on drinking brandy during severe cold as medicine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   HI
User :   Hi - My name is xxx
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.Saxxx
User :   I have a query
Doctor :   May i help you now?
Doctor :   Hi xxx
User :   Will driniking brandy as a medicine solve severe cold
Doctor :   i cannot advise that
User :   i had severe fever due to cold for last 3 days
Doctor :   You may try using KARVOL PLUS CAPSULES for steam inhalation
User :   i did that
Doctor :   did you take any medicines?
User :   these are tube shaped green capsules - right
Doctor :   did you use any fever medicines
Doctor :   yes
User :   i consulted doctor, had an injecton, took antibiotics
User :   after suffering for 3 days the fever reduced
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your age?
Doctor :   do you smoke>?
User :   31
Doctor :   do you have diabetes?
User :   yes, i smoke
Doctor :   so you may stop that for a while now
User :   yes, i am doing that
Doctor :   are you still taking medicines
User :   no, it is over
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you complete a course
User :   yes
User :   3 days
Doctor :   of antibiotics
User :   fever is gone, but the cold is still there
Doctor :   but you need to take antibiotics for a minimum 5 days
Doctor :   ok
User :   frightening me, that any time it may create a fever
Doctor :   you may use otrivin nasal spray
Doctor :   if you have a running nose
User :   it is not a running nose
User :   it comes out in bulk
User :   from the chest
Doctor :   you may includes a lot of citrus fruits and fresh vegetables too
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is it yellow in color
User :   i did'nt notice
Doctor :   you may then have a infection that is not fully treated
Doctor :   is it there everytime
Doctor :   or is it more in the morning time
Doctor :   when you wake up
User :   when i wake up it is there
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it can also be due to smoking
Doctor :   so avoid that fully
User :   after i go to bed also i can feel it in the neck region
Doctor :   do you have coufgh
Doctor :   cough
User :   severe cough
User :   it leads to the cold coming out
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   youy might then need an antibiotics course now
Doctor :   which antibiotic did you take
User :   one of them was dolo 650
Doctor :   you may even need an blood test and xray chest too
Doctor :   ok
User :   i dont remember the other ones name
Doctor :   thats paracetamol
User :   i have to check
Doctor :   were there capsules
Doctor :   ok
User :   no
User :   tablets
Doctor :   do you have any contact with tuberculosis patients
Doctor :   ok
User :   not to my knowledge
Doctor :   was it taken only once or thrice a day
User :   it is been 4 years since i last got fever
User :   3 times a day
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you may try some home remedies now
Doctor :   provided the sputum color is white
User :   ok
Doctor :   as it can also be allergy to smoking
Doctor :   so try stopping smoking
User :   ok
Doctor :   and take steams
Doctor :   thrice a day
Doctor :   and see for two more days
Doctor :   if you have yellow sputum then
Doctor :   you may get yourself examined once again
Doctor :   and take the antibiotics course
User :   ok
Doctor :   that will do for you now
User :   yes thanks
Doctor :   so you may also use some cough syrup like ascoril or ambrodil-s
Doctor :   too
Doctor :   if cough severe
Doctor :   do you have any allergy?
User :   no
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting..
User :   welcome
Doctor :   Wish you a speedy recovery
Doctor :   bye for now...
User :   thank you
User :   bye
Doctor :   Take care.....
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