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Antibiotics for sore throat and cold, - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hello
User :   hello
Doctor :  
how can i help u?
User :   i am travelling this weekend to europe for 5 days and am feeling a bit sick at the moment
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i have a slight pain in my throat (as if sore throat ) and slight cold
Doctor :  
ok
User :   need some preventive medicine for now and for the trip
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
sure
Doctor :   u take tablet disprin and gargle that with luke warm water
User :   ok
Doctor :  
if u are not comfortabl with it then u can do salt water gargling also
Doctor :  
this will reduce ur sorethroat
User :   ok.
Doctor :  
then take tab sinarest
User :   ok
Doctor :  
2 times mornin once and night once
User :   ok
Doctor :  
this will resuce ur cold
Doctor :   reduce*
User :   ok
Doctor :  
if possible try to travel after symptoms have reduced
User :   cannot change the plans as need to attend a conference
User :   off late, i have been feeling feverish at times but without any measurable fever
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
it must be just initial stage
User :   say for the last 30 days, on and off. but last 2 days am ok
Doctor :  
if u take proper care now then u will be fine
Doctor :  
u dont take anything from fridge
Doctor :  
avoid cold water
User :   normally, i avoid
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   after taking this also if ur sore throat doesnt come down then u should take some antibiotic
User :   pls suggest
User :   i will need to carry this with me
Doctor :  
u need prescription to take antibiotic
User :   so how do we resolve this
Doctor :   when are u going to europe?
User :   this sunday evening
Doctor :  
ok
User :   @
User :   just a general question-- do we need a general deworming kind of routine even for humans
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
but only if u have any symptoms
User :   so, can i do this immediately. i do not have any symptoms, but sometimes i suspect (no reason for me to suspect though)
Doctor :  
then not required
User :   i have 2 dogs and one bird at home and this prompts me to think
User :   but i can ignore if you advise
Doctor :  
nothing to worry if u are careful with them
Doctor :  
yes u can
User :   ok
Doctor :  
if u have any stomach upset then i will tell u which drug to take
User :   at the moment , my stomach is ok
Doctor :  
thats good
User :   thanks.
Doctor :  
is there anything else i can help you with
User :   thanks. i am finished
Doctor :   please fill the feed back form
User :   done
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