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Catching cold after cold water shower, remedies - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :  
I get cold very frequently.. I can say almost once in 2 days
Doctor :   Ok

User :  
If I have something cold (or) bath with cold water, I get cold immediately
User :  
Is there any remedy ?
Doctor :  
Sure, I will help you
Doctor :  
Since when is this problem?
User :  
As I said once in every 2 days
Doctor :  
Not that,
User :  
Yesterday for example
User :  
Oh got ur questions sorry
Doctor :  
Since when are you having this chronic problem?
User :  
I can say for past 2-3 years
Doctor :  
Like 1 year , 6 months
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age?

User :  
I am 26 now
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
What symptoms will you have?
Doctor :  
Like running nose, nasal block
Doctor :  
throat pain
Doctor :  
Cough, sneezing
Doctor :  
Which are the ones you have
User :  
yes running nose & nasal block with head ache
User :  
I won't get throat pain
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
How about fever?
User :  
No
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Do you get headache everytime?
User :  
no.. only when my cold gets severe, I get head ache
Doctor :  
How about sneezing?
User :  
yes I sneeze
Doctor :   Very much?
User :  
moderate I can say
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :   The likely possibilities are
Doctor :  
Allergic Rhinitis, Vasomotor rhinitis and Chronic Sinusitis
Doctor :   Vasomotor it will be mainly in the morning everyday

User :   I feel Allergic
Doctor :  
Sinusitis means you will get cold with fever as well on some occasions atleast
User :  
Oh ok...
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
And the headache will be prominent in sinusitis
User :  
Is there any cure for to get rid of this frequent cold ?
User :   Oh
Doctor :  
Is it severe?
Doctor :  
Headache
Doctor :  
And where is it mainly located
Doctor :  
Like above the eyrs
User :   Yes few ocassions it gets severe
Doctor :  
Ok
User :  
I get head ache in fore head
User :  
Head ache is not much dominant
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Right now I will suggest you one medication
User :  
When I take some tablet, I get immediate relief
Doctor :  
You go on with it
User :  
Oh sure
Doctor :  
Need to see your response and then discuss regarding future course of action
User :  
Sure
Doctor :  
It is a familiar tablet
Doctor :  
Avil 25 mg 1 at night everyday for 10 days
Doctor :  
Initially
User :  
Oh.. yes I ve used Avil when ever I get cold
User :  
but not daily as you suggested
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
But it is recommended to do it
User :   Do you feel that doing this will reduce frequency of getting cold ?
Doctor :  
Sure
Doctor :  
Go for it right now
Doctor :  
and I want the response
User :  
I am afraid of taking medicines.. What abt side effects ?
User :   I mean frequently
Doctor :  
It is pretty safe
Doctor :  
and you can go with it
User :  
Sure.. Thanks a lot, I will try this & get back with you after 10 days
Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form and say done when done
User :   Yes I did give my feedback

User :  
Can I keep this case open ?
Doctor :   Meaning?

User :  
I mean can I keep this session open for next time (or) should I open a new one
Doctor :  
No need
Doctor :  
I will have the chat history
Doctor :  
and we can continue
Doctor :  
Take care, bye for now
User :  
Will I be talking to you again ?
Doctor :  
Sure,
User :  
Oh.. sure.. Thanks a lot for your patience
User :  
Bye
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