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Cold and throat pain left side - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   doctor
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   I have severe cold
User :   from past 2 weeks
Doctor :   OK
User :   Now my throat
User :   left side is also paining...
Doctor :   Ok
User :   its in between the ear and the throat...
User :   in between it pains from yesterday
User :   what medication can I take...
Doctor :   Can you elaborate on the symptoms present, duration, associated symptoms, aggravating and relieving symptoms?
User :   I havent taken anything till now
Doctor :   OK
User :   Now, I have phelm blocked in my nose...
Doctor :   OK
User :   finding it lil diffoicult to breathe
Doctor :   OK
User :   and throat pain...
User :   on left side.,,,,
User :   u cant call it thorat pain actually...its not where I swallow...
User :   rather to the side...
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   im 29
Doctor :   Do you have any history of consumption of food or water in the recent past?
User :   can you prescbribe some medicine?
User :   what does it mean by consumption of food or water?
Doctor :   Sorry I meant consumption of food or water outside?
User :   I havent eaten outside in the recent past
Doctor :   OK
User :   weather here in blore is crazy...thats all
Doctor :   After going through the history provided by you, I symptoms produced could be due to acute tonsillitis.
Doctor :   This is a bacterial infection of the tonsils causing increase in size and pain.
User :   ok..
Doctor :   It would be better to see a ENT specialist as you require a course of antibiotics.
Doctor :   Meanwhile you can follow these measures: Doctor :   1. Consume boiled water
User :   1.5 years back doc had told that I have tonsilitis and after medication it was fine
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   can you prescrbe any antibiotics for this
Doctor :   This is a recurrent infection due to weather changes and infected water.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Sorry, it would be unethical and inappropriate to prescribe antibiotics without any physical examination.
User :   ok fine...
User :   Thank you for your time then...
Doctor :   These are prescription medications and requires examination and prescription.
User :   I shall get in touch with an ENT specialist
Doctor :   Salt gargling is required.
Doctor :   water*
User :   yep, im doing that...
User :   anythin else I could do at home?
Doctor :   2. steam inhalation will also help you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   3. Consume lots of water and green leafy vegetables.
User :   sure
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   Yes, Ive already done these...Thank you doctor ashwin.
User :   gotta go for a meeting...
User :   have a nice day...
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   bye
Doctor :   Have a nice day.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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