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Cold,cough and fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Hello
Doctor :   You may proceed with your query
User :   I am suffering from cold for last 4-5 days. Now, it looks better after taking some cold specific medicine. However, my throat is not fully recovered yet. Also, I am not feeling so active that I used to earlier. What shall I do?
Doctor :  
Ok
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Now since there is slight improvement in your symptoms,
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I think that you can continue with the cold medication which you took
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and there is no need for antibiotic
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To improve your throat, you can use a lozenges
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like TusQ Lozenges
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3 times a day for 3 days
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It is chewable and comes in different flavours like orange/lemon
User :   tusq lozenges, is it a tablet??
Doctor :   Chewable like Strepsils
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but more effective
User :   how to get active?
Doctor :   It will happen gradually as you become symptom free
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There is no fever, right?
User :   very mild fever I guess
Doctor :  
How has the feverish symptoms been from past 3 days?
User :   it is constantly less fever (on and off)
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :   Have you taken any antibiotics?
User :   I had taken F-Q and Paracetmol for two times yesterday but not antibiotics..
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   Today I have not taken any medicine
Doctor :   Since the symptoms are improving
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there is no need of antibiotics at this stage
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You can continue with the same medications for 2 more days
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Things will settle by then
User :   Is there any need to consult a doctor near by my home??
Doctor :  
You add the lozenges to your treatment,
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that will be sufficient now
User :   ok
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   So, I should continue the F-Q and Paracetmol for two more day along with Tusq lozenges...
Doctor :   Yes you are absolutely right
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Is there anything else you want to ask?
User :   I don't have anything else to ask...
User :   Do I need to fear about some sort of flu??
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   like swine flu
User :   :-)
Doctor :  
No need to think of such complications right now
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It becomes important if you had close contact with an infected person
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otherwise no need to worry about that
User :   I don't know whether I was in close contact with an infected person
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Yes
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that means there is no need to worry right now
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Only if you know such things then you will need to think in that direction
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And more postive thing is that you are improving
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So no worries
User :   ok
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User :   Thanks for your valuable suggestions
Doctor :   You are most Welcome
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User :   yes
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User :   Bye...
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