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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   i am suffering with cold pls advice asap

Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Sure
Doctor :  
May I know your age and gender?
User :   doc ,last thursday i cought feaver.temparature ranged from 1 to 2 f
User :   male
User :   approx 29
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   i consulted with someone from your team
Doctor :  
If you are having fXXXXXXXXr, then it is an indication of bacterial infection, in most of the cases
User :   was recomeended dolo 650
Doctor :  
ok
User :   feaver ended on friday itself
Doctor :   Ok, that is fine

User :   sat sun i was quite well
User :   except little cold and cough,running nose
User :   as adviced earlier i opetd to take water vapours with vicks vapours dipped
User :   and cough seruph called zedex
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
thats good
User :   yes.but early morning i had seviere cough ...allmost left me in total zepoardy
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   post which my head is blocked and feeling little weak again...
User :   i gain had cough seruph post which the magnituded of cough decreased
User :   at aroung one today , i was getting a lttle restless,no feaver but feeling little similar
User :   i had one vics action 500
User :   i am fine now
User :   headache not totally gone but in much ease
Doctor :  
Was it dry cough or did you get phlegm?
User :   allmost dry but little phegm was also folwed
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
How long has it been from the day it started now like 3 days, 4 days, etc?
User :   yes.but i was quite fine on sat and sun
User :   little cough senastion started yesterday XXXXXXXX
Doctor :   Fine

Doctor :  
Since how many days in total?
User :   from thurs XXXXXXXX ,say 4 days approx
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Now since the fXXXXXXXXr has subsided
Doctor :  
I dont think so that is necessary for any antibiotics right now
User :   hmm
Doctor :   So you can continue on the same cough syrup, the expectorant cough syrup

Doctor :  
which you are taking
User :   k.and abt nose /head blockage?
Doctor :   Yes, I shall come to that

Doctor :  
this is mainly an upper respiratory tract infection
Doctor :  
which can include the sinuses and/or nose
Doctor :  
so there is that feeling of blockage
User :   k
Doctor :  
For that steaminhalation is really helpful
Doctor :  
and also take Dolo 650 for headache
User :   k
Doctor :   Wait till Wednesday

Doctor :  
and by that time if it has not subsided then antibiotic need should be sought after
User :   how about food habits?i had cold coffee/papaya and banana in morning?does that trigger
User :   r u there??
Doctor :   Yes, I am very much here

Doctor :  
I am chatting with one more patient
User :   k
Doctor :   You should avoid cold and refrigerated foods

Doctor :  
and drink hygienic water
User :   k,i drink mineral water
Doctor :   Yes, that is good option

User :   doc,y intensity of cough was really scarry
User :   i was follwed by hickups
Doctor :   The irritation could be a factor

Doctor :  
and hiccoughs doe have that relation as well
Doctor :  
throat irritation is the cause
User :   k
Doctor :  
mainly due to infection and the reaction to the infection
User :   i belive it was like suffocation
User :   deadly i must say....
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
You should not worry for that now
Doctor :  
Do not exert yourself
User :   howXXXXXXXXr post cough seruph it improved
Doctor :  
until you recover completely
Doctor :   and avoid the irritant foods

Doctor :  
if you have noticed such
User :   u mean cold
Doctor :  
for some people, orange can be a factor
Doctor :  
or a food which they are not used
Doctor :  
also foods that cause gastric problem
User :   k
User :   so to conclude i proceed with the same cough seruph and use dolo 650 if i have hedaches
Doctor :   Yes, along with steam inhalation

User :   please advice the doases...4 times two tea spoon
Doctor :   3 times, 2 teaspoons

Doctor :   after food
Doctor :  
and steam inhalation preferably 2 times daily
Doctor :  
Dolo as needed, if you have headaches or fXXXXXXXXrishness
Doctor :  
not more than 3 per day
User :   k.steam inhalation-i belive this triggered my cough cause it was very thin and mild till yesterday howver post this i have a feeling it increased
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
But do not strain yourself with steam
Doctor :  
Do it within your comfort limits
Doctor :  
it is very useful for the blockage you mentioned
User :   and pls advice the correct steps
Doctor :   I did tell the same

Doctor :   cough syrup, dolo 650 and steam
Doctor :  
any doubts on that?
User :   doc 1 sec
Doctor :  
Sure
Doctor :   If you are busy, you can login later XXXXXXXX

Doctor :  
we are here 24/7
User :   just a sec doc i an imp call
User :   please advice me the correct way for for steam inhalation
Doctor :   Steam inhalation, take the steam into the nose mainly

Doctor :  
and if you get strained stop it
Doctor :  
as you have concern of that bouts of coughs
Doctor :  
which you got
User :   yes
User :   do i keep my face covered during inhalation
Doctor :   No need for that

User :   means no way outsided air enetrs the covers
Doctor :  
that shall cause suffocation
User :   then i do it opened thats whats you are telling me right?
User :   any thing specific that needs to be put in the bowl
Doctor :   Yes

User :   pls advice
Doctor :   You can put a capsule Karval plus
Doctor :  
open it and put into the water
Doctor :  
and inhale that steam
User :   k
Doctor :  
it is more refined than normal vicks
User :   2 times morning and night..
Doctor :   Yes, that is ideal

User :   thanks for all your assitance.really appricaite.bye for now
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   no as of now.lets see if i recover asap
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
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