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Cough, cold and fever even after antibiotics treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   I am suffering from cold and cough from last two days. I went doctor yesterday evening. He told me that there is throat infection and advised mes some antibiotic medicine. I have started the antibiotic course from yesterday evening. Till now one day of the course is completed. I am not feeling recovered yet.
Doctor :   ok

User :   Right now, I am using the following medicine. 1. Symbiotik 2. Allercet DC 3. Dolomide 4. Bricanyl Syrup
Doctor :  
may i know the medicine name?
Doctor :  
ok
User :   I have fever of 100 also when measured yesterday
User :   The doctor has given me antibiotic injection also (once yesterday evening)
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
usaually the antibiotic dose takes some time to react
Doctor :  
and aslo few antibiotics are known to cause the efffects after the complete course is done
Doctor :  
so do not worry
Doctor :  
it will act
User :   How about fever?
Doctor :  
just continue taking the medicines prescribed to you
Doctor :   for fever you take Tab Dolo two times a day
Doctor :  
and continue the other medications as prescribed
User :   Yes, doctor has advised me the above mentioned medicine two times a day.
Doctor :   then continue taking it
User :   I am getting this throat infection so regularly these days (4 times in last 2 months).
User :   This is the 4th time I am using the antibiotic in last 2 months. It is coming back after a break of around 2 weeks
Doctor :  
ok
User :   Do I need to go for any check up?
Doctor :  
if the repeated throat infection is due to tonsils then it wil help you better if you consider to remove it
Doctor :  
by doing a tonsilectomy operation
Doctor :  
what cause did the doctor tell you regarding repeated throat infections?
User :   The doctor told me that it is due to the weather changes.
Doctor :  
as the repeated infections need to be checked out
Doctor :  
and cause determined and elimanitated
User :   I was not having this kind of problem earlier.
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
since when this has started for you?was there any change in environment or place in this time?
User :   It started from around October 2009.
User :   Yes, every time I get this problem there was weather change in Bangalore.
User :   Weather changing from normal to cloudy.
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
so this is seasonal for you
Doctor :  
and you wil need to take precautions
Doctor :  
take warm and boiled water always
Doctor :  
avoid drinking cold water
Doctor :  
or water from many places
Doctor :  
have you followed what i have said?
User :   Yes.
User :   Do you suggest me to go for Swine Flu test?
Doctor :  
no, your symptoms do not suggest so much of swine flu
Doctor :  
so you will not need to do it
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   Ok.
User :   How many days will it take to recover for me?
Doctor :  
it wil take about 5-7 days to recover from the present illness
Doctor :  
but after that you will also need to follow the suggestions to avoid repeat infection
User :   I am following those suggestions from long time. I don't take any oold drinks. I take less oily food.
Doctor :  
ok
User :   I mean cold drinks
Doctor :  
that is good
User :   Still I am getting the infection problem
Doctor :  
not just cold drinks, you should take cold water also in such climates
Doctor :  
take warm water always
User :   Now, I have runny nose from this afternoon
Doctor :  
and do gargling with warm salt water atleast two times a day daily
User :   I generally take either warm water or normal water in worst case.
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   you are already taking Tab Allerect
User :   Yes, I am also following the warm water (with salt) gargling regularly.
Doctor :  
it will take care of the running nose
Doctor :  
take the night dose of it
User :   Yes, I am taking Allercet. Do I need to take it now?
Doctor :  
if you take it now then do not take the night dose
Doctor :  
it will result in repeat medication
User :   Can you please tell me why I have got runny nose today? I was not having this in last two days.
Doctor :  
it may be a sequelae of the existing problem itself
Doctor :  
and also due to the weather change recently in bangalore
User :   Also, I was surprised to see my fever after the check up. It has shown 100 though there is no indication when I touch my throat. Now, I don't get clear idea about my fever. Why?
Doctor :   when you have infection, fever can occur
Doctor :  
it may not manifset as usual high fever cos you have started antibiotic
Doctor :  
*manifest
User :   I have started taking little more water from this morning. Can it be the reason for runny nose?
Doctor :  
no it will not be the reason
Doctor :  
rather it will help you to replenish water lost due to running nose
User :   One more proble. I am not getting proper sleep in the night for last 10 days. I get more wake ups in between. Can you please suggest some tips?
Doctor :  
get a repeat check done with your doctor again if your symptoms do not come down with the medications you are taking
User :   How frequently I should go for the check up?
Doctor :  
you should report back to him tomorow if you feel the symptoms are not getting relieved
Doctor :  
and also tell him about the lack of good sleep
User :   can you please advised some tips to get proper sleep?
Doctor :  
sure
Doctor :  
try to sleep at one time daily rather than keeping on changing the time
User :   Ok
User :   I sleep regularly at 11PM in the night. I get frequent wake ups from early morning around 5AM.
Doctor :  
avoid eating late at night
Doctor :  
try to have 6-7 hours of sleep
User :   I also finish my dinner by 9PM. I try to sleep for 8-9 hours.
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
avoid tea/coffee after 3pm in afternoon
User :   Ok
Doctor :  
avoid eating fatty food or rich foods at night for dinner
Doctor :  
take a walk after dinner for about 15-20 minutes
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Try deep breathing for 15 mins daily for 2 times/day

Doctor :  
these tips will see that you will have a sound and healthy sleep
User :   Ok
User :   I started doing exercise (Push ups, Sit ups, XXXXXXXX Namaskara) at home from last 10 days. Can it be the reason for sleep problem? Because, the sleep problem has started from almost the same time?
Doctor :   If you are doing it in late evening

Doctor :  
then it is a possible cause
User :   Yes, I do the exercise from 7:30 to 8PM. Is it late?
Doctor :   Yes it is

Doctor :  
Should do it before 6 am
Doctor :  
especially XXXXXXXX namaskara
Doctor :  
as it increases your metabolism
User :   Before 6PM?
Doctor :   Yes, it is fine enough

Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?



User :   I will see the doctor tomorrow if the cold and cough problem still persists.
Doctor :   Yes, that is better
User :   Thanks for your suggestions.
User :   Bye for now.
User :   Done.
Doctor :  
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