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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I was sufferein from cough and was prescribed augmentin by docs and had to eat for 3 weeks ......however has been ving motions 4 times a day which is loose. What you suggest?
Doctor :   helo
User :   hELLO
Doctor :   hello **
User :   Hi Dr
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   Am 42
Doctor :   ok
User :   female
User :   let me give u history
User :   i ve had a healthy lifestyle
Doctor :   now since how many days you have taken the course of medicine ?
User :   from 17 till 21 I took Augmentin 375
Doctor :   are you taking any other medication ?
User :   and from 22nd , i took augmentin 625 t5ill 6 days
User :   wait i tell u
User :   on 14th i was given :- Tab azee 500 mg + Cetgel+Faormocid+Betadine
User :   There was no change in my cough
Doctor :   you have been taking a lot of antibiotics
User :   So dr changed the medicine
User :   Augmentin + Vizala _ Achfield
User :   But again no relief
User :   I was advised X Ray + Blood test
User :   X ray was clean but ESR was high
User :   CSR was normal
Doctor :   ok now yes its true that agumentin is the most effective medication for antibiotic therapy
Doctor :   and the most common side effect is diarrhea
User :   So on 22nd ....I was asked to take Augmentin 625 + Deriphylline + Cetzin+ Zdex
User :   Which continued till 28th
Doctor :   now you need to take yogurt with your diet
User :   hold
User :   The cough continued
User :   So dr referred to the specialist
Doctor :   ok and then
User :   wHO ONCE AGAIN ASKED TO DO x RAY + esr + csr
User :   The results came out clean
Doctor :   i see
User :   So the specialist suspected allergy
Doctor :   how is your present condition now ?
User :   and on 2nd the specialist advised Allegra 180 + Beracot
User :   I started recovering
User :   But my metabolism inceased
Doctor :   ok
User :   I need to go to toilet after every 4 - 5 hours
User :   The specialist asked me to stop outside food intake for 7 days
User :   I was ok till yesterday but last night I started coughing immediately after dinner
User :   I had taken chilla
User :   So this time I checked on oil used at home
User :   I realised that this time we have a new vegetable oil at home coz Saffola was not available when the grocery shopping had happened
User :   Some Fortune
Doctor :   ok
User :   So we immediately called for Saffola
User :   I ate chilla once again in pure ghee
User :   and my other food was in Saffola
User :   But am okUser :   So realised it's the oil which ight ve caused allergy
User :   But now I need cure for my tummy
Doctor :   i see
User :   I feel weak also
User :   Am assuming it's oil
User :   Coz yesterday immediately after chillah I was continuosly coughing
Doctor :   well the problem lies that since you have been on a very high dose of antibiotics , and the most common side effect is diarrhea and also the oil is adding to your woes
User :   so whats the cure
Doctor :   at this moment tell me what all medications are you on ?
User :   nly allegra 180 and bricarex
Doctor :   ok
User :   bricarex is a syrup
User :   last 2 days I took proitien diet
Doctor :   and are you in relief from before ?
User :   Am not sure if it's advisable
User :   Oh yes
User :   Am much better
Doctor :   thats good
User :   I was sad for a long time
User :   and i was thinking that god knows if it's asthama
User :   I feel very week
Doctor :   now for you the cure lies in home remedy for you as i dont want to give you more medications as you are already on so much
User :   I went for a 30 min walk today
Doctor :   so we need to find a natural cure for you
User :   and my legs are hurting
Doctor :   diarrhea can lead to weakness
Doctor :   make sure you are having minimum 10 glasses of water
Doctor :   every day
Doctor :   now thats a MUST
Doctor :   also
User :   yeah
Doctor :   The simplest remedy is to mix a teaspoon of salt with a teaspoon of sugar in a cup of warm water and sip this slowly.
User :   I ve taken electrol
Doctor :   Another quick diarrhea home remedy is to peel and shred an apple. Keep the shredded pieces in a plate until they turn brown in colour and then eat them. Or eat a apple everyday.
Doctor :   Bananas replace potassium levels which are depleted when you suffer from diarrhea.
Doctor :   ttermilk is a very good diarrhea remedy.
The acid in the buttermilk destroys germs. Take buttermilk flavored with salt three or four times a day for quick results.
Doctor :   Since garlic is an antibiotic, it is also a good diarrhea natural remedy.
Doctor :   Take a cup of hot water. Add to this a tablespoon of lime juice. Drink this every fifteen minutes.
Doctor :   Certain precautions can be taken against contracting diarrhea. Wash and dry hands thoroughly before meals. Do not eat foods or consume water from wayside stalls. Eat freshly cooked meals.
Doctor :   as your diarrhea is medicine induced
Doctor :   dont worry you will be fine
User :   Did I do wrong by going on protien diet
Doctor :   avoid it
Doctor :   add fiber in your diet
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