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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am having fever todayt with throat pain. The fever is reaching 100-101 and then coming down. It's happening frequently... Do we need to test for swine flu?
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hi
Doctor :   i am Dr xxxhere
User :   Good evening doctor
User :   I am xxxx
Doctor :   so you are having this fever from today ?
User :   Yes
User :   I think I woke up with it...
Doctor :   have you take any medicines ?
User :   Not yet
Doctor :   taken*
User :   The fever is not persistent. It comes and goes
Doctor :   have you noticed any sweating ?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   ok there are few things i want to tell you
User :   Go ahead
User :   I am listening
Doctor :   first i would like you to take a paracetmol tab that will bring the fever down
Doctor :   500 mg take one now and one in the morning
User :   At present There is no fever.
Doctor :   sore throat is there ?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   you must have noticed the weather change in Bangalore with all the rain
User :   Yes
Doctor :   so you might be having a slight flu
User :   Thank God
Doctor :   do you smoke ?
User :   Sometimes
Doctor :   any runny nose?
User :   No
User :   But voice is slightly heavey
Doctor :   ok first dont smoke till you are well
User :   Regarding running nose ... I think I have a little running nose...
Doctor :   as it will delay the healing
User :   ok
Doctor :   please do gargle with warm salt water today
Doctor :   before going to bed\
User :   ok
Doctor :   and also take a paracetamol 500mg
Doctor :   after food
User :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please
User :   40/Male
Doctor :   ok avoid having spicy food
User :   ok
Doctor :   that might irritate the throat
User :   ok
Doctor :   the fever will subside with the medicine
User :   Any suggestion for tomorrow...
User :   ok
Doctor :   take garlic tea in the morning which is soothing to the throat
User :   ok
User :   Let me summarize ...
Doctor :   sure please go ahead
Doctor :   gargle is very important in the morning too
User :   1. No need to do Swine Flu test yet. 2. You are sustpecting it to simple flu. 3. Paracetamol 500mog is prescribed drug for tonight and tomorrow morning after food
User :   Gargling is must
Doctor :   yes and please do avoid smoking
User :   yes
User :   Thank you Doctor. It's very useful. Thatnks's again.
Doctor :   do wait till tomorrow evening . the fever should subside .. and if not a physical examination is then recommended. since you had not taken any medications before i am sure it will help you
Doctor :   you are most welcome
User :   Do you know which all private hospitals do the swine flu testin
Doctor :   where are you in bangalore?
Doctor :   usually all major hospitals do so
User :   I can travel anywhere. I am near Jayanagar area
Doctor :   so you should not have a problem
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