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Diet and medication for Viral fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   Hi, Doctor, I am from Vizag, Visakhapatanam
Doctor :   ok

User :   I need consultation for my wife
User :   She is 54
Doctor :  
Please proceed with the query?
User :   She has cough and sore throt since yesterday evening
Doctor :  
ok
User :   also feeling feverish
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
I will help you with this.
User :   Light cough yesterday night and all through today
Doctor :  
Ok may i know some more details on the problem?
User :   ys pl.
Doctor :  
Is she having sputum with the cough?
User :   this throt pain is causing concern
User :   No sputum, only cough
Doctor :   Does she have any body pains, vomiting , headache associted with it?
User :   Ys she has body pain, no vomiting or head ache
Doctor :  
And does she have any breathing difficulties?
User :   No breathing problem now
User :   this bode pain is there for last 3 to 4 days
Doctor :  
does she have diabetes/hypertension/asthma?
User :   No
Doctor :  
Is she having any rashes in the body?
User :   no
Doctor :   Is there any gum bleeding?
User :   she had her tooth extracted 3 to 4days back now under medication
Doctor :  
Ok but is she having any bleeding now?
User :   2 teeth extracted and two fillings she had
User :   No bleeding now no tooth pain
Doctor :  
Ok. your wife is probably having a viral fever.
User :   She has betadine gorgling in the morning
Doctor :  
I will suggest you the management part.
User :   ys pl go ahead
Doctor :  
Thats good. And has the gargling give her any relief?
User :   that throt congestion has gone
Doctor :  
Ok. I will explain you now.
Doctor :  
Viral fever is a self limiting disease.
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means it usually supsides on its own.
Doctor :  
treatment is only supportive.
User :   I am scared of swine flu
Doctor :  
swine flu is also a kind of viral illness.
Doctor :  
But presently her symptoms are not indicating towards it.
User :   what should I do
Doctor :  
Continue with the gargles.
User :   thanks
Doctor :  
Let her take disprin tablet gargles if betadine gargles are not helping.
User :   Is it available in lqd form or this tablet to be used
Doctor :  
No disprin are dispersible tablets
Doctor :  
they can be mixed with warm water and garling can be done.
User :   any medicines she will take
Doctor :  
Yes, She presently needs these.
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1. Tab Dolo 650Mg three times a day.
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2. Tab. Cetrizine 10mg once before night time.
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3.garglings three times a day.
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4. Proper diet.
User :   This normal diet
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5. Yes, no dietary limitation, but
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if she is not able to tolerate, do not force her.
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because it can cause vomiting
User :   She is active, doing her normal work and taking normal food also
Doctor :  
6. she has to drink lot of water or any fruit juice.
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The more diet she takes and the better fluids she takes, the faster she will recover.
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7. Let her also be on multivitamin tablets, tills she feels better
Doctor :  
Have you followed what i suggested
User :   ys pl.
Doctor :  
Ok lastly
Doctor :  
look for the features of swine flu
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if she develops any symptoms like breathing difficulty or any respiratory discomfort.
Doctor :  
U need to consult a physician.
User :   ys
Doctor :  
Also look for rashes, gum bleeding if any?
User :   okay
Doctor :  
Is there any other query?
User :   not right now, Thank you doctor
Doctor :  
Ok have you filled the feed back form.
User :   ys
Doctor :  
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