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Dry cough with fever and treatment options - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   hi
User :   had 1 query
Doctor :   plz proceed with your query
User :   ya
User :   have caught a severe cold
Doctor :   ok
User :   i thnk because of climatic changes
User :   1st 2 days there was tightening in the chest
User :   then frm yesterday
User :   there is head ache
Doctor :   ok
User :   and i go into these spells of dry cough
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any fever?
User :   which dont allow me 2 talk
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   i hve been taking roxcid
User :   do i continue
User :   ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since how many days are you taking?
Doctor :   plz provide your age, gender, height and weight
User :   ok

User :   24 f 5ft 3'' 50kg
User :   since sun
User :   once a day
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   for how many days?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   its third day today
Doctor :   and still you have cough
Doctor :   so it is safe to take it for two more days
User :   no
User :   cough started only yesterday
User :   till mon it was a pain in the chest
Doctor :   ok
User :   wat do u suggest

User :   ?
Doctor :   ROXID was prescribed by doctor?
User :   no

User :   self medication
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it is an antibiotic
Doctor :   you should not take it without any consultation
User :   ok
User :   now wat do i do
Doctor :   what strength are you taking?
Doctor :   are you with me?

User :   ya

User :   150
Doctor :   do you know that Roxid 150 has to be taken twice a day
Doctor :   an under dose will not cure infection and can render the bacteria resistant to the drug
User :   ya

Doctor :   if you know then why are you taking it once a day?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you taken the drug today?
User :   no not yet

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then take it for today and stop taking it further
User :   2 times
User :   ?
Doctor :   no once, and in the same dose
User :   ok

Doctor :   are you taking any cough syrup?
User :   ya
User :   coffil Cipla
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how many times?
Doctor :   and what dose?
User :   twice a day

User :   but no proper timing
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you can increase the frequency to four times a day
Doctor :   but take atleast three times a day
User :   ok

User :   wat 2 do wen i hve these cough spells
Doctor :   if you will take the cough syrup regularly four times a day then there will not be any cough
Doctor :   cough syrup suppresses cough
User :   ok
User :   and if there s a headache
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you can take NAPROSYN 500 mg for headache whenever you need but not more than 3 times a day and strictly after food
Doctor :   there is seasonal infections going on mostly viral
Doctor :   so be careful while going out especially dining
User :   as in
User :   ?
Doctor :   * Dining out
User :   by when can i take head bath

Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form
Doctor :   taking a headbath is not a problem
Doctor :   you can take it whenever you need
User :   ok

Doctor :   but dont go out till your hairs are dry
User :   naprosyn is it paracetamol
User :   ?
Doctor :   as the cold wind will flare up the symptoms
Doctor :   no NAPROSYN is Naproxen Sodium
User :   if one feels feverish shud 1 take nise
User :   ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it is better to take paracetamol
Doctor :   instead of nimesulide
Doctor :   as nimesulide has some side effects
User :   like
User :   ?
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form?
User :   cud u suggest some paracetamol medicines
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   CROCIN 500mg
Doctor :   MOL 500mg
Doctor :   DOLO 650 mg
Doctor :   DOLO 650 mg is given in high fever and if weight is above 72 kgs
User :   so i can hve crocin and mol

Doctor :   both together?
User :   nono
Doctor :   then?
User :   either
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   even DOLO is available in 500 mg strength
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   these medicines have a dose pattern
User :   ?
Doctor :   Paracetamol can be taken three times a day after food 500 mg
Doctor :   if the fever is persistent
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   ok
User :   wat kinds of side effects nimesulide has
User :   coz it always wrrks 4 me
Doctor :   Nimesulide carries long term cardiac side effects
User :   ok

User :   thanks alot
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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