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Dry cough with sputum, sore throat, difficulty in swallowing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   HI
User :   cough.. sore throat.. 3 days
User :   fear also earlier .. not normal
User :   now normal
Doctor :   do you mean fever?
User :   yup
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status: User :   30..Marketing..delhi.. Marrried
Doctor :   is your cough dry or with sputum?
User :   with sputum
Doctor :   what color is the sputum?
User :   no color
Doctor :   do you have any chest pain/ breathlessness?
User :   no
Doctor :   by
no color- do you mean whitish/clear
User :   whitish
Doctor :   Do you have any difficulty in swallowing?
User :   yup..i do..i pains to swallow
User :   it
Doctor :   any blocked nose/ body ache/ tiredness?
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
User :   no i dont
User :   blocked nose in the morning time
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?Asthma/allergies etc?
User :   No
Doctor :   have you taken any medication so far or seen another doctor for this problem?
User :   paracetamol once
Doctor :   from what you have told me you have most probably had a viral infection from which you are now recovering
User :   ok
Doctor :   have you done any gargling?
User :   not time now.
User :   throat infection is troubling a lot..
Doctor :   you can take tablet dolo 650 mg( paracetemol) which will give you relief for the throat pain ;
User :   ok
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   You can do salt water gargling/ gargling with hexidine mouth wash( follow instructions on the bottle) 2times per day- morning and at night for the throat pain
Doctor :   take plenty of fluids- and avoid any cold/refrigerated foods
User :   ok
Doctor :   avoid any physically exerting activities for the next 4-5 days
Doctor :   Your pain should improve with these measures
User :   ok
User :   Thanks a lot. I was not expecting this high level of service. Thanks
Doctor :   if your fever recurs/ you get colored sputum( yellow/ green.. etc) you will need to see a doctor for a physical examination
Doctor :   welcome
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
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