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Fever and severe throat pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   hi, my husband has been suffering with fever and svere throat pain since the past 1 week.
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User :   he had taken tylenol for fever and sore throat. But he still has fever in the evening time and pain in the throat. There are some black patches too on the tongue.
Doctor :   does he has cold, cough?
User :   no. he has lost abou 5 pounds in the past 1 week.
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ok
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he seems to have an throat infection
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he needs a course of antibiotics
User :   o.k. Can you please advice for some antibiotics.
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i cannot prescribe antibiotics over the chat
Doctor :   The prescription medicines are given after the cause is exactly made out. Since we havenâ??t physically examined you, it is inappropriate and unethical to prescribe you scheduled drugs. Hence see the doctor for the medicine that you require.

Doctor :   he should do some salt water gargling 3 times a day
User :   ok. Then what do you suggest?
Doctor :   i suggest him to do some salt water gargling
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avoid taking cold, refrigerated items
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He needs a physical exaamintion by a physician
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to check for infection
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are you there
User :   ok. then what do you suggest?
Doctor :  
i suggest hime to continue tylenol
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and see an ENT surgeon for the throat
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are you there
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are you there
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User :   Ok. Then can you please suggest what i can do?
Doctor :   i suggest youto continue tylenol
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do some salt water gargling
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and to see an ENT doctor
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so that he can check his throat
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if possible he may need some investigations
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