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Fever and throat pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you xxxxx
User :   hi
User :   I'm xxxxx -- husband of xxxxx
User :   I'm having pain on the left throat since last 2 days
Doctor :   Please tell mexxxxx
User :   and today it has become much severe--infact I'm not able to speak properly
Doctor :   Left side of throat.
User :   yes..left side of throat
Doctor :   do you have any Swelling there that you can see.
User :   not externally--but on opening the mouth--left part of throat is visibly more red than right
Doctor :   Do you get this tonsillitis regularly..
Doctor :   or is this your First episode
User :   if I apply something hot (externally) on my throat--then I get small relief then again it starts
User :   same about drinking something hot--get temporary relief
Doctor :   ok.
User :   not regularly -- but say once in 6 months type
Doctor :   ok.
User :   I think all this happened after I drank something chilled and ate outside food
Doctor :   You do you not get them Removed since they have been causing you some symptoms regularly
Doctor :   there can be many causes for the tonsillitis and Bacterial infection is the commonest one.
User :   no--I'm not in favor of getting them removed--as the problem is once in 6 months...I might rather have some pills which can help me in overcoming the pain
User :   can u recommend me something
Doctor :   Drink warm, soothing liquids â?? such as soup, broth and tea
Doctor :   Gargle with warm salt water.
Doctor :   Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen to help reduce fever and decrease pain.
Doctor :   Needs to be taken one every 6 hours for pain relief Paracetamol 650 mg..after food
Doctor :   Tonsillectomy is usually done on an outpatient basis.
Doctor :   A complete recovery may take up to two weeks post surgery.
User :   hello ?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   are you there--
Doctor :   Yes please Proceed xxxxx
Doctor :   am waiting for you
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   hello
Doctor :   please tell me
Doctor :   I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, please get back to us if you need further medical advice. We are available from 9AM to 9PM IST everyday.
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