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Fever with head ache and throat irritation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi doc, I have low fever with headache for last 3 day, low fewer is only in night and no fever in the daytime. I had vomiting yesterday night. Could you please diagnose the situation

Doctor :   hi
User :   hi doc
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have low fever and headache from last 3 days
Doctor :  
yes, i have recieved your query
User :   and yesterday i had one vomiting also.
Doctor :  
what other symptoms are you having?
User :   ok
User :   throught out the day headache and low fever only in the night
User :   thats it
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
is there any heartburn? upper stomach or chest discomfort?
User :   no
Doctor :   is there any cold, cough, throat irritation?
User :   yes throat cold
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
is there sputum production?
User :   yes yes..
Doctor :  
what is the color of the sputum produced?
User :   it is light color
Doctor :  
ok
User :   but continuous production
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
is there chest congestion that you are feeling?
User :   no
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
the fact that the sputum is of light color, suggests that there is infection going on
Doctor :  
which is responsible for your light grade fever?
User :   what kind of infection ?
Doctor :  
for this you will need to go for the physical examination by your doctor
Doctor :  
also, teh infection could be throat infection or chest infection which will be diagnosed based on your examination findings
Doctor :  
after which you will be put on antibiotics
Doctor :  
which will be to eradicate the infection
User :   ok
Doctor :  
other than this
Doctor :  
there are few things that you can do at home for symptomatic treatment
User :   could you suggest some medicines?
Doctor :  
like 1) steam inhalation two times a day with Karvol Plus in it
Doctor :  
this will help to reduce your headache and throat infection
Doctor :  
regarding the medications
Doctor :  
i will not be able to prescribe you as i am not examining you personally
User :   ok
Doctor :  
The prescription medicines are given after the cause is exactly made out.
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Since I havenâ??t physically examined you, it is inappropriate and unethical to prescribe you scheduled drugs.
User :   can you tell me which are the things i have to avoid in my food?
Doctor :   Hence you should see the doctor for the examination and then the medicine that you require will be prescribed to you after maiking out your requirements.
Doctor :  
about food, you need to avoid curd, fruit juices,
Doctor :  
"cold food stuffs"
Doctor :  
other than that you should take a well balanced diet
Doctor :  
and with good amounts of protien in it along with milk
User :   ok
Doctor :  
it will help you to have a balanced diet
Doctor :  
and give you added immunity
User :   so i can have rice and roti ?
Doctor :  
yes can have
Doctor :  
but in this acute phase
Doctor :  
avoiding rice wil help you better
Doctor :  
as it is considered as
Doctor :  
a 'cold food item'
User :   what u mean by acute phase ?
Doctor :  
acute phase means the current situation
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   is there anything else i should take care of ?
Doctor :  
as of now what is required is a physical examination and also the starting of antibiotic
Doctor :  
based on examination findings
Doctor :  
also the home suggestion of steam inhalation
Doctor :  
have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes.... thanx a lot
Doctor :  
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User :   ok
User :   bye
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