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Flu like symptoms with irritated throat, heavy head, nausea, mild cough. Recommend - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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User:i am 29 yr old male
User:i have been suffering from flu like symptomes for about 3-4 days now. however its not proper cold
Doctor:xxxxxxx here
Doctor:Go ahead
User:the nose is not runny but it felt like flu only with little discomfort in throat.
Doctor:Can you describe your symptoms?
User:feeling tired/feverish
User:little discomfort in throat
Doctor:Do you have a history of allergies?
User:waking up in the morning is difficult because of pain in thorat and flu like feeling
User:no however my friend advised me to have allegra 180
User:and i had taken 2 doeses on 2 nights
User:i have some phelgm in morning but its not runny
User:its like cold without runny nose and very less congestion
User:infact lost my voice in the morining
Doctor:It seems that you got a milder form of viral.
User:also have taken cinarest yesterday
Doctor:Both allegra and cinarest are anti-allergic
User:my head feels heavy now
Doctor:The medicines helped reduce the secretions.
Doctor:Can you describe the headache?
User:not headache as such but heavy eyes..
Doctor:I will try to explain it a little.
Doctor:You got the viral-maybe it was mild
Doctor:Then you took anti-allergics-it reduced the secretions.
Doctor:But you still have the symptoms of the viral
Doctor:These symptoms will go away when the virus is gone from the body.
User:i also feel nauseatic with some cough
User:so what to do now?
Doctor:Since your voice is also affected, it is possible that the virus caused some laryngitis
User:how do we get this virus out?
Doctor:It will go away on its own.
Doctor:No specific medicine is recommended
Doctor:It usually takes a few days only.
Doctor:Till then supportive medicine can be given
User:i m in bombay for work i have a hectic schedule over next month
User:it started on wednesday its already 4-5 days
Doctor:Since when do you have the symptoms?
Doctor:Lets wait for another 3-4 days.
Doctor:You may try pain-killers like brufen for headache or body aches, and voice change
Doctor:You may also try lozenges for symptomatic relief
User:yes i have been taking dolo 650 And strepsils
Doctor:Dolo should be taken for fever only
Doctor:It is not very effective for pains
User:it has paracetaomol na?
Doctor:The usual dose is 500 mg 4 times a day
User:u tell me what to take and in what dose?
Doctor:If you do not have fever then you may discontinue dolo
Doctor:Instead you may take brufen 200 mg 2- 3 times a day
Doctor:Also take only one anti-allergic at a time as it may cause side-effects.
Doctor:Take anti-allergics before sleeping
User:ok which one?
Doctor:Any other questions?
User:allercet or allegra 180?
Doctor:Actually I think cetrizine is better
Doctor:As it causes less drowsiness
Doctor:Take it only if you have runny nose
Doctor:Any questions?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:ok thanks
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Doctor:Take care
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