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Frequent cold and sore throat - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi,
User :   i got cold so many times a year,
User :   whenever weather change or i eat outside
User :   i think because of oil they used
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so what type of mediation i take to prevent for future
User :   its cold and irritation in my throught
Doctor :   There is no prevention for common cold
Doctor :   It keeps recurring
Doctor :   If you are allergic]
Doctor :   ot some foods, dust etc
User :   and what about of irritation of thought?
Doctor :   You keep away from it
User :   throught
Doctor :   Sore throat is also because of allergies or infection
Doctor :   Usually
Doctor :   so you have to avoid the allergen
Doctor :   If there is some coush with sputum fever and body pains
Doctor :   yOU go to see the doctor
Doctor :   if it persists for more thatn 3 days
User :   some one told me that if i get irritation in throught then take allegra 180 mg.
User :   is it ok to take or else?
Doctor :   take 120mg
Doctor :   if not then take after 12 hours
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   its good
User :   ok
User :   thanks doc.
Doctor :   but do some warm water gargles with pich
User :   ok sure
Doctor :   pinch of salt
User :   ok
Doctor :   it is in fact more effectve
Doctor :   avoid the allergen
Doctor :   try to find out what causes yoiu the cold and sorethrot
Doctor :   if you think it is the food outside
Doctor :   arrange for the homefood
User :   sure doc i will
User :   thanks for help
User :   one more thing i want to ask
User :   that waht is the minimum or maximum limit of b.p.?
User :   as i am 28 years old what should be the maximum and minimum?
Doctor :   you should have normal bp
Doctor :   and the minimum and maximum bp is not some sort of mathematical standard
Doctor :   it has to be seen in light of clinical symptoms
Doctor :   normal bp is 120/80
Doctor :   slight variations are seen
User :   actually last week i bought new bp machine digital. and when i check its shows 140/95
User :   is it normal?
User :   and i checked in the morning when i wake up.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   check it again after half an hour of rest
Doctor :   as in do not run around for the next half hour and check it again
User :   ok
Doctor :   95 diastolic is a bit high
Doctor :   but you should not get worried too much with a one off high reading of bp
Doctor :   only if it is consistently high should you take it seriously
User :   ok thanks
User :   but if its come hight again n again that what should i do to reduce bp?
Doctor :   well...that is a long answer question :)
Doctor :   at your stage i will make it brief and just say that first salt restriction in diet is the step
User :   ok
Doctor :   after that medications re used
Doctor :   but why are you worrying about it
User :   no not now after talking to you
Doctor :   ok XXXXXX...
Doctor :   bye for now
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