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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I'm having acidity, gastric problem

User :   I had gastroscopy test done and everything came normal...taking pantocid DSR tablet in the morning 30 mins before breakfast
User :   but I'm having fever(100-101) since last 2 days...can it due to acidity?
Doctor :   Hi
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User :   Hii
Doctor :  
Let me get few more details about your problem
User :   k
Doctor :  
What is your age?
User :   30
Doctor :  
When was the first time you had the problems associated with acidity?
User :   I'm having something or other problems like fever, bloating from last month...I dont feel any heart/chest burn....I'm also getting hives/rashes from last one year...not sure whether that is also related to acidity
User :   I had taken antibiotics AZee for fever last to last week
Doctor :  
ok
User :   I went to GI doctor last friday...but he told me everything is fine...just acidity is there...I'm not sure whether he diagnosed correctly or not
Doctor :  
Ok, you are not happy because the Endoscopy examination is normal, is it not?
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Let me know your occupation, height and weight?
User :   no tht's not the case but I guess there may b some underlying issue
User :   I'm a software engineed, height 5"6', weight 61 kgs
Doctor :  
The Fever you have may not be because of acidity
User :   k
Doctor :   The fever is just a immune response of your body to any external agent trying to harm your body
Doctor :   Pantocid that you take in the morning for the break fast is a good medicine
Doctor :  
You have to take it for 4 to 6 weeks
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and get it reviewed by the Doctor
User :   k he gave me 15 days course
User :   but what about fever? can it be due to a food allergy?
Doctor :  
Ok you can continue for 2 weeks
Doctor :   Do you have recurrent fever like this?
Doctor :   When was the last time you had ?
User :   yeah...earlier I used to get slight fever in the evening(almost alternate days) and it used to resolve in few hours but now I'm having a bit high fever...I had fever last to last week and took antibiotics...then had bloating, acidity sort of last week
Doctor :  
Were the antibiotics prescribed by the Doctor?
User :   tht's when I went GI doctor
User :   one of my friend who's MD prescribed it to me
Doctor :  
After a course of antibiotics there is a phase of indigestion and acidity that continues for short duration
Doctor :  
of 7 to 10 days
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The antibiotic effect is not shown on the stomach lining and thus the doctor did not find any fault in the endoscopy
User :   may be tht is the case...but whenever I'm having anything outside, i'm getting sick...even idli tht i ate couple of days back made me sick
Doctor :  
So you might be allergic to few food ingredients that are put in the hotels and restaurants
Doctor :  
restrict eating outside
Doctor :   Some people have allergies towards adulterated foods
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so it is wise to avoid such foods
User :   k...can allergy be an after impact of acidity? can we get rashes due to acidity?
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
Rashes be a part of food allergy
Doctor :  
too
User :   even when I'm eating home food I'm getting rashes...n I dont know what's triggering it
Doctor :   Ok please try to note down the foods that you ate that day
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and avoid them next time
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The common food allergens are
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Oil, foods like brinjal
User :   k
Doctor :  
I also suspect some contact dermatitis
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with some allergens in your home environment
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like dust, pollen, insects
User :   k
Doctor :  
sometimes the perfumes, soap etc
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You observe the timing of the rash
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and make a note of the areas
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the things that you have contacted with in those ares
User :   its mostly on fore-arms, chest and neck
Doctor :  
See if the areas are sun light prone
User :   also little pressure on my skin creates pattern of tht object?
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because sun burn could be a reason
User :   could it be urticaria?
Doctor :  
Are they raised?
Doctor :  
It seems to be urticaria
User :   no
User :   k
Doctor :  
Urticaria is usually raised above skin
Doctor :  
Did you see a Dermatologist
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Which city are you in?
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Did you apply anything on the rash?
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Did it help you?
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Are you with me?
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Hello
User :   sorry got disconnected
User :   I'm currently in Pune
User :   it didn't applied anything on the rash as it disapperars mostly in an hour or so
Doctor :  
So it neither itchy or causing pain?
User :   its itchy but not causing pain
Doctor :  
I feel you should look for a good dermatologist and show the rash when it comes on
Doctor :   You can apply ALOEKIN cream over the rash
User :   k...I went to a homeopath earlier & he told me its urticaria...I tried the homeopath medicine for couple of months but it didnt worked
Doctor :  
ok
User :   but what's the permanent solution to all these problems...I had tried various options in last 1 year(ayurvedic, homeopath) but nothing seems to work
Doctor :  
no treatment is necessary as the rash commonly goes within 24-48 hours.
Doctor :   cool bath or shower may ease the itch
Doctor :  
The allergens, virus, contact antigens can cause them
User :   but it does look awkward...i wanna get rid of all these problems
Doctor :  
hence restricting them will help you permanently get rid of these
Doctor :  
sometimes this is difficult to get rid of them
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Most of the patients are usually sensitized after frequent exposures and finally they get rid of them
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permanently after few months to years on their own
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so you just have to wait for that good time
User :   what should I do now for fever and stomach problem...I'm feeling week also n there is loss of appetite as well
Doctor :   Take DOLO tablet for the fever after meal twice a day
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for two days
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Take SYRUP ARISTOZYME, 10 ml, 20 minutes before lunch and dinner
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for one week
User :   is it antibiotic?
Doctor :  
No
Doctor :  
I am unfavorable towards antibiotics specially for you
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YOu just need few soothening medications
User :   k
Doctor :  
Try to stick to timings for your food
User :   k...should I visit any specialist?
Doctor :   Good to visit a Dermatologist
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and check if it is really an urticarial rash
User :   k
Doctor :  
If it is urticarial, leave it
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you just need a cool shower during that time
User :   k
Doctor :  
and mention about the fever to the doctor
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if it is related to the rash that you have
User :   what about diet ....do I need to change my diet?
Doctor :   Less oil, include more vegetables and fruits
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and stick to timings
Doctor :   this is all shall help you
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DId you follow?
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