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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you
User :   im a little bit worried about some symptoms iv been having recently and i think it might be swine flu
Doctor :  
okay proceed
User :   about 4 days ago i started to feel like i was going to vomit but i didnt i just ended up burping a load. then i started getting headaches and started to get tired really easy have not had any headaches today tho
Doctor :  
okay
Doctor :  
do you have fever , cough cold
User :   also my excreetion is looking like it has not been dygested propply
Doctor :  
okay
User :   no not really had a few hot flushes and cold flushes
User :   also my mum has started having the exact same symptoms 2 days ago
Doctor :  
sore throat
User :   havnt had one yet
Doctor :  
so you have only nausea and headache
User :   i have not vomited yet but after eating my dinner yesterday i felt really bad and thought i was going to vomit bit i didnt
Doctor :  
okay your age
User :   im 19
Doctor :  
and gender
User :   male
Doctor :  
okay
User :   i have astma aswell
Doctor :  
since
User :   i was very yong when i got it duno how long ago all i can remember is someone was called out in the middle of the night cause i couldent breath.. est sins i was 8
Doctor :   okay
Doctor :  
Symptoms of swine flu are like regular flu symptoms and include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Many people with swine flu have had diarrhea and vomiting
Doctor :   in this you say only headache and nausea you have

Doctor :  
since 2 days
User :   well i have had a few cases of when iv been rideing my bike iv gone and sat down on a bech just to cool off for a few mins and then gone really tired. iv had the symptoms 4 days my mum has had them 2 days
User :   so i think its contagis
Doctor :  
it is of very low chance that it could be an swine flu
Doctor :  
it can be common flu also
Doctor :  
and it is also contgious
Doctor :  
are there anyone with swine flu nearby your house or where ever you go
User :   well i ride a BMX bike and when im down at my local skatepark there is loads of ppl down there one person i know his sister had swine flu but he dnt see her while she had it
Doctor :  
okay do you meet lot of people as it is away of spreading
User :   well i talk to everyone in the park and there is normaly 15-30 ppl down there
Doctor :  
okay
User :   my mum thinks its just a little stomach bug but i normaly would have vomited by now and got it out of my system
Doctor :  
normally swine flu spreads through droplets and your symptoms doesnt appear like swine flu
Doctor :  
even though vomitting is a symptom
Doctor :  
you just have nausea
User :   yea
Doctor :  
and flu is atleast present with fever or running nose
User :   and sometimes tiredness but i think that down to lack of food cause i really don't feel like eating much
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
tiredness can be caused by almost all the disease
Doctor :  
and also when you dont eat
Doctor :  
it is there
User :   well all i have had to eat today is 1 large cookie half a bar of chocolate 1 lolypop and and sandwich
User :   after eating the sandwich i felt sick and started burping again... still wasnt sick
Doctor :  
okay was it spoilt or was smelling so
Doctor :  
because your symptoms points towards gastritis or towards gastro infection
Doctor :  
which can cause nausea , burping and headache
User :   no i bought it all from the shop
Doctor :  
okay
User :   ortho
User :   come to think of it
Doctor :  
ortho??
User :   i started feeling like this after i had eaten a backon sandwich which i made 4 days ago at home
Doctor :  
okay
Doctor :  
and after having it 4 days ago you had these symptoms
User :   yea these symotoms set in about 2 hrs after i had eaten the sandwich
Doctor :  
okay thats is the cause of gastro infection
Doctor :  
and as caused these symptoms
Doctor :  
you can take some antacids first
User :   then how did my mum catch it if its food poisoning
Doctor :  
it has occured 2 days after isnt it
Doctor :  
even these are also contagious
User :   2 days after i had the symptoms my mum started getting them
Doctor :  
yes thats it you were at home right when your mom was there these 2 days
User :   antacids? and yes i was at home
Doctor :  
yes it will relive the nausea and headache
Doctor :  
are you taking any antibiotics
User :   all iv got atm is some Indigestion relief tablets that contain calcium carbonate... taken 4 of them today no effects so far
User :   no
User :   take a flictocide inhailer twice a day
Doctor :  
okay
Doctor :  
your symptoms seems to be mild and hence
Doctor :  
antibiotics ar not required right now
Doctor :  
it is better to take ranitidine 150 g tablets
Doctor :  
to relive the symptoms
Doctor :  
and id you have the nausea troubling very much
User :   do i need proscription for them or can i just pick them up from a pharmacy?
Doctor :  
than you can take domperidone tablet 1 before food
Doctor :  
these are on the counter drugs
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no need of prescription
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and both are to be taken 1/2 an hour before food
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twice daily
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for 3 days
Doctor :  
i have given the name of the drugs and not its trade name
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as it differs in every locality
User :   Ranitidine 150g and Domperidone
Doctor :  
150 mg
Doctor :  
okay
User :   what could have happened if i had just left it btw? cause my dad was saying "don't be stupid its a tummy bug you don't need a doctor"
Doctor :  
if it is mild the body itself will correct it
Doctor :  
otherwise vomitting and loose stool will begin and dehydration will set in
User :   well normaly it only lasts 3 days dosent it? iv had it 4 days
Doctor :   yes 3 days
Doctor :  
but the after effcet s
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continues for other 3 days
Doctor :  
when the body recovers
Doctor :   and sometimes it can go even more than 3days
Doctor :  
the numbers are just an idea and not always stable
User :   so where iv had it 4 days allrdy to worst should be over? these tablets will just allow me to eat as normal?
Doctor :   yes
User :   and i won't end up vometing? (i hate vomiting duno why)
Doctor :   yes if you take those tablets
Doctor :  
it will prevent vomiting
User :   i will go and buy some tomorrow from a pharmacy
Doctor :  
okay
Doctor :  
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Doctor :   any other doubts
User :   one more time
User :   whats the dosage of these tablets i need to take?
User :   both 1/2hr befor food
User :   and when the other ones
Doctor :   1 ranitidine and 1 domperidone 1/2 an hr before break fast and 1/2 hr before dinner for 3 days
Doctor :  
okay
User :   ok got it all jotted down
Doctor :  
okay any query any time you can use our paid service it is there 24/7
Doctor :  
we are her to help you and all
User :   thank you
Doctor :  
thank you also
Doctor :  
bye
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