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Getting throat pain regularly in the morning and having cough. Had fever. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Practicing since : 2005
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User:Good morning doctor
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:I am getting throat pain regularly
Doctor:Since how long?
User:and it mostly happens after get up from bed
User:It mostly happens in winter
User:you can say its for last 3-4 years
User:and even i am getting cough for last few days
User:I got fever last to last week
Doctor:It can be a seasonal or allergic pharyngitis
User:after I took medicine I got cure
User:but still getting cough sometimes
Doctor:If associated with fever it can be a viral or bacterial throat infection
Doctor:Did you take a course of antibiotics for this?
User:Yes I did
User:I completed all the medicines what the doctor prescribed
Doctor:Nothing to worry then
Doctor:You probably need to drink only boiled water
Doctor:Do salt water gargling or Betadine gargling twice daily
Doctor:You should be fine soon
User:all the day or for next few days till get rid of this problem ?
Doctor:Do not take too cold or too hot food
Doctor:Since it is winter now, it is better for you to drink warm water all the time
User:warm in the sence, get the water boiled , then i can make it cool and can take it
User:right ?
Doctor:Yes, you can take it that way
Doctor:Also you can take warm water from a flask
User:and do you advie any other medications ?
Doctor:You can try Strepsils lozenges at times when there is difficulty or pain in the throat
User:anything like gargling ?
Doctor:Yes, you can try Betadine gargle
User:the liquid called as betadine ?
Doctor:You get Betadine mouth garlge
User:ok..thanks doctor
Doctor:You can buy it
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Get well soon
User:one more thing I would like to bring to your notice
User:I feel somewhat pain in my gums and one of my tooth is bit week
Doctor:A visit to the Dentist will benefit you with this
User:so I stopped using brush for last few days and just brusing using my finger tip
Doctor:Get a check up with the Dentist will help
User:okay thanks
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:DO you have more queries?
User:no thats fine
User:thanks again
Doctor:Have a great day
Doctor:Bye for now
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