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Have a severe sore throat. How to overcome this? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-Jul-2013
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Doctor:Please go ahead with yoru query
User:i have a severe sore throat
User:for last 1 month, off and on
Doctor:How long does it last?
Doctor:What is your age, city that you stay and occupation?
User:almost the whole day
Doctor:Do you have fever / body pain associated with the sore throat?
Doctor:Can you answer my queries to be able to understand the problem better
User:usually in the evening, but not always
Doctor:What is your age, city that you stay and occupation?
User:36 years, delhi, administration
User:we usually sits in the AC whole day
Doctor:Did you check if you are adequately hydrated, people working in AC environs skip drinking good amount of water
Doctor:Dehydration is the perfect cause for recurrent sore throats
User:i drink 1-1.5 liter in the office timings 10 - 6.30
Doctor:Do you have joint pains / difficulty swallowing / difficulty breathing?
Doctor:Do you have dental issues blood in the gums??
User:it comes once a week while brushing the teeth
Doctor:Do you have lumps seen in the neck or back of it?
Doctor:Do you have allergies/ asthma?
Doctor:ear pain / ear discharge?
Doctor:Ok I am trying to see if there is a focus of infection. Except for dental cause there seems no place where the germs could enter
Doctor:However I suggest the following in case of recurrent sorethroat
Doctor:1) Throat swab for strep
User:yes please
Doctor:2) Dental check up
Doctor:3) Few blood counts
Doctor:I suggest to examine the lumps in the neck as well
Doctor:by a doctor
User:any immediate treatment
Doctor:For the current problem you may use Tab DISPRIN in warm water, gargle thrice a day, if not allergic to it
Doctor:That can ease the pain that you have immediately
Doctor:Try to sip warm water, lemon tea, ginger tea without milk, they act as perfect sootheners
Doctor:The best doctor to consult would be an ENT specialist in your area
User:ok thanx
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