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Have diabetes, blood pressure. Pain in neck and upper back. Taken steam. Cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
User:very good afternoon
User:i have a query on behalf of my grand mother back at my residence
User:her details are : age : 81, sex : female
Doctor:Please proceed
User:she has diabetes and blood pressure
User:but she takes diabetes and bp medicines everyday...very regularly
User:we stay in Pune city
Doctor:please proceed
User:Problem : over the last 2-3 days, she is complaining about some pain in her neck area, upper back near the spinal cord muscles
Doctor:sorry to hear that
User:and in head and sinuses - over eyebrows
User:she took some steam but the pain is not lowering
Doctor:She probably has a cervical spondylosis
User:when we press these body-parts she feels good
Doctor:It should be age related osteoarthritis
User:ya may be... but she also complains about choked sinuses and forehead area
Doctor:That is probably because of sinusitis
User:now, is there any cure for it ?
User:we have tried taking steam using karvol plus, but according to her, that increases the chokage
User:so anything can be done ?
Doctor:The age related osteoarthritis, she should take calcium supplements
Doctor:For the sinusitis, she has to continue to do steam inhalation
User:ok...can you please name some supplements ?
Doctor:she could take Tablet shelcal 500 mg
Doctor:one tablet a day after food
User:we have tried taking steam using karvol plus, but according to her, that increases the chokage
Doctor:Then she can do steam inhalation with plain water
Doctor:or try eucalyptus oil
User:what about the pain near medulla oblongata
User:on back of her neck
Doctor:That is also due to her senility
User:any medicine fr it ?
Doctor:Shelcal would take care of this problem too
User:ok... i will note it down
User:will it be available at all medical stores?
Doctor:Basically, her problems is due to the advancing age
Doctor:Try this oil
Doctor:Myovedic lotion
Doctor:It is very effective in such kind of pains
Doctor:Along with calcium
Doctor:With adequate rest, she should be fine
User:i will buy them today and let you know by tomorrow
Doctor:Take care
User:do these medicines need prescription ?
Doctor:It is available over the counter
User:how much would it cost, any idea madam ?
Doctor:It is easy for you to purhase
Doctor:shelcal should be within 100 rupees
Doctor:And Myovedic around 50 rupees
User:ok...thank you very much Dr. XXXXXX
User:thanks for your time and consultation
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Pleasure is mine
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