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Having persistant cough, stuffy nose, body ache. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 02-Oct-2013
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User:sorry i lost my connection
User:34 m ..
Doctor:Yes, please continue.
User:stuffy nose
User:hope u remember
Doctor:I would like to know what other symptoms you have
User:having persistant cough
User:i dont have chest congestion
Doctor:besides body aches, cough and stuffy nose?
User:but kind of irritation in throat is there which makes me feel like coughing
User:mild pain in head which is more due to stuffiness
User:have taken steam bath with karvol plus thrice since yesterday
User:also for cough took coughdryl syrup
User:still no improvement
User:can u suggest some treatment?
Doctor:Since when do you have the symptoms?
User:can u please call me on 0000?
Doctor:Are you running fever?
User:i guess mild fever
Doctor:Since when do you have the symptoms?
User:since saturday morning
User:internet connection is lil unreliable here
User:can u give me ur number or can u call me?
Doctor:Do you have history of diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma problem?
Doctor:I would be able to explain better on live chat; if we get disconnected I would call you back.
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:my mom is diabetic
Doctor:The symptoms that you describe are suggestive of upper respiratory tract infection.
Doctor:Since the fever is very mild, perhaps the infection is due to virus.
User:please continue
Doctor:And we do not have specific cure to treat viral infection.
Doctor:Body has its defense against the infection.
User:continue with steam bath?
Doctor:In an average individual the infection will resolve spontaneously in 3-5 days.
Doctor:Rarely it can extend to 2 weeks.
Doctor:so continue with steam inhalation and cough syrup.
Doctor:You can add tablet calpol 500mg twice or thrice a day to take care of fever, body aches and headache.
Doctor:Drink plenty of fluids.
User:ok doctor
Doctor:Also take tablet zincovit one tablet a day for a week.
User:i took dolo 650 yesterday
Doctor:In addition rest adequately.
Doctor:These measures are often sufficient to help you over come this acute infection.
User:ok thanks doctor
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:nothing more doctor.
User:thanks for your time
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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