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Having running nose, sneezes, fever. Has history of allergies. Visit to the physician necessary? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Morning.
User:good morning
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:my mother is having cold and fever
User:should i take her to doctor
Doctor:Can you tell me in detail about her symptoms?
Doctor:I will be better able to guide you if I know the details.
User:she is having cold
User:may be its viral
User:not sure
User:she is 52
Doctor:For how long does she have the symptoms?
User:from yesterday night
Doctor:Does she have a runny nose?
Doctor:How high is her fever?
User:yesterday she has the morning i checked her body was normal
Doctor:Does she have ear ache?
Doctor:Does she have chest congestion?
Doctor:Does she have a history of allergies?
User:with sun light not with dust and all
Doctor:Does she have red eyes?
User:ya some times
Doctor:I think her current symptoms are due to a viral.
Doctor:She may be having allergies on and off.
Doctor:She can be managed at home for a day or two.
Doctor:If she does not get better she can be taken to a physician.
User:she has not started taking any pills ...only i applied vicks on her neck and forehead
Doctor:My advice is that give her paracetamol for fever as and when she has fever.
User:or any antibiotic ?
Doctor:She can be given anti-allergic medicine cetrizine to take care of excessive secretions.
Doctor:Antibiotics are not advised in viral.
Doctor:Anti-allergic will take care of allergies in the background.
Doctor:Give antiallergic as when required, not exceding two times a day.
Doctor:It will take around five days for viral to subside.
Doctor:Hope I helped.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:for your time
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