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Having throat infection and body pains. Took erythromycin and dolo. Advise? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:On Saturday i had throat infection and body pains, so i took erythromycin. The next day(sunday) i took dolo 650 as my body pains did not decrease and erythromycin. On Sunday i had 4 times loose stoll motion. Today, monday I did not take any medicine, but i have running nose and phelgm.Also twice loose stool motion. I feel very uneasy. Please advise.
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Are you running fever?
User:32 years female
User:no i do not have feaver
Doctor:The symptoms you describe are suggesting an infection which is usually viral in nature.
Doctor:Such viral illness are self limiting in nature, however the symptoms would take 3-5 days to recover.
Doctor:Treatment during this time is symptomatic.
Doctor:I see you have running nose (nasal congestion) along with loose stool with sorethroat and body aches.
User:i do not have soar thriat now
User:sorry sore throat
Doctor:Good, so you have only 3 symptoms.
User:not exactly body aches, but very uneasyness
Doctor:Erythromycin is an antibiotic and has no role in treating viral infections. It is also unlikely to be the reasons for loose stool, nasal congestion and other symptoms.
Doctor:In this context, my suggestions are
Doctor:1. Continue Tab. Dolo 650 mg twice or thrice a day depending on body aches.
Doctor:2. For nasal congestion you can try steam inhalation three times a day and Tab. Cetrizine (antihistamine) at night for 2-3 days.
Doctor:If the congestion is very severe, you can try nasal decongestant spray/drops too.
Doctor:3. For loose stools, you can take oral rehydration fluids (ORS/Electral mixed with water)
Doctor:along with Tab. Sporolac thrice a day for 2 days.
User:so i need not take erythromycin or any antibiotic correct
Doctor:4. Antibiotic is not required.
Doctor:In addition to these,
Doctor:take plenty of fluids and rest well.
Doctor:Fruits and vegetables give added benefits.
Doctor:5. Lastly watch the progress of symptoms.
Doctor:If symptoms worsen/last for more than 5 days in total
Doctor:or if you develop high grade fever, it is an indication
Doctor:that you need to visit doctor for clinical examination.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:s, thanks for the advice
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no, thank you
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Wish you a speedy recovery.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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