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Headache, sore throat, difficulty in swallowing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   I just have a question. I am really sick right now, and i really want to know what i could possibly have.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please proceed
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User :   For three days now, I have been having really bad headaches and mainly sore thoats. I can hardly swollow and when i do, i have to force it down. when i do swollow, it feels like my throat is swelling up and i cant swollow. i went to the doctor this morning and all he said was it wasnt strep. then what is it? I have been sleeping like crazy and all i have been doing is sleeping.
Doctor :   ok let me read first
User :   I am in bed by at the latest, 6:30 pm. then up at the earliest, 7:30. then naps all through the day. Thanks.
Doctor :   it can be tonsillitis
User :   Really? what can i do?
Doctor :   and not all tonsillitis is necessarily caused by streptocoocus
Doctor :   right now how big are your tonsilis?
Doctor :   u can take salt water gargle to reduce the oedema
User :   okay. they feel really swollen.
Doctor :   and u need to ask your your doctor to prescribe you antibiotics
Doctor :   to reduce infection

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