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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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Please proceed with your query?
User :   hi im not sure you can help me i have a few querys
Doctor :   I shall help you within my expertise.

User :   the the first is im currently suffering from a on and off pulsating headaces and cold swets
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Ok
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Since when are you having these?
User :   2 hours ago
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender?
User :   male 22
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Do you have fever?
User :   no
Doctor :   DO you have any other symptoms like vomiting, nausea, blurring of vision?
User :   no
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Did you have ever have this type of headache in the past?
User :   the head acke just seems to turn on and off
User :   no never had cold sweats before
Doctor :   Is this the first time you are having this type of headache?
User :   no but havnt had one like this in years
User :   not that swiches on and off
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Ok, i shall explain it to you?
User :   yes please
Doctor :   This could be an early manifestation of an infection.
Doctor :   Have you tried any medications?
User :   no im just trying to drink alot i have just been on anti biotiics for a chest infection
Doctor :   Since when are you having the chest infection?
User :   last tues
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Is the infection improved?
User :   yes
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Do you also have pain or burning sensation while passing urine?
User :   no
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Ok.
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I shall suggest you few measures.
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1. Monitor your temperature through a thermometer at home.
User :   ok
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Usually sweating happens with an episode of fever.
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2. You can use tab tylenol one tablet for helping reduce the headache.
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If the headaches recurr you canuse it thrice a day.
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3. Drink plenty of water and keep your self well hydrated
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3. A good healthy diet is recommended.
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4. Frequent bladder emptying is better.
User :   I keep my self fit and healthy with a balanced diet
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Sweating usually happens with urine onfection
Doctor :   Continue that, this will help in faster healing of the infection.
User :   ok
User :   thankyou
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And lastly if the sweating persists or if you develop high grade fever you may have to
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get an evaluation done to look for the source of infection.
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Have you followed?
User :   yes thank you
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Do you have any other query?
User :   also i have one more query im not sure if its linked but my sex drive which is normaly increadbly high has become almost not exsistant over the past 2 weeks
Doctor :   The source may be the infection itself.

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the body metobolism decreases during the event of an infection.
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It will improve once the infection gets treated.
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That is why a healthy diet is recommended during the period of infection.
User :   I have been taking cephalexin for the chest infection is this right
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You can also use multivitamins once a day to help in the metabolism.
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Cephalexin is a good choice for a chest infection.
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The exact antibiotic that is needed depends on the culture test.
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However since the infection is controlled you can continue with cephelexin.
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Have you followed?
User :   yeah thank you can i expect my sex drive to return to normal once im better
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Do you have any other query?
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Yes.
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It will get back to normal.
User :   how long do you expect that to be
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Just continue with a proper diet and hydration.
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It usually takes a few weeks following the treated infection. but the duration may vary depending
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on the severity of the disease and the body.
Doctor :   If you can follow a good diet i would say by two weeks time you must be back to normal.
User :   can i still use the gym or is that not advised
Doctor :   I would advise you to use the gym once you are fit and fine.

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that is around two weeks.
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Straining yourself during this period may add on to your problem.
User :   ok
Doctor :   If you want to mild exercises can be done.
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Do not push yourself.
User :   ok
User :   thankyou
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Do you have any other query?
User :   are there are any other hearble remedeys that may help other than multi vitamins
Doctor :   yes, there are.
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You can add freenleafy vegetables in your diet.
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add a fruit too..
User :   for both problems lol
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these are natural and good source of vitamins.
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yes.
Doctor :   Your headache can be decreased with medications.
User :   as male pride makes me more conserned about probably the less important one
Doctor :   Do not worry, your problem will soon improve since the infection is reducing.
Doctor :   Just follow up with good diet.
User :   ok thankyou very much
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