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Headache,burning and swollen throat,ear pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   I am still not feeling well. I have a headache, my throat burns, it looks to be swollen, my ears hurt. I am really worn out. I am having some bad experiences with doctors latley.
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms?
User :   Since March
Doctor :   Did you take any medication for it?
User :   Yes, antibotics, ibrophen, stuff for a headache
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Did get you any relief?
User :   Not a lot
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   When did you last take the medications?
User :   Ibrophen and stuff for the headache this afternoon
Doctor :   Any antibiotic?
User :   No
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Any home remedies?
User :   I have just tried to rest when able to but I keep waking up cause I just don't feel good
Doctor :   Along with your medication try these things.
Doctor :   1) steam inhalation with some vicks vaporub in it
Doctor :   2)Salt water gargling in Luke warm water.
Doctor :   3) lozenges
Doctor :   4) Drinking extra fluids, especially water, fruits juices.
Doctor :   5) Echinacea and goldenseal ( herbal medications).
Doctor :   6) voice rest.
Doctor :   Did you follow what i have said?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Do it for 3 to 4 days.
Doctor :   If there is no improvement in your symptom or if there is increase in symptom.
User :   Is this going to clear up and get myself back to normal?
Doctor :   Kindly contact a ENT specialist.
Doctor :   It should clear up.
User :   That is an ear nose and throat specalist right?
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   Also do valsalva maneuver
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