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High Fever, cold and throat pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Hi,
User :   i'm suffering with fever...a constant 102f since evening 4pm
User :   had 2 calpols,2 vicks action 500....no relief
Doctor :   Is the fever not controlled even after 1000mg of Calpol (2 tablets)
User :   there is too much of shivering,cough,blocked nose,headache & body ache...
User :   finally i started sweating only arnd 8pm...but temperture has not gone down
User :   ranges betwn 101-102f,...please suggest wht do i do...eat...n medicines i shud have???
Doctor :   It goes down after few hours after sweating
Doctor :  
Now just let some one in your family do tepid sponging with normal temperature water
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on the chest and back with face and neck
User :   okay...
Doctor :  
Get this done once in 4 hours
User :   what shud i eat...
Doctor :  
and take dahlia
Doctor :  
or thick butter milk
User :   there is alot of shivering when i cum out of the blanket n in the blanket i sweat...its troubling.
Doctor :  
with pinch of salt
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Cold sponging should help you
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Do not take medicines on empty stomach
User :   how abt bread n cheese with veg soup.
Doctor :   Do steam inhalation now and once in the morning
Doctor :   Soup is very goo
User :   my throat is also hurting...problem in swallowing
Doctor :  
good
Doctor :  
You will not able to swallow bread
Doctor :  
hence take dahlia
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in the glass of water with pinch of salt
User :   advise me the corresponding medicine
Doctor :  
You keep taking soups as and when you are hungry
Doctor :  
Take CALPOL again at 12 AM
Doctor :  
If you can get DOLO 650mg it is fine
User :   fine...will do,any other dosage
Doctor :  
Nothing else
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is necessary
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You should feel better by tomorrow afternoon
Doctor :  
Take DOLO once every 6 hours
User :   how to take DOLO 650...
Doctor :  
and 3 times steam inhalation of vicks vapors
User :   how to counter weakness??
Doctor :   This weakness can be coutered with frequent soups and milk
User :   wht if the temp.does not go down....also my head is ponding
Doctor :  
and Dahlia / Barley / Rice water
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Butter milk
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IF the temperature does not go down till morning
User :   cold milk with coffee....
Doctor :  
then please visit a Doctor for examination
Doctor :  
No cold only normal milk
User :   i believe....2 calpols already into my body...wouldnt harm??
Doctor :  
That is why you take it after 12AM
Doctor :  
check temp before you take
Doctor :  
But you have to do the sponging
Doctor :  
which will get the temperature down sooner
User :   wht if i incur acidity post it...
Doctor :  
Start it now
Doctor :  
What is your age?
User :   29yrs
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
You can take the DOLO 650 at 2AM
Doctor :  
Paracetmol do not cause acidity
User :   doc. wht if my temp starts increasing during the night despite medicine.....what do i do??? during my childhood i had experienced CONVULSIONS...
User :   thats why i am worried..
Doctor :  
In that case you need to go to an Emergency Dept in a hospital
Doctor :  
near you
Doctor :  
The convulsions shall not happen for adults
Doctor :   They are febrile convulsions that happen to children
User :   :-)
Doctor :  
More over convulsions happen to acute rise in temperature but not for gradual rise
User :   Thank you ....Doc...All your advise n help is really appreciated!!!
Doctor :  
Please take care
User :   hope to get well sooner..post it
Doctor :  
and please do not hesitate to consult us
Doctor :  
Yes
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Do visit the Doc if the temperature does not subside
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in the morning
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Thanks for consulting us
Doctor :  
Bye for now.
Doctor :   Hi
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