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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I had fever and sore throat last week and finished a course of tamiflu. But today, I woke up with a headache, stiff neck (slept on a very hard pillow), heavy eyes, and a very bad sore throat. My throat itches, and I feel like I have bumps in my throat. I am now taking crocin and taxim. Please advice.
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :  
when on tamiflu you only took tamiflu or did you take some other medications along with it?
User :   taxim
User :   Imbran
User :   crocin
User :   and some cough syrup
Doctor :  
for how many days did you take taxim and how frequently you took ?
User :   i took for 4 days
User :   1-2 times/day
User :   250mg
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
who advised you the tamiflu?
User :   a doctor in wockhardt
User :   she said take it as preventive
User :   I have taken tamiflu in the past, in Pune
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
now it seems you are suffering from the secondary infection of the throat
Doctor :  
it requires antibiotics
User :   which is fast acting?
Doctor :   there is nothing called fast acting or slow acting
Doctor :  
antibiotics will take there time
Doctor :  
it is selected based on the sensitiity of the bacteria
User :   which one is the best?
Doctor :   the best antibiotic can only be detected by culture and sensitivity test performed on the swab taken from the throat
Doctor :  
taxim is a good antibiotic
User :   oh ok
User :   so i'll continue that
Doctor :  
yes you need to continue that
User :   ok
Doctor :   also i suggest you to get a throat swab culture and sensitivity test done to know which antibiotic is the best
User :   sure
Doctor :  
so that if the sore throat is not responding to taxim the medicine can be changed
User :   are you based in bangalore?
Doctor :  
yes
User :   and do u consult offline?
Doctor :   no
User :   oh ok
Doctor :  
only online consultation
User :   i'll get the swab done
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
meantime continue the antibiotic
User :   sure
Doctor :  
and for better symptomatic relief
Doctor :  
you can take tab sinnerest three times a day instead of othe tablets like crocin
User :   okay
Doctor :  
warm salt water gargle will also provide you some relief
User :   will do that too
Doctor :  
no spicy and solid food for the next 7 days
User :   ok
Doctor :  
semisolid and liquid diet
User :   okay
Doctor :   if you observe this than within 2 or 3 days you should feel better
Doctor :  
have you followed?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   not really, you covered most points
Doctor :  
please fill the feed back form
User :   sure, and thanks
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic. we are available 24/7
Doctor :  
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Doctor :  
bye for now
User :   will do!!
User :   bye for now
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