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Measures to increase immunity post viral fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi Dr XXX here
User :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you today?
User :   Thank you.
User :   I have been suffering from fever since 3 days
Doctor :   ok
User :   Now i'm quite all right.
User :   But lots of tiredness
Doctor :   any other symtoms
User :   Some 20 days ago
User :   i suffered from low platelet counts
Doctor :   ok
User :   and was suspicious of dengue or a viral flu
User :   that time the fever lasted for more than 5 days
User :   on the 4th day itself i got my blood tested
Doctor :   post viral fever, can cause persistant tiredness
User :   My father is also a Doctor
Doctor :   ok
User :   But after treatment I was able to get my platelet counts to normal
Doctor :   ok
User :   and since then for another 12 days odd i didnt suffer from anything
User :   was very healthy
Doctor :   ok
User :   but in my work environment there are few colleagues who have been suffering from cough cold etc
User :   could i have contracted fever and cough from them??
User :   or is it some long term effect of the medicines which i took 20 days ago?
Doctor :   its most probable , to get infected from office collegues
Doctor :   No
User :   i am talking about the present status
User :   ok
Doctor :   post viral illness, ur immunity is reduced, hence you can get infected again
User :   then this is my 3rd day and i'm hoping i wont suffer again either today evening or forthcoming days.
User :   is there any necessity to go for a blood test ?
Doctor :   good luck, probably you will recover
Doctor :   right now, take rest and ibuprofen for body pain or weakness
User :   thank you Dr.
Doctor :   if it increases, or so, then you can seek help again , with the new symptoms if any
Doctor :   But i dont think, you have any major illness currently
User :   any other food to improve my health
User :   ?
Doctor :   fruits, nourishing food, citrus food, will be good
User :   i'm not having taste. and everything i eat is too bitter..
User :   even water
User :   juices can be consumed?
User :   in cough ?
Doctor :   it will be ok in a few days
Doctor :   yes, citrus fruits are good in cold,
User :   and tender coconut water?
Doctor :   yes sure,
User :   Thank you.
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   If you wish to advise anything, i would be happy
Doctor :   nothing, much, right now, other than to avoid sick looking colleagues, and ask them to be at home, when they are sick
User :   ok.
User :   Thank you DrXXX
Doctor :   You are most welcome
User :   Is there any facility to contact you further. apart from this web
User :   ?
Doctor :   yes, you can call on the websites phone no
User :   ok.
User :   Thank you.
User :   Have a nice day.
Doctor :   you are welcome,
Doctor :   take care,
Doctor :   bye for now.
User :   yes.
User :   Bye
User :   :)
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