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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I have had a cold for a little over a week now. I feel fine i just feel like i have alot of mucus i need to cough up but cant
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you take any medicines?
Doctor :   can you mention your age?
User :   some allergies meds but that doesnt help with the conjestion
User :   22
Doctor :   You need to inhale steam at least once every 2-3 hrs
Doctor :   You can add some menthol or eucalyptus oil to it
User :   ok. I also got a stomach virus 2 days ago. I still feel kind of nauseated but not vomit or bowel movements. I took pepto now my stools are black
User :   i heard thats regular when taking pepto?
Doctor :   Yes it is, there is nothing to worry about it.
Doctor :   Just take a bland diet and drink lots of water and other oral fluids
User :   how long will it last? now im stopped up i think. I also havent ate much the last 2 days
Doctor :   Take some bland food
User :   like?
Doctor :   It will last for 2-3 days and if doesnt then
Doctor :   you can then get a physical examination done
Doctor :   You can take milk, bread and cereal
Doctor :   porridge will be fine

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