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Medication and self care for Influenza A with severe in pain around right kidney - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Imtested positive for influenze A, since I have had some major pain in my lower back around my kidney on right side
User :   I tried to call my on-call dr, but the service told me to wait until 8:30 WHEN THE OFFICE OPENS
Doctor :  
Ok
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I can help you
User :   But it hurts bad and I need to know what
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Ok let me ask you few questions
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before I give you possible solutions
Doctor :   Shall we proceed?
User :   yes
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I think I can hold you up till you see your doctor
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When were you tested positive for Influenza A?
User :   Yesterday morning
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Why were you tested for that?
User :   The pain was there when I woke up
User :   I had flu like symptons along with vomiting and diahrehha
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Ok
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Did the doctor give you some medicine for the symptoms?
User :   Yes, Tamflu
User :   Tamaflu*
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Any other medicine

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because Tamiflu is only to contain the virus
User :   Sorry had to pay for service
Doctor :   One minute
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IT is ok
User :   I was not having the kidney/back pain until after I had gotten home and laid down to rest
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Ok
Doctor :   So the kidney pain started just now after getting up from bed
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I mean the backpain
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Did you check the temperature?
User :   No, it started yesterday night around 6pm ... That's when I wwoke up from getting home from dr yesterday
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Ok
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Temperature??
User :   It's lowgrade ... ranges from 100.7-101
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Do you have chills or rigors?
User :   chills
User :   I dont know what rigors are
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Ok
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I understood
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Did not the doctor give you some pain killers or anti fever medicines apart from the Tamiflu
User :   No, I wasnt experiencing the pain when I went, other than a headache
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What is your age?
Doctor :   Hello are you there?
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Please answer my question?
User :   I am 30
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Sorry, my4yr just woke up
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Ok
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You can take ADVIL 400 mg now as it will help you with pain relief on your back
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It settles your temperature
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The back pain will be relieved within half an hour
User :   Ok
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I suggest you to apply Flexall to your back
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FLEXALL gel
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Some tips for better relief are here:
User :   I did sleep with a hotpad
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1) Ample rest is important during flu
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2) Hydrate yourself with good amount of fluids preferably tepid drinking water
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3) Avoid crowdy places as it aggravates the flu symptoms
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4) Wash your hands before every meal and before you touch your 4 yr kid
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5) Do not touch nostrils and mouth with your hands except during meal
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6) gargle with warm salt water atleast thrice aday
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and clean nostrils twice a day
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These measures will help contain the flu virus
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and help in not transmitting to others in the family which is otherwise very fast
User :   How long should I take the Advil and how often?
User :   In case I cannot get into my dr today
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Advil should be taken 400mg after food twice a day
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for two days
User :   Is there anything I should watch for until then?
Doctor :  
Rest , Rest and Rest until you feel you are good enough to go out
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Continue all these tips along with usual dose of Tamiflu
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Did you follow??
User :   Sounds like a plan
User :   Thank you very much
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and say done
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when done
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Good, Thanks for consulting us, Bye for now.
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I hope you recover soon
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with these tips
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