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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   fever like symptoms for more than 7 days
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hi
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   hello
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   yes i've been having fever like symptoms for 9 days now
User :   ijust want to know what i can do
User :   or whats going on
Doctor :   Do you have any other associated symptom with fever ?
User :   well runny nose
User :   and weakness
Doctor :   like burining urination , cough, loosestools ?
Doctor :   etc
Doctor :   ok, since when is the nose running ?
User :   since 4 days ago
Doctor :   Do you have dry cough ?
User :   yea a little
User :   and i feel my breath so warm
Doctor :   Ok, do you have headache ?
User :   no
User :   sometimes
User :   but just a little bit
Doctor :   do you have Muscle pains ?
User :   no
User :   i just feel so weak
Doctor :   Ok, you are probably suffering from viral fever
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   Are you on any medication now ?
User :   no.. i just drink the common for cold
User :   tylenol
User :   etc
Doctor :   Only tylenol ?
User :   i've taken
User :   tylenol
User :   xl-3
User :   and advil
User :   but i feel the same
Doctor :   Ok, i suggest to continue on tylenol
Doctor :   but stop all other
Doctor :   and start on tab Actifed once in night after food
User :   ok so u dont recommend me to go a clinic?
Doctor :   Yes, i do
Doctor :   but for the symptomatic alleviation i would suggest you to take these
Doctor :   complete physical examination is needed to confirm the diagnosis
Doctor :   If its a bacterial infection you may need to be put on antibiotics
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   yes
User :   another problem
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   i've been lightheaded for almost 1 year and 1/2
User :   a constant lightheadedness
User :   what can be the problem?
Doctor :   DO you get giddiness ?
User :   whats that?
Doctor :   Dizziness,
User :   oh yea
Doctor :   feel like fainting ?
User :   yup
User :   yes
Doctor :   do you have recurrent episodes of nasal block or the present problem ?
User :   yes
User :   and i have a pressure on my head
User :   and sometimes on my nose and eyes
Doctor :   OK, then it may be a problem related to your sinuses
User :   what can i do?
Doctor :   you have to get it examined by a otorhinolaryngeologist for the same
Doctor :   to rule out infection in the sinuses
Doctor :   since its more recurrent you may have the symptoms lasting for long
User :   well the lightheadedness symtom
User :   never goes away
Doctor :   that can also be expected due to the same
User :   oh and what is done to remove the infection?
Doctor :   You may be put on antibiotics
Doctor :   in long standing cases surgery can also be performed
User :   surgery or antibiotics?
User :   or sometimes it has to be surgery?
Doctor :   It depends on the findings during the examination and the chronicity ( duration of the problem )
User :   like for me what do you think if it was that?
Doctor :   i coudnt comment without examining it
User :   oh ok so about the fever like symptoms
User :   i should go see a doctor
User :   or keep taking tylenol
Doctor :   Keep taking tylenol along with tab Actifed once in night after food
Doctor :   and for fever you can tak tab PCT 500mg sos
User :   which ones are those?
Doctor :   I didnt understand
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