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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi doctor
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   I have a problem that
User :   i have cough since 1 week
Doctor :   Ok

User :   and
User :   there is no improvement
User :   i have taken the medicine from the chemist
User :   but it has no effect
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Which one was that?
User :   i dont remember the name
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Was it a tablet or syrup?
User :   it was both
User :   syrup and the tabs
Doctor :   No antibiotics I hope

User :   and i have cold too
User :   initially i have taken BENADRYL
Doctor :  
Do have fever and/or body pain?
User :   but later i have taken med from the chemist
User :   yes pain happens to chest
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   and
User :   sometimes fever also
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   but as soon as i take med the fever
User :   reduced to normal
User :   i have taken
User :   and
User :   SUMO
User :   ZIFI
User :   for the fever
Doctor :   When was the last eposode of fever?
User :   that was 3 days ago
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Zifi, for how many days you took?
User :   i have taken it for regular 2 days
User :   both tabs
User :   sumo and zifi
Doctor :   Who prescribed that?

User :   my friends, uncle is a doctor
User :   i asked him
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
But did he ask you to take for only 2 days?
Doctor :  
It was Zifi 200 right?
User :   yes
User :   it was
Doctor :   did he ask you to take for only 2 days?

User :   no
User :   he just suggested the name
User :   and
User :   i have taken it for 2 days
User :   hoping for fever to be normal
User :   but now fever is ok
User :   but
Doctor :   When did you start that?
Doctor :  
Zifi, I mean
User :   what? fever or cough?
User :   oh
User :   zifi
Doctor :  
Yes
User :   as that of the day , i was fever
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Now Arvind, this is really a bad habit
Doctor :  
Taking an antibiotic as and when required
User :   i m feeling very sick due to cough
User :   ohk doc.
Doctor :  
Eventually the entire society will be harmed
User :   does zifi has side effects?
Doctor :  
Because if many people keep doing that antibiotics likeZifi will loose their effects
Doctor :  
forget about side effects
Doctor :  
Effect only will not be there
User :   ohk.
Doctor :  
I strongly tell you not to take antibiotics like that in a haphazard manner in the future
Doctor :  
If are taking it from past 2 days let me know
User :   ohk doc
Doctor :  
Now coming back to the problem
User :   doc can u pls suggest me any prescription for cough and fever if it happens.
Doctor :  
Is it a dry cough or a productiveo ne?
User :   sorry but what is productiveo ne?
Doctor :  
Like you getting the phlegm, cuff
User :   no
User :   it is a dry cough
Doctor :  
Do you smoke?
User :   no
Doctor :  
Thats good
User :   :-)
Doctor :  
I will tell you cough syrup
User :   ok doc..
Doctor :  
Take 2tsp thrice daily
Doctor :  
Syrup TusQX
Doctor :  
for 3 days
Doctor :  
Meanwhile if you have cough take Dolo650
Doctor :  
which is plain paracetamol
Doctor :  
That is quite sufficient
Doctor :  
Dolo 650 you can take it as and when required
Doctor :  
That is not an antibiotics
User :   doc , i want to ask , whether is it harmful to take sumo or zifi?
Doctor :  
But nor more than 3/day
Doctor :  
Zifi is a very good antibiotic
Doctor :  
Since you have already stopped that
Doctor :  
You need not start it again now
User :   ohk
Doctor :  
Sumo is not necessary now
User :   ohk
Doctor :  
Instead I have suggested Dolo650
Doctor :  
Thats it
Doctor :  
Hope you have understood
User :   i have one more problem doc.
Doctor :  
regarding dosage and schedule
Doctor :  
Sure
Doctor :  
You can proceed with
Doctor :  
But are these things clear first?
User :   yes doc i am cleared with that
Doctor :   Ok

User :   i'll follow ur instructions
Doctor :  
Fine, Proceed
User :   i am having a regular problem of mouth ulcer
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   it always happens every month
Doctor :  
I will expain you
Doctor :  
It is mainly due to injury and/or allergy with toothbrush and toothpaste
Doctor :  
So use a soft brush
Doctor :  
Brush in the proper manner
Doctor :  
and be very gentle
Doctor :  
Do you have pain as well?
User :   is there any problem with my stomach ? related to these ulcers
Doctor :  
No, it has no relation
User :   yes i can't swallow my own saliva instead...
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   not even i can eat my meal properly
Doctor :  
Use glycerine to sooth the pain
Doctor :  
before and after taking food
Doctor :  
Do not wash after taking food
Doctor :  
Let it stay there
Doctor :  
It protects the ulcer
User :   i have used the gel named ZYTEE
User :   and
Doctor :  
Also I would recommend a Vitamin supplement
User :   and becosule tab
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
You can take the same, no issues
Doctor :  
take 1 daily after breakfast
User :   any other medicine which i should take?
Doctor :  
Not required
Doctor :  
Glycerine and Becosules is sufficient
Doctor :  
If the pain is unbearable
Doctor :  
then go for Dologel
Doctor :  
Otherwise not required
Doctor :  
Try with glycerine first
Doctor :  
It has to be topically applied to the areas
Doctor :  
Avoid very hot foods
Doctor :  
And for your cough, avoid cold foods as well
Doctor :  
Take room temperature foods till ulcer is healed
User :   how many times i have to take DOLOGEL to the effected areas if the pain is too much
User :   ?
Doctor :  
Apply it 4 times daily
Doctor :  
It has to be applied there
Doctor :  
Did you get what I am suggesting?
User :   ohk.
Doctor :  
regarding hot and cold foods
User :   what was vitamin supplement doc?
Doctor :  
Becosules if you are having it, you can continue the same
Doctor :  
It is quite good
User :   ohk
User :   one more thing i want to clear out
Doctor :  
Sure
User :   may be its a myth
User :   that
User :   if i have fever then rice should not be taken as food and i must not having directly air to fan?
Doctor :   Rice part is a myth

Doctor :  
Fan, it can aggravate reaction
Doctor :  
as there will be more exposure to dust
User :   ohk
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no thank you doctor
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.

Doctor :   I would like you to update your mobile no. in your account
User :   ohk doc
User :   i'll do it
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form?
User :   yes doc
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
I hope you do not take antibiotics like the past in future
User :   no
User :   i'll not do the same
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.

User :   sure doc.
User :   bbye
User :   :-)
User :   have a nice day
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