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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hey
Doctor :  
how can i help u?
User :   I just got over a flu like illness
User :   that was undiagnosed due to triaging
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   I had a secondary infection with something alot like strep
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and am on antibiotics for that now
Doctor :  
ok
User :   when I was sick, I ate alot of tostitos, resulting in cuts all over my mouth
User :   that really hurt
Doctor :  
ok
User :   anyway, my question is
User :   these cuts, one of them looks like it is swollen, like a gum boil
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and I can feel the triangle pieces of gum where there were cuts is swollen
User :   is this nnormal/what should be done?
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
u have given a detailed history
Doctor :  
is it painful?
User :   stingy, like a canker sore
Doctor :  
what antibiotic are u taking?
User :   amoxicillin
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
for pain u apply mucaine gel
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and as u are already taking antibiotic nothing is required
Doctor :  
dont take spicy food
Doctor :  
take bland food
User :   ok, you mentioned since I'm taking antibiotics...
User :   you think an infection?
Doctor :   yes it may be
User :   yeah I got really lucky, I have a canker sore right next to my tonsils
User :   so I really don't feel like eating anything
Doctor :  
ok
User :   but I made some paste with baking soda so that should go away soon
Doctor :  
ok
User :   well damn 7 bucks for 30 minutes
User :   14 an hour, and the site is probably taking a huge cut
Doctor :  
hmm
User :   what do you specialize in, I'm thinking about dermatology, but organic Chem is killing me
Doctor :   any medical query i can def help u

Doctor :  
i am a family physician
User :   OK I have a question, but it's just for my knowledge
Doctor :   ok

User :   OK, I read a study today on how increased body temperature above the norm has been shown to increase survival rate in lizards when exposed to bacteria
User :   pretty much showing how fevers help things survive
Doctor :  
ok
User :   but how is the fever actually triggered, and how does the body accomplish this
Doctor :  
fever is a protective mechanism of the body not only to survive from bacteria
Doctor :  
but also to alrm us that ther is some problem in our budy
Doctor :   our body have certain cells called as white blood cells in the blood

Doctor :  
they are like police man in our body
Doctor :  
so any bacteria whih enters body triggers them
Doctor :  
so that they go and kill the bacteri by releasing many chemicals
Doctor :  
theses chemicals also cause rasie in temperature
User :   oh, cool
User :   so the chemicals released trigger a temperature increase
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :  
our body is some cmillion times faster and complicated than computers
Doctor :   it is well programmed
User :   yeah it's pretty awesome, I'm sure you had to take organic chemistry, which I'm doing now and the complexity of everything is crazy
Doctor :  
hmm yes
User :   but that class kinda sucks still except for the lab
Doctor :  
haha yes i know
User :   well I think my true appreciation for the complexity of everything
User :   came to me when I was on mescaline
User :   which brings me to another question
Doctor :  
ok
User :   besides bad trips
Doctor :  
ok
User :   are there any serious dangers associated with psychedelics
Doctor :  
from how many days u are on mescaline?
User :   well we did an alcohol extraction on this cactus, and it's about a 3 hour peak and a gradual 6 hour come down
User :   you get all these intense thoughts about everything from the universe to inside atoms
User :   I did it twice
Doctor :   there are side effects
User :   like what?
Doctor :  
anxiety
Doctor :  
feeling of fear
Doctor :  
feeling of loss of control
Doctor :  
nausea
Doctor :  
muscle tension
User :   those are all during though, and seem to be heavily effected by your intentions going into it
User :   if you want to get messed up and party I'd say no way, but if you want to sit and think it seems fine, even beneficial
Doctor :  
ok
User :   well thanks for your time doctor
Doctor :   welcome
Doctor :  
is there anything else i can help u?

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