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Precautions to be taken during an upper respiratory infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   HI,Ive had a cold now for about 3 wks it looked like it was getting better but now it is back and is alot worst. Should i see a dr.
Doctor :   What do you mean by getting worse
Doctor :   Do you mean you have cough sneeze
Doctor :   and throat pain
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is it the same cold?
User :   yes
Doctor :   If it is 3 weeks, it could have got a secondary bacterial infection
User :   ok
Doctor :   So you need a prescription of antibiotics
Doctor :   Also along with the prescription you need to put some care
Doctor :   by avoiding few things for a couple of weeks
User :   ok i can do that
Doctor :   1) Three times warm water with salt gargles
Doctor :   2) Clean the nose and throat as frequently as possible
Doctor :   3) Avoid cold and fried stuff
User :   ok
Doctor :   I want to say about the antibiotics
Doctor :   As some can cause reactions
Doctor :   I need some time
Doctor :   to explain you better
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