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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doctor.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I m suffering from malaria due to which i have high fever & lots of weakness
Doctor :   Ok
User :   this is happ since last thursday
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can u suggest if i can get admitted in the hospital
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   27
Doctor :   Have you been diagnosed to have malaria by peripheral smear test?
User :   test reports says that i have malaria symptons
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my platelet counts were thousand
Doctor :   Ok
User :   platelets inadequate
User :   something like Trophozoites,schizonts & gametocytes of Pl. vivax seen
Doctor :   Ok
User :   wat does it means can u pls explain
Doctor :   Have you received antimalarial drugs?
User :   yaa called Doman & Choloroquine phosphate tablets
User :   clo -kit
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Malaria is diagnosed based on finding Plasmodium vivax on the peripheral smear.
Doctor :   The medication that you have received are good, if you have taken the medication as suggested by your doctor.
User :   yes i done with 3 course
Doctor :   Hospitalisation is necessary, if you persists to have fever and if the platelets are persistently low.
User :   only one dose left
Doctor :   I would suggest you to take the last dose as suggested by your doctor,
Doctor :   Along with the medications, use paracetamol thrice or 4 times a day for the fever.
User :   just to also let u know that fever comes & goes eery 20 minutes...there is a severe headache also
User :   i dont think i wll b able to take the pain
Doctor :   Good nutrition, a multivitamin pill a day and drinking plenty of water will help in recovery.
Doctor :   Headache, body aches and weakness are bound to happen in infection stages, they improve as the infection gets controlled.
Doctor :   Hence you need to continue with the drugs as suggested by your doctor.
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   However, if the fever is very high and body aches are severe,
User :   bye
Doctor :   and if you are not able to take enough fluids,
Doctor :   you can get hospitalised.
User :   ok'
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   Wish you speedy recovery.
Doctor :   Bye for now.,
User :   bye
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