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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr raju here
User :   Hi Sir, just gone through the article on Pharyngitis. I think even i have pharyngitis. every time the season changes, i have sore throat; and this is accompained by dry cough (non-mucus producing). I feel extreme pain from tonsils to the lower end of throat whenever I swallow/gulp (even air). When I cough a bit longer, there is extreme inflammation in my throat. Usually, caughing, as well as the pain and inflammation are extreme during evenings and nights. There were times when I cannot sleep all night and wake up caughing. Any help pl.
Doctor :   Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here.
Doctor :   yes, i can help you
Doctor :   i would advice you to Gargle a anstiseptic solution called Chlorhexidine Twice a day whenever you get the pharyngitis
Doctor :   it will prevent worsening of the throat infection and prevent further secondary infection by any bacteria
User :   do i get it in common medical shops?
Doctor :   Yes, for sure
User :   sorry to bother you sir, but is there any permanent cure or preventive cure for this. I am asking this because, every year I face this problem at least twice and I have a small kid, who, I fear may catch infection. I have been gargling Dispirin since three days, but with no visible result. Even now I am awake just because my dry caugh.
Doctor :   I would ask you to gargle the solution when ever you find a risk to develop the infection
User :   sure sir. any other medicine or precautions sir?
Doctor :   yes, i would also advice you to go for Steam inhalation
Doctor :   if possible with eucalyptus in it
User :   sure. and I guess chlorhexidine should be mixed with warm water for gargling; am i right sir?
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   and do it after the food
User :   sure. thank you very much sir. and good night.
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
User :   sure. thank you
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