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Query about swelling in the chin and cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries rig
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i woke up this morning with a swell uner my chin the area that is swollen is warm and three of my finger hurt at the tip
User :   i also have sorethroat
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you notice redness or pain over the swollen area?
User :   there is pain
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you running fever?
User :   no i didnt check my temprature
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Approximately how big is the swelling?
User :   its just the swollen are that has temprature
User :   its noticable but not too much
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   i am 27 years old
Doctor :   Do you have past history of similar symptoms?
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness?
User :   no just my fingers sre hurting one after the other
User :   and my chin
User :   it was one finger now its three
Doctor :   Do you have past history of similar symptoms?
User :   no i have never
User :   the its just the tips
Doctor :   Do you have history of medical illness such as diabetes, anxiety?
User :   of the finger tht hursts
User :   no i dont have
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   The symptoms of sorethroat and chin swelling is probably related to an upperrespiratory infection - probably a viral one.
Doctor :   But there are no obvious medical causes that explain pain in the tip of finger nails.
Doctor :   I would presume the cause to be secondary to anxiety and stress factors.
User :   its hurting i dont know why
Doctor :   However you will need physical examination, if your symptoms are associate with other symptoms such as
User :   i dont know if its a frost bite
Doctor :   bluish discoloration of the finger, numbness of the fingers, tingling sensation of the finger nail.
Doctor :   use antiinflammmatory medications such as Ibuprofen 400mg stat for pain relief, and
User :   its not bluish it jsut gets warm
Doctor :   Frequently warm your palms.
User :   ok
Doctor :   you should be feeling better with these measures.
User :   what of the swelling on the chin
Doctor :   Swelling on the chin can be secondary to lymphnode swelling or a local inflammation.
User :   should i go the hospital
Doctor :   Since you do not report of feeling feverish,
Doctor :   it is not a concerning problem.
User :   alright
Doctor :   You will need attention if there is progress of the swelling, difficulty in opening your mouth,
User :   alright
Doctor :   severe pain and redness occurs
Doctor :   and finally fever develops.
User :   what of coughing
Doctor :   Coughing could be part of upper respiratory tract inflammation.
Doctor :   Since I cannot perform a physical examination,
User :   ok so it will heal on its own
Doctor :   I expect it to improve without any intervention.
Doctor :   You will need good rest,
Doctor :   adequate hydration and a proper diet.
User :   alright thanks alot for the advice
Doctor :   Watch out for the symptoms that I mentioned.
Doctor :   If those symptoms occur, you will need to consult your doctor.
User :   ok thanks i will if there is any change i will go the emergency room
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   you are welcome
User :   bye
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