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Remedy for pharyngitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX Here
User :   hi I am XXXXXXXX 30 years of old
Doctor :   How may I help you?
User :   my problem i am seeing some red patches deep (near to throat) on my tounge. It was ther on side also. I had little pain over there , so i used mouth ulcer cream and now it is not paining. but the red patches are there
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   Do u have sore throat?
Doctor :   any fever, cough ?
User :   yes i do have sore throat and feeling cold from past one week.
User :   i mean cough...still not recovered fully.
Doctor :   i understand
Doctor :   You may be having pharyngitis
Doctor :   due to a infection
Doctor :   the inflammation is causing the cough
User :   so any recommended medicine i can take
Doctor :   I would advice you, salt in warm water gargling initially 3-4 times in a day
Doctor :   also try strepsils or any cough lozenges to prevent cough
Doctor :   if it is very bad, a 5 day course of antibiotics also helps,
Doctor :   try Ibuprofen 400mg for the pain & inflammation
User :   can you recommend any cough lozenges
Doctor :   cof-d , STREPSILS
User :   both or any one?
Doctor :   ANY one of them will help
User :   and how many times in a day
Doctor :   3-4 times will help
User :   how many times need to take lbuprofen 400 mg
Doctor :   ginger& honey , tulsi in tea, steam inhalation with vicks also helps in this case
Doctor :   ibuprofen 400mg once a day. is enough
Doctor :   have you followed my advice?
User :   thanks doctor.I will try that and will come back if no improvement Thanks very much.
Doctor :   sure
User :   that was really usefull.
Doctor :   But as i said, antibiotics may be required, which will quicken the recovery
User :   what antibiotics i need to take
Doctor :   these need prescriptions, so you will need to have a examination by a physician
Doctor :   before they are prescribed
User :   ok thanks any way first I will follow your advice and if no improvements I will do the second. thanks doctor. thank you very much.
Doctor :   You are welcome
User :   bye
Doctor :   bye for now
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