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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am a 26 year old female and have recurring severe throat pain. It recurs every month, or when I eat something spicy/sour especially tamarind/curd (even little quantities), or change in weather
I have tried several treatments but has never helped.
The pain has started again since last 2 days.
Please advise.
Doctor :   hello
User :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr XXX here
Doctor :   give me a min please let me read yoru query
User :   yes..
Doctor :   ** youu\r
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what all medications have you taken ?
User :   i had done a course of althrocin for 10 days the last time it had happened
Doctor :   did it went away?
User :   i have to take combiflam for pain relief...
User :   i had started taking warm water and precautions in eating. then it went away
User :   hello..are u still here?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   yes i am here
User :   my screen refreshed i think
Doctor :   well i see you have already taken lots of antibiotics
Doctor :   so let em tell you few things that will help you
User :   ok
Doctor :   usually throat pain is a sign of infection
Doctor :   and we have to now prevent it and cure it
Doctor :   so
Doctor :   first you have to do it
Doctor :   Rest - Give your throat lots of rest, and try not to speak.
Doctor :   Drink Fluids - Drink lots and lots of fluids in the form of juices and water, it will help you keep hydrated.
Doctor :   Garlic, a natural antibiotic, can be helpful in the speeding up of recovery and removal of bacteria
Doctor :   Add lemon juice (from one lemon) some honey, to a glass of hot water. Now you may drink this drink, it will help to sooth your throat and make your feel better
Doctor :   Throw your Toothbrush - Once you get rid of the sore throat, get rid of your toothbrush as it may give you the sore throat again causing the infection
Doctor :   Gargle with warm salt water.. thats most importnat
Doctor :   you will find relief soon
User :   last time when i had taken lemon juice with honey, it had resulted in pain
Doctor :   do you consume coffee?
User :   no
Doctor :   are you able to speak ?
Doctor :   or it hurts ?
User :   it hurts
Doctor :   do you have any fever?
User :   not at the moment. i had 2 days back. but it didnt happen after that
Doctor :   your pain can also be related to an allergic reaction
Doctor :   as you say change in season also brings it back
Doctor :   do avoid the dust
Doctor :   do the things i have told you i am sure you will get relief
User :   ok sure. it happens even when i eat very small quantities of curd.
Doctor :   any other dairy product besides curd causes the same ?
User :   can it be related to some other problem, because i have been facing it for a long time now
Doctor :   it can be allergic
User :   no other dairy product
Doctor :   thats why its staying for so long
Doctor :   you can get some antihistamines tablets
Doctor :   did you showed it to a ENT doctor?
User :   yes
User :   he recommended to avoid eat anything citrus and cold..
User :   but once i get better... i try again starts paining
Doctor :   you are allergic then , i ams sorry but you would have to cut them from your diet
User :   can i do any treatment for curing it?
Doctor :   we can start by giving you some anti allergic medications
User :   ok.
Doctor :   then it can help you
Doctor :   as the body can built immunity
User :   ok.
Doctor :   and you will be fine
User :   which medicines should i take?
Doctor :   there are many antiallergics that are available but they should only be prescribed after a physical examination, so the doctor you go to you can ask him for it
User :   ok.
Doctor :   but do also the things that i have told you
Doctor :   if honey gives you pain then avoid it
Doctor :   but do gargles and other things
User :   ok
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with ?>
User :   no. thanks for your time.
Doctor :   yoru most welcome
Doctor :   take care of your self
User :   thanks.
Doctor :   bye
User :   bye
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