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Date : 19-Mar-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User:HI XXXXXXX How are you
Doctor:I am good
Doctor:How are you doing
User:i have runny nose from past 2days came to know lime water helps in decreasing cold
User:can you suggest some medications for me
Doctor:Yeah Sure
Doctor:For the cold, you can put Otrivin drops 2-3 times in a day
Doctor:Also, you can take tablet cetrizine 10 mg once a day
Doctor:It will take care of the symptoms
Doctor:Lime water may help in preventing colds
Doctor:Does not help in treating the cold
User:Ok Good
User:Thanks XXXXXXX
User:i have a small doubt
Doctor:Sure, go ahead
User:my wife is diagnosed with polycystic ovarian disease is it a major issue
Doctor:It is a treatable condition
Doctor:She may problems with her cycles and difficulty in concieving
Doctor:Treatment would depend upon what the patient is wanting
Doctor:for example, do you wish to have a child or yo already have children
User:wish to have a child
Doctor:Actually , there is a hormonal disturbance in these women and it needs to be corrected before they can concieve
User:married a year ago
Doctor:We need to find out if ovulation is taking place or not
User:so will not be problem for conceiving am i right
Doctor:If it is, then there is no problem
Doctor:It might be
Doctor:As I explained, if ovulation is taking place, there is no problem
Doctor:But most women don't ovulate
User:Thankyou XXXXXXX have a Nice Day
Doctor:I am not done
Doctor:Treatment with clomiphene and other drugs is given
Doctor:So as to ensure ovulation
Doctor:Then she can concieve
Doctor:she would need to speak to her gynaecologist about this
Doctor:Do you follow?
User:ok got it she was diagnosed 2 months before and she is using some-21 tablets
Doctor:But they will only help regularize her periods
Doctor:Not help her concieve
User:so whatelse should be taken
Doctor:we need to do serial ultrasound scans first
Doctor:to find out if ovulation is taking place
Doctor:If it is not
Doctor:we give drugs like clomiphene and other hormones
Doctor:to ensure ovulation takes place
Doctor:This will help her concieve
User:ok got it
Doctor:But they are prescription drugs
Doctor:See her gynaecologist first
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