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Self care for Dehydration, blocked nose, treatment for gas - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   Good Morning
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
Doctor :  
Good Morning
User :   Today I feel little bad totaly,...
Doctor :   Is it?
Doctor :  
May I help you in your queries?
User :   I've running nose, my stomach get tighten,.. and total dryness on skin also especially on hands and feet
Doctor :  
Are you typing?
User :   Yep
Doctor :  
ok
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Can you explain me when they started, which one started first and last
User :   And from last week, I'm facing gas problem
User :   Running nose from yesterday , but get hardened today onwards
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   And dryness I observed from today onwards
Doctor :  
ok
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Were you ill recently for any other thing?
User :   no
Doctor :  
Ok How many litres of water do you drink per day?
User :   It seems a litre and half
Doctor :  
Do you have cough fever?
User :   no,... but I was having fever on 2 weeks back with ear pain
Doctor :  
Ok did you take medcine for that?
User :   Yes,.... bt not remebering what it is
Doctor :  
ok
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Is it an antibiotic?
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is it recommended by doctor?
User :   Yes it is antibiotic and recommended by doctor.
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Nothing to worry
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I will help you
User :   Thank you
Doctor :  
I think the antibiotic might have cause you someking of
Doctor :  
dehydration
Doctor :   This usually happens after a long course of antibiotic

User :   Bt, I didn't take much,... only a couple of days,.. will it reflects as dehydration?
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
if it was a strong dose it reflects too
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Now to clear your blocked nose
User :   Ok
Doctor :  
you can put a drop of Saline in each of yoru nostril
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everytime you have the sense of blocking
User :   OK
User :   What about my stomach issue...
Doctor :  
Apply moisturiser called Dew drops to the entire body
User :   ok
Doctor :  
You have to avoid certain foods to get out of trouble from gas
User :   what kind?
Doctor :  
milk shakes
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beans
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cabbage, sprouts, cauliflower, brocolli
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trunips, onions, cucumber
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Do not overload stomach at every meal
User :   ok,...
User :   what about chicken
Doctor :  
wear loose pants
Doctor :  
You can take boiled and grilled chicken
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and not fried ones
User :   yes
User :   I'm here in UAE,.. will this medicines available here
Doctor :  
Do not wear tight belts too
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yes they can help you in alternatives
Doctor :  
This is just a NaCl solution that is put in nose
Doctor :   You can prepare it for yourself
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Take 100ml of warm water and put 1 tsp of table salt in it

User :   ok
Doctor :  
but you have to prepare a fresh solution everytime
Doctor :  
which is cumbersome
Doctor :  
Hence you can ask for NASIVION drops at pharmacy
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Do you smoke or take alcohol?
User :   no
Doctor :  
Good
Doctor :  
Avoid pepsi and colas for next 4 to 6 weeks
Doctor :  
and it is good to avoid them completely
User :   Ok.
Doctor :   More importantly
User :   I'll try
Doctor :  
You have to take 3 litres of water a day
Doctor :  
this is very imp
User :   Ok
Doctor :  
So to sum up
Doctor :  
1) for blocked nose, NASIVION drops
Doctor :  
one drop in each nostril when there is blockage
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2) For dry skin, no hot water bath, take quick shower , apply moisturiser twice a day
User :   Ok
Doctor :  
3) For the gas problem avoid the above mentioned foods, walk after every meal and do not eat till the stomach
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4) Drink 3 litres of water a day
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DId you follow all these things?
User :   Sure,.. I'll do it
Doctor :  
With these things you should be alright in next 3 days
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Please follow up
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with me after that
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Please fill the feedback form

User :   yes
Doctor :  
Ok thanks for consulting us
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Bye for now
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Hope for a better health
User :   thank you,.. c u soon
User :   Bye
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