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Severe pain in throat and swallowing as well. What can be this? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
User:good afternoon to you too
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Dr. XXXXXX, since yesterday I have severe pain in my throart
Doctor:Oh, sorry to hear that
User:Yesterday it was lil less but since yeterday night this has been increaed drastically,
Doctor:Do you have pain swallowing as well?
User:yes severe pain
User:I am unable to drink anything
Doctor:Oh, I am really sorry that you are suffering this
Doctor:It seems like a bacterial infection
Doctor:Did you check the inside of your throat?
Doctor:Is it red and swollen?
Doctor:Do you have fever too?
User:yes it is
User:no not right now
Doctor:It seems like an acute bacterial infection
Doctor:You may develop fever
User:but feeling very short of energy
Doctor:I understand your current health status
Doctor:Please follow these suggestions
User:please tell me
Doctor:It would be ideal to be examined by a primary care physician
Doctor:In case it is a bacterial infection, antibiotics like Azithromycin has to be started
User:i dont know any good doctor whom I can go, can you please suggest
Doctor:This is a prescription drugs
Doctor:You just need to see a general practitioner for this
Doctor:A doctor near by to your home will be able to help you
Doctor:Apart from the antibiotics you need these too
Doctor:You can take Tab. Allercet 10 mg at night after food for 3 days
Doctor:It is very important to do salt water gargling to get rid of the infection as early as possible
Doctor:DO it thrice daily
Doctor:Take a day off to work
Doctor:You might rest at home
Doctor:Until you recover completely, please take only warm fluids orally
Doctor:Are you with me?
User:ok I will surely do that, please confirm do I have to take both the medicine which you suggessted Azithromycin and Allercet
User:yes ofcourse I am here
Doctor:Allercet you can take
Doctor:Azithromycin should be taken only when bacterial infection is confirmed after getting examined by a doctor
Doctor:Do you have more queries?
User:ok thank you so much doctor I ill take the suggessted medicin and will show to the doctor also i have a bad pain
Doctor:Oh yes, you can also do disprin mouth gargle for the pain
Doctor:You can get dispirin tablet from the pharmacy 50 mg
Doctor:dissolve it in warm water
Doctor:and do the gargling
Doctor:You will get faster relief from your throat pain
User:is that so?
User:i will surely do that
User:thanks a ton, you really have been a great help doctor
Doctor:Even if you swallow little amount while gargling it is still fine
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:I wish you get well soon and get back to routine work
User:All right
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
User:thanks a ton
Doctor:Pleasure is mine
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