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Sore and itchy throat,body ache - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
User :   i woke up today with dry throat itrchy and sour and my nose is runny and im sneezing and i have full body ache with sneezing and an upset stomache
User :   i started an antibiotic coarse this morning
Doctor :   ok
User :   do you know what i might have
User :   and if there is anything that i can do or take
User :   i have diariah too
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   which antibiotic you have taken ?
User :   omnicef 300 mg
Doctor :   any other medications ?
User :   no just the antibiotic and cough drops
Doctor :   do you have vomiting ?
User :   yes but only once and liquid
Doctor :   does cough brings out sputum ?
User :   what is sputum
Doctor :   when you cough a white sticky thing that comes out
User :   yah phlem i think
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   do you have fever ?
User :   not now but on and off
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the symptoms you have does indicate you have URTI with gastritis
User :   what is that
Doctor :   it is from what you are suffering
User :   so what can i do
Doctor :   along with antibiotics you need to take tab advil cold , three times a day
Doctor :   and tab prilosec otc two times a day in empty stomach for 5 days
User :   ok any special diet for the stomache upset and sore throat?
Doctor :   need to avoid hard and spice food stuff for the next wek
Doctor :   more of fruit juice and bland diet
User :   ok doctor thank you very much for your help
Doctor :   also do warm saline gargling two times a day once in the morning and once before bed time
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
Doctor :   bye for now
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