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Sore throat. Suggest some medicines - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 24-Oct-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i am having sore throat
Doctor:since when?
Doctor:anything else apart from sore throat?
User:it started yesterday and today its more
Doctor:do you have pain?
Doctor:or fever?
User:no..not yet..
User:no fever
Doctor:how bad do you think it is?
User:i had warm felt better but after that it again felt irritating..
User:i think its starting of some allergy
Doctor:So what kind of information are you looking for?
User:can i have some medicine for it ?
Doctor:yes, only if the irritation is severe enough to cause discomfort
Doctor:If it is not severe then you can do salt water gargling 4 times a day
Doctor:do steam inhalation 4 times a day
Doctor:even then if you don't see any improvement, then you can take D-cold total
Doctor:or cetrizine 1 tablet once or twice a day
User:should i take it now or wait for one day with home remedies you told ?
Doctor:if you develop fever or if the cough gets worse with yellowish phlegm, then you should consult your family doctor for a prescription of antibiotics course
Doctor:You can wait for two days and see if that helps
Doctor:after two days, you may consult your family doctor for prescription
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:no..i want to ask whether i should medicine now or just do gargles ?
Doctor:You can take the medicine if gargling is not helping you
User:i should take d-cold or cetrizine
Doctor:D-Cold total will be enough for now
Doctor:anything else Mr. XXXX
User:ok..i will do the gargle tomorrow morning..and if it still feels irritating..i will take d-cold total
Doctor:that sounds good
User:ok sir
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:i wanted ask one more thing
Doctor:yes, sure, go ahead
User:my stomach remains upset very often
User:i often develop stomach problems
Doctor:how long has this stomach upset been going on?
Doctor:what kind of stomach problems?
User:like indegistion, acidity, constipation
Doctor:for this you should follow some simple things
User:pls tell
Doctor:1. Don't eat spicy and fried foods
Doctor:2. Don't smoke or drink
Doctor:3. Eat lots of fresh vegetable and fruits
Doctor:4. Exercise daily for 30 minutes
Doctor:5. Eat small meals, frequently
Doctor:6. Sleep for 8 hours a day
Doctor:7. Don't get stressed for small reasons
Doctor:8. Consult your family doctor when the problem is severe
Doctor:9. Take some antacid like gelusil, or rantac
Doctor:10. Be happy
Doctor:is that clear?, do you have any doubts?
User:ok..u told to take small meals..but i have office job..and i take lunch once at office
Doctor:sure, you should continue to eat at office
User:how can i do that
Doctor:I am not telling you not to do that
Doctor:you eat just after you come back from the office
Doctor:and just before going to office
Doctor:and the rest of the time you can divide as per your timings
Doctor:instead of eating three meals, you can split the amount into 5 or 6 meals
Doctor:anything else Mr. XXXX?
User:yes one more thing if does not bother you
Doctor:not at all
Doctor:please go ahead
User:i have many red spots on body
User:mainly on back and chest
Doctor:are these just red spots? or are they more like pimples?
User:more like moles
Doctor:do you get any pain?
Doctor:or itching?
Doctor:any pus?
Doctor:then don't bother about them
Doctor:if you want to know what they are, I suggest you consult a skin specialist once
Doctor:for your satisfaction
Doctor:anything else Mr. XXXX?
User:yes please..if you allow
Doctor:sure, go ahead
User:regarding hair fall
Doctor:how old are you?
User:my father is having bald head
User:and i am afraid that due to heridetary i too..
User:i am 32 years old
Doctor:when did your father become bald?
User:at the age of 25
User:or 30
Doctor:and you still have no sign of hairfall?
Doctor:or baldness?
User:i have signs of hairfall
User:from forehead onwards
User:but not much
Doctor:It is possible that you may become bald slowly
Doctor:but it is also possible that you may not become bald
Doctor:we can not be 100% sure about that
Doctor:because sometimes male patterned baldness can skip a generation
User:any remedy ?
Doctor:right now I don't think you need to do anything
Doctor:but if you see the forehead becoming more bald
Doctor:than you can consider some treatment options
Doctor:But for this again you will have to consult a skin specialist
Doctor:because these medicines will be sold only if you have a prescription for them
User:any hair oil can help?
Doctor:I don't think any oil will help
Doctor:all the advertisements you see on television are fraud
Doctor:anything else Mr. XXXX?
User:no..thanks a lot for your help
Doctor:You are welcome
User:good night
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