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Sore throat and congestion with stuffed up and sneezing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I am suffering from a sore throat and congestion.


                                                  
Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   HI
Doctor :  
ok
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since when are you having this problem?
User :   since... earlier today
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i guess i should also tell you that im stuffed up and sneezing
Doctor :  
do you have any other symptoms?
Doctor :  
ok
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is there any running nose associated?
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is there fever associated?
User :   um yes. and no. yes to the nose, no to the fever.
Doctor :  
is there cough associated?if yes, is it a productive cough? are you bringing out sputum when you cough?
User :   there is a cough. and i think its a dry cough.
Doctor :  
ok
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have you been in any environmental change of condition that could have precipitated this sneezing symptoms?
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is there any precipitating cause that you can identify for your symptoms?
User :   well my parents both showed signs of sickness before me
User :   so im pretty sure thats where it came from
Doctor :  
have these symptoms occurred in the recent past?
User :   im more concerned now about treatment
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, location, occupation, height and current weight.
User :   they got sick within the last few days
Doctor :  
ok
User :   age: 26. sex: male. location, AAAAAAA us. occupation, unemployed. hight, 5'6". weight, 200 lbs.
Doctor :  
1) take Tab Allrest 1 tablet 2 times a day for 2-3 days.
Doctor :   2) do warm salt water gargling 2-3 times aday to relieve sore throat
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3) if headcahe gets associated along with the sneezing doing steam inhalation would help
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if the symptoms get worse or you delevlop fever or the cough becomes productive one
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then visit your GP or PCP
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and get a physical examination done
User :   ok
Doctor :  
as these symptoms would indicate a possible infection that would require to be treated with antibiotics
Doctor :  
have you followed what I said?
User :   yes, except for the Allrest Tab. is this an over the counter medication?
Doctor :  
yes it is an over the counter medication
User :   ok. i will look for it.
User :   thank you. =]
Doctor :   if you dont get it, then you can take Benadryl syrup alternatively
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   oh, ok
User :   no, I think thats about it
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User :   i am done.l thanks.
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