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Sore throat, ear infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   I am feeling throat soearness and recently I had a course of antibiotics .Along with the throat issue I feel that there is something stuck in my ears
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   What should i do now
User :   The course went for 8 days
Doctor :   How long it has been since you started / finished
User :   yes
Doctor :   the course of antibiotics
User :   yesterday and i still feel some discomfort
Doctor :   Was it prescribed by doctor?
User :   yes
User :   I think they are better than before but not completely
Doctor :   When did you stop the course?
Doctor :   Is it in both the ears?
Doctor :   Do you think they are full?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok, I think there is pressure built up in auditory tube which connects the ear and the back of throat
User :   This happened after i spent two days doing rafting , can that be the reason
User :   i have tried that
Doctor :   try to breathe out slowly pinching your nose and closing mouth
Doctor :   yes
User :   when i do that it feels as if something is moving towards the outlet of both years
Doctor :   Do it multiple times in a day, do it slowly
User :   and then the obstuction feels more
User :   ok
User :   and one more thing , i keep getting thraot infection way too often
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do not worry it take two more days
Doctor :   Till then keep chewing gum
Doctor :   If it is upto 4 times a year
Doctor :   it is normal
User :   i havent observed that closely but i think i get that 4-7 times an year and more in winters
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok that is normal
Doctor :   When the throat irritation starts on Day 1\
Doctor :   take more warm fluids
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hot tea, lemon tea, honey, steaming hot food
Doctor :   so that it does not progress
User :   ok
User :   doctor also suggested that i take septillin
User :   is it ok to take it regularly
Doctor :   THese give you a good relief and does not progress longer
Doctor :   As many fluids the better you get
User :   ok
Doctor :   IT is fine
User :   the concern for me is not the infection itself.the antibiotics i take cause a lot of problems
User :   i feel that they adversely affect the kidneys
User :   is that correct
Doctor :   Not really
User :   ok
Doctor :   they are prescribed
Doctor :   when required
User :   ok
Doctor :   hence it is good to get them prescribed by your regular doctor
Doctor :   always
Doctor :   than taking yourseld
Doctor :   When you are on antibiotics
Doctor :   make sure you take good food and ample amount of water
User :   yeah , i will ensure this
User :   is it ok to take bath with cold wanter after taking steam bath
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   Normal water is good
Doctor :   No problem
Doctor :   but prefer to use warm water not hot water
User :   yes one last query
User :   my wife recently had a Herpes zoster infection which is now gone
Doctor :   Do you have any more queries?
User :   but she still feels some pain on the areas she had infection
Doctor :   Did I clear you?
User :   does she need to do something more
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok
User :   thanks all my queries are resolved
User :   thanks for your time
Doctor :   Let her continue on the pain medication she has been prescribed
User :   the course has been completed
User :   it ended on 6 th june
Doctor :   What is the medicine that she takes now
Doctor :   Ok, let her take Mecobalamin Tablet
Doctor :   One tablet a day after breakfast
User :   she took the same tablet for 5 days , so she should start again ?
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   500mcg dose
Doctor :   for 10 days
Doctor :   yes
User :   yes 500 mcg of Mecobalamin Tablet for 10 days
Doctor :   THat helps
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   bye and thanks again
Doctor :   Right
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now
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