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Sore throat, running nose and dry cough, foamy white sputum - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Infections
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Practicing since : 2009
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   hi
User :   i got some throat problem
User :   and cold
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   can you elaborate on the symptoms?
User :   nose waterign and dry cough
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i tried vick action 500 but no remedy
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know the duration of the presenting symptoms?
User :   from last sunday
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   May I know the consistency of the sputum and colour?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   its once in 15-20 mins and then it continues for 1 min approx. colour is normal Foamy white
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Any history of consumption of water or any fluids outside?
User :   yes
User :   last to last weekend i went to shirdi and nashik which is out of mumbai (my present city)
Doctor :   After going through the description provided by you, I am of the opinion that you might be suffering with bacterial infection or viral infection of the throat.
User :   ok
User :   but outside i had only bottled water
Doctor :   It would be better to see an ENT specialist as you might require antibiotics.
Doctor :   Meanwhile you can follow these measures: User :   ok
Doctor :   1. Consume boiled water
Doctor :   2. Salt water gargling atleast three times a day.
User :   ok
Doctor :   3. Stepsils lozenges which are available with the chemist
Doctor :   4. Avoid cold and refrigerated food items
User :   ok
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   yes. thank you very much. i will visit an ENT specialist
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   no sir. thanks for your suggestion.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye
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