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Stuffy nose and forehead pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Hello
User :   I have been sick for the past couple of days no fever or anything, last night my fever rose to 101 for about 20 mins then went back down. Only symptom I have are stuffy nose and bad pain in my forehead.
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Ok
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I shall help you now
User :   ok
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May I know few details about you?
User :   sure
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What is your age, occupation, gender?
User :   27 I am a retail manager and I am female
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What is the first trouble that started to you?
User :   umm a stuffy nose and slight cough
Doctor :   and is it increasing since then?
User :   Well my head just started bothering me badly last night
User :   like I have a sinus infection is what it feels like
Doctor :   Ok
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Did you take any medicine / seen a doctor?
User :   Have not seen a doctor yet have just been taking ibprofen
Doctor :   Ok

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Do you have a runny nose or blocked nose?
User :   A little of both
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Do you have asthma / allergies?
User :   I have mild allergies at time, I have been sneezing a lot though yesterday and today
Doctor :  
Ok Do not worry
Doctor :   Here is my suggestions
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1) Tab SUDAFED 1 tab, twice a day before sleep
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for two days
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2) Tab TYLENOL DS 1 tablet, three times a day for two days
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3) VICKS steam inhalation thrice a day before each meal
User :   ok
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for two days
User :   this does not sound like flu does it?
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4) 3 litres of fluid per day
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in the form of juices, water
User :   I am only concerned bc I have a infant
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5) Rest for next 48 hrs
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Yes this is a flu
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wash your hands thoroughly before you hold your infant
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this will reduce the risk of transmission to him
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Do not touch your nose and mouth except during your meal
User :   Should I go to the Dr?
Doctor :   You can wait for 48 hrs

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If these recommendations are not helping you
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then you can see a Doctor for an antibiotic prescription
Doctor :   You can safely hope that you will be alright in next 48 hrs
User :   ok what about my child do you think she will be alright?
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Just few precautions about your personal hygiene
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Yes
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As said wash hands each time you hold her or feed her
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Stay away from her except during nursing
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Let your husband take care of her the rest of time
User :   That would be easier if he was here!
Doctor :   Ok if any one else in the home they can take care

User :   No just me currently
Doctor :   Do not bother even then

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if you are alone
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follow my precautinos
User :   ok
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and she will be ok
User :   ok
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Did you follow me?
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Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   Ok, thank you for your helo
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