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Suffer from cold and fever. Taking oxalgen. Need further medication - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My father is feeling tired because of cold...
User:temp is also around 100degree cel
Doctor:Is he having cough along with cold?
Doctor:May I know his age?
User:He is not pertaining any other disease....57year
User:no cough is not there
Doctor:By cold you mean he is having cold, or the climate?
User:the climate change in rajasthan..
Doctor:As you said that he is having no other symptoms, other than fever and tiredness,
User:he has taken oxalgen today afternoon..but not that much relief
User:yah u r right sir..
Doctor:It can probably due to a viral infection or can be starting of an infection.
User:oh...any temprary medicine?
Doctor:Yes. I will give you a brief idea.
User:okay pls
Doctor:Fever is a symptom of some infection within the body.
Doctor:Or it can be just an irregularity within the body temperature control mechanism.
Doctor:Mostly it is due to an infection.
Doctor:When it is viral infection, there might not be any other symptoms.
Doctor:If bacterial, other symptoms such as cough with phlegm, breathing difficulty or pain some where within the body, or urinary complaints etc may be present.
User:i think it's viral only
Doctor:At present since no other symptoms are present, certain supportive measures can be done.
Doctor:If it does not get better within 2-3 days, then a consultation with your family physician would be required to see if any other causes are there.
Doctor:For now, he can do the following.
User:yah that i will do sir..
Doctor:1. Tab. Dolo 650mg, 3 times daily after food for 3 days.
Doctor:2. Drink only warm water.
Doctor:3. Have only freshly cooked meals.
Doctor:4. Drink atleast 3 litres of water in a day.
Doctor:5. Take rest in a warm room.
Doctor:These should help in bringing his temperature down.
User:thanks a lot sir...i will do that and if not fine then will visit consultant
Doctor:6. To improve the energy levels, he will have to take plenty of vegetables and fruits.
Doctor:Fresh oranges can boost his immunity too.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:yah i got it...
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you on?
User:no thanks a lot for now
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Have a nice evening!!
User:same 2 u ..bye
Doctor:Bye for now.
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