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Suffer from frequent cold and back pain. Safe to take cetrizine for long term? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Hello Doctor, I used to get affected with common cold often..
User:Cetrizine works well for me. Just want to know if it is ok to take this tablet
Doctor:it is fine to take the medicine
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Is that all?
User:other issue is with back pain. Any suggestions for that ?
Doctor:How long is the back pain there for?
Doctor:Is it a chronic problem?
Doctor:Tell me a bit more about the back pain
User:its not consistent. But I get it often.. may be for more than a year
Doctor:That seems a long time
User:I am sure my sitting posture is not proper... trying to sit properly when I notice it
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:it should be a problem with the posture as you say
Doctor:however, get an x- XXXXXXX of the back done to rule out possible pathology
Doctor:maintain erect posture while u sit
Doctor:you can use a soft cushion for your lower back support as well.
Doctor:anything else you wish to discuss on?
User:yeah one last thing
Doctor:ask me
User:I was talking to one of my friends about the general stress and she told that when she consulted a doctor about her thyroid problem, she was told that some loneliness and thoughts can arise because of thyroid problem also
Doctor:Yes,that is true
User:Just wondering how true can it be. I have also faced such issues and want to know if I have any thyroid issues
User:is there any quick check or symptoms which I can check myself to verify? or is it better to go for a check up with a doctor ?
Doctor:You need to get the thyroid function test done to rule out the problem
Doctor:it consists of T3, T4 and TSH test to be done
Doctor:After the test, you can XXXXXXX the doctor
User:ok, sure
User:thank you doctor
Doctor:Thank you too
User:Nice talking to you, have a great day :)
Doctor:You can ask me more queries if you have
Doctor:I will be happy to assist you
User:oh sure, I have few questions on general food related
Doctor:please proceed
User:I am a vegetarian,
User:I want to improve my stamina. I think I get too tired when I go for exercise and I am not able to perform well
User:may be I am not getting enough nutrition. I eat out most of the times. Any suggestions to balance my diet to be healthy ?
User:I can take eggs apart from veg
Doctor:you can one egg on a daily basis
Doctor:eat more vegetables
Doctor:our dietitian can help you more on this
Doctor:Would you like a diet consult?
User:not sure
Doctor:You can have a free consultation with our dietitian
Doctor:She will be able to guide you better
Doctor:Thank you
Doctor:We shall call you at the earliest
Doctor:Is that all for now?
User:I would also like to consult on Hair problems
Doctor:You can post a query to a Dermatologist who can help you with the hair problem
User:ok, sure. Is there an option to ask a dermatologist directly through healthcare magic ?
Doctor:You can post a query
Doctor:But you cannot speak to the doctor or chat with the specialist
User:I am done with the questions now
User:thank you for your time
Doctor:have a pleasant evening
User:you too
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Bye for now
Doctor:Take care
User:bye, thanks, you take care too :)
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