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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
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please proceed with your health related query
User :   i am back from US and have h1n1 symptomatic fever, headache,vometing
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chills, dizziness
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jointpan...
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pain
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ok were you in contact with someone suffering from it?
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weakness
Doctor :   ok
User :  
no, i travelled in USA , came back to india, was in pune, mumbai and jaipu for a day each
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ok
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what other symptoms you have?
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when did the symptoms start?
User :  
ad since last two dayshave crashed in bed
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ok
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wakness, headache, heavy cough,vometting,body ache,
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ok
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are you taking any medications now?
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for last 3 days... and all this started with in 4-5 rs....
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NO
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ok
User :  
is this alarming ?
Doctor :   you need to do a blood test to confirm/rule out swine flu
User :  
butthey say its swab test fo h1n1
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the treatment even if you do have swine flu posiive will be symptomatic only
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it can be done with blood too
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it is a serology test
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take these medications for relief of symptoms
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but reperts will take 3 days i suppe
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1)Tab Dolo Clod one tablet two times a day for three days after food
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reports i mean
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2)Cap Omez 20 mg once daily in empty stomach before food
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cant i start tamiflu right away as precaution ?
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tamiflu is vaccine
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you already have the symptoms
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so it wil not help
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any side effects of tamiflu ?
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right now you need symptomatic treatment to releive your symptoms
User :  
k
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and get the test done to confirm/rule out the swine flu
User :  
k
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thank you
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