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Suffering from cold, sneeze, headache and fever. Taken citrizine. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jun-2013
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User:hi Doctor
User:Good Afternoon
Doctor:Good afternoon.
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:This is XXXXXXX from XXXXXXX software
User:I am suffering from cold, sneeze and fever since last night
User:and headace too
User:i took cetrizine yesterday night
User:but from morning i feeling little low and uneasy..
User:body pain, headace
User:sneezing is stoppped
User:what would you suggest me...
Doctor:Cetrizine can cause drowsiness in any user.
Doctor:The drowsiness can proceed to the day in some cases.
User:yeah...feelng sleepy...
Doctor:The current symptoms could therefore be partly due to cetrizine and mostly due to your infection.
Doctor:Upper respiratory inflammation is usually caused by viral flu.
Doctor:Here the infection is self resolving and medications only help in reducing the symptoms and not treating the virus.
Doctor:You could continue cetrizine at night along with Dolo 650 mg twice or thrice a day.
Doctor:Drink plenty of fluids and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Doctor:You should be feeling better in the next 2-3 days.
User:Is Dolo is antibiotic?
Doctor:If they persist, then you will need to consult your doctor and take a course of antibiotic.
Doctor:Dolo 650 mg contains paracetamol which is antipyretic.
User:what u say about Mox?
Doctor:and not antibiotic.
Doctor:Mox is an antibiotic.
Doctor:I do not recommend antibiotics for viral infection.
User:u ll suggest me at this moment... for any antibiotic...
User:so i will take one cetrizine in night
User:and for now i will take Dolo after my lunch and dineer...
User:is this ok?
Doctor:Besides that I do not recommend you antibiotics without confirming the cause of infection - bacteria or virus.
Doctor:Yes, Dolo and cetrizine can do for now.
Doctor:In addition to it, it is important that you consume plenty of fluids and
Doctor:eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
User:anything special u suggest in my diet...
User:got it
User:any specific fruit?
Doctor:They help in faster recovery and also prevent post infection symptoms.
Doctor:There is no particular food resriction.
Doctor:All fruits and vegetables in mixed quality will be better.
Doctor:Unless and until you suffer with any pre-existing diabetes, renal disease, gout or thyroid problems.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:No... i m just 25 yrs old Male
Doctor:That's good then.
User:no pre existing disease
Doctor:I wish you a speedy recovery.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:thanks much Doctor... Much appreciated....!!!!
User:nopes :)
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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