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Suffering from throat infection and fever. Underlying cause? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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User:i m suffering from throad infection and temp
User:i was travelled to -20 temp places last week like XXXXXXX
User:feeling very uneasy now days...
User:what could be the reasons?
User:Could you provide some medications for same?
Doctor:you are probably very stressed out , and might be having a infection due to viruses
User:and also not getting proper sleep
User:we had been there around 4-5 days
Doctor:do u have any cough, chest pain, runny nose, etc ?
User:all of them now.
User:chest pain too
User:cough and runny nose is also there.
Doctor:for now, i would suggest you to take DISPRIN TABLETS - 2-3 TIMS A DAY FOR 4-5 DAYS
Doctor:KOFLET Syrup, (himalaya) 5 ml 3 times a day
Doctor:In addition, to them, do steam inhalation and saline gargling 2-3 times a day
Doctor:these measures will help to clear your symptoms
Doctor:you can also take SEPTILIN tablets 2 tablets 3 times a day
Doctor:this will improve your immunity and help to fight the infection
Doctor:all the medications are over the counter, and do not need a prescription
User:what else?
Doctor:follow the above suggestions, and you will be fine in 2-3 days time
User:is that strpsil ?
Doctor:which one ?
Doctor:No , it is a different
Doctor:this is not a cough lozenge, like strepsils
Doctor:this is a immunobooster medication, to help fight infections
User:what is saline gargling?
Doctor:add a pinch of salt into warm water, and gargle with that
Doctor:it will soothen the throat, and help in relief of your symptoms
User:what do u mean by gargle i do not understand ?
User:shal i drink that water ?
Doctor:Gargling is the act in which one bubbles a liquid in one's mouth. It usually requires that the head be tilted back, allowing a mouthful of liquid to sit in the upper throat.
Doctor:The head can be tilted by extending either the neck or the back.
Doctor:Air is then expelled from the lungs, causing the liquid to bubble and undulate throughout the throat and mouth region.
User:oh it so difficult process..any ways i wil try these procedure....
Doctor:no , its a simple and easy act
User:ok thanks
Doctor:you just have to take some of the salt warm water, in the back of the throat, and then exhaale the air from the lungs
User:thanks for supprt
User:have a nice night ahead
Doctor:this will make the fluid , vibrate in the back of the throat, and help in soothening and removing the exudates, thus providing relief
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:thanks and bye for now
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