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Date : 14-Oct-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User:Hello doctor
Doctor:Hello
Doctor:how can I help you?
User:This is XXXX from XXXXXXX
Doctor:Hello XXXX, how are you?
User:i have been suffering from sort of throat infection(not sure if its infection) since yesterday and would need your advice on any medication
Doctor:sure thing
User:and a lil feverish too
User:thank you doc!
Doctor:okay
Doctor:can you describe the throat irritation
Doctor:is it just like irritation
Doctor:or is it more like pain?
User:its more like a pain in the left side from outside
User:and in the right, i find diff to swallow food or anythin
User:feeling v tired and restless too
User:had slight temperatue last night
Doctor:do you have any pain on the inside of the throat as well?
Doctor:ok
User:yeah i do
Doctor:Sounds more like a throat infection
User:okay
Doctor:I would suggest you to do salt water gargling
User:alright
User:will do it
Doctor:put 1 teaspoon of salt (5 grams) in one glass of water (200 ml)
Doctor:the water should be XXXXXXX warm
Doctor:and do the gargling
User:sure, will do it doc
Doctor:repeat it every 6 hours
User:okay
Doctor:along with that, you can take sinarest tablet thrice a day
User:alright
Doctor:that should take care of the pain, fever, irritation and cough
Doctor:wait and see if it gets better for 2 days
User:for how many days do i need to take the medicine
User:okay
Doctor:if in 2 days time the throat pain and fever increase, then you might need a course of antibiotics
User:alright
Doctor:for which you will have to consult a doctor locally
User:sure doctor
Doctor:do you have any doubts?
User:thanks much for your assistance
User:nope
User:notihing for now
User:bye doc..Thanks again!
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:get well soon
Doctor:have a good Sunday ahead
Doctor:bye bye
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