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Date : 06-Apr-2014
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User:I am having warm flush starts in chest and goes down to vagina. Some in my arms Iave had a cold this last week. IAN 65 women
Doctor:Hi,
User:Hi
Doctor:I have read your concern. Since when did you notice this heat flashes?
User:A about 1 hour ago
Doctor:Are you still having these flashes? If possible can you describe the events that occurred before you had the flashes?
User:Was going to bed, mayo
User:Going yo bed. Mayo
User:G
Doctor:As I understand you were retiring to the bed when you had the flash? If that was what you meant, may I know if you had any symptoms associated with it.
Doctor:I am particularly interested to know
User:Going to bed laying down feels heat like goo going down chest and some on .y arm's
Doctor:if you had dizziness, light headedness, a chest pain or feeling of fainting or breathing difficulty along with it.
User:No buy dry mouth
User:Have been drinking water and gator aid
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Have you experienced similar flashes in the past?
User:I have had a cold this eeek
User:No
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Let me brief you now.
User:Ok
Doctor:But before I do that, let me assure you that these symptoms don't seem to be very concerning.
Doctor:So do not panic.
Doctor:There are couple of possibilities.
Doctor:1. The first as you may have guessed is related to hot flashes experienced by menopausal women.
Doctor:Though your symptoms are not very typical, estrogen deficient state is most likely responsible for these flashes.
Doctor:2. The second possibility is that of minor flu infection.
Doctor:Presence of cold and dry mouth is also related to this infection.
Doctor:At this moment I would first like to record your temperature and verify if you are running fever.
Doctor:If you have a thermometer at home, please check your underarm temperature.
Doctor:If the readings are high, you can start on tylenol to reduce it.
Doctor:Are you following?
User:Wanted to tell you my father passed away today
User:Getting temp
Doctor:I am sorry about that; but yes stress can add to the complaints.
Doctor:So your first step is to check your body temperature.
Doctor:If you have a high temperature then perhaps the complaints are related to flu infection.
User:Ear temp 98:6
Doctor:I would want you to record the underarm temperature with a thermometer.
Doctor:If you have readings above 99.4, you can start a tylenol tablet.
Doctor:If the temperature is low, then it is perhaps related to menopause.
User:How long under arm
Doctor:2-3 minutes.
User:Ok
Doctor:If you have the thermometer with you know, please record the temperature and let me know.
User:Ok
User:Don't think it works right
Doctor:No problem. Since the temperature recorded in your ear was normal, I presume you are not running fever.
Doctor:But please recheck it again and confirm it.
Doctor:If you have a higher temperature reading you need to start tylenol.
Doctor:you can now try the following measures.
User:Ok
Doctor:*room.
Doctor:1. Lower the temperature in your roon.
User:It is 98:6
Doctor:98.6 under arm temperature is normal.
Doctor:This rules out possibility of fever.
Doctor:So try lowering your room temperature using a fan or cooler A/C temperature
User:Had a cold cloth on meek and chest
Doctor:2. Try sponging chest, underarms and body with water.
User:Ok
Doctor:Continue doing that.
User:Ok
Doctor:3. You can massage the body with oil.
Doctor:If you have evening primrose oil
Doctor:it can give excellent results.
User:No don't
Doctor:If you don't you can use any other massage oils.
Doctor:4. Besides that try deep and slow breathing.
Doctor:A cool shower can also be helpful.
User:Just have baby oil
Doctor:You may use that to massage the body.
User:Ok
Doctor:As I discussed breathe in slowly and take a cool shower after the massage.
User:Ok
Doctor:These heat flashes should gradually calm down in couple of hours. So do not panic.
Doctor:Besides these measures for now, you should add lots of vegetables that contain phytoestrogen to your diet.
User:Ok thank you
Doctor:They will help you over come this concern on the long run.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:No
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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