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Swine flu, infection in respiratory tract - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi there. can i talk to a doctor
Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
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You are speaking
User :   Can you help me with some information about swine flu ?
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Sure
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Yes it is a respiratory infection affecting the upper respiratory tract
User :   can you make it short please
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like pharynx, throat, and bronchus
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It is a viral infection by Influenza virus
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H1N1
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which is a new strain mutated recently
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The problems faced by the person are
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common cold, weakness, tiredness
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cough
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sorethroat
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chills muscle pain, headache
User :   hi i ad taken tresmox lb for throat problem with becosules , but the problem is only partially resolved , waht would you suggest
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etc
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Ok since how many days you were taking
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It is an antibiotic course you were put on
User :   i took it for 3 days 500 mg
User :   yes
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I believe this tablet is prescribed by a doctor after physically examining you?
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The complete course will be for 5 to 7 days
User :   yes
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It is a bit early to stop and show results
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You can continue the same
User :   can you suggest some better medicine
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but I will suggest you other tips
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Gargling with Rexidin solution for every 6 hours
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10 ml per gargle undiluted
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for 2 days
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Avoid spicy and oily foods
User :   is it because of lot of cold beverages which i take
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as they worsen the throat irritation
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Yes
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Prefer anything that is warm
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Prefer having soup and salad
User :   can i take 250 oflaxcin instead for faster recovery
Doctor :   before main course
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Not really
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You should wait for 3 more days before Amoxcillin and clox shows some effect\
User :   because 500 mg of Mox is hurting my stomach
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Ok
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Do you have anyother problme along with hurting
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stomach
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like loose stools
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nausea etc
User :   no ... i just feel uncomfortble no side effects
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Ok in fact Ofloxocin is available in 200 or 400mg
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If there are no serious side effects then you may continue with Amox for 2 more days and if not relieved
User :   do i take oz 200 or a mix ox of oflaxcin and
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then considere the change of antibiotic
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The antibiotic resistance is a major threat if you do not complete the course
User :   thanks for your guidance would continue with tresmox for two more days
User :   bye
Doctor :   Yes , if amoxicillin and clox are not helping then ofloxacin is the next best change

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Ok Thanks for consulting
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please fill the feedback form
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I wish you follow up with me after 2 days
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then I can give you a fresh opinion on the antibiotic
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