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Symptoms and Detection of Swine Flu - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you
User :   my husband hs cold
Doctor :   ok

User :   wanted to find if it is possibe to determine if it is not swine flu
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
i can help you
Doctor :  
there is specific tests done to determine
User :   ok
Doctor :  
whether it is swine flu or not
Doctor :  
when people is suffering from persistent fever, cold runny nose
Doctor :  
cough chest pain
User :   the symptoms with him are: Doctor :   then this person is suspected to be having swine flu
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
proceed
User :   cold, but no runny nose
User :   little tempreture
Doctor :  
ok
User :   but no chest pain or cough
Doctor :  
ok
User :   he has irritation inside the mouth on the inside of the upper jaw and the throat
Doctor :  
ok
User :   in fact, the type of cold he is like regular cold only but we are fearing for the H1N1 influenza
User :   hence the anxiety
Doctor :   from the symptoms i dont think it is

Doctor :  
swine flu
User :   ok
Doctor :  
it may be the normal seasonal flu
Doctor :  
did you check this with the doctor
User :   but in normal cold, earlier the irritation would be there for 1-2 days and then it would become a fully blown cold, but this time, the irritation in his mouth and throat has been there for the last 2-3 days
Doctor :   ok

User :   We haven't checked with a doctor
User :   'coz we do not know any one here
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
i will help you
Doctor :  
does he have general body ache also
User :   no
Doctor :  
so he has only little temperature, cold and irritation in throat
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
Tab sinarest
Doctor :  
ask him to take this tablet three times a day for three days
User :   we have consulted one doc and he prescribed SUMO & CIPRODAC-500
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
it is good
User :   how to get rid of that throat irritation ..?
User :   he s not able to talk much..
Doctor :   you can continue the same tablet
Doctor :  
and for throat irritation
Doctor :  
warm saline gargle, that is
Doctor :  
in luke warm water add common salt and gargle twice a day
User :   ok
Doctor :  
you can use KOFLET losenge one or two which are to be chewed
User :   ok
Doctor :  
per day for soothing the throat when it is too much irritating
Doctor :  
and importantly check with the doctor if the sympotms are not improving
User :   ok..
User :   any doctor you prescribe?
User :   can you share if you have the info?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :  
i will provide you the info
User :   We don't want to go to hospital fearing we may contract the virus
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
User :   thank you so much
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Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   No.thank you so very much.
User :   M relived after talking to you. Thanks again
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