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Throat hurts bad, difficult to swollow, stuffy nose - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   My throats hurts so bad, it even hurts to swallow
User :   I tried Nyquill and eating cough drops
User :   no help
Doctor :   Ok, since when do you have the symptom ?
User :   no
User :   sorry about that
User :   these past 3 days
Doctor :   Ok, do you have dry cough ?
User :   nope
User :   i have the stuffy nose
Doctor :   Ok, do you have other associated symptoms like fever, headache, joint or muscle pains ?
User :   i have the fever when i started to discover my throats hurts
User :   but the fever is gone
Doctor :   Ok, It could be due to viral infection, well the illness will be self limiting
Doctor :   I advice you to gargle with CHLORHEXIDINE solution thrice daily after food , this will give you relief
Doctor :   you will see improvement in 2 to 3 days on gargling the solution
Doctor :   if not then you may have to consult a ENT specialist to rule out tonsillar involvement
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
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