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Throat hurts, feverish and running nose - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   please proceed with your query.
User :   i was having a bad cold n feeling a bit feverish
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have a running nose
User :   and little back pain
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i ask a few relevant questions ?
User :   sure
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender ?
User :   i am a female aged 28
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when are you having these problems ?
User :   since day before night
Doctor :   how did start with ?
User :   just a really bad throat
Doctor :   ok
User :   my throat was hurting
Doctor :   ok
User :   and yesterday i started feeling feverish and running nose
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any symptoms like vomiting , abdominal pain , or loose motions ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok , any joint aches ?
User :   a little burning sensation in the eyes
Doctor :   ok
User :   ysterday i had .. today is basically the back
Doctor :   ok
User :   i had a combiflam and d cold yesterday
User :   and a crocin today
Doctor :   do you have any burning sensation while urination , increased frequency of urination ?
User :   also i have a lot of coughing
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how is the cough , is it dry or is it with lot of expectoration or phlegm ?
User :   it is not dry
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the expectoration yellow in color ?
User :   only after i had crocin today.. its become a little dry
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   doyou have any history of dust allergy or asthma ?
User :   no
Doctor :   is the fever responding well to crocin ?
User :   when i was gargling ot was white phlegm
Doctor :   ok
User :   i havent checked it doc as i am in office
User :   but i dont think i have much of fever
User :   with traces of yellow
User :   its just a feverish feeling.. i am feeling low on energy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   let me explain it to you
Doctor :   it looks like you have developed an infection
User :   ok
Doctor :   mostly viral following the sore throat
User :   but i dont think i have high fever
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will tell you
Doctor :   this is a viral infection
Doctor :   and fever may or may not be there initially
User :   ok
Doctor :   usually it is associated with sore throat , body pain and congestion in nose and difficulty in breathing also
User :   ok
Doctor :   the treatment is symptomatic
Doctor :   you can continue the pain killer and paracetomol
User :   ok
Doctor :   this will help
Doctor :   and make sure you drink lot of fluids
User :   ok
User :   what pain killer
Doctor :   fluids are the main course of treatment
Doctor :   if there is a prescription , you could continue the one you mentioned
Doctor :   other wise paracetomol will take care of everything
Doctor :   continue the regular salt saline warm water gargles
Doctor :   as often as possible
Doctor :   take enough rest
Doctor :   you can also try steam inhalations to relieve any congestion in the nose
User :   ok .. i havent seen a doc
User :   so should i just have paracetamol
User :   in that case
Doctor :   if the cough increases , then you will need to see doctor for an examination with stethoscope
User :   ok
Doctor :   i feel you can wait for couple of days
Doctor :   but take good rest
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   you will improve
User :   how many times
User :   do i need to take paracetamol in a day
Doctor :   but as i said watch for the cough and fever , if it gets worse , see the doctor
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can take it every 6 hours , or twice a day if symptoms are less
User :   ok
Doctor :   did you follow my suggestions
Doctor :   are you with me ?
User :   yes.. ok
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   are there any more questions for me to help you with ?
User :   o thanks alot for your help
Doctor :   thank you
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   Bye for now .
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