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Throat infection with itching in ear - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
Doctor :   r u thr?
User :   i am suffering from throat infection
User :   and cough too
Doctor :   To get a more complete picture I need this information
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User :   i think the infection spread to ears..its itching much in left ear
User :   m 24 yrs
User :   i am a SE
User :   bangalore
Doctor :   ok
User :   unmarried
User :   M
Doctor :   how lomg have you had these problems
User :   2-3 days
User :   it was more yesterday
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you taken any medicne?
User :   not yet
Doctor :   do you any fever/ cold?
User :   nope..
User :   but i am feeling tired
Doctor :   you most probably have a viral fever
User :   but there is no temperature
User :   i cant tolerate this cough:-)
Doctor :   virla infections can cause mild temp/ throat pain
User :   waz that i can do?
Doctor :   do you have any body ache?
Doctor :  
any other health problems/ allergies?
User :   no
Doctor :   do you smoke?
Doctor :   if yes- cut down/ stop fo a few days
Doctor :  
what you can do is take tab dolo 650 mg 3 times daily after food
Doctor :   and syp linctus codeine for the cough 1 spoon 3 times daily
Doctor :   and take plenty of fluids and rest for 2 days
Doctor :   r u thr?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
User :   sorry..
User :   i was bit bz
User :   u there?
Doctor :   yes
User :   i do smoke
User :   is this coz of that
Doctor :   I wrote the medicines that you need to take above
User :   i have read that
Doctor :   smoking delays recovery in these cases
User :   ok
User :   should i go for any medical check ups
Doctor :   Yes- It is always better to see a doctor in person
User :   can you refer me any..
User :   i stay in BTM
Doctor :   you can take the medicines I have advise for relief till you go to see one
User :   fine
Doctor :   you can use the search feature on our home page to find the one closest to you
User :   ok.
User :   can you guide me one more thing.
User :   i want to quit smoking. :-)
User :   give me a way out.
Doctor :   you need will power- and can try
User :   i am not sure if am asking the right quest
Doctor :   nicotine chewing gum- keep cutting down the doses
User :   tried a lot :-)
User :   nicotine chewing gum??
Doctor :   new life chewets- is the nicotine chewing gum you can use
User :   ok.
Doctor :   yes- it contains nicotine which controls your craving
Doctor :   when you are trying to quit smoking
User :   waz the ways to find if there are any blocks caused due to smoking..
Doctor :   but remeber you cn get addicted to the gum as well :)- so keep
User :   yes?
Doctor :   cutting down the use of the gum as well and stop it
User :   OMG!!
User :   any side affects??
User :   i mean using this gums?
Doctor :   addiction to the gum- with similar problems- although may be less damaging than smoking
User :   not after addiction...any harmful contents in this chewing gums?
Doctor :   Nicotine
User :   similar effects then...ryt?
User :   so waz difference in both?
Doctor :   no smoke- coal tar etc
User :   hope i am not wasting your time
User :   if so tell me
Doctor :   you can actually read all about it on the internet-
User :   coz i wanna know before it harms me really
User :   any good sites/
User :   ?
Doctor :   just google out nicotine chewing gums and you'll get all the information
User :   thats sounds good
Doctor :   ok
User :   the thing is that am afraid if this throat ache is due to smoking or not..
User :   i wanted to know
Doctor :   you will need a physcail examination for that
User :   ok.
User :   and how will check if there is coal tar in my throt and respiratory organs?
User :   any tests for the same?
Doctor :   pls see a doctor in your area - we have a long que of patients right now
User :   will that be fine if i contact an ENT for the same
User :   thanks Doctor
Doctor :   yes
User :   bye
User :   nice day
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   bye for now
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