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Throat pain when swallowing or drinking, cold, no fever. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User:are you there?
User:i need a quick consult from you.
Doctor:Good Evening
User:good evening
Doctor:I am Dr. XXXXXXX here.
Doctor:How can I assist you today?
User:i have a pain in my throat when i take food and swallow
Doctor:Since when are you having this problem? Do you have any other complaints?
User:from last two days.
User:i dont have any other complaints
Doctor:Do you have fever or cold?
User:little bit cold
Doctor:The most probable cause would be a mild infection in throat, which could be due to a viral or bacterial origin.
User:now i am abroad. so i couldn't go and consult any doctors here. so please tell me medicine, will get it form pharmacu
User:oh okay.
Doctor:For the time being you can do the following, which will help in reducing the symptoms.
Doctor:1. Do warm saline gargling (at least 3 times a day)
Doctor:2. Avoid drinking cold water.
Doctor:3. Take Vitamin C supplementation 500 mg, thrice daily for one week.
Doctor:That will be available in the pharmacies.
Doctor:Regarding any other medication, most of them would be prescription only medicines which would not be available easily from pharmacies.
User:oh okay i have Erythromycin tablet . can i take now?
Doctor:To be XXXXXXX I would not recommend that, without being examined by a doctor. That is because, it is an antibiotic and needs careful evaluation before prescribing.
Doctor:Hope that was helpful.
Doctor:Is there anything else I could assist you with?
User:yes. thanks for your consulting.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Let me know if you have any other queries.
Doctor:Have a Nice Day ahead!!
User:you too !
Doctor:Bye for now
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