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Treatment for Resistant Streptococcal infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Back of my throat near the entrance from my nose/throat hurts to swallow and i have been stuffed up for 7 days
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
User :   Hi i know i have terrible allergies i thought this what it was
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I have had a stuffed up nose for almsot a week straight
Doctor :   May i ask you a few more questions pertaining to your problem ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender please /
Doctor :   Do you have any fever ?
User :   20/male
User :   have not checked for one
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   if i had to guess no i do not feel warm
Doctor :   Do you have cough, cold or sinusitis or running nose ?
User :   slight cough definetlly running of the nose
User :   and back of my throat top where3 my throat/nose connect
User :   thing is 2 weeks ago i had strep
User :   and i got a penicilin shot
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   which cleared that all up
User :   and basically right into what i have now
User :   I think the strep might of lowered my immune system
User :   but like i said its been 2 weeks
Doctor :   I feel you would have been prescribed a course of pencilin ?
Doctor :   Not one shot .
User :   well i had to go to the hospital
User :   it got bad
User :   my tonsils are big to begin with
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   and the swelled up so i couldnt breathe
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   but i feel all this pressure in my head also and in my nose
Doctor :   Please do not worry.
Doctor :   I shall give you a step wise approach.
User :   k :)
Doctor :   1. Please follow the preventive measures first : User :   k
Doctor :   1.Gargle with warm water and salt at least four times daily.
Doctor :   2. Do not expose yourself to cold weather.
Doctor :   3.Cold food, cool drinks.
User :   so no hot food?
Doctor :   Take the following medication : Doctor :   Very hot food is also to be avoided.
User :   k
Doctor :   1. Continue a full course of Pencillin shots as Strepto causes lot of complications later in life.
Doctor :   2. Take Tab.Tylenol thice daily for 5 days.
User :   full course of pencillin shots?
Doctor :   Yes please.
Doctor :   3. Tab.Multivitamin one every evening for next 15 days.
Doctor :   4. Take lot of citrous fruits to give you more immunity.
User :   i do not have strep tho..
Doctor :   5.Though now you do not have strepro, it may infect you back by sitting quietly in your lymph glands or tonsils which is called Resistant Streptococcal infection as they do not die next time with one antibiotic but need a multiantibiotic treatment.
Doctor :   Hope you have understood.
User :   o ic
Doctor :   If not you need at least a 7 day course of Augmentin 625 mg. twice daily.
Doctor :   Please do take Otrivin or Nosion nasal drops for better respiration at night.
Doctor :   before you sleep.
Doctor :   Except Augmentin, everything is OTC.
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have anything else to ask ?
User :   otrivin or nosion? these brand
Doctor :   Nosion is brand.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.Take acre, bye for now.
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