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Treatment for Upper respiratory tract infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi there ive been having some problems with my right side of throat its sore and everytime i swallow it hurts
User :   ive also got headaches aswell this has been for the last week
User :   and pain shoots into my ear aswell
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   24
Doctor :   Did yu take any medicine
User :   no none at all
Doctor :   Do yuhav cold or cough
Doctor :   or body pains
Doctor :   What is your Gender?
User :   no but i suffer from allergies.. sneezing and drip at the back of the throat
User :   i am female
Doctor :   Yes most upper resp tract infection has referred pain into the ear
Doctor :   so once there is containment of the infecion in the throat
Doctor :   the ear pain reduces
Doctor :   but for time being to relieve the pain you can take
Doctor :   a over the counter pain killer like
Doctor :   acetaminophen
Doctor :   500mg
User :   ok then
Doctor :   and you can gargle warm water with
Doctor :   pinch of salt and
Doctor :   aspirin powder in it
Doctor :   atleast 3 to 4 times a day
Doctor :   * not and it is or
Doctor :   salt or aspirin
Doctor :   but to reduce the attacks
Doctor :   you got to keep the allergen away
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