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Treatment for allergic cold and cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-Feb-2014
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Doctor:How can I help?
User:Ok. May I ask you question with normal Fever, Cold & Caugh problem?
Doctor:yes please
User:I had cold & caugh problem past three days? I did take some medicine but its doesn't help me.
User:my throat fully affected due to the caugh.
Doctor:Can you describe your symptoms in detail?
User:1st days started with cold (Chinus)
User:2nd day got caugh & body fully tired.
Doctor:Do you have fever as well?
User:I didn't feel fever. Since my body temp looks fine.
Doctor:Do you have itching or redness of eyes?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Do you have sneezing?
Doctor:What colour is the sputum?
Doctor:was it clear to start with?
User:yes. it was clear
Doctor:Do you get similar symptoms in the past?
User:before 3 month back
User:whenever i got cold & caugh.
Doctor:Do you get allergies?
Doctor:Actually this episode seems like an allergy
Doctor:It does not seem like an infection
Doctor:Have you tried some medicine for it?
User:I used to take some fruits, soft drinks & swimming
User:Are these reason for that?
User:I have tried some medicine for that.
Doctor:You do need to figure out the trigger
Doctor:What medicine have you tried?
User:My dad told me the reason from, I got hot shower after swimming.
User:Is that right?
Doctor:Actually there are specific triggers like change of season, cold weather, pollen, dust, etc
Doctor:It can be in case of an infection
Doctor:so you need to take anti-allergic medicine
Doctor:What have you tried till now?
User:For Medicine, I took cold act, Novaclox & P-500, P-650
User:For Caugh - I taking banatrail syrube
Doctor:I think you can just take cetirizine tablet at night before sleeping
User:Cam you tell some anti-allergic medicine?
Doctor:It can be taken two times a day
User:"cetirizine"Is this tablet name?
User:Can I get it our local medical shop?
Doctor:you can get it
Doctor:It needs to be taken only when symptoms are present
Doctor:you do not need antibiotics
User:really.. thats useful.
User:Is antibiotics taking good for health?
User:Please advise. If its good, Could you please tell some antibiotics tablet name?
Doctor:It should be taken only if you have tested for infection
Doctor:and it came back positive
User:okay. I dont have cold & caugh but i just feeled that i getting fever not today may be tomorrow
User:in that case can i take the some tablet?
User:something like antibiotics?
User:or cetirizine
Doctor:not even then
Doctor:for common cold you do not need antibiotic
User:then how could i avoid from symptoms?
Doctor:Even in common cold antiallergics work like wonder
Doctor:Whenever you are taking medicines you should check if some medicines are overlapping
Doctor:do not take two antiallergics at the same time
User:I would like to ask you, which Specialist ?
Doctor:forexample benadryl is an antiallergic
User:any tablet name for antiallergic?
Doctor:both benadryl and cetirizine are antiallergics
Doctor:cetirizine is a tablet
User:ok. i need to take some hours for both medicines.
User:am i right?
Doctor:two times a day
User:As you said, Cetirizine will take before sleeping. at what time should i take benadryl
Doctor:Antiallergics may cause some drowsiness
Doctor:That is why I said to preferably take it at night
User:I would like to ask you, which Specialist ?
User:you are?
Doctor:You can see an ear nose and throat specialist
Doctor:I am doing MD
User:Great. Thanks for sharing.
User:May I ask you Dietitian schedule for me?
Doctor:You need a diet chart from a dietician
User:sorry if confused you.
Doctor:I can pass on your message to customer care could that help me?
User:are they message me? if so how? thrught email or else
User:please advise.
Doctor:they will call you
Doctor:i have told them to
User:to my mobile?
User:okay. thanks for your support.
User:I will take cetirizine tonight before sleep.
User:do not take benadryl today.
Doctor:discontinue other medicines too
User:sure. i discontinue other medicines. Is cetirizine will stop the cold & caugh soon?
Doctor:It should
Doctor:If not then try benadryl
Doctor:benadryl causes more drowsiness than cetirizine
Doctor:Do you have any question here?
User:thats it. and i got call from healthcaremagic. thank you again.
User:nice to chatting with you.
Doctor:thanks for consulting
Doctor:Take care
User:you're welcome.
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