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Treatment for congestion and neck pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have been sick for over a week to low grade fever, diarrhea, heavy couging with mucus, lots of nose blowing with bloody mucus. For the past three days I have a horrible pain in ny nexk on the right side....I have been taking 875 mg Amoxicillan for a week and I have taken my temp and it is below normal 97.7...I have had runny diarrhea all day but I have IBS and took alot of Tigan andPhnergan yesterday due to an very upset vomiting....never really had a "bad headache" but this neck pain is not being alleviated with Tylenol or Advil..actually not blowing nose as much and not coughing as much today..please advise..I hope I don't have meningitis
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Let me read your query.
User :   OK
Doctor :   How much blood is present in the nose discharge?
User :   Oh not much..mostly dried
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I should also mention that I have been horribly hoarse during this time as well
Doctor :   Do you have pain in the throat?
User :   but the mucus has been very dark green, both from my nose and from the stuff I am coughing up
User :   I did. but no longer...just in the beginning of this mess which started last Saturday
Doctor :   Do you have any difficulty in swallowing?
User :   no
Doctor :   OK.
User :   everything has been clear today that I have coughed up or blown out..
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   (I live in a rural area and my normal Doctor is out of town, and going to the hospital is quite a drive)
Doctor :   Is there any mucus in the cough or it is a dry cough?
User :   a dry cough now..
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms like headache, watering eyes, etc?
User :   no...
User : neck hurts right side..something horrible
Doctor :   Give me you age, height and weight?
User :   36....5'9...206...(I know I am on weight watchers...)
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Why was the Amoxicillan prescribed and for how long?
User :   Not sure why, and it was two weeks....
User :   I went to the emergency clinic in town..
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   For what reason?
User :   Just for my was the Nurse Practioner who prescribed it...she also tol me to get Mucinex
User :   she said that I had Pertussis...
Doctor :   Did you take Mucinex?
User :   no
User :   No
Doctor :   You have to take it.
User :   I have some here at my house from my last illness
Doctor :   Then you can take it,
User :   yes
User :   it just makes me groggy..a little and I have a job that I need to be 100%
Doctor :   There is no other way.
User :   I know...
Doctor :   Then you can start from today itself.
User :   yes..
Doctor :   How days was it prescribed?
User :   14 days
Doctor :   Then you can take it form today.
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is there any thing else, i can help you with?
User :   yes..what about the neck pain
Doctor :   Can you rate pain from 1 to 10?
User :   5 only on the right side though
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   How did the pain start?
User :   just all of a sudden when I woke up three days ago
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is the pain persistent?
Doctor :   Or on and off.
User :   persistent
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Are you able to move your neck freely?
User :   I can move my chin to my chest and I can turn my head to the left, with pain..but when I turn my head to the is very stiff and painful
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is the pain radiating to lower back?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Can you see any bump over the neck?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Give some rest to your neck.
Doctor :   Give some hot water bag massage to the neck.
Doctor :   It the pain is persistence or increasing , you can consult a orthopedic/ GP for further assistance.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else i can help you with?
User :   no
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting healthcaremagic.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes
User :   bye..thank you
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no
Doctor :   Bye.
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