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Treatment for long term and headache - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hii
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i am just facing a headache problem these days....
Doctor :   Ok
User :   nd sufferreing fro cough as well
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i tried a syrup of ranbaxy company called it doesnt works...
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
Doctor :   Since when are you having the current symptoms?
User :   from last 14 days
User :   it has been in nt 2 mch..sme times it go severe ........
User :   btw wats ur name?
Doctor :   Do you produce sputum with the cough?
User :   okkk
User :   noo its a dry cough
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you describe about your headaches?
User :   nd abt sputum...sme times in i guess it normal nt in access
Doctor :   Which side of the head aches?
User :   yeah abt mainly sided....
Doctor :   Is the pain throbbing in nature?
User :   yeah...little bit
User :   wot medicine should i refer?
User :   fr cough nd head ache....
Doctor :   I need few more details about your headache to help you to my best.
User :   okk
User :   ask????
Doctor :   Have you had similar headaches in the past?
User :   noo....happening from last 2 months...
Doctor :   Do you have nausea or vomiting associated with these headaches/
User :   no not like that
Doctor :   Do you have blurring of vision or any other visual disturbances associated with your headache?
User :   i guess mnay be its due to focussing on my computer nd tv
User :   just i gues not sure' Sir
Doctor :   Do you have nasal congestion or fever?
User :   no....
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness in the past?
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   no.....Sir...
User :   23 male
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   no never intake these things
User :   sometimes i take beer occassionally
User :   once in a quarter
Doctor :   Based on your description of symptoms, the dry cough you have is caused either by an allergic cause or an viral infection.
User :   okk
Doctor :   If you are not known to have allergies in the past, its more likely viral infection.
User :   may be its caused due to change in weather
User :   okk
User :   wot shd i refer nw?
Doctor :   Brochospasm due to the cold weather can aggravate the symptoms.
Doctor :   The treatment here (for a viral infection) is symptomatic treatment alone.
Doctor :   Most of the cough syrups available as over the counter medications are expectorants, which do not help in proper control of such coughs.
Doctor :   You will need antitussive cough syrups.
Doctor :   Since, these are prescription only medications, you will need to consult a doctor to avail these syrups.
Doctor :   Headache can be part of the infection, or may be
Doctor :   due to the strain.
User :   so that antitussive cough syrups is of which comp?
Doctor :   Apart from these few other factors such as stress can add up to the headaches.
User :   can i take it without consulting doc???
Doctor :   It should be better once your infection settles.
User :   okkk
Doctor :   The antitussive cough syrups are opioid containing syrups and are prescription only medications.
Doctor :   You will not be able to obtain them without a prescription.
User :   okkk
Doctor :   Hence consult a doctor to get a prescription to obtain the syrup.
Doctor :   I shall also suggest you few other measures that will help along.
Doctor :   1. Use cough lozenges such as vicks, nivaran.
Doctor :   2. Warm water also help in soothening the throat during the spasms of cough.
Doctor :   3. Take Tablet Dolo 650mg one tablet if the headache is unbearable.
Doctor :   4. Sleeping with head end elevated(using 2-3 pillows) can also help to reduce the cough spells.
Doctor :   5. Avoid allergens such as dust and pollens either while walking in a garden or driving.
Doctor :   Keeping the curtains on the windows and doors closed will also add to preventing allergens.
Doctor :   6. Finally, watch out for symptoms such as presence of excessive sputum presence of foul smelling sputum, nasal congestion, fever and so on.
Doctor :   In such case you may need antibiotics.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   some how i did follow...
User :   like taking luke water.....
User :   avoid allergies.....'
Doctor :   Lozenges are products that help in soothening the throat and upper respiratory tract,
Doctor :   they are helpful in preventing the spasms of dry cough.
Doctor :   These measures are to help reduce the symptoms of cough.
Doctor :   Since viral infections are self limiting illness, all measures are directed towards treating the symptoms alone.
Doctor :   These meausures and the antitussive syrups will help reduce the coughs.
Doctor :   since you also have headaches, you can use tab Dolo 650mg, which is effective in relieving the headaches.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
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