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Treatment for throat pain, runny nose, fever, dry cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had cold from yesterday morning with throat pain. In the night i got 102 fever
User :   Hi
User :   I had cold from yesterday morning with throat pain. In the night i got 102 fever
Doctor :   Hi This is Dr AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Can I know your and gender
User :   Make
User :   Male
Doctor :   *age and gender
User :   39 , Male
Doctor :   ok. please describe your symptoms in detail
Doctor :   Do you have cough along with throat pain
User :   I had cold from yesterday morning with throat pain. In the night i got 102 fever. I have dry cough and little running nose
User :   and some uneasyness in throat...
User :   I tool paracetamol and AZRO-500 tables yesterday
Doctor :   Did you see any physician?
User :   AZRO(azithromycin)
User :   No.... i have not met any physician
Doctor :   How many times are you taking the Azro and paracetamol?
User :   AZRO once yesterday.... Paracetamol twice as i had fever
User :   Fever has come down now...
Doctor :   Ok because you have started the medication, continue the same with increasing the frequency of paracetamol three times a day if needed.
Doctor :   Antibiotics usually taken for 5 days to get the results.
User :   I have dry cough, uneasyness in throat, Fever and little running nose...
Doctor :   However, you should consider getting physical examination done to identify any severe infection as a cause for your problem requiring medication change in case if you do not get relief in next two days.
Doctor :   In the mean time, try home remedies like,
Doctor :   1. take one spoon honey with two drops of ginger juice and XXXXXXXX leaves with a pinch of pepper powder, 2-3 times a day.
Doctor :   2. Try having warm milk with tumeric in it before going to sleep
Doctor :   3. Do warm salt water gargling 3-4 times a day
Doctor :   4. Use saline drops for the relief of nose block in case if you feel difficulty breathing at night
Doctor :   5. In case Paracetamol is not helping in your symptoms, then use Tab. Dolo Cold 2 times a day. It will also help to relive runny nose.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I can help you with?
User :   After cold i get dry cough which takes lot of days to go away even though i take prescribed cough syrup
Doctor :   That is because of post nasal drips which requires physical examination to confirm. Gargling will help. Continue the gargling for week or two after initial symptoms are over.
Doctor :   If the post natal drip is conformed you need to be prescribed the special cough syrup instead of what you are using
Doctor :   Are following me?
User :   yes...
Doctor :   Are there any other queries?
User :   Doctor did tell me last time that it is because of Post natal drip.... but did not give any cough syrup
Doctor :   OK
User :   i get cold and cough once every month...
User :   it obstructs me in my work
User :   as after cold , dry cough continues for many days,.,
Doctor :   If you keep getting the symptoms every month means you might be allergic to something. That needs to be confirmed by an allergy Specialist thru some tests.
User :   so u recommend going to Allergy specialist
Doctor :   these include Allergen Patch Testing and AEC(Absolute Eosiniphil Counts) to be down.
Doctor :   *done
User :   ok
User :   any medicine which i can take regularly to avoid frequent cold and cough
Doctor :   These can be prescribed by your General physician and depending on the results he can refer you to the Allergy Specialist or ENT specialist.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Since I did not examine you personally and I do not have the recent test results, I am not able to prescribe any medication right now for your problem
Doctor :   Hence, I recommend you to go ahead with the test mentioned earlier,.
User :   ok
Doctor :   So that the exact cause can be made out soon and you can be started on proper medication. for prevention of your problem ASAP.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any other query that you would like to ask me?
User :   No
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me. Bye for now.
User :   Thanks
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