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Upper respiratory infection and Sinusitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good morning.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Good morning
User :   I went to a trip and I played in rain and River
Doctor :   Ok
User :   now im suffering
User :   from head ache ...nose block ....tiredness
Doctor :   Can you explain the problems you have?
User :   from past 3 days im taking Dollo
Doctor :   Ok
User :   only in the the night
User :   but i dont think it recovered
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you having fever too?
User :   i can feel burning sense in my head ..might be due to fever
Doctor :   Have you recorded your temperature?
User :   last 3 days i had fewer only in the night
User :   nope ..when i tested Yday night it was normal 99
Doctor :   You mentioned that you had fever at nights, do you feel chill or shiver with fever?
User :   nope
User :   before going to this trip i had a talk with one of the Doc . she suggested me few tablets as i was having itching in my throat
User :   TAB.Dolo 500 MG ONE TAB
Doctor :   I can see that, have you tried it?
User :   yes
User :   I took b4 going to the trip
User :   after coming back i took LEVOCITREZENE only yesterday
Doctor :   Did they help you in reducing the nasal congestion?
User :   yes night i got a good sleep
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you describe how severe is your headache?
User :   but as i have sinus problem .... in the morning i cud see my nose blocked
Doctor :   Did you vomit along with headache?
User :   nope
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I have sinus ..soo when i bend down i feel very bad head pressure
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i hope u understood
User :   day b4 even if i turn i had that feeling
User :   now it ok ...but im not able to breath properly
Doctor :   Yes, I have analyzed your symptoms, now let explain to you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Your symptoms is consistent with the features of upper respiratory inflammation.
Doctor :   along with sinusitis.
Doctor :   The most common cause of this is a viral infection.
Doctor :   Allergic rhinnitis is the second most common causes.
Doctor :   The medications given to you are useful in treating both the above conditions.
Doctor :   Continue the use of levocetrizine at night times for a few more days - probably for 2- 3days more.
Doctor :   Increase the frequency of dolo tablets.
Doctor :   Instead of using one tablet a day, you may use it three times a day.
User :   ok
Doctor :   3 tablets would be better in reducing the pain better.
Doctor :   Along with these, I would like to add few more suggestions.
Doctor :   1. You need to try steam inhalation too.
Doctor :   You can drop a vicks sweet, alternatively drop Capsule Karvol in the hot water and inhale the steam.
Doctor :   3 times steam inhalation are effective in reducing the inflammed sinus and thus reduce the symptoms.
Doctor :   2. Avoiding exposure to cold weather, avoid cold and refrigerated food and drinks.
Doctor :   3. Drink plenty of water in a day.
Doctor :   4. Multivitamin capsules such as Recovit capsule once a day for a week.
Doctor :   5. Watch out for fever.
User :   ok
Doctor :   If your body temperature goes beyond 100 degree F,
Doctor :   or if your symptoms persists for more than a week
Doctor :   you will need to consult a doctor who will prescribe you antibiotics then.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   sure doc
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   but u know i am not able to concentrate on work in office
User :   due to this
User :   i feel down
Doctor :   I can understand that, such symptoms usually happens during a viral infection and when your sleep isn't fine.
User :   oh
Doctor :   Along with the above measures suggested,
Doctor :   you can also get saline nasal drops (You can ask for NASOCLEAR nasal drops)
User :   ok doc
Doctor :   instilling 2- 3 drops of this into each nostril will clear the nasal congestion
Doctor :   and relieve the nose blockage.
Doctor :   The symptoms are expected to improve in 3-5 days time, if they persists for more than a week, antibiotic use is generally recommended.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes doc i have noted everything
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   nothing as such
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   Thank you Doc
Doctor :   Wish you speedy recovery.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   Thanks
User :   bye
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