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Viral Infection and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   i i can home from work on friday with flu like feeling i had 3 loose stools and a little vomit know i feel weak and numbness in my arms and legs when moving around and feel light headed i have been going to the bathroom 4-5 times a day but it isnt diaherra
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May I know your age and gender?
User :   my fever has been 98 to 99.2
User :   male 38
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Do you have running nose, sorethroat, cough?
User :   stuffed up head eyes water and sore stomach which that is better today
Doctor :  
Ok
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How many times did you vomit?
User :   once just a little bit on friday morn
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Do you have breathing problems?
User :   no
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Does any one in the family or in your location have similar problems?
User :   i have diverticulits
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Ok
User :   my 2 boys had the flu they felt fine in a day and a half
Doctor :  
Ok
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Any body else in your location had similar problems?
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Do you have diabetes/hypertension?
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Are you there?
User :   no i was on nerve pills about six months ago to help deal with the lose of my dad
Doctor :   Ok
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I shall explain it to you.
Doctor :  
Your symptoms looks more like a viral infection.
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Viral infection are self limiting conditions.
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They generally regress over a period of 3 to 5 days.
User :   would amoxicialan 500mg work for this i have some of this
Doctor :  
You may have to take medications for symptomatic relief.
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Amoxycillin is an antibiotic.
User :   would that work
Doctor :  
It can be used just to prevent bacterial infection
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But the symptoms will regress only when the viral infection reduces.
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That would be over a period of 3 to 5 days.
User :   if its viral does it just have to run its course then
Doctor :  
Yes. it is
User :   thanks for your time
Doctor :   You may use paracetamol tablets for temperature control.
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Do you have any other query?
User :   no
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