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What is the treatment for running nose and itchy throat? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Dec-2013
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Doctor:Hi
User:hello doc
User: XXXXXXX here
User:i have got very bad running nose and itchy throat
Doctor:ok
User:we went for team outing
User:and
User:i got running nose,continuous sneezing and itchy throat
Doctor:What other symptoms do you have?
User:tats all
Doctor:Any fever?
User:no
Doctor:Itchy eyes?
User:no fever as such
User:no itchy eyes
Doctor:ok
Doctor:It seems like allergy
Doctor:Do you get allergies?
User:i am bit allergic to dust
Doctor:ok
User:i do have tonsils
Doctor:You need antiallergic medicine
Doctor:Have you taken any medicine yet
Doctor:?
User:nope not yet
User:i took one levocitrizine.....
Doctor:ok
Doctor:Did it make you feel better?
User:nope
User:i took that since whenever i travel from bangalore to kerala
User:i get fever due to temp change
User:so i took that an hour ago
User:but no significant changes yet
Doctor:ok
Doctor:other medicines may cause sleepiness
User:what do i do now?
User:please do prescribe me some medicines
Doctor:ok
Doctor:Since it is nightime
Doctor:youcan take another medicine like allegra or benadryl
Doctor:What was the dose of levocterizine ?
Doctor:that you took
Doctor:since you should not overdose on antiallergic
User:levocitrizine tablet 5 mg
Doctor:ok
Doctor:I think you can take one dose of another antiallergic
User:aalegra and?
Doctor:Either allegra or bendryl
Doctor:both are anrtiallergics
Doctor:Maybe take allerga
User:ok
User:how many
Doctor:but it will have effect for 24 hrs
User:and when do i need to take
Doctor:120 mg once daily is its dose
Doctor:If you do not need to step out now
Doctor:you can take one tablet now
User:ok
User:i will buy that right away
Doctor:One more thing
User:and how many days do i need to take it
User:?
User:yes pls tell me
Doctor:benadryl is taken in the dose of 25 - 50 mg 3 - 4 times a day
Doctor:Thus benadryl will not cause drowsinees in the morning
Doctor:from night dose
User:benadryl is a tablet
User:?
User:or a syrup?
Doctor:both are same chemicals
Doctor:take any
Doctor:its available as both
User:i will go for allegra
User:i need to take that during night that
User:*right?
Doctor:yes
Doctor:Do you have any question here?
User:yes
User:it is a tablet right
User:?
Doctor:yes
User:cool
User:thanks doc
User:one more thing
Doctor:yes
User:for how many days do i need to continue with aalgra
User:?
Doctor:only till you have symptoms
User:i mean allegra
User:ok
User:cool
User:thanks doc
Doctor:do not take antiallergics when you do not have symptoms
Doctor:ok
User:ok
User:doc will keep that in mind
User::)
Doctor:ok
User:thank you for ur time
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
User:sure doc
Doctor:Take care
User:thanks doc
User:gn then
User:ending chat
Doctor:ok
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