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What is the treatment for throat ache? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Feb-2014
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User:Hello Doctor
User:i am XXXXXXX
User:Doctor i have a throat ache
Doctor:hi XXXXXXX
Doctor:since when is it?
User:Its 2 days now doctor
User:Unable to talk much doctor
Doctor:I am sorry about it
Doctor:Did you take any medicine for the same?
User:I took Rantac doctor
Doctor:any other medicine?
User:I dont remember the name doctor it was in a yellow colored strip
Doctor:no problem
Doctor:Were you prescribed any antibiotic?
User:no doctor
Doctor:all right
User:I have been gargling
User:with warm water
Doctor:do you have fever, cold or cough along with the throat pain?
Doctor:gargling with plain water and nothing else?
User:salt as well doctor
User:slight cough doctor
User:from morning
Doctor:I suggest you to do gargling with Betadine mouth gargle thrice daily thoroughly for ten to fifteen minutes
Doctor:Along with this, Chew strespsils lozenges thrice daily or more times
Doctor:You can also take Tablet Dolo 650mg thrice daily after food for 2 days for relief of pain
Doctor:Are you following me?
User:is it a tablet doctor
User:or a mouth wash
Doctor:it is a mouth wash
User:this will cure the cough as well right doctor
Doctor:however, please observe for a day more
Doctor:if it is increasing, you will need antibiotics
Doctor:all right?
User:Can you suggest any antibiotics doctor
User:just in case
Doctor:I suggest my patients Tablet Azithromycin 500mg once daily for 3 days after food
Doctor:this usually takes care of the infection, if any
User:okay doctor
Doctor:all right
Doctor:get well soon
User:thank you doctor
Doctor:any more queries for now?
User:thats it for now doctor
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
User:bye doctor
User:Thank you doctor
Doctor:thank you too
User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:Welcome back
User:Doctor i just needed a small help
User:My friend is diagnosed with PAH
Doctor:Do you mean pulmonary artery hypertension?
User:yes doctor
User:What are the precautions and what can be done doctor
Doctor:Has he been evaluated by the doctor?
Doctor:may I know what treatment is he on?
User:and Pulmo pres doctor
Doctor:And is his symptoms under control?
User:not really doctor
User:still gets tired soon
User:and has trouble breathing
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Pulmonary artery hypertension is a condition that is similar to any person with blood pressure problems.
Doctor:Those dietary and physical activities that are recommended for a patient with blood pressure is also applicable to him.
Doctor:In general he should engage in mild to moderate exercise that is tolerable.
Doctor:Avoid too much salt and too fatty / calorie rich food.
Doctor:In addition to these since his symptoms are predominantly involving the lungs
Doctor:he should avoid any strenuous physical exercises and activities.
Doctor:Take precautions during cold and climate changes.
Doctor:If he develops nasal congestion, sorethroat and other respiratory problems he should take treatment at the earliest.
Doctor:If he hasn't taken flu vaccines, suggest him to take them.
Doctor:In addition to that, he should avoid high altitude, deep diving and other recreational activities.
Doctor:Above all, he should take his medicines religiously.
Doctor:have you followed?
User:yes doctor
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:is it life threatning doctor?
Doctor:It can cause serious troubles, but the problem can be kept under control.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:any other medicines doctor?
Doctor:There are few other medicines available to treat pulmonary artery hypertension. But bosentan is preferred by many doctors.
Doctor:Encourage him to continue the same.
User:that is enough doctor?
Doctor:I wouldn't not be able to confirm if he needs other drugs without an opportunity to evaluate and monitor him regularly.
User:is there any permanent cure doctor?
Doctor:It is better that his treating doctor answers this question.
User:or any operation
Doctor:As I said earlier this condition is similar to any person with high blood pressure. The difference being his symptoms are predominant on his lung. Heart can get involved further in some cases.
Doctor:Surgical remedies are tried for person who have lung and heart complications.
User:there have been several instances of fainting doctor
Doctor:Please note that the surgery doesn't reverse pulmonary artery hypertension.
Doctor:The fainting may be due to multiple reasons. It may be due to the medical condition per se or due to the medicines he is on.
Doctor:He should discuss the problem with his treating doctor and find the reasons for fainting.
Doctor:We can manage to prevent or treat fainting spells only when we know the cause.
User:Okay doctor
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
User:Thats all for now doctor
User:Thank you doctor
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:Bye doctor
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