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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   I got a strange prolem
Doctor :   ok
User :   i get cold every weekend
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   29 yrs / software prof / male / / married / No
Doctor :   since when are you having this problem?
User :   for few months now
User :   i get cold once a week
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   and it is bad for a day and gets better next day
User :   no other issue except for mild hypertension 140/85
Doctor :   ok
User :   on medication amlopin 2.5
Doctor :   are you taking any medication for hypertension?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any allergies?
Doctor :   or asthma?
User :   mild allergies
User :   used to have some breathing issues during cold couple of years back
User :   not any more
Doctor :   the cold could be due to mild temporary allergy
Doctor :   i suggest that you avoid cold weather, cold water and liquids
Doctor :   pets
Doctor :   and dust, pollution
User :   no pets. dont really go out in dust/pollution
Doctor :   also wear protective clothing when in winter
Doctor :   avoid traffic pollution as much as possible
User :   keep the car windows rolled up all the time
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any cough?
User :   not really
Doctor :   ANY NOSE BLOCK?
User :   have been sneezing badly since morning and chest is absolutely clear
User :   running nose, not blocked
Doctor :   i suggest that you do steam inhalation
Doctor :   it helps to relive the irritation a bit
User :   i have tried that but no use :(
Doctor :   ok
User :   team makes me feel good for 30 mins and after that it is back to square one
User :   tea*
Doctor :   have you got any investigations done
User :   like ?
Doctor :   Complete Blood Picture
User :   nnot sure what you mean. the normal health checks report all normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest that you get a Serum IgE test done
Doctor :   to know if its an allergy
User :   during the cold or anytime ?
Doctor :   if its an allergy the test will show high values
Doctor :   and you can be given medicine accordingly
User :   should I get it done only whn I have cold or I can get it done anytime
Doctor :   you can get it done anytime
User :   cool
Doctor :   We suggest to get the investigations done at an accredited and barcoded lab, like THYROCARE. You can find out the nearest location User :   arethere any tests that can detect asthama
Doctor :   this can detect asthma
Doctor :   Serum IgE
User :   :)
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else i can help you with?
Doctor :   are you there?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   will talk to you after I get the tests done
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   sure
User :   also I take azithral 250 when it gets too bad
User :   is it safe ?
User :   it works sometimes but not all times
Doctor :   i suggest that you take azithral only after prescription
Doctor :   its not safe to take antibiotics without
Doctor :   advice
Doctor :   thats because you have grown resistant to it
Doctor :   they have to be used in limited amount and the course has to be completed
User :   it was prescribed once and after that I take it on my own whenever it gets really bad
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   thats wrong
Doctor :   please never do that for your own safety
User :   but I complete the course most of the times
Doctor :   as that drug can never be used in you again
Doctor :   as the bacteria mmay have grown
Doctor :   resistant to it
Doctor :   it can be still harmful without prescription
User :   got it
Doctor :   how nmany days do you use it for?
User :   3 days
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the minimum course is for 5 days
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   good for now
User :   appreciate your help
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
Doctor :   bye
User :   take care
Doctor :   you too
Doctor :   bye
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