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Sore throat, minor headache and hot flashes. Pregnant?

Hello, I have been feeling ill for the last 3 days now it started with a sore throat , like in the glands area it doesn t hurt when I eat or drink just sallow or spitting. I have a minor headache on and off and and have hot flushes, my stomach is playing up as well I can eat but after feel ill for a while. I thought I could be pregnant but have just been on my period this actually started the day after my period but it only lasted for two days when it normally is 4 days. I just wanted to know if you could help me get myself back to normal. Thank you.
Asked On : Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi!!!Its a mild upper respiratory tract infection along with gastritis.I would suggest you to go for saline luke warm water gargle as number of times you can in a day and make sure that you do it before bedtime. Salt acts as a mild antiseptic, and also draws water out of mucous membranes in the throat, which helps to clear phlegm. Dissolve a half-teaspoon salt in a glass of warm water, gargle and spit out. Repeat up to four times a day.
Alternatively, gargle with a baking-soda solution. Dissolve one-half teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of warm water.The gargle should be quite relieving,but even if it doesn't subside than an antibiotic coverage is suggested as for example Tab Azithromycin 500mgs,once dialy for 3 days and Tab.Paracetamol 500mgs if you really can't tolerate the headache.
Take vitamin C three times a day. Whether your sore throat is caused by a cold, the flu or strep, this vitamin will help boost your immune system and fight off infection. Reduce the dose if you develop diarrhea. Hot lemonade with honey can also relieve pain. Combine the juice of half a lemon with hot water.
Drink lots of water,avoid cold stuffs till you are away with your sore throat.Don't take spicy food to avoid gastric upset.Include Tab Ranitidine,half an hour before food,twice dialy for a weekThis should do away your symptoms.
Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Chandana Krishna's  Response
It looks like a upper respiratory infection.thats it.
Because of systemic spread you are feeling weak and nauseous.
You need to take anti-inflammatory medications and antibiotics.
It is probably associated with mild need to take ranitidine before food.
Take rest and plenty of fluids. Eat fruits, healthy food.
Avoid junk food.
You will be alright.
Thank you
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