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Advice on allergic medication - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   heloo
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   he suggested me to have benadryl tab
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   checked with medical store
User :   here they do not have them
User :   suggest an aternate option
User :   additionally there seems to allergyic effect
Doctor :   Benadryl tablets contain antihistamines, useful for allergic symptoms.
Doctor :   hence was suggested.
User :   but local medical shop do not have them
User :   here
User :   since i had a chat with doc, now i have red spots in my hand as well
Doctor :   if you the benadryl tablet are not available, then you can use cetrizine tablet one tablet stat.
Doctor :   the medications can take some time to be effective.
User :   is cetrizine tablet name ?
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   Its the name of the tablet.
User :   and what should be the dose and for how many day
User :   s
Doctor :   The dose of the tablet is 10mg(comes in this single dose alone)
Doctor :   you can start off with one tablet now.
Doctor :   And repeat the medications at night today.
Doctor :   Follow up with one tablet each night for the next 3 days.
Doctor :   The drug can cause drowsiness too.
Doctor :   So watch out for them.
Doctor :   See a doctor, if your symptoms are severe. You will need injectable medications then.
User :   what would the reason for the inflation or swolanes
Doctor :   ?Inflation?
User :   i had to docs in my last chat that between the time i had slept and woken up my lips got inflated (size had grown)
User :   post which the above medicine was suggested
User :   if can please refer my earlier chat with doc
Doctor :   Benadryl was suggested for allergic cause.
Doctor :   Not for the control of inflammation.
User :   also asked to take some multi vitamin tablets
User :   he / she.
Doctor :   I had a chat with you earlier too.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Like I had mentioned in my previous chat, the cause for the present symptoms is either due to allergy or inflammation secondary to infection.
Doctor :   Your present symptoms sound like an allergic one.
User :   ok
Doctor :   And the medications that I had suggested were all for an allergic cause.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Symptoms of infection are pain, severe redness allaround, peeling of skin.
Doctor :   If such symptoms develop then appropriate antibiotics are essential.
Doctor :   The rest of my advice remain the same.
User :   post your advice, there were red spots which came up on my hads
User :   hands
User :   i am going by the tablet right now suggested by you. If things do not change by evening
User :   i will again chat with you tomorrow
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no
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