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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   My wife is having cough and throat pain for last 1 week. She is having cough syrup Bricarex, but the condition persists
Doctor :   Is the cough dry type ?
User :   Yes , but cough spits are of greenish color
Doctor :   is the sputum more in amount ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok, the greenish sputum indicates bacterial infection
Doctor :   i think she had an viral fever over which the bacterial infection into the lungs
User :   so what do you recommend ?
Doctor :   the sore throat and wet cough suggest me the above suspection
Doctor :   i advice her to gargle with CHLORHEXIDINE solution twice a day after food
Doctor :   for the cough she has to be placed on antibiotics
User :   can u please advise on which antibiotic?
Doctor :   I am sorry , the antibiotics need a written prescription
Doctor :   which is not possible now
User :   ok . Thank you . Do you advise visiting a physician ?
Doctor :   yes, for sure
Doctor :   he can help you with antibiotics
Doctor :   and its a must for her
User :   Thanks. I will schedule an appointment through fix an appointment service
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
User :   will do. Thank you for now
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
User :   Bye
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