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Cough, cold, running nose - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Have caught cough, cold, running nose
User :   can you please tell some medicatio
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age and since when are you having these symptoms?
User :   Age 26
User :   From yesterday
Doctor :   Are you having fever?

User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have other associated symptoms such as sorethroat, headache, body aches, generalised weakness?
Doctor :   Do you have any breathing issues?
User :   no breathing issue
User :   a bit sorethroat
Doctor :   Do you have history of allergies in the past?

User :   no
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes/hypertension?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   let me brief you.
Doctor :   From the description of your symptoms, you are probably having upper respiratory inflammation.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Its probably due to a viral infection.
User :   ok
Doctor :   I shall suggest you few measures that should help you.
User :   yes
Doctor :   1.Use Tab Sinarest two tablets a day for 2 - 3 days,
User :   ok
Doctor :   2. Avoid driving for an hour or two after taking this medications as it can cause drowsiness.
User :   ok
Doctor :   3. Avoid using cold and refrigerated food products.
User :   ok
Doctor :   4. Use salt water gargles twice or three times a day to help your sorethroat.
User :   ok
Doctor :   5. Watch out for new symptoms such as fever, increase in sorethroat, increase in the intensity of cough or presence of heavy sputum with the cough.
User :   ok
Doctor :   If you notice any of these symptoms, you will need antibiotics, and
Doctor :   in such cases, you will have to report to your doctor.
User :   ok
Doctor :   6. Lastly plenty of water and increased hydration with minimal physical exertion will play major role in recovery.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes..Thanks a lot doctor for your help...
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no
User :   Thankyou
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
User :   bye
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