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Cough, sore throat, throat pain, salt water gargle - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   go ahead with your query?
User :   suffering from throat infection
User :   what do i do about it
Doctor :   can you please elaborate the symptoms?
User :   little cough, sore throat, little pain
Doctor :   for how long you are having these symptoms?
User :   2 days
Doctor :   do you have fever?
User :   no
Doctor :   is it a dry cough or wet?
User :   dry
Doctor :   do you have any associated symptoms with it?
User :   no
Doctor :   what is your age?
User :   27
User :   but normally i take ceftas and atarax for such thing
User :   name of the medicines
Doctor :   were the drugs prescribed by doctor?
User :   yeah
User :   but this time i havent started taking it yet
Doctor :   by the history only it seems you have a normal flu but it is imperative that you be examined and run some tests so as to be able to diagnose the condition.
User :   ok
User :   so which all tests to get done?
Doctor :   for temporary relief i would suggest you to have salt water gargle as a home remedy that will improve your symptoms.
User :   o0k
Doctor :   Take a lukewarm water and add salt to it. Gargle it for 3 t o4 times.
User :   thank you
User :   ok
User :   so i ll come back in a day or two and will describe my condition
Doctor :   you need CBP, ESR tests to be done and also examination of you throat.
User :   ok
User :   but is it fine if i do it after 2-3 days of gargling
Doctor :   yes as long as you are comfortable it is fine.
Doctor :   and also common flu resolves by itself.
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes
User :   ok
Doctor :   did you follow what i said?
User :   thn how do i find you again?
User :   yes
Doctor :   you can log on anytime for chat, our doctors are available 24/7.
User :   so i again i ll ve to explain the same thing to them as well
Doctor :   there is no need to explain as your condition will be documented.
User :   ok
User :   thanks
User :   have a nice day
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   you too have a good day.
User :   :)
Doctor :   bye for now.
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