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Diabetes, 62 year old, flu, running nose - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi my dad is a 62 year old with diabetes
Doctor :   How can I help you?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   he had the flu last week and was fine for a day. then 2 days ago, the runny nose started again. it's running non-stop though he's been taking polaramine
Doctor :   Ok
User :   is it just a normal thing?
Doctor :   Is he running fever?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   It's not normal, but its not a concerning problem yet.
User :   ok
Doctor :   The present symptom that he has is consistent with upper respiratory inflammation
Doctor :   which probably may have occurred due to viral or allergic cause.
Doctor :   It should settle down.
User :   ok
Doctor :   However because of his age and diabetic state, things can get nastier.
Doctor :   Hence if he develops fever, headache, vomiting
Doctor :   you will need to see a doctor.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
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