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Dry cough getting worse with fever. Solution ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Dr XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Dr. XXXXXXX good afternoon
User:I have a little bit of dry cough this morning
User:It seems to be getting worse and I get the feeling that I am coming down with fever
User:Although the current temperature is normal
User:I think i contracted it from my colleague yesterday when she was coughing...
User:I was wondering if i could somehow prevent further deterioration of health
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Are you suffering with running nose, sorethroat, headache, bodyache, generalised weakness, etc?
User:general weakness: maybe a little no aches or running nose as such
User:no sorethroat either
User:i took a crocin this morning; also a spoonful of Asthalin expectorant...
User:I took it after breakfast
Doctor:No problem.
Doctor:Do you suffer with history of asthma or wheezing or allergies in the past?'
User:no. (i have sulfa allergy by the way!)
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:All ears :)
Doctor:Yes, it looks like you are developing upper respiratory infection.
Doctor:However similar symptoms also develop with allergies.
Doctor:Therefore it is important that you monitor the progress of symptoms now.
Doctor:Watch out for fever, shivering, worsening of bodyache, headache and weakness.
Doctor:In the meantime, continue with paracetamol whenever in pain.
Doctor:Take deep steam inhalation twice or thrice a day.
User:sure Dr. Thanks. ....any pre-emptive advice? any dietary restrictions?
Doctor:Drink warm water.
Doctor:Avoid cold and refrigerated food.
Doctor:Consume plenty of root vegetables.
Doctor:Root vegetables such as ginger and radish are helpful.
Doctor:Warm soups, hot tea prepared from the root vegetables can benefit you.
User:Ok, sure.
Doctor:You can also add vitamin C XXXXXXX food such as orange and sweet lime.
Doctor:If these fruits are not easily available, vitamin supplements - one tablet a day can also suffice.
Doctor:Rest well and do not strain much - they can worsen the condition.
Doctor:In addition avoid dust and other allergies.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Thank you so much Dr. Oh yes
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:I will follow them all; for now, no other queries. You rather covered them all! thank you!
Doctor:You are most welcome.
User:Good day Dr!
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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