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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   My wife is not keeping well from last few days
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   She is having cough and we have been taking meds
User :   but there is no change in her coughing
Doctor :   Does she have any other symptoms?
User :   only coughing
Doctor :   Like fever, cold
Doctor :   Since how long is she having cough?
User :   she had a week back but now she only coughs
User :   from almost 10 days
Doctor :   Is it dry cough or productive?
User :   she has dry cough
Doctor :   1) Ask her to take steam after adding Karvol plus in the water 3 to 4 times a day
User :   ok
User :   and wud u prescribe any medication?
Doctor :   2) Give honey, lime juice added in half cup of warm water twice.
User :   ok
Doctor :   3)Give her Ascoril D syrup three times a day.
User :   Wont lime juice cause more cold?
Doctor :   4)Take proper diet
Doctor :   No with honey it would not
User :   ok :)
User :   I have one more query
Doctor :   Yes proceed
User :   wud u advise on hair loss?
User :   not mine...her's only
Doctor :   What is the type of hair loss, patchy or receding line
User :   patchy
Doctor :   Is it recently occuring?
User :   She is basically fromXXX
User :   and she is India since last 3 months
Doctor :   It can be due to many reasons as stress, pregnancy, hormonal imbalance etc
User :   but in these 3 months the hairfall is more
User :   she has been advise to tk contraceptive pills by the doctor in XXX
User :   so she has been taking it daily nite
Doctor :   Does she belong to XXX, sometimes change of place is a cause
User :   she ws told that she has hormonal imbalance
Doctor :   Ok
User :   yes...she belongs to XXX
Doctor :   Then probably this could be the cause
User :   so any suggestions?
Doctor :   1)Regular use of castor oil as hair oil prevents hair loss.
User :   ok
Doctor :   OC pills also have the side effect as hair loss
User :   She is using femilon
Doctor :   2)Apply a paste made from the seeds of lemon and black pepper on the bald patches.
User :   ok
Doctor :   3)Massage almond oil on scalp 2-3 times a day everyday as this will stop further hair loss
User :   ok
User :   2-3 times a day is not possible, since she is working
Doctor :   4)Take tab Biotin Forte once daily for few months
User :   but she can do it at nite, f thats ok
Doctor :   Fine whenever she can
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with
User :   one last question
User :   is femilon good to avoid pregnancy?
Doctor :   Any oral contraceptive if taken regularly is good for prevention of pregnancy
User :   But I am reading on net that it might be harmful
Doctor :   Every OC has some side effects as headache, leg pain, swelling but they are to taken after examination and recommendation of gynaecologist.
Doctor :   If no side effects are reporetd they can be continued.
User :   ok
User :   Biotin Forte 5 Mg. Without Zinc? Biotin Forte 3 Mg. With Zinc? which one to take?
Doctor :   Also you mentioned that she has hormonal imbalance so they are required
Doctor :   Take with Zinc
User :   ok...thanks a ton!
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
User :   It ws indeed a good experience!
User :   bye
Doctor :   thank you
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