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Early symptoms of viral pharyngitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   I have slight pain in the throat due to cols
User :   cold
User :   Looks like a throat infection
User :   Is Althrocin 500 the right medicine?
Doctor :   do you have cough/bodypain
Doctor :   Did you get the Althrocin
User :   slight cough .. no bodypain
User :   I already bought it
Doctor :   fever
User :   but thought I would consult a doctor befor taking it
User :   not right now
Doctor :   Please dont take the medicine
User :   had headache earlier
Doctor :   its an antibiotic
User :   still have a little
Doctor :   no problem
Doctor :   you dont need to have an antibiotic right now
User :   okay .. what should I do then?
Doctor :   I would say it is start of viral pharyngitis
User :   okay ..
Doctor :   The altrocin has no effect on this
User :   what should I do then?
Doctor :   Immediately go for warm water with salt gargles
Doctor :   daily 3 times
Doctor :   Take sinarest tablet twice daily
User :   I usually do that only
User :   but unfortunately I stay alone in a single room, dont have a kitchen
Doctor :   You are at the start of infection
User :   Sinarest.. okay
Doctor :   go and get betadine gargles
Doctor :   from the pharmacy
User :   okay .. will do
Doctor :   and try with it
Doctor :   dont take tablets given by
Doctor :   pharmacy stores
Doctor :   bye
User :   just one more question
User :   out of curiosity
User :   what is althrocin used for then?
Doctor :   Altrocin is used for bacterial pharyngitis
Doctor :   with huge cough with yellow sputum
Doctor :   body pain
Doctor :   fever
Doctor :   ok bye
User :   okay .. thanks

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