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Experiencing cold and fever. Not cured by medicine. Effective cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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User:Hello Sir
User:I was not feeling from yesterday..
User:experiencing cold
User:and feverishness
Doctor:did u have nay recent travel ?
User:had medicines from pharmacy..for cold & fever
User:yes, but it was last weekend
Doctor:how many times did you have the medication ?
Doctor:and can u mention the name of the medication ?
User:from yeteday morning I am not well.
User:i had yesterday at 4pm one time
User:and then in the night after dinner one time
User:let me check the names of tablets.
User:dolo, zinetec,okacet
Doctor:do u happen to have cough, chest pain, shortness of breath, runny nose, blocked nose , fever, and other symptoms ?
User:i have runny nose, fever, light headache due to cold
Doctor:do u have a clear discharge ?
Doctor:or a greenish yellow discharge ?
User:yes, i have a clear discharge
User:only i have cold, sneezes, and light fever
User:so, i had above mentioned tablets yeterday evenening and night
Doctor:so , it seems to be due to a viral infection
User:it was ok till morning
User:but i have the same problem again from this morning
Doctor:i guess, you are not taking the medications , as directed by your doctor
Doctor:you need to take DOLO 3 TIMES A DAY , FOR 3-4 days
User:i didnt consulted docter yet. i just got medicines from pharmacy
Doctor:OKACET, can be taken once at night
Doctor:taking meds without the advice of a doctor is not a good thing , and thats the reason, you are taking ZINETAC, which is not needed
Doctor:this sort of seeking the pharmacists advice, results in wrong form of treatment
Doctor:anyway, continue DOLO and OKACET, for the next 3-5 days
Doctor:and all your symptoms should subside
Doctor:use saline gargling and steam inhalation, 3-4 times a day
Doctor:this will help in relief of all ur symptoms
Doctor:Have u followed my suggestions ?
User:this should be with hot water?
Doctor:steam inhalation is with steam produced with hot water ,
Doctor:saline gargling is done with warm water ( not hot water)
User:is there any doctors available for consulting today?
Doctor:you mean in person ?
Doctor:You can consult any ENT doctor or a General physician in your locality
Doctor:where do u reside ?
Doctor:We are based in bangalore, so meeting our doctors in person would be difficult
Doctor:I have informed the customer care , to contact you and get an appointment with a doctor of your choice in chennai
User:sure, i thought of opting the button. consult doctor in the homepage
User:so, it wouldnt work for chennai right?
Doctor:most of the consultations are online , via emails
Doctor:but appointments and physical examination can be done in person
Doctor:and that can be arranged by us
User:ok, how could I avail that?
Doctor:the customer care will contact you
Doctor:and will let you know
User:sure, thank you.
Doctor:you are welcome
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