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Fever and cold, some body pain, cough without flem, smokes, - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
User :   Am down with fever & cold
Doctor :   Hi
User :   whats best diet & which medicines should i take
User :   2 days
Doctor :   Ok
User :   also have some body pain
Doctor :   How long has the fever and cold been for now?
Doctor :   ok
User :   no phlem but got cough
Doctor :   Are you producing Phlem or cough?
Doctor :   ok
User :   no.. just normal colo
Doctor :   Is it yellowish in colour?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   How high is the fever? did you check the temperature?
User :   no but the fever is low after i took crocin last night....
User :   crocin is a paracetamol right?......
Doctor :   You can take simple medicines like Paracetamol for fever and anti-histamines for cold
Doctor :   ok
User :   any tablets for anti-histamines?
Doctor :   right
You can continue crocin,
Doctor :   you can take Tab. Allercet 10 mg at Night after food for 2 days
Doctor :   Do steam inhalation with Karvol plus thrice a day
User :   ok...fine...actually am not a medicine type i prefer foods which cure these cold & fever stuff than the medicine?....can u suggest me what kind of food/diet can keep my health good?
User :   ok
Doctor :   You should bland diet now until the fever subsides
Doctor :   Take simple Dal and rice
Doctor :   Do not take spicy food and cold food
Doctor :   Take porridge, bread, plain Upma
User :   wow.....great thanks Dr.
Doctor :   you can also take idlis
Doctor :   Do not take heavy meals
Doctor :   Thank you..
Doctor :   Is there anything else I may help you with?
User :   am a chain smoker.......i want to quit smoking....can u help me on this?
Doctor :   keep yourself warm with warm clothes
User :   10 - 15 days per day.....
Doctor :   Yes, Sure
User :   if am home with my parents i wont a smoke at all
Doctor :   How many do you smoke per day?
Doctor :   May I know the brand name?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok...
Doctor :   Put restrictions to your smoking yourself, Fix timings when you smoke.
User :   ok...
Doctor :   Like, One after breakfast, one after lunch, one after dinner, one during break time
User :   hmm..
Doctor :   Do not carry packets of cigarettes in your packet
Doctor :   You tend to smoke more when you have more
Doctor :   Try avoiding smoking early in the morning as soon as you wake up, it is very bad for health
Doctor :   Give yourself sometime, may be drink water, read paper and then smoke
User :   i wont smoke at morning i, i will start smoking after reaching office and then end it after dinner...
Doctor :   Try chewing Nicorette, it decreases craving
Doctor :   It is good that you do not smoke early in the morning
Doctor :   You can control smoking and it is personal motivation that matters.
User :   i can control by not smoking for one or two days but after the day smokes shoots upto 20 atleast
User :   bcos whenver am at my hometown with parents i wont smoke at all...
Doctor :   You can reduce it to 10 per day initially,
Doctor :   Keep a count of how many cigarettes you smoke in 24 hours
Doctor :   It is basically Psychological, Children do not smoke when parents are around.
User : i smoked only 3 till now since am ill...
Doctor :   Gradually start reducing the number of cigarettes you smoke
Doctor :   That is good
Doctor :   keep going like this
Doctor :   you can break the habit
User :   okay...thanks.....i will try as per u advice
User :   hmmm.
User :   no....
User :   thanks dr.
Doctor :   Try it , you will succeed
User :   thanks for helping me out
Doctor :   Is there anything else I may help you with?
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   I will be available for your follow up queries if any. Bye for now.
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