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Fever and perisistent cold - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I moved to XXX about 4 months ago now. A little over a month ago I developed a cold, which many people in the village I'm in also contracted. They are all well now, but I still have a consistent lingering cough and sinus drainage. I have taken a prescription of Amoxicillin and have tried hot teas, cough drops, etc... but nothing seems to help.
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hello
Doctor :   ia m DrXXXhere
Doctor :   give me a min
User :   It's nice to meet you..
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   nice to meet you too
Doctor :   so now how long has it been with the cold ?
User :   6 weeks with the cold.
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please
User :   27, female
Doctor :   any fever ?
Doctor :   what all other symptoms you having ?>
User :   Just enough sinus drainage to continue coughing.
Doctor :   and what all medications are you on
Doctor :   ?
User :   Nothing now..
User :   I took the antibiotic at week 2 and it helped alot, but the coughing has continued
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   did you took the complete course ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok since you have already taken the antibiotics
Doctor :   now i would like to to take a another approach
User :   ok
Doctor :   Lemon is the most important among the many remedies for common cold. It is beneficial in all types of cold with fever. Vitamin C-rich lemon juice increases body resistance, decreases toxicity and reduces the duration of the illness. One lemon should be diluted in a glass of warm water, and a teaspoon of honey should be added to it. This should be taken once or twice daily.
User :   I've already tried it..
User :   and am still doing it daily.
User :   Ginger as well
Doctor :   Garlic soup is a way to reduce the severity of a cold, and should be taken once daily. The soup can be prepared by boiling three or four cloves of chopped garlic in a cup of water. Garlic contains antiseptic and antispasmodic properties, besides several other medicinal virtues. The oil contained in this vegetable helps to open up the respiratory passages. In soup form, it flushes out all toxins from the system and thus helps bring down fever. Five drops of garlic oil combined with a teaspoon of onion juice, and diluted in a cup of water, should be drunk two to three times a day. This has also been found to be very effective in the treatment of common cold.
Doctor :   any relief "?
User :   No..
Doctor :   it looks then more of a viral etiology
Doctor :   have you got any tests done ?
User :   No.. I'm not close to any western doctors or medicine here..
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   so no access to antibiotics ?
User :   Only what I brought with me..
User :   I have another dosage, but I don't want to use it if I don't need to
Doctor :   well i suggest you do
User :   ok
User :   Thanks so much.
Doctor :   viral take time
Doctor :   i am sorry but you need to control it
Doctor :   keep on taking the natural way too
User :   Ok...
User :   I will do both.
Doctor :   ok
User :   Thanks again.
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