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Fever, body ache, sore throat. Advice - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Afternoon
Doctor:I am Dr. XXXXXXX here.
User:good afternoon
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I am down with fever since yesterday evening
User:with body ace, sore throat
User:feeling cold also. I have taken D cold total
User:pls suggest
Doctor:Let me guide you.
Doctor:Viral infections and flu are very common in winter season.
Doctor:Still, it is important to see if you have any bacterial infections.
Doctor:Do you have cough with phlegm?
User:should i physically consult any doctor?
Doctor:Do you frequently get tonsillitis?
User:once in a month
Doctor:So, the present condition could be any of the following.
Doctor:Viral fever, pharyngitis, or tonsillitis.
Doctor:If it is viral fever,it will usually take around 1 week to clear off. And it does not require any antibiotics.
Doctor:But if it is pharyngitis or tonsillitis, it is important to have antibiotics.
Doctor:So, you need to visit a doctor for a most probable diagnosis.
User:then what medicine should i continue if its viral fever
Doctor:Meanwhile, you need to do the following to relieve you from your present difficulties.
Doctor:1. Tab. Calpol 650mg, one tablet, 3 times daily for 3-5 days.
Doctor:2. Steam inhalation with Cap. carvol plus.
Doctor:3. Warm Saline gargle at least 2-3 times a day.
Doctor:4. Avoid drinking cold water or refrigerated items.
Doctor:5. Drink plenty of water. At least 3 litres per day.
Doctor:6. Tab. Celin 500mg (Chewable tablets), one tablet, 3 times daily.
Doctor:Have you followed all my suggestions till now?
User:not all but ptns do. 2 & 3
Doctor:Ok. I will explain on points 2 and 3.
User:i have understood all the ptns and have started doing ptns no. 2& 3
Doctor:That is good you have started doing those. Even if all the steps are done, it takes around minimum of 5 days to get relieved.
Doctor:So please continue the same. If you are not at all feeling better in next days, please do visit your family physician to have a look at you.
User:do i need to take rest at home.If so then for how many days
Doctor:You will need to rest for at least 2 days.
Doctor:You should start feeling better by then.
User:thanks a lot doctor
Doctor:Hope I have cleared your doubts.
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you on?
User:I need to talk about my wife also
Doctor:Please proceed.
User:She is having pain in her both palm
User:two three of her fingers feel as if they have become stiff
User:she is not able to fold her hands properly
Doctor:May I know her age?
User:29 even she cannot use the knife
User:the situation worsens in the winter
Doctor:Since how long she has been facing this problem?
User:she has been diagnosed with vitamin d deficiency and thyroid
User:the problem is since two years
User:but this year the problem has worsened
Doctor:Is she on supplementation for both?
User:topcid 40 and calcirol XXXXXXX for vitamin d
Doctor:Did you mean hypothyroid or hyperthyroid?
User:and thyoxine 100g for thyroid
User:recently she had her tsh test
User:it was within the normal range
Doctor:Let me explain.
User:2.91 ulu/ml
Doctor:The difficulty in folding the hands could be due to different reasons.
Doctor:First, as you said, it could be due to hypothyroidism.
Doctor:Another factor to be ruled out in your wife's case is about other hormones.
Doctor:It is important to check out with an endocrinologist to see if her other hormone levels are within the normal range.
Doctor:If she is getting other joint pains, it is important to rule out rheumatoid arthritis too.
User:no there in no pain in other joints
User:and test for arthritis has also been done
Doctor:Fine. So most probably, it could be due to hypothyroidism.
Doctor:If her thyroid levels stay at optimum for sometime, then she should be getting better with the hand joints.
User:regarding vitamin d supplements shld they be continued
Doctor:It is fine to continue the vitamin D supplements based on the investigation levels.
User:for how much time'
Doctor:It could vary from period of 2 months to 6 months. Or it could be continued, if the examining physician feels that it is needed to continue.
User:thanks doctor
Doctor:Hope I had been able to help you
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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