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Fever with throat infection during cold season - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Is it a bad idea to go ice fishing with a flu?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   I am Dr
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   hi Doctor
User :   I just woke up with a soar throat, a flu
User :   feel ok
Doctor :   Ok
User :   is it a bad idea to go outside in the cold .. will it make it worse?
User :   ice fishing
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Please dont take me wrong, But let me advise you on this.
Doctor :   It is as bad as venturing out for plague medicine in a plague hit city.
Doctor :   Please dont go out for ice fishing.
Doctor :   Strict Nos for Flu : 1. Cool drinks 2. Cold foods 3. Cold weather
User :   ok thank you
User :   how does it affect your body?
User :   the cold
Doctor :   It can precipitate into a Bacterial Infection after starting as Viral Flu or Cold.Can complicate into Sinusitis, Pharyngitis, Tonsillitis or Even Ear inection.
Doctor :   As the immunity status is lowered after the Flu, we become more susceptible to any small bacteria or microbe.
User :   what if i dress really warm .. and the ice fishing is in a hut with a heater?
Doctor :   Ok, Can you totally cover your face , nose and from the cold weather ?
User :   well inside the hut it should be not too cold .. but getting there .. could be a bit in the cold
Doctor :   If it is not mandatory, then I would suggest you to postpone the fishing till you completely recover.
Doctor :   It may hardly take you a week if you are using the correct medication and prevention protocols.
User :   ok perfect // thank you
Doctor :   Take care , Bye for now, Thank you for consulting me.
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