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Frequent throat infections, fever, joint pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   please proceed with the query.
User :   Hi Doctor , I am 27 years old , 5 feet 11 inch , 68 kgs.
User :   Medical History I was suffering from one side headache few years back My throat gets frequently infected during cold weather.. My profession is Software Egg, most of the day i working sitting in one place, I do not exercise.Nowadays I feel lot of tiredness and sleepiness in the office, I yawn very frequently. I have developed dark circles under my eye. I feel pain in the joints. Can you please guide me to improve my health condition and gain more weight.
Doctor :   Do you still have headaches?
Doctor :   Are you there.
Doctor :   ok, you have joint pain.
User :   no i dont have it nowadays
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you drink boiled water.
User :   but throad infection i get frequently followed by fever
Doctor :   Shall we discuss about your joint pain first.
User :   ya joint pain and tiredness
Doctor :   How many joints does it affect.
User :   ya from past one month i have started drinking boiled water
User :   ok
Doctor :   ok, yo do not do any form of exercise too.
User :   knee and ankel
Doctor :   It is better you go walking everyday.
Doctor :   Does it increase in the morning or during cold.
User :   no , i do not excercise
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have family history of arthritis.
User :   only during cold
Doctor :   Is there any swelling in the joints.
User :   no
User :   no
Doctor :   You can do the following tests for joint pain.
Doctor :   ESR, CRP,RA factor.
Doctor :   and go for daily walks.
Doctor :   Use hot water bag when you have pain or apply volini gel.
Doctor :   those are blood tests.
User :   ???? what are those
User :   ok
Doctor :   Next for your throat pain too this ESR test is useful.
Doctor :   Regarding the infection levels.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Use only boiled water, do not drink fruit juices or uncooked food or water outside.
User :   yes
Doctor :   Avoid cold foods, fruits, icecreams
Doctor :   avoid fruits like banana, guava, seethaphal
User :   ok , is there any fruit in specific
User :   ok
Doctor :   Take warm food , hot beverages, soups especially in cold weather
Doctor :   Still if it persists you will have to do throat examination and check for tonsillitis.
User :   sure
User :   ok
Doctor :   Next regarding your tiredness and dark circles.
Doctor :   it looks like you do not have good undisturbed sleep
Doctor :   by doing physical exercise in the morning, your sleep will improve
Doctor :   keep a fixed time for sleeping and geting up.
User :   ok
Doctor :   avoid excess tea and coffee
User :   ok
User :   sure
Doctor :   do not use the bedroom for working or watching tv
Doctor :   only for sleeping.
User :   ok
Doctor :   do not allow external noises like ticking clock in room
Doctor :   try doing meditation everyday for 15 min
Doctor :   take hot bath before sleeping if possible, it helps most of the time
User :   ok
Doctor :   I am sure all this will help you out.
User :   sure
Doctor :   PPBS,FBS
User :   ok , one more thing , what test should i have to take to check diabetes , because i eat lot of sweets
Doctor :   You should not eat much.yes it is most of the times sometimes heriditary.
User :   is sweets and diabetes related
User :   aer these also blood tests
Doctor :   We have expert dietician who will help you with diet plan.The blood tests i have mentioned above.
Doctor :   Do you have any more queries.
User :   ok sure..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   kindly login for further medical queries.
User :   nothing thanks
User :   sure thank u
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