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Have cold, fever, allergic. Are they common? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Doctor:How are you?
User:i catch cold really frequently
User:follwed by fever
Doctor:where are you based?
User:last time i consulted a doctor he said it my be due to allergies to dust or pollen
Doctor:allergies are exceedingly common
Doctor:due to the high humidity levels
Doctor:There are a few things you can do to prevent this problem
User:but i m not exposed to much dust
Doctor:still, the weather is like that
Doctor:its a very common complaint
User:could it be the issue with my immune system
Doctor:I dont think so
Doctor:There are a few things I would want you to do
Doctor:first is keep yourself warm
Doctor:even if you're not feeling cold in office, wear a jacket when you enter and leave especially
Doctor:Second, take steam inhalation twice a day
Doctor:For this, boil a pot of water
Doctor:Cover it with a towel and inhale the steam
Doctor:Third, have tulsi and ginger tea
Doctor:Both have important role for allergies
Doctor:Fourth, keep your house and your workstation very clean
Doctor:Its preferable to use a vacuum cleaner if you can esp at home
Doctor:Also, wash your bed sheets in hot boiling water and change your pillow cases frequently
User:it leads to fever also is that normal ??
Doctor:actually, what happens is that allergies are frequently complicated by infection
Doctor:The infection leads to fever
Doctor:Another important thing is to have citrus fruits like orange, mausambi
Doctor:and maintaining a healthy lifestyle by eating on time and exercising regularly is also important
User:my sleeping habbit is kinda improper i get less sleep at night
Doctor:You have a problem falling asleep or staying asleep?
User:staying asleep for long
User:i wake up like after every 3 4 hours
Doctor:Is there something which is troubling you or are you under a lot of stress?
User:no not really
Doctor:Do you exercise regularly?
User:yeah i go to gym like 4 days a week and workout for 45 mins
Doctor:Do you generally feel well and happy?
User:yeah most of the time
Doctor:Then Gagn you may have a sleep disorder which needs treatment
Doctor:The treatment involves drugs called benzodiazepines
Doctor:These are prescription drugs and you would need to see your physician for that
User:do i need to undergo some tests before taking that drugs
Doctor:They are generally safe
Doctor:The only drawback is that people get addicted and find it difficult to stay asleep when we stop the drugs
User:oh ok
User:i was treated for GBS like 5 years back could that be an issue
Doctor:Thats why we avoid these drugs in general
Doctor:Its not related to that
User:no i mean the cold and fever thing could that be related to GBS cause after that only it became frequent
Doctor:GBS is an autoimmune disorder which is fully curable
Doctor:It is not related to this
Doctor:In very less percentage of cases, it will cause long term problems
Doctor:and those problems are like paralysis, sensory issues etc
Doctor:Not sleep issues, cough , cold etc
User:oh ok thanks for the response doctor
Doctor:Is there anything else I can hep you with?
User:no thanks a lot
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Have a good day ahead
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