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Having throat pain and hoarseness. Difficulty in swallowing. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Sep-2013
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User:Hi Dcotor
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:I am chatting for my wife..
Doctor:Please go ahead your query
User:She had throat pain for the last one week for last one week
User:especially in the morning.
User:No, throat pain somewhat got subsided, but hoarseness started
User:Hoarseness is worst in the morning..
Doctor:Does she have any fever?
User:it will be okay at the end of the day
User:this is the condition...
User:what u suggest
User:hello doctor
Doctor:I need to know some more details to come to a conclusion
User:ok..ask me pls
Doctor:Does she have fever?
User:only throat pain
Doctor:Any sputum production?
User:a little when wake up
Doctor:Any chronic medical problems like allergies, asthma, hypothyroidism etc?
Doctor:What colour is the sputum?
User:normal color
Doctor:Has she had similar problems in the past?
User:no..first time
Doctor:Does she have acidity or burps?
Doctor:Does she have difficulty swallowing?
User:ya..a little
User:frm ystrday
Doctor:Any recent episodes of speaking loudly for example in a music concert or yelling at kids?
Doctor:It seems to be a local inflammation or infection
Doctor:But it does not seem to be viral or even bacterial, since these tend to have a high fever etc
Doctor:I think she is improving
Doctor:Since it started with pain and now it is just hoarseness
Doctor:My recommendation will be to give her voice rest and semi-solid diet till she recovers
Doctor:It will hardly last for 2 or 3 days
User:ok doctor
Doctor:She can take pain-killers if she has bad throat pain
Doctor:Pain-killer like brufen 200 mg
Doctor:or naprosyn
Doctor:That should suffice for the episode
User:ok..thanks dctr
Doctor:Do you have any question here?
User:thnks dctr
Doctor:ok then
Doctor:take caer
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