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Having throat pain through infection and fever. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 08-Jul-2013
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User:Hi Sir
User:Good evening
Doctor:Good evening. Thank you
User:My query is regarding my wife's throat pain which seems to have originated from an infection
User:actually 3/4 days ago she felt some itching and she kind of tried to touch the area (inside mouth/throat) with fingers
User:then in the afternoon, the same day, she got pain in the throat and high fever
Doctor:I am sorry for that
Doctor:She might be suffering from pharyngitis
Doctor:Did you use any medications?
User:yes sir
User:she initially took only Combiflam but that relieved the pain for few hrs & the fever used to come back again
User:so she took an antibiotic also - Erythro-500
User:so far, she has taken 4 Erythro-500 & 6 combiflams
User:now since day before yesterday night, fever is gone
User:& the throat pain has also reduced almost 70%
User:but still some pain seems to be there which she feels mainly during eating & drinking...
Doctor:Ask her to do oral warm salt water gargling thrice a day
Doctor:And take only Paracetamol 500 mg instead of combiflam if she has pain or fever
Doctor:If it does not subside in one or two days then we need to examine her throat prescribe appropriate treatment by doing throat swab test
User:ok sir, thank you very much!
User:she is not having fever anymore
Doctor:Regarding Erythromycin, these are given after the cause is exactly made out. Since I haven’t physically examined her, it is inappropriate and unethical to prescribe you scheduled drugs.
User:should we still take the paracetamols?
Doctor:No.Only if she has pain or fever
Doctor:Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User:she has slight pain sir
User:so do you suggest to take a paracetamol tonight
User:if you could plz suggest a specifc paracetamol, otherwise, can we use one of 'Dolo-650','crocin','sinarest'?
Doctor:Any one is Ok. They are just trade names
Doctor:Not Sinarest, it is not just Paracetamol
User:ok sir, she will take Dolo-650 then
Doctor:crocin is good
User:ohh sure then, we'll go with Crocin
Doctor:Thanks for consulting. Please rate if you have time. Bye for now
User:sure sir, thank you very much for your help!
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