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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, If there is headache frequently on one side or both side then what must be the reason

User :   Hi, If there is headache frequently on one side or both side then what must be the reason
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   May i know if u have had any investigations done
User :   No
Doctor :   may i know ur age, weight, height, occupation ?
User :   Actually I dont have problem
User :   my brother has
Doctor :   bilateral headache is due to stress and is caled tension headache

User :   His age is 25
User :   wight around 65 Kgs
User :   ok
Doctor :   stress at work or family issues are the most common causes at young ages
User :   yes usually after coming from office
Doctor :   he should use some ibuprofen for the pain , as and when needed
User :   ibuprofen?
Doctor :   and try to relax, and sleep for 30 min, so that the pain subsides
Doctor :   avoid TV for long time and avoid too much of cofee, tea, smoking etc
User :   ok
Doctor :   ibuprofen 400 mg as needed will help
User :   ok
User :   is there any sideaffect of ibuprofen
Doctor :   no

User :   Actually when he was 4 years old then hid head was very badly injured
Doctor :   nothing at this dosage and when taken once a day
User :   Can this be the reason
Doctor :   thats not the cause of headache after so long
User :   ok
User :   One more problem regarding me
Doctor :   sure , proceed
User :   Actually I have a motion problem
Doctor :   ok
User :   Sometimes I have constepation and sometimes loose motion
Doctor :   may i know ur age ?
User :   yes sure
User :   24
Doctor :   take snough fluids and avoid junk food
User :   Usually after taking food I need to go bathroom
Doctor :   change ur dietary habits which will help u to over come ur issues
User :   thats why I think I m very weak and lean
Doctor :   at this age, there is no major reason to worry
Doctor :   eating at regular time and avoiding skipping meals are important
User :   I mean what in breakfast, lunch and dinner i shud prefer
Doctor :   also, do a stool analysis , which will help to rule out malabsorption issues
Doctor :   u can have regular food, that u have,
Doctor :   take 2-3 serving of fruits with high fibre intake
Doctor :   cabbage, cauliflower, soya bean, cereals, etc are good
User :   shud i need to avoid tea and coffee
Doctor :   u can take them once or twice daily

User :   ok...I usually take twice only
Doctor :   thats ok
User :   Any other suggestions???
Doctor :   avoid junk food and fast foods
User :   Doctor, if i dont eat anything for sometime then my mouth starts stinking
User :   Is this due to my stomache problem only?
Doctor :   thats coz, u dont produce enough saliva

Doctor :   lack of secretions can cause foul smell
User :   So whats the solution for this?
Doctor :   i will advice u to see a dentist who will check ur teeth
Doctor :   and gums and screen for any dental caries as well
User :   My teeth is alright
Doctor :   drink or sip some water from time to time to keep moisture in the mouth
Doctor :   avoid too much sugary fluids, coke, pepsi, etc
User :   No but after drinking water also sometimes it stinks
Doctor :   then, it could be an infection in the tonsils or the throat glands

Doctor :   And its not good to ignore it
User :   ok..then what to do?
Doctor :   U can use some mouth freshners for the time being
User :   ok..but what is the permanent solution?
Doctor :   and see a ENT doctor, to get your mouth and throat evaluated
Doctor :   one more cause, would be gastritis as well
User :   yes that what I am suspecting
Doctor :   for that u can take antacids and prescription medications, which the ENT doc can prescribe as well
Doctor :   gastritis is a common condition and can be treated with gelusil MPS 3 TSP 3 TIMES DAILy after food
Doctor :   and u can take Omex 20 mg twice daily 30 min before food
Doctor :   this will help the symptoms and help u feel better
Doctor :   Do u have any other query ?
User :   no thats it Dr
User :   Thanks for the suggestions
Doctor :   u r welcome

Doctor :   please leave ur feedback as u log out,
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   Dr May I know ur qualification please
Doctor :   I am an Internist,

Doctor :   (General medicine)
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   u r welcome
Doctor :   bye and have a good day
User :   bye
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