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High ESR levels during an Infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Infections
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Am having cough for past 7 days. ESR has come 49
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   i am having mixed cough since last thursday
Doctor :   mixed cough?
User :   the doc advised azee,cetgel,farnocid and zedex along with gargle
Doctor :   Ok one minute
User :   for 3 days.....but as things did not improve advised for a blood test .
User :   the report has come......everything is normal except esr which is 49
User :   Ve done both CBC and ESR
Doctor :   Esr will be high because you have infection
Doctor :   You are on good antibitics
User :   but am unable to sleep coz coughing if starts does not end
Doctor :   You need to take cough syryp
User :   which one
Doctor :   Buy TUSQ cough syryp
Doctor :   take 2 teaspoons every 4-6 hors
User :   Is this and eosonophils the same
Doctor :   It will may you sleepy so sty at home
Doctor :   Please ask again?
User :   ok
Doctor :   It could be bronchitis or pENUMONIA
User :   no fever
Doctor :   Do you have fever?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no
Doctor :   Still it could be penumonia or bronchitis
User :   dont tell me
Doctor :   it will resolve in few days
User :   am meeting my famil doc in eve
Doctor :   Did I resolve your issues
Doctor :   Do u have any questions?
User :   is x ray also to be done
Doctor :   First try antibiotics for 5-7 days
User :   I have a dog at home i need to stay away from home
User :   From him
User :   Do I need to stay away from dog
Doctor :   No
User :   My voice shivers
Doctor :   I am not sure what kind of infections dog get
Doctor :   Better if it is viris, it can spread
Doctor :   So with that logic it is good maiataina a distance
User :   ok
User :   anything to do with food
Doctor :   I recommend Hot foods
Doctor :   Hot soups
User :   ok
User :   anything u want to ask
Doctor :   Do warm water garling with a pinch of salt 3 times a day
User :   ok
Doctor :   use strepsisls to keep the throat clear
Doctor :   If u get fever use colpol 650 mg
Doctor :   That is it at
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
User :   i am not having fever
Doctor :   Good to know that
User :   only dry cough
Doctor :   If it is only dry cough, it is simply viral
Doctor :   and you may require a symptomatic cough syrup
Doctor :   and may be antibiotic to prevent bacterial infection
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