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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my left nostril on the inside is so sore, it's been hurting all week, almost stinging, i kept thinking i was going to have a nose bleed and nothing, it's not blocked but i can feel stuff up there
Doctor :   hello
User :   hello
User :   can u read my concern @ the top
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   24
User :   female
Doctor :   any other symptoms are you having ?
User :   keep sneezing and had a slight headache
User :   but nothing else really
Doctor :   any fever ?
User :   no
User :   altho sayin tht i was unusually sweating today at wrk
User :   and i didn't even have a coat
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   now its been happening from a week now ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   cold cough ?
User :   a little bit of a cough
User :   but very mild
User :   thts been lingering for 2 weeks
Doctor :   headache ?
Doctor :   have to tried any medications ?
User :   no i haven't tried anything
User :   not sure what to try
User :   no no headaches really
User :   actually sat night had a miagrane
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is it blocked ?
User :   no it doesn't feel it i blow it reg and stuff comes out
Doctor :   well i think what could be the reason for this is what we call as crusting in the nose and that can be pretty painful
User :   whats tht
Doctor :   now what you need to do is to put saline drops in your nose
User :   ok
Doctor :   Dry nose or crusting occurring in nose can temporarily be due to recent cold or nasal infection
User :   ok
User :   can i buy drops over the counter?
Doctor :   yes you can
Doctor :   you should consume lost of water and liquids to keep the secretions flowing and avoid crust formation.
User :   i wouldn't say my nose is crusty?
Doctor :   but it is sore ?
User :   yes very
Doctor :   crusting is a broad term
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   basically what needs to be done is to give it moisture
Doctor :   and saline drops will do exactly that
Doctor :   dont worry its nothing serious
User :   great
User :   thnx
Doctor :   and you will see results in 2 days
User :   ok
User :   thanks
User :   do i get to save my left over minutes
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   i am sorry thats not possible
User :   how long have i had?
Doctor :   using steam inhalation will be also very helpful
User :   oh i can do that now
Doctor :   thats the best
User :   so it won't lead to sinusitius
Doctor :   you have about 8 mins left
User :   because i have had that before
Doctor :   do you get cold frequently ?
User :   well most of the time
Doctor :   well thats the most common cause
Doctor :   dont worry once you start the inhalation and the saline drops you will get relief
User :   great thanks
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care of your self
User :   u too
User :   bye
Doctor :   bye bye
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