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Medication for pain in neck near tonsils - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   DR xxx here
User :   Hello Dortor
User :   Doctor*
Doctor :   How can i help you, Mr XXXXXXXX ?
User :   was just feel some pain around near my neck
User :   a couple of inches below the tonsils area
Doctor :   ok
User :   on either side of the oesophagus
User :   had cold a couple of days back after which had some dry cough
Doctor :   do u have any other symptoms like fever, sorethroat, headache, etc ?
User :   no nothing as such
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i guess, you have acute pharyngitis, due to infection
Doctor :   this is very common and is easily treated
User :   how can I be sure of it
User :   do i need to consult anybody?
Doctor :   try salt warm water gargling, 4-5 times a day
Doctor :   which will sooth the area
Doctor :   also, take some NSAIDs, like brufen which will help the pain
User :   its a muscular pain
User :   and not in my tonsils area
Doctor :   you are having lymphnodes enlargements, which will also subside with brufen, which also helps muscle pain
User :   oh ok
User :   so whats the dosage i need to take
Doctor :   take some strepsils for your dry cough , as and when needed
User :   ok
Doctor :   brufen 400 mg will be enough
User :   and what about the Brufin
User :   how many of these should i take
Doctor :   take these meds for 3-4 days and the symptoms will subside
User :   ok will do
Doctor :   brufen 400 mg once or twice a day is ok
User :   can I get in touch with you directly the next time i want to discuss about this
User :   ?
User :   ok will do
Doctor :   if the symptoms, do not subside, then you may need some antibiotics
User :   ok
Doctor :   which you can get after prescription by your faily doctor
Doctor :   but the measures told by me will help in 90 % cases
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do u have any other query?
User :   nothing apart from this
User :   thanks alot
User :   n you have a great day
Doctor :   i hope i have solved ur query
Doctor :   thanks and take care ,
User :   Yes Doc... will eat the medicine right away
Doctor :   please feel free to leave ur feedback as u log out
User :   you too
User :   yes will do
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   bye
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