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Medication for throat infection and fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have cold
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   please describe your symtoms in detail.
User :   hi.. running nose and cough
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, location, occupation, height, weight, details of past medical illness if any.
Doctor :   is there fever, sore throat, headache associated?
User :   age: 30, male, india, height: 172 cm, weight: 65 Kg
User :   throat pains
User :   and feeling feverish too
Doctor :   since how many days are you having these symptoms?
User :   been 2 days
Doctor :   is there cough associated? if yes, is there sputum production? or is it a dry cough?
User :   it's not dry cough.. have sputum
Doctor :   what is the color of sputum?
User :   green
Doctor :   the color of sputum suggest infection with anaerobic bacteria, you will require to be started on antibiotics to control the infection
Doctor :   i recommend you to get an examination done by ENT doctor
User :   ok.. can you suggest some antibiotics?
Doctor :   to look for infection whether it is in the pharynx or tonsils
Doctor :   and then depending on that and the extent of problem antibiotics will be given.
Doctor :   antibiotics are prescription medications, since I am not examining you personally, it would be unethical for me to prescribe you prescription medications. They should be given after exact cause is made out
Doctor :   1) take Tab Dolo 650 mg 2 times a day after food for fever and throat pain relief
User :   sure doctor
User :   thanks for your time
Doctor :   2) do warm salt water gargling 2-3 times a day, it will help in clearing infection faster along with use of antibiotic
Doctor :   3) Get and examination done by an ENT specialist, the green color sputum suggests infections that could lead on to widespread pneumonia if not controlled early.
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   ok. thanks.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please chat with our doctors 24/7 for medical queries. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   sure. bye
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