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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   I seem to have severe throat infection...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long have you had this ?
User :   Started lightly on tuesday night..
Doctor :   ok
User :   but lots of pain from yesterday..
Doctor :   Do you have any sorethroat, cough, fever, body ache, headache, etc
User :   Sore throat cough, fever, body ache or headache so far
User :   but extreme pain
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   i would advise you use steam inhalalation & salt water garglisng for relief of symptoms
Doctor :   also u can use sinarest one tab thrice daily for 3-4 days for body pain, and reduction of inflammation
User :   OK..
Doctor :   if the symptoms do not come down, you may need antibiotics
User :   ok...
User :   It pains even if i open my mouth fully...
Doctor :   i understand
Doctor :   use the steps suggested by me, and you will have relief
User :   Is it OK to eat solid food?
Doctor :   yes, definitely
User :   cause it pains while swallowing..
User :   OK
Doctor :   for a few days, take ibuprofen 400 mg, instead of sinarest, which will reduce the pain significantly
User :   twice daily?
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok..
Doctor :   after the pain subsides, you can stop ibuprofen and take sinarest instead
User :   ok
User :   anything else Doctor?
Doctor :   nothing specific
Doctor :   but i would advice, you to see a doctor, if the symptoms do not improve
User :   alright, thanks
User :   sure
Doctor :   Do u have any other query?
User :   no thanks
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   and hope you get well soon
User :   thank you
Doctor :   bye for now and take care
User :   bye
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