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Medications for viral fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   How can i help you ?
User :   I'm a 21-year old male and last Wednesday I woke up with a sore throat. At first it wasn't too bad but as the day went on it got worse and I developed other symptoms like a headache, chills, diziness, and by the evening I had a temp of 103. I live alone and my doctor is about an hour away so I haven't really had time to go yet but I looked up the symptoms and they all pointed to strep. Today I woke up however and my fever was gone, along with all the other symptoms except my sore throat, which still hurts a lot. I was just wondering what's going on and if I can expect the pain in my throat to ease up a bit anytime soon. Thanks
Doctor :   Please give me couple of minutes to read your post
User :   no problem
Doctor :   Ok, your symptoms give me a idea of Viral fever
Doctor :   sore throat is the commenest
Doctor :   presentation in viral fever
Doctor :   due to super added bacterial infection
Doctor :   rarely to be due to strep
Doctor :   strep illness will be more severe
User :   alright also i forgot to add I don't smoke and I don't have a runny nose and I'm not coughing and sneezing
Doctor :   ok, i still consider viral etiology
Doctor :   i suggest you to do gargling with warm salt water thrice a day
User :   Alright thanks. With the other symptoms now gone how long do you think the sore throat will remain?
Doctor :   It can be expected to stay to around a week
Doctor :   you can also use CHLORHEX gargle solution for the same to get good relief
User :   alright thanks
User :   is there anything i should eat or drink?
User :   or not eat or drink for that matter?
Doctor :   Its better to avoid cold foods
User :   ok thanks. and last question, am I contagious still?
Doctor :   Yes , it is if you have sneezing
User :   alright well I'm not sneezing so that's good news
Doctor :   thats rite
User :   anyway thanks Dr. XXX. I appreciate your assistance
Doctor :   thanks for consulting, kindly provide your feedback
User :   will do
Doctor :   bye for now,
Doctor :   take care
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