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Mouth ulcers. Cure? What does the tab Selenium do? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Mar-2013
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User:hellp doc
Doctor:How are you doing?
User:am doing great
User:guess am chatting with you for a second time now
Doctor:I remember
Doctor:did your headache get relieved?
User:remember i checked with you for headache!!
User:oh wow you remember !!
User:have reduced tea intake
Doctor:Ok, great
Doctor:did you try and destress?
User:went to eye check up also , he suggested eye vision is perfect and said the same - to reduce tea intake and has prescribed a tab called Selenium 10 mg to be consumed for 30 days in night after food
User:just wanted to check with you on what does this tab do?
Doctor:Its one of the minerals that is required in our body in very small quantities
User:is it actually advisable to have for 30 days? as i am not having any headache since i started having that tab for the past 2 days
Doctor:Its a nutritional supplement and we give it like a preventive measure
User:any side effects?
User:i developed mouth ulcers with it
Doctor:at the dose you are having, its safe
Doctor:Its not related to the selenium
User:is the pain subsided becasue of the medicine? what happens when i stop it after 30 days
Doctor:its possible that you have a co-existing B complex deficiency
Doctor:Its not related to the headache
Doctor:Actually, there are a lot of indications for this
Doctor:You would need to confirm with your physician why has he given this
User:mouth ulcer came the next day of having the tab
Doctor:its not related, I can assure you that
Doctor:Even if you stop the drug, nothing will happen
Doctor:Take plenty of fruits and vegetables
Doctor:and take vitamin B complex capsules, once a day
User:oh he gave the tab for headache only , and said to stop tea and eat properly
Doctor:till the ulcers become ok
User:ok doc
Doctor:Eating properly is a pre-reequisite XXXXXXX
Doctor:You'll keep on having multiple problems otherwise
User:ok doc.... will do
User:i understand doc
Doctor:try and destress
Doctor:The headache will go away
Doctor:and eat properly
Doctor:both is a must
User:can milk be a substitute for tea instead? he also asked me to reduce oil stuff and cheese
User:i do not have them often though
Doctor:you can take upto 500 ml of milk/curd in a day
User:okie ....
Doctor:If you exercise regularly, you can take them once in a while
User:which i dont!!
Doctor:You should
Doctor:You'll feel the difference
Doctor:Start with around 15 minutes in a day
Doctor:and gradually build it up
User:well!! thanks doc, will do for sure, just one more question; will brisk walking help in reducing weight
Doctor:sure Yes it will
Doctor:but you would need to do it for atleast 50 minutes
User:okie!! thanks Doc
Doctor:but eating properly is the most important thing
Doctor:eat every 2 hours
Doctor:a small meal like 1 idli, 1 fruit
Doctor:your metabolism will speed up
User:thats all for now, have a great day!! yes i will surely eat properly, will catch up with you for diet measures also, i need to reduce weight, will try your regime.
User:can i catch up with you on this tomorrow?
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