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Precautions for swallowing difficulty due to severe cold - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Average Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   how are u?
User :   hello
Doctor :   im fine
User :   hello, how are u?
Doctor :   good thankx
User :   ok...iv suddenly caught a terrible cold and its badly affecting my throat
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   since when
User :   in about 3 days
Doctor :   do u have fever/headache/cough?
User :   but its quite common for me to get these sort of cold attacks
Doctor :   ok
User :   no fever but slight headachs
Doctor :   any particular season u have cold
User :   i guess the polution also adds to it...
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   do u feel heaviness of head when u bend?
Doctor :   so u have sore throat as well
User :   currently the whether is sweltering..and a couple a evenings ago i took a bath and went to sleep under the direct blast ogf the AC
User :   yes
Doctor :   do u allergies/asthma?
Doctor :   do u have allergies?
User :   none of these
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: ;Gender; Occupation: ; Location: ;
Doctor :   do u have pain when u swallow
User :   did u get my previous message of age/gender/occ/loc?
Doctor :   no
User :   im 27 yrs/Male/ xxxxxjob/ xxxxx
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   do u have pain when u swallow
User :   27 yrs/male/ xxxxxjob/ xxxxx
User :   a little pain when i swallow
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   any sputum/if so which color?
Doctor :   r u there
User :   yes im am there
User :   ive sent a couple of messages i hope ur got them
Doctor :   do u get any sputum ,if so which color
Doctor :   no i didnt get any msg
User :   sputum...yellowish white
Doctor :   since how many days ur getting
Doctor :   sputum i mean
User :   i usually get it every morning as soon as i wake up...but it clears off abter brushing...but since the last 3 - days its been persistent
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   probably u got throat infection along with cold
Doctor :   so yellow sputum
Doctor :   and head ache as well
Doctor :   try avoid taking icecreams,curds, this will worsen ur cold
Doctor :   are you there ?
User :   i consume curds during lunch
Doctor :   please avoid taking curds for a while until u get better
User :   i do not eat ice creams
Doctor :   good
User :   the throat infection keep relapsing periodically
Doctor :   k
User :   its been happening since the last couple of years
Doctor :   ok
User :   are there any more questions that i need to answer before i get a prescription
Doctor :   ok AAAAAAA after listening to ur history
Doctor :   i could arriveat few posibilities about ur problem
Doctor :   they could be
Doctor :   allergic pharyngitis
Doctor :   with secondary infections
Doctor :   or tonsilitis
User :   k
Doctor :   to get an exact picture, u need a physical examination by ENT specialist and couple investigations done
Doctor :   u may need antibiotic prescription
Doctor :   for now
User :   ok
Doctor :   u do salt water gargles three to four times a day
Doctor :   ]warm water
User :   ok
Doctor :   u can take cheston cold tablet three times day
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say when done. this form I send, and say when done.
Doctor :   if ur nose is blocked
Doctor :   u can do steam inhalation with carval plus vasocaps
Doctor :   r u there
User :   are these tablets available over the counter?
Doctor :   carval plus is avaiable over the counter
Doctor :   It seems that you have moved out of the chat window, Please get back if you need any medical advice
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